fnatic win ESWC 2014

fnatic came out on top of ESWC 2014 after a straight 2-0 win against LDLC (16-10 de_inferno, 16-11 de_cache) for $20,000, while LDLC have to settle for second place and $15,000.

fnatic started off strong on map one, de_inferno, which was LDLC's pick, getting a quick 4-0 lead as the Frenchmen tried to forcebuy twice in a row after a lost pistol.

LDLC were getting back on track slowly but surely, although halfway through their Counter-Terrorist side, Olof "⁠olofmeister⁠" Kajbjer put them on the back foot as only his scout shredded the defence.

Also thanks to that, fnatic were able to get an 8-7 lead on the less favoured side despite Vincent "⁠Happy⁠" Schopenhauer's stellar performance. The teams exchanged a few rounds at the beginning, but it was fnatic who stormed through map one soon after at 16-10, 1-0.


fnatic take a second victory in a row 

After switching over to fnatic's choice, de_cache, the Swedes' performance was as good as ever even though LDLC won the initial pistol, as well as both anti-ecos afterwards.

LDLC were only able to get one more round out of the remaining twelve, as Freddy "⁠KRIMZ⁠" Johansson showed up in the same form as throughout the whole tournament, leaving little room for LDLC to breathe.

When the last week's FACEIT champions got the second pistol and LDLC couldn't come up with enough in the anti-ecos, it seemed like the match would be over soon.

The Frenchmen did not want to give up, as they got five rounds in a row before fnatic found a recipe against the defence, and took match point at 15-9. Only two rounds were holding them back from the trophy and the $20,000 cheque, taking a second victory in a row after FACEIT League Season 2 Finals.

ESWC 2014Best of 3
Matchpage
2
0
2nd November 2014
16
Inferno
10
16
Cache
11

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
54 - 33 +21 - 1.43
40 - 30 +10 - 1.18
42 - 34 +8 - 1.16
44 - 33 +11 - 1.15
25 - 37 -12 - 0.71
 LDLC K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
37 - 40 -3 - 1.00
39 - 41 -2 - 0.96
34 - 42 -8 - 0.89
32 - 43 -11 - 0.76
25 - 39 -14 - 0.66

ESWC 2014 final standings:

1. Sweden fnatic - $20,000
2. France LDLC - $15,000
3. Poland Virtus.pro - $10,000
4. Ukraine Na`Vi - $5,000
5.-8. Denmark dignitas
5.-8. France Titan
5.-8. United States iBUYPOWER
5.-8. Ukraine HellRaisers
9.-12. United States Cloud9
9.-12. Portugal k1ck
9.-12. Denmark CPH Wolves
9.-12. Europe mousesports
13.-16. Norway London Conspiracy
13.-16. Germany Planetkey Dynamics
13.-16. Sweden NiP
13.-16. Bulgaria GPlay
17.-20. China pow
17.-20. Portugal AlienTech
17.-20. Brazil KaBuM
17.-20. Finland 3DMAX
21.-24. South Africa eNergy
21.-24. India Virtual Impact
21.-24. France Platinium
21.-24. Japan Cipangu.GO

[eswc]

France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
295
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
245
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
230
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.62
Easy peasy, congrats Fnatic! Well deserved!
2014-11-02 16:56
10 replies
so fast :(
2014-11-02 16:57
8 replies
NIP 13-16 :( so bad
2014-11-02 17:00
6 replies
lmfao in the same position as gplay, pkd and lc .. below cphw & kick .. thats so bad
2014-11-02 17:05
2014-11-02 17:05
3 replies
#98
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Russia jjh
this is standings by team rating, cloud9 1st. yeah, ok...
2014-11-02 17:08
1 reply
HAHA c9 only got to play poop teams and VP and LDLC KEK
2014-11-02 17:09
#102
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Costa Rica Gomezio
LOL -48 in rounds on 5 maps :D
2014-11-02 17:08
The 2 biggest disappointments were NiP and 3DMAX
2014-11-02 18:19
So strong :o
2014-11-02 20:26
13.-16. NiP graz!
2014-11-02 18:25
expected
2014-11-02 16:57
shox should carry moar
2014-11-02 16:56
n1
2014-11-02 16:56
#7
NEO | 
Poland RuN[t]
sad for LDLC :'(
2014-11-02 16:57
noobs
2014-11-02 16:57
#9
m0nt | 
Australia m0nt
rip
2014-11-02 16:57
GG
2014-11-02 16:57
GGG
2014-11-02 16:57
NOW WIN DHW PLS
2014-11-02 16:57
20k so ez
2014-11-02 16:57
fnatic vs. Natus Vincere 5-16 navi top1 world confirmed
2014-11-02 16:57
1 reply
VP beat Na'VI 2-1. Cloud9 beat VP 16-11. Cloud9 top1 confirmed kappa.
2014-11-03 12:21
ez
2014-11-02 16:57
deserve
2014-11-02 16:57
h
2014-11-02 16:57
gj guys top 1 2k14 4sho
2014-11-02 16:57
welcome to France
2014-11-02 16:57
6 replies
revenge from dh stockholm ahahahaha
2014-11-02 17:08
At least there is a french team in the final ;)
2014-11-02 17:21
4 replies
hahahahah fuckin mad
2014-11-02 18:53
2 replies
atleast they made it out of groups and wont disban.
2014-11-02 20:15
seems u're mad even more
2014-11-02 20:30
this thing came in my mind first :D sadly no edited pic tho xD
2014-11-02 20:29
#23
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Russia jjh
NIP 13-16 LOL
2014-11-02 16:57
1 reply
2014-11-02 17:06
mousesports > NiP at lan confirmed
2014-11-02 16:58
Gg easiest skinns of my life. Thx French Fanboys <3
2014-11-02 16:58
NiP top16 confirmed.
2014-11-02 16:58
gg
2014-11-02 16:58
ldlc couldnt hit shit today :/
2014-11-02 16:58
n1
2014-11-02 16:58
fnatic top1 now.
2014-11-02 16:58
Congratz to fnatic for picking up olofm and kRIMZ, the two best players of the tournament. Changes are good.
2014-11-02 16:58
gg!!!
2014-11-02 16:58
gg
2014-11-02 16:58
jw and krimz the best
2014-11-02 16:58
fnatic best! congratz!
2014-11-02 16:58
1st place should be 25k
2014-11-02 16:58
#38
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Greece her-1g
nip or not 3/4 top team are ex1.6 :P
2014-11-02 16:58
in europe and the price still in dollars lol
2014-11-02 16:59
and KRiMZ again was beast in grand final, like at FACE IT. MVP in my eyes again
2014-11-02 16:59
krimz best
2014-11-02 16:59
Baguettes rekt, french fangirls butthurting so bad
2014-11-02 16:59
fnatic were brilliant. Well deserved!
2014-11-02 16:59
PRESIDENT OF FRANCE IS AT THE PRIZE CEREMONY TALKING!
2014-11-02 16:59
gg
2014-11-02 16:59
EXPECTED. JW BEST
2014-11-02 16:59
good nip vs c9 grand final thx hiko
2014-11-02 16:59
#49
Fox | 
Iran ahmaden
btw nip 13-16 , fuckin unbelievable ... i cant believe.......
2014-11-02 16:59
#50
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Russia stat1c
GPlay > NiP eswc confirmed
2014-11-02 17:00
fnatic #1 world confirmed
2014-11-02 17:00
2 replies
germany #99 confirmed and stfu im not armenian :DD
2014-11-02 18:01
1 reply
#99 is pretty good I think :D
2014-11-02 18:05
mouz > NiP confirmed
2014-11-02 17:00
jw texting while VP recieving medals, omfg, he really is a pig, no human manners at all. polish flag was wrong, it was monaco/indonesia instead of poland. also shame on krimz and olof for staying in caps for their national anthem.
2014-11-02 17:07
14 replies
I was thinking about the caps as well, I guess they dont give a fuck about their home country... no comment @JW
2014-11-02 17:19
Butthurt much?
2014-11-02 17:21
+1 bro, he was just like he did not give a shit at all (JW)
2014-11-02 17:22
1 reply
Implying anyone gave a fuck about vp receiving 3rd place medals.
2014-11-02 18:15
how much did you lose?
2014-11-02 17:24
2 replies
i bet on fnatic but this is not the case. i just dont like when tards get overpaid for a job a teen d do 10x times better
2014-11-02 17:34
1 reply
well i kinda understand, i was just trolling it was pretty stupid from JW that he was playing with his phone but about krimz and olof, i don't know, maybe they forgot about the caps or something, i wouldn't judge them because of that
2014-11-02 17:40
You always find something wrong with other teams's players don't you, you'd wish ud do that in game.
2014-11-02 17:33
2 replies
no, i respect and admire many clans. f.e. ldlc, vp, navi, nip(they suck in game but outside the game they are ok), c9 etc. i just dont like when douches like fnatic who dont shake hands after the game(nip case), text, keep hats, in general are arogant, disrespectful young pricks with no respect for older and more accomplished players. Those older guys are the reason csgo is so great now so they deserve at least basic respect.
2014-11-02 17:40
1 reply
+1
2014-11-03 06:45
how does a hat affect a national anthem? need scientific explanation.
2014-11-02 17:37
2 replies
learn manners so u ll see
2014-11-02 17:41
It's certainly normal manners to take off hats when a national anthem is played.
2014-11-02 18:49
Not every country has a large number of nationalist you stupid American.
2014-11-02 21:49
Fnatic too stronk atm I mean it looked like they controlled both maps easily.
2014-11-02 17:00
Damnn JW_best from.cheater to top.of the world.. nicely done mate
2014-11-02 17:00
Fnatic too stronk.
2014-11-02 17:01
What a disappointing final :/
2014-11-02 17:01
#61
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Estonia Bongskie
asd
2014-11-02 17:06
13.-16. NiP Bwahahahahaha
2014-11-02 17:02
1 reply
2014-11-02 17:07
WP FNAT1C
2014-11-02 17:03
e x p e c t e d
2014-11-02 17:03
boring grand final :(
2014-11-02 17:03
boring final :) no emotions gg well deserved. fnatic best in the world atm
2014-11-02 17:03
Congrats to fnatic, deserved
2014-11-02 17:03
A keyboard just hit my head
2014-11-02 17:03
1 reply
#106
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Denmark iPlayer
I don't get why Shit Catz want to sponsor CS, we used to spread stories of how bad their hardware is.
2014-11-02 17:10
#69
ropz | 
Latvia `DinGo
105 value inc ty Fnatic. GG WP LDLC good but not best, fnatic best
2014-11-02 17:03
just realized NiP is behind k1ck
2014-11-02 17:04
3 replies
And they played worse than Gplay...
2014-11-02 17:33
2 replies
#161
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC
Stop deride Gplay, that was their second big event and they actually show some pretty good stuff.
2014-11-02 18:05
1 reply
Yes? NiP, who used to be top 1, played worse than a team that has never attended a big event before. Gplay didn't play bad all things considering but NiP should have performed far better than Gplay regardless.
2014-11-02 18:12
fnatic not best
2014-11-02 17:04
1 reply
yes they are.
2014-11-02 20:25
wat nobody else won something? XD
2014-11-02 17:04
#73
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Latvia Ke]R[4u
13.-16. NiP sad times
2014-11-02 17:04
1 reply
2014-11-02 17:08
#74
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Brazil akak1
GJ FNATIC
2014-11-02 17:04
Counter Strike: Rise of the Krimz
2014-11-02 17:04
well done fnatic! 2 tournaments in a row and KRIMZ mvp 2 time in a row! awesome play, fnatic its just the best team in the world with no discussion right now! can't wait for dreamhack winter 2014!!! lurppis, start the ranking teams and players!!!
2014-11-02 17:04
#79
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Portugal dracø
k1ck stronk @ top 9-12 \o/ rip nip :<
2014-11-02 17:04
k1ck better than NiP confirmed
2014-11-02 17:04
gg easy
2014-11-02 17:05
I bet on LDLC. But well played fnatic. Deserved victory, except like 10 minutes they played the better game. gratz
2014-11-02 17:05
expected, cg boyz
2014-11-02 17:05
fnatic good but not best. nip is best Kappa
2014-11-02 17:05
congratz my boys! olof your supposed to take your hat off when your anthem is playing :D
2014-11-02 17:05
13.-16. NiP xaxaxa best LAN team ever
2014-11-02 17:07
1 reply
2014-11-02 17:09
Ha, LDLC with the same rounds as HR. 16:11, 16:10. I expected a bit more of them but it was obvious that fnatic is #1.
2014-11-02 17:07
gggggggggggggg
2014-11-02 17:07
#95
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CIS Laggy
great event
2014-11-02 17:07
gg
2014-11-02 17:07
no respect from organisers for monaco flag instead of polish flag... why french hosts are talking in french all the tournament, what if polish hosts would be talking in polish in katowice?
2014-11-02 17:08
4 replies
katowice was run by esl.
2014-11-02 17:15
The French are funny like that. They think that French is a world language.
2014-11-02 17:15
2 replies
It's ESWC, at the Paris Games Weak. Not the ESL as said by previously.
2014-11-02 17:24
1 reply
Electronic Sports World Cup
2014-11-02 17:46
Loved the bit where the fucking opening and closing were in french. WORLD CUP in french, gg.
2014-11-02 17:09
so nip lost to a 21-24 placed team. LOL
2014-11-02 17:09
Krimz PLEASE LOL
2014-11-02 17:12
Krimz the LANgod
2014-11-02 17:12
Fnatic too good, i would prefer bo5 final but maybe bo3 was better for LDLC, 0-2 looks better than 0-3 tho ggwp both teams, krimz mvp againn
2014-11-02 17:13
Anders: "i learned there's no french word for 'comeback'" Twitch chat be like:"there's no french word for comeback because french only knows surrender" Anders should've known where that's going...
2014-11-02 17:13
1 reply
pretty sure he did that on purpose
2014-11-02 17:16
Congrats!
2014-11-02 17:14
gg fnatic! someone nerf krimz, he is just too good! :D
2014-11-02 17:14
Good stuff, if only LDLC had shown up.
2014-11-02 17:14
#120
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France cedd
krimz such a beast. just nuts.
2014-11-02 17:16
1 reply
allways perform sick in Grand Finals :P just like FACE IT finals :)
2014-11-02 17:22
#121
shox | 
Canada dB-
I was really hoping for 2 maps for entertainment's sake :( Happy did some SOLID work, was not expecting this (thought shoxxie and smith would frag more) WP to fnatic
2014-11-02 17:19
dont be so harsh towards ldlc pls,they are a new team,they've just moved happy to being IGL,they will improve their game , they need more time and they need to be persistent,gl
2014-11-02 17:21
Well, if nothing changes, we already know who will be the next champion for the next major.
2014-11-02 17:22
I'll say something about the less favoured teams. IMO: Cipangu GO did quite well, (getting 9 rounds on Nuke, one of diggy's best maps) as well as 3DMAX. Virtual Impact seemed to be the worse (at least from their 16-0 results) KabuM seemed to be the hyped up underdogs but they did pretty well too (9-16 against Titan) Platinum only reminded me of their upset 10-16 win over NiP on cobblestone. pow was interesting to watch on inferno. Final thoughts on top tier teams: NiP tried something different, but couldn't get out of their slump(played really well compared to their previous weeks though) diggy had a rather solid showing, only losing to VP in the quarters considering their poor run at FACEIT LAN. Na Vi looked solid with Edward,GuardiaN as usual and starix showing up.(upsetting Fnatic in the groups) IBP,HR actually played pretty decent compared to their recent showings. Fnatic seem to be the clear top 1 atm. ( 2 consecutive tournys won) ^Just my 2 cents worth.
2014-11-02 17:23
4 replies
well written
2014-11-02 17:27
1 reply
Thanks, I actually wrote this at ~ 12.30 am here in Asia :V :p
2014-11-03 02:03
C9?
2014-11-03 14:30
1 reply
C9 played pretty okay, just disliked the fact that they "gambled" by trying to knife which sort of resulted in them being eliminated due to round difference. Although VP played poorly, they managed to convince me with their 3rd place match against Na Vi, who where on the other hand playing worse compared to the group stages (yes I bet Na Vi, R.I.P 0.18 value ish skins)
2014-11-04 01:42
NiP second zone team :X ... thats sick ... obviously embarassing xitz as u have said ...
2014-11-02 17:25
lel nip :D
2014-11-02 17:25
just noticed: onlinesports placed better than nip ;O
2014-11-02 17:27
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2014-11-02 17:29
12 replies
Yeah must be proud to be a country called Swedistan. 80% of population are immigrants.
2014-11-02 20:28
11 replies
naaaw <3 cheer up, norway SWEDENSWEDENSWEDENSWEDENSWEDENSWEDENSWEDEN
2014-11-02 20:31
10 replies
White > Black
2014-11-02 20:32
9 replies
You're famous because of oil and breivik, when it comes to massacres you're hard to beat, I give you that.
2014-11-02 20:35
8 replies
And your country is famous for being known for Terrorist suspects, riots, immigrants, jealousy, anti-socialism and depression. Keep cleaning my shoes, slave!
2014-11-02 20:40
7 replies
you seem to know a lot about Sweden, I wish I knew something about Norway expect for two things. maybe in the future once you actually become relevant in anything except terrorist attacks. oh, and don't talk about slaves, Norway has only been independent since 1905 after having been mastered by their Danish and Swedish overlords. xD SWEDEN BEST <3 JW BEST <3 FNATIC BEST <3 it gotta hurt your eyes.
2014-11-02 20:51
6 replies
Keep cleaning my shoes, slave! And dont forget clean my toilet, toilet cleaner swede! quickmeme.com/img/3d/3d56b41bec052f5ae03.. aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article19087807.a.. Swedish girls <3 imgur.com/tmWIchZ
2014-11-02 20:53
5 replies
Sweden <33 "du gamla du fria.."
2014-11-02 20:55
4 replies
Do you need some space already? Feeling depressed already?
2014-11-02 20:55
3 replies
<3 to you, Norwegian brother
2014-11-02 20:58
2 replies
Somalians and 3rd worlders (swedes) aint my brothers.
2014-11-02 20:59
1 reply
naaaw <3 hugs and kisses man!
2014-11-02 21:01
<3 FNATIC!
2014-11-02 17:29
140k viewers is pretty good for ESWC
2014-11-02 17:35
4 replies
did you count dailymotion streams?
2014-11-02 17:42
3 replies
nope
2014-11-02 17:52
2 replies
so add ~60k
2014-11-02 18:01
1 reply
regnam said that it was around 154k viewers
2014-11-02 18:05
deserved
2014-11-02 17:36
#150
s1mple | 
World doh
shox overrated!
2014-11-02 17:46
#151
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC
Worst final ever... so boring
2014-11-02 17:47
2 replies
+100
2014-11-02 17:53
I was bored too. but i felt, that a lot of excitement was taken away by the casters. :/ I never really heard excitement in their voice. A good caster can make a normal match really entertaining, because they can press their own amusement onto the watchers. I still remember old games with very one-sided statistics being fun to watch, because of J.Miller for example. These guys try hard, but still not good enough. But this is only my opinion :)
2014-11-02 18:57
#154
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Brazil hugoooo
NiP better replace fifflaren now...
2014-11-02 17:58
Go fnatiaC
2014-11-02 18:00
NiP + schneider > fnatic
2014-11-02 18:04
Ofc they do.
2014-11-02 18:15
Again LDLC second :S
2014-11-02 18:17
pronax is the weak link Pronline
2014-11-02 18:30
- pronax + fifflaren Congratz, fnatic!
2014-11-02 19:16
3 replies
stfu
2014-11-02 20:24
2 replies
No. You're not the boss of me.
2014-11-02 20:48
1 reply
I am now Son, u heard me!!
2014-11-03 09:09
best team ever
2014-11-02 19:17
Pronax, 100 % pro, 75 % Snax, 25 % concetrated power of will.
2014-11-02 19:25
NIP behind LC and german Planetguys. If there is no change at dreamhack Winter, there will be changes!
2014-11-02 19:54
fnatic <3 so fucking awesome, gz.. World's best atm :D no doubt!!
2014-11-02 20:24
JW BEST
2014-11-02 20:54
GG fnatic, very strong :)
2014-11-02 21:43
gg fnatic. Out of topic question, can hltv admins check whether any pov's were recorded and if you get some, please can it be uploaded.
2014-11-02 22:33
nice event ,top 6 of the event ,are as well top 6 in the world 1 fnatic - $20,000 2 LDLC - $15,000 3.Virtus.pro - $10,000 4 Na`Vi - $5,000 5 dignitas 6 Titan
2014-11-02 23:02
1 reply
+IBP :D
2014-11-03 12:31
lol, happy looks not happy. They are still win 15k$
2014-11-02 23:18
gg!
2014-11-02 23:33
haha mousesports on LAN xD never ever say they dont cheat ;) rip NiP, gg fnatic proved they can do at LAN wheat they did last months
2014-11-02 23:53
cloud9 only needed 3 rounds lol that just sucks ... they were in really good form sucks for them
2014-11-03 05:18
logic win for the top 1 team in the world by far
2014-11-03 09:57
ggwp fnatic!
2014-11-03 10:15
fnATIC ftw
2014-11-03 15:07
should be winner takes all mode i feel like being robbed
2014-11-04 06:12
1 reply
1, 45000 2, 4000 3, 1000 fair
2014-11-04 06:15
That Monaco flag instead of Poland's one is just ridiculous.
2014-11-05 00:50
JW biggest faggot
2014-11-07 10:24
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