HLTV.org have won Virtus.pro Staff Cup #1 after a 2-0 (16-7 de_cache, 16-13 de_mirage) victory over NiP staff in the grand final.
After the group stage was finished last weekend, the top twelve teams advanced to the playoffs, with the third place finisher in each group being placed directly in the lower bracket.
HLTV.org finished undefeated in the group stage, and made their way to the grand final with wins over E-Frag.net, GoodGame.ru, and NiP's staff, featuring Faruk "pita" Pita.
Striker helped HLTV.org win the Virtus.pro Staff Cup
Despite coming from the upper bracket, HLTV.org had no advantage in the grand final, which was played in a standard best-of-three setting, after NiP knocked out Na`Vi in the consolidation final.
On de_cache HLTV.org reigned supreme throughout the Cup, and defeated NiP staff 16-7. Second map de_mirage was much closer, but our staff ultimately prevailed with a 16-13 win.
K - D
Milan 'Striker' ŠvejdaStriker
46 - 38
Tomi 'lurppis' Kovanenlurppis
39 - 29
Brynjar 'cago' Johansencago
38 - 32
Rami 'DareDev1L' RahmanDareDev1L
34 - 34
Radosław 'MAKKU' MakuchMAKKU
34 - 31
Virtus.pro Staff Cup #1 final standings:
1. HLTV.org - $500 + 5x Tesoro Excalibur keyboard
2. NiP Staff - $300 + 5x Tesoro Gungnir mouse
3. Na`Vi Staff - $200 + 5x Tesoro Aexis X3 mousepad
Next time you will see the HLTV.org staff in action will be at DreamHack Winter, where we will be covering the $250,000 main tournament, starting on Thursday.