fnatic beat Virtus to win ESEA S17

MIRAA
December 8th, 2014 00:11

fnatic have been crowned ESEA S17 champions after winning back-to-back best-of-three ties against Virtus.pro.

fnatic entered this match knowing that they had a mountain to climb in order to win the tournament as they came from the Lower Bracket, meaning they had to win two best-of-three series in order to scoop the big prize.

The first map of the first series was de_cache, where fnatic, who began on the CT side, came out determined and took the pistol round thanks to Jesper "JW" Wecksell getting two entry frags and leaving his team with a two-man advantage early on.

After losing the two anti-eco rounds, Virtus.pro then executed a perfect fake in A with two players which allowed their other three members to plant the bomb in B.

Virtus.pro continued racking up rounds, but at 5-3 they came close to losing the grip on the game following a quad kill from JW in A, but the Swedish AWPer did not have enough time to defuse the bomb.

fnatic then picked themselves up and won four rounds in a row to make it 7-6 in their favour, but a last gasp from Virtus.pro saw them win the last two rounds of the half, the second one of which thanks to an amazing ace from Filip "NEO" Kubski.

In the second half, fnatic looked really strong as they rushed B and planted the bomb in a 5-on-4 situation, but a perfect retake from Virtus.pro, combined with three quick kills from Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski, frustrated the Swedes.

The Polish team were then stunned on the eco, which allowed fnatic to regain control of the game and eventually turn the score around, but Virtus.pro restored parity on ten rounds with a good retake in A.

A triple kill from Robin "flusha" Rönnquist then broke not only Virtus.pro's spirit but also their economy, and the Polish team never found their feet again as they fell 10-16 on the first map.


neo had a great ace on cache

The two teams then moved on to de_mirage, where a no-nonsense push from fnatic in the pistol round as Terrorist gave them the first round of the map, with Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer picking up four kills. In the first gun round, the Swedish team kept their momentum going as they executed a B strategy flawlessly, planting the bomb without losing a single player and while taking down four opponents.

Virtus.pro then went on eco and conceded a fifth round, but they turned up the heat in the following gun round as they rushed middle, with two frags going to NEO and three to Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas.

The Polish team went on to reduce the deficit to 2-5, but then fnatic got back into the game thanks to a marvellous ace from olofmeister, whose last two frags came in 1-on-2 situation in A with the AWP and while he was very low on health.

fnatic continued in the driving seat and eventually took an 8-2 lead, at which point Virtus.pro won three rounds in a row and cut the gap to three rounds. Markus "pronax" Wallsten's men then executed an A push following by a rotation to the B site, a strategy that caught Virtus.pro by surprise, with flusha saving the day with a 1-on-2 win.


olofm performed really well as CT on mirage

With a 5-10 disadvantage going into the second half, Virtus.pro rushed the A site in the pistol round and held it down thanks to some great crossfire work and four kills from Paweł "byali" Bieliński. Virtus.pro were then stunned on the eco following a triple kill from Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson in A, but the Swedish team got a taste of their own medicine as they fell to an eco themselves.

The two teams then exchanged some rounds, with Virtus.pro eventually reducing the gap to just two rounds at 10-12, but then fnatic picked up the pace and won four rounds in succession to take the match to a second best-of-three series.

Broken tag

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 47 - 31 +16 - 1.41
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 48 - 41 +7 - 1.22
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 39 - 29 +10 - 1.14
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax 35 - 30 +5 - 0.99
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 34 - 34 0 - 0.94
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 37 - 41 -4 - 0.99
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 33 - 39 -6 - 0.88
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 35 - 41 -6 - 0.84
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 33 - 43 -10 - 0.84
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 26 - 39 -13 - 0.73

The first map of this second best-of-three series was de_dust2, where fnatic started things off with a long push in the pistol round as Terrorist, a strategy that proved effective as JW picked up two frags and olofmeister picked up three.

After winning the two anti-eco rounds, fnatic went on a B-mid split in the first gun round, and it almost paid off if it was not for NEO, who came out of a smoke on the CT spawn and kill two Swedish players from behind. NEO followed it up with another aggressive move in the next round, this time in A, where he paved the way for a round win before Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski got the final two kills.

Virtus.pro went on to restore parity on three rounds, but then fnatic regained control of proceedings and eventually took a 9-4 lead. Hpwever, some great entry frags from Snax in the last two rounds helped Virtus.pro to reduce the deficit to three rounds.

The EMS One Katowice champions spiced things up in the second half by winning the first three rounds, but then they were pegged back in the first gun round, in which pronax and olofmeister showed some great team work in the ramp in A, cutting off Virtus.pro's rush before KRIMZ won the final confrontation.

That did little in the way of upsetting Virtus.pro, however, as the Polish team quickly equalised the match on ten rounds, which broke fnatic's economy and forced them to go on a double eco. Once they got their money issues fixed, fnatic went on a double AWP setup, and this proved a very effective strategy against Snax as the Swedish team conceded just one more round before running out 16-13 winners.


Snax was the entry master on dust2

Next up was de_train, where Virtus.pro, who started off on the Terrorist side, won the pistol round following a textbook A rush. fnatic then did two CZ/Scout buys, a risky gamble that almost paid off in their first attempt as olofmeister got four kills but still lost the round as the bomb went off.

With a 0-3 deficit and their economy in shambles, fnatic did two more ecos, and it was only then that things finally started to go their way. The Swedish team eventually closed the gap to 4-5, forcing Virtus.pro to call a technical timeout.

Despite that quick break, fnatic kept their cool and eventually picked up a 6-5 lead, but then a triple kill from TaZ during an A push levelled things up once again. The last three rounds of the half then went to fnatic, who enjoyed a 9-6 lead going into the second half.

Virtus.pro got off to a great start in the second half and made it 8-9, but a third-round buy from fnatic set the Polish team back. The rest of the half was a really close affair, as neither side were able to stamp their authority on the game, but in the end fnatic walked away with a 16-13 victory and an overall 4-0 success.

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 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 45 - 37 +8 - 1.16
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 49 - 43 +6 - 1.09
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax 43 - 39 +4 - 1.05
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 40 - 36 +4 - 1.02
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 32 - 45 -13 - 0.72
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 52 - 41 +11 - 1.22
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 39 - 41 -2 - 1.00
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 37 - 40 -3 - 0.91
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 34 - 43 -9 - 0.85
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 38 - 45 -7 - 0.84

ESEA Season 17 Final Standings:

1. Sweden fnatic - $20,000
2. Poland Virtus.pro - $6,000
3. United States iBUYPOWER - $4,500
4. United States Denial - $4,000
5-6. United States Cloud9 - $3,500
5-6. France Titan - $3,500
7-8. United States eLevate - $3,000
7-8. Europe mousesports - $3,000

Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1252
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
886
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1257
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
911
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.16
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1071
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
1030
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1118
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1094
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1201
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1123
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.18
#1
1mpala | 
Ukraine he-he  
well played fnatic, EU > NA confirmed
2014-12-08 00:11
as usual, Sweden on top. How it should be.
2014-12-08 00:12
#67
Norway aimb 
wait until ski starts again
2014-12-08 00:17
nobody cares about that in sweden xD
2014-12-08 00:18
#191
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Liechtenstein Chamele0n 
wait untill chess starts again :)
2014-12-08 00:52
#208
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Norway Magnetic/ 
Norway = Ski and chess. :)
2014-12-08 01:05
At the same time :)
2014-12-08 01:36
On the moon. oh wait, euros wouldn't know the feeling.
2014-12-08 02:06
#241
Hungary vAf 
we could make fake videos like you guys, don't worry. we will get mars landing video before you
2014-12-08 02:09
You realize NASA already is beginning their Mars landing mission.
2014-12-08 02:34
No nasa isnt doing that. Theres private people doing that with a mission called mars one.
2014-12-08 08:48
NASA do have a planned landing on mars somewhere in the mid 2030s which is the meaning of their new space shuttle orion
2014-12-08 09:56
There's other organisations planning stuff like this.
2014-12-08 13:24
you said NASA isn't doing it and it actually is NASA iflscience.com/space/nasa-astronauts-wil..
2014-12-08 13:49
That still doesn't mean that other orgs aren't working on mars projects. I wasn't aware of the Orion project before you said it.
2014-12-08 14:01
Never denied it ^^ I know it's not only NASA working on landing people on mars since it's the next planet we have in sight
2014-12-08 15:12
wasnt it a german who invented the rocket? so pls trashica keep it on ya
2014-12-08 04:13
True, germany invented spaceflight. Soviet perfected it and US copied it.
2014-12-08 06:47
Swag
2014-12-08 12:46
That's what we do best, you build it, and we use it....in style ;)
2014-12-12 21:21
Swag
2014-12-08 12:44
it must be remembered also that the Soviet space program beat the US on many things before the famous moon landing , first intercontinental ballistic missile , first satellite, Sputnik 1, first animal in Earth orbit, the dog Laika on Sputnik 2, first rocket in Earth orbit ignition, first man-made object to escape Earth's gravity , Luna 1, etc, etc. Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_space_progr..
2014-12-08 22:16
Lol cause you do?
2014-12-08 04:17
#268
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Canada theSWBFman 
lol, I really doubt anyone on hltv has been on the moon
2014-12-08 04:22
I have i think
2014-12-08 06:46
I'm on it everytime I visit hltv lol
2014-12-08 17:58
Ireland=moon? Or too many drinks?
2014-12-08 23:25
Hahaha
2014-12-08 06:46
Neither would a basement dweller like yourself. If you weren't a fat fucking loser you'd realize EU has been the most influential force in discovering space lately. Shitter.
2014-12-08 09:06
Kek. Thinks Im fat cuz murika. kek thinks I dont recognize EU's major accomplishments in space exploration. Kekek norge...
2014-12-08 23:26
We have about every other accomplishment
2014-12-09 16:52
oh a fake video helped a lot humanity... imgur.com/VVqwfTT
2014-12-08 11:59
thats because every murican have been on the moon right?
2014-12-08 20:02
Yea you weigh less on moon so we go there to feel better about ourselves
2014-12-08 23:27
can imagine lol
2014-12-09 02:03
Hahaha, that made my day. Eating big macs on the moon to deflect the problem.
2014-12-12 09:54
thats the worst insult das far XD
2014-12-09 09:21
you dont know the feeling either you stupid scum. stop generalize everyfuckingthing some stupid fegget out of your land has done on your little worthless life. thanks
2014-12-11 12:48
You should really calm down before your heart explodes.
2014-12-12 21:24
Ski and chess and cs:go = Scandinavia
2014-12-08 08:28
+ ice hockey and handball
2014-12-08 17:12
Floorball Czech > Norway
2014-12-08 10:20
#379
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Germany eXfckn0 
WAIT UNTIL FOOTBALL STARTS AGAIN UUUUUUUUUUUUUH BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
2014-12-08 16:13
What a stupid statement.
2014-12-08 09:04
wait until soccer starts... no, wait!
2014-12-08 13:25
hu3
2014-12-08 16:10
br
2014-12-08 16:34
forever
2014-12-08 21:47
B R A 7-1 L rip
2014-12-08 17:48
Until you actually manage to win, then you suddenly care. As long as Norway dominates you will pretend like you don't care. GG no re
2014-12-08 15:22
Ski what? sorry to tell ya dude, but we dont really watch it at all here in Sweden. must be sad to know ur good at something but no one gives a shit except you and 10 people in the mountains. :D
2014-12-08 00:22
like people give a shit about cs? :P
2014-12-08 00:25
#199
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Poland raggan 
haha +1
2014-12-08 00:58
hahaha nice one
2014-12-08 01:00
ouch
2014-12-08 02:06
Raported gtfo hltv if u dan't like Counter strike?
2014-12-08 17:49
And danne is back...
2014-12-08 00:25
yo swedish so scary
2014-12-08 00:45
+1
2014-12-08 00:58
#259
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Norway Kokokacha 
Skiing is a sport with tradition in Sweden. Just because you are shit nowadays doesn't mean it's not important in Sweden. The newspapers still headline it, and complain about how much we own you, so you must care a bit
2014-12-08 03:23
He's bsing, it's one of the most watched sports
2014-12-08 08:17
Oozing of jealousy indeed, not as jelly as i am of the CS:GO scene in Sweden though.
2014-12-08 15:24
if our women's team does good I'm happy. The men-side is worthless
2014-12-08 18:35
Ice skating, Netherlands > Norway :)
2014-12-09 09:22
Quite frankly no one gives a shit about iceskating as it is a super boring sport.
2014-12-09 18:15
Exactly, no one falls, and when they do they just get up. WTF is THIS?!, I want to see broken bones!, Maybe make two iceskaters do their different routine at the same time for some nascar style wrecks.
2014-12-12 21:26
let me tell you, all people in this world are different, and all people have different opinions! Mind blowing, i know right?!?! :O
2014-12-15 10:36
People does have different opinions but the thing about the obsession with iceskating in the Nethelands has nothing to do with that whatsoever. The thing is that people tend to like sports they are good at.
2014-12-16 15:22
lol, as if i was being serious.
2014-12-18 09:40
Skiing is bigger in Sweden than CS:GO. Just because you're a sad, pathetic, lonely nerd who doesn't watch real sports doesn't mean it's not on an entirely different scale than pityful CS:GO.
2014-12-08 09:07
Raported CS is real sport.
2014-12-08 17:49
Dude relax, what's with the elitism? Norway sucks in almost everything. We are too few. We got - Skiing, because we have the most athletes doing it. - chess. Magnus carlsen on #1 with agdestein and hammer at around 150# somewhere. - Girls handball - two male beach volleyball teams and a few single athletes here and there. But what to expect from a country with around 5 mill. In GO London Conspiracy is meh, but that's all we got.
2014-12-12 10:02
NEVER WATCHED NEVER WILL, WHO CARES :D
2014-12-08 00:45
Swag
2014-12-08 12:45
wait till volleyball starts again
2014-12-08 13:25
+1
2014-12-08 00:17
#341
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France Escher 
Sweden on top cuz LDLC didn't play.
2014-12-08 13:00
LDLC worst team ever. Crybabies.
2014-12-09 18:42
#363
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Finland jonizi1 
gg
2014-12-08 14:57
Sweden is only good at hockey and E-sport CS:GO the rest they just suck dick generaly
2014-12-08 18:32
that's nothin new. Two EU teams in the top, and some of the best, if not THE best(ldlc) weren't even attending.
2014-12-08 00:14
What do you mean nothing new. Last year Two NA teams in grand final. Season before that iBP wrecked Titan in 2 bo3s in a row like fnatic just did when Titan was so good that no one could beat them.
2014-12-08 02:36
won some nice skins, ty VP betters. :) fnatic still #1 <3
2014-12-08 00:11
amazing fnatic!
2014-12-08 00:11
you are the third. better luck next time.
2014-12-08 00:12
This is not a competition
2014-12-08 00:12
So why u posted like in 10 threads: "I'm #1 oh yea"?
2014-12-08 00:17
Never posted something like that. Make a screenshot if you find any comment like that from me.
2014-12-08 00:18
#79
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Poland sajlent 
Sometimes I think it kinda is for you.
2014-12-08 00:18
I just post. I don't care about the position.
2014-12-08 00:18
Ya rite
2014-12-08 01:39
Sure it isnt rofl
2014-12-08 00:21
Life is a competition. Your life is a competition. You are a competition. We are a competition. We are destined to die. Bye. More stuff to do.
2014-12-08 00:32
Stop reading Hobbes dude
2014-12-08 00:33
you hate fnatic, why are you liking them now? LOL you're pathetic. You abused them all over the past month and say amazing fnatic, you're disgusting.
2014-12-08 00:44
Why u hate a hater ? Give me money and u will relax.
2014-12-08 00:47
because people like him are completely fake, i hate fake people :) But I love today cause fnatic won, I am very happy :)
2014-12-08 00:51
Lol you're the biggest fnatic bumlicker I've ever seen.. Calm down before you have a heart attack...
2014-12-08 10:00
mmm fnatic bum licker... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm xoxoxoxoxo <3 :D D:D:D:D
2014-12-08 10:02
As I thought, you're a massive weirdo..
2014-12-08 13:50
just taking the piss out of you haha
2014-12-08 14:29
I hate fnatic? fnatic is the 2nd team i like the most. One thing is to give your oppinion about the hack accusations and all the proofs. But today they played so good and they deserve the win, nothing more to say.
2014-12-08 01:03
haha yes every post i have seen you make over the past 6 weeks has been to bring fnatic down, you're fake, go away haha. eww fake people are so gross it's sad.
2014-12-08 01:11
blablabla fake blablabla hate fake people blablabla <3 flusha blablabla
2014-12-08 02:04
just don't be a sheep dude, people like you are fucking embarrassing.
2014-12-08 02:09
sheep xDD
2014-12-08 04:45
+1
2014-12-08 04:38
AMAZING
2014-12-08 00:11
deserved.
2014-12-08 00:11
#7
United Kingdom BiGz 
gg fnatic, ul VP
2014-12-08 00:11
#9
China lty05 
gg congrats fnatic!
2014-12-08 00:11
Best team in the world
2014-12-08 00:11
gz fatnatic
2014-12-08 00:11
gg :))))))))
2014-12-08 00:11
#JWP best
2014-12-08 00:15
#177
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Poland kRAMERO 
JWP MAFIA +1
2014-12-08 00:47
flusha stronk :D
2014-12-08 00:12
tell me my friends, how many skins did you lose
2014-12-08 00:14
I don't know how much have I won yet... :D
2014-12-08 00:18
Sweden stronk Poland rekt
2014-12-08 00:12
brazil doesn't even have a team
2014-12-08 00:53
Sweden stronk Poland rekt
2014-12-08 01:00
#270
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India c0rvus 
brazil doesn't even have a team
2014-12-08 04:33
boostanic
2014-12-08 07:30
Is that an insult or compliment?
2014-12-08 08:49
Alahu akkbar country
2014-12-08 09:23
Why does all the poles come to sweden to get work xDDD?
2014-12-08 16:11
easy 2x bo3
2014-12-08 00:12
JW BEST
2014-12-08 00:12
gg wp :)
2014-12-08 00:12
fnatic #1 no doubts
2014-12-08 00:12
4:0 nice rape... anyway gg VP!
2014-12-08 00:12
6-0 strike
2014-12-08 00:15
6:0? they loose in semifinals
2014-12-08 00:33
they won 2-0 against IBP and then won 2 times 2-0 against VP
2014-12-08 00:58
No semifinals, it was winner bracket/loser bracket kind of deal.
2014-12-08 01:27
gg
2014-12-08 00:13
fnatic best WHERE U AT HATERS?
2014-12-08 00:13
here, ban this cheters ;))
2014-12-08 00:34
vac incoming
2014-12-08 07:32
Totally wrecked!! GG Fnatic.. And wp snax
2014-12-08 00:13
esea client > cheatsnatic > virtus.throw
2014-12-08 00:13
fnatic hates can now go youtube.com/watch?v=lDhPIGgaoRs
2014-12-08 00:13
#46
Canada GDB2 
Hopefully NIP will destroy Fnatic in 2015. Godamn I dislike this team.
2014-12-08 00:14
#47
AZK | 
United States Dood 
boring final
2014-12-08 00:14
gg fnatic wp VP
2014-12-08 00:14
#51
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World N1CSPlayer 
FNatic Rape change title Hltv 6-0 2 B03 Biggest rape of cs go
2014-12-08 00:15
4:2 u moron
2014-12-08 00:18
where did u get the 2 from?
2014-12-08 00:20
His ass i assume.
2014-12-08 00:24
Calm down... and read his name.
2014-12-08 00:37
u are not so smart, right?
2014-12-08 00:25
4-0
2014-12-08 00:42
6-0 2-0 against iBUYPOWER and 4-0 against Virtus.pro.. Your name fits u tho!
2014-12-08 02:06
1. nobody cares about ibuybustickets 2. didnt meet irony before, right? 3. change nick to moRon<3 NiP
2014-12-08 02:40
2+2=4 i dont know whats about swedish school maybe 2+2=6?
2014-12-08 00:35
6-0 2-0 against iBUYPOWER and 4-0 against Virtus.pro..
2014-12-08 02:06
Great local lan, wp fnatic.
2014-12-08 00:14
#53
World zeLx 
gg
2014-12-08 00:15
ez and without boosts.
2014-12-08 00:15
4-0, sad.
2014-12-08 00:15
Virtus Silvers
2014-12-08 00:15
#58
North America r00 
$48,000 is shit for a prize pool. ESEA makes so much money off their premium service they should invest a lot more money into their invite league lan finals. At least $30 for 1st and $10 for 2nd..
2014-12-08 00:15
Didn't they pay out 1mil from the bitcoin scandal?
2014-12-08 00:26
It's more than that, there is a few divisions i believe. Also, i think the last few seasons they have dropped the prizepool because they offer travel support now as some teams complained it was a lot of money to risk not winning. The total prizepool was $90,000 this season - not sure if this includes the travel support or not, but considering the Valve ones are $250,000 i think $90,000 is about right considering half the teams in attendence.
2014-12-08 00:36
goooooooooooo fnatic
2014-12-08 00:15
#60
Poland joeb 
gz them ch34T3R7
2014-12-08 00:15
respect fnatic!
2014-12-08 00:16
Snax mvp imo
2014-12-08 00:16
that double peak on him at mid with 2 people crossing over was just insane :/
2014-12-08 00:40
gratz, deserved boys
2014-12-08 00:17
woop gg
2014-12-08 00:17
Whats a fnatic?
2014-12-08 00:17
Kings of the North.
2014-12-08 00:27
wp fnatic
2014-12-08 00:18
My favourites teams are NiP and VP. Great players and friends, like family.. But, Fnatic ... This team is to strong, have amazing team tactics and awesome individual players. No cheat, no shit, just practice and practice, days, months, years.. and good results come. GG WP
2014-12-08 00:18
not to mention they won this after all the hate prior to dreamhack and after.. That is some incredible mental strength as well.
2014-12-08 00:38
ESEA and LAN cant be more legit guys, Thanks for the skins <3
2014-12-08 00:18
mouz always closing the final standings xd
2014-12-08 00:18
well deserved. GG
2014-12-08 00:18
well played !
2014-12-08 00:19
Sma$hed
2014-12-08 00:19
#92
Sweden RHOE 
gg!
2014-12-08 00:19
Well deserved, I'd say. GG!
2014-12-08 00:20
bye bye virtus, go ask motar2k for your money lost, rekt
2014-12-08 00:20
fnatic well played, great game!
2014-12-08 00:20
Best team in the world, without a doubt!
2014-12-08 00:20
after LDLC
2014-12-08 00:23
Before LDLC. LDLC hasn't beaten fnatic in ages.
2014-12-08 00:24
LDLC has never beaten Fnatic on LAN. Good try, though.
2014-12-08 00:26
Sorry but I count every "cheat free" tournament from dhw >
2014-12-08 00:28
So? LDLC has still never won against Fnatic.
2014-12-08 00:30
fnatic suck they loose with other teams, weak teams
2014-12-08 00:36
2-1 for ldlc dhw, ldlc win tournament, sorrEy bro
2014-12-08 00:38
Haha... you can do better than that.. oh wait, you can't cuz LDLC never won over Fnatic. :O Fnatic beat LDLC 16-13 on Overpass (in a match where both teams used equally illegal boosts), then forfeited.
2014-12-08 00:40
Yes, ldlc won, forfeit or not, and won dhw
2014-12-08 00:42
WHOOOP WHOOOP FNATIC FNATIC FNATIC Unbeaten by LDLC WHOOOP
2014-12-08 00:45
LDLC beat them last DHW, no? 2-1 if I recall correctly
2014-12-08 00:48
Actually fnatic beat LDLC 2-1, then Fnatic showed some kind of spormanship in the unsportmanship by forfeiting. So, LDLC still to beat fnatic.
2014-12-08 01:00
Actually, it was 1-1 and fantic forfeited the last map, so LDLC did beat fnatic.
2014-12-08 01:42
Stop dreaming faguette
2014-12-08 06:41
Yeah but fnatic was cheating so that overpass win doesnt count obviously, the admins made the decision to nullify the result - after which fnatic forfeited. Which means that LDLC de facto beat fnatic
2014-12-08 10:27
de facto it was 1-1 and the 3rd map was nullified and they forfeit which means no ldlc didn't win by outplaying them.
2014-12-08 13:12
I never said they won by outplaying them, although subjectively I think they looked much stronger and probably had won the map ( it was 13-3 & fnatic on ECO), had it not been for fnatic's illegal bug exploits. Though this is just speculation and it's possible fnatic could have made the comeback regardless. What I said, was that LDLC beat fnatic thus meaning they progress from the playoff match while fnatic didn't.
2014-12-08 17:18
That's the point, LDLC never beat Fnatic. Fnatic f-o-r-f-e-i-t-e-d, in other words, they decided not to play, it has nothing to do with LDLC outplaying or beating them (the last map was never replayed so how could they possibly been beaten on it?). The only beating we saw was that 16-13 by Fnatic.
2014-12-08 18:18
I dont think you really understand what I meant.
2014-12-08 18:51
fucktard go check LDLC - Fnatic games history before post that... And i'm not an LDLC Fan, i just dislike fnatic and all their shit around them. Oink Oink
2014-12-08 18:11
The facts are still there, this Fnatic lineup has never been beaten by this LDLC lineup. Never. Please, mention the DreamHack match again where Fnatic forfeited, it will only prove how desperate you are, running out of arguments.
2014-12-08 18:21
best joke :)
2014-12-08 00:51
cy@ haters
2014-12-08 00:21
1st place price is three point three times the 2nd place prize. Kind of questionable, should be 10k imo. GZ fnatic, naturally very deserved. Still suspicious though to me. It's time VP win something again, they are always so close...
2014-12-08 00:21
sad! Wanted VP to GG!
2014-12-08 00:22
#120
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Portugal dracø 
Rip vp :(
2014-12-08 00:25
deserved
2014-12-08 00:26
Virtus Pro still better ;)
2014-12-08 00:29
turn off :(
2014-12-08 00:29
gg some pretty good counterstrike. I think VP played really good as well, victory wasn't so far as 4-0 suggests, but they were just missing that last 10%. Also just stop on the fnatic hate pls, the hatetrain is ruining the reputation of CS:GO as a competitive game and isn't helping anyone. We should want 2015 to be bigger.
2014-12-08 00:30
Ok lets just accept the fact that there's cheaters in the community that are ripping us off then, good idea :)
2014-12-08 03:12
<3 this guys, fnatic forever :)
2014-12-08 00:32
gg wp vp
2014-12-08 00:32
GG Fnatic!
2014-12-08 00:32
#144
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India transformer 
gg Fnatic
2014-12-08 00:35
Nice games, well played by both teams. I don't like Fnatic but until/unless they go on VACation I have to assume they are clean and as such they really are n.1 in the world atm, congratulations.
2014-12-08 00:36
first no-nonsense person who isn't fnatic fanboy I have seen a while
2014-12-08 00:38
Sorry but LDLC are better than fnatic. I'm not a fanboy, I'm not french etc. LDLC are a better team. Anyone who cites overpass @ dhw as proof of fnatic being better (not saying you are) has their head buried so far in the sand.
2014-12-08 07:04
You say LDLC is better than fnatic, yet they've never beaten them on LAN? Logic fails with you young one.
2014-12-08 12:16
Unfortunately not so young. I doubt they've met too many times with current lineups? Could be wrong. Imo without the mapbusting boost they would have beaten them at dhw - this is obviously debatable, but up to that point they seemed the better team. To me.
2014-12-08 13:04
I'm not arguing whether or not they're better. I prefer LDLC over fnatic when it comes to the game, but the fact remains that they've yet to beat them. Though I predict LDLC to dominate the scene heavily in the upcoming months, and that would include beating fnatic at one point.
2014-12-08 13:11
#148
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Hungary raffai 
Rip skins.
2014-12-08 00:36
wp fnatic
2014-12-08 00:38
too me fnatic is easily #1 without a doubt
2014-12-08 00:40
GG Fnatic
2014-12-08 00:43
deserved
2014-12-08 00:43
they got robbed of the majors they didn't even use that exploit against ldlc just did better homework like how they decimate every single angle to a site .good job pronax ur a clear legend.
2014-12-08 00:43
#169
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
total anal domination
2014-12-08 00:44
Yesterday fnatic sucked hairy balls, today they won 4-0 vs. Virtus.Pro. If a match fnatic - Titan took place today, fnatic would win 16-8 on both maps.
2014-12-08 00:44
such a enjoyable game 2 watch ps. never bet skins
2014-12-08 00:44
Prize payout should've been - 1st. 20,000 2nd. 10,000 3rd. 6,000 4th. 4,500 5th. 2,500 6th. 2,500 7th. 1,000 8th. 1,000. Makes no sense to have such a big drop from 1st to 2nd and then 7th and 8th place to get paid as much as they are because ESEA already helps pay for travel and such.
2014-12-08 00:47
Incentive to win makes for better competition.
2014-12-08 06:50
gz fnatic!
2014-12-08 00:48
reply to #180 yeah you have right. That's to big step down between 1rst and 2nd place...
2014-12-08 01:06
Fnatic BEST
2014-12-08 00:48
still vp in my heart, fnatic is 2toxic
2014-12-08 00:48
nice scores flusha
2014-12-08 00:54
#210
Poland MJP 
flusha not so good!!! - but gg fnatic well play. JW as always :) nice play - olof sick ;] , krimz not best event and flusha no comment, pronax nice play i start like this player - VP no worrys well play lan , gj top3 in the world keep up guys well play ;]
2014-12-08 01:11
Grats fnatic. Saw some pretty cool games this weekend. I probably watched more cs than I should have. The format makes sure the best teams get through but honestly it takes to much time to play bo3 DE. And one other thing, after this weekend im so sick of the cz. I hope valve takes care of that awful gun soon.
2014-12-08 01:12
Time to disband
2014-12-08 01:17
so olofm played great this final, congratz
2014-12-08 01:24
btw nice try flusha, sick performance at final
2014-12-08 01:24
earned and great performance. huge respect from my side after the storm.
2014-12-08 01:25
It was interesting to see how both teams somwhat struggled as CT while having very good T sides.
2014-12-08 01:33
Getting closer VP.
2014-12-08 01:34
replace neo
2014-12-08 01:46
Fnatic proved once again why they deserve to be called one of the best teams in the world. VP played pretty nice and snax was sick on awp, he outplayed JW in may ocasions. But all in all fnatic were beasts and they made be proud to be a fnatic fan. One thing i found funny, though, was the twitch chat, every time someone from fnatic had a lucky shot the chat was filled with VAC and so on, but on exactly the same lucky shots for VP nobody said anything( Taz, for instance,a frag through a smoke where flusha got a kill a round before, through a smoke). Double standars everywhere. GG Fnatic <3, overcoming lower bracket and winning.
2014-12-08 01:50
Shame for cs go scene, but can't do anything.
2014-12-08 01:55
what do you mean? It's a shame your team only earn money from motar2k and can't win anything?
2014-12-08 04:07
#318
Denmark jjh 
hahaha rekt
2014-12-08 09:30
Fnatic > all
2014-12-08 01:58
fnatics are amazing, I don't remeber being so impressed with the skill since late 1.6 Navi and SK
2014-12-08 02:00
Denial > Titan
2014-12-08 02:02
flusha is at bottom score board
2014-12-08 02:40
yes this happens when in a team of 5 gods, not 1 god can always be on top of the other 4
2014-12-08 04:08
Wow, good job boys!
2014-12-08 03:16
Mistake in second best of three...third paragraph..third line.... However*
2014-12-08 04:45
fnatic > esea > VP :(
2014-12-08 05:05
Loving the Fnatic win. Bloody well deserved and great to see the "best team in the world" playing properly again. To all the haters: clearly the vaccusations are unfair and undeserved. Their performance here proves yet again that Fnatic are just a class team, nothing more, nothing less. Stop the Hate.
2014-12-08 06:37
Woaw. A comment that actually makes sense. +1
2014-12-08 16:23
People are stupid enough to add extra two rounds for fnatic's win, yet they don't add those two maps VP won them? It was 4-2, not only that VP had a BO3 advantage, they won fnatic in the upperbracket finals, So if you're stupid enough to add two extra scores because fnatic won iBP in a total different match, make sure you add that too.
2014-12-08 06:39
#297
cyx | 
Bangladesh Stoffi 
After VP tied the score vs. fnatic on train they sucked. Losing a round where fnatic had eco round. I wonder why they two rounds in a row only had 1 man on B - that lost them the game imo. VP should win a game when they are at 13-13, opponent have eco round and they are CT on CT friendly map. I think VP would have won on nuke - fnatic worst map - they said it themselves at DWH interview. VP are maybe top3 in the world on nuke.
2014-12-08 07:23
Maybe ... If ... you can put the whole Paris in your pocket just saying
2014-12-08 08:26
i hate when these little kids from sweden MEPS calling to us.... cheatsnatic everybody know
2014-12-08 07:34
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist39-29+1030.81.14 Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist32-45-1343.80.72
2014-12-08 08:11
#319
CHEDEL | 
Switzerland CHEDEL 
great played by both team. I'm still amazed by JW... how can he plays how he does it and still performs as hell?
2014-12-08 09:31
#320
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Russia AR4ER 
fantic on killing spree
2014-12-08 09:37
#321
Poland tfg 
was so easy, proves just that fnatic was clear all the time, and the cheating duo from VP was byali and snax, just look at their stats :) ESEA client + esea lan = can't cheat
2014-12-08 09:50
#322
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France rsi_rise 
fnatic so stronk
2014-12-08 09:50
I didn't see first two maps, but VP could and should take both d2 and train maps. They had great starts and things were going in their way. Fnatic however is greatly adapting to the opponent and had some luck (needed) in crucial moments and the end. They won 4:0, so VP need to work out them better. I thing they're hardest opponent for them at the moment.
2014-12-08 09:58
Fnatic best, what a pleasure to watch the teamwork they have.
2014-12-08 10:03
I agree. Especially those last T-rounds on train. I don't care how much you hate Fnatic, but if you do not appreciate the way they played those last rounds, you know nothing about CS:GO.
2014-12-08 10:57
jarek olof, runda nolof
2014-12-08 10:17
didnt expect them to win so 'easy'
2014-12-08 12:12
Winning against Sub top team .... random US, Titan with a last ... and stronk VP who can't win a single tournament since Katowice ... What a performance . . . Flusha is clearly not the player he was, from clutch to random . . . Btw JW & olof are still beast and pronax is improving so much. I don't like kRIMZ but he did his job. Wp Fnatic but please just kick out flusha
2014-12-08 12:18
Not clutch?! Did we even watch the same games??
2014-12-08 16:17
ez
2014-12-08 12:43
Fnatic is just better nowadays.
2014-12-08 13:09
right now LDLC and Fnatic>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>any other teams if only they dont have a bad game (like fnatic lost 0-2 to vp and a day later they won 4-0)
2014-12-08 13:23
olof amazing player...
2014-12-08 13:35
It's sad that cheaters are able to play and won again. And we're only ask with cheats or without this time.
2014-12-08 13:39
What are you trying to say?
2014-12-08 15:04
He's saying Fnatic is clean
2014-12-08 16:32
you spelt fnatic are the best team in the world wrong..
2014-12-09 15:45
GG :) People are screaming "VAC incomming" for quite some time now. Still no VAC to be seen ;)
2014-12-08 15:04
expected
2014-12-08 15:15
#370
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Brazil pedro77 
flusha turned off aimlock
2014-12-08 15:39
ez as always for fnatic
2014-12-08 16:30
virtus :((((((((((((
2014-12-08 18:45
AHAHAHAH FLUSHA NO HACK AND LOOK
2014-12-08 19:12
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist 32-45 -13 43.8 0.72
2014-12-09 10:35
So many buthurt ppl commenting here! What an amazing thread, I love the internet!
2014-12-09 14:07
+1
2014-12-10 13:50
esea client, esea lan -> flusha flushed
2014-12-12 07:56
Flusha's performance drastically lower than the rest of the team? it's like someone turned off force_headshot...
2014-12-12 13:11
ofc
2014-12-12 15:33
kid had some great performances at esea so that's about it
2014-12-12 21:33
not deserved.
2014-12-14 05:38
too ez
2014-12-14 05:48
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