VP, TSM with wins in FACEIT finals

Virtus.pro started off Group B of the FACEIT League 2015 Stage 1 finals with a closer-than-expected 2-0 win over American eLevate; meanwhile recent respective offline champions Na`Vi and TSM fought a duel for supremacy, with the Danes taking the spoils at 2-1.

The first day of the FACEIT League 2015 Stage 1 offline finals continued with Group B play, with three European and one North American team entering the brouhaha to determine who would advance out of groups.

Seeking to avenge their humiliated American comrades Liquid, eLevate squared off with Virtus.pro, the recent ESEA Season 18 Global Finals champions. With de_nuke making a rare appearance as the first map of contention, VP pulled off a passable CT half at 11:4.


VP were challenged by eLevate but ultimately prevailed

However, American teams are known for their strong CT play on nuke, which was seen as recently as ESL One Katowice (with both CLG and Cloud9 squeaking out 16:14 wins on de_nuke against European opponents).

Things indeed began to look grim for Virtus.pro with David "Xp3" Garrido's men starting to pick up CT rounds in subsequent order until the score was equalised at 14:14. However, the Poles gathered their inner discipline and manged to grind out a win in the end, taking de_nuke 16:14.

de_cbble was also closely contested, however, despite a narrow first half advantage for VP, they managed to run away with the game on their T side and took the second map 16:10. eLevate can walk away with the consolation of taking 24 rounds in total over two maps; six times as many as Liquid managed.

 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 51 - 40 +11 - 1.24
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 42 - 34 +8 - 1.14
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 40 - 34 +6 - 1.09
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 40 - 36 +4 - 1.06
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 42 - 39 +3 - 0.99
 eLevate K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
France David 'Xp3' GarridoXp3 48 - 42 +6 - 1.16
United States Daniel 'roca' Gustaferriroca 35 - 45 -10 - 0.92
United States Derek 'desi' Branchendesi 35 - 41 -6 - 0.88
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 39 - 48 -9 - 0.85
United States Tyler 'Storm' WoodStorm 24 - 41 -17 - 0.64

The second match of Group B saw two recent champions locking horns: Na`Vi (winners of the ESL Pro League) and TSM (winners of the CCS Kick-off Season finals).

As expected, the series came down to the wire. On de_overpass, Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács led his teammates to an early lead that looked like it was going to run away in Na`Vi's favour until the Danes buckled down and started to deploy a good defense on their CT side.

However, a tactical in-game pause followed by brute force attacks by Na`Vi finally opened up the B site with the score at 14:14, and allowed the Eastern European outfit to take the first map 16:14.


karrigan's TSM scraped out the win in a long series

de_cache looked to repeat the results of the first map, with Na`Vi seemingly in control of the game at first, however Finn "karrigan" Andersen's men dug in deep to ultimately display their renowned style of CT play and managed to take the map 16:13.

With the decider being de_mirage, TSM seized the moment by taking T pistol, unfortunately for the Danes, Na`Vi forced their economy next round and some good end-round play by Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev set the score to 1:1.

Capitalising on Na`Vi's uncertainty, TSM re-eco'ed Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko's men and started pulling away with aggressive play on both bombsites. The Danes closed the half at 12:3, dismantling a usually strong Na`Vi defense on de_mirage.

Na`Vi started to fight back on their own T side however, picking up five rounds before TSM's defense woke up and forced the map for the Danes: 16:8.

 TSM K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 66 - 55 +11 - 1.17
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 68 - 53 +15 - 1.12
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 64 - 54 +10 - 1.12
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 64 - 58 +6 - 1.06
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 48 - 54 -6 - 0.84
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 63 - 59 +4 - 1.02
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 61 - 61 0 - 0.99
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 56 - 63 -7 - 0.94
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 52 - 65 -13 - 0.82
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 40 - 62 -22 - 0.67

Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1414
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
France David 'Xp3' Garrido
David 'Xp3' Garrido
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
502
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
n1
2015-05-01 22:08
I learned a new word 2day
2015-05-01 22:32
n2 = nice two
2015-05-02 08:52
best
2015-05-01 22:09
gg
2015-05-01 22:09
ez tsm
2015-05-01 22:09
#5
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Finland Jonzu95 
lol frenchman carrying murricans
2015-05-01 22:09
cuz murica bad
2015-05-01 22:19
#30
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Lithuania crxyolo 
expected, pretty much all of them are bad at gaming :3
2015-05-02 01:46
#9
f0rest | 
Brazil flytwNiP 
Vp vs tsm will be good
2015-05-01 22:11
ok
2015-05-01 22:12
gj
2015-05-01 22:13
TSM good job!
2015-05-01 22:13
#13
United Kingdom L$D 
"karrigans team scraped out a win in the long series" #scraped
2015-05-01 22:14
abortion has been made
2015-05-01 22:41
scrape, v.intr., #5: "To succeed or manage with difficulty" ayyy
2015-05-01 23:17
#27
United Kingdom L$D 
didnt seem difficult to me
2015-05-01 23:21
compared to the other games relatively
2015-05-01 23:41
The battle of old men TaZ > storm
2015-05-01 22:18
Lol xp3 carrying fat muricans gg elevate fangays
2015-05-01 22:18
FangaYs
2015-05-01 22:21
Poor storm. I was a fan in 1.6 but hes been absolutely rubbish in csgo
2015-05-01 22:41
#24
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Sweden Mikacage 
go go tsm
2015-05-01 22:41
61-61
2015-05-02 00:35
#31
Finland Qksc 
Well played TSM!
2015-05-02 02:52
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