Virtus to Gfinity final over Na`Vi

Virtus.pro are through to the grand final of Gfinity Spring Masters after moving past Natus Vincere 2-0 (19-17 on de_train and 25-22 on de_inferno).

The second match of Gfinity Masters Spring day three featured Na`Vi, who had finished at the top of their group, ahead of Swedish duo fnatic and Ninjas in Pyjamas, and Virtus.pro, who who had survived a three-way tie with Titan and EnVyUs in Group B.

Starting off on de_train, Virtus.pro were first to claim bragging rights as they picked up the first three rounds as Terrrorist following an outer rush in the pistol round. In the first gun round, Na`Vi found themselves without enough money to buy an AWP but they made up for that with an early push down the alley to get a one-man advantage that turned out to be invaluable.

Na`Vi went on to add the following five rounds to take a 6-3 lead, but then their winning streak came to an end following a well-timed push by Virtus.pro. A triple kill from Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev in the white halls then frustrated the Polish team and allowed Na`Vi to get back into the game. The Ukrainian side remained in the driving seat for the rest of the half, with the exception of the last round, when their overaggressive strategy backfired.

A 10-5 scoreline gave both teams something to work with going into the second half, with it was Na`Vi who took the initiative as they won the opening five rounds of the half to level the score. Rounds then went back and forth until the 27th round, when a 1vs2 clutch by Denis "seized" Kostin gave Na`Vi a one-round lead and left Virtus.pro's economy in shambles.

For a while it looked like Virtus.pro were going to lose this one, but an impressive eco round from the Poles restored parity on 14 rounds. The following round then went to Na`Vi, who fell short against a half-assed by Virtus.pro in the final round as the game went to overtime, in which Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas's men sealed victory after playing out a perfect 3-0 half as CT.


NEO's eco at 13-14 on de_train saved the day

de_inferno was the map that followed, and once again Virtus.pro came out the brighter as they won the pistol round as CT after denying a B rush from Na`Vi. The Ukrainian-Slovakian-Russian mixture then came close to winning the first gun round but surprisingly spurned a 5vs2 situation, with Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski picking up four kills with the Famas in B.
After taking a 5-0 lead, Virtus.pro were then caught off-guard in the middle following two great entry kills by Edward, but the Poles responded in the following round to leave Na`Vi with no money to work with. It did not take long for them to call a timeout, but until the end of the first half they merely go two more rounds, the second of which thanks to a gorgeous 1vs2 clutch by Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács in pit, as Virtus.pro enjoyed a 12-3 lead at the break.

de_inferno was the map that followed, and once again Virtus.pro came out the brighter as they won the pistol round as CT after denying a B rush from Na`Vi. The Ukrainian-Slovakian-Russian mixture then came close to winning the first gun round but surprisingly spurned a 5vs2 situation, with pashaBiceps picking up four kills with the Famas in B.

After taking a 5-0 lead, Virtus.pro were then caught off-guard in the middle following two great entry kills by Edward, but the Poles responded in the following round to leave Na`Vi with no money to work with. It did not take long for them to call a timeout, but until the end of the first half they merely go two more rounds, the second of which thanks to a gorgeous 1vs2 clutch by GuardiaN in pit, as Virtus.pro enjoyed a 12-3 lead at the break.

Virtus.pro piled more misery on their opponents by winning the pistol round as Terrorists with ease, but then the Polish side were stunned in the first anti-eco round. After bringing the scoreline to 6-13, Na`Vi then dropped a round, but they kept their cool and quickly regained control of the proceedings. As the game wore on, Na`Vi became more and more confident, and they ultimately took the game to overtime.

After two dramatic overtimes that went back and forth, the second of which featuring a phenomenal ace by seized in B, Virtus.pro picked themselves up and sealed a 25-22 victory to advance to the grand final of the tournament, in which they will face fnatic in a best-of-five clash.

 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 66 - 49 +17 - 1.21
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 69 - 55 +14 - 1.21
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 58 - 57 +1 - 1.02
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 50 - 51 -1 - 0.96
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 49 - 52 -3 - 0.93
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 65 - 54 +11 - 1.12
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 53 - 61 -8 - 0.87
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 50 - 59 -9 - 0.85
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 48 - 60 -12 - 0.84
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 47 - 59 -12 - 0.83

Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1786
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1224
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
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
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
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
neo god
2015-05-17 19:49
yeah..
2015-05-17 19:51
+1
2015-05-17 20:27
:)
2015-05-17 19:49
gg
2015-05-17 19:49
#5
Estonia m8k 
virtus plow
2015-05-17 19:49
gl vp
2015-05-17 19:49
#7
United States enrgy 
VP!!!
2015-05-17 19:50
#8
lainNy | 
Ireland kaaaas_ 
LETS GOOOO
2015-05-17 19:50
#10
f0rest | 
Portugal aynaata 
so intense!
2015-05-17 19:50
#11
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
typical seized
2015-05-17 19:50
then they called neo and pasha bots, lol f#ck this community.
2015-05-17 19:50
cause HLTV idiots don't understand that VP doesn't have huge star that plays like monster in every game. Their strenght comes from being a team.
2015-05-17 20:12
Just like germany in world cup
2015-05-18 06:19
NaVi won 0 out of 4 pistols and both maps were super close, sad :(
2015-05-17 19:51
#15
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Sweden mrarrogant 
ppl will still say vp are not top4, fuckin retards lol
2015-05-17 19:52
vp is not even top10. ofc nip is top1 and titan top2
2015-05-17 21:29
neo save the day on train, nice 1bullet on guardian :) He also played very well on inferno.
2015-05-17 19:52
pasha and taz - both bottom fragging on this tournament, went full plow this match
2015-05-17 19:56
most lucky team in the world . I'm serious. :) gratz anyway. not mad :)
2015-05-17 19:56
you sound mad tho
2015-05-17 20:07
Maybe because this game is based on luck? Especially when it comes to a fight within 9999 smokes.
2015-05-17 20:17
i agree. A lot depends on luck, no matter what people say.
2015-05-17 20:28
+1
2015-05-17 21:16
lmao, brits dumb as always. in smoke it s all about game awarness.
2015-05-17 21:30
Care to elaborate your 'game awerness'?
2015-05-18 14:40
what a shame NaVi in this case, go VP in the final :)
2015-05-17 19:57
FLAMIE WTF
2015-05-17 19:57
#22
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India h8or 
4head hype
2015-05-17 20:00
Is this Thorin guy sane? VP top5? How is top4 then? THIS GUY..
2015-05-17 20:02
fyi thorin has clinical autism and rlewis serious mental problems.
2015-05-17 21:30
Yeah GJ Na'Vi for throwing smokes and thinking u placed a wall and no one can get thru it. Oh also GJ Na'Vi for dying at 1 vs 1 when the guy had 2 hp. Oh almost forgot GJ Na'Vi for loosing every eco at beginning and half eco round. One more thing GJ Na'Vi for pushing banana every round even tho they always know u were going to do that. Fuck, GJ Na'Vi for loosing when u had full buy against eco on match win round. And finally GJ Na'Vi for taking my 120$. I hope u are happy now.
2015-05-17 20:05
how much?
2015-05-17 20:07
120 fucking dollars. I really don't understand how can they not think. I just don't have enough bad words to describe how I feel right now.
2015-05-17 20:08
addictions are tough
2015-05-17 20:11
calm down m8 They lost fucking 25k You think they aren't feeling horrible after about 4 overtimes? :/ They did all they cud, and simplifying what they cud've done wud allow vp to anti strat them aswell. IT was a darn close game, and any1 cudve taken it. But vp lucked out ( i wudnt say they were the better team ) Happens CALM down :D
2015-05-17 20:31
Yeh, u are right, I just am a bit sad and mad. They had great opportunities to win, but simply vp had more luck as U said.
2015-05-17 20:58
tell them it on twitters and facebooks
2015-05-17 21:32
hahaha btw. how much?
2015-05-17 20:09
He literally says how much in his comment.
2015-05-17 20:15
dont bet
2015-05-17 20:14
guardian carrying navi
2015-05-17 20:13
Good stuff. Hope they will deliver against fnatic.
2015-05-17 20:14
i doubt, fantic had the whole day to prepare while vp is tired as fuck after all those overtimes and short break just to eat dinner.
2015-05-17 21:34
#34
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
very gg
2015-05-17 20:14
Neo still so good.
2015-05-17 20:14
Neo old man should retire haha.
2015-05-17 21:40
flamie dat HS ratE
2015-05-17 20:20
#42
AdreN | 
Russia cripdogg 
New ScreaM? Kappa
2015-05-17 20:27
Neo > Anus Vincere
2015-05-17 20:20
#46
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Ukraine KYRT1993 
sasi xyi zalypa rysska9)
2015-05-17 20:29
neo > putin
2015-05-17 20:30
finally top2 confirmed fnc top1 tsm top 3 cuz vp>tsm
2015-05-17 20:25
lmao, retard? fnatic is not even close to the top. i doubt they are even top5 with their outs in groups, loses to tier 3 TL or vox!
2015-05-17 21:36
gud match.
2015-05-17 20:29
Gvardian vs VP
2015-05-17 20:30
vp tier2
2015-05-17 20:34
byali and snax too low to perform on the highest level :(
2015-05-17 20:36
still more than enough for tier 2 fnatic.
2015-05-17 20:37
ehy is gplay not in final? vp not even good !
2015-05-17 23:29
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