fnatic see off Virtus.pro

fnatic came from behind to beat Virtus.pro 2-1 and progress to the grand final of the ESL ESEA Pro League (12-16 on de_cache, 16-3 on de_overpass and 16-9 on de_dust2).

The second semi-final was an exciting clash between the last two European teams still in contention: Virtus.pro, who had skipped the quarter-finals after topping their group on Thursday, and fnatic, who had given a great account of themselves against Keyd Stars the day before.

The opening map of this all-European contest was de_cache, a first for both teams here in this tournament. After a strong start from fnatic, Virtus.pro showed some strong play in gun rounds, but still it was a back-and-forth game until the end of the half as only one round separated the two teams.

Virtus.pro came out strongly from the break and won four rounds in a row, after which fnatic replied with four of their own. All close rounds seemed to be going the Swedes' way, but as the game wore on the Poles gained control of the tempo, which allowed them to seal a 16-12 success.


TaZ looked on point on de_cache 

Things started looking bleak for fnatic, who, however, took comfort in the fact that de_overpass, their choice of map, was coming 
next. A triple kill from Markus "pronax" Wallsten in the pistol round was a strong indicator that the Swedes were looking to bounce back from 
the early disappointment.
fnatic managed to stay on top of the game for some more time before the streak eventually came to an end in the sixth round. 
However, Virtus.pro were unable to follow it up with another round win, which saw them go back to eco territory.
The Swedish team would go on to take the scoreline to 9-1, forcing a timeout out of Virtus.pro. The move paid off as the Polish 
team claimed two rounds in a row, but they still had a mountain to climb to overturn the 3-12 deficit at the end of the half. Despite their best efforts, Virtus.pro were unable to prevent fnatic from winning the opening four rounds of the second half and running out 16-3 victors.

Things started looking bleak for fnatic, who, however, took comfort in the fact that de_overpass, their choice of map, was coming next. A triple kill from pronax in the pistol round was a strong indicator that the Swedes were looking to bounce back from the early disappointment.

fnatic managed to stay on top of the game for some more time before the streak eventually came to an end in the sixth round. However, Virtus.pro were unable to follow it up with another round win, which saw them go back to eco territory.

The Swedish team would go on to take the scoreline to 9-1, forcing a timeout out of Virtus.pro. The move paid off as the Polish team claimed two rounds in a row, but they still had a mountain to climb to overturn the 3-12 deficit at the end of the half. Despite their best efforts, Virtus.pro were unable to prevent fnatic from winning the opening four rounds of the second half and running out 16-3 victors.


flusha was on fire on de_overpass 

The decider map was de_dust2, where a three-round streak from fnatic on the Terrorist side came to an end thanks to an ace from Filip "NEO" Kubski in the B site. Virtus.pro were, however, unable to build up their economy as they spurned a 5vs3 situation in the following round.

Virtus.pro then regained some ground and reduced the gap to 4-5, but fnatic were simply unstoppable in the dying stages of the half as they won six rounds in a row to bring the scoreline to 11-4 in their favor.

An aggressive strat from the Swedes in the pistol round as CT backfired tremendously despite Jesper "JW" Wecksell picking up two rounds early on. Virtus.pro would go on to cut the deficit to 9-12, but then a series of rounds went fnatic's way, breaking the economy of the Polish players and shattering their dreams of reaching the grand final.

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 58 - 42 +16 - 1.22
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 60 - 45 +15 - 1.21
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 54 - 48 +6 - 1.08
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 45 - 44 +1 - 1.00
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax 39 - 46 -7 - 0.88
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 51 - 51 0 - 1.08
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 51 - 53 -2 - 0.97
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 44 - 50 -6 - 0.90
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 40 - 53 -13 - 0.81
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 38 - 49 -11 - 0.78

Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
good read
2015-07-04 21:32
would read again
2015-07-04 21:33
#25
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Czech Republic AsToNOfficial 
and again
2015-07-04 21:34
again and
2015-07-04 21:35
#34
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Czech Republic AsToNOfficial 
dan nigaa
2015-07-04 21:35
"again, again and again.." with a slow dramatic voice. I recognize that quote, is it from any movie?
2015-07-04 21:39
ye its called anders
2015-07-04 21:40
INHUMAN ARTICLE
2015-07-04 21:47
THE GRAMMAR, HIKO ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?
2015-07-04 22:01
DAMN
2015-07-04 21:32
#6
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Andorra KOVALSKII 
gogogo usa
2015-07-04 21:32
Gl
2015-07-04 21:32
GG
2015-07-04 21:32
#12
device | 
Denmark AwzuuM 
gg
2015-07-04 21:33
#14
Happy | 
Brazil Kurtt 
vp ......
2015-07-04 21:33
#15
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Czech Republic AsToNOfficial 
Dat Neo ace <3
2015-07-04 21:33
first
2015-07-04 21:33
[*] dreams
2015-07-04 21:34
wp :)))
2015-07-04 21:33
#19
CIS Ume 
Fnatic > Virtus.Pro easy. also NA > Virtus.Pro such a shame for Poland hahahaha.
2015-07-04 21:33
NA>VP? U fokin wot m8? All>Russia
2015-07-04 21:35
#37
CIS Ume 
I see Cloud9 playing the finals.. and Virtus.Noob going home already hahahaha=).
2015-07-04 21:36
Braindead ruski
2015-07-04 22:24
You do know how groups and elimination brackets work right?
2015-07-05 04:39
#51
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Slovenia eTheBlack 
VP = Russia? Players are from Poland.
2015-07-04 21:39
#21
United States Ero1 
good read indeed
2015-07-04 21:33
enkelt
2015-07-04 21:34
#24
Russia Lifa 
Veto Cobble but not Dust, wp Virtus pro, wp. They would have more chances on cbble than dust 2 anyway
2015-07-04 21:34
+1
2015-07-04 21:35
#47
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Slovenia eTheBlack 
Against Fnatic? Nah.
2015-07-04 21:38
#55
Russia Lifa 
VP is just stronger on Cobble than on Dust + they had a few close games on cbble against Fnatic and other teams
2015-07-04 21:42
They got rekt 16-2 on cbble in their last match against FNC, and they thought that it was okay for them to ban it, since Fnatic just won 19-16 on their last d2 confrontation. They just wanted to play it safe
2015-07-04 21:44
C9 EzPzLmnSqZ!
2015-07-04 21:34
again wrong team won, but still fnatic should win easy against c9
2015-07-04 21:34
Don't lose 0-2 next time.
2015-07-05 04:40
and again vp lost to fnatic -taz he playing like shit(only cache was good) -pasha - most retarded player on pro scene right now
2015-07-04 21:35
and still top3 for 2014 :) u stupid kids keep complaining for everything , lets just kick everybody huh ?
2015-07-04 21:37
but now we have 2015, pasha was number one in vp in 2014, now he is fourth, only taz has worse ratio
2015-07-04 21:38
he's right just watch Vp matches and u will see pasha is worst in vp atm sad bud true
2015-07-04 21:37
then maybe u should give him a chance, right ? because he already proved himself , that he can be on top,instead of kicking him instantly
2015-07-04 21:41
+1
2015-07-04 21:38
top 3 in a shitty ranking
2015-07-04 21:46
Sometimes you play bad and sometimes good, you know? No one play well in every map.
2015-07-04 21:37
and byali, giving up weapon 1v3 with no chance to win it when they really needed it next round VP is a good team, but sometimes they play really retarded that should NEVER happend on this level
2015-07-04 21:42
#79
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
Haha, look, retard!!
2015-07-04 22:21
too long didnt read
2015-07-04 21:35
+1
2015-07-04 21:38
ez fnatic
2015-07-04 21:38
2-1 is never ez
2015-07-04 21:39
The last two maps were ez
2015-07-04 21:44
Yep, but whole match wasn't
2015-07-04 21:53
Cache only was satisfying for VP, even tho it was 16-12 (close), imo it was ez for VP. The last 2 were clearly one sided
2015-07-04 21:59
At least FNC seems to have a weak point on cache !
2015-07-04 21:58
rip poland dream
2015-07-04 21:39
Just FNATIC things
2015-07-04 21:40
Nice job!
2015-07-04 21:42
at least they take a map
2015-07-04 21:42
-Taz -Pasha +Michu +...
2015-07-04 21:50
GJ fnatic
2015-07-04 21:51
Nice =)
2015-07-04 21:54
gj nijo
2015-07-04 21:56
Good job. Better team won.
2015-07-04 22:02
olofmeister.. who's gonna stop this beast?
2015-07-04 22:03
#84
AdreN | 
Russia cripdogg 
fREAKAZOiD. Hola C9!
2015-07-04 22:51
:( ez asiimovs but shame that vp lost.
2015-07-04 22:03
#78
dktenso | 
Brazil lgzn 
LOL taz dropped 28+ in the first map when i stopped seeing. how did he managed to drop 10 in TWO MAPS LATER??!?!
2015-07-04 22:12
ez pz
2015-07-04 22:33
problem is that in fnatic everyone is above IGL with frags, in vp we dont see big difference with fragging ;) if you know what i mean
2015-07-04 22:35
#91
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Poland dijef 
Fnatic knows how to play VP on 2v2 situations. They are winning nearly all of them. Many dd2 rounds were close, VP should had more CT rounds which would cause eco rounds on fnatic. I think they need to change speed once they make couple of frags to establish situation
2015-07-05 08:28
words like should,could... man grow up, in fact fnatic could 16:0 them but they didn't right
2015-07-05 09:29
Nope. And he has a point
2015-07-05 13:46
flusha stepping it up this lan, been a long time
2015-07-06 01:30
#95
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United States t1mb3r7and 
Flusha won fnatic D2 basically.
2015-07-06 01:32
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