VP to Cologne playoffs over C9

Virtus.pro are through to the playoffs at ESL One Cologne 2015 after defeating Cloud9 16-8 on de_cbble.

The winners match in Group D paired Virtus.pro against Cloud9 on de_cbble, with both teams having enjoyed fairly comfortable opener wins. As discussed in our Group D preview, VP entered the game with a heavy advantage based off of previous online match-ups.

Virtus.pro won the pistol round on their CT side and cashed out on the next two anti-ecos. However, Cloud9 had seemingly found a strategy to pick up rounds in the early game, and its name was "hard rush B."

Using this strategy, Sean "seang@res" Gares and his men picked up multiple rounds until Virtus.pro began to finally stack the site as a response. C9 had some luck manipulating this stack, but it was not dynamic enough, and Filip "NEO" Kubski enabled his men to start picking up CT rounds effectively, with VP finishing the half up 8-7.


Virtus.pro to remain "Legends"

VP used clever maneuvring on their T pistol to force a defensive rotate from Cloud9 and then rush B site, giving the Poles the pistol-round win. With the score at 12-7 for VP, seang@res called a timeout for his beleaguered men.

Cloud9 garnered a round following the timeout, however in the next round Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski outplayed Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham in a one-versus-one to bring the score to 14-8. After that moment, the game was in VP's hands and the Poles went on to power a 16-8 win and advance to the playoffs.

Matchpage
16
8
20th August 2015
 

 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 25 - 11 +14 - 1.58
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 22 - 14 +8 - 1.32
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 17 - 9 +8 - 1.25
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 18 - 13 +5 - 1.10
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 12 - 15 -3 - 0.80
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud 19 - 20 -1 - 0.99
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 14 - 16 -2 - 0.90
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 13 - 18 -5 - 0.78
United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadirfreakazoid 11 - 20 -9 - 0.54
United States Sean 'seang@res' Garesseang@res 5 - 20 -15 - 0.31

United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1047
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
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
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
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
<3 VP
2015-08-20 22:01
<3
2015-08-20 22:04
easy for vp
2015-08-20 22:01
That was fast
2015-08-20 22:01
#5
World wez- 
gud
2015-08-20 22:01
VP to win whole event !!!
2015-08-20 22:01
#7
f0rest | 
Brazil flytwNiP 
uhhuuu
2015-08-20 22:01
TaZ loool 4Head
2015-08-20 22:01
#11
World us 
fuk
2015-08-20 22:01
nt c9, gg's to both teams
2015-08-20 22:02
ez group for vp as expected
2015-08-20 22:02
VP dont change your lineup fuck haters ! go for the win
2015-08-20 22:02
#15
ScreaM | 
Dominican Republic casxd 
bah
2015-08-20 22:02
then VP meet fnatic in the playoffs and get raped <3333
2015-08-20 22:03
yeah maybe, but i enjoy everytime when they rape ur last NA hope <3
2015-08-20 22:06
16-0
2015-08-20 22:07
6 or 7 ? win streak with clown9 <3
2015-08-20 22:08
#44
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
its 10 my friend :)
2015-08-20 22:13
that was a result from a non NA team so ur irrelevant
2015-08-20 22:09
Lol last time C9 beat VP was a year ago. keep posting 16-0 lol.
2015-08-20 22:11
#49
Poland n1u 
Because murica have no other arguments, just burger things. GL in match for everything, muuuuricosss.
2015-08-20 22:17
how mad
2015-08-20 22:28
taz and neo playing really well
2015-08-20 22:03
neo best 17 kills 0% hs :D
2015-08-20 22:03
but dat awp
2015-08-20 22:05
rip pick'em gold
2015-08-20 22:03
You can do mistake twice and still get gold
2015-08-20 22:08
Adderall sponsorship is not on stage yet
2015-08-20 22:03
Time for sgares to retire and coach. He is literally a bot. I don't care how well he can call strats.
2015-08-20 22:06
you forgot their magic runs in ESL ESEA, ESWC and FACEIT? oh murica fans
2015-08-20 22:09
#38
byali | 
Poland vezz. 
I would usually agree, but he just topfragged vs mousesports.
2015-08-20 22:10
#40
 | 
Europe DeusCUTE 
time for you to kill yourself
2015-08-20 22:11
#45
 | 
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
na shuffle in a nutshell, lose map, need to change player
2015-08-20 22:16
The sad thing is that even the NA pros think like this for example Tstorm separating after not qualifying for Cologne even though that lineup had a lot of potential. NA=morons
2015-08-20 22:21
You have idea how lost that lineup would be without him.
2015-08-20 22:15
#71
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
he topfragged against mouz :) I agree he's not the best aimer idd but he's the megamind of c9. This team will be lost without Sean!
2015-08-21 09:53
#28
NEO | 
Poland differ 
GG
2015-08-20 22:06
hard rush B best tactic
2015-08-20 22:07
#35
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
Taz topfragging, nice!
2015-08-20 22:09
#41
 | 
India transformer 
that pasha stats, is not good at all if VP want to progress to the finals
2015-08-20 22:11
On Ct side he was baiting and it's hard to kill at least 1 enemy, while being rushed by a whole squad. Just didn't expect c9 rush b all the time. On TT he was playing good.
2015-08-20 22:52
#62
 | 
India transformer 
Cool, was not able to watch the match in office twitch is banned. Thanks for the clarification.
2015-08-20 23:22
No problem buddy :)
2015-08-20 23:29
5-20 ayyyyyy
2015-08-20 22:13
#43
 | 
United States BoLT- 
Hard to win a game without winning pistol on both halves. GG, hopefully C9 move on anyway :)
2015-08-20 22:13
5-20
2015-08-20 22:15
Sean really needs to get rid of that force buying after losing pistol habit he picked up from semphis.
2015-08-20 22:17
#51
 | 
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
well it worked very often for them previously
2015-08-20 22:23
I would have agreed with you up until skadoodle joined the team. With him, you have four players (sean, n0thing, shroud, and especially skadoodle) who are all very competent with a scout.
2015-08-21 11:29
Easy bet on VP, gonna get 4/4 stickers if Fnatic wins. People forgetting this is a major and VP have already seen in the past month how C9 played. Easy prediction
2015-08-20 22:26
I luv both teams. Heart beats higher to VP, always
2015-08-20 22:28
#55
 | 
Slovakia VerySloVACGuy 
VP is love VP is life - TAZ also need to not retire anytime soon he is the one why i like VP so fucking much
2015-08-20 22:44
VP has more kinda family style :) That's what a good team needs, even if someone is not on point sometimes.
2015-08-20 22:55
if Taz will ever retire they have to hire him as analisist, this will be fun at least
2015-08-20 22:49
gj vp <3 <3 <3
2015-08-20 22:58
expected
2015-08-20 23:14
sean is s0 gud
2015-08-20 23:34
neo main awp? 0.0 lol
2015-08-21 01:53
Old news. Pasha is so bad VP was forced to put him away of main action so now NEO or Snax play old pashas roles and positions.
2015-08-21 02:58
i knew neo has been awp for a while. only want to confirm for this particular match cuz this 0.0 hs stats. btw u should let go of the critics on psh now. they are doing fine as a team. maybe the problem was more of the old setup. as we can see, neo and psh are both getting better after the adjustment.
2015-08-21 03:37
If not pasha VP would win 16-1 vs. C9. Pasha is still terrible. He is tier 3 in duels/clutches/strats.
2015-08-21 03:48
I should grab a popcorn before I read your posts. Gtfo bro ^.^
2015-08-21 13:43
I will analyze pasha's fails in 2 days when his mistakes will make VP exit in quarters.
2015-08-21 13:54
ESL is fucked up. We will get the same semis like last time (just tsm instead of nip which they defeated in groups).
2015-08-21 02:56
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