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.
K - D
Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ
25 - 11
Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali
22 - 14
Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO
17 - 9
Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax
18 - 13
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps
12 - 15