Dubai hits second round of groups

The first four matches at ESL ESEA Dubai Invitational are over with EnVyUs, Virtus.pro, fnatic and TSM picking up best-of-one wins to advance to winners' matches.

After dealing with network issues, EnVyUs and Cloud9 kicked off the $250,000 tournament taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on de_cbble.

Cloud9 picked up decent eight rounds as Counter-Terrorists despite losing the first pistol round, but losing the second one as well meant they were destined to have a hard time catching up with the French side.

In the end, with Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer delivering a few close rounds with backstabs, EnVyUs closed it out at 16-12 to send the North Americans down to the lower bracket.

Matchpage
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12
10th September 2015
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Cobblestone
12

 Envy K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
France Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy 30 - 23 +7 - 1.39
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 25 - 19 +6 - 1.28
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 17 - 13 +4 - 1.05
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 20 - 19 +1 - 1.05
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 18 - 20 -2 - 0.96
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 29 - 20 +9 - 1.45
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 20 - 20 0 - 1.02
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud 20 - 22 -2 - 0.92
United States Sean 'seang@res' Garesseang@res 12 - 24 -12 - 0.58
United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadirfreakazoid 13 - 24 -11 - 0.53

On the other side of group A, NiP and Virtus.pro were to match up on de_mirage, with the Poles starting strong as Terrorists, picking up the all-important pistol round, as well as both anti-ecos.

Rounds kept going back and forth between the teams, which was putting NiP on bad economy quite often, and Virtus.pro were happy to switch over with eight rounds on the offence.

Paweł "byali" Bieliński had a particularly good match, scoring a staggering 1.57 rating after helping his team play a perfect defence for 16-7 overall.

Matchpage
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Sweden
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Mirage
7

 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 26 - 14 +12 - 1.57
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 18 - 15 +3 - 1.16
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 19 - 18 +1 - 1.14
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 16 - 13 +3 - 0.96
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 10 - 16 -6 - 0.64
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 22 - 14 +8 - 1.35
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 20 - 19 +1 - 1.12
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 18 - 16 +2 - 1.10
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 9 - 19 -10 - 0.49
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 7 - 21 -14 - 0.33

de_cbble was once again the map to come out in Titan's battle with the clear favourites of the tournament, fnatic. Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer didn't seem to stop after starting off on the right foot in the first six rounds with 13 frags for 5-1.

Only one more round went Titan's way during the entire half, as olofmeister kept delivering multiple frags nearly every round, to make it 13-2 at halftime.

Soon enough, fnatic closed the map out at 16-6, despite in-game leader's Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans's four-headshot pistol round heroics.

Matchpage
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 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 29 - 13 +16 - 2.02
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 20 - 7 +13 - 1.53
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 18 - 16 +2 - 1.09
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax 13 - 12 +1 - 0.94
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 9 - 8 +1 - 0.89
 Titan K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 15 - 18 -3 - 0.80
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' QuiquerezManiac 14 - 18 -4 - 0.76
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 8 - 17 -9 - 0.65
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 11 - 18 -7 - 0.59
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 8 - 18 -10 - 0.50

The last match-up of the first round was TSM's de_overpass shootout versus Natus Vincere. The Danes secured the first three rounds before Na`Vi replied with one, but economy was against Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács's squad when TSM took the game back in their hands.

Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen scored at least one kill in nearly every round TSM has won, putting his team on a comfortable 9-6 scoreline before switching over to Counter-Terrorists.

He also topped it off with a triple in the second pistol round, putting Na`Vi in an even worse position, which they were unable to come back from despite getting two rounds at seven match points.

Denmark
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Overpass
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 TSM K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 28 - 14 +14 - 1.54
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 21 - 16 +5 - 1.21
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 19 - 12 +7 - 1.18
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 18 - 14 +4 - 1.09
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 16 - 22 -6 - 0.71
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 22 - 21 +1 - 1.04
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 15 - 20 -5 - 0.78
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 16 - 21 -5 - 0.76
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 13 - 18 -5 - 0.69
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 12 - 22 -10 - 0.58

ESL ESEA Dubai Invitational continues with group A's winners' match of Virtus.pro and EnVyUs up next, kicking off as soon as both teams are ready.

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
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1333
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1442
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1449
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1393
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
#1
f0rest | 
Brazil flytwNiP 
NIP<3
2015-09-10 17:21
ez fnatic
2015-09-10 17:21
kewl
2015-09-10 17:21
#4
lueg | 
Czech Republic Lueg 
nt
2015-09-10 17:21
#5
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Estonia syccc 
n1
2015-09-10 17:22
#6
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Latvia Faaakk 
Get right 81.3 hs% <3
2015-09-10 17:22
81.8*
2015-09-10 17:33
#7
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Estonia sux3ss 
expected
2015-09-10 17:22
1st!!!1
2015-09-10 17:22
#9
Finland JoiKo 
n1
2015-09-10 17:22
gj
2015-09-10 17:22
#11
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
feel bad for flamedogger
2015-09-10 17:23
nice.
2015-09-10 17:23
gl
2015-09-10 17:24
noob event
2015-09-10 17:25
GTR 81,8% HS wtf?
2015-09-10 17:26
Clood 9 &#3237;_&#3237;
2015-09-10 17:27
#17
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Brazil RisenNTC 
Titan is the biggest joke ever for this kind of event
2015-09-10 17:27
like navi played any better
2015-09-10 17:36
Dont forget 2 of their players were sick, and who knows if the rest got sick as well
2015-09-10 17:47
n1
2015-09-10 17:28
#19
Jame | 
Bangladesh NyAn_NeKo 
Fnatic good but not best ....... oh who am I kidding FNATIC BEST <3
2015-09-10 17:31
#22
Denmark Abnn 
why dubai.... they still use slavery, broken corrupt system, and useing Sharia law that is just wrong. ESL. get real.
2015-09-10 17:37
#23
Portugal jO7A 
GTR: ''even with nitro'', NiP manages to lose without winning 10 rounds in a BO1. Titan... what are they doing here seriously? They are not tier 1 team anymore. shox playing bad but even with his carry Titan will not win a single game in this event. Kinguin atm are enjoying their $50k or $30k from G.P and enjoying some vacation as well meanwhile Titan struggling aside of Na'Vi.
2015-09-10 17:37
#26
ZywOo | 
France Puppet* 
I don't think Kinguin will ever enjoy any mony from GP...
2015-09-10 17:54
well you seem to be not updated with the gaming paradise scandal
2015-09-10 18:42
#25
ZywOo | 
France Puppet* 
0.33, forest at its finest. Best thing is he could very well be topfragging next map. Sad to see a genius become so random.
2015-09-10 17:53
Idd, his gameplay looks like he always tries to go for fancy kills, tapping with m4 and stuff. He should just wake up to cs:go reality that you do better by going for "ugly" spray kills, running p90 and such.
2015-09-10 18:02
History will repeat itself tomorrow 9/11 coming their way.
2015-09-10 18:15
nip wood hef won but vp cheat nip going 87-0 they is best tiem ever nip go to all major final and f0rest can never hav bad game
2015-09-10 18:28
xDDDD
2015-09-10 18:30
#31
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Macau fAKEs2j 
Get_Right 81% HS, Scream incoming.
2015-09-10 18:36
Why no Kinguin or Luminosity in Dubai? Instead we have Na'Vi and Titan not challenging teams
2015-09-10 18:52
#35
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
Na'Vi not challenging team... LG > NAVI RIGHT XD i don't even know what to say
2015-09-10 21:35
Yup pretty much Na'Vi in their current form are not good but keep thinking they are na'vi fanboy
2015-09-10 21:42
Nip lose vp omfg again?
2015-09-10 18:54
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