Group B: TSM advance, Titan live on

Group B of the ESL ESEA Dubai Invitational has concluded, with TSM advancing over fnatic in an 'El Classico' winners' match on de_dust2 with a score of 19-17, and Titan defeating Na`Vi in the losers' match with a score of 16-10 on de_cbble.

The winners' match of Group B pitted 2015's two biggest rivals up against each other: fnatic and TSM. With fnatic having recently trounced TSM in the Fragbite Masters Showdown in Stockholm with a score of 4-1, the Swedes came into the best-of-one on de_dust2 as favourites.

However, TSM had other plans at first, with Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen & co. going up to an imbalanced score of 8-0 on their T half. fnatic reminded the world once again of how important pauses can be in CS:GO (even if they are not tactical and due to the opponent having technical issues), and began to rally rounds after this unfortunate incident.


TSM get a small measure of revenge in a best-of-one against fnatic

TSM only managed to accrue a single round after said pause, and the half finished 9-6 in the Danes' favour. The second half was severely delayed after multiple VAC authentication errors struck during the pistol round, putting the match on hold for at least 45 minutes.

fnatic came into the second pistol once all ten players were ready again with a conclusive victory, and equalised the score at 9-9 after two anti-ecos. The game continued in tit-for-tat fashion all the way until overtime, with Robin "flusha" Rönnquist keeping the Swedes' hopes alive with a crucial one-versus-three.

The first half of overtime saw fnatic garner two rounds on the T-side, with TSM only managing to pick up one round after Nicolai "device" Reedtz enacted double "KQLY-style" jumpshots with his AWP onto A site to take down a player and leg another.

TSM's T-side on overtime was a resounding success, and the Danes won all three rounds with not much reponse from fnatic, thereby winning the map 19-17 and advancing straight into the semifinals.

Matchpage
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Denmark
17
Dust2
19

 TSM K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 29 - 21 +8 - 1.29
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 27 - 25 +2 - 1.10
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 26 - 23 +3 - 1.08
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 17 - 21 -4 - 0.80
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 19 - 26 -7 - 0.73
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 29 - 17 +12 - 1.30
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 28 - 25 +3 - 1.12
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 27 - 23 +4 - 1.10
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax 16 - 26 -10 - 0.66
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 15 - 27 -12 - 0.60

The losers' match of Group B, and the final match of the day, saw Na`Vi taking on Titan, which started fairly late at around 01:30 AM Dubai-time. With the map being de_cbble, Titan started off the game with a pistol round victory on their T side.

Somewhat strangely, Na`Vi managed to pistol-buy their way against the anti-eco, only to be eco'ed in return by Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans' men on the third round, swinging the game back in favour of the Belgian-French-Swiss team.

Titan remained in the driver's seat for most of the half, despite multiple rounds coming down to the wire and Na`Vi calling a pause as well to try and recoup their thoughts. Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev managed to give Na`Vi the last round of the half with an unlikely clutch; Titan still finished the half up 10-5.


shox and the rest of Titan impressed over Na`Vi

Na`Vi managed to pick up their T-side only when the score stood at 15-5 for Titan (with the latter team claiming the second pistol round), however such a long comeback was unlikely and after fighting back to 10-15, a strong Titan hold on A-site shut down the Ukrainian-Russian-Slovak team, knocking them out of the tournament.

Matchpage
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Cobblestone
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 Titan K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 27 - 15 +12 - 1.53
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 24 - 22 +2 - 1.03
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 18 - 17 +1 - 0.97
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 17 - 18 -1 - 0.95
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' QuiquerezManiac 19 - 21 -2 - 0.90
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 23 - 17 +6 - 1.29
Russia Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie 21 - 21 0 - 1.12
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 19 - 22 -3 - 0.91
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 19 - 24 -5 - 0.81
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 11 - 21 -10 - 0.53

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
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
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
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
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1502
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
fnatic will rape titan, shoxie please don't cry so much :((((
2015-09-11 00:18
+1
2015-09-11 00:22
titan 2-0 fnatic is a shit team they are noob they lost against low like tsm :)
2015-09-11 00:24
#48
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Denmark vexity 
how much?
2015-09-11 08:05
el classico? wtf stich? more like el rapedo coz tsm always rape these scumcheaters. btw. vp is fucked. they will again play 4v5.
2015-09-11 00:33
#33
Sweden Stag 
so that's why tsm lost 4-1 some days ago on lan. lmao.
2015-09-11 00:54
So that why head to head TSM is winning most of them?
2015-09-11 03:32
#40
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Sweden TomodachiOM 
So that's why pizza is the greatest food of all time?
2015-09-11 04:02
#50
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Germany P3tR 
Oh thats why? Thanks mate
2015-09-11 08:44
showmatch you moron, it means nothing
2015-09-11 12:53
#56
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Italy artyshat 
lolled hard when i read "el clasico"...el classico wil be always vp vs nip....no matter what!
2015-09-11 12:42
expected :(((
2015-09-11 14:45
Live on for a few more hours :D
2015-09-11 00:18
#3
Norway DeanW 
gj titan
2015-09-11 00:19
#4
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Belgium Axelele 
gogo titan i believe
2015-09-11 00:19
#5
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South America IFK 
wp
2015-09-11 00:19
#6
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Romania aSuSstar 
rip c9 , navi :(
2015-09-11 00:20
France vs Sweden. Bring it on.
2015-09-11 00:20
NiP-envy, fnatic-titan, just realised :D
2015-09-11 00:52
#51
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Germany P3tR 
Nv and fnatic to advance, so another france vs sweden
2015-09-11 08:45
#8
kNgV- | 
Argentina esqueleto 
Huehuehuwuhwuw
2015-09-11 00:21
GJ Titan
2015-09-11 00:21
Hype Navi have some problems now
2015-09-11 00:21
Wp Titan, such a pleasure to watch a team that isn't all about flashy individuals.
2015-09-11 00:21
well i guess navi shouldn't attend hell paradise and they could pass the group :/ sad day for me but a true fan will cheering for them in the hard days too. gg wp titan
2015-09-11 00:22
vp attended hell paradise and shat on envy. your argument is invalid.
2015-09-11 00:24
salt,i remember you and that other hungarian hyping navi up :')
2015-09-11 00:37
Yes i believed that they can upset tsm and fnatic but not this way :')
2015-09-11 00:44
#14
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Korea saddummy 
Ex6 playing like a god
2015-09-11 00:22
Ex6 has became god after just changing 2 players
2015-09-11 00:26
#28
World Kobs 
god in one match ,trash in countless
2015-09-11 00:41
he has been good in last 20 matches fuck off now no flager
2015-09-11 00:53
Nt Evil Belgium
2015-09-11 01:56
LOL
2015-09-11 07:22
LMAO
2015-09-11 13:52
#18
forsaken | 
Sweden !drop 
French (speaking) in-game leaders always frag hard OK x6 not always but often lately
2015-09-11 00:26
Na'Vi is so bad lately..They have to change something (not talking about players)
2015-09-11 00:27
The time of Slovakhiin is over. From now on he will be known as slowakhiin. Impressive by Titan all in all!
2015-09-11 00:29
It's literally same Ex6TenZ, who had to come to play in csgo after that promising css career. Nice to see him up on the scoreboard again. :)
2015-09-11 00:29
Expected
2015-09-11 00:31
ex6tenz topfraging ez...
2015-09-11 00:33
#26
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Brazil seltinn1 
lol i bet on titan for lulz and i won Ez skins hahahahha
2015-09-11 00:41
RIP VP :(
2015-09-11 00:41
navi need to change their playstyle, things arent so good lately
2015-09-11 00:50
gg
2015-09-11 00:54
#35
Sweden Stag 
that's why you should play more than 30 hours in the last 14 days krimz, you lazy little wigga.
2015-09-11 00:55
#36
Jame | 
Bangladesh NyAn_NeKo 
GOD EX6TENZ
2015-09-11 00:57
Navi is a joke now really
2015-09-11 03:15
EX6 plays like a god, and yet the article says 'SHOX AND REST OF THE TITAN' good god wtf..
2015-09-11 05:49
#43
cArn | 
Vietnam milandini 
Fnatic struggled when krimz underperformed. Step up your games please
2015-09-11 05:55
#44
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Brazil xpn :) 
rip navi?
2015-09-11 06:04
#45
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Vietnam yolesnoobs 
What happened to Na'Vi :/
2015-09-11 07:19
#47
Denmark Lage 
All the 4 underdogs just won :o NiP, VP, TSM and Titan. I bet some people made some serious $$$.
2015-09-11 07:57
Definitely can agree on NiP and Titan underdog, but VP and TSM which many agree are Top 4 atm as underdogs? Nawhh m8. TSM is about equal to fnatic give and take and they pretty much beat each other all the time(TSM alittle bit more), it's same for VP and Envy, VP won this time but it doesn't mean Envy would not necessary shrekt them the next.
2015-09-11 11:18
#60
Denmark Lage 
Not saying VP and TSM were hue underdogs. But if you look at the bookmakers, they were underdogs for sure.
2015-09-12 19:02
rip navi , wp tsm
2015-09-11 08:42
Ex6TenZ top frager, suck my shit :D:D:D
2015-09-11 09:22
Ex6tenZ is love. Ex6TenZ is life.
2015-09-11 10:02
Moses is a benefaction for all CSGO lan tournaments... good, accurate analysis, nice and calm guy, knows what he says (former pro player)
2015-09-11 10:39
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