Virtus.pro take down fnatic, to final

The second semifinal of the $250,000 ESL ESEA Dubai Invitational saw Virtus.pro upset fnatic with a score of 2-1 (7-16 on de_cbble, 16-5 on de_train, and 16-4 on de_cache).

The ESL ESEA Dubai Invitational second semifinal pitted together Virtus.pro and fnatic, two rivals who have an eerie history in 2015 of playing close semifinals games at $250,000 tournaments: at ESL One Katowice, at the ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 finals, and at ESL One Cologne.

With all three previous semifinals sharing a similar history of Virtus.pro starting out red-hot on their first map, only to be grinded out to a defeat by fnatic later in the series, fnatic's map pick of de_cbble was a must-win for the Polish team heading into this semifinal.


Virtus.pro finally get semifinal revenge over fnatic in 2015

VP got off to a strong start on their CT-side by winning the pistol round only to be promptly eco'ed by fnatic, a recurring phenomenon for any opponent of the Swedish powerhouse in the playoffs.

fnatic's T-side half was truly the Markus "pronax" Wallsten show, with the team's IGL putting in a strong performance and continuously countering the rounds VP picked up with fnatic roundwins, putting the Poles on a near constant state of having a poor economy. fnatic finished in the lead at 10-5.

fnatic took the CT pistol only to be eco'ed in kind by Virtus.pro. However, the Swedish pistol-play was much more dynamic than VP expected, and after a narrowly won 20th round, Virtus.pro lost the next anti-eco to bring the score to 12-7 for fnatic.

A brief technical pause did not help the Polish team revitalise, and fnatic hammered in the final touches to the VP coffin on de_cbble, winning with a convincing 16-7 scoreline. Robin "flusha" Rönnquist put in yet another dominant performance.


flusha shone on de_cbble 

On de_train, Virtus.pro won a CT pistol round that was hectic on all levels for both teams, with Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas ultimately winning a one-versus-two to clutch the round. The Poles then activated a quintessential VP-style wall of defense, rocketing up to a 8-1 lead before fnatic responded with two of their own.

With the half finishing 11-4 for VP, the Poles simply refused to let up, and with Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski leading the way in fragging, VP easily snagged the second map with a score of 16-5.

Virtus.pro kept up the aggressive pacing in their T-side on de_cache, walking up to 6-1 in the early part of the third map, with Snax once again firing on all cylinders and winning a crucial one-versus-two following a sloppy execute by VP.


Snax was galvanic on maps two and three 

The savage sack of fnatic did not let up there however, with all of VP's players playing superbly well, including Paweł "byali" Bieliński winning an unlikely one-versus-three. In the next round, team fragger Snax somehow fended off assaults from multiple angles by fnatic to give Virtus.pro another round. Virtus.pro finished the half with a dominant 11-4 scoreline.

Youngster byali scored four kills on the second pistol round and virtually handed VP the momentum to finish the game by that point. Despite fnatic picking up one more round, the game was a closed-off matter with Virtus.pro cruising to a 16-4 victory.

Matchpage
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 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 63 - 41 +22 - 1.40
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 48 - 34 +14 - 1.15
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 47 - 45 +2 - 1.04
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 40 - 44 -4 - 0.94
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 40 - 42 -2 - 0.89
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 51 - 48 +3 - 1.03
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 45 - 48 -3 - 0.97
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 41 - 47 -6 - 0.88
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax 39 - 48 -9 - 0.87
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 29 - 47 -18 - 0.69

Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1786
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1602
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
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
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
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1505
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
#1
Slovakia radeZ 
wp vp
2015-09-11 23:13
#190
CIS N-Y 
I love Poland
2015-09-12 10:50
#2
Poland miiR 
ez
2015-09-11 23:13
rekt, vp to win dubai
2015-09-11 23:13
keep dreaming
2015-09-11 23:22
Match with tsm now isnt even needed, outcome is known
2015-09-12 00:16
#191
 | 
United Kingdom yumadbro 
tbh VP is actually pretty strong. They have more chance to win.
2015-09-12 12:16
dreaming? they crushed the best team in the world lol "dreaming"
2015-09-12 12:35
hm? you said something? rekt again
2015-09-12 21:48
dream come true right?
2015-09-12 21:50
#6
Russia jobs! 
gl in the frand final
2015-09-11 23:15
Expected. Like i said many times fnatic is too low to win big events in a row. Such thing can only do real champions like TSM or VP. Funny thing. If TSM will win the final then they are top1 barely 0,15% above :)
2015-09-12 01:54
What are you even smoking? Only real champions like TSM and VP? I thought you were a bit off before but now I realized you are totally out in the blue. You've got no idea what you are talking about. Fnatic back to back major winners, 3 major titles. Been dominating CSGO 2015. TSM 0 major wins, 0 finals. VP 1 major win, 1 final.
2015-09-12 12:22
You cant dominate if you cant even 2 events in a row. So much fanboism.
2015-09-12 22:33
Getting b8'd hurts
2015-09-13 14:18
n1
2015-09-11 23:13
wtf vp
2015-09-11 23:13
gg
2015-09-11 23:13
deserved
2015-09-11 23:13
gg
2015-09-11 23:13
wp vp, deserved!
2015-09-11 23:13
+1
2015-09-11 23:20
Sonic?
2015-09-11 23:13
<3 GJ Virtus.Pro ! <3
2015-09-11 23:13
fnatic rekt by Virtus.Pro :D
2015-09-11 23:13
deserved! GG Virtus.Pro!!!
2015-09-11 23:14
Get rekt <3
2015-09-11 23:14
BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD. VIR-TUS-PRO!
2015-09-11 23:14
Uh, no. One match, no matter how impressive, isn't enough to be #1.
2015-09-11 23:17
#93
Finland Baas 
You do realize that people can have favorite teams that have nothing to do with statistics.
2015-09-11 23:25
He said "best" not "favorite"
2015-09-11 23:26
how much?
2015-09-11 23:49
Even if I did bet, I would never bet on VP (too uncertain if they'll actually show up) or Fnatic (odds are always so high for them, not even worth it).
2015-09-11 23:53
His "best" team can be his "favorite" team. And why would the term "best" need to be reserved to overall performance? The word has many uses, for example one of them would be having similar values to what the said person appreciates, maybe that's why they're "the best" for the said individual. Not because they win often, but because of something else that the team always brings with them. VP has plenty of personality in it. VP is personally my favorite team as well, and to me they're the best. (Because of the personality)
2015-09-16 23:40
impressive
2015-09-11 23:14
boom
2015-09-11 23:14
krimz -18 NEVER FORGET
2015-09-11 23:14
#25
 | 
Europe uppermost 
" 12-3 scoreline." it was 11-4
2015-09-11 23:14
give me some delicious bet screenshots
2015-09-11 23:14
2 EZ
2015-09-11 23:14
#28
 | 
Latvia GekonsCS 
snax and byali.....just wow!
2015-09-11 23:14
that pistol round from byali :o
2015-09-11 23:14
#31
friberg | 
Portugal iNCOwo 
take down?? VP simply smashed fnatic
2015-09-11 23:15
#32
 | 
India transformer 
VP <3
2015-09-11 23:15
Very impressive
2015-09-11 23:15
that was so ez
2015-09-11 23:15
Virtus plow too stronk!
2015-09-11 23:15
#38
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
I was waiting for fnatic to pause on cache.. I don't know why they didn't.
2015-09-11 23:15
maybe they got bored of crushing people's dreams with their pausetoggle
2015-09-11 23:48
they lost their luggage with mouses and they were forced used brand new so no point in pausing
2015-09-12 02:01
#39
Portugal jO7A 
What a game by VP...
2015-09-11 23:15
-Krimz +Getright
2015-09-11 23:15
#41
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
GET PLOWED!! :DD
2015-09-11 23:15
#42
NEO | 
Poland differ 
GG VP
2015-09-11 23:15
Looking forward to the final and I like VP, so happy to see them proceed, but this will bring out all the fanboys...
2015-09-11 23:16
Happy to see a different final in a big tournament! GG VP
2015-09-11 23:16
fnatic without pause in semi final wow
2015-09-11 23:16
they knew it wouldn't help :)
2015-09-11 23:23
but they are always Gods after the pauses
2015-09-11 23:24
they lost their luggage with mouses and they were forced used brand new so no point in pausing
2015-09-12 02:03
Cheats are HARAM in Dubai
2015-09-11 23:16
N1
2015-09-11 23:16
lol fnatic "best team in the world" "elite team"
2015-09-11 23:16
#50
Poland Mic` 
on de_cache 11:4 after half, not 12:3
2015-09-11 23:16
Expected revenge for Colonge, VP should have won it. Fortune has some debts after 14-16 on inferno.
2015-09-11 23:16
expected but long awaited they finally pulled it off
2015-09-11 23:20
going from getting 16-0'd by kinguin to 16-4 the best team in the world. :D
2015-09-11 23:17
#54
New Zealand xeho 
Yay, it was about time till Snax will release his wizard mode on! :)
2015-09-11 23:17
deserved,fucking stronk and aggressive t-side on cache
2015-09-11 23:17
2015-09-11 23:17
#114
 | 
Netherlands Deviate 
what was the ratio?
2015-09-11 23:38
#133
 | 
Netherlands Deviate 
ahhh damn son, great drop you got there. mind to share some? ;) ;)
2015-09-12 00:05
#150
TaZ | 
Poland reap3r 
2015-09-12 00:57
#128
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ 
2.22
2015-09-11 23:55
#135
 | 
Netherlands Deviate 
so unfortunate i didnt bet myself then :(
2015-09-12 00:07
gg
2015-09-11 23:17
#60
 | 
Poland sajade 
GJ !
2015-09-11 23:18
Finally, team playing the best CS is in the final
2015-09-11 23:18
after all this time... deserved !
2015-09-11 23:19
finally! NICE! Deserved! Also nice to see someone else than Envy&Fnatic in the Final!
2015-09-11 23:20
hahaha golden
2015-09-11 23:23
Finally!!!
2015-09-11 23:19
should be a great game tomorrow
2015-09-11 23:20
there is no swedes in final ???
2015-09-11 23:20
wooooooooow
2015-09-11 23:20
he knew
2015-09-11 23:46
byali 4 HS in the pistol rnd, neva forget
2015-09-11 23:20
#75
Australia Ixz 
Very well deserved, good work to VP!
2015-09-11 23:21
Beautiful game from VP ! There's not many team that can outplay fnatic like that : VP and TSM
2015-09-11 23:21
Amazing performance VP!! My favourite team again in the final, congrats!
2015-09-11 23:21
This style we expected from VP ;-). Very nice team work and we need to say only: PLOWED. GG!
2015-09-11 23:22
#81
 | 
Yugoslavia ToBeHonest 
Gg vp, gl for them and ofc gl for fnatic
2015-09-11 23:22
Snax sz
2015-09-11 23:23
#84
 | 
Poland Viddy 
Guys from VP were awesome at 2 last maps. Well played!
2015-09-11 23:23
NICE VP revenge :>
2015-09-11 23:23
#89
 | 
Pakistan MrHassan 
Its been Long since seen fnatic Man handled. I always believed VP will be the one who can do this. And finally they did it <3.
2015-09-11 23:24
3 weeks long time?
2015-09-12 02:05
Comparing to 1year nip in 2013 its nothing
2015-09-12 14:30
Cobble was nice for Swedes, but Train and Cache? Jeeeez, monstrous performance by VP. They won those maps with such a sick performance that my conspiracy theory is: fnatic were paid to lose. It's just unreal to smash fnatic just like that.
2015-09-11 23:24
#105
 | 
Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
Yeah motar lives in Dubai probably him
2015-09-11 23:33
how much swedistan?
2015-09-12 02:06
That comment just proves you haven't bothered to check my profile. Oh and Sweden is beautiful. I have been there two times so far. I would love to visit more.
2015-09-12 04:34
you must be new here. vp is known for being the only one top team that can lose 16-0 to kinguin and 1 day later f.e. smash fnatic in a bo3
2015-09-12 09:11
Snax 1.40 ratio vs fnatic, fkn monster
2015-09-11 23:24
FINALLY REVENGE <3
2015-09-11 23:26
I wanted fnatic to win but i am genuinely happy for virtus.pro. Respect.
2015-09-11 23:26
#97
flusha | 
Germany sanos 
krimz worst tournament since forever
2015-09-11 23:26
deserved, rape
2015-09-11 23:27
i didnt watch it my heart would blow up but im so happy for them!!!!!!!!! go go go my friends poland!
2015-09-11 23:28
p l o w
2015-09-11 23:29
i think fnatic will have rough time now with this loss, every clear number 1 team, the moment they get beaten badly, start to go on tilt, happened with vp after kato14 and nip before that, when verygames started to do some good stuff, navi had good period before summer 14, dignitas was amazing during gfnity14, they would not drop more than 5 rounds vs any team, until they got stopped by virtus plow in semi finals, during 2nd map, fnatic was never beaten this badly since Titan KQLY bo3, with like 16-1 and 16-7 in favor of titan, fnatic will have to make sure they can win vs vp next time or else they go into oblivion and are no longer clear number 1
2015-09-11 23:31
This should lead to an interesting final ;) Well done VP!
2015-09-11 23:32
Krimz 0.69 and people be hating pasha
2015-09-11 23:35
krimz has 1 bad game and pasha has 6
2015-09-13 16:31
YEAAAH :D rekt in pieces fnatic
2015-09-11 23:36
thank you guys for the awesome match. :)
2015-09-11 23:36
I cant describe how happy I am, wp Virtus!
2015-09-11 23:37
krimz not good anymore
2015-09-11 23:39
f i n a l l y! gratz but remember, job is not done yet! TSM next!
2015-09-11 23:43
so fkin sick !
2015-09-11 23:44
2015-09-11 23:47
yea
2015-09-11 23:49
2015-09-11 23:55
#127
Happy | 
Brazil Kurtt 
gg fnatic cheats gays -'- feeling happy with their defeat
2015-09-11 23:55
Easy rape. Pasha bot>aim assist flusha. Lmao. Fnatic is like tier 3 when they face a proper enemy.
2015-09-12 00:03
gj and gz VP! you'll come again fnatic <3 GOGOGO VP IN ZE FINAL!
2015-09-12 00:12
Nice but 0:16 vs Kinguin never forget
2015-09-12 00:16
and 32-2 vs USA
2015-09-12 00:17
Just like Katowice ESL1 never forget. Name more tourneys won by Kinguin than the last one. I can't recall any.
2015-09-12 04:36
0:16 bois never even forget, dont be mad plz
2015-09-12 15:49
WP!!!! :)
2015-09-12 00:20
I'm new to this. Please check my group for the predictions. It will give you basic idea. check this group steamcommunity.com/groups/cspredictsbyba.. for predictions and invite all your friends. I'll keep up the good work.
2015-09-12 01:17
XDD
2015-09-12 03:21
go vPPP!!!
2015-09-12 01:29
Well played VP!!
2015-09-12 02:15
Virtus.pro finished the half with a dominant 11-4 scoreline. Youngster Bielinski scored four kills on the second pistol round and virtually handed VP the momentum to finish the game by that point. Despite fnatic picking up one more round, the game was a closed-off matter with Virtus.pro cruising to a 16-4 victory.
2015-09-12 03:00
VIRTUS PLOW
2015-09-12 03:18
Unexpected Gonna watch vods surely now since its boring If fnatic won
2015-09-12 03:24
respect to fnatic, guys from vp deserved win snaXXL as always, tournament player
2015-09-12 03:28
#175
Brazil DUZ 
too old, they said...
2015-09-12 03:52
#176
Estonia rYm 
well win once 1 of 100 is ok
2015-09-12 04:03
better than 0 estonoa
2015-09-12 06:42
#205
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United States t1mb3r7and 
Navi? xD
2015-09-13 16:36
TODAY, BEST DAY EVER VP WILL TAKE THIS DUBAI <3
2015-09-12 04:25
#181
NEO | 
Poland camarpl 
damn why didn't I watch that, gotta see vod from cache
2015-09-12 04:42
-Krimz + Byali
2015-09-12 06:40
#183
AdreN | 
Kazakhstan Aiomie 
Outcheated
2015-09-12 06:40
get fucked flusha
2015-09-12 07:17
well played vp :) - fnatic fan
2015-09-12 15:16
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