Virtus, TSM win at PGL finals

Virtus.pro and Team SoloMid are through to the Upper Bracket final at the PGL Season 1 finals after moving past Team Liquid and fnatic, respectively.

Day one of the PGL Season 1 finals, taking place inside the Grand Cinema & More digital cinema complex, in Bucharest, played host to the two semi-finals of the tournament, which features the top three sides from the European division and the North American champions.

The first match of the day pitted Virtus.pro against Team Liquid. The North American giants came into this event brimmering with confidence after securing a spot at the Dreamhack Cluj Major, but they had a reality check against Virtus.pro, who seemed to be in control for most of the series.


Snax put on a show against Liquid 

The action kicked off on de_overpass, where a strong start from Virtus.pro on the CT side saw them close the first half up 10-5. With Nick "nitr0" Cannella and Spencer "Hiko" Martin leading the score, Liquid were able to close the gap on their opponents, but in the end Virtus.pro sealed a 16-14 victory thanks to an impressive display by Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski, who amassed 33 frags.

The map that followed was de_mirage, where Virtus.pro once again came out the brighter, picking up a 9-6 lead at the break. The second half was simply a one-way street as the Polish team dropped just three rounds before sealing a 16-9 success that puts them through to the next stage.

Matchpage
2
0
2nd October 2015
16
Overpass
14
16
Mirage
9

 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 57 - 35 +22 - 1.47
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 52 - 33 +19 - 1.33
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 37 - 31 +6 - 1.04
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 35 - 35 0 - 0.94
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 32 - 38 -6 - 0.85
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 34 - 39 -5 - 0.95
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 35 - 40 -5 - 0.92
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 38 - 43 -5 - 0.90
United States Eric 'adreN' HoagadreN 32 - 43 -11 - 0.77
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 33 - 49 -16 - 0.71

Next up was a clash between two European heavyweights, fnatic and Team SoloMid. The first map of this best-of-three series was de_inferno, where TSM came out with guns blazing, storming to a 6-0 lead. fnatic then finally woke up and started to string rounds together, but still the Danes found themselves up by three rounds at the end of the half.

The second half began with TSM holding on to their lead as they brought the scoreline to 14-10 in their favour. fnatic still picked themselves up and levelled the score at 14-14 but TSM denied them the chance to pull off a comeback and won back-to-back rounds to take the lead in the series.


device was on fire as usual 

The map that followed was de_dust2, where fnatic cruised to an emphatic 9-1 lead on the CT side of the map. Despite the huge deficit, the Danes crawled back into the game and pick up five rounds in a row to give themselves a fighting chance.

A quad kill from Finn "karrigan" Andersen in the pistol round as CT then allowed TSM to gain control of proceedings. The former mousesports man was the bottom fragger for his team but he came up huge in the second half, winning a 1vs3 retake in the final round to give TSM the win on a silver platter.

Matchpage
0
2
2nd October 2015
Denmark
14
Inferno
16
10
Dust2
16

 TSM K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 48 - 33 +15 - 1.25
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 44 - 35 +9 - 1.08
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 41 - 33 +8 - 1.06
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 41 - 33 +8 - 1.04
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 32 - 42 -10 - 0.88
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 42 - 34 +8 - 1.12
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 40 - 46 -6 - 0.93
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 35 - 39 -4 - 0.87
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 30 - 42 -12 - 0.76
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax 28 - 45 -17 - 0.68

United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1207
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1604
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1540
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
#1
Philippines Yeas 
probably ez vp
2015-10-02 20:57
Like i said. Fnatic is tier 2 when not in western europe on not secured esl events and other teams in slump. We can say rip chaotic era. Welcome big 3 era: vp tsm and nv are the only tier 1 teams now. I was also right about pasha the worst and device the best.
2015-10-02 21:03
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA thanks, needed a good laugh.
2015-10-02 21:36
so you say fnatic isnt tier 1? the team isnt tear 1 that has won both majors this year? and many tournaments aswell. how the hell they suddenly drop 1 tier down when they lose to all the top teams ONCE? they lost to Virtus.pro, Envyus and TSM, in a small period of time. BUT lets not forget how many times they have won these teams, there is way more wins on fnatic than any of these other teams. Oh yeah one more thing. fnatic just won about a month ago a major title. And now they are tier 2 team. Hmm interesting logic i gotta say. Nothing else to say, I dont want to write a fucking book. Cheers and have a nice day lads.
2015-10-02 21:57
Don't grab the bait next time
2015-10-03 00:19
excellent lure old chap
2015-10-02 22:05
Your fucking delusional mate. Nice gold fish memory
2015-10-03 01:20
#2
 | 
Spain Alser 
[*] Fnatic era
2015-10-02 20:57
#3
mason | 
Tunisia mason~ 
nice
2015-10-02 20:57
ez tournament for fnatic
2015-10-02 20:58
ez tsm
2015-10-02 20:58
rip 11 dollar :(
2015-10-02 20:59
gg wp
2015-10-02 20:59
#13
India =_= 
;D
2015-10-02 21:00
#15
Latvia kjyy 
k
2015-10-02 21:02
Vp to win whole event
2015-10-02 21:02
lol fangay from fagnatic is mad :D go suck pronax's dick so he can play some kind better than -17
2015-10-02 21:18
#33
chrisJ | 
Hong Kong Escher 
You mean -71 ?
2015-10-02 21:48
no, I really meant -17 which was his score, but i don't remember seing a baguette there, just my danish powerhouse
2015-10-03 02:05
#59
chrisJ | 
Hong Kong Escher 
nV didn't attend pgl because they are bored to always rekt tsm Ayy
2015-10-03 11:12
lmao lol
2015-10-03 19:54
lmao lold
2015-10-03 19:56
#70
chrisJ | 
Hong Kong Escher 
Truth hurts :( Truth hurts :(
2015-10-03 21:05
m8 dont be rude. you still remember 7-1 right? so shut up :-D Kappa123
2015-10-02 21:58
yeah grats bro, so, tell me, how many world cups do you guys have? i mean i have 5, but i guess u don't even go there, + ur cs team sucks black dicks
2015-10-03 02:04
Kappa123 u take everything too seriously that its not even funny
2015-10-03 12:36
not keepo just going with facts bro, but I loved the 7-1, never screamed more in my life :D
2015-10-03 19:53
rip headphone users
2015-10-03 20:50
tsm going to win the whole tournament
2015-10-02 21:05
ez TSM nice 50k guys :D
2015-10-02 21:17
device playing really good now times.
2015-10-02 21:19
online onlige enlige elige
2015-10-02 21:19
#29
 | 
Vietnam NaMNaMNaM 
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski 33-49/-16/54.5/0.71 aayyy
2015-10-02 21:21
tsm! tsm! tsm!
2015-10-02 22:08
fnatic tier 2
2015-10-02 22:28
thanks for the skins fnaticfanfagets
2015-10-02 23:48
#45
REZ | 
Sweden namblooC 
de_vice top 1 denmark
2015-10-03 00:52
"elige" jablonowski rekt by his polak brothers
2015-10-03 01:14
Check my videos.. :) there is the moment of the match in PGL Season 1 LAN Finals between fnatic and TSM on the map de_dust2 when Finn 'karrigan' Andersen clutched alone against three fnatic players. Thanks for watching :) youtube.com/watch?v=PE0m0VUYcFo youtube.com/watch?v=PE0m0VUYcFo youtube.com/watch?v=PE0m0VUYcFo
2015-10-03 09:41
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.