fnatic survive, TSM advance at PGL S1

fnatic eliminated Team Liquid in the lower bracket final 2-1 (16-9 on de_cache, 12-16 on de_cbble, and 16-7 on de_overpass), whereas TSM are through to the grand finals of PGL Season 1 after defeating Virtus.pro (16-12 on de_inferno and 16-14 on de_train).

The second day of the PGL Season 1 finals would determine which team would be the first to exit the tournament as the loser of the lower bracket final and which team would advance to the grand final via the upper bracket final.

Taking place at the Grand Cinema & More complex in Bucharest, Romania, the PGL finals saw the second day kick off with a match-up between the Swedish fnatic and American Team Liquid lineups.


They call me Captain KRIMZ and I'm commandeering this series

On the first map of de_cache, fnatic managed to walk towards a moderately won victory after a 9-6 defensive CT half, which Markus "pronax" Wallsten's men then converted into a 16-9 finish following a string of seven Terrorist rounds.

Spencer "Hiko" Martin and Nick "nitr0" Cannella put in their best efforts to keep the Americans' hopes alive, and Liquid proved they were no laughing matter by delivering a more successful Terrorist half than fnatic on de_cbble, securing eleven rounds and the map after a passable defense: 16-12.

The third and final map showed the LGB-duo of yore Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson and Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer wreaking more havoc on de_overpass (fnatic's playground to the point of the map sometimes being called "olofpass" after the latter player); fnatic closed the map out 16-7 with ease and moved forward into the consolidation final. Team Liquid will have to be consoled with taking a map off the world's best team and a $5,000 cheque.

Matchpage
1
2
3rd October 2015
9
Cache
16
16
Cobblestone
12
7
Overpass
16

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 59 - 42 +17 - 1.23
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 60 - 47 +13 - 1.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 54 - 47 +7 - 1.06
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax 45 - 47 -2 - 0.86
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 44 - 52 -8 - 0.84
 Liquid K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 50 - 44 +6 - 1.05
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0 56 - 57 -1 - 0.96
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE 46 - 56 -10 - 0.84
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 41 - 52 -11 - 0.84
United States Eric 'adreN' HoagadreN 41 - 53 -12 - 0.81

The upper bracket final between Virtus.pro and TSM was a rematch of the ESL ESEA Dubai Invitational grand final and provoked some friendly banter ahead of the match by TSM's hotshots.

Following a commanding defensive half on de_inferno (11-4), Virtus.pro found themselves victims of a wiry Danish comeback, as TSM proved why they're one of the best defensive lineups in the world by shutting down the Poles on their Terrorist side and taking the map 16-12.


dupreeh & TSM got revenge over VP for their Dubai loss

On de_train, Filip "NEO" Kubski led his men to an 8-7 Terrorist half, which was propped up by each member of Virtus.pro putting in a fragging effort, although the usually stats-heavy Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski was rather silent in impact.

In the second half, TSM took the pistol and started to pull away with the game, however a VP force-buy at 12-14 gave the Poles some momentum, which allowed them to bring the score to 14-14. TSM kept composed however, and ultimately grinded out the last two rounds and took the map 16-14, thus winning the series.

Matchpage
0
2
3rd October 2015
Denmark
12
Inferno
16
14
Train
16

 TSM K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 51 - 34 +17 - 1.35
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 50 - 34 +16 - 1.35
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 39 - 42 -3 - 1.02
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 37 - 35 +2 - 0.98
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 29 - 34 -5 - 0.89
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 44 - 40 +4 - 1.10
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 40 - 37 +3 - 1.06
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 36 - 41 -5 - 0.95
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 31 - 41 -10 - 0.81
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 28 - 47 -19 - 0.62

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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
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1336
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
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
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
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
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
#1
flusha | 
Denmark Mudza 
gg
2015-10-03 19:50
nt pasha
2015-10-03 19:50
#3
 | 
Japan rrtyui 
1
2015-10-03 19:50
n1
2015-10-03 19:50
ez for krimz
2015-10-03 19:51
#7
Denmark Ras00 
Ayyyy Poland you ready for the Lube XD
2015-10-03 19:51
8th
2015-10-03 19:51
#9
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
Pasha : no chance Gets rekt Pasha : buys dildo Puts dildo in his pooper Kappa
2015-10-03 19:51
EliGe online beast
2015-10-03 19:52
dupreeh god <3
2015-10-03 19:52
+69
2015-10-03 20:08
#14
World 1663 
Captain KRIMZ <3 arr lmao
2015-10-03 19:53
WP all
2015-10-03 19:54
At least they can entertain themselves with new dildos now. And stop deleting the comment, you victorian prude of a mod.
2015-10-03 19:54
gg TSM vs fnatic final :>
2015-10-03 19:55
typical device just trudging along making the frags
2015-10-03 19:55
glad Liquid went out expected tho
2015-10-03 19:56
Double D 2stronk
2015-10-03 19:56
tsm too much luck
2015-10-03 19:56
still cajunb>dupreeh.
2015-10-03 19:56
fugly putting 10 more frags might have made the series even closer, other than that gg Hiko, gg Liquid! gl
2015-10-03 19:56
agree, they had a great showing nonetheless
2015-10-03 20:46
dupreeh is love, dupreeh is life +he got the balls to "just want to beat the fagnatic once again"
2015-10-03 19:58
Snax -19 Pasha +4 Something is wrong here...
2015-10-03 19:59
m4a1 -s Snax was a master of this wep, but now?:/
2015-10-03 20:56
Dont forget Neo and byali they usually are the strongest.. Pasha played really good I have to admit. Would like to see more stuff like this from Pasha. Pasha is love Pasha if life <3
2015-10-03 20:57
How many pistol rounds vp won in match? I didn't watched second map.
2015-10-03 20:00
they surely won the T-side pistol on train.
2015-10-03 20:08
One.
2015-10-03 20:14
Awesome sauce!
2015-10-03 20:07
Device has to be close to becoming the best player in the world!
2015-10-03 20:12
hes incredibly consistent over the last months. great player , him and olof are definitely ahead of the rest in my book
2015-10-03 20:47
elige online as fuck
2015-10-03 20:16
That dupreeh pic tho... :> DUPREEH BEST :>
2015-10-03 20:19
snax top5 they said LOL
2015-10-03 21:49
This is the moment of the match in PGL Season 1 LAN Finals between fnatic and TSM on the map de_dust2 when Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer played very smart in cementary and save round for fnatic. Thanks for watching :) youtube.com/watch?v=B3nQXFX14eY
2015-10-03 22:03
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