TSM beat Virtus to win PGL S1

Team SoloMid are back-to-back PGL champions after beating Virtus.pro 3-0 in the grand final of Season 1 (1-0 default, 16-12 on de_train and de_overpass).

The final day of the PGL Season 1 finals began with an out-of-form fnatic trying to get back on track after looking way off the pace during the opening rounds of the Romanian tournament.

The Cologne champions' opponent was none other than Virtus.pro, who had dropped to the Lower Bracket after being downed by TSM 2-0 in the Upper Bracket final. The Polish team were in control for most of the series, picking up a 2-0 victory after securing back-to-back 16-12 wins on de_train and de_dust2.

4th October 2015

 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 50 - 39 +11 - 1.25
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 43 - 37 +6 - 1.07
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 38 - 32 +6 - 1.07
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 44 - 41 +3 - 1.07
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 40 - 36 +4 - 0.98
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 42 - 39 +3 - 1.16
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 48 - 44 +4 - 1.14
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 37 - 43 -6 - 0.93
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 30 - 44 -14 - 0.73
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax 27 - 45 -18 - 0.65

Virtus.pro then moved on to the grand final seeking to exert revenge on TSM for Saturday's defeat. Wiktor "⁠TaZ⁠" Wojtas's men knew, however, that they had a mountain to climb as the Danes enjoyed a 1-0 lead due to coming from the Upper Bracket.

The match began on de_train, where Virtus.pro looked the livelier of both sides during the early stages, twice taking three-round leads. However, a four-kill round by Finn "⁠karrigan⁠" Andersen in the 10th round put TSM back in the game and powered the Danish team to overcome the deficit and close out the half up 8-7.

In the second half, Virtus.pro crawled back into the game after losing the pistol round, but TSM kept their composure and secured a 16-12 victory after a series of close rounds.

TSM win their second PGL trophy

Next up was de_overpass, where TSM came out the brighter and picked up the opening three rounds as Terrorist. Virtus.pro then equalised the score with three rounds of their own, but the Danes remained in control and brought the scoreline to 9-6.  Now playing on the CT side, TSM grew their lead by winning the pistol round following a successful retake in the A site.

The Danish team were then caught off-guard in the first anti-eco, with Virtus.pro adding the next two rounds to their tally to make it 9-10. The threat of a massive comeback loomed large, but TSM closed their defensive lines really well and won six of the next nine rounds to seal a 16-12 victory and a memorable campaign on Romanian soil.

4th October 2015

 TSM K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 50 - 35 +15 - 1.33
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 47 - 33 +14 - 1.23
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 41 - 36 +5 - 1.07
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 41 - 40 +1 - 1.01
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 32 - 38 -6 - 0.83
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 42 - 35 +7 - 1.19
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 43 - 43 0 - 1.12
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 36 - 43 -7 - 0.88
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 35 - 44 -9 - 0.78
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 26 - 46 -20 - 0.64

PGL season 1 final standings:

1. Denmark TSM - $40,000
Poland Virtus.pro - $20,000
3. Sweden fnatic - $10,000 
4. United States Liquid - $5,000 

1. $40,000
2. $20,000
3. $10,000
4. $5,00
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
very nice goody
2015-10-04 17:41
tsm top 1 now, what now scumnatic fangays?
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Denmark Jaco1022
TSM <3
2015-10-04 17:41
Liechtenstein Snufkin
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TSM (mTw) era has begun
2015-10-04 17:42
nice jinx, we gonna have another trace never win again?
2015-10-05 01:42
Byali noob
2015-10-04 17:42
wp xyp9x <3
2015-10-04 17:42
2015-10-04 17:42
Very dominant performance, fucking great to see. Figure out Envy and win next major and they will legit be the best team in the world.
2015-10-04 17:42
Well in fnatics defence, they look really out of form.. when they hit their stride, they will be alot harder to deal with, but yea, TSM need to figure out how to deal with nV..
2015-10-04 17:54
flusha not performing is holding fnatic back right now. I understand that pronax needs a break at times, but when he does not even put up great frag numbers and flusha suffers, it brings down the whole team.
2015-10-04 17:57
I would not say dominant.
2015-10-05 13:34
Not giving up any maps and not playing any overtimes vs. two top4 teams is a dominant performance.
2015-10-05 13:52
VP @ dubai is a DOMINANT performance. They were just the better team this time.
2015-10-05 14:30
Winning 3-2 and 16-14 on the last map is not dominant.
2015-10-05 17:53
Smashing nip, fnatic, envy, and then two dominant maps in a bo5 with the greatest comeback in the last map. i would say thats pretty fucking dominant.
2015-10-05 18:23
It was not dominant, eod.
2015-10-05 19:42
ggwp fuck you xyp haters
2015-10-04 17:43
tsm vs fnatic final @ cluj pls :>
2015-10-04 17:43
Poland Viddy
easy ;<
2015-10-04 17:43
Xyp9x GOD <3
2015-10-04 17:43
Kek who cares about this no-name tournament xddd
2015-10-04 17:43
you apparently seeing as you wanted to spam Dupreeh's twitter if they lost :~)
2015-10-04 20:25
Indeed kangaroo, but apparently they won :-d
2015-10-04 21:57
Denmark fyhn
Really impressive play throughout this event!
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Xyp9x "support player"
2015-10-04 17:44
TSM not loosing a single map whole tournament, and none matches we're BO1. Really well done and deserved victory, gg!
2015-10-04 17:44
ez TSM!
2015-10-04 17:44
is TSM top1 now?
2015-10-04 17:44
Not often you see a support player stepping up that big, grats TSM!
2015-10-04 17:45
2015-10-04 23:13
TSM ez #1
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Xyp9x overrated threads Kappa
2015-10-04 17:46
where are xyp9x h8ers? best support player in the world.
2015-10-04 17:46
TSM always winning shitty minor tournaments lol. Oh well its good that they leave major tournaments to Fnatic & co.
2015-10-04 17:46
fnatic sux atm
2015-10-04 17:49
how much ?
2015-10-04 17:49
Dude, you can't win every time.. atleast they come to the grand finals so often.. more often than other teams imo!
2015-10-04 17:49
Call it what you want, still 3 teams from the top4 was in this tournament :)
2015-10-04 17:56
40k = shitty okay
2015-10-04 18:02
tsm has won 227k since 30th of may.. pretty good if you ask me
2015-10-04 18:45
266600$ actually and if you do count the first PGL tournament win on the 26th of april in aswell, it's 306600$ :)
2015-10-04 18:55
Taz topfragging and byali deadweighting, a pretty good sing that VP isn't in form
2015-10-04 17:49
Pasha was good at this tournament<3
2015-10-04 17:49
Europe GytiZ
pasha is bad....
2015-10-04 17:50
Congratulations guys! Fully derserved, with a perfect track record. Its been a pleasure following you at this tournament as well as the entire year. I wish you alot more victories to come, and as long as you prepare and train as you do now, im sure you guys can become and defend the title as best team in the world. Dupreeh has for me been very impressive lately, and this time around he really showcased why he could be considered one of the best all around players in the world
2015-10-04 17:50
That 3deag was insane x_x
2015-10-04 17:54
Israel BingoBango
2 danish fanboys ;)
2015-10-04 17:59
it still was an insane 3deag
2015-10-04 18:48
Israel BingoBango
I was joking, tsm were playing amazing. We'll see how the do in the major
2015-10-04 18:59
Europe GytiZ
BOT Pasha 0.78 K/D rating. Almost like Friberg.
2015-10-04 17:50
Funny you are mentioning not the worst player in this game. Issues with pasha? Too bad, they won't let you sleep.
2015-10-04 18:01
Europe GytiZ
Cuz? VP got raped. I'm happy.
2015-10-04 18:04
yeah and vp raped fnatic 2times. the team that is rated worlds best team. and pasha did well at this tournament, stop being a hater when he and snax did the most work on their team.
2015-10-04 18:23
Europe GytiZ
Raped Fnatic? AHhahah it was easy win. If want to see rape, watch this map. TSM beat VP in their best maps without any lose.
2015-10-04 18:26
Yeah when Byali is performing that badly you can't expect to win, Snax was amazing tho. Even if VP didn't play as good as vs Fnatic, it was still a really solid performance by TSM, congrats :)
2015-10-04 17:51
new top 2 #1 TSM #2 FNATIC
2015-10-04 17:55
lel TSM win an event nobody really cares about....TOP 1
2015-10-04 17:58
If they don't care, why would they even attend the tournament? 3 teams from top4 was in the tournament..
2015-10-04 18:00
AMEN to that. 40k is 40k regardless of prestige and number of wins in various tournaments (even small ones) has a meaning. It might attract more sponsors for TSM players. IMO people are just jealous and have to diminish someone else's achievements. Major is a major, but money and victories don't start and end with a major.
2015-10-04 18:04
Yeah money is money and titles are titles even minor ones, people don't acknowledge that, atleast not on this forum. "they always win small tournaments no one cares about, they never win majors" Well, i don't get people saying that, TSM are to win a major at some point, no doubt about it.. and at this tournament they beat the two teams who have won most majors. Fnatic once and VP twice, without losing a single map. And even though this wasn't a major, we still had 3 teams from the top 4 attending.
2015-10-04 18:47
VP only won one major. Dubai was not labelled as a major if that's what you're refering to when you're talking about their other major.
2015-10-04 19:31
Well, the point was that both of them have won majors :)
2015-10-04 19:49
Yeah, it's true. Also that guy was doing a lot of trash talking. I just came back from the venue where PGL was hosted and i saw everybody in the backstage. Fnatic were really disappointed that they went out of the tournament like this. If they didn't care, why would they be so disappointed? Also VP were actually hoping to with this as well. After the final ended, they were giving autographs and you could tell that they were pretty mad that they've lost. Unfortunately, TSM are indeed a bit arrogant at the moment or at least Xyp9x, Device and Dupreeh. Karrigan and CajunB seem to keep it real though.
2015-10-04 20:01
arrogant? like how?
2015-10-04 22:59
Just watch their recent interviews. Sure that lubricant joke was funny, but I wouldn't do it to VP. Also, they used to be much more humble both in front of the cameras and the audience. Device now thinks that they're going to win the major but they've still got a long way to go. They have to prove that they can beat Envy, then think about the major. They seem to think that now that they've proven themselves they have the right to be cocky. I'm a TSM fan no matter what and I stick to me belief that they've been the best team in the world in the period between Katowice and Cologne and right now they have the opportunity to get to the number one spot again. But if they don't keep it real I don't see them going too far during the upcoming major.
2015-10-05 00:18
I don't really agree on all of it, If they constantly beat the top teams and are top 2, they should be confident, I don't think they are cocky, it's just confidence and why shouldn't they be confident, they have been playing great CS. If I was playing any competitive sport and I didn't go into every game and every event with the thought that I could and should win, that would be the day I quit. If I didn't believe i could win, there was no point in it, the same goes for all of the top teams, they want to win and they believe they can do that. TSM is together with EnVy the most confident teams right now, you could put VP in their too, they have alot of confidence right now aswell. And it's totally understandable that it would be a disappointment for device (He have been playing out of his mind since early this year) and a disappointment for the team it self if they won't reach a major final this year, with the way they've played the last half a year or so.
2015-10-05 01:24
Well I'm not saying that they should always be humble, I really like Karrigan's attitude for example. But he's also very experienced, you can never tell what's in his mind. He's not emotional in any way, or at least not in a way that you can tell. And that's why ever since he came in they really started to own everybody. What I'm saying is that if they become cocky or have high expectations, they will break emotionally and will return to their past 'performances'. They should keep it real. There's a difference between having a winner's mentality and shifting towards being cocky. They've finally got that winner mentality, although it still needs some polishing and some cockiness won't do the job. I don't find Envy to be more confident than TSM and that's because Kenny and for some reason apex. I mean Kenny knows that he's still a shadow of his former self, even though right now he is doing better. But apex looked really confident during his first games with EnvyUs but he's been quite shaky lately and NBK and Happy hat to step it up once again. EnvyUs manage to beat TSM because they are the only team in the world who manage to out aim TSM. Still, the skill level on both teams is very close, but EnvyUs have a slight edge. VP are a mentally strong team as well but when they become emotional they collapse completely. And once again, if device has these high expectations and he won't get what he wants, he's gonna become really frustrated and this 'device era' as Thorin calls it will only last weeks. All I can say is that I hope that they have a plan for the major.
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2015-10-04 19:08
Still EnVyUs > TSM. And VP won ESL Dubai and 100000$ over TSM. But yeah, TSM are very cool team, that can win tournaments, so gratz guys!
2015-10-04 17:58
Congratz TSM
2015-10-04 18:03
Not speaking as a PGL official but as a csgo fan :D gg TSM !
2015-10-04 18:08
"Team SoloMid are back-to-back PGL champions after.." "The final day of the PGL Season 1 finals began" O ok that r make sens
2015-10-04 18:11
there was the CCS Kick-off Season
2015-10-04 18:15
who got first touch on the ball at the kick-off though?
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jeba&#263; tsm
2015-10-04 18:29
wheree is your lubricant, tez?
2015-10-04 18:32
Really good play from TSM , they are going UP of world ranking , damn , they already UPPPPPPPPPP on that
2015-10-04 18:41
Deserved and WP TSM. Team is starting to really come together.
2015-10-04 18:42
Xyp9x too good. So many clueless people on HLTV who made replace him threads. Defintiely the most underrated player atm, so many impact frags on clutches per match in average especially in big matches. GGWP TSM
2015-10-04 18:43
LLLLubbbriiccaaannntttss !!
2015-10-04 18:44
deserved, btw look at byali's stats kappa
2015-10-04 18:55
Not a drop of lubricant will be wasted tonight, all of it will be put to good use Kappa
2015-10-04 19:10
TSM win major pls i have a lot tsm stickers
2015-10-04 19:13
2015-10-04 19:27
VP needed lubrication tho
2015-10-04 19:41
Snax is monster. GG TSM , VP doing well as well so lookig foward to major
2015-10-04 20:21
they need to heal their relationship with byali or he will sabotage their upcoming major - you can see in todays broadcast when he dies and vp win = byali sad, very bad sign. he needs more love and encouragement, the pressure was too much for him PGL final and i watched this player spiral into negetivity. not all his fault, i've been there, too.
2015-10-04 20:48
Did not watch full of it , what do you mean when he dies and vp = win the map ?! he said very bad sign of what ? Im confuse now
2015-10-04 22:55
When you look at each teams current form it should be: 1. TSM 2. VP/nV 3. Fnatic (recently out of form but still overall no.1) 3. I would say NaVi but some might say NiP. It's just personal top3 right at this moment with current teams form. It is not overall top3. Everyone has their own top 3 but all these 4/5 teams are best out there. GG to TSM well deserved 1st place as well as GG to VP as they are playing really well recently with few bad games.
2015-10-04 20:37
- pasha + michu or rallen
2015-10-04 21:51
nice pic of karrigan
2015-10-04 22:47
gj tsm
2015-10-04 23:54
am i the only one that see something wrong? xDDD gyazo.com/26222140493ba85536351ba5c90ca8.. edit:see
2015-10-05 00:02
nope :P
2015-10-05 04:25
inb4 created threads saying xyp9x should be cut after an amazing performance
2015-10-05 06:23
people always want to cut out support players, because they aren't flashy 24/7
2015-10-05 10:15
pasha and byali silvers confirmed ! gg tsm, they would have taken this, even if it was fnatic, who played like silvers2 at least JW, pronax and flusha.... only krimz and olof played like LE :))
2015-10-05 07:04
gg wp TSM
2015-10-05 09:14
i can laugh with that karrigan's face on hltv main page
2015-10-05 10:45
Just wanna point out you used the same scorescreen for both matches, VP vs Fnatic and FP vs TSM. It shows TSM 3-0 VP twice.
2015-10-05 12:16
gg ez tsm :D
2015-10-05 16:56
Xyp9x has been really good recently
2015-10-05 19:00
device so hot #nohommo
2015-10-07 04:50
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