Virtus.pro to Crown's final

The second semifinal of the Crown's Counter-Strike Invitational has concluded, with Virtus.pro defeating Renegades 2-1 (16-4 on de_train, 4-16 on de_inferno, and 16-14 on de_cache).

Following the suprising defeat of Cloud9 to the hometown heroes of Immunity, the second semifinal saw Rengades (widely considered Australia's best and most experienced squad) take on the Poles of Virtus.pro.

With 55,555 AUD (~$40,000) on the line, the two teams jumped into map one which was de_train and which was over in the blink of an eye as Filip "NEO" Kubski's men cruised to a 16-4 victory.


TaZ will see you in the Crown's finals, my friend

The second map was de_inferno and actually saw a domineering Renegades T-side swing the map's momentum easily in the Australians' favour, and it was Renegades who took map two with a mirrored scoreline of 16-4.

de_cache was the third map and was symbolically a much more evenly contested battleground, with the first half this time featuring multiple back-and-forth shifts in momentum and round advantage: it finished 8-7 to VP's advantage.

The second pistol went the way of the Renegades and Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill and company brought the map to their court with a 10-8 lead.

Virtus.pro however had other plans, and activated a seven round plow that gave them the match point. Despite a small comeback by the Renegades, Virtus.pro ultimately closed out the map 16-14 following a one-versus-two by Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas.

Matchpage
2
1
10th October 2015
16
Train
4
4
Inferno
16
16
Cache
14

The grand final of the Crown's Counter-Strike Invitational will get under way shortly at 10:30 and see Virtus.pro battling Immunity.

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

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
Australia Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Chad 'SPUNJ' Burchill
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
158
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.18
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
ez vp
2015-10-10 10:06
N1 not expected at all
2015-10-11 00:58
"my friend" lmao
2015-10-10 10:06
good matches, Taz broke my heart
2015-10-10 10:06
i love you
2015-10-10 10:07
thx scream
2015-10-10 10:48
Renegades should of taken it to overtime and won, i cry
2015-10-10 10:07
6th
2015-10-10 10:07
DAMMIT taz D:
2015-10-10 10:07
ez vp
2015-10-10 10:07
#9
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United States MichaelRoss 
Unexpected
2015-10-10 10:07
I'm crying. Badluck Renegades.
2015-10-10 10:08
fuck i was #5!!
2015-10-10 10:09
nijo started coping frum joelz))
2015-10-10 10:09
VP was supposed that Dramaturgie in the contract
2015-10-10 10:10
Pashas 4k
2015-10-10 10:11
1st
2015-10-10 10:12
Home turf really boosting the performances of the Australians. Hopefully for them, they can bring it with them to the next international event
2015-10-10 10:14
#18
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Australia vamped 
Havoc 2 slow to counter sadly :(
2015-10-10 10:14
Yea, but hey that inferno game, he finally stepped up
2015-10-10 10:16
#25
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Australia vamped 
Yeah he's been a bit shit lately I'm not having a go at him. Simple mistakes cost top10 players matches from time to time.
2015-10-10 10:22
ayay
2015-10-10 10:15
soo goood :]
2015-10-10 10:15
vp won by accident rngs fault for being bad xD
2015-10-10 10:16
so sad :(
2015-10-10 10:17
#24
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Spain barber11 
rigged
2015-10-10 10:20
#26
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Australia arbiter6784 
Taz. Literally Die Kappa Sinceriously, All of Australia <3
2015-10-10 10:24
Sincerely* Where you from, again?
2015-10-10 11:46
why so sincerious ?
2015-10-10 12:05
#35
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Australia arbiter6784 
I'm from a 1st world country. You? Kappa
2015-10-10 15:55
Are you saying Sweden is not? ^^ If so I feel sorry for you.
2015-10-10 17:07
#38
 | 
Australia arbiter6784 
Notice the "Kappa" that hinted my sarcasm dude xD
2015-10-10 18:02
You are getting baited pretty hard I feel sorry for you
2015-10-11 01:00
sick bait
2015-10-11 01:47
#27
Australia ZRBB 
Better showing from renegades at least Hopefully they can start performing at tournaments again
2015-10-10 10:32
Ez vp
2015-10-10 10:53
#32
Poland n1u 
What TaZ did?
2015-10-10 12:00
He pulled off a 2v1 clutch to win the game when it was very poised for overtime, he just played well and for that fact all of us aussies hate him (tho i still love him deep down, 10/10 player and personality)
2015-10-10 17:52
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