G2 astound Virtus.pro, to semis

G2 become the second team to make the semifinals of DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca after defeating Virtus.pro in an immense upset, 2-0 (16-10 on de_cache and 19-17 on de_train).

The second playoff match of day four of DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca was a slightly deceiving one, with many projecting the dominant Virtus.pro side to sweep G2.

However, on de_cache many still remembered the old Kinguin's lineup commanding display of force on that map against Virtus.pro back during the FACEIT Stage 2 finals in Valencia, and the words of those calling for a quick 2-0 came back to haunt them.

VP kicked off the CT half of the map with a pistol round win and began to gather steam, which included Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski getting 4 ludicrous TEC-9 kills against an ecoing G2 side rushing out mid.


jkaem was the Terminator on map one 

However, the G2 engine, powered chiefly by Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad Inc., soon kicked into full gear as the European team began exploding out onto bombsites and winning aim duels left and right. Aside from a crowd-favourite knife kill from Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski onto a scoped-in Ricardo "fox" Pacheco, the half generally marched to this tone as G2 finished up 8-7.

The second half was even more lopsided in G2's favour, and despite Snax getting many successful entries, it was jkaem who seemed to pull multi-kill rounds out of the hat like a magician, a performance which had a huge role in G2's 16-10 victory on the first map of de_cache.


VP's antics were not enough on de_train

de_train saw G2 start on the CT half and pick up a much needed pistol round. The team almost lost an anti-eco, but jkaem once again saved the day with a P90 spraydown.

Despite picking up the first gunround, Virtus found themselves facing a tenacious G2 defense, which kicked off in earnest in the next round afer Håvard "rain" Nygaard won a one-versus-three. The score then rocketed up to 9-2 in G2's favour with VP unable to find a tactical answer on their T side.

The Poles recovered and salvaged the final four rounds of their T side, bringing the score to 9-6 for G2. Mikail "Maikelele" Bill and his men won a chaotic second half pistol with the odds stacked against them and began to pull ahead, going up 12-6 before VP took another round.

Big stages require big brass, and Virtus.pro somehow (certainly somewhat due to Filip "NEO" Kubski's AWPing and pashaBiceps rifling) began to claw their way back into the game, until the score stood at 15-13.

However, G2 continued to show resilient and skill-precise Counter-Strike, taking back the final two rounds to move the game to overtime and then picking up the required overtime rounds in order to win de_train 19-17 and shock Virtus.pro.

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 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 62 - 40 +22 - 1.49
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 43 - 43 0 - 1.04
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pachecofox 44 - 41 +3 - 1.03
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 40 - 41 -1 - 0.96
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' BillMaikelele 39 - 40 -1 - 0.93
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 49 - 45 +4 - 1.16
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 44 - 46 -2 - 0.94
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 38 - 41 -3 - 0.90
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 39 - 47 -8 - 0.90
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 34 - 49 -15 - 0.73

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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 Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
956
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
795
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1165
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
884
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
#1
Twistzz | 
Estonia dev2ce 
Good job, G2!
2015-10-31 15:52
Impressive
2015-10-31 15:52
#50
 | 
Ukraine KYRT1993 
No chance my friend no chance
2015-10-31 15:53
pasha is so stupid it was an easy 5v4 win for g2
2015-10-31 16:16
#2
 | 
Europe uppermost 
karma is bitch pasha
2015-10-31 15:51
PAPA IS SELF REKT
2015-10-31 15:52
+1
2015-10-31 16:00
no chance on major in a bo3,my friends
2015-10-31 16:00
so easy jkaem
2015-10-31 15:51
yees
2015-10-31 15:51
rekt lmao
2015-10-31 15:51
they deserve this
2015-10-31 15:52
Insane game! nice upset
2015-10-31 15:51
wp G2 good luck in semis
2015-10-31 15:51
NO CHANCE MA FREND
2015-10-31 15:51
3rd EDIT: RIP EDIT2: GG wp, VP weak against G2?
2015-10-31 15:52
n1
2015-10-31 15:51
xaxaxaxaxa ez
2015-10-31 15:51
ez katka
2015-10-31 16:02
I hope Scream is now crying on Shox's shoulder. Go G2!
2015-10-31 15:51
ScreaM is prob about to kill himself
2015-10-31 15:54
#122
 | 
Germany felo 
I think that with ScreaM they wouldnt be in semis right now.
2015-10-31 16:05
+1
2015-10-31 16:07
+1 jkaem big upgrade
2015-10-31 19:49
ez jkaem
2015-10-31 15:51
nt
2015-10-31 15:51
GJ I'm Happy for them, even though nV will defeat them ez. Why I didn't bet on G2? :'-(
2015-10-31 15:51
Maikelelele G2>NIP
2015-10-31 15:52
ayyyyyyyyy
2015-10-31 15:51
#22
Norway exzu 
EZ FOR NORWAY
2015-10-31 15:51
#24
 | 
Spain Alser 
I'm so happy
2015-10-31 15:52
WOOO GJ G2
2015-10-31 15:52
no chance
2015-10-31 15:52
scream motm
2015-10-31 15:52
#31
 | 
Russia Deponator 
BOT pasha
2015-10-31 15:52
no chance my friend
2015-10-31 15:52
EZ PASHA BOT
2015-10-31 15:52
#36
 | 
Poland trancemeister 
- pasha + michu after major plz :)
2015-10-31 15:52
#121
rain | 
Saudi Arabia notsure 
They dont kick him, maybe 2 years more loses until neo, snax and byali will understand he is fucking useless clown !!
2015-10-31 16:04
#152
 | 
Europe DeusCUTE 
retards confirmed
2015-10-31 16:23
#37
 | 
Germany 1criT 
Wow thats gonna be a lame final...
2015-10-31 15:52
wp g2, rip pick'em :(
2015-10-31 15:52
#39
 | 
Ukraine FaZe_UW0TM8 
NO CHANCE
2015-10-31 15:52
#41
 | 
Poland Redrumowy 
gg G2
2015-10-31 15:52
#42
 | 
Vietnam yolesnoobs 
NICE
2015-10-31 15:52
die G2 pls
2015-10-31 15:52
HOW MUCH O W M U C H
2015-10-31 15:55
#45
s1mple | 
Lithuania Lu/K/G 
no chance my friend
2015-10-31 15:52
no shans
2015-10-31 15:52
g2 is new lgb, can they be new fnatic?
2015-10-31 15:53
kappa
2015-10-31 15:55
good job G2. Im really happy for Maikel. Great player.
2015-10-31 15:53
GOD FOX
2015-10-31 15:53
#54
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
atleast i goy 66$, that's something for my salty tears hehe
2015-10-31 15:54
A insane game!
2015-10-31 15:54
Oh man, I'm about to cry :'(
2015-10-31 15:54
Not expected WP Gamers2
2015-10-31 15:55
Wooooo!
2015-10-31 15:55
no chance, my friend
2015-10-31 15:55
hahahahahaha rekt vp out of top4 g2 in
2015-10-31 15:55
EZ FOX
2015-10-31 15:55
#66
Grim | 
Finland schurmn 
All ruined
2015-10-31 15:55
holy shit.
2015-10-31 15:56
G2 legends!
2015-10-31 15:56
#69
 | 
Canada pokerchip 
the upset is real
2015-10-31 15:56
CARREGA FOX
2015-10-31 15:56
VP played so bad today.... Good Job G2
2015-10-31 15:56
lol rip vp
2015-10-31 15:56
great GREAT match. G2 deserved it here, jkaem is Incredible i never knew he could be that good.respect
2015-10-31 15:57
he became a pro in november 2014 lol, already in semis at a major:0
2015-11-01 02:18
Incredible
2015-11-01 14:40
Virtus.noob
2015-10-31 15:57
+1 :D
2015-10-31 17:19
Maybe not noob but RIP 6 points. :/
2015-10-31 17:34
Legendary upset :D
2015-10-31 15:57
FOX FOX FOX!!!!!! EZ! GOD FOX!
2015-10-31 15:57
on VP's absolute best map aswell, that's huge! :)
2015-10-31 15:57
2015-10-31 15:57
Easy.. REKT POLAK <3 G2
2015-10-31 15:57
+1 :D
2015-10-31 17:18
jkaem god
2015-10-31 15:57
#84
zehN | 
Finland ludiMacak 
gg g2!
2015-10-31 15:58
ayyyyy
2015-10-31 15:58
i love upsets in majors :D
2015-10-31 15:58
LOL POLAKS REKT!!!!!!!!!!
2015-10-31 15:58
Waiting for lurppis making a thread about how much G2 sux...
2015-10-31 15:58
exacly
2015-10-31 17:56
#91
 | 
Portugal dracø 
G2 always improving! Amazing!! Jkaem was a fucking god
2015-10-31 15:58
good match, gg and gl g2
2015-10-31 15:58
Why VP didn't pick their map overpass if they know that G2 don't play it at all...
2015-10-31 15:59
G2 <3
2015-10-31 16:00
Poland confirmed new NA
2015-10-31 16:00
G2 <3
2015-10-31 16:00
#99
 | 
Austria db42 
i want stats ffs
2015-10-31 16:00
added, sorry it took so long
2015-10-31 18:39
#169
 | 
Austria db42 
i'll never forgive you, unfollowed , reported and blocked you on twiter </3
2015-10-31 18:53
#100
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
Not really a fan, but respect to G2. Took them quite a while to reach this stage, they had a lot of downs and troubles but they stuck together and can finally be considered a top tier team. gz
2015-10-31 16:00
#102
 | 
Brazil woody77 
insane major , the best ever
2015-10-31 16:01
gl to LG
2015-10-31 16:22
jkaem mvp
2015-10-31 16:01
wp g2, it feels gooood
2015-10-31 16:01
Fucking GG.
2015-10-31 16:01
WP G2
2015-10-31 16:01
Ppl saying Pasha sucks but still had 30 kills on train
2015-10-31 16:01
#108
fnx | 
Norway Trypticon 
Lurppis has been mysteriously quiet this tourney :P
2015-10-31 16:02
2015-10-31 16:02
vp good but g2 best
2015-10-31 16:03
WHAT A MATCH! I'M SHAKING AND THE MATCH ENDED. CAN'T BELIEVE IT. THANKS G2!
2015-10-31 16:03
#115
 | 
Portugal antCB 
2015-10-31 16:03
g2 won only because vp no form except for snax. they will fall in semis most likely, and if not, then the will got rekt in finals.
2015-10-31 16:03
dont be that salty... atleast give credit to the G2 players like jkaem that on his 1º major went nuclear versus a great team like Virtus Pro
2015-10-31 16:09
nah im not being salty. I agree that jkaem was godlike, but if VP were on form from Dubai then it would be easy 2:0. If G2 has LG/NaVi in semis then most likely they would advance, but against envy no chance. On the other hand if VP beat G2 with their current form then they would have 0.00001 chance vs Envy.
2015-10-31 16:51
#160
 | 
Denmark LnDcsgo 
they lost 16-0 to the old kinguin? also out of shape there??
2015-10-31 17:19
ofc they lost in something paradise where they lost every match and then went to dubai and were godlike and stomped every top team.
2015-10-31 17:32
well the most importand thing here is that vp played like trash this major
2015-11-02 10:29
g2 to op
2015-10-31 16:04
wp g2, I hope they meet with Luminosity in final but I know that it is impossible :D
2015-10-31 16:04
#123
 | 
Poland Hajdron 
Auto Pennis
2015-10-31 16:05
#139
 | 
Moldova 999mdmd 
Ahahaha true)
2015-10-31 16:16
#124
SpawN | 
Slovakia mBust3r 
Really great match.. was such a fun to watch!
2015-10-31 16:05
this major is so easy for tsm, only a completely disaster will take tsm crown
2015-10-31 16:05
Or EnVyUS
2015-10-31 16:07
envyus will shutthem down like lil bitches
2015-10-31 16:08
lol
2015-10-31 18:34
#168
 | 
Brazil ilovemywife 
say what
2015-10-31 18:42
#175
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
xd
2015-11-01 02:18
wp
2015-10-31 16:08
#134
suNny | 
Portugal alheiro 
gg
2015-10-31 16:10
Vp vs. Jkaem
2015-10-31 16:12
stats plx
2015-10-31 16:19
denis = better than olof confirmed
2015-10-31 16:21
i like both, but g2 is g2 <3
2015-10-31 16:32
My friends this is not the end, please donate to me some skin or money i lose my bag in airport i need money i have family, i play like shit but i love to beg so please donate me some money please my friends
2015-10-31 16:59
A team-deathmatch team reaches the quarter finals of a major, yep, CS:GO is very "tactical". NOT.
2015-10-31 17:49
G2 were better. It was clear from the beginning. They have better communication now and they got better since Scream left. Nevertheless I'm still cheering for virtus.pro :)
2015-11-01 01:03
#173
 | 
Argentina thankzz 
nooo vp why :(
2015-11-01 01:23
#177
 | 
Romania C1pryaN 
jkaem rullllllllllllz ????????
2015-11-01 02:39
the saddest thing I've witnessed after my break from csgo is that it looks like Pasha still don't know the timings on train xD
2015-11-01 14:49
#183
rain | 
United States Ablert 
i expect
2015-11-04 04:40
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