Titan, Conquest to CEVO semi-finals

The final two teams to make the playoffs of the CEVO-P Season 8 are Titan and Conquest, perhaps defeating their respective rivals of Luminosity and dignitas somewhat unexpectedly in both groups' deciding matches.

Group A's deciding match of the CEVO-P Season 8 finals at the MLG.tv arena was a rematch of both teams' openers with Titan and Luminosity squaring off yet again.

It was Titan who made sure to not put the cart before the horse this time as Richard "shox" Papillon used his newfangled leading powers to give the Belgian-French team a map win on de_cache with a score of 16-11.

de_cbble on the other hand was much more in Luminosity's court with the Brazilians taking that map 16-11, a somewhat ironic fact considering both teams defeated each other on their own map picks.


The RpK-tank came rolling through a town named Luminosity on de_inferno

The final map was where Titan's support Cédric "RpK" Guipouy put in a strong performance, helping win multiple key rounds to give Titan the 16-14 map win on de_inferno, a series win, and the third spot in the CEVO Season 8 semifinals.

Matchpage
1
2
7th November 2015
11
Cache
16
16
Cobblestone
11
14
Inferno
16

 Titan K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM 73 - 63 +10 - 1.20
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 62 - 57 +5 - 1.09
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 62 - 58 +4 - 1.05
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 56 - 60 -4 - 0.96
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 45 - 61 -16 - 0.77
 Luminosity K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 79 - 58 +21 - 1.27
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel 62 - 59 +3 - 0.98
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 59 - 64 -5 - 0.92
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 49 - 58 -9 - 0.85
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 50 - 60 -10 - 0.81

The second game pitted Conquest, a North American team making its first offline appearance and who made it to the decider match after defeating regional rivals Liquid.

Conquest, powered by Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz, Keith "NAF" Markovic, and Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan took off on the first map of de_cbble and, supported by boisterous local fans, managed to stun the Danes 16-9 on the first map.

On de_train, a clearly shaky dignitas went down 0-6 to Conquest but managed to rally and finish the half 8-7 up. The game went the ultra longhaul from here on out, as Conquest first managed to get match-point at 15-12 but then lost the advantage and the game went into overtime.

The first overtime saw both teams win all 3 CT rounds and thus force a second overtime but it was finally here that dignitas powered ahead and took the second map 22-19.

The final map of de_cache was once again a nailbiter with dignitas ending the first half while 10-5 but a tenacious Conquest defense pulled ahead and ultimately saw the North American team win 16-13 to be the final team to make the CEVO semifinals.

Matchpage
1
2
8th November 2015
22
Train
19
13
Cache
16

 Conquest K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 80 - 69 +11 - 1.18
United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' KhanShahZaM 81 - 61 +20 - 1.17
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 72 - 65 +7 - 1.06
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 64 - 72 -8 - 0.89
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 53 - 68 -15 - 0.83
 Dignitas K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 91 - 69 +22 - 1.33
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 67 - 67 0 - 0.98
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 68 - 79 -11 - 0.91
Denmark Jacob 'Pimp' WinnechePimp 53 - 66 -13 - 0.84
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' PlougmannTENZKI 54 - 69 -15 - 0.77

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France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1248
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
956
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1029
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
what a great 2nd nigth of cs, sick games and 2 big upsets! gg wp
2015-11-08 07:21
Titan not upset but k
2015-11-08 07:22
#43
Germany ouT. 
Titan was the underdog here, the CSGL odds weren't right. I'd never expect them to win this. But it was an ok performance and they impressed me really. Shox as Titan IGL seem to fit better than ex6tenz
2015-11-08 11:34
I beg to differ. So many cringy rounds. I believe had it been ex6 calling the game would have been less close.
2015-11-08 11:45
Less close ? Look at the 2015.11.06 match... Ex6tenz was IGL there and they lost 2-0 to LG
2015-11-08 12:25
He wasn't. That was all shox.
2015-11-08 12:36
nope.. when they won against NaVi shox started to be the IGL in that game.
2015-11-09 15:56
Sad to see LG going home too early They are a much better team than Titan. They won more rounds overall and even maps (3-2). They didnt win because they choked in their last map due to lack of experience. Still, a great tournament for them but losing to teams like Titan and Mouz are inaceptable.
2015-11-08 07:32
Mouz won 2:0 and is a great team, how can you call that inacceptable?
2015-11-08 08:09
Are you mentally deficient? He is mostly talking about LG and Titan. They should have done better against Mouz, but that isn't what knocked them out of the tournament.
2015-11-08 08:59
"losing to teams like Titan and MOUZ is inacceptable" he thinks mouz is a worse team than lg,which btw isnt true mouz is better
2015-11-08 09:07
That is hugely debatable. All but one line was talking only about Titan and they really shouldn't have lost to Titan. Also they should have done much better against Mouz and maybe won that. The way they lost was definitely not acceptable.
2015-11-08 09:13
#36
 | 
Netherlands KalterSins 
Really? Mouz completely shut down LG after that atrocious T-side. Not much LG could do.
2015-11-08 10:08
You are definitely mentally deficient.
2015-11-08 11:02
#18
Germany Mr.C 
Lol tipical brazilian thinking luminosity is way better than mouz and titan What has luminosity achieved so u could call them a way better Team? Some bo1 wins at the major...
2015-11-08 08:19
#40
fury | 
Denmark Leffan 
Tell me what mouz achieved at majors. Seems like German fanboys are equal to brasilian ones.
2015-11-08 11:11
wow this german is gonna need a burn heal dude that's strong
2015-11-08 11:25
#45
Germany Mr.C 
Did i say that that mouz is a better Team? I just said that mouz and Titan are as good as luminosity idiot. Learn to read befor u talk shit
2015-11-08 11:43
LOL go away LG will never win anything meaningful
2015-11-08 08:23
So ur saying they aint better? LOL noob go home 7-1
2015-11-08 08:26
#22
Keiti | 
Canada Lizzie 
typical br crying
2015-11-08 08:49
Bo1 champions, rofl
2015-11-08 08:51
lmao they are not even close to titan , overrated af :')
2015-11-08 09:01
No point to argue with a fanboy, so have it your way, just remember that LG never won a single bo3 vs a significant team so far on LAN, while both Titan and mouz did that on a regular basis in the past.
2015-11-08 09:03
Lg wins titan 2-0 easy games
2015-11-08 09:15
and titan won lg as well, so what's ur point, m8, i was talking about LG's past events
2015-11-08 09:32
brazilians NotLikeThis
2015-11-08 09:18
I beg to differ. The games were so close because Shox was calling. The teams are very much even, Titan is just a bit more inconsistent. To be honest, no matter who won that game would have gone out against VP but out of the two I think Titan have the better chance against them. Again, with Shox calling we have no idea which Titan'll show up. The one that keeps on overrotating and sucking on T-side or the one we saw against Na'Vi.
2015-11-08 10:33
delusional?
2015-11-08 11:15
I came here to see this.
2015-11-08 12:21
Nice
2015-11-08 07:22
#3
Australia Rx777 
nice
2015-11-08 07:22
great crowd no kappa
2015-11-08 07:23
It was kinda nice to see those little boys cheer for the home team. A game is much more interseting to see when the crowd scream and shout out of excitment. Great tournament.
2015-11-08 07:36
So many clutch plays
2015-11-08 07:23
#8
 | 
Europe calypsoTHE 
ez for Mr.ScreaM
2015-11-08 07:24
NA > EU MY NIGGAS
2015-11-08 07:25
+juan
2015-11-08 07:35
gj conquest
2015-11-08 07:31
my god why the fuck is coldzera so nutty in lan
2015-11-08 07:31
#12
Norway apEZ 
*conquest got match point at 15-12 on train, same as cache
2015-11-08 07:32
woops was quite sleepless by that point :P
2015-11-08 17:23
cold is nuts
2015-11-08 07:58
LANzera
2015-11-08 08:35
cold will become the new skadoodle god player, shit team holding him down then he'll decline and fade away RIP
2015-11-08 08:52
that crowd though...
2015-11-08 08:53
#29
 | 
Bulgaria AboveYall 
so disappointed from dignitas.. stopped watching after they won map 1 and thought it's over.. LOL
2015-11-08 09:04
how the hell dignitas lost this, i stopped watching after the first half in cache. omg i can't believe they're that bad. pls disband
2015-11-08 09:14
70+ kills with 70+ hs percentage! and that is on LAN. this kind of stat is very very hard to get .
2015-11-08 10:34
#44
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
feel bad for cold, he's been playing like a true hero. anyway... LG just need to keep it going, they'll get better with time and experience. Nothing to be ashamed of by losing to mous and Titan, two good teams that can beat T1 EU teams.
2015-11-08 11:39
they need fer to play like GOD, also fallen need to hit more with awp and not buttomfrag every map, booltz also
2015-11-08 12:02
#61
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
I feel like if fallen hit more shots with awp they would win some lost maps in the past couple of weeks. Idk why he's underperforming like this since he showed up impressive awping in Cologne few months ago. If LG wants to go to semis or finals at some important tournament, they need fallen's awp at his peak.
2015-11-08 15:10
fallen was also good at cluj, but here at CEVO he was average bad, i hope they will stick together and show they can win some bo3 ;)
2015-11-08 15:12
#57
fnx | 
Iceland PrTz1 
-lucas -hen1 +fer +cold GA top1
2015-11-08 14:17
#68
Brazil nnz 
+1
2015-11-08 17:30
91-69 ROFL 1V9
2015-11-08 13:31
Dignitas = aizy
2015-11-08 13:34
Tbh this crowd was 10x better than the cluj crowd the whole major
2015-11-08 13:57
Murrica hell yeah!
2015-11-08 14:09
#56
zehN | 
Finland ludiMacak 
rip aizy. find a better team m8
2015-11-08 14:11
aizy carry again, fuck dig
2015-11-08 14:29
Niiice conquest
2015-11-08 14:30
"The RpK-tank came rolling through a town named Luminosity on de_inferno" ayyy
2015-11-08 15:27
can we -xyp9x +aizy already
2015-11-08 15:50
aizy had a chance on that team already, he didn't perform well and was replaced.
2015-11-08 15:59
#69
Brazil nnz 
Brazilian fanboys are the worst.. But either way, glad to see LG improve. They're playing a lot better than some months ago. Coldzera is insane.. he's been playing well consistently and that's awesome. Mouz played very well against LG, and they even kicked Na'Vi out of the tournament.. I guess they are favorites for this one as they've been playing great. Also Titan was very good on this second series.. I feel bad that LG had the unluck to face Titan on a day that ScreaM and RpK are playing out of their minds. Hope LG can come back of these tournaments stronger and be at the top some time soon!
2015-11-08 17:36
#73
United States ev8 
aizy top3 world
2015-11-09 03:05
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