fnatic scrape win over Virtus.pro

fnatic came from behind to beat Virtus.pro 2-1 and progress to the grand final of the FACEIT League Stage 3 Finals (11-16 on de_mirage, 16-10 on de_inferno and 16-9 on de_cache)

fnatic came out of the gate looking fierce on de_mirage and won the pistol round without losing a single man. A triple kill from Filip "NEO" Kubski in the first eco round gave the Swedes a scare, and the Polish veteran repeated the feat in the following round, this time giving Virtus.pro their first round on the board.

The Polish team held on and took a string of rounds to bring the scoreline to 5-2, but fnatic gave a fantastic account of themselves during the final stages of the half, winning six of the following eight rounds to take an 8-7 lead.

The second half began with fnatic locking down both bombsites during the pistol round, but they were left frustrated in the first anti-eco round as Virtus.pro put their Desert Eagles to work. The Polish team added the following three rounds to their tally to bring the scoreline to 11-9 before a crucial quad kill from Jesper "JW" Wecksell on a force buy kept fnatic's hopes alive. However, the tide never swung in fnatic's favour and they struggled to keep Virtus.pro at bay, with the Polish side cruising to a 16-11 victory.


Neo was on fire on de_mirage 

Map #2 was de_inferno, fnatic's pick, and here the Swedish team put up a fairly solid defense during the first half. The rounds Virtus.pro edged out were few and far between, with the half ending well in the Swedes' favour, 13-2.

Virtus.pro kept their composure in the second half and took two strings of rounds to bring the scoreline to 10-14, but then fnatic clinched two rounds straight to the level the series 1-1 as the teams move to de_cache.

JW opened up the decisive map with a fantastic ace in the pistol round, with fnatic following it up with two anti-eco rounds to start off the game with a 3-0 lead. After buying up, Virtus.pro were able to win two rounds straight to reduce the gap to just one round, but then fnatic ran riot and won eight of the next 10 rounds to take an 11-4 halftime lead.


fnatic advance to the grand final 

fnatic piled more misery on Virtus.pro by winning the first three rounds of the second half to get within touching distance of victory. Virtus.pro knew that hey had a mountain to climb to turn this around, but that did not keep them from trying.

The Polish team tightened up their defense and won five rounds straight to reduce the deficit to 9-14, but that is when Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer picked up the AWP and went huge in the following two rounds to give fnatic a hard-fought 2-1 victory.

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 77 - 53 +24 - 1.36
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 63 - 57 +6 - 1.17
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 56 - 44 +12 - 1.09
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 43 - 52 -9 - 0.86
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 43 - 57 -14 - 0.71
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 64 - 62 +2 - 1.08
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 51 - 56 -5 - 0.97
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 54 - 57 -3 - 0.93
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 54 - 57 -3 - 0.92
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 40 - 51 -11 - 0.79

Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1329
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
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 Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
EZ FOR OLOF thanks for top 1 i cant believe this
2015-11-28 17:10
TSM > fnatic as always. Max bet TSM thank me later for ur free skins.
2015-11-28 17:02
even with dennise in lineup? ty 4 your skins TSM fangay :/
2015-11-28 17:04
Ty for both your skins ez LG
2015-11-28 19:34
lg will win vs tsm lol
2015-11-28 17:08
#41
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Switzerland pazzo0 
but the final will be LG x Fnatic.
2015-11-28 17:13
#81
REZ | 
Sweden namblooC 
what tsm vs fnatic?
2015-11-28 21:06
#3
Ukraine pzb0b 
woooow
2015-11-28 17:02
gg fnattarjävlar
2015-11-28 17:02
n1
2015-11-28 17:02
olof is doing work
2015-11-28 17:03
Gg
2015-11-28 17:03
Ez
2015-11-28 17:03
#12
cArn | 
Vietnam milandini 
GL in the final, flusha and dennis :)
2015-11-28 17:03
dennis new pronax
2015-11-28 17:03
JW is a good aimer LeL
2015-11-28 17:04
fnatic survive Virtus.pro scare
2015-11-28 17:04
#20
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Italy 1nf3rn4L 
dennis = new pronax ??????
2015-11-28 17:04
he played like two games man, how about you chill out, d1ckhead
2015-11-28 17:54
#58
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Italy 1nf3rn4L 
why so mad dennis boyfriend
2015-11-28 17:56
Well, because you are insulting my boyfriend
2015-11-28 18:26
pasha best in VP, is this a dream?
2015-11-28 17:04
where are vp's fangays, gg fnatic Ez
2015-11-28 17:04
pasha topfragging never forget
2015-11-28 17:05
pasha again topfragged whole bo3 but bot byali and TaZ can't help them...
2015-11-28 17:05
#26
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Poland ekedeke 
and? he fucked up cache -.- it doesnt matter he was topfragging -.-
2015-11-28 17:05
how he fucked up cache?
2015-11-28 17:06
how he exactly fucked up cache? because he gave ak to olof? vp as a team fucked themselves in round 8, when it was 4-3 for fnatic and they had only 2 rifles, krimz with 20hp on a site killed 2 vp players with only p250 without kevlar and this round was the key round same on inferno, krimz also won 1vs3 when it was 2-1 for fnatic, if vp didnt throw this rounds they would win, i dont see pasha fault there, ofc he failed 1 round but it didnt matter
2015-11-28 17:08
#49
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Poland ekedeke 
died every round mid connector because of picking :) how i fucking hate ppl talking pasha top1 VP 1. NEO 2. SNAX NOTHING pasha taz byali
2015-11-28 17:20
xD
2015-11-28 17:21
thats why neo is almost everytime bottomfragging .. right :) snax and byali are the best and most important players of vp ,thats why when these two are on point they win, then comes neo/pasha
2015-11-28 17:48
kills dont show who did the most for the team(atleast in pro matches). Xip9x for example is one of the MVPs of TSM but he gets not much from the spotlight since hes not topfragging most of the times.
2015-11-28 19:26
byali is annoying with his inconsistence
2015-11-28 17:06
exactly, taz is doing much better of a job
2015-11-28 19:36
#63
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World Vidua 
LOL, it was Snax who failed them - don't be a fool.
2015-11-28 18:09
dennis -14 he fits pronax role well
2015-11-28 17:05
#29
NEO | 
Poland m@rulek 
pronax -28
2015-11-28 17:06
fnatic vs tsm hope
2015-11-28 17:06
fnatic a few weeks ago: could not win anything fnatic now: win against top 3 team "coincidence" in sweden?
2015-11-28 17:07
Lol.
2015-11-28 17:10
?
2015-11-28 17:13
???? France mad or smth? Same with envyus one week they're losing in tournaments to cloud 9 convincingly next week winning majors this is inherent from alot of these teams that have blatant hackers, it isn't a consistency issue people that think it is are retarded.
2015-11-28 18:13
Valve won't give a fuck about it anyway and we'll never know if these guys are actually good or just cheaters I'm not calling anyone a cheater,but it is possible considering the ammount of fucks Volvo gives to the game
2015-11-29 00:06
beautifull game
2015-11-28 17:10
Am i the only one that actually read title "Fnatic raped win over Virtus Pro"?
2015-11-28 17:11
#43
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
yes
2015-11-28 17:14
dyslexia at its best
2015-11-28 17:17
virtus.low seems to be doing well
2015-11-28 17:13
#44
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
No Snax carrying = VP lose
2015-11-28 17:14
#47
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Brunei br0ks 
olof carry :D
2015-11-28 17:17
#51
eneshan | 
Poland [P]iku 
Pasha topfragging? Snax <1 rating? RiP VP.
2015-11-28 17:26
#54
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
-byali -pasha
2015-11-28 17:46
Olof is again the best in world, now he will rekt all
2015-11-28 17:49
Olof god mod ;)
2015-11-28 18:04
Omg that lucky Fnatic next time Virtus.Pro win...
2015-11-28 18:28
#69
Happy | 
Brazil Kurtt 
- byali.... + innocent or michu
2015-11-28 18:31
nt TheBeczka500000-00000
2015-11-29 10:40
#84
Poland MJP 
Vp done great job -16-13 vs TSM and 2-1 vs fnatic -what u want more. They done gj , i cant see problem with it. People are trash talking . Top3-4 20k gj boys:) Nice end of the year :) !
2015-11-29 06:04
Yup. Pretty good tournament, although wish we could see more maps from them against other teams. They bossed a decent Liquid team so hard it wasn't even funny. And we see once again they got knocked out in the semifinals of a big tournament by eventual champions fnatic (this is a recurring theme and it fucking sucks being a VP fan). If it just wasn't for this fnatic matchup it really seems like VP would have had as many as 3, 4, or even 5 more top tier tournament wins in the last year and half or so. They match up against every other top team so well, even though they do have their occasional weird Bo3 losses to teams like G2 and mouz. I actually would have liked to see them try not to play Cache against fnatic in the veto... VP hasn't looked great on Cache for a long time. This was their biggest mistake, thinking they could beat fnatic on Cache might have cost them winning this FaceIt title IMO. Same thing with Luminosity, I think they made a tiny mistake picking Cobble instead of Mirage against fnatic in the grand final. But hey hindsight is 20/20, I know, I'm just a random observer, what do I know :P 2016 will be fun. And VP should be relatively happy with their 2015 run (although I know their goal is always to be Top1, it's tough). As far as 2015 went fnatic were the best overall clearly, but just behind them VP were right up there along with TSM and nV overall. Look at esports earnings and tournament finishes over the year. They have been one of the true elite Top4 teams since IEM Katowice in early 2014, and even considering a few little slumps here and there they never truly left that elite status. There is a reason VP has been ranked so highly in many of the "Power Rankings" even though they get a bit weirdly disrespected by large sections of the HLTV/CSGO community. Again, check all the big 2015 results and compare with the other "elite" teams if you doubters don't get what I'm saying.
2015-11-30 20:46
#89
Poland MJP 
wow dude , thats long one :) But very nice read. You should do something like that - about all top 5 teams :] All top 4 teams are very good atm , all of them done well this year. NAVI just behind them. LG wow last event - and G2 as well crazy shit in Romania:]
2015-12-02 05:17
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