OpTic over CSGL; win Road To Vegas

January 8th, 2016 00:01

OpTic pick up a victory at ELEAGUE's Road To Las Vegas following a 2-0 thrashing of CSGL (de_train 16-13, de_cbble 16-3) for the $35,000 first-place prize, as well as a spot in the upcoming $1.2 million league by Turner, leaving the Poles in second place with $15,000.

The veto process of the Road To Las Vegas match-up saw CSGL end up with de_train, while OpTic chose de_cbble for themselves, leaving de_mirage as the decider.

Map one, de_train, started out with OpTic picking up the pistol round on the Terrorist side before losing the following round to a forcebuy on CSGL's side. After an unsuccessful forcebuy of their own, Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan picked up the AWP thanks to a triple in the first gunround.

With it, he managed to kill four opposing players in round number five when the score was even at 2-2, but it still wasn't enough to win the situation. After dropping one more afterwards, OpTic pulled back with two in a row on the back of Keith "NAF" Markovic's 1-on-3 clutch.

From there on out it was mostly a CSGL show until the end of the half, whose Mikołaj "mouz" Karolewski wreaked havoc to set the score to 10-5 in his team's favor before switching sides.

ShahZaM and NAF-FLY had an amazing series

The second pistol went OpTic's way as well, and this time it was William "RUSH" Wierzba to help his team to three rounds in a row with eight kills in the process. One round on CSGL's side was not enough to stop the North American momentum, as ShahZaM's team had little to no trouble pick up five more rounds to make it 14-11.

Two rounds in a row from the Poles made it a little scary for Damian "daps" Steele and company, but in the end ShahZaM's triple closed out map one at 16-13.

Pretty much as expected, the North American squad picked up where they left off on de_cbble. Six rounds in a row from them as Terrorists were responded to with a single one by CSGL, who couldn't catch a break throughout the entire half.

When another clutch, this time 1-on-2 by ShahZaM, worked out for OpTic at the very end of the half, it was quite obvious CSGL couldn't get back on their feet following a 1-14 scoreline. That proved to be the case after only four more rounds on the map, as OpTic picked up the victory at 16-13, as well as the $35,000 cheque and a spot at the $1.2 million summer season of ELEAGUE.

7th January 2016

 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' KhanShahZaM 46 - 27 +19 - 1.50
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 46 - 27 +19 - 1.36
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 43 - 34 +9 - 1.28
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 36 - 31 +5 - 1.07
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 24 - 34 -10 - 0.74
 CSGL K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewskimouz 39 - 38 +1 - 1.05
Poland Grzegorz 'SZPERO' DziamałekSZPERO 36 - 38 -2 - 0.93
Poland Paweł 'innocent' Mocekinnocent 30 - 38 -8 - 0.86
Poland Michał 'MICHU' MüllerMICHU 25 - 40 -15 - 0.66
Poland Oskar 'oskarish' Stenborowskioskarish 23 - 41 -18 - 0.64

Road To Las Vegas prize distribution:

1. Canada OpTic - $35,000 + spot in ELEAGUE summer season
2. Poland CSGL - $15,000 

United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
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Poland Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
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Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
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Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
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United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
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f0rest | 
Poland Katarn 
2016-01-08 00:01
OpTic owners be like yeyyy this is our year we gonn win mlg
2016-01-08 00:07
they can hope :D seriously, I think they know they won't win it, it would be hell of a performance if they even made it out of the groups
2016-01-08 00:09
Lol ikr. But i m happy for shahzam hec and nadeshot. They deserve to be a top team in CS or atleast the best in NA. C9 is too weak no doubt about that atm. Unless they really pick shox/pronax
2016-01-08 00:19
United States mah9 
you are lost!
2016-01-08 01:09
+1 kid is an idiot
2016-01-08 01:34
nt stunna
2016-01-08 10:13
nt outside_pro_scene
2016-01-08 14:56
pick up shox or pronax xDD are u retarded or smth ? hahahha
2016-01-08 12:08
I m starting to beleive yes i am
2016-01-08 13:07
Canada Turborat 
If they qualify and get a good group or maybe upset a team its possible!
2016-01-08 00:32
2016-01-08 00:37
Isnt that true for any team in the world? But yeah optic has a good upset potential
2016-01-08 10:07
H3cz ain't that stupid... He knew what he was doing when he picked the team up.
2016-01-08 00:19
Nt. He will read this comment and see you have sympathy and will invite u to optic house and give u free skrilla for more sympathy.
2016-01-08 01:21
You are so retarded.
2016-01-08 07:17
Thanks for telling me i never knew. P.S welcome to hltv
2016-01-08 10:11
shox | 
United Kingdom DeKo^ 
sound like liverpool fans if you replace the mlg with premier league
2016-01-08 00:23
dupreeh | 
Georgia tvd 
2016-01-08 02:53
Chelsea is the new Lfc
2016-01-08 10:13
chelsea grin
2016-01-09 02:32
Poland sUchy1337 
I aren't think that
2016-01-08 17:02
2016-01-08 02:23
Denmark Jaco1022 
2016-01-08 00:02
United Kingdom Mio1 
2016-01-08 00:02
2016-01-08 00:02
Shame that 5 Poles lost to 3 Poles, but w/e still Poland won.
2016-01-08 01:32
haha +1
2016-01-08 12:10
Iceland xijmplr 
unlucky boys
2016-01-08 00:02
2016-01-08 00:02
El Salvador belaC 
2016-01-08 00:03
NEO | 
Poland Tympanon 
2016-01-08 00:03
this is really sad how this team isnt even top 20 not even top 3 NA and they still won 35k and a spot in one of the biggest csgo leagues.
2016-01-08 00:03
Why? They beat everyone else in the online qualifiers to get there
2016-01-08 00:14
United States CarbonDogma 
They were around 16 world before the event. Also, the E-League will be split (most likely) 50/50 NA-EU with an AUS mixed in. I think it's 20 teams, so, again, top 5 NA, which OpTic is definitely in.
2016-01-08 00:18
Most likely more NA than EU
2016-01-08 00:26
So far the teams don't even seem that good, although none of these teams are confirmed: wiki.teamliquid.net/counterstrike/Turner.. You don't have any of the top tier EU teams. Even NA is missing Liquid...
2016-01-08 00:37
Wasn't there an article listing top teams to play in the league? Even if there wasn't, I'm sure that if any of top teams weren't invited long ago, they would have participated in qualifiers.
2016-01-08 00:42
renegades will mostly likely beat most of the NA teams, maybe even c9, if they play well against them like last time (though lost 1-2)
2016-01-08 05:36
Most of NA, likely not C9 or Liquid.
2016-01-08 13:58
ye that's why I said maybe, but now that liquid have s1mple, most of NA will be getting raped anyways, including Renegades since theyre staying there for a while.
2016-01-08 15:19
Sweden bögpeter 
They beat CSGL convincingly and they are a good team so how have they not earned their spot in that league? Oh and Optic is ranked #16 now. :-)
2016-01-08 14:58
Thanks 4 skines lol
2016-01-08 00:03
shahzam is a beast
2016-01-08 00:03
god shahzam
2016-01-08 00:04
Now you cant see polaks today... EleGiggle
2016-01-08 00:06
Shame that 5 Poles lost to 3 Poles, but w/e still Poland won.
2016-01-08 01:33
You are trying way to hard with this comment.
2016-01-08 01:46
Hard to face facts m8?
2016-01-08 01:49
they arent even polish. they dont speak polish. most of them have never been to poland. yes, their father had a polish last name, but so do like 30% of americans. this is because poland is a shit country and all the pollacks came here and impregnated and raped our women
2016-01-08 03:58
+1 for truth
2016-01-08 05:09
+1 for an A that I got on my history paper for listening to this guy
2016-01-08 06:15
Are you native american? I'm sorry that Germans and Uk's genocided you ;<
2016-01-08 08:25
No, I'm a WASP lmao str8 UK half of my family traces back to the initial settlers who killed the natives. The other half immigrated here from england so... not really a polish rat like you are. Anyway, thats not really a response to my post. They aren't polish are they? sorry ur a slav dude u really lost out at life bro. been known in europe for thousands of years pollacks and slavs are just... pathetic Of course, its not really about race, its about culture. Maybe one day you can learn how civilized people live, and you too can join the ranks of us.
2016-01-08 08:32
I would rather not join mentally disabled army, but thanks for invitation ;<
2016-01-08 08:44
mhm keep to your delusions while you get back to plunging my toilet.
2016-01-08 08:44
Yes i possess ability of bilocation and teleportation, will take care of your toilet in 10, 9, 8...
2016-01-08 08:46
2016-01-08 08:47
Oh m8, this toilet is too dirty. Do you even flush it? Hell, what a civilized country would allow such a poor hygiene standard? Sorry m8, but i have to go back to Poland where toilets are crystal clean.
2016-01-08 08:48
polish people still poop? wow, and I thought toilets and feces were a relic of the medieval times.
2016-01-08 08:49
We actually don't but you know, all this barbaric tourists from America... We have to keep some toilets for them.
2016-01-08 08:51
I can't think of anyone who would travel to poland for enjoyment. maybe they are just russians?
2016-01-08 08:52
I also can't think of anyone who traveled to America, what a coincidence? Maybe there are no Poles outside Poland then?
2016-01-08 08:53
I guess not. I guess that makes OpTic 100% American if thats what you believe. Did you just beat your own arguement? thats some class pollack shit if i've ever seen it xD
2016-01-08 09:00
I just ironically pointed out that all your sentences are retarded, but i know that you can't understand such a complicated satire.
2016-01-08 09:03
"complicated" You forgot the kappa
2016-01-08 17:05
Well, complicated for him, not for a normal human being.
2016-01-08 17:20
2016-01-09 00:55
yes, we should believe a bloke on hltv talking about his roots
2016-01-08 11:31
those sprays wtf. especially that pop flash fail spray on b
2016-01-08 00:07
no no oskarish is legit online np
2016-01-08 00:07
n1 =)
2016-01-08 00:09
Daps as usual. -10
2016-01-08 00:09
United States CarbonDogma 
yea lol. at least they have others to make up for it tho
2016-01-08 00:20
jesus fucking christ they just made 7k each by winning a single bo3 first na team that ever won an event with eu teams btw Kappa
2016-01-08 00:09
IBP @ esea lans
2016-01-08 00:20
ik i wasnt serious
2016-01-08 00:21
Didn't see the Kappa haha
2016-01-08 01:54
Poland Redrumowy 
yeah, but CSGL is like top 15 at most.
2016-01-08 00:22
theyre barely top20, probably top12 online tho
2016-01-08 00:24
Clg won winout Lan which had rwys (random no name polacks)
2016-01-08 02:41
[...]back on their feet following a 1-14 scoreline. That proved to be the case after only four more rounds on the map, as OpTic picked up the victory at 16-13 wtf should be 16:3
2016-01-08 00:10
Na started good , NA 1-0 EU
2016-01-08 00:14
Germany d2kx 
2016-01-08 00:19
2016-01-08 00:20
Slovakia fAZENN 
2016-01-08 00:21
NAF FLY so chocked that his eyes popt out
2016-01-08 00:23
-daps +anyone
2016-01-08 00:23
s1mple | 
World howa1 
now all cod fans think optic is the best team kewl
2016-01-08 00:34
Not at all.
2016-01-08 00:37
s1mple | 
World howa1 
2016-01-08 00:39
That guy isn't all the CoD fans, lol. He is clearly trolling aswell.
2016-01-08 00:52
Bulgaria AboveYall 
NA>EU boys. Making a 35k from one bo3 :D ez katka
2016-01-08 00:38
They actually had to beat a number of teams to first get into the bo3 and then they had to win the bo3.
2016-01-08 01:17
yeap dumb kids think that those teams got invation too this finals haha...
2016-01-08 10:41
Anyone know if its possible to get this matches demo?
2016-01-08 00:39
the demos have been posted here: hltv.org/?pageid=28&&demoid=19120
2016-01-08 11:46
Sweden godname 
YAA rly nice
2016-01-08 00:39
2016-01-08 00:41
Shame that 5 Poles lost to 3 Poles, but w/e still Poland won.
2016-01-08 01:35
Duuuude stop spamming this comment all over. You're ridiculous, it's ok if we see it once ok?
2016-01-08 11:12
I didn't 'spam it', i just replied to very particular type of comments. Maybe read them and see pattern for yourself.
2016-01-08 12:26
Happy for them :D
2016-01-08 00:41
dafuq is this prizepool
2016-01-08 01:02
2016-01-08 01:04
this nigga daps got 24 kills thru 2 maps. wtf
2016-01-08 01:14
good start! gz! too bad CSGL ain't the funniest match up :|
2016-01-08 01:30
Shame that 5 Poles lost to 3 Poles, but w/e still Poland won.
2016-01-08 01:31
why so salty m8? U lost to NA. #rekt
2016-01-08 02:36
Stating a fact=salty? Poland lost to Poland #rekt?
2016-01-08 02:43
3 canadians and 2 muricans. Nice facts lmfao.
2016-01-09 09:41
polska top 1 eu kurwa polska top 1 na kurwa polska > polska kurwa
2016-01-08 03:12
Burger > Usa No Kappa
2016-01-08 06:32
burger > slovakian cuisine burger > all cuisine USA hegemony --> burger hegemony all day err day burger pride world wide
2016-01-08 10:23
You're retarded.
2016-01-08 14:21
15k is the tickets back home to poland :/
2016-01-08 01:59
CSGL - $15,000+skins
2016-01-08 02:01
omg idiot?
2016-01-08 07:35
Optic 1 win - 0 loss. How long is this streak?
2016-01-08 02:26
United Kingdom tomtmh 
2016-01-08 03:18
looks like optic's decision wasn't so bad after all--their brand is on TV now
2016-01-08 03:13
DAYUMM MIchu jus give up ur team is trash bahahaha
2016-01-08 06:07
hype!! c9 no know shazam is good player they fuck but they kcik him but swag and he never unbanned!! xD what an idiots
2016-01-08 06:35
Cyprus Swishh_ 
2016-01-08 06:40
2016-01-08 06:42
ezpz NadeShot
2016-01-08 08:16
they fly to vegas to play 2 maps? xd
2016-01-08 08:42
Russia Reph 
oskarish onliner
2016-01-08 10:08
oskarish bot on lan. Expected.
2016-01-08 10:26
Typo: "That proved to be the case after only four more rounds on the map, as OpTic picked up the victory at 16-13, as well as the $35,000 cheque and a spot at the $1.2 million summer season of ELEAGUE." Should read: "...as OpTic picked up the victory at 16-3,..."
2016-01-08 10:37
2016-01-08 14:44
optic op
2016-01-08 14:48
Yeah welcome Call Of Duty... OpTic maybe we can wait FaZe soon its good that OpTic team has worst NA players and they never achieve something good ;]
2016-01-08 14:58
nice win OG!
2016-01-08 15:31
Can someone link the broadcast to watch it? Can't find it anywhere. I mean the yesterday's broadcast :P Thanks!
2016-01-08 15:36
Fun fact: People think NA > EU, but the 4TH best NA team won over the ~30th best team in EU
2016-01-08 15:37
oskar | 
Ireland sk0ffin 
why do u care so much?
2016-01-08 16:29
Probably top 18 EU
2016-01-08 17:10
35$ k wooooooooooow nice
2016-01-08 16:09
2016-01-08 16:59
2016-01-08 17:11
NA tier 2 = EU tier 4
2016-01-08 22:59
2016-01-08 22:42
n1 optic
2016-01-09 10:07
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