fnatic over G2 to StarSeries semis

fnatic are heading into tomorrow's semi-finals against Luminosity with a dominant quarter-final victory over G2 (2-0; de_cache 16-8, de_inferno 16-2).

The first quarter-final of StarSeries XIV Finals kicked off day three, as fnatic (second in group B) and G2 (third in group A) found themselves crossing each other's paths.

The series started out on de_cache, G2's choice, who also had to start on the Terrorist side after losing the initial knife round. A poorly executed A bombsite strategy cost them the first pistol round, as fnatic were able to complete a retake.

Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer's triple on the A bombsite started a roll of rounds, as G2 continued to struggle in piercing fnatic's defence until the eighth round. After the 8th best team in the world got on the board with an A smoke-off, another one of such strategies ended up in a successful retake from the current number one.

G2 got a bit of breathing room after a triple from Håvard "rain" Nygaard in a 3-on-4 situation, and another triple from olofmeister wasn't enough to exchange for a round. Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson then showcased his AWP skills with three kills before G2 closed the halftime for a measly 4-11 score.


olofmeister led the way for his team

Robin "flusha" Rönnquist's smart 1-on-1 victory behind squeaky was evened out with a forcebuy response by Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad, who also helped G2 win the first gunround with a quad. The four-round streak was all G2 offered until the end of the map, as fnatic had little to no trouble closing map one out at 16-8.

fnatic's pick, de_inferno, started out with the Swedes overpowering the B bombsite as Terrorists without any issues, but running into a stack in the following anti-forcebuy evened out the score right at the start.

After fnatic replied back with a forcebuy of their own, they once again went on a long streak, this time for eight rounds in total, until G2 finally stopped it at 9-2. With no follow-up from the European mixture, fnatic were able to regain control quickly, and went over to the Counter-Terrorists with a decisive 13-2 lead. Three rounds afterwards it game was over, as G2 weren't able to string the pistol round together.

Europe
Matchpage
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15th January 2016
8
Cache
16
2
Inferno
16

 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0

Due to a Dota 2 match played on the stage after this, it is unclear when Na`Vi and Question Mark will play, although it is scheduled for 18:00.

Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1333
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1169
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:
888
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1508
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
gz
2016-01-15 14:56
#16
hecker | 
World heck9r 
y0
2016-01-15 14:58
rip G2
2016-01-15 14:58
Gg
2016-01-15 14:56
#3
ZywOo | 
France 1zn0 
REKT §§§
2016-01-15 14:56
rekt
2016-01-15 14:56
g2 poor performance, +igl -either fox or maikelele
2016-01-15 14:57
-fox +allu
2016-01-15 15:03
-maikelele +any non toxic player
2016-01-15 15:47
You basicly have 0 knowledge if maikelele is toxic, go back to sauna mr.helsinki and stop argueing about things you have no clue about
2016-01-15 17:50
#102
RpK | 
Germany lloyd6077 
but we now know that you are a toxic kiddo
2016-01-15 18:21
Im glad you found it out, now bring me a kebab without onions merkelistan
2016-01-15 18:25
#6
Netherlands HUF 
Goldnova2
2016-01-15 14:57
#7
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Venezuela CACHi 
ez 4 fnatic
2016-01-15 14:57
<reserved for later>
2016-01-15 14:57
-fox
2016-01-15 14:57
#11
ZywOo | 
France 1zn0 
THX FNATIC FOR HELPING WITH THE SCHEDULE
2016-01-15 14:57
ezrekt
2016-01-15 14:58
#13
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Finland f0pZ 
REKT
2016-01-15 14:58
#14
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World EarthFlag 
ez
2016-01-15 14:58
#15
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Bangladesh Evil_Potato 
Ty 4 skins g2 fangays
2016-01-15 14:58
G2 needs an igl so bad.. -fox +pronax
2016-01-15 14:59
No one cares about your opinion fat burger
2016-01-15 15:00
#34
Ex6TenZ | 
Brazil LeTANK 
nice flag
2016-01-15 15:05
why so butthurt dude, get along with it, fox is bad
2016-01-15 15:45
#115
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United States r0seCS 
lolololololololololololol nice flag portugay
2016-01-15 19:10
+1 -fox +pronax and i feel like g2 will be back in form
2016-01-15 15:03
#41
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
+1
2016-01-15 15:11
15-35, fox best
2016-01-15 14:59
Do you guys have internet in costa rica
2016-01-15 15:00
No, I'm using fucking magic to show you this: hltv.org/?pageid=246&statsfilter=2053&pl..
2016-01-15 15:01
he's so damn inconsistent wtf :D hope they get rid of him and get a decent igl ASAP
2016-01-15 15:03
2016-01-15 15:08
TRUE +1
2016-01-15 15:10
I agree that Maikelele's pretty bad as well. Yeah, Rain's been's been as at this particular tournament, but he's been the team's best player for most of its existence and Rain just straight up wins them games sometimes. And nice online games, those really matter. Take those out and Jkaem really only had 1 awful series.
2016-01-15 15:24
Did you even see todays game? Fox missed 100 easy shots & thanks to maikel they even made to top4 at major. They wont never kick their teams captain (maikel), if anyones gotta go, its fox.
2016-01-15 15:27
Did you see just today's game? They made to top4 at the major due to fox too. He had amazing games agaisnt nV. Try harder, please.
2016-01-15 15:32
Rofl, braindead 3rdie. Thanks to maikelele clutching they even won against mouz. If he wouldnt had these amazing clutches, they would had lost 0-2. How did they made top4 thanks to him, if he started to become alive at semi-finals?? Your logic is strong.
2016-01-15 16:15
braindead 3rdie You don't deserve a reply. Sorry, brah. Go eat some shit and feed yourself.
2016-01-15 20:28
Thats how you know that retard 3rd worlder has lost an arguement. GGWP, next time think before defending shitty fox.
2016-01-15 21:05
Keep believing that, turd. Probably never visited our beautiful Portugal. Get out of the basement. Hear that? Momma is calling you with some shit on your plate.
2016-01-15 21:17
Beautiful, you mean poor living conditions and streets covered in shit?
2016-01-15 22:46
Stay ignorant, fucktard. Fake-flagging all the way to Ignorance Paradise.
2016-01-15 22:51
i dont even have a flag set, how am i fakeflagging? xD Btw fox still sucks
2016-01-15 22:59
He sucks so bad but keeps cashing those fat checks. Sorry, bruh.
2016-01-16 10:47
So you admitted that he sucks, I guess we can end this discussion now.
2016-01-16 13:10
IRONY! Didn't you learn it in school? Aren't you in 8th grade, or something? Must be part of the program.
2016-01-16 13:31
Your teachers are teaching you irony in school? No wonder that you are dumb then.
2016-01-16 15:33
Fucking idiot. Of course, they're. It's part of the literature program. Oh god. You're incredibly dumb. Go away, please.
2016-01-18 08:00
'Due to fox' lmaoooo Maikelelelelelelelelelele got them to the quarters
2016-01-15 16:53
Open them eyes and stop seeing what you want to see. See all of it.
2016-01-15 20:29
this is so fucking ironic
2016-01-15 20:49
Truth hurts, huh?
2016-01-15 21:17
ahhahha
2016-01-15 15:14
Wow, fox against fnayic and tsm, average 0,5 rating ~
2016-01-15 18:25
GOD FIX FOX
2016-01-15 15:05
#21
ZywOo | 
France 1zn0 
Striker you are such a boring fuck
2016-01-15 14:59
Thanks, I appreciate it ;)
2016-01-15 15:05
#112
ZywOo | 
France 1zn0 
thanks now I feel bad about my comment :( srsly dude!
2016-01-15 19:03
Then be nice next time :P
2016-01-15 19:04
wow so rude
2016-01-15 15:15
Constructive criticism bro.
2016-01-15 15:16
wow rude men(
2016-01-15 15:59
Expected. G2 should -fox +pronax
2016-01-15 15:02
16-2 what an exciting map KAPPA
2016-01-15 15:03
GOD FOX
2016-01-15 15:04
#33
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Sweden godname 
maikelele so bad this lan :(
2016-01-15 15:05
lol fox
2016-01-15 15:08
2 ez :D
2016-01-15 15:09
fox and maikel omgat knoobs
2016-01-15 15:10
Fox is shit since forever but all his fangays go back to that one Inferno map like it means something for his overall lackluster performance
2016-01-15 15:13
This just shows how much brought dennis to the g2. Even though aizy is good, but they need other changes. We will see what happens in the future
2016-01-15 15:14
#51
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Australia SUNSPY 
yepyep.. and why this fnatic is clearly going to be even better than the pronax era.. may already be better ! JW really maturing and not doing full whack shit helps so hard to tell
2016-01-15 15:19
so they had a bad tournament and yea dennis was the key of g2, ok man nice logic :D
2016-01-15 17:03
Maikelele and fox out - ANGE1 & someone else in to try out. Tnx
2016-01-15 15:16
wp meister
2016-01-15 15:17
#49
GuardiaN | 
Other Darge 
This is what happens when you have a team filled with brainless players, all of them are skilled but without someone to guide the team G2 will have to get used to lose over and over again.
2016-01-15 15:18
#50
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Australia SUNSPY 
Doesn't help at all when your leader is on the other team now and a guy who doesn't want to lead is having to do it, with 2 relatively new players to boot ! they might as well just forget the game happened, except for watching the demos for hours.. and more hours. Have some drinks to dull the pain and make a weekend of it. Gotta feel bad for G2, hope they get a really good coach.. pronax ? do like the sound of him replacing one of the AWP players.
2016-01-15 15:18
Dennis never leaded g2 ingame...
2016-01-15 15:26
Han Solo was Chewbacca's boyfriend
2016-01-15 15:22
-anyone + igl (pronax), of course the -fox or -maikelele would be the ideal
2016-01-15 15:24
Was JW playing well guys ? :P
2016-01-15 15:28
WP fnatic
2016-01-15 15:29
#59
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Germany HLTVBach 
G2 poor perfomance, eZ skins xD
2016-01-15 15:31
#62
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Denmark ziGa DK 
Adding pronax instead of fox would really improve the team. Make it happen G2.
2016-01-15 15:43
#66
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Sweden Kasidro 
Maikelelelel to nip after this outstanding performance
2016-01-15 15:48
kick fox for god's sake
2016-01-15 15:48
fox and maikel rip
2016-01-15 16:10
Fox 0.50 Maikelelelelele 0.54 nt
2016-01-15 16:12
BOT FOX
2016-01-15 16:15
I predict -fox in favor of a complete Scandinavian roster.
2016-01-15 16:17
#91
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Sweden wyv0 
Yeah, I've said Maikelele should be kicked but it seems like Fox as main AWP doesn't work anymore, Maikelele should take his spots back and take up the AWP then they should pick up a sick 5th support player.
2016-01-15 16:59
#79
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Brazil woody77 
"fox top4 awp" "fox > fallen" sad day, RIP fanboys
2016-01-15 16:25
expected. gl against brazilians
2016-01-15 16:30
Why do people shit on fox and not maikelele? They're both awful. If they replaced those 2 with pronax and maybe allu this team would be great.
2016-01-15 16:32
True, but fox is still having a good game sometimes, while on the other hand maikelele is playing poorly for months. But as you said, both are playing really awfull. But we shouldn't say it's those twos fault. They're a team..
2016-01-15 17:04
Yeah I'd even say Maikelele is worst but only fox gets shit on for some reason.
2016-01-15 19:23
#84
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Portugal dracø 
fox and maikelele were just terrible this lan (apart from the game against Na'vi) :( Hope they get their shit together really soon
2016-01-15 16:34
#85
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
Fox to lg hltv confirmed
2016-01-15 16:35
just a bad day for the g2. is very hard defeat the fnatic in any map, but in de_inferno is much more
2016-01-15 16:39
g2 poor performance, should've been cz here they would've gotten 1 more round than these european union scrubs
2016-01-15 16:45
well played Aizy! Hope you'll find a decent team some day.
2016-01-15 16:55
LG vs fnatic...gonna be good for sure =]
2016-01-15 17:03
G2 T_T
2016-01-15 17:21
#97
REZ | 
Sweden Error_rl 
- fox and + IGL
2016-01-15 17:30
#98
mason | 
World PRQN 
fox -20 in 2 maps SeemsGood
2016-01-15 17:32
gg G2 fanboys get rekt! Keep saying that G2 > LG fags
2016-01-15 17:42
well played
2016-01-15 17:46
#105
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United States Jamila 
This is concerning, Cache was G2's best map. They laid waste to T1 teams that are strong on this map with dennis, someone needs to step up and be IGL
2016-01-15 18:29
G2: -fox +pronax LG: -taco +fox
2016-01-15 18:35
#108
tezay | 
Brazil tzy 
why would fallen change a terrible player for a good player ?
2016-01-15 18:36
He doesn't need to change, but Taco needs to start playing better fast. Otherwise they'll get stuck at semis and finals. They played with 4 players the last two matches everyone knows that. Fox is on a bad fase, but still a more experience player. A good team with a strong core of 4 players is capable to enhance a player potencial. Thats why G2 is so bad. 5 fraggers playing separate.
2016-01-15 18:44
Fox is so fucking good wow
2016-01-15 18:50
15 kill 2 map... votekick
2016-01-15 19:03
#114
ZywOo | 
France 1zn0 
maikelele didnt F1 , FeelsBadMan
2016-01-15 19:07
foxNTC indeed there is no way to fox on euroscene lol
2016-01-15 19:40
maikelelele used to be good player i guess NiP fucked him
2016-01-15 19:42
#125
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Brazil hugoooo 
-fox +pronax This change is screaming to happen.
2016-01-15 21:20
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