dignitas eliminate VP in 2-1 thriller

dignitas are through to the decider against mousesports after surviving a gruelling best-of-three against Virtus.pro 2-1 (11-16 on de_cache, 16-7 on de_mirage, and 22-20 on de_cbble).

The Group B elimination match between Virtus.pro and dignitas kicked off late into the night at DreamHack ZOWIE Open Leipzig with the winner to advance to the decider match against mousesports on the second day.

de_cache kicked off with Norwegian Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel scoring a USP ace against the Poles to give dignitas the first pistolround of the series. VP bought up pistols however and equalised to 1-1.

dignitas managed to convert the next round however and pulled away with a few rounds, although Virtus.pro continued to score successful executes and the half finished a close 8-7 in favour of dignitas.


Kjaerbye often led the charge for dignitas in the series

With Paweł "byali" Bieliński in fine form on VP's CT-side, the Polish team began to pull away with rounds and ultimately achieved a 9-3 half to close out the first map 16-11.

de_mirage was another map where dignitas only managed a paltry 8-7 defense, however the second half saw something completely unexpected happen as the Danish-Norwegian team powered ahead with eight straight T rounds to win the map 16-7.

 


NEO almost managed to keep VP in the game on de_cbble

de_cbble was the decider map and characteristically saw both teams play each other to overtime, with byali and Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye standing out for their respective squads.

Overtime saw multiple players such as Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas, Filip "NEO" Kubski, and Kjaerbye pull up big plays to keep the match alive through a second overtime, but eventual patient play from dignitas gave them the map at 22-20 and the series, thereby knocking Virtus.pro out of the tournament.

Matchpage
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22nd January 2016
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Cache
11
7
Mirage
16
20
Cobblestone
22

 Dignitas K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0

Day two at the DreamHack ZOWIE Open in Leipzig kicks of at 12:00 with the Group A decider match between FaZe and Luminosity whereas dignitas will now play against mousesports at 15:00.

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1789
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
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
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1329
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1449
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
973
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
gg Awesome game by Kjaerbye
2016-01-23 01:26
#18
flusha | 
Denmark Mudza 
haha konfig and kjærbye ftw
2016-01-23 01:26
+1
2016-01-23 03:15
Snax top3 gg
2016-01-23 07:00
#2
Spain JANX 
NOOOO first
2016-01-23 01:26
good try, bud.
2016-01-23 01:36
#4
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Turkey Mustafa- 
pashaBiceps played like tier 2 player. don't be a fanboy 15-11 > 15-15 cause pashaBiceps mistake. 21-20, 2v2 pashaBiceps camped A site but he was showing and dead again. (Just 20 second remain) also everytime pashaBiceps playing two regions in B site. WTF? most of time the enemy flashing you and killed easy. Just reposition omg.
2016-01-23 01:30
#15
ScreaM | 
Dominican Republic casxd 
-pasha -taz +michu +szpero
2016-01-23 01:26
+michu +Hyper*
2016-01-23 13:37
michu? szpero? lol please tell me you are joking xD CSGL vs Optic and everytime michu stood in for snax shoould be a clear indicator that they are sooooo inferior.
2016-01-24 02:11
#159
ScreaM | 
Dominican Republic casxd 
michu stood in for snax No Snax no win and vp played that tournament bad overall michu under NEO leading would rise as an star like byali or Snax
2016-01-24 02:12
it would take michu a few years to be a good tier 2 aimer in general. Game sense? another year.
2016-01-24 02:16
#27
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Poland Redrumowy 
that's true It's always where pasha holds the opponent can come freely
2016-01-23 01:27
Lel how many mistakes did dignitas and tenzki do? They shpuld have ein the game so mich earlier
2016-01-23 01:27
tenzki is a shit player, dont compare
2016-01-23 05:37
#144
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Finland Acoz 
pasha too
2016-01-23 12:54
Wasn't 2v2, actually was 2v3, he missed, died and went into a 1v3 for Snax. Snax gets 1, but traded.
2016-01-23 01:31
true, and the tactics used by vp were also a reason, vp as t in cbble always did b start, 4 cts were already waiting for them
2016-01-23 01:32
#79
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Poland Roni445 
+1
2016-01-23 01:41
#96
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United States DuerSoftly 
Sadly hebwont get cut
2016-01-23 02:20
n1 vp
2016-01-23 01:26
#7
Germany Labi 
gg
2016-01-23 01:26
Ez skins
2016-01-23 01:26
Ez skins
2016-01-23 08:01
#10
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Singapore Prawblems 
Damn dignitas
2016-01-23 01:26
#11
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Brazil akak1 
rip vp
2016-01-23 01:26
#12
karrigan | 
Germany ZW3RG 
good cs match ! nice to watch !
2016-01-23 01:26
vp got way too lucky
2016-01-23 01:26
I'd call it an equal level;P
2016-01-23 03:28
[*] for VP
2016-01-23 01:26
#19
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Poland coincc 
haha thriller in online game made my day
2016-01-23 01:26
It was on LAN, what are you talking about? Also online matches can be thrilling.
2016-01-23 01:30
#119
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Germany Bier 
you took the b8
2016-01-23 07:34
nt toilet cleaner
2016-01-23 02:21
#145
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Finland Acoz 
VP tier 5 ahahaha
2016-01-23 12:54
Ez Kjaerbye
2016-01-23 01:26
Well fucking played Dig !!
2016-01-23 01:26
rip vp
2016-01-23 01:27
#23
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Spain Alser 
Best maps of the year thus far: -Fnatic vs LG on Inferno -VP vs Dignitas on Cobble
2016-01-23 01:27
nice.
2016-01-23 01:27
#26
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Portugal dracø 
what a game! Kjaerbye monster performance on cobble :O
2016-01-23 01:27
same second same minute same hour same day same month same year post gg
2016-01-23 01:28
#68
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Portugal dracø 
yet you were 1st :/ Is this happens because we are from PORTUGAL? gg
2016-01-23 01:37
nice meme bro
2016-01-23 01:37
#30
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United States snack- 
give me some damn stats you assholes
2016-01-23 01:27
#64
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
just wait man.. they never post stats immediately
2016-01-23 01:35
Hahahaha
2016-01-23 01:37
#32
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Liechtenstein killahakan 
god kjaerbye on cbble
2016-01-23 01:27
hahahaha EZ dig
2016-01-23 01:28
gj dignitas
2016-01-23 01:28
Can someone explain me why Pasha showed himself in the last round? I don't get it...
2016-01-23 01:28
I don't get it either. I hoped for more OTs. More game time. More shooting. More excitement.
2016-01-23 01:35
#40
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Denmark BATISTUTA9 
Crazy match.. Super impressed by everyone on Dignitas. Good to see several danish teams competing at the highest level. Congratulations
2016-01-23 01:28
#46
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
+1
2016-01-23 01:29
absolutely agreed with you :D
2016-01-23 01:30
k0nfig and Kjaerbye are beasts
2016-01-23 01:34
they won 1 game vs a shitty VP, "highest level" lmao. retard dane
2016-01-23 10:35
#152
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El Salvador EzLife 
nt, im not offended
2016-01-23 14:25
BOT papa biceps strikes again! Miss 5 shots in the back in 15-11, also, lets peak in a 2v2 where im in the back of site with 20 seconds left :DDD, very well played dignitas
2016-01-23 01:29
#43
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Poland fr8_ 
bg
2016-01-23 01:29
gj
2016-01-23 01:29
LG - 5th VP - 6th
2016-01-23 01:29
who?
2016-01-23 06:20
-pasha pls
2016-01-23 01:29
#48
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Canada pokerchip 
Insanely intense to watch! Top level Counter-Strike was played today. I can't wait until tomorrow.
2016-01-23 01:29
#139
gob b | 
Germany KREDDIT 
nonsense.. Go watch CoD Terrance and Phillip boy
2016-01-23 11:49
pasza and byali suck donkey balls
2016-01-23 01:30
It was great match. Congratulations my danish friends, you deserved it more. VP had to many times luck in this match. Dignitas deserved it. Good luck with Astralis. Thanks for great emotions. Hope in this year will be more matches like that one. #Respect
2016-01-23 01:30
What a nice and decent comment. I hope VP gets their game going because I would hate to see TaZ quit.
2016-01-23 12:52
gj dignitas
2016-01-23 01:31
Intense match, holy shit
2016-01-23 01:31
VP is done at this point, there is no way they are going to contend for championships this year, its not even about this match or this tournament in particular but anyone with good cs knowledge can see how behind fnatic/nv/tsm they actually are
2016-01-23 01:32
#63
s1mple | 
Cyprus Biggie4 
tsm?
2016-01-23 01:35
TSM mid 2015 >> now
2016-01-23 01:36
#73
s1mple | 
Bangladesh balti 
yes tsm
2016-01-23 01:38
astralis is a dumbshit name and idea, will keep calling them tsm until they come to their senses and get a real org
2016-01-23 01:38
#80
s1mple | 
Cyprus Biggie4 
I know you meant them but TSM has another team in the US atm so you should not call them that... and again Astralis is not in the top 3 it's fnatic/navi/envy... Astralis will keep choking other than that I agree with the thing you said about VP.
2016-01-23 01:42
yea there is no way navi is top3, bet you they will start sucking and fucking up again real soon. people been hyping up navi for a long time now but they still failed to win anything
2016-01-23 01:48
#87
s1mple | 
Cyprus Biggie4 
"anyone with good cs knowledge" you use this sentence and then call navi not a top3 team... I thought you knew something about CS... For the last 6 months NaVi and Fnatic are the only consistent teams so yeah atm they are at the top... if they start to suck you can call them like that later
2016-01-23 01:52
Na'Vi has fucked up every time it mattered, they still haven't won a single big tournament, or more than 2 or 3 medium sized tournaments lol... they have been even more inconsistent than VP It takes a lot more than good placings in the off-season to make a team top3, if they keep getting to the finals of tournies and do good at the next major then i will consider them a real contender.
2016-01-23 01:58
#90
s1mple | 
Cyprus Biggie4 
Ok this is my last post to you cos you are clearly retarded or got brain damage from the VP game and I can understand that... NaVi has been in the Finals of the last 4 tournaments they have been and won 1 of them how come they aren't a good team and inconsistent?! So envy is better than them cos they only won 1 major and you consider Astralis better than them too while they can barely pass the group stages or quarter finals... While NaVi beats these both teams almost every time they play with each other... Keep watching and maybe you learn which teams are good and deserve their places!
2016-01-23 02:03
you have no arguments and you don't even know your facts, probably a 2013er gn im guessing I haven't said Na'Vi is bad and agreed that if they keep up their form they might be considered a top team, but right now they are not. Na'vis biggest win is 50k in a tournament that had only tsm and smaller teams, they failed to win every big final they got into, that when they didnt fuckup before and got eliminated early. its also funny that your whole argument rely in their failing to win but getting close in the last 4 tournaments, tournaments that happened during the off-season where most teams didnt really care. making it close in a feel small tournaments when you been shitting the bed the whole year doesnt make you top3.
2016-01-23 02:14
What Astralis have won to call them a top 3 team then ? If Na`Vi being consistently good for almost half a year doesn't make them a top team, then Astralis being good in mid 2015 doesn't make them top tier either. Na`Vi during like past 4-5 months: SL i-League StarSeries XIV Finals ($200.000, all top teams attending, except VP) - 2nd place $40.000 EEPL Season 2 ($250.000, all top teams attending, except VP) - 2nd place $60.000 IEM San Jose ($112.500, Na`Vi, Astralis (TSM), VP and 2 really good teams - G2 & LG) - 1st place $56.250, won over Astralis DreamHack Cluj 2015 ($250.000, major, all top teams attending) - 2nd place $50.000 Astralis's recent events: SL i-League StarSeries XIV Finals ($200.000, all top teams attending, except VP) - 5-6 th place $9.000 EEPL Season 2 ($250.000, all top teams attending, except VP) - 3-4th place $25.000 IEM San Jose ($112.500, Na`Vi, Astralis (TSM), VP and 2 really good teams - G2 & LG) - 2nd place $22.500, lost to Na`Vi DreamHack Cluj 2015 ($250.000, major, all top teams attending) - 5-8th place $10.000 Na`Vi was consistently better than Astralis or TSM. Lol'd so much at you calling these events 'small and off-season' - all of them had $100k+ prizepool, Cluj was a fucking major, EEPL is one of the most prestigious tournaments atm. All of these events were top-tier with huge prizepools and dozens of top-tier and simply good teams attending. Stop being a clueless fanboy, please, Na`Vi > Astralis\ex-TSM atm and this is a pure fact.
2016-01-23 07:20
#128
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Greece tzonis 
+1111111 you are so right
2016-01-23 09:39
+1
2016-01-23 12:08
For the last 6 months? As I recall it NaVi has only been pulling out these performances the last month or two. Speaking current form, however, I agree that they are top 3.
2016-01-23 12:55
But Team Solo Mid sounds retarded and MOBA oriented Astralis doesn't sound super cool,but at least it's better than TSM
2016-01-23 03:31
This game was honestly a pleasure to watch. Wow.
2016-01-23 01:33
what a great game, this is CS we want!
2016-01-23 01:34
nice to see from dig, complete youngster lineup
2016-01-23 01:36
#76
ScreaM | 
Dominican Republic Litox06 
+1
2016-01-23 01:39
RIP toilet cleaners
2016-01-23 01:37
EZ NaVi trophy
2016-01-23 01:38
#77
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Switzerland DoxXx05 
Expected, I could clutch all the VP team if I played!
2016-01-23 01:39
How can people say this was a great game to watch? The only reason it went so far is because dignitas is retarded and threw a lot, the players missed so many easy kills and the level of execution was so bad, why is that every game with a bunch of rounds played considered super good or smth
2016-01-23 01:40
A better word is intense, because there is no doubt there was a lot of rounds with people on the edge of their seat. But agreed that there were too many mistakes to call it a great match
2016-01-23 01:47
It was exiting to watch because dig were actually amazing at taking sites on T side but they were choking hard over and over and I was on the edge of my seat praying for them to actually win a 2/3v1! Not because it was spectacular JW frag movie kills, because it was so close for so long, great to watch.
2016-01-23 03:18
gg, liked this mach, so many tense moments!
2016-01-23 01:44
audience bait
2016-01-23 01:45
#83
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Brazil Teteu 
Kjærbye too strong
2016-01-23 01:46
He was so sick dude. Tenski was choking so hard though. Carrying on that Danish tradition.
2016-01-23 03:21
One of the matches of the last 5 years easily. Here's some highlight shit [copy-pasta last comment]: 1:36 - Divine: Taz unreal clutch clip: oddshot.tv/shot/dreamhackcs-201601230541.. 1:36 - Divine: Snax wallhacking: oddshot.tv/shot/dreamhackcs-201601222349.. 1:40 - Divine: Izako version of taz clip: oddshot.tv/shot/izakooo-201601230531579
2016-01-23 01:50
calm down lol
2016-01-23 02:12
I hope you are kidding regarding the Snax clip
2016-01-23 12:58
snax wallhacking? even a DMG could hear where he was. Dumbest comment so far in this thread.
2016-01-23 14:55
ez skins
2016-01-23 02:00
ez? nt kid...
2016-01-23 02:28
Didnt watch 😞
2016-01-23 02:14
WP dignitas, amazing match, amazing DreamHack
2016-01-23 02:25
snax bad on lan?? i aren't think that??
2016-01-23 02:28
Haha yeah he was legit fuckin terrible
2016-01-23 03:42
AHAHHAHAHAH
2016-01-23 02:30
Kjaerbye most downrated ppl of 2016.If i am C9 i buy him
2016-01-23 02:58
#121
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Germany Bier 
halt dein maul
2016-01-23 07:47
Shut up
2016-01-23 13:55
FULL CONTROL MY FRIEND
2016-01-23 03:17
#112
Poland MJP 
No problem VP will worm up , its just january. Dignitas i call them WALKNITAS all map on WALK , but any way gj you thrwoooo
2016-01-23 04:24
#113
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Argentina thankzz 
bad start to the year ma friend
2016-01-23 04:31
#124
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Europe kasoskyKAPPA 
its time to see what Vexed and CSGOLounge can do, my friendo
2016-01-23 08:48
Yeah they will Warm Up and will win against TOP3 teams :D They are done. Bots thats all.
2016-01-23 09:19
#130
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World Vidua 
Technically they had same bad start in 2015. It's just stupid VP way. Snax ate so much fat, Polish, Christmas food that he feels bad and heavy up till today.
2016-01-23 10:08
Dude really? 3 frags vs TOP20 team? :D Its not only about kills, look at team spirit :D Pasha better upload photo from market place :D Why need to play CS then?
2016-01-23 10:41
#155
Poland MJP 
you have right to you opinion. Last year NAVI was gone , last couple months at the end of 2015 they show up and keep up. Dont you worry bro , we will see.
2016-01-23 15:06
No we are not ;) Sorry.
2016-01-23 16:37
KJB is such a monster and cosistent as well
2016-01-23 05:22
lol kjb is the most inconsistent player of dignitas. he just had a good series.
2016-01-23 08:17
Pasza with awp 15-11... pathetic, tier 1288213 awp, shoot 10 times kill one all match
2016-01-23 08:58
#131
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World navlefnuller 
EPIC FIGHT!!!!! people should stop being pussys and just enjoy a match like this was
2016-01-23 10:23
wtf with VP :((
2016-01-23 10:31
#138
shox | 
Germany rakFABI 
snax top 4 ayyyyyy lmao
2016-01-23 11:32
=D
2016-01-23 12:26
#142
NEO | 
Russia melelele 
-pasha +Kjaerbye :O
2016-01-23 12:31
maybe pasha should focus on his game instead of scamming people with donations.. the fake baby troll is going too far
2016-01-23 14:04
It's going to take a while until we hear polish boys cheering for their team all over HLTV again, max and relax
2016-01-23 14:08
Snax with a good Top 4 player event
2016-01-23 14:29
wow, gotta watch that match. Any vod link?
2016-01-23 17:37
first this game not win Dignitas this game gifft them this dogshit Pasha
2016-01-24 09:01
#162
JW | 
United States theobill1 
Virtus THROW too old just DISBAND 4Head
2016-01-24 09:22
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