Spaniards out, dig & Vexed lose at ESL

The two biggest underdogs have been disposed of at ESL Barcelona Invitational, as x6tence and gBots have lost their last life. Meanwhile, Vexed are sitting at one life left and dignitas suffered their first defeat at the hands of a newly-formed coalition.

A new alliance consisting of fnatic, Envy, G2 and seemingly Vexed has taken over the second day of ESL Barcelona Invitational after yesterday's dominion of the Danes.

x6tence were picked apart in the first match of the day by G2, who had no trouble taking de_train following a 16-3 scoreline to take one of the Spaniards out.

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 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 20 - 7 +13 93.6 1.72
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 20 - 6 +14 98.6 1.66
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM 16 - 12 +4 89.7 1.48
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 16 - 11 +5 100.7 1.46
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 13 - 8 +5 75.7 1.34
 x6tence K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Spain Rajohn 'EasTor' LinatoEasTor 10 - 15 -5 54.3 0.79
Spain Miguel 'Blastinho' LlombartBlastinho 10 - 16 -6 64.0 0.75
Spain Alfredo 'enanoks' Alvarezenanoks 9 - 18 -9 56.4 0.55
Spain Aaron 'nmt' Awadnmt 6 - 19 -13 54.4 0.54
Spain Antonio 'FlipiN' Rivas del ReyFlipiN 8 - 17 -9 54.1 0.45

 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 20 - 7 +13 93.6 1.72
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 20 - 6 +14 98.6 1.66
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM 16 - 12 +4 89.7 1.48
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 16 - 11 +5 100.7 1.46
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 13 - 8 +5 75.7 1.34
 x6tence K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Spain Rajohn 'EasTor' LinatoEasTor 10 - 15 -5 54.3 0.79
Spain Miguel 'Blastinho' LlombartBlastinho 10 - 16 -6 64.0 0.75
Spain Alfredo 'enanoks' Alvarezenanoks 9 - 18 -9 56.4 0.55
Spain Aaron 'nmt' Awadnmt 6 - 19 -13 54.4 0.54
Spain Antonio 'FlipiN' Rivas del ReyFlipiN 8 - 17 -9 54.1 0.45

The other Spanish team, gBots, was chosen to face off against Envy in the second match, but that time David "Kairi" de Miguel and company couldn't make it as close as in their previous matches with dignitas and fnatic.

Envy powered to a 11-4 scoreline as Terrorists on de_mirage. On the back of Dan "apEX" Madesclaire's pistol-round brilliance the Frenchmen sent gBots packing with five in a row in the second half.

 Envy K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 19 - 10 +9 123.7 1.88
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 19 - 11 +8 86.5 1.58
France Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy 22 - 13 +9 105.0 1.53
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 14 - 7 +7 74.8 1.47
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 17 - 13 +4 82.9 1.23
 gBots K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Spain Christian 'loWel' Garcia AntoranloWel 11 - 17 -6 75.5 0.80
Spain Natanael 'kanarito' Ródenas Betancortkanarito 13 - 18 -5 75.4 0.77
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 10 - 19 -9 68.0 0.70
Spain David 'Kairi' de MiguelKairi 10 - 17 -7 62.5 0.60
Spain Rubén 'TorPe' Jesús Gómez RodríguezTorPe 9 - 20 -11 57.4 0.44

Envy then passed the ball back to their comrades from G2, who took another life from the Polish squad to keep control of the match-ups for as long as possible.

The two battled it out on de_overpass, where Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans repeated his performance from Game Show Global eSports Cup. The Belgian in-game leader brought the best of him and ended up with a 31-15 scoreline (1.71 rating) in a 16-9 victory over Vexed.

 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 31 - 15 +16 113.4 1.69
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 19 - 12 +7 85.9 1.27
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM 15 - 15 0 74.8 1.07
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 17 - 14 +3 64.0 1.06
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 15 - 14 +1 65.8 0.96
 Vexed K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowiczrallen 17 - 19 -2 74.7 1.13
Poland Damian 'Furlan' KislowskiFurlan 21 - 17 +4 81.4 1.08
Poland Bartosz 'Hyper' WolnyHyper 16 - 18 -2 78.2 1.02
Poland Karol 'repo' Cybulskirepo 11 - 23 -12 74.8 0.75
Poland Dominik 'GruBy' SwiderskiGruBy 5 - 20 -15 41.2 0.42

Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer kickstarted fnatic's match against Dignitas with an impressive quad-kill in a 2-on-4, which also included a 1-on-1 at the end. fnatic stormed to a 6-0 lead before Dignitas picked up the pace and took seven of the following nine rounds to make it a solid 7-8 half as Terrorists.

fnatic didn't get a say until it was 13-8 in Dignitas's favour, however it didn't seem to be quite enough as dignitas made it to match point at 15-9. A poor forcebuy fired the Swedish squad up, and dignitas failed to overturn a number of clutch situations and fnatic took the game to overtime.

It came down to the wire even there, as despite initial struggles Dignitas took it to the last round possible, where fnatic won another key clutch to come out victorious at 19-17.

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 29 - 23 +6 91.4 1.19
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 27 - 21 +6 78.2 1.19
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 27 - 24 +3 73.0 1.13
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 19 - 28 -9 68.0 0.96
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 20 - 21 -1 63.3 0.88
 Dignitas K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 33 - 21 +12 77.5 1.34
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 25 - 26 -1 81.1 1.18
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 25 - 28 -3 84.6 1.03
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO 19 - 26 -7 66.8 0.88
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' PlougmannTENZKI 15 - 21 -6 55.6 0.84

The teams' lives now look as follows:

Team Matches Lives
Denmark Astralis 2 3
Sweden fnatic 4 2
France G2 3 2
France Envy 3 2
Denmark Dignitas 3 2
Poland Vexed 3 1
Spain gBots 3 0
Spain x6tence 3 0

Four more matches are left on day two of ESL Barcelona Invitational, starting with Astralis up against Envy as another move of the new coalition.

Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1289
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Spain David 'Kairi' de Miguel
David 'Kairi' de Miguel
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
383
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1486
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1393
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
RIP DANES
2016-02-20 15:11
rip 1-12
2016-02-20 15:13
LMAO RIP THOSE NIGGAS
2016-02-20 15:13
dig pls..
2016-02-20 15:11
GOD olof
2016-02-20 15:11
agreed
2016-02-20 15:33
#18
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Sweden SteAmeX 
Fnatic n1. NO ONE CAN UNDERESTIMATE THEM
2016-02-20 15:11
I can
2016-02-20 15:21
Finally lows from spain out.
2016-02-20 15:11
#29
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Germany Xantennn 
next lows from poland out
2016-02-20 15:15
yes, probably.. where are german teams?
2016-02-20 15:15
#62
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
REKT
2016-02-20 15:46
#80
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Russia razorVJ 
not really
2016-02-20 19:50
gbots > vexed
2016-02-20 15:16
I agree that vexed are weak, but come on, this is just stupid.
2016-02-20 15:16
at least Vexed qualified for a major once
2016-02-20 15:18
gbots are like 1 month old team? they changed a player 2 weeks ago or so, we will see i'd rather compete against the best than qualify for a major and get pooped on in the groupstage
2016-02-20 15:20
"i'd rather compete against the best than qualify for a major and get pooped on in the groupstage " Then you probably are the only player in the world, but not a surprise comming from NA :)
2016-02-20 15:21
#55
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World Vidua 
Vexed picked repo on 3rd February this year... vexedgaming.com/articles/news/gaming/11/.. Sure, they played about a month with him as a test but that's nothing.
2016-02-20 15:32
they didnt when they qualified for the major.
2016-02-20 15:33
#67
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Spain akproxx 
gbots picked kanarito this month too
2016-02-20 16:19
#81
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World Vidua 
Exactly? "pls hltv stop banning me" said that gBots changed a player "2 weeks ago or so". So I have replied that Vexed had done the same.
2016-02-20 22:22
I thought they qualified for the last two majors
2016-02-20 15:44
oh ye, you're right, forgot because they were eBettle in the first one.
2016-02-20 16:15
#66
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Spain akproxx 
actually true
2016-02-20 16:14
kek
2016-02-20 15:11
#21
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Hungary raffai 
Why everyone want to be the first commenter? :D
2016-02-20 15:11
because they have small dicks
2016-02-20 15:21
Spanitards LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
2016-02-20 15:11
n2
2016-02-20 15:11
Ex6tenZ wtf?
2016-02-20 15:12
kewl
2016-02-20 15:13
god flusha 80% HS
2016-02-20 15:15
#33
Portugal jO7A 
x6 31 frags ? wow.
2016-02-20 15:16
konfig to many stupid/pug pushes, faceing cost dignitas. kjaerbye insane performance since 2k15, its his year to show his potentional
2016-02-20 15:17
#35
United Kingdom Dird 
Would be good if you showed a table with current lives left of each team in the news post
2016-02-20 15:18
#37
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Poland matblo 
OLOFGOD
2016-02-20 15:19
#38
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Poland trancemeister 
15-9 and lost map :|
2016-02-20 15:19
VP style
2016-02-20 15:25
#58
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World Vidua 
More like fnatic style comeback. No team but nV can handle it. Na'Vi loses, Astralis loses, VP loses, dignitas loses.
2016-02-20 15:33
Agree. Everyone knows fnatic can Come back anytime, so they defeat themselves.fnatic just has to Play their game and the opponent does the Rest for them
2016-02-20 15:53
#59
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Poland trancemeister 
yeah true , typical VP style + lost rounds vs.eco in every game.
2016-02-20 15:35
Kj probably top 20 this year.
2016-02-20 15:22
hahah gtfo spanitards
2016-02-20 15:22
flusha 80% HS percentage :D
2016-02-20 15:24
2016-02-20 15:34
Spaniards wtf have some respect...
2016-02-20 15:53
vexed was a bit coward, other teams helped them to not end in the last 2 positions. gBots without help, fighting against fnatic and envyus, very happy cuz they had no help and did a nice matches
2016-02-20 16:07
I don't see how that makes them cowardly... but I do think gbots are better than them. It's a shame they bombed out in the bottom 2 but they had a pretty good showing, be proud of those boys! Seem like a good team to keep an eye on.
2016-02-20 16:56
#79
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Croatia mds818 
Doe im fnatic fan,gBots got some serious potentional..might aswell start betting on them I mean 16-13 on INF against fnatic and 16-14 against DIG on cobble..doe envy is other story,sometimes they're good sometimes they're bad..more depending on the individual play then on teamplay honestly.
2016-02-20 18:09
#70
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Estonia ATSO 
FNATIC HAVE 3 NOT 2 LIVES
2016-02-20 17:12
they have 2 idiot
2016-02-20 17:32
#72
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Estonia ATSO 
bait idiot
2016-02-20 17:50
baited ur bait idiot
2016-02-20 17:57
#74
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Estonia ATSO 
i shit on your bait
2016-02-20 17:58
ur disgusting im out of here. -rep
2016-02-20 18:00
#76
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Estonia ATSO 
Loser idiot
2016-02-20 18:00
bait, im still here
2016-02-20 18:01
#78
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Estonia ATSO 
still loser
2016-02-20 18:01
ez
2016-02-22 13:49
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