ESL Barcelona down to last four

Only four teams remain in the ESL Barcelona Invitational, as Vexed and EnVyUs have been ousted from the competition and Astralis took the first hit at the hands of G2.

In the second half of the day fnatic threw Astralis and Envy into the ring. The two fought on de_mirage for control over the future match-ups, as well as another life.

The Frenchmen began on the Terrorist side and took a solid eight rounds on the offence, but Astralis's response was too much to handle, as the Danes powered to a nearly perfect T side of their own, only conceding a single round throughout the half.

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 Envy K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 18 - 17 +1 65.6 1.01
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 14 - 17 -3 86.2 0.99
France Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy 16 - 17 -1 70.7 0.97
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 11 - 20 -9 61.6 0.74
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 10 - 20 -10 46.5 0.69
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 25 - 11 +14 101.0 1.68
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 24 - 15 +9 105.6 1.64
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 17 - 16 +1 70.6 1.03
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 15 - 13 +2 69.3 1.02
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 10 - 14 -4 61.4 0.98

 Envy K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 18 - 17 +1 65.6 1.01
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 14 - 17 -3 86.2 0.99
France Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy 16 - 17 -1 70.7 0.97
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 11 - 20 -9 61.6 0.74
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 10 - 20 -10 46.5 0.69
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 25 - 11 +14 101.0 1.68
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 24 - 15 +9 105.6 1.64
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 17 - 16 +1 70.6 1.03
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 15 - 13 +2 69.3 1.02
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 10 - 14 -4 61.4 0.98

As expected from the Danish coalition, Dignitas were chosen as the next contender alongside Vexed, whom Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen's squad beat yesterday quite confidently 16-7 on de_mirage.

That time it was even more one-sided, as it came down to Dignitas's home map, de_cbble. For the first time in the tournament it was not Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye leading the way but the other young gun, Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke, who also had a quick spraydown ace during their 12-3 CT side.

 Dignitas K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 26 - 14 +12 121.0 1.78
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' PlougmannTENZKI 20 - 13 +7 117.1 1.62
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO 19 - 9 +10 82.1 1.40
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 17 - 13 +4 73.7 1.09
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 11 - 10 +1 65.3 1.05
 Vexed K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Damian 'Furlan' KislowskiFurlan 19 - 18 +1 89.2 1.23
Poland Dominik 'GruBy' SwiderskiGruBy 16 - 19 -3 76.0 0.96
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowiczrallen 8 - 17 -9 45.3 0.60
Poland Karol 'repo' Cybulskirepo 10 - 20 -10 59.4 0.53
Poland Bartosz 'Hyper' WolnyHyper 6 - 19 -13 53.8 0.39

Astralis and G2 were up next, once again on de_dust2, where the two already met early on during the first day, and it came down to the last round in the first overtime.

The French-Belgian lineup started off the better that time around, winning 6-0 before Finn "karrigan" Andersen and company replied with two on the back of René "cajunb" Borg's clutch round.

It didn't seem to kickstart the Danes however, as G2 stormed to a 12-3 halftime score as CT. It didn't end as quickly as expected though, as Astralis came back to 13-13 before dropping the ball at the end.

 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 24 - 22 +2 89.5 1.17
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 20 - 22 -2 74.0 0.95
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 20 - 21 -1 65.8 0.92
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 9 - 22 -13 55.9 0.66
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 12 - 26 -14 54.8 0.60
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 31 - 18 +13 125.2 1.57
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 21 - 16 +5 73.4 1.19
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM 21 - 16 +5 78.2 1.19
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 23 - 18 +5 83.9 1.17
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 17 - 17 0 63.2 1.05

G2 decided to go rogue from that point on, as they pitted alliance members Envy and fnatic up against each other to end the day on a slow, mourning note.

The Frenchmen didn't stand a chance in a match they needed to win to survive, only Dan "apEX" Madesclaire stepped up to the plate on de_train, as EnVyUs quickly started drowning before fnatic put a stop to the suffering at 16-7.

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 22 - 10 +12 99.0 1.63
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 18 - 11 +7 94.1 1.48
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 20 - 13 +7 93.3 1.48
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 19 - 12 +7 69.1 1.31
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 14 - 16 -2 70.2 1.00
 Envy K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 20 - 17 +3 110.5 1.31
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 15 - 19 -4 63.0 0.76
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 11 - 18 -7 56.2 0.62
France Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy 9 - 19 -10 51.8 0.46
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 6 - 20 -14 41.0 0.36

With day two coming to an end, we are down to only half of the teams standing, with all four of them at two lives left:

Team Matches Lives
Denmark Astralis 4 2
Sweden fnatic 5 2
France G2 4 2
Denmark Dignitas 4 2
5. France Envy - €5,500 5 0
6. Poland Vexed - €3,500 4 0
7. Spain gBots - €1,500 3 0
8. Spain x6tence - €500 3 0

One of the Danish teams will go down to only one after the first match tomorrow, as the two will face each other for the first time in the tournament.

Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1448
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1325
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1051
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1528
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
#7
Poland PEMUS 
nice
2016-02-20 20:45
nice read
2016-02-20 20:45
#10
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Cyprus Swishh_ 
gl
2016-02-20 20:44
#12
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Macau BoxxyBabe 
zsaaa
2016-02-20 20:44
Let's go g2
2016-02-20 20:44
nice!
2016-02-20 20:44
gogo FNC
2016-02-20 20:45
close
2016-02-20 20:45
k
2016-02-20 20:44
rip envy
2016-02-20 20:44
bye bye envyus
2016-02-20 20:45
rip envyus, great tournament so far
2016-02-20 20:45
ez g2
2016-02-20 20:47
gl dignitas
2016-02-20 20:48
gogo g2 :D
2016-02-20 20:49
fuck G2
2016-02-20 22:31
what's that nV? can't hear you from the planeride home
2016-02-20 23:36
mdr you only won against bad teams and when you had to play good teams you lost
2016-02-21 20:31
beat astralis nt tho (:
2016-02-21 21:13
how much kid ?
2016-02-20 23:39
--
2016-02-20 20:51
they're counting extra €1000 reward aswell.
2016-02-20 20:52
#26
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
now that all the shit teams went out, real tourney can begin
2016-02-20 21:02
g2 still in it :/
2016-02-20 21:17
#35
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Estonia jossd 
G2 shit? I aren't think that
2016-02-20 21:51
well yes they are
2016-02-20 22:08
well if a top8 team is shit, then yes. G2 > NiP/FaZe/Mouz/C9/Liquid/VP (atm)
2016-02-20 23:37
faze > g2, mouz > g2, vp > g2
2016-02-21 01:14
G2 > potato > dead fish > faZe > VP
2016-02-21 01:48
KappaPride
2016-02-21 02:02
any team > vp right now poor guys are being smashed
2016-02-21 12:05
#27
f0rest | 
Russia 1.6 FTW 
that system ay lmao
2016-02-20 21:07
€ not $
2016-02-20 21:09
Should be easy for Fnatic now.
2016-02-20 21:16
#31
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Portugal dracø 
envyus rekt by g2. Imo they could've played it smarter by placing Fnatic vs dignitas, and then fnatic would've placed envyus vs astralis. The outcome would be the same probably but they'd have live advantage against the rest imo.
2016-02-20 21:17
Where the baguettes with the big mouths @?
2016-02-20 21:32
g2 #1 for sure
2016-02-20 21:40
#34
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Brazil HunterSk 
No envy :'(
2016-02-20 21:49
lol envy. i left as the match astralis vs Nv started then to comeback and see that they lost
2016-02-20 21:56
#37
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Poland trancemeister 
EnVyUs [*]
2016-02-20 21:56
#41
FENNEX | 
Reunion fnxLQK- 
NBKRY ;(
2016-02-20 23:10
G2.Kinguin Ex6TenZ: le alliance? NOO! HappyV: ahh okok mon amie 2hrs later G2.Kinguin SmithZz: Alliance ok mon amie? HappyV: Okok le allaince ze stronk mon amie! :D 14 hrs later HappyV: ok follow ze plan mon amie? fnatic vs dig if you get ze win? G2.Kinguin SmithZz: of course mon amie, ze plan le good 1 hr later G2.Kinguin SmithZz: le fuck you mon amie :D
2016-02-20 23:42
#60
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World EarthFlag 
translate pls? I know the whole story but meh
2016-02-21 10:00
#47
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United Kingdom NoelG 
fucking hate this striker guy, assuming theres fucking "coalitions" between every fucking team that wins. Such a fucking retard. Please dont let this fucking moron keep writing for hltv.
2016-02-21 00:34
enj0y ban m8 xd
2016-02-21 01:48
How are my boys supposed to become millionnaires if you give them 5500 bucks... :(
2016-02-21 01:49
strong format kappa I hope chockers can at least win this one ...
2016-02-21 04:34
never! thats why they are chokers :(
2016-02-21 12:07
Envyus 5th, LOLLLLLLLLLL
2016-02-21 05:37
LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
2016-02-21 10:10
the bait is real
2016-02-21 08:03
this format... well played g2, well played... :D
2016-02-21 09:50
happy and nbk hacks didnt work in spain.
2016-02-21 12:21
expected
2016-02-21 23:01
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