TS beat E-Frag, Astralis win over VP

Virtus got plowed by Astralis on de_overpass, 16-6, in their first LAN match since Leipzig and after a disastrous ESL Pro League online record, while Tempo Storm rained on E-Frag.net's parade, turning the match around on the T-side of de_inferno to win the match 16-13.

The map decided on after the veto was de_inferno, which both teams were glad to play. Tempo Storm started on the counter terrorist side, and their Bulgarian counterparts started as terrorists. E-Frag.net played a B split on the pistol round, which Tempo Storm were unable to stop and falling back passively weren’t able to work their way back into the site and defuse the bomb.

The first gun round went to the Brazilian team. E-Frag.net were able to breach the A site, but a swift retake from Tempo Storm gave them the defuse and their first tally on the scoreboard. Again, E-Frag.net pushed A, got the plant, but a 2 vs- 3 retake by João "felps" Vasconcellos and Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles kept the Brazilians on a roll, as they would go on to take the next round to tie the game 3-3. 

E-Frag.net didn’t back down, however, as they won the following round, but gave up the following round to Gustavo "SHOOWTiME" Gonçalves who was able to clear the site of the two last terrorists for a total four kills in the round and defused the bomb to tie the match up 4-4.

Up 5-4 and against an eco, Tempo Storm put on the aggression pushing down banana and mid, getting the entry kill, but E-Frag.net managed to rush the A site from apartments and put down the bomb, which Viktor "v1c7oR" Dyankov was able to defend against three CTs.

One thing Tempo Storm were talking about with playing European teams, is that if they made mistakes they knew they were going to be punished. After losing that eco, E-Frag.net started feeling more solid and put in rounds, gaining a 5-9 advantage and only giving up the last round of the half to close their T side very strongly with a 6-9 advantage.


felps, man of the match agains E-Frag.net

The Brazilians weren’t giving up, though, as they won the T side pistol to even things back up, and after winning the anti-ecos found themselves with a 9-9 tie on the board. Not only that, the Brazilians then won the first gun round and the following anti-eco to put themselves up 11-9 and force E-Frag.net on the defensive.

Tempo Storm weren’t turning down the heat, and managed to plant B with three players still alive and hold the site, forcing E-Frag.net on a Famas and armor force buy and into a hard situation. The force buy worked thanks to Kamen "bubble" Kostadinov, as a four kill round by him kept his team in the match.

Tempo weren’t about to back down, though, and a well executed B take resulting in a 4v2 after plant situation went their way, giving them a 3 round lead in the 23rd round. 

Tempo Storm kept pushing the boundaries, getting themselves the match point on the 26th round, taking a four round cushion, which they would capitalize on ending the match 16-13.

Matchpage
13
16
3rd March 2016
13
Inferno
16
 E-frag.net K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bulgaria Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankovv1c7oR 23 - 21 +2 93.4 1.24
Bulgaria Kamen 'bubble' Kostadinovbubble 21 - 20 +1 74.3 1.00
Bulgaria Emiliyan 'spyleadeR' DimitrovspyleadeR 19 - 25 -6 77.2 0.93
Bulgaria Nikolay 'nkl' Krastevnkl 10 - 20 -10 60.4 0.64
Bulgaria Nikolay 'pNshr' PauninpNshr 12 - 20 -8 41.4 0.60
 Tempo Storm K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 28 - 17 +11 101.0 1.64
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 30 - 18 +12 102.3 1.39
Brazil Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' GonçalvesSHOOWTiME 20 - 17 +3 60.4 1.13
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 14 - 15 -1 67.8 1.03
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 14 - 18 -4 63.3 1.00

Virtus.pro came into this match as a huge question mark, as their online results might forebode their demise, but their ability to surprise on LAN when no one is expecting them to keeps hope alive. On the other hand, Astralis came out of their first match of the day in which they beat EnVyUs on de_train, and with de_overpass coming out of the veto they looked like clear favorites.

Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski put in a huge pistol round with four kills on his tab, however, to make a statement immediately. That dream died quickly as Astralis managed to pick up the eco and the first anti-eco to turn the game around, 2-1 in their favor. 

Astralis were able to pick up the first gun round, as Virtus.pro seemed to be drowning as Astralis were able to trade every frag and maintain the man advantage throughout the round.

Astralis then went on to win round after round, like blows of a hammer against a coffin nail. It wasn’t until the 11th round that Virtus.pro was able to get their second round on the board, trailing by seven against the Danes. The Polish side managed to string another round, keeping hopes of a comeback alive, but with a long way still ahead.


xyp9x’s reliability a key to Astralis' dominance

 An round opener by Filip "NEO" Kubski and two follow-up frags by Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski put VP on the offensive in the 13th round as the Poles got their third in a row and fourth of the half. Astralis didn’t lose focus, however, as they completely dismantled VP during an A retake to tally up ten rounds in the half. VP then won the last, for a 10-5 score line at the half.

Astralis won the CT pistol round giving themselves the security that by playing their game there was little VP could do to turn around an 8 round deficit. NEO went hard on the first gun round, killing four and enabling his team to stay alive. 

No individual plays followed up and the momentum was gone, putting VP on the force buy to try and stop Astralis from getting their 15th round, which they would go on to do, garnering themselves nine match points. By the end of 22nd round the match was over, 16-6.

Matchpage
6
16
3rd March 2016
6
Overpass
16
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 13 - 17 -4 64.7 0.90
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 11 - 17 -6 76.1 0.84
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 12 - 16 -4 71.9 0.76
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 14 - 19 -5 51.9 0.73
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 8 - 18 -10 47.6 0.51
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 24 - 10 +14 120.2 1.80
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 20 - 12 +8 87.4 1.41
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 19 - 10 +9 73.2 1.38
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 15 - 13 +2 71.5 1.31
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 9 - 13 -4 52.1 0.82

# Team W L Diff Points
1. Denmark Astralis 2 0 +15 6
2. Europe FaZe
1 0 +11 3
3. Brazil Tempo Storm
1 0 +3 3
3. France EnVyUs
0 1 -5 0
5. Poland Virtus.pro 0 1 -10 0
6. Bulgaria E-frag.net   0 2 -14 0
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
729
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Brazil Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
768
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
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
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
763
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1524
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Bulgaria Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankov
Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1518
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Bulgaria Kamen 'bubble' Kostadinov
Kamen 'bubble' Kostadinov
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1519
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
wp astralis, Xyp9x played out of his mind. my first time, first comment. i want to thank god for this amazing opportunity.
2016-03-03 14:50
#30
dktenso | 
Brazil lgzn 
RiP pl0w 2013-2015
2016-03-03 14:50
they will choke in the finals like always
2016-03-03 14:50
Vp kinda sucks now
2016-03-03 15:32
still they run over envyus
2016-03-03 15:33
Yea they can pull out one game every once and a while but they can't win tournnements and they are 1-11 in esea
2016-03-03 15:52
easy
2016-03-03 14:48
lets go danish beasts
2016-03-03 14:50
>danish beasts that's redundant
2016-03-03 16:06
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1
2016-03-03 14:48
#6
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Sweden kick_REZ_ffs 
1
2016-03-03 14:48
5rd
2016-03-03 14:48
ok
2016-03-03 14:48
#9
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Iceland PrTz1 
1
2016-03-03 14:48
Ta favoravel
2016-03-03 14:48
coool
2016-03-03 14:48
nice
2016-03-03 14:48
3
2016-03-03 14:48
#14
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Estonia muruw 
tempo storm to win the group
2016-03-03 14:49
w
2016-03-03 14:48
#16
neeve | 
Portugal neeve 
happy for tS!
2016-03-03 14:49
gj wp
2016-03-03 14:49
ez TS
2016-03-03 14:49
#19
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Brazil mibrzera 
felps gato <3
2016-03-03 14:49
vp 0-5 inc
2016-03-03 14:49
EnvyUs polish flag lol
2016-03-03 14:49
ez felps
2016-03-03 14:49
kennyS na bota do FELPS hj
2016-03-03 14:49
xup9x!!!
2016-03-03 14:50
ENVYUs POLAND FLAG?
2016-03-03 14:50
HEN1 SO DAMN GOOD :D:D:D:D:D 14-15 LAN 3000000000000:01 online omg
2016-03-03 14:50
the question is not LAN or INTERNET, is the opponent. On internet he plays against bots of NA, tier2..3 of NA, on LAN the europe teams are much more strong, expected. But he is a good player and can improve
2016-03-03 15:02
don't think LG,CLG,C9 are bots
2016-03-03 17:52
envyus poland hope
2016-03-03 14:50
#29
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
boltz worst even in this team...
2016-03-03 14:50
Astralis winning 5-0 this groupstage, but will still lose in semis :( (I predict they will lose to LG)
2016-03-03 14:51
#36
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
if they go 5-0 they cant play vs LG in semifinal
2016-03-03 14:55
ahh shit :/ still going out in semi's though!
2016-03-03 14:56
#33
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United States go0n_acTuaL 
fucking VP is so shit -byali already
2016-03-03 14:51
hen1 14-15 on lan, not cheating online ? I ARENT THINK THAT
2016-03-03 14:52
the question is not LAN or INTERNET, is the opponent. On internet he plays against bots of NA, tier2..3 of NA, on LAN the europe teams are much more strong, expected. But he is a good player and can improve
2016-03-03 15:04
efrag is as good as NA bots
2016-03-03 15:05
Hello my friend, you still there? Look? Still thinking hes cheating? He nevers played against top teams, is not from night to day that you learn
2016-03-03 19:57
#35
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Germany zurasy0 
efrag had too much respect as CT imo.
2016-03-03 14:55
Vp is not a top team anymore, do you think a roster change will help?
2016-03-03 15:28
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