Astralis wipe FaZe out; TS win over VP

IEM Katowice 2016 continued with two games as Astralis took down FaZe 16-5 on de_inferno and Tempo Storm topped Virtus.pro 16-9 on de_cbble.

The fourth best team in the world in our recently updated rankings Astralis faced the tenth best squad FaZe on de_inferno with the Danes starting on the T-side. Finn "karrigan" Andersen and Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth were able to win a 2v3 on the pistol round and got the lead to start things off. The Danish team extended it to 4-0 with an A-site execute.

FaZe picked up the sixth round thanks to Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad's triple-kill to cut the deficit to four (5-1). The Danes answered incredibly, getting the subsequent round without losing a single player and putting their opponents in a tough economical situation.


All Astralis players had more than a 1.08 rating 

The European team had the 3v2 advantage on the tenth round but Nicolai "device" Reedtz and René "cajunb" Borg clutched to bring their team their ninth round. The twelfth round saw FaZe getting two opening kills but Xyp9x showed up in yet another important situation and didn't allow FaZe get a round.

All the hopes of Ricardo "fox" Pacheco & co. were crushed when Astralis clutched in a 2v4 disadvantage. To add insult to injury the Danes closed out the half with a 2v5 and finished it 14-1. Despite winning the pistol, FaZe threw away another round (5v3) and gave karrigan's team 13 map points. They closed it out 16-5.

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 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 21 - 9 +12 93.1 1.73
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 15 - 12 +3 85.5 1.45
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 17 - 15 +2 98.6 1.43
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 18 - 11 +7 80.7 1.41
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 16 - 11 +5 83.4 1.30
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 20 - 16 +4 106.0 1.31
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 12 - 17 -5 72.7 0.84
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 13 - 16 -3 61.1 0.79
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pachecofox 6 - 18 -12 53.2 0.41
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' BillMaikelele 6 - 20 -14 48.3 0.39

In the other match of the group, Virtus.pro met with Tempo Storm on de_cbble with Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas & co. starting on the CT-side. João "felps" Vasconcellos got a triple-kill in the pistol round with Ricardo "boltz" Prass following it up with an ace on the third round as the Brazilians took the lead 3-0. 

The Poles secured the weapon round but Tempo Storm came right back with a huge streak. A 2v4 advantage gained by Virtus.pro was not capitalized on and the Brazilians got the score to 6-1. Henrique "HEN1" Teles's team had absolutely no problem at all as Paweł "byali" Bieliński literally had zero kills in the first fourteen rounds, getting a kill in the last round of the first half. The half ended 13-2 in favor of Tempo Storm.


boltz keeps on rolling with his incredible performances

byali resurfaced in the second half and clutched in a 1v2 after his team got the pistol round and Virtus.pro went on to bring the score to 13-5. Despite losing the first weapong round, the Polish veterans raised from their corpses and made this one a game thanks to TaZ and Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski's efforts (14-9).

With only an AWP and everyone else with pistols was enough for the Brazilians to acquire six match points. The Brazilians didn't mess around and finished it off 16-9.

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 Tempo Storm K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 23 - 16 +7 111.2 1.64
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 19 - 9 +10 74.1 1.41
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 22 - 15 +7 99.2 1.41
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 19 - 20 -1 80.5 1.21
Brazil Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' GonçalvesSHOOWTiME 16 - 15 +1 60.2 0.98
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 22 - 18 +4 95.3 1.25
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 19 - 21 -2 78.8 0.95
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 13 - 19 -6 64.5 0.85
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 12 - 21 -9 56.8 0.69
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 8 - 20 -12 48.0 0.59

Group B standings:

# Team W L Diff Points
1. Denmark Astralis 4 0 +37 12
2. Europe FaZe
2 2 -1 6
3. Brazil Tempo Storm
2 1 7 6
4. Poland Virtus.pro 1 2 -15 3
5. France EnVyUs 1 2 -3 3
6. Bulgaria E-frag.net   0 3 -25 0

Two more matches will be coming up in Katowice as E-frag.net will face Virtus.pro while Envy will take on Tempo Storm.

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Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1786
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
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
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
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
778
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
797
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
951
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
884
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
FAZEUP
2016-03-03 18:34
nice
2016-03-03 18:34
#5
United Kingdom Mio1 
gg
2016-03-03 18:34
kek
2016-03-03 18:34
gg
2016-03-03 18:34
d
2016-03-03 18:34
nt
2016-03-03 18:34
#13
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Cyprus Swishh_ 
n1
2016-03-03 18:34
n1
2016-03-03 18:34
gg
2016-03-03 18:34
e
2016-03-03 18:34
n1
2016-03-03 18:34
#19
ton | 
Brazil FavelaJz 
nice
2016-03-03 18:34
#20
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Argentina fex18 
awesome
2016-03-03 18:34
Go TS
2016-03-03 18:34
#22
Czech Republic jF. 
nice
2016-03-03 18:34
damnnnn!!! we loyal, we friendly, we brazilian storm
2016-03-03 18:34
#43
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ 
you are bumb
2016-03-03 18:48
you're terrorist
2016-03-03 19:40
#53
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ 
ez 15-0 tt side
2016-03-03 19:59
yeah... sad choice cache... :c
2016-03-03 20:19
Damn, byali 1 frag on t side. #opór
2016-03-03 18:34
FAVELA>POORLAND
2016-03-03 18:35
he looks like he's got an extra chromosome that boltz fuck
2016-03-03 18:35
Astraliz??
2016-03-03 18:35
Astraliz, I like it IEM Katowice 2016 continued with two games as Astraliz took down FaZe 16-5 on de_inferno and Tempo Storm topped Virtus.pro 16-9 on de_cbble.
2016-03-03 18:37
Cant believe what i just saw.wp Tempo, that t side was sick
2016-03-03 18:35
#34
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Paraguay HighAIching 
"All Astralis players had more than a 1.10 rating" dupreeh 1.08 rating, liars as usual
2016-03-03 18:36
fixed, ty for notifiying.
2016-03-03 18:37
#36
Philippines Yeas 
''All Astralis players had more than a 1.08 rating '' dupreeh 1.08 rating, so not over 1.08.
2016-03-03 18:41
n1
2016-03-03 18:42
#41
United Kingdom Dird 
good to see fox back to his old self
2016-03-03 18:44
kek
2016-03-03 18:50
VP losing to 2nd best Brazilian team and soon to be knocked out by a BULGARIAN team
2016-03-03 18:44
Vp worst tier 1 team now
2016-03-03 18:49
#46
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France t3r4byt3 
VP tier 1????? LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2016-03-03 18:52
Fave is love favela is life. Rip poland noobs
2016-03-03 19:10
Reading the title I thought FaZe was out...
2016-03-03 19:14
Byali>maikelelele lmao
2016-03-03 19:27
#52
HeatoN | 
World Shaktar 
AQUI É FAVELA CARALHO, OS MANO DOMINA AS MINA COMANDA
2016-03-03 19:45
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