Astralis, E-frag secure remaining wins

Two de_cache games closed out matches for four teams in Group B of IEM Katowice, with Astralis taking down Tempo Storm 16-12 and E-frag.net winning in double overtime against EnVyUs, 22-19.

The following two games had admittedly less at stake then the face-off between Virtus.pro and FaZe, as Envy and E-frag.net were both out of the tournament.

However, the game between Tempo Storm and Astralis had quite a bit going for it as the winner would top the Group and therefore move straight into the semifinals while avoiding playing the quarter-finals entirely. 


karrigan helped his team secure top seed in Group B

Despite a dominant 13-2 CT-sided half on de_cache shepherded by Finn "karrigan" Andersen, Astralis suddenly found themselves facing against the indomitable will of a Brazilian resurgence as João "felps" Vasconcellos and his teammates began to steadily pick up rounds on the second half.

With the score at 14-12 for the Danes, Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen helped his team win the match point with a crucial two kills in a midround moment. The following round saw Nicolai "device" Reedtz and Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth work together to secure five kills and give the Danish team the map at 16-12.

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 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 25 - 17 +8 91.8 1.27
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 17 - 18 -1 73.0 1.15
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 21 - 19 +2 79.2 1.11
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 20 - 17 +3 81.6 1.05
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 14 - 20 -6 51.6 0.77
 Tempo Storm K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 24 - 19 +5 90.1 1.34
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 17 - 18 -1 79.4 1.08
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 18 - 21 -3 79.3 0.97
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 17 - 19 -2 60.0 0.92
Brazil Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' GonçalvesSHOOWTiME 14 - 20 -6 51.8 0.74

The second match had very little on the line as both E-frag.net and Envy were out of the tournament and was merely played for the $1,000 bonus that is awarded to each victory in the group stage.

The first half was the Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt show as the current member of nV leading the team was a big part in his squad's 10-5 CT defense against the Bulgarian side.


v1c7oR had a phenomenal game against nV 

Viktor "v1c7oR" Dyankov helped get the ball rolling for E-frag.net with a pistolround ace and despite EnVyUs winning a crucial early second-half round to reset the Bulgarian team's economy and then powering ahead to a 15-8 scoreline, E-frag somehow brought the score to an overtime result.

In overtime, the two teams traded blows with both favouring their CT-sides and the match progressed towards 18-18, double overtime. In the second overtime, v1c7oR and Nikolay "pNshr" Paunin put in crucial plays to help give the Bulgarian team their first victory of the tournament, and complete Envy' humiliation.

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 E-frag.net K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bulgaria Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankovv1c7oR 38 - 24 +14 95.8 1.40
Bulgaria Emiliyan 'spyleadeR' DimitrovspyleadeR 27 - 31 -4 81.8 1.07
Bulgaria Kamen 'bubble' Kostadinovbubble 25 - 27 -2 75.6 0.95
Bulgaria Nikolay 'nkl' Krastevnkl 28 - 33 -5 59.8 0.87
Bulgaria Nikolay 'pNshr' PauninpNshr 22 - 28 -6 59.1 0.84
 Envy K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 38 - 31 +7 94.9 1.27
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 29 - 26 +3 76.5 1.11
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 28 - 29 -1 79.7 1.07
France Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy 30 - 27 +3 79.6 1.02
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 18 - 28 -10 61.4 0.83

Group B standings:

# Team W L Diff Points
1. Denmark Astralis 5 0 +41 15
2. Brazil Tempo Storm
3 2 +12 9
3. Poland Virtus.pro
3 2 -5 9
4. Europe FaZe 2 3 -4 6
5. Bulgaria E-frag.net 1 4 -29 3
6. France EnVyUs  1 4 -15 3

As a result, Astralis have advanced directly into the IEM Katowice semifinals while Tempo Storm and Virtus.pro will be playing quarter-final matches come tomorrow.

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France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
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 Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
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
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
Bulgaria Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankov
Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankov
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1535
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
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
Bulgaria Nikolay 'pNshr' Paunin
Nikolay 'pNshr' Paunin
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
590
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Really interesting!
2016-03-03 21:23
#2
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Malta WATSKy 
Envy should be in the bottom of the board
2016-03-03 21:24
fixed
2016-03-03 21:25
Like fox?
2016-03-03 22:54
#77
 | 
Malta WATSKy 
u saw what u did there :D
2016-03-03 23:55
EZ
2016-03-03 21:23
#4
Norway DeanW 
s
2016-03-03 21:23
1
2016-03-03 21:23
j
2016-03-03 21:23
w
2016-03-03 21:23
#9
Twistzz | 
Russia raintnt 
kek
2016-03-03 21:23
e-frag ftw!
2016-03-03 21:23
#12
United Kingdom Mio1 
gg
2016-03-03 21:23
a
2016-03-03 21:23
1
2016-03-03 21:23
d
2016-03-03 21:23
1st in my heart
2016-03-03 21:23
faking idiots, miss 5 seconds and u are #17
2016-03-03 21:24
#67
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Hungary Shaperz 
some people live on hltv bro
2016-03-03 21:54
kk
2016-03-03 21:23
dasd
2016-03-03 21:23
envy so bad
2016-03-03 21:23
rip nv
2016-03-03 21:23
#22
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Sweden Kasidro 
rekt
2016-03-03 21:23
Unbelievable... I was hoping for nV to do some damage.
2016-03-03 21:24
#24
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India j4v0 
Wtf Envy
2016-03-03 21:23
glad the baguette losts
2016-03-03 21:23
these boobs
2016-03-03 21:23
ez4astralis
2016-03-03 21:23
Niceeee
2016-03-03 21:23
#30
 | 
Argentina gbdz 
LG>ALL
2016-03-03 21:23
EnVyShit
2016-03-03 21:23
envy cmon?!?!?
2016-03-03 21:24
ok
2016-03-03 21:24
What is up with nv?
2016-03-03 21:24
#35
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Australia DabBoy 
Lol, Ez E-Frag
2016-03-03 21:24
ez ts
2016-03-03 21:24
gj envy hope they diband and go play dota on a profesional level especially kio
2016-03-03 21:24
#white flag french fight like always to end pure lions EleGiggle
2016-03-03 21:24
sad nV ;/ -apex -k1o +shox +scream or maybe just let Happy igl again.....
2016-03-03 21:24
scream? overrtated retard why would you kick a consistent player to let someone who's good 1/10 game
2016-03-03 21:28
scream has been way more consistent than kio and shox>apex easy (but ik it wont happen cuz shox doesnt want to play without fucking smithzz)
2016-03-03 21:29
kio just had a bad start in 2016 hltv.org/?pageid=246&statsfilter=2052&pl.. nice consistency
2016-03-03 21:32
hltv.org/?pageid=246&statsfilter=2057&pl.. bet its better than kio ^^ (dont only look at the ratings look at the amount of frags aswell)..^^
2016-03-03 21:35
kio has been struggling in 2016 yes but he will be better at major
2016-03-04 08:10
Lez hope^
2016-03-04 10:51
Thank you for -300$, EnVy :* Shittiest team in the history of CS:GO
2016-03-03 21:25
#43
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Turkey Taylannnnn 
how can the shittiest team in history win multiple events + a major? i dont think nv care about your skins
2016-03-03 21:26
Now they care about disband only. French CS <3
2016-03-03 21:27
envy... what a shame
2016-03-03 21:25
EnVyUs what a joke :D French surrender throw
2016-03-03 21:26
So round difference is what matter when its same point amount? Stupidest system ever. So basically yesterday fnatic could have throwed round away against mouz when it was 18:17 to play another overtimes to get +3 or +4 round difference which would put them on the first place in group.
2016-03-03 21:27
#49
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Turkey Taylannnnn 
head to head lg beat them so that wasnt an option
2016-03-03 21:28
So why the fuck NV is 5th and efrag 6th?
2016-03-03 21:30
#56
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Turkey Taylannnnn 
2016-03-03 21:31
#68
NEO | 
Poland LGf 
they were news was edited
2016-03-03 21:54
e frag is 5th are you blind
2016-03-03 21:31
#70
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Hungary Shaperz 
it got fixed since then, they were 6th
2016-03-03 21:58
No its head-up confront.
2016-03-03 21:29
Well actually it's because LG won against fnatic in a previous match.
2016-03-03 21:29
#55
 | 
Czech Republic Tomm01p 
Its who wins match between them. Like E-frag won against EnVy so they are in front of them even when got worse score in rounds
2016-03-03 21:30
#60
shox | 
Canada dB- 
overtimes wins should be counted as 16-15 when it comes to counting round difference IMO But I still think round difference should count because it makes sense, just not counting the overtime rounds (like I explained earlier)
2016-03-03 21:35
Yeah its my bad. It was envy 5th and efrag 6th but they changed it now
2016-03-03 21:44
Envyus wtf, last place. What a shame!
2016-03-03 21:28
#53
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Yugoslavia Malityc 
6. EnVy LOL
2016-03-03 21:29
#62
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Brazil HunterSk 
Rip thorin
2016-03-03 21:44
Man i feel bad for nV, but i can't help the lolling at the same time :'D
2016-03-03 21:45
Wtf KennyS! Do something!
2016-03-03 21:48
#71
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Finland Smoonah 
he dunnit want to tho
2016-03-03 22:01
K
2016-03-03 21:56
#72
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
-k1o hes the active fifflaren kick him and you will win these easy matches again :) But im sure they will be more prepared for the upcomming major, atleast they have 4 solid players so i dont count them out :) Gg
2016-03-03 22:45
#74
NEO | 
Brazil beelzebub! 
wow v1c7toR :O what a amazing player <3 i loved his playstyle <3
2016-03-03 22:52
Once again, EnVyUs they has been screwed by random luck based BO1 format. Please have BO3 in tournaments, then a better team can win 2-1 not lose 0-1.
2016-03-04 03:17
#81
 | 
Switzerland zbeks 
don't cry... it's the same format for all teams...
2016-03-04 10:08
Warms my heart to see the frogs get stomped :)
2016-03-04 07:43
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