Virtus send FaZe packing
Virtus.pro have secured a spot in the quarter-finals of IEM Katowice after seeing off FaZe 16-13 on de_mirage.
FaZe came out strongly in the game and got out to a 3-0 lead before Virtus.pro took the first gun round. FaZe were on the brink of hitting back, which would have severely hurt Virtus' economy, but they made a massive blunder and allowed Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski to do a ninja defuse with the entire team still alive. Virtus.pro went on to take the lead, but that quickly changed as FaZe took a string of rounds themselves.
Down 4-6, Virtus.pro picked up a round as Filip "NEO" Kubski went huge with the AWP and got four kills to his name. The rest of the half was highly contested, with Virtus.pro taking a narrow 8-7 half-time lead.
Virtus.pro advance to the quarter-finals
Virtus further grew their lead by winning the pistol round and the following anti-ecos, with FaZe taking the first gun round. The former G2 team were, however, unable to go on a run of their own as Virtus continued to pick up rounds to keep their opponents' economy in check.
At one point Virtus enjoyed a commanding 13-8 lead and many thought that the game was about to come to a close. FaZe still fought valiantly and brought the scoreline to 13-14, only to fall at the final hurdle as Virtus picked up back-to-back rounds.
|Virtus.pro||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps||22 - 16||+6||83.8||1.19|
|Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO||18 - 20||-2||84.1||1.03|
|Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax||19 - 17||+2||59.3||1.03|
|Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ||20 - 22||-2||81.2||0.99|
|Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali||11 - 21||-10||58.3||0.69|