Virtus.pro round out Major playoffs

Virtus.pro have secured the last place in the MLG Columbus playoffs after seeing off G2 by a 2-1 scoreline (16-9 on Train, 9-16 on Inferno and 16-7 on Cobblestone).

The final match of the day pitted Virtus.pro and G2, two teams who had faced each other on Tuesday, during the first round of the group stage. Kicking off the series was Train, the exact same map where the Polish team had slaughtered the Frenchmen, but this time around it was a closer affair, even though the outcome would still be the same.

Virtus.pro got off on the right foot in the game and strolled to a 3-0 lead after winning the pistol round thanks to Filip "NEO" Kubski's four frags. After buying up, G2's defense came to life and they equalised the score at 3-3, but Virtus.pro went on another great run and restored a three-round lead.

A triple kill from Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux with the M4A1 put G2 back in the game, but Virtus.pro rallied back in the following round, resetting the economy of the Frenchmen. Until the end of the half G2 were strapped for cash, but they still managed to clinch the final round to bring the scoreline to a 5-10 deficit.

In the second half, G2 were able to pick up the pistol round with a B push, even after losing two men early on to Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas's USP. They managed to follow it up with both anti-ecos to cut the gap to 8-10, but the momentum of the game changed completely when Virtus.pro finally bought up as they gave up just one round after their first buy, closing out the map 16-9.


Virtus.pro beat G2 on train again 

Next up was Inferno, where G2 had the pistol round gifted to them as Virtus.pro's offensive strat backfired completely. Their fantastic run on the Terrorist side continued, allowing them to take a 5-0 lead and build a solid bank, but then the Polish team finally put their foot down to hold back the Frenchmen and picked up back-to-back rounds.

Richard "shox" Papillon then single-handedly won the round for G2 with four kills during a flank, with Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski responding in the next round with a triple kill with the mag7. Virtus.pro were unable to build on that however, as they were caught out by a straight B rush from G2, but they rallied back once again with a triple mag7 setup. Until the end of the half it was an all-Virtus.pro show as TaZ's men won five rounds straight to take an 8-7 half-time lead.

G2 responded with a dominant performance on the CT side, taking the first five rounds to bring the scoreline to 12-8. It was only then that Virtus.pro finally managed to get a round on the board as Terrorists, denying Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom the chance to win a 1vs4 clutch, but G2 were able to hit back right after and reset the economy of the Poles. Down 9-13, Virtus.pro went on a desperate force buy, but G2 held strong and crushed their opponents, also winning the following two rounds to seal a 16-9 win.


G2 pulled back with a great performance from shox 

The final map, Cobblestone, began with Virtus.pro winning the pistol round with a no-nonsense B push, but G2 were successful in their force buy and restored parity. The game then entered a highly-contested period as teams traded round for round, with G2 coming out on top and taking a 4-2 lead.

Virtus.pro then went on an incredible run and won eight rounds in a row, with all close situations seeming to slip through the fingers of G2's players every time. The Frenchmen still managed to bag the final round of the half, but they knew they had a mountain to climb to overcome the 5-10 deficit.

Things went from bad to worse for G2 in the second half as they fell short in the pistol round. After a lengthy pause due to a TeamSpeak crash, both teams were back at it, and it was business as usual for Virtus.pro, who won the following four rounds to hit match point. G2 still managed to string two rounds together, but it was simply too little, too late, as Virtus.pro ran out 16-7 winners to advance to the playoffs.

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 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 53 - 42 +11 83.4 1.25
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 57 - 44 +13 80.2 1.24
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 54 - 44 +10 80.9 1.22
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 52 - 47 +5 76.2 1.13
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 50 - 48 +2 79.6 1.10
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM 53 - 51 +2 87.1 1.15
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 48 - 49 -1 65.6 0.93
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 47 - 56 -9 69.2 0.91
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 45 - 58 -13 63.4 0.79
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 32 - 53 -21 62.4 0.79

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
France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
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
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1573
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
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
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
#1
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United States Tryx[M] 
awesome series, ggs to each team :)
2016-04-01 05:38
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2016-04-01 05:47
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2016-04-01 15:01
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2016-04-01 17:33
Gg
2016-04-01 05:53
gg
2016-04-01 05:56
#4
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Slovenia TOPKEKiksde 
sd
2016-04-01 05:38
YES
2016-04-01 05:38
First
2016-04-01 05:38
idiot
2016-04-01 05:40
#84
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Indonesia CoronaHypeZ 
Nt
2016-04-01 06:41
#7
 | 
Brazil mth^ 
LG REKT THEM PLS
2016-04-01 05:38
idiot
2016-04-01 05:39
We will see :)
2016-04-01 05:39
Favela spotted.
2016-04-01 05:50
ez
2016-04-01 05:38
#9
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Canada smoo 
n 1
2016-04-01 05:38
Very sad for g2, they deserve the quarter final spot imo
2016-04-01 05:39
#43
NEO | 
Poland LGf 
sure over clg :>
2016-04-01 05:45
#49
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Sweden Kasidro 
They do over clg and their pathetic game against gambit, over vp no.
2016-04-01 05:48
you underestimate gambit imo
2016-04-01 05:59
#100
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Sweden Kasidro 
Gambit was ok and will surpass clg with some more time together. Last map was a clusterfuck though
2016-04-01 09:02
#11
Latvia kjyy 
[*]
2016-04-01 05:38
Light a candle for ex6 [*]
2016-04-01 05:38
rekt c9 by taz
2016-04-01 05:39
#15
NiKo | 
Poland RedN1ne 
Titan curse is broken !!!!
2016-04-01 05:39
#72
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Hungary Shaperz 
xd
2016-04-01 06:01
My ass XD
2016-04-01 10:31
LG 2-0 VP
2016-04-01 05:39
ez
2016-04-01 05:39
UNEXPECTED
2016-04-01 05:39
gg wp both teams
2016-04-01 05:39
Neo played so fucking well!
2016-04-01 05:39
:'/ [*] respect taz for kind words
2016-04-01 05:40
#125
Poland n1u 
What he said?
2016-04-01 14:08
"ez noobs, go play tetris baguettes"
2016-04-01 23:40
expected
2016-04-01 05:40
stop writing Virtus only it's Virtus.pro Virtus here Virtus there just stop it MIRAA
2016-04-01 05:40
#94
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France BlacK9 
Virtus.
2016-04-01 08:17
Gonna be fkn badass LG vs VP
2016-04-01 05:40
LG will smash them :(
2016-04-01 05:49
Gonna be fun, v.plow can happens, dont give up!
2016-04-01 05:51
#78
NEO | 
Poland user_309 
sure, everything can happen. Imo LG is or shortly will be the best team in the world. Still believe in VP though
2016-04-01 06:08
VP have potential to upset LG but considering the way LG plays now its not too likely to happen. Still best wishes to both teams. I like both teams. <3neo <3godZera
2016-04-01 08:09
LG best team in the world? If Fnatic suddenly disbands maybe, but how delusional can you be?
2016-04-01 09:42
#107
NEO | 
Poland user_309 
We'll see. My guess is they will soon dominate cs world scene.
2016-04-01 11:05
Nah, mate. The fact that they are in their top notch form right now doesn't mean anything. They can win this major and not even get to quarter finals next one... sorry but no chance they will be consistently #1.
2016-04-01 11:39
I have to stick with the polish guy No biased at all
2016-04-01 11:49
#28
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Finland Smoonah 
thanks for skins VP
2016-04-01 05:40
#29
Sweden kMh- 
respect taz!
2016-04-01 05:41
taking off headset should be against the rules, why not let virtus play with wh also... bo1 eliminations, bias refereing, should not be a major
2016-04-01 05:41
how much
2016-04-01 05:42
EHEUHEUHE
2016-04-01 05:44
rip in pepperoni baguette scene
2016-04-01 05:54
#75
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Hungary Shaperz 
soo mad hahahaha
2016-04-01 06:04
I like g2. But VP clearly played well this series.
2016-04-01 08:10
[*]
2016-04-01 12:12
#31
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Portugal XhAmeR 
EZ VP ty
2016-04-01 05:41
WP Virtus PLOW
2016-04-01 05:41
gg
2016-04-01 05:41
THANKS TO TAZ, great man!
2016-04-01 05:42
taz the man
2016-04-01 05:42
#88
mirbit | 
Germany xM4RS 
Are you sure, that Taz is a man?
2016-04-01 07:06
#40
United States ghep 
lovely series.
2016-04-01 05:44
#41
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
Ex6tence should've called better.
2016-04-01 05:44
This is fucking shit, G2 is literally the only team in the world that could lose to this shit VP team. How the fuck can you make pasha look like a good player? byali is fucking crap too and he even played good, when the fuck does byali play good anymore? Only vs G2 Now it's going to be such a shit semi final, VP will get crushed by LG.
2016-04-01 05:45
#46
NEO | 
Poland LGf 
so would G2
2016-04-01 05:47
#58
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
How much tho?
2016-04-01 05:52
#59
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Sweden Kasidro 
No every British team would lose as well. They didn't even play bad and neither did G2. Had g2 been in clgs group they would have stomped them.
2016-04-01 05:52
#60
Poland MJP 
I check you last post's. Are you crazy , come down man. Its only a game , and they have paid for it - we not. Abusing other teams or people its only for keyboard fighters or people with low level of the brain. Relax VP only fail once in group stage G2 sorry for me to say it - but a lot:(. Relax and enjoy the rest of MLG;]
2016-04-01 05:54
wake up britboi. where is uk scene? hahaha do not answer me :D
2016-04-01 08:20
Chill man. Holy fck, how much?
2016-04-01 15:20
#44
Poland perM 
G2 didnt ban train BAD MOVE ggwp
2016-04-01 05:46
G2 is much worse on than Mirage! VP would rekt them so or so in one of those Maps.
2016-04-01 05:58
#127
RpK | 
France Hoodk1ngz 
very true, mirage would have been worse, the VETO system isn't good for G2, but VP wasn't good either on Inferno. Cobblestone was simply lucky for VP i guess ?
2016-04-01 14:17
Historically Inferno is actually a good Map for Virtus Pro, but G2 has done it brilliantly since they decided the Map with 2 winning Pistol Rounds. Yes Cobble was lucky but to be honest Overpass and Cache would also probably go into Virtus Pro's way but for sure closer than Cobble :-)!
2016-04-01 15:26
#133
RpK | 
France Hoodk1ngz 
not Overpass, Overpass is one of the best maps from G2 (Ex6tenZ going extremely hard on this map) But Cache yeah, their gameplay is chaotic on it as T
2016-04-01 16:37
#26 lol did you actually change your mind? :D
2016-04-01 05:48
#50
Poland MJP 
GG boys. G2 stay strong boys , the time will come - no worries. VP let's go ! gratz
2016-04-01 05:49
#62
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Gg g2 Congratz VP SEE u soon!
2016-04-01 05:54
Fucking twat, dead is already spreading your meme
2016-04-01 11:52
Ex6Tenz has not made it out of the groups in a major since 2013. How is this bot still getting payed to play?
2016-04-01 05:55
no one gives a fuck about your opinion
2016-04-01 05:57
Heh you clearly do enough to reply
2016-04-01 05:58
How does it feel that iam the only one? =)
2016-04-04 23:22
Yes you do thats the reason why you replied. But before you "attack me" the core of your comment is actually not deniable :-)
2016-04-01 05:59
Bro, i just saw the opportunity and took it to tell him just that. And it felt good bro, i just doing him a favor to tell him that no ones gives a flying f, right?
2016-04-04 23:21
Indeed
2016-04-05 00:29
#76
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Argentina kra1zy 
He had a great team for katowice 2014 and dreamhack 2014 only. Katowice 2014 was a shame and for dh kqly got vacban.
2016-04-01 06:04
Well ain't it easy to win with a cheater. Apparently not, just frog things.
2016-04-01 06:08
#80
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Greece hekzy 
Yeah, how is Skadoodle payed to play?
2016-04-01 06:12
Say what? It is miraculous that any NA player gets paid but camoon man. Skadudu is so much better than Ex6TenZ. Easy for ENCE.
2016-04-01 06:16
that easy for ence makes u look like a 10 y o when just writing it randomly at the end of your post, cmon dude
2016-04-01 14:03
Easy for ENCE!
2016-04-01 15:12
#83
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Brazil wAc 
he is the one who is paying to play, there is no other explanation, an average global has better aim than him
2016-04-01 06:35
Well, it was the first match in major I actually watched with my eyes glued to screen. Yep, VP fanboy I am.
2016-04-01 06:04
Some shit teams like faze are not legends anymore Yay! Wp clg and liquid. The rest are expected.
2016-04-01 06:27
#87
mirbit | 
Germany xM4RS 
Liquid will probably go straight to the semi-finals, CLG is not an opponent for them
2016-04-01 07:04
Still I think CLG should not be taken lightly. Its obvious that Liquid is a better team but still seeing the way this major has gone so far I think CLG may have a chance against Liquid too.
2016-04-01 08:15
#126
RpK | 
France Hoodk1ngz 
maybe you are right ryuster, but CLG was struggling vs a top 20-30 team while liquid beated a #1 team. to me Liquid 80% CLG 20%, i give 20% odds to CLG because they are a NA team aswell so they probably know each other very well !
2016-04-01 14:16
Rip VP :(
2016-04-01 07:04
#89
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China confusionwow 
GG both teams. VP needed this..
2016-04-01 07:41
G2 was the only one team which could lose vs VP. It is true, sad true. LG 2 : VP 0 I like VP but they need changes. I dont wanna say that Pasha should be kicked but there is need fresh air
2016-04-01 08:18
money$$ in the bank. gg virtus pro
2016-04-01 09:11
I think VP will lose vs. LG. LG is quite too stronQ
2016-04-01 09:18
#103
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United Kingdom peaks 
VP did well to reach Legends status again! If they can make it any further it's a bonus :) GGWP
2016-04-01 09:35
bonus? Taz said that they always aiming on 1st place, any worse would be disappointing :D. I think that top8 is not enough for vp, especially now where they are on slump, beating Luminosity would be something special, something which might give a lot of confidence back again to our boyz.
2016-04-01 12:40
too bad vp must play against lumi... rekt incoming
2016-04-01 11:10
n1ce VP! :-)
2016-04-01 11:21
Rekt From Poland My Friends :))))
2016-04-01 11:21
wp
2016-04-01 12:14
#120
NEO | 
Brazil tegin 
NEO is love, NEO is life!
2016-04-01 13:22
#137
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Poland subconsious 
<3
2016-04-02 11:38
#123
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United Kingdom DarkOmen 
This shit finished so late and with the wrong team winning because apparently only ScreaM can kill more than one at a time on cobble.
2016-04-01 14:03
VP will win major :)
2016-04-01 14:43
Smitzh so pro his kda will never be more than 1
2016-04-01 17:25
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