Virtus.pro outmaneuver FaZe

Virtus.pro win their Group D opening match against FaZe with a score of 16-8 on Train at DreamHack Masters Malmö.

The first match of Group D at the $250,000 DreamHack Masters Malmö event paired together Virtus.pro and FaZe, currently the #5 and #15 ranked teams in the world respectively.

With both sides having last met offline in a group decider best-of-one match at IEM Katowice that went the way of the Poles (16-13 on Mirage), the showdown in Malmö instead took place on Train. The game was also Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey's debut for FaZe after being signed to the team earlier this week.

It was Virtus.pro who got the ball rolling with an aggressive A-site take on their T pistolround that worked, which moved the team ahead to a 3-0 scoreline. The first gunround meanwhile went the way of FaZe who used conventional and proven defensive tactics to stop VP's aggression.


VP continue to revenge upon the FaZe core following last year's infamous defeats when the latter were G2

Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski jumped ahead early in the game as the impact player and, led by his fragging, Virtus.pro stopped FaZe's momentum and moved ahead to a 6-1 lead. Strong positional play by Ricardo "fox" Pacheco meanwhile put FaZe back on the board in the next round as he won a crucial one versus one against Paweł "byali" Bieliński.

Buoyed by this clutch, and by the defensive plays of Philip "aizy" Aistrup (including a one versus two win), FaZe managed to garner a few more rounds in the first half although reckless pushes by Håvard "rain" Nygaard later in the half allowed VP to get their foot through the door again and in the end the Poles finished the half up 10-5.

An extreme push by Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas and Filip "NEO" Kubski dismantled FaZe outside of the B-site on the second pistolround, with the former player being boosted behind the European team and allowing him to pincer them and shut down their T-side execute.

This loss created a domino effect for FaZe as they lost the subsequent eco rounds and the first second-half gunround; with the score at 15-5, FaZe finally executed successfully onto the A-site which gave Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad and team some breathing room.

This breathing room came too little, too late and a defensive on B-site by TaZ and crew ultimately shut down FaZe and gave the Polish team the map 16-8.

Matchpage
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 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 27 - 13 +14 100.5 1.75
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 23 - 17 +6 119.3 1.52
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 18 - 15 +3 85.5 1.18
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 16 - 18 -2 67.7 1.04
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 10 - 21 -11 47.4 0.59
 FaZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pachecofox 26 - 17 +9 110.9 1.63
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 22 - 20 +2 100.0 1.26
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 12 - 18 -6 63.4 0.82
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 11 - 20 -9 52.7 0.68
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 12 - 19 -7 52.2 0.66

The final match of the day is Group D's second game which will be a duel between Tempo Storm and Envy, with the Brazilian team having last won against Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt & co. 16-7 on Mirage at IEM Katowice.

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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
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1789
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
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
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
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
805
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1172
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
890
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:
1604
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1312
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1258
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
#1
enk | 
Russia enkztw 
1
2016-04-12 20:44
wtfffff
2016-04-12 20:44
who comments under me is gay
2016-04-12 20:44
Who comments above me is gay.
2016-04-12 21:28
we are both gay... new relationship?
2016-04-12 21:36
sex me, now
2016-04-12 22:08
already happend
2016-04-12 22:39
#38
flusha | 
Czech Republic Standa_ 
No maikel no win
2016-04-12 20:44
#40
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Brazil KerimZ 
Kappa 123
2016-04-12 20:44
#69
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Andorra KOVALSKII 
xarow bratan
2016-04-12 21:14
#2
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Finland GradeAUnderA 
GG enkztw
2016-04-12 20:44
3
2016-04-12 20:44
#4
jkaem | 
Czech Republic majoris 
4th. Arsenal
2016-04-12 20:44
n1 arsene wenger
2016-04-12 23:14
expecting: VIRTUS.PRO IS BACK
2016-04-12 20:45
aa
2016-04-12 20:44
wp
2016-04-12 20:44
mastermind NEO eating those CoD kidz
2016-04-12 20:44
+1
2016-04-12 20:50
Eat my fist u wanker
2016-04-12 20:54
u mad
2016-04-12 20:54
CUZ I AM VERY MAD BTW that was a lightning fast answer
2016-04-12 20:55
gonna drill ur anus like ur daddy did last night
2016-04-12 20:57
ez
2016-04-12 20:44
fefef
2016-04-12 20:44
Vitrus.ToP
2016-04-12 20:44
expected
2016-04-12 20:44
s
2016-04-12 20:44
1
2016-04-12 20:44
Good job Virtus.pro
2016-04-12 20:44
kio is such a beast! Kappa. FaZe are so fcked up it's ridiculous, their communication suxx really hard, no info from a killed FaZe played, and his killer kills also a couple of his teammates that look completely wrong direction, because noone from FaZe can speak English good enough. Damn, how much will it take for FaZe management to find out that to pay an international lineup that can't even give a proper info is a bad idea? They're pathetic to watch, it's worse than watching some MM mix playing. P.S. pasza 0.5 K/D with his team winning 16-8? Looks like someone needs to retire...
2016-04-12 20:44
Actually Kio lives in UK and he speaks perfect englando /close
2016-04-12 21:31
kio isn't the only member of the team, you know...
2016-04-12 21:38
Yeah but Rain Jkaem aizy speaks very good english too idk about fox tho
2016-04-12 21:49
Why r u so sure about aizy, jkaem and rain?..
2016-04-12 21:52
because they streamed>?>>?>?>?>?>>? and they are from Denmark and Norway everyone in their age speaks englando
2016-04-12 21:53
Streamed? To give some basic info isn't hard, but it's not enough in pro matches...
2016-04-12 21:55
#19
World bexx 
nice
2016-04-12 20:44
a
2016-04-12 20:44
Nais
2016-04-12 20:44
1
2016-04-12 20:44
unfortunate
2016-04-12 20:44
gg
2016-04-12 20:44
asdasdasd
2016-04-12 20:44
a
2016-04-12 20:44
#27
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Brazil KerimZ 
EZ
2016-04-12 20:44
hi
2016-04-12 20:44
outwhat?
2016-04-12 20:44
#31
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Czech Republic brkoslav 
ez
2016-04-12 20:44
noob faze
2016-04-12 20:44
WOHOOOO
2016-04-12 20:44
n1
2016-04-12 20:44
1
2016-04-12 20:44
6th! eh however 37th :C
2016-04-12 20:45
best headline ever lol
2016-04-12 20:44
#43
zboub | 
Algeria MinTaaa 
Ez vp
2016-04-12 20:45
#44
motm | 
United States teeKAYBE 
Ez 4 k1o, oh wait
2016-04-12 20:45
#45
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
3/20 winrate or smth?
2016-04-12 20:45
#46
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Poland DominnX26 
EASY
2016-04-12 20:45
#47
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Finland Doom_69 
fox is the problem? EleGiggle
2016-04-12 20:45
Wtf fox top fragger??? No way
2016-04-12 20:46
TAZ: We no longer get trashed, we just throw. LFMAO
2016-04-12 20:46
#50
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Romania rockNoob 
PapaBotcheps delivering as usual
2016-04-12 20:48
#51
Europe bueR 
Taz best interview xD
2016-04-12 20:49
+1
2016-04-12 21:00
fox need better team
2016-04-12 20:49
#61
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United States MAY0 
fox shows up like 1/5 games he is not consistent enough to be on a better team unless he is under a good igl who knows how to use him well
2016-04-12 20:56
#53
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Poland trancemeister 
- pasha + michu :)
2016-04-12 20:49
#57
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Other VladimirLucas 
pasha sloppy these months hope he regains his level
2016-04-12 20:54
wp fox
2016-04-12 20:55
#60
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Poland bakoishKSC 
pasha why last again?
2016-04-12 20:56
srsly they dont want to drop pasha but he is playing so bad ;/ if they want to win tournament they need to do this
2016-04-12 20:59
Why would FaZe pick up an entry fragger that was also the worst player on his team before getting kicked lol.
2016-04-12 21:09
#70
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United Kingdom twmStauM 
rip FaZe... surprise factor of chemistry is completely gone. Very little raw skill in the team.
2016-04-12 21:18
#72
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Turkey powergs 
I mean i like pasha but they need to cut him he is just doing really stupid things in match and it can cost for them or miracle happens and pasha back to 2k14 form ggwp vp top1
2016-04-12 21:24
another pashito 0,50 ratio how he is shit in this game win next game 4 vs 5 agaisnt pure tier1 teams will be miracle hltv.org/?pageid=246&playerid=317&statsf.. jesus christ just put first supreme+ ruski from matchamking and give him pasah jersey and trust me dont saw anny difference
2016-04-12 21:37
exfoxted
2016-04-12 21:38
pashaSteroids should do something else in life
2016-04-12 21:43
It's time pasha. Stream full-time and you're still good to go man :-)
2016-04-12 21:52
#85
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Poland Alexkox 
Pasha was igl you dumb kids thats why he was last
2016-04-12 21:55
#88
Poland jwez 
if you listened carefully you would hear that Snax was calling...
2016-04-12 22:14
#89
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Russia razorVJ 
What happened to all frenchies? :o Suddenty all of them started sucking balllz.
2016-04-12 22:25
maikelele was the problem
2016-04-12 22:26
outmaneuver what a word
2016-04-12 22:27
#92
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United Kingdom trtr098 
FaZe threw the game on purpose so they can let KioShiMa make his revenge against the back stabbing baguettes
2016-04-12 22:29
this
2016-04-13 04:17
pashaBOT
2016-04-12 23:05
#96
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Sweden X-rAy 
-fox +jkaem
2016-04-12 23:23
PAHSALALLALA RIP/.
2016-04-13 07:56
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