VP defeat OpTic, advance to semis

The final team to make the playoffs of the CEVO Gfinity Professional Season 9 Finals is Virtus.pro as they have taken down OpTic Gaming 2-0 (16-6 on Mirage and 16-8 on Inferno).

The Group A Decider match of the CEVO Gfinity Professional Season 9 Finals saw Canadian-American-Spanish team OpTic advanced from an elimination match against Splyce to battle Virtus.pro, with the Polish team having lost to HellRaisers in the group's winners' match.

William "RUSH" Wierzba picked up a USP 3K on his team's CT-side pistol start on Mirage to help give OpTic an early entrance into the game. However, in typical brute force VP fashion, Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas and his team forced up with pistols and scored enough Deagle and tec9 kills to dismantle OpTic's anti-eco and equalised the score at 1-1.

With all of VP's players playing aggressive and confident Counter-Strike, the Polish team surged ahead on the first map, moving all the way up to a 12-1 Terrorist side on Mirage before RUSH and Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas were able to pull off some defensive success and give the majority Canadian team another round; the half ultimately finished 12-3 for VP.


NEO was not in the mood to play around on Mirage

Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz and mixwell both contributed to OpTic winning the second pistolround of the map, pitching in P2K and tec9 kills to give OpTic a chance of entering back into the game.

However, with the score standing at 12-6 for VP, a two-versus-two situation saw Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski get a Scout kill through triple box on the A-site of Mirage as Keith "NAF" Markovic was attempting to plant and finish off the final OpTic player. From this point onward, Filip "NEO" Kubski and co. had control of the rest of the game's momentum and economy and won the map 16-6.

Inferno was the second map of the series, with its appearance likely marking one of the last couple times that the map will be played competitively as it has been officially removed from the Active Duty map-pool by Valve.


Rank S all day does not a well-rounded player make, as NA teams have learned

The first half of the map certainly was a tribute to Inferno's extreme CT-sidedness at times as TaZ and the rest of his team outaimed, outflanked, and outplayed OpTic on all sides, though mixwell tried valiantly to bring his team into the half and OpTic did somehow roll through the first half finish line with three rounds, with the score once again 12-3 for VP.

A very strange second pistolround saw VP plant on the A-site and a four-versus-four retake situation begin but it was the Polish team who emerged the victor and seriously made bleak the hope of OpTic clawing their way back into the match.

Desperate attempts with a broken economy by OpTic came to no avail as the score moved ahead to 15-3, but mixwell did manage to keep hope alive with a one-versus-three round that included outthinking VP's players.

mixwell in fact continued to keep his team alive for a few more rounds, positioning himself well and scoring multikills multiple times, but an eventual VP take of B-site did wipe out the OpTic team and gave them the map 16-8.

 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 44 - 28 +16 111.2 1.69
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 42 - 20 +22 80.3 1.39
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 38 - 28 +10 88.7 1.31
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 37 - 27 +10 77.1 1.22
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 27 - 28 -1 73.0 1.06
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 40 - 31 +9 92.4 1.30
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 29 - 40 -11 62.6 0.79
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 27 - 41 -14 73.2 0.77
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 22 - 37 -15 61.1 0.77
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 12 - 39 -27 49.0 0.49

Tomorrow will be reserved strictly for the two semifinals of the CEVO Gfinity Season 9 finals, with both games being in a best-of-five format. The first match kicks off at 13:00 as HellRaisers will take on SK.

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

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
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
836
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
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
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
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
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1006
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
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2016-04-30 00:15
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Snax | 
Poland GitGud 
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2016-04-30 00:14
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United States theRyo 
1st
2016-04-30 00:14
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2016-04-30 00:22
#54
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United States theRyo 
What LOL. 1st = first
2016-04-30 19:15
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2016-04-30 19:16
#17
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
mixwell in NA= suicide
2016-04-30 00:14
He will make so much more money though
2016-04-30 00:19
HUGE
2016-04-30 00:14
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2016-04-30 00:14
#20
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Other ThorinsCoat 
1
2016-04-30 00:14
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2016-04-30 00:16
#23
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
12-39
2016-04-30 00:16
nt mixwell but BADS 12-39 doesnt help
2016-04-30 00:20
Well, it was their first LAN with mixwell. If they keep practicing, they could make somethig bigger. If they don't win Minor, they should just disband
2016-04-30 00:21
"Rank S all day does not a well-rounded player make, as NA teams have learned"
2016-04-30 00:26
engrish wery gud
2016-04-30 01:57
#43
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Russia npo_Nrpok 
That's entirely correct English, my dude.
2016-04-30 02:37
The English is actually completely correct in that sentence
2016-04-30 09:07
#29
byali | 
Poland vezz. 
byali needs to wake up if VP wants to win vs TS.
2016-04-30 00:26
#30
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Spain HolaBuenas 
Rank S all day does not a well-rounded player make, as NA teams have learned
2016-04-30 00:27
daps is so trash LUL
2016-04-30 00:32
#34
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Canada smoo 
Rank S all day does not a well-rounded player make, as NA teams have learned
2016-04-30 00:48
stich memegod
2016-04-30 00:50
daps needs to coach. he just can't play at this high of a level.
2016-04-30 01:13
#44
Slovenia mejo 
+1 this guy is such a bot skillwise, go DM 24/7 or just go to coach, this team can go places if only they start to play 5v5
2016-04-30 03:27
What's with the yoda reference?
2016-04-30 01:30
bot daps
2016-04-30 02:07
Rank S all day does not a well-rounded player make, as NA teams have learned
2016-04-30 02:17
#42
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Sweden lagcats 
ez for vp tho
2016-04-30 02:18
#46
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Kazakhstan Juandro 
rank S ))))
2016-04-30 08:18
Nice
2016-04-30 09:28
#49
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CIS STAboss 
:(Mixwell
2016-04-30 09:42
"Rank S all day does not a well-rounded player make", Dude you are not Yoda. This fucking sentence screeches my ear because of its atrocious grammar
2016-04-30 10:31
Actually, the grammar is perfectly fine, go to school, you fucking pleb.
2016-04-30 12:29
is it?
2016-04-30 21:18
"One swallow doth not a summer make", do u even london bro
2016-05-01 02:33
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