HR and VP win in Kiev
HellRaisers and Virtus.pro kicked off the SL i-League Invitational #1 with victories as the former beat SK 2-0 (16-5 on Cache and 16-5 on Overpass) and the latter defeated Worst Players 2-1 (16-5 on Mirage, 17-19 on Cache, 16-13 on Cobblestone).
One of the opening matches was between Virtus.pro and Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev's new team Worst Players. Mirage was a blowout as the Poles, led by Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas's 1.81 rating, secured map with a 16-5 score.
Cache started out better for the Ukrainians who finished their T-side with a 8-7 lead. They were also able to pick up the first five rounds of their CT-half but Virtus.pro went into plow mode and came back from a 9-14 deficit to take it to overtime as the regulation ended 15-15.
Virtus.pro struggled but were able to close it out
Virtus.pro grabbed the first round of overtime and they were in front 17-16 at the end of the first half in overtime. Things turned around for Worst Players though and they were able to win the map 19-17.
The squads met on Cobblestone to decide the winner of the series and Worst Players had the same lead at halftime as they did on Cache (8-7). Although they had a better start to the half, the Ukrainians could not retain their lead and Virtus.pro secured the map with a 16-13 score, winning the series 2-1.
|Virtus.pro||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|69 - 45||+24||82.1||1.36|
|73 - 54||+19||88.3||1.29|
|67 - 58||+9||83.5||1.17|
|63 - 53||+10||72.3||1.15|
|49 - 59||-10||72.1||0.93|
|Worst Players||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|70 - 63||+7||85.2||1.13|
|67 - 63||+4||78.7||1.12|
|55 - 65||-10||72.5||0.94|
|45 - 61||-16||63.5||0.80|
|32 - 69||-37||52.3||0.67|
The first map, Cache, kicked off with a dominating performance by HellRaisers as Martin "STYKO" Styk dominated the match. A 13-2 CT-side assured a map victory for Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow & company and they capitalized on this advantage by taking the map 16-5.
oskar was unstoppable
The story of the second map was no different as Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný went berserk, finishing with a 29:8 score, a 123.2 ADR and a 2.21 rating. The final score on Overpass was the same as the first map as HellRaisers won it 16-5 and closed out the series 2-0.
|HellRaisers||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|48 - 16||+32||99.1||1.78|
|49 - 27||+22||119.4||1.76|
|29 - 21||+8||76.5||1.25|
|32 - 31||+1||95.3||1.22|
|26 - 20||+6||59.9||1.10|
|SK||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|23 - 38||-15||81.0||0.86|
|25 - 36||-11||54.2||0.75|
|25 - 37||-12||59.2||0.74|
|22 - 36||-14||60.7||0.72|
|20 - 37||-17||59.2||0.65|
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