fnatic breeze past dignitas, top group

fnatic win their remaining two round robin Group D matches at ELEAGUE against dignitas (16-9 on Cobblestone and 16-6 on Dust2) and top the group thanks to a better head-to-head against FaZe.

The second set of matches on the second day of ELEAGUE's Group D was between fnatic and Dignitas with the Swedish team looking to secure two wins in order to tie FaZe at the top of the group while the Danish-Norwegian dignitas were looking to desperately secure their first win in the group. 

The first map was Cobblestone and Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer continued displaying post-injury recovery form with a bizarre quad kill on fnatic's CT pistolround that saw dignitas' players unable to kill him on the A site of the map.

fnatic immediately jumped into tour de force mode and began to shut down subsequent dignitas takes, including on the sixth round where a triple kill from olofmeister allowed his partner-in-crime Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson to win a masterful one-versus-two.


olofmeister was a formidable force on Cobblestone

After a pause in the first half, dignitas were finally able to secure their first T-side round win on the ninth round via a force buy, with Jesper "TENZKI" Plougmann picking up two kills in an afterplant situation. The Danish-Norwegian team's economy was reset however on the next round thanks to a one-versus-two from Jesper "JW" Wecksell.

This fact did not faze Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel, who secured some Tec-9 kills to win the force buy for dignitas, but fnatic continued to look relatively carefree, with JW buying a R8 revolver in the next round. Eventually, KRIMZ won another one-versus-two on the final round of the half, with fnatic finishing 11-4 up.

The Swedish superteam started to lose some steam coming into the second half as a disciplined dignitas pistolround suddenly turned the one-sided momentum of the match. A triple kill from JW as the fnatic player came down drop gave fnatic the first gunround however.

Despite dignitas managing to rally two more rounds on the second half which briefly dented fnatic's economy, it was the Swedish team who blithely plowed onwards and took the map 16-9 in the end.

Matchpage
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15th June 2016

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 27 - 18 +9 115.7 1.63
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 20 - 18 +2 82.7 1.22
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 17 - 13 +4 74.7 1.20
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 19 - 13 +6 81.5 1.16
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 14 - 15 -1 58.8 0.86
 Dignitas K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 19 - 19 0 85.6 1.08
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 20 - 20 0 68.6 0.96
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' PlougmannTENZKI 14 - 17 -3 72.0 0.82
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO 15 - 21 -6 75.6 0.82
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 8 - 20 -12 48.3 0.62

Dust2 was the second map of play and the first pistolround saw dignitas patiently dismantle fnatic's players as they tried to come out mid at first and then failed to execute in general. After the anti-ecos however, a fourth round ace from Robin "flusha" Rönnquist got the ball rolling for fnatic and began a mostly one-sided half.

Up until the fourteenth round, fnatic looked completely unstoppable on their T-side and continued accumulating economy and rounds, but Norwegian RUBINO finally chipped in for his team with a double kill that slowed fnatic down and the next round RUBINO won a one-versus-three to end the half 10-5 for fnatic.


A number of clutches from RUBINO were not enough to save dignitas on Dust2 

fnatic won the CT pistolround but a pistolround plant by dignitas allowed the team to buy after one save round and despite a fnatic retake that looked as if it were working, RUBINO again stepped up with a one-versus-three victory from long pit while defending the bomb.

fnatic promptly said "Not on our watch" and KRIMZ picked up two CZ75 kills to open the nineteenth round and the Swedes cleared out the rest of dignitas to reset their economy afterwards.

Deflated and unable to answer back, dignitas were shut down on the rest of their T-side and the map closed 16-6 in fnatic's favour.

Matchpage
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15th June 2016
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Dust2
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 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 25 - 9 +16 128.5 2.02
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 21 - 8 +13 105.7 1.81
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 22 - 11 +11 105.0 1.63
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 14 - 10 +4 51.9 1.11
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 12 - 10 +2 52.5 1.06
 Dignitas K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO 15 - 17 -2 66.5 0.89
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 10 - 20 -10 72.9 0.70
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' PlougmannTENZKI 11 - 18 -7 69.0 0.66
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 8 - 19 -11 63.5 0.47
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 4 - 20 -16 25.0 0.23

The final match-up today will therefore be a battle for third and fourth seed in the group as Dignitas will take on TSM, with both teams desperately seeking to avoid fnatic in the semifinals.

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Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1336
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1606
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
971
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1511
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
#1
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Nepal blackieJESUS 
expected result, gj fnatic
2016-06-15 22:15
ez fnatic
2016-06-15 22:15
ez for fnatic
2016-06-15 22:15
1
2016-06-15 22:15
#3
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Netherlands Swini 
Gg Fnatic.
2016-06-15 22:15
da
2016-06-15 22:15
gg
2016-06-15 22:15
#7
Finland Tekh 
Good job
2016-06-15 22:15
#8
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Finland rehtifan 
lolo
2016-06-15 22:15
1
2016-06-15 22:15
#10
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Denmark LE0Nl 
GOD MSL BACK AT IT AGAIN NOT EVEN 15 KILLS ON 2 MAPS COMBINED
2016-06-15 22:15
12-40. LOL. Rip Dignitas
2016-06-16 10:19
213
2016-06-15 22:15
ez
2016-06-15 22:15
#15
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Bulgaria ComBoro 
1
2016-06-15 22:15
nt dream3r
2016-06-15 22:52
#92
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Bulgaria ComBoro 
:(
2016-06-16 17:32
#16
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
eZ fnatic
2016-06-15 22:15
not first
2016-06-15 22:15
;d
2016-06-15 22:15
MSL 4-20 blaze it
2016-06-15 22:16
#43
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United States Drifter808 
Marijuana Smoking Legend
2016-06-15 22:40
#91
Ireland dyme 
the devils lettuce<3
2016-06-16 16:38
just kick msl, biggest bot in pro scene
2016-06-15 22:16
MSL so fucking bad
2016-06-15 22:16
#25
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Sweden godname 
MSL U are a talent player 4Head
2016-06-15 22:16
Faze 4Head
2016-06-15 22:16
MSL blazing it up with the 4/20 stats
2016-06-15 22:16
#75
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World RA71M 
he is dankmeister
2016-06-16 00:38
how can only one Player make a trashteam so strong :D On the other side: How can only one Player like MSL bring a team so down^^
2016-06-15 22:18
you mean niko in a trash team like Mouz? But Mouz is tier3. They are not strong
2016-06-16 00:59
no i ment Olof and then MSL^^
2016-06-16 02:08
you clearly don't understand the importance of team chemistry and if you're calling the other 4 players on fnatic trash you truly are brain damaged
2016-06-16 14:08
so without Olof they were playing like trash, dont try to show yourself like a wannabe dude
2016-06-16 14:34
lol you literally define the word retarded
2016-06-16 14:36
youre an idiot, youre looking for friends on hltv
2016-06-16 15:30
u wot
2016-06-16 15:30
#29
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
MSL 12 kills over 2 maps. Beast Fnatic looked amazing, can't see anyone stopping them in that kind of form and I love the out and out aggression. Scary to play against. Dignitas/SK roster swapping incoming
2016-06-15 22:19
#30
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Denmark xxxGODtacion 
How can they top the group when FaZe has the same amount of points, wins and losses?
2016-06-15 22:23
hmm... let's think about this could it have anything to do with fnatic having over 2 times better round differential (fnatic's 41 to FaZe's 20)
2016-06-15 22:30
#46
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Denmark xxxGODtacion 
I don't know, you tell me. I was assuming they'd decide the top teams of the group based on points from won and lost games.
2016-06-15 22:45
einstein
2016-06-15 22:34
#44
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Denmark xxxGODtacion 
I am simply asking, asshole. Instead of being a dick, why don't you simply answer my question, as I honestly don't know how they are calculating the top teams.
2016-06-15 22:44
triggered
2016-06-15 22:51
head2head fnatic has the better round difference because of the 16-0
2016-06-15 22:44
#47
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Denmark xxxGODtacion 
Oh, alright. I thought they'd only count map wins/losses, and not rounds. Thanks though. :)
2016-06-15 22:45
Yeah I think they said something about it yesterday. :) When two teams are tied they will count the round difference when those two teams faced each other. If they would be tied in h2h round difference they would probably look at the overall round difference.
2016-06-15 22:46
ofc that's the primary method but that's pretty hard when they're both 5-1
2016-06-15 22:47
#53
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Denmark xxxGODtacion 
Oh yeah, for sure. Thanks, man, I get it now. :)
2016-06-15 22:49
is it h2h rd > overall rd or vice versa?
2016-06-15 22:46
First h2h rd and then overall rd AFAIK (i am only 99% sure so don't quote me on this) I think they said something about this yesterday after the matches between fnatic and faze. So when fnatic won 16-0 the only way for faze to get top seed would be if fnatic dropped a map to dignitas.
2016-06-15 22:49
oh aight, well doesn't even really matter in this case
2016-06-15 22:48
True, and they both will have fairly easy semi finals anyways tbh. Dignitas looking weaker than ever and TSM shouldn't have any chance at all in a BO3.
2016-06-15 22:50
indeed, although FaZe's games against TSM weren't convincing at all and I honestly think TSM had a really good chance on both maps but literally threw away guaranteed rounds with terrible positioning and unnecessary aggression/peeks so I think there's a slight chance of either team upsetting FaZe
2016-06-15 22:52
I guess, they had one great showing against fnatic as well. But getting close and actually winning a map is very different tbh. Seems like the pressure gets too much for them when they actually have a shot at winning and they make those stupid plays.
2016-06-15 22:54
true true
2016-06-15 22:55
I guess you are as excited as me about fnatic this week though? judging by your tag haha
2016-06-15 22:55
yes of course, I'm always excited about fnatic but this week especially (for obvious reasons ;>)
2016-06-15 22:56
haha same of course! its just nice to see this confidence again
2016-06-15 22:57
indeed!
2016-06-15 22:57
#77
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Liechtenstein Hidolf_Atler 
Get a room you two faggots
2016-06-16 01:16
forgot that you can't have a normal discussion on hltv, I apologize
2016-06-16 01:25
Bye MSL
2016-06-15 22:23
tied not top
2016-06-15 22:24
-MSL +magiskb0y pls hes so bad
2016-06-15 22:25
#61
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
isnt msl igl?
2016-06-15 22:54
yes but they can make RUBINO igl or get the coach to igl
2016-06-15 22:55
#69
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
the only guy that can replace msl this way is gla1ve atm i guess
2016-06-15 22:57
ez for olof
2016-06-15 22:26
OLOF IS BACK
2016-06-15 22:27
#36
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Italy AlCapone1925 
shitty format like always... even the last one of the group can still qualify to the playoffs lol
2016-06-15 22:28
better teams will prevail on this format
2016-06-15 22:30
#59
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Italy AlCapone1925 
How is that... even losing all the maps in the group stage they can still win the group... lawl TSM and Dignitas lost all maps against fnatic and faze but still can win the group... This is a bad format no doubt First of the group should be the winner and get a ticket to the finals playoffs without playing group playoffs All the others should play against each other in the group playoffs ((3rd vs 4th)vs(2nd)) to get 1 ticket for the last chance qualifier
2016-06-15 22:52
because the better team usually prevails in bo3? so essentially those groups are there just so we have more games to watch and E-League gets better profit
2016-06-15 22:53
MSL has been playing SO bad
2016-06-15 22:32
Oloferino is back to rekt some asses again
2016-06-15 22:32
Fnatic back top 1 WHATS UP NOW FAVELAS?
2016-06-15 22:39
have not seen the match coz EURO@)!^ but I knew fnatic breeze.
2016-06-15 22:52
#67
draken | 
World sAmGouD 
msl haha
2016-06-15 22:56
msl 420 blaze all day
2016-06-15 23:19
msl got 12 kills in 2 maps lel
2016-06-15 23:41
#80
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Brazil Nobuga 
olof king
2016-06-16 04:15
Can someone explain me? How is fnatic top group? They played 6 games and win 5 of them just like FaZe? Why they are top and FaZe on the second place?
2016-06-16 07:08
h2h RD fnatic 16 - 0 FaZe FaZe 16 - 8 fnatic so yeah
2016-06-16 14:06
#82
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Luxembourg alex24 
GOD OLOF
2016-06-16 07:10
4-20 mfucka
2016-06-16 14:04
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