VP with double win over coL
Virtus.pro kick off Group F of ELEAGUE with two convincing wins over compLexity (16-7 on Overpass and 16-11 on Cobblestone).
The Poles kicked off Overpass on their T-side and with both Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas and Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski picking up two frags apiece on the first pistolround, VP were soon off to a roaring start.
Snax was in fine form on both maps for VP
With Snax back in a fine form in terms getting entry frags and round-crushing multikills, Virtus.pro generally proceeded uncontested in the first half and ended it with a domineering 14-1 score.
The second half saw compLexity finally awaken from their thrashing as Bradley "ANDROID" Fodor and Shawn "witmer" Taylor both picked up double kills while attacking on the pistolround. Ultimately however, all VP required was two rounds to close out the map and patient defending rewarded Filip "NEO" Kubski & co. as they closed out the first map 16-7.
K - D
23 - 11
23 - 13
21 - 15
16 - 15
14 - 15
With Cobblestone being the second map, Virtus.pro quickly claimed the first pistolround as Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski picked up two USP kills for his team and compLexity were unable to plant the bomb. A risky decision from the Canadian-British-American team to force buy on the next round however paid its dividends with Kia "Surreal" Man snagging two TEC-9 kills and compLexity managed to equalise the score.
Virtus.pro successfully defended on the fifth round but compLexity continued buying and a double entry from Rory "dephh" Jackson gave compLexity another round and the North American team went ahead to a 6-2 score on their T-side.
sancz's one-versus-two clutch on Cobblestone almost gave coL the momentum advantage
However, VP began to claw their way back in characteristic fashion, with the likes of NEO pulling off a triple kill spray while defending drop, and the first half score ultimately finished with a narrow 8-7 lead for compLexity.
A bizarre moment in the second pistolround saw Canadian ANDROID pick up two early USP kills despite both Virtus.pro players having a drop on him and, with a secured pistolround, the North American team climbed as far as 10-7 before Virtus.pro began to fight back.
With Virtus.pro displaying confident executes and a cohesive gameplan, the Polish team continued to roll over compLexity's defenses and, despite a well-played one-versus-two from Joshua "sancz" Ballenger, it was Virtus.pro who marched ahead to a 16-11 win on Cobblestone.
K - D
24 - 16
23 - 14
19 - 16
22 - 15
16 - 15
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