Virtus.pro edge past dignitas

Virtus.pro have booked their spot in the DreamHack ZOWIE Open Bucharest grand final after seeing off dignitas 2-1 (16-4 on Mirage, 14-16 on Cobblestone and 16-13 on Overpass).

There is not much to write about the first half of Mirage other than it was a complete blowout, with Virtus.pro cruising to a 12-0 lead as dignitas struggled to break through the Polish team's defensive line and often found themselves in disadvantageous situations early in the rounds.

With little going in the way of dignitas, Emil "Magisk" Reif gave his team their first round of the game with a 1v2 clutch, and then he also pulled off a quad kill in the final round to help to cut the gap to nine rounds.

dignitas had a great chance to get back into the game following a terrific start to the pistol round, but they were swept away by a 1v4 clutch from Filip "NEO" Kubski. Despite losing the following round, Virtus.pro quickly regained control of the game and eventually sealed a convincing 16-4 win.

The whole squad ran to hug neo after match-winning 1v5

Virtus.pro move on to the final

Virtus.pro got off to a great start on Cobblestone, overturning a 2v5 situation in the pistol round, with Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski getting three kills to his name. The Polish team kept their momentum going and brought the scoreline to an 8-2 advantage, but dignitas tightened up their defensive during the dying stages of the half and kept the deficit to five rounds.

dignitas came from the break with fire in their bellies as they won nine rounds in a row to get close to map point. Things were looking grim for Virtus.pro, but then their individual talent shone through, with Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas and Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski rescuing the team and restoring parity at 14-14.

With Virtus.pro having plenty of money in the bank and the momentum swinging in their favor, many believed that they had the game in the bag, but dignitas fought back with Tec9s and followed it up with the next round to secure a hard-fought 16-14 success.


Magiskb0Y was on fire throughout the series 

Magisk opened the game with an ace on the Terrorist side of Overpass, but Virtus.pro hit back on eco, resetting the Danes' economy. That round triggered a great run from the Polish giants, who won eight of the following nine rounds, but dignitas kept their composure and won the final four rounds of the half.

Down 6-9, dignitas won the pistol round, only to lose the first anti-eco once again. Virtus.pro went on to add the next two rounds, bringing the scoreline to 12-7, but then dignitas put together a significant run of rounds and equalised the score at 13-13. Tension was palpable on stage, and Virtus.pro's experience proved key as they bagged the next two rounds, with NEO putting the match to bed with a stunning 1vs5 clutch.

Matchpage
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18th September 2016
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Mirage
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14
Cobblestone
16
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Overpass
13

 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 65 - 52 +13 91.4 1.29
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 55 - 51 +4 86.9 1.20
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 63 - 49 +14 74.7 1.15
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 62 - 51 +11 78.5 1.15
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 43 - 60 -17 64.9 0.82
 Dignitas K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 73 - 54 +19 96.5 1.34
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 49 - 55 -6 71.5 0.93
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 51 - 61 -10 73.2 0.91
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO 46 - 56 -10 66.6 0.90
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 44 - 62 -18 67.6 0.79

Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1729
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
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
934
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1515
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Grats to VP! Well played by NEO and co.
2016-09-18 15:57
Please refrain from hunting for first comment and focus instead on reading the news. Irrelevant and offtopic comments will be deleted. This behaviour is not welcome and will be severely moderated.
2016-09-18 16:00
#75
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Slovenia Pitr_d_K 
why would this be offtopic? mod fanboy
2016-09-18 16:02
It is a notification for all the user to see, even for #1 if it is irrelevant/offtopic. Even if not posted by a staff member I guess all the users can take advantage of it. Thank you for your understanding.
2016-09-19 08:03
#124
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Slovenia Pitr_d_K 
Yes i understand. But i don't see how this #1 comment is irrelevant or offtopic.
2016-09-19 09:20
The reason is to post the notification as close to #1 as possible as that is where most 'first post hunters' will look at (even after failing to succeed).
2016-09-19 10:03
#2
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Israel ZiinTotH 
neo is a frickin god
2016-09-18 15:57
feelsbad to be magisk right now. He played amazingly.
2016-09-18 15:57
well done vp, I am proud
2016-09-18 15:57
god neo
2016-09-18 15:57
#12
trace | 
World BIG. 
n1 ns plow
2016-09-18 15:57
What a crazy clutch from NEO to close it out, ggwp
2016-09-18 15:57
god neo
2016-09-18 15:57
this was for expected really...
2016-09-18 15:57
#18
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Turkey BaraNn_ 
GOD NEO
2016-09-18 15:57
Neo showed who is who in CS. GOD of 1.6 and TOP1 player GOD of CSGO and top5 player
2016-09-18 15:58
#101
CIS Ume 
GOD of CSGO and top5 player LOL! One clutch versus tier2 dignitas doesnt make you top 5 in csgo. You really got a short memory huh?
2016-09-18 16:17
#106
TACO | 
Brazil TonimSan 
You got a short memory! NEO is a legend in CSGO too, won major, a lot of memorable matches, plays for the same lineup for a lot time... Show more respect to a god!
2016-09-18 16:29
#107
CIS Ume 
Sure, but hes not a top 5 player in csgo. In csgo he mostly got carried by snax and byali. He was a legend in 1.6 but faded away in csgo.
2016-09-18 16:31
Chill m8. Its just my point of view :)
2016-09-18 18:32
#31
KRIMZ | 
Sweden gigal 
Go vp!
2016-09-18 15:57
#33
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Macau Bent0 
nice one vp <3
2016-09-18 15:57
Izi
2016-09-18 15:57
GOD NEO
2016-09-18 15:57
ez for neo
2016-09-18 15:57
ez neo
2016-09-18 15:57
neo god
2016-09-18 15:57
Neo is fucking GOD, deal with it
2016-09-18 15:57
LEGEND NEO!
2016-09-18 15:57
#43
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
NEO
2016-09-18 15:57
#44
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Australia SHAMALOV 
rip 1
2016-09-18 15:57
#45
Poland MaYy 
well playet both teams
2016-09-18 15:57
#46
Jame | 
Iceland xijmplr 
nijo clutch ftw =D
2016-09-18 15:57
vp the bestest
2016-09-18 15:57
NEO
2016-09-18 15:57
wombocombo
2016-09-18 15:57
#50
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Denmark Muamelele 
KING NEOOO
2016-09-18 15:57
NEO CS GOD
2016-09-18 15:58
Neo the LEGEND! That was awesome to see from such legend, that shows how he reads the game. <3 NEO
2016-09-18 15:58
#58
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Poland crouzzz 
GOD NEOOOOOOO OOo amazing player :OOOO
2016-09-18 15:58
#59
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Poland sajlent 
THE GOD OF CS SHOWED UP AGAIN
2016-09-18 15:58
LUL NEO
2016-09-18 15:58
NEOOOOO WITH THE 1 V 5 CLUTCH WHAT ARE U DOING NEO
2016-09-18 15:59
#63
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Denmark FeNoM_XD 
poor magisk...
2016-09-18 15:59
+1
2016-09-18 16:02
WE'RE SO PROUD OF YOU NEO <3
2016-09-18 15:59
#65
CIS Ume 
Neo had one good round lol. 1vs5 when they had pistols, nice but very overrated round.
2016-09-18 15:59
#67
World B-eZ 
2x 1vs5
2016-09-18 16:00
#72
CIS Ume 
two good rounds. Still 1.11 rating versus tier 2-3 Dignitas. Legend? Not really.
2016-09-18 16:01
Dignitas is like tier1.5 they put a good fight against tier1 teams
2016-09-18 16:05
Why Do you have to be like this
2016-09-18 16:07
#70
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United Arab Emirates p1peb0mb 
they all had aks when its was 1v3
2016-09-18 16:00
The had 3aks and and full armor when they went for the retake
2016-09-18 16:03
#69
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Poland Marcines 
pasha worse than msl LOL
2016-09-18 16:00
NEOOOOOOOOO
2016-09-18 16:00
neo from the matrix
2016-09-18 16:02
#77
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Poland mamba99999 
I guess the f0rest vs. NEO duel is clear. BTW, he won a 1vs5, fix this pls.
2016-09-18 16:06
#85
CIS Ume 
f0rest > neo. one 1vs5 versus tier 2 force buy doesnt change that.
2016-09-18 16:08
+1
2016-09-18 16:15
#82
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
retards here having a short memory as always
2016-09-18 16:06
#91
CIS Ume 
+1000
2016-09-18 16:10
Remembered my words ? VP will win this tournament
2016-09-18 16:08
Good Match, magisk was amazing.
2016-09-18 16:08
#95
CIS Ume 
he really was. However, retards with short memory only remembers Neos 1vs5 clutch versus Dignitas forcebuy.
2016-09-18 16:12
#105
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Estonia swag420weed 
Pique plays amazingly in defense, but these retards only remember Messi flashy plays&goals
2016-09-18 16:25
Some people here have big butthurt, because neo has so many fans :D. I DONT CARE if they are retarded, polish or "glory hunters". Don't say neo is bad, because dignitas isn't t1 team.
2016-09-18 16:10
#96
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Russia houpps 
Old school is best. Praise Neo
2016-09-18 16:13
#98
aizy | 
Poland flvcko 
pls kick BOT MSL
2016-09-18 16:14
#115
Xyp9x | 
Iceland Fridd 
Well.. He is the "IGL" and they genuinely do not get as many kills as the rest of the players, therefore, seemingly poor KDA.
2016-09-18 17:36
yes i know but 44-62 k/d ratio is unnoticeable. Many other IGLs not only make own frag almost 1.0 ratio but also lead their team
2016-09-18 17:41
#119
Xyp9x | 
Iceland Fridd 
Agreed. He may know many strategies but he also needs to bring in more kills. There is no doubt about that.
2016-09-18 17:42
thats what i want to talk to
2016-09-18 17:43
o scoorvesoon
2016-09-18 16:15
NEO WAS A GOD, MSL was a still bot
2016-09-18 16:20
#116
Xyp9x | 
Iceland Fridd 
Again, he is the IGL. His job isn't about getting all the frags.
2016-09-18 17:36
yes i know but 44-62 k/d ratio is unnoticeable. Many other IGLs not only make own frag almost 1.0 ratio but also lead their team
2016-09-18 17:42
Neo forever!!! institution!!! docent!!!
2016-09-18 16:21
-pasha PLEASE!
2016-09-18 16:38
MagiskGod
2016-09-18 16:40
#111
s1mple | 
World howa1 
danish cs routine in general: 1.wake up 2.play cs 3.choke away to a defeat. 4.repeat
2016-09-18 16:42
3. have a good advantage* 4. choke away to a defeat 5. repeat
2016-09-18 16:44
hi
2016-09-18 17:00
#122
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Israel Netanyahu 
GG
2016-09-18 18:43
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