Kinguin, EnVyUs to WESG 2016 Final

Kinguin defeat Virtus.pro 2-0 (16-14 on Dust2 and 16-5 on Mirage) in an upset and EnVyUs take down Space Soldiers 2-1 (8-16 on Cache, 22-19 on Cobblestone, and 16-14 on Dust2) in the WESG 2016 World Finals semifinals.

The semifinals of the $1.5 million WESG 2016 World Finals in Changzhou, China saw Virtus.pro and Kinguin in one match-up and Space Soldiers and Envy in the other as all four teams locked horns for a leviathan $800,000 first place prize.

With VP and EnVyUs both having been billed as heavy favourites ahead of the tournament's commencement (ranked #6 and #11 on our rankings respectively), Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski and crew quickly found themselves on the back foot as Polish rivals and upstarts Kinguin edged out their map pick of Dust2 16-14.


rallen & co. of Kinguin took down Polish rivals VP in a semifinal stunner

Any chance of a classic Golden Five comeback was then quickly snuffed out as a Michał "MICHU" Müller and Mikołaj "mouz" Karolewski led effort on Virtus.pro's map pick of Mirage closed out the map 16-5 and relegated their elite Polish brethren to a 3-4th place finish (dependent on the third place decider later today).

Matchpage
2
0
15th January 2017
16
Dust2
14
16
Mirage
5

 Kinguin K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Michał 'MICHU' MüllerMICHU 39 - 32 +7 93.7 1.34
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowiczrallen 40 - 27 +13 78.2 1.32
Poland Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewskimouz 40 - 31 +9 80.5 1.20
Poland Damian 'Furlan' KislowskiFurlan 30 - 32 -2 67.6 1.06
Poland Grzegorz 'SZPERO' DziamałekSZPERO 38 - 30 +8 68.0 1.05
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 34 - 31 +3 73.5 1.13
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 31 - 37 -6 71.4 1.00
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 32 - 43 -11 84.1 0.94
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 29 - 38 -9 57.5 0.84
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 24 - 40 -16 52.5 0.64

The second semifinal also began in unexpected fashion as Ahmet "paz" Karahoca powered his team to a 16-8 victory on nV's map pick of Cache. The second map of Cobblestone then went the long mile with 9-6 halves being traded and two overtimes playing out; with Kenny "kennyS" Schrub in fine form however, it was the French team who closed out the second map 22-19.

With the decider map being Dust2, Space Soldiers defended the first half with a 9-6 lead. EnVyUs then appeared to have the second pistolround in their hands, but Engin "ngiN" Kor picked up four quick pistol kills in a two-versus-four to give Space Soldiers the round.

However, solid defending from the French team inched them forward and Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer & co. eventually secured a 16-14 victory and moved into the grand finals.

Matchpage
2
1
15th January 2017
8
Cache
16
22
Cobblestone
19
16
Dust2
14

 Envy K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 74 - 69 +5 91.6 1.17
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 72 - 65 +7 72.6 1.08
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 71 - 72 -1 81.4 1.06
France Christophe 'SIXER' XiaSIXER 54 - 60 -6 63.9 0.94
France Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy 51 - 68 -17 67.3 0.83
 Space Soldiers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 84 - 69 +15 97.0 1.32
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahocapaz 82 - 61 +21 88.1 1.30
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' KüpeliMAJ3R 57 - 71 -14 74.6 0.97
Turkey Engin 'ngiN' KorngiN 55 - 58 -3 57.7 0.93
Turkey Çağatay 'DESPE' SedefDESPE 55 - 63 -8 64.1 0.92

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Turkey Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
703
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Poland Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1266
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1434
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
742
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1561
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1426
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1565
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#2
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Libya Neroz44 
Kinguin will win it all
2017-01-15 07:27
#3
Oceania cwns 
unlucky SS
2017-01-15 07:26
Hahaha VP
2017-01-15 07:26
#5
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Kazakhstan Juandro 
unexpected
2017-01-15 07:27
#6
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Brazil patodAkiNg 
n1
2017-01-15 07:26
#8
walle | 
Australia sini_ 
kappa
2017-01-15 07:26
#9
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Chile Cristoff 
lol
2017-01-15 07:26
#10
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China Ottimo1 
rip space solders
2017-01-15 07:26
#13
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Denmark xKhazzard 
ez
2017-01-15 07:26
ENVYUS winner WESG #EnvyGoGo
2017-01-15 07:26
story of vp snax always on top but pasha and taz and neo dragging him down
2017-01-15 07:26
envyus gods of cs!
2017-01-15 07:26
#18
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Turkey Rigney 
Unlucky for spaces :(
2017-01-15 07:27
fuck envy why'd you ruin what could have actually been a good final with some good cs being played... Go kinguin rek these faguettes
2017-01-15 07:29
im so sorry for space soldiers , they just choked .. they re still learning how to play intense lan games
2017-01-15 07:29
good kebab my friend
2017-01-15 09:31
=((((((((((((((((
2017-01-15 16:56
#21
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Portugal dracø 
VP better look at what happened in this tournament and try to fix it asap. Their performances were unacceptable for a team that is going to play the major in less than 2 weeks. Kinguin is looking really solid and if both kinguin and envy keep both their levels they are set to win this tournament. SS lacked the experience to close the map, and that got combined with every star aligning to see envyus in the final. I hope happy gets left out of the french shuffle. His greed on hunting frags costs his team so much and his lurks at this point are laughable.
2017-01-15 07:31
#27
s1mple | 
World howa1 
"Kinguin is looking really solid and if both kinguin and envy keep both their levels they are set to win this tournament." of course one of them has to win lul
2017-01-15 07:34
#28
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Portugal dracø 
Rephrasing: If both teams keep this level of play, kinguin is going to win the tournament.
2017-01-15 07:37
#32
s1mple | 
World howa1 
Kinguin to win more money than whoever wins the major lul
2017-01-15 07:43
#33
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Portugal dracø 
Yeah it's crazy lol. A terrible tournament > major. Volvo please!
2017-01-15 07:44
#42
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Finland jeti 
You know it's almost impossible to move prize money out of China?
2017-01-15 08:41
#44
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Portugal dracø 
Looking at the sponsors of the tournament I don't think that'll be a problem. But then again, it wouldn't surprise me much if they promised such a high amount knowing they'd keep it.
2017-01-15 08:43
#45
 | 
Finland jeti 
I saw some other eSports game pros post about it on reddit, sorry can't link it rn, but it talked about how shitty the Chinese bank system is to transfer to other banks.
2017-01-15 08:44
4 years contract
2017-01-15 07:31
#23
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Poland mamba99999 
definitely not expected.
2017-01-15 07:31
1.2 million between them both. Daaaaaamnnn
2017-01-15 07:31
#25
 | 
Turkey sessizjohn 
unlucky space ://
2017-01-15 07:32
#26
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
vp in 2k17 4Head 4TaZ
2017-01-15 07:33
Back to stronger. Remember
2017-01-15 07:40
#34
World B-eZ 
Yes they'll be back stronger as always KAPPA
2017-01-15 07:45
#30
 | 
Australia JoshHartSZN 
At this point VP is either tanking as not to reveal anything for the major or they have just lost their edge over the holidays. Hoping for the former but it could very well be the latter
2017-01-15 07:42
#36
rain | 
Saudi Arabia notsure 
WITHOUT Astralis, Sk, Optic, NiP, North, Faze, Cloud9, Natus Vincere, G2, Mousesports Fnatic and other big teams !!! The easiest 800K USD ever in electronic sport history and... VP lost HAHAHA !!! What a GREAT DAY !!! I hope they no advance from group stage of any turnament. Maybe they to understend pasha and taz are useless this days.
2017-01-15 07:56
So is neo, tbh..
2017-01-15 08:05
#38
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CIS Bizkid13 
omg, this final... tier 8 teams tier 100 tournament tier 1 prize pool this is so sad
2017-01-15 08:08
FeelsBadMan
2017-01-15 08:10
VP thrown it obviously no way kinguin could win it lol and look they now are playing good again vs SS, wtf
2017-01-15 08:36
#47
World B-eZ 
SS is tilted af, they should win against envy. They dont have any motivation and obviously VP is better, but kinguin was much more better
2017-01-15 09:23
#61
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Poland NoMoreGames 
lol sure :) lame point of view. "They dont have any motivation" when they could get 60 k or 200k why you are so silly ? same with vp they should won dust2 but they didnt :P
2017-01-15 11:49
#46
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Romania skymeisteRr 
come on ENVY! You know you can do it! We know you can do it! #Let'sMakeENVYUSgreatAgain!
2017-01-15 09:19
#48
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Sweden pontus767 
Always loved Envy. Even tho they are a weak team in todays situation they will still win the worlds biggest tournament of ALL time! GO GO ENVY!!!
2017-01-15 09:29
tfw you don't even have to be good to be rich anymore, just need to go to china
2017-01-15 12:15
#68
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Sweden pontus767 
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2017-01-15 12:15
#50
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
ez $_$
2017-01-15 09:45
HAHAH VP, can't even win a tournament like this, holy shit time to retire TaZ. And glad to see the fckin turks losing
2017-01-15 09:54
IT was Nice throw to help their polish friends to finally win something, just look on the map rrcord before(1-18 for vp)
2017-01-15 10:12
> 1,5m dollar > throw pick one
2017-01-15 11:01
geez are you braindead? vp will play 100000 more tournaments this year, and they have just renewed their contracts for another 4 years. VP just wanted to help their younger polish mates from kinguin because they wont have so many opportunities as vp have
2017-01-15 11:12
it's possible but unlikly. we will never know. and aslong no VP member will admit this, we have to assume Kinguin won legitimate. such allegations won't get you anywhere and it's rather pretty "braindead" to assume you are 100% right.
2017-01-15 11:50
are you watching the final? im 100% sure they threw this, typical for them
2017-01-15 13:38
no I'm afraid I didn't. I respect your opinion and if you watched the game and believe it looked like a throw I understand why you are convinced that it actually was one. Cheers
2017-01-15 15:07
#53
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China Paracios 
tier 3 tournament
2017-01-15 10:16
#54
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
Kinguin got 400k usd safe :'DDD
2017-01-15 10:25
#56
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United Kingdom tr4c 
2016?
2017-01-15 10:39
#59
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Europe AccountName 
VP saving strats for major. xD Kappa
2017-01-15 11:23
EnvyUs can only win if things go like vs SS. Only with KennyS, NBK and Apex as the best on the team, this team ahs any chance of going far.
2017-01-15 11:28
im so tired already and deelays ofc
2017-01-15 12:06
lol
2017-01-15 12:07
Virtus Pro throws to get 200k (3rd place) so Kinguin can bank some money because they really need it.
2017-01-15 12:10
Vp top 1 was a bad joke
2017-01-15 13:07
#72
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Spain akproxx 
"For the next four years the best team in the world will continue playing for our organization, and I am sure we going to have a lot of victories and pleasant moments as well as a lot of work to do," Roman Dvoryankin, Virtus.pro General Manager Roman Dvoryankin said in a statement."
2017-01-15 14:56
#74
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Argentina ivanpb 
sixer vs maj3r :'( good old mates
2017-01-15 16:07
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