VP defeat Gambit, to the playoffs
Virtus.pro defeated Gambit 16-10 on Train and are the first team to grab a playoff spot at the ELEAGUE Atlanta 2017 Major.
Virtus.pro got a good start to the match with a 6-2 lead on the CT side of Train, but got caught off guard in the 9th round when Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko upped the tempo and rush ivy, overwhelming the A site to make it 6-3.
After picking up an anti-eco, Gambit were unable to convert a man advantage situation in the following round due to Paweł "byali" Bieliński picking up three massive M4A1-S kills from the popdog box. Virtus.pro were reset after losing to a B site push, but managed a full eco round win thanks to byali stepping up with three kills one again.
Despite the loss, Gambit mantained composure and secured the final two rounds of their Terrorist half, making the score 7-8.
TaZ in co. are in the playoffs of their 9th consecutive Major
Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas got four kills pushing B on the pistol round to extend the lead for the Poles, starting off a series of round wins for Virtus.pro. After losing five rounds as Counter Terrorists, Gambit managed to stop the rot by simultaneously shutting down pushes both at ivy and on B.
K - D
Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax
22 - 10
Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ
25 - 15
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps
22 - 18
Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali
19 - 15
Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO
10 - 20
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