Assembly Winter 2017 hits playoffs

The playoffs of Assembly Winter 2017 are upon us after the first day, in which four groups played out their matches. With eight teams already out, we move to the playoffs in the final day of play in Helsinki.

Coming out on top of the first group, Group A, is Outlaws. The Bulgarian team, one of the favored teams to take the whole tournament, won their first two maps without skipping a beat. Early in the day, they took out Conquer and Platinium to take the top seed, ending the day with the highest round difference in the tournament (+17).


Maniac's Platinium was unable to make it through the group stage

On the other side of the spectrum were Dead Pixels, who were out after two. It was finally Conquer and Platinium—with Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez in its ranks—playing for the second seed in Group A. T

he decider started out on Mirage, Platinium’s pick, but it was the local team who were able to steal it, 16-14, after coming back on the terrorist side. The second map, Dust2, went the way of Conquer once again. Worth mentioning is Henri "henkka" Mattanen, who closed out the match with 102.7 ADR and a 1.57 rating.

Matchpage
2
0
3rd February 2017
16
Mirage
14
16
Dust2
9

 Conquer K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Henri 'henkka' Mattanenhenkka 50 - 30 +20 88.9 1.40
Finland Henri 'heku' Anttalainenheku 34 - 24 +10 80.2 1.33
Finland Lauri 'pietola' Hietalapietola 47 - 36 +11 85.2 1.28
Finland Arttu 'APEHEHE' NikkiläAPEHEHE 33 - 36 -3 72.9 0.99
Finland Johannes 'HiSTELI' PoikelaHiSTELI 33 - 33 0 62.3 0.95
 Platinium K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' QuiquerezManiac 37 - 39 -2 74.9 1.02
Sweden Max 'quix' Lindkvistquix 37 - 42 -5 68.7 0.95
Sweden Fredrik 'FREDDyFROG' GustafssonFREDDyFROG 34 - 36 -2 74.6 0.93
Sweden Joakim 'Relaxa' GustafssonRelaxa 30 - 39 -9 60.1 0.79
Sweden Daniel 'djL' NarancicdjL 21 - 41 -20 52.6 0.63

The first team to make it out of Group B were the Germans of Null element. To get their first place after the opening and winners’ matches of the group, Planetkey had to take out two French teams, Vexed and dizLown. With the locals of Paranoia out, it was the two French teams who would have to fight for second place.


Vexed underwhelmed in Helsinki

While Vexed may have been the favored team ahead of the match, the play in the server didn’t go their way meaning David "devoduvek" Dobrosavljevic, who has been connected to Envy, went out in groups in what could be his last match with the team.

For dizLown, who took two maps without letting Vexed even get double digits on any of them, the driving force was Julien "PetitSkel" Marcantoni, who had 111.2 ADR and a 1.44 rating at the end of the match.

Matchpage
0
2
3rd February 2017
8
Nuke
16

 Vexed K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 33 - 28 +5 89.9 1.23
France David 'devoduvek' Dobrosavljevicdevoduvek 25 - 37 -12 77.8 0.76
France Ali 'hAdji' HaïnousshAdji 26 - 39 -13 66.0 0.75
Belgium Victor 'Roombang' HenkinetRoombang 24 - 37 -13 72.4 0.73
France Steve 'jarod' Cohenjarod 21 - 33 -12 44.7 0.64
 dizLown K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Julien 'PetitSkel' MarcantoniPetitSkel 43 - 24 +19 111.2 1.68
France Paul 'META' MoussajeeMETA 41 - 29 +12 87.1 1.39
France Guillaume 'XpG' VeronXpG 30 - 23 +7 71.2 1.31
France Lambert 'Lambert' PrigentLambert 31 - 23 +8 60.5 1.13
France Paul 'Polox' BarbePolox 29 - 31 -2 75.8 1.02

Group C had a clear favorite, Singularity, who were easily able to take the top seed after beating both of the Finnish teams in the group. After losing to SkitLite in the opener and beating ex-Findictus in the losers’ match, it was x6tence’s turn to get another shot at SkitLite in the decider.


Inzta and co. had no problems in Group C

The Spanish team started winning their pick in the only decider match of the day to go all the way to three maps. On Cobblestone, x6tence won by an ample 16-7 margin. The second map, a replay of Mirage, which SkitLite had won in the opening match, once again went to the Finns, in large part thanks to a particularly strong Joonas "aune" Rantala.

Finally, it was down to Train, a map x6tence clearly prepared better than the Finns as the Spaniards got a 14-1 lead at the half in large part thanks to David "Kairi" de Miguel’s AWPing, and were able to close out without giving another round up after the break.

Matchpage
2
1
3rd February 2017
11
Mirage
16
16
Train
1

 x6tence K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Spain David 'Kairi' de MiguelKairi 61 - 34 +27 97.4 1.47
Spain Aitor 'SOKER' FernándezSOKER 58 - 40 +18 88.2 1.37
Spain Antonio 'FlipiN' Rivas del ReyFlipiN 52 - 38 +14 83.3 1.17
Spain Galder 'bladE' BarcenabladE 38 - 42 -4 61.9 1.05
Spain Omar 'arki' Chakkorarki 39 - 40 -1 69.4 0.99
 SkitLite K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Joonas 'aune' Rantalaaune 50 - 46 +4 81.0 1.09
Finland Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial 37 - 49 -12 66.9 0.87
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salosergej 41 - 52 -11 63.5 0.84
Finland Elden 'KIPSIk' EvertKIPSIk 36 - 51 -15 66.3 0.80
Finland Pasi 'RAIMOVORMISTO' KoskinenRAIMOVORMISTO 29 - 51 -22 60.6 0.71

The last group, Group D, had some of the most curious storylines of the tournament. First, it was the group in which Aleksi "allu" Jalli and Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen were going to play in their RatsOfTheYear mix. Also, it was also where the local favorites, iGame.com, were placed. However, the show was stolen by a third Finnish team, the unknown Rynnäkköviikset. The underdog Finns won against both iGame.com and RatsOfTheYear for a top seed into the playoffs.


allu and lurppis' mix fell short against the group's dark horse and iGame.com

With MnM losing to the other two Finnish teams, it was the turn of iGame.com and RatsOfTheYear to face-off for the last spot in the playoffs. The match started on iGame.com’s pick, Train, where allu had a very strong showing, but no amount of carrying would get his team through the gate, and iGame.com took it 16-11.

On the second map, Cache, the match went down to the wire. With a several round lead going into the end of the match, Null element and co. were unable to hold on and it was finally iGame.com who were able to make the comeback and move on to the next round.

Matchpage
2
0
3rd February 2017
16
Train
11
16
Cache
14

 iGame.com K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Lasse 'ZOREE' UronenZOREE 52 - 30 +22 91.3 1.43
Finland Eetu 'sAw' SahasAw 42 - 32 +10 70.8 1.19
Finland Saku 'SAGGERTON' JokinenSAGGERTON 45 - 39 +6 83.2 1.12
Finland Juho 'juho' Lampinenjuho 38 - 39 -1 69.6 1.12
Finland Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN 31 - 38 -7 67.9 0.90
 RatsOfTheYear K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 63 - 42 +21 117.4 1.61
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 40 - 40 0 70.8 0.96
Finland Hannu 'H^N' PohjalainenH^N 29 - 42 -13 57.9 0.79
Finland Tomi 'lurppis' Kovanenlurppis 24 - 43 -19 54.4 0.66
Finland Niko 'naSu' KovanennaSu 22 - 42 -20 61.0 0.65

Here are the quarterfinal match-ups:

Bulgaria Outlaws vs. Finland iGame.com
Germany Planetkey vs. Spain x6tence
Denmark Singularity vs. France dizLown
Finland Rynnäkköviikset vs. Finland Conquer
Finland Henri 'henkka' Mattanen
Henri 'henkka' Mattanen
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
31
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
France Julien 'PetitSkel' Marcantoni
Julien 'PetitSkel' Marcantoni
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
337
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
Spain David 'Kairi' de Miguel
David 'Kairi' de Miguel
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
387
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
France David 'devoduvek' Dobrosavljevic
David 'devoduvek' Dobrosavljevic
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
564
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Finland Tomi 'lurppis' Kovanen
Tomi 'lurppis' Kovanen
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
28
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Finland Joonas 'aune' Rantala
Joonas 'aune' Rantala
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
221
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1396
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
830
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
nice one
2017-02-04 05:04
lul
2017-02-04 05:05
Cool
2017-02-04 05:04
Devoduvek, the next nv player. Sick stats
2017-02-04 05:05
#37
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France Zodyy 
+1 why dont they buyout to1nou
2017-02-04 09:22
To1nou would be a good choice, they need someone to awp so happy isn't awping
2017-02-04 14:46
#50
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Europe KappaKaako 
its actually a good sign because when Devil played good in assembly he turned into shit
2017-02-04 13:59
Ez iGame
2017-02-04 05:06
ENCE
2017-02-04 05:06
iGame vs x6tence finals let's gooo
2017-02-04 05:06
Allu, lurrpis, and suNny wtf?
2017-02-04 05:06
#38
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Finland coswell 
They couldnt carry the Kovanen bros through. It was expected.
2017-02-04 09:34
it's called mixteam
2017-02-04 09:36
#16
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Sweden godname 
godAllu
2017-02-04 05:07
GOD ALLU
2017-02-04 05:08
What, who, where, when?
2017-02-04 05:14
#22
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Australia JoshHartSZN 
Nice Kairi
2017-02-04 05:15
ez4igame
2017-02-04 05:16
wow lurppis feeder haha
2017-02-04 05:27
ez 4 allu lurppis
2017-02-04 05:33
Guys please tell me why is allu playing for a different team?
2017-02-04 06:23
It is just a mix.
2017-02-04 06:54
#29
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Finland kappaboi 
allu smurfing
2017-02-04 07:24
If ROTY would have been allu, jOELZ, suNny, juhob and zehN, they would have won this Assembly.
2017-02-04 07:24
#31
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
EZ FOR OUR GOD AND NEW BALKAN KING CERQ
2017-02-04 07:30
#32
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
ez Teodor 'SPELLAN' Nikolov Preslav 'acl' Pavlov Petar 'Partodis' Cholakov Cvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov Ivan 'Rock1nG' Stratiev #RUNOUTLAWS
2017-02-04 07:31
#33
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Finland Jonzu95 
if iGame can't beat Outlaws, then it will be the bulgarians to win the event.
2017-02-04 07:46
#42
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
the winner of igame/outlaws will win the whole event most likely
2017-02-04 10:10
#55
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Bulgaria Aztecax 
Highly depends on the maps picked but ya most odds are for the bulgarians.
2017-02-04 20:40
Nt allu
2017-02-04 08:55
#35
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
"Maniac's Platinium were unable to make it passed groups." good englando, typical hltv level
2017-02-04 09:02
EZ4CeRq
2017-02-04 09:38
ez
2017-02-04 09:57
allu best player in the tournament out in group stage biblethump
2017-02-04 10:12
He literally couldn't have carried them harder if he tried, but in the end, who really cares. He's in Faze, and that team is literally lightyears ahead of any Finnish-related endeavour he could have.
2017-02-04 10:36
Imagine if he single handedly wins the whole tournament with 2.00+ rating every single map. He would be crowned as the god of csgo.
2017-02-04 10:43
"Maniac's Platinium were unable to make it passed groups" eSports journalism at its finest EleGiggle
2017-02-04 10:33
Allu KD ratio +21, but wasn't enough.
2017-02-04 11:17
#48
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Lithuania theGUR1 
ez allu
2017-02-04 11:37
uninstall NASU
2017-02-04 13:01
henkka .. damn
2017-02-04 18:07
#56
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Finland AxaFin 
lmao once again gonna be a tournament in Finland where Finland doesn't win
2017-02-04 20:47
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