Virtus.pro edge out Misfits

Virtus.pro got off on the right foot at DreamHack Masters Las Vegas as they beat Misfits 16-12 on Cobblestone.

The match began with Misfits taking the pistol round and following it up with two anti-ecos to get out to a 3-0 lead. Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski then picked up three AWP frags to give Virtus.pro their first round of the game, with the Polish team also securing the next two rounds to equalise the score at 3-3.

A well-timed A split saw Misfits retake the lead, but the North Americans were unable to build on that as they were caught off-guard in a 4v3 situation, with Snax and Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas getting two kills each.

Down 4-5, Misfits found the equaliser with a no-nonsense B push, and they followed that up with two more rounds to put the Polish team with their backs against the wall. But then Filip "NEO" Kubski stepped up the plate, winning a key 1v2 clutch to bring Misfits' streak to an end just when they were about to run away with the lead.


Snax powered Virtus.pro to win a hard-fought game 

Virtus.pro kept Misfits' offense in check in the following round before Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski closed out the half with a 1v2 clutch to give his team a narrow 8-7 lead going into the second half.

Misfits restored parity with another pistol round win, surviving a major scare as they almost spurned a 4v2 situation. Virtus.pro then hit back on a force buy, but it meant nothing for them as the North Americans won the next round in convincing fashion, with Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken getting two fast CZ kills.

The next three rounds also went Misfits' way as Virtus.pro simply found no way past their opponents' defence. It was then that the Poles' offence finally came to life as they bagged seven rounds in a row en-route to a 16-12 victory in their first match in Las Vegas.

Key Moment: NEO won a 1v2 clutch in the 13th round, when Misfits already had a two-round lead. Had the North Americans won the round and they would have been in a comfortable economic situation for the rest of the half. 

PotM: Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski took the PotM award with a 1.31 Rating and several multi-kill rounds, some of which were absolutely critical.

Matchpage
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15th February 2017
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Cobblestone
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 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 26 - 16 +10 91.9 1.49
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 24 - 21 +3 92.1 1.16
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 19 - 19 0 81.1 1.00
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 15 - 19 -4 71.1 0.97
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 17 - 17 0 59.6 0.92
 Misfits K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 23 - 22 +1 100.7 1.31
United States Hunter 'SicK' MimsSicK 20 - 19 +1 82.8 1.17
United States Skyler 'Relyks' WeaverRelyks 20 - 21 -1 76.8 0.97
United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' KhanShahZaM 17 - 21 -4 60.7 0.86
United States Sean 'seang@res' Garesseang@res 12 - 18 -6 44.7 0.71
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1786
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
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1604
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
929
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
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
#1
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Finland neksu 
GOD snax
2017-02-15 22:37
twistzz was also good!!!!
2017-02-15 22:37
GOOD JOB VP, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
2017-02-15 22:37
Nice match!
2017-02-15 22:37
Good job VP, nice try misfits!
2017-02-15 22:37
EZ
2017-02-15 22:37
#14
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Australia DabBoy 
VP to win whole event :D
2017-02-15 22:38
#16
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France Gugus_Patacus 
Luckers
2017-02-15 22:37
Botgares back a it again
2017-02-15 22:37
#20
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United Kingdom ChrisFroome 
Sean is a bot
2017-02-15 22:37
rly weak game from VP but it was enough for NA like always
2017-02-15 22:38
#25
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Brazil VAC0 
this performance was enough for non top20 teams. misfits had the chance even with big mistakes
2017-02-15 22:51
#23
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Poland trancemeister 
typical Virtus.Snax :]
2017-02-15 22:43
not gonna happen nt i.imgur.com/npEWStg.jpg
2017-02-15 22:44
#26
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Denmark potatomato 
Nice.
2017-02-15 22:52
#28
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Argentina func_wall 
They tried harder.
2017-02-15 23:03
#29
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Germany Tunio 
They party all night but still win
2017-02-15 23:14
#30
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Norway just_sAvage 
theres no hate for misfits but even ranks S team could win that match and VP is top 2 team? on "HLTV" ranking? people should start thinking more about those rankings
2017-02-15 23:31
#32
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Norway BigCannon 
ye because one match deciding on what spot you should be lol. I smell typical botnatic fan.
2017-02-16 01:23
#34
Ireland mnc 
Especially after botnatic got ddosied.
2017-02-16 08:40
#35
Other N0ir 
+1
2017-02-16 10:40
when was the last time vp lost to NA team?
2017-02-15 23:41
2017-02-16 02:23
first i thought "no way", then checked for myself... damn ;) hltv.org/?pageid=188&teamid=5378&statsfi..
2017-02-16 11:06
#37
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India TYZ4 
Map? in 2016 Match? probably 2014 hltv.org/?pageid=188&resultid=36055
2017-02-16 11:15
imo map doesnt count if bo3
2017-02-16 15:01
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