SK and VP secure their first maps

SK and Virtus.pro have secured their first IEM Katowice victories after defeating Heroic (16-5 on Mirage) and Cloud9 (16-4 on Mirage) respectively.

SK started Mirage as Terrorists and, with a fast mid to A execution, they secured a flawless pistol round. In the 3rd round, after the Danish team stacked at B and killed three opponents, Epitacio "TACO" de Melo and Fernando "fer" Alvarenga almost managed to pull out a 2v4 but Heroic prevailed. In the following one, TACO and Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo won another 2v4 that had guaranteed them a 3-1 lead.


SK didn't fail to secure their first Katowice victory

In the 5th round, a semi-buy from Heroic, which included an AWP at the hands of Jakob "JUGi" Hansen, secured them an one round difference. The game began to be more slow-paced, despite some fast rounds, and the Brazilians held the 12-3 scoreline as the Danish only won one more round in the first half.

Marcelo "coldzera" David opened up the second half with a triple kill followed by a double kill from FalleN. As they won the following round, the Brazilian team had the match point on their hands but lost the next three rounds. In the 21st round, although SK only had two AWPs and three pistols, they secured their first victory at Katowice as they won the map for 16-5.

Brazil
Matchpage
16
5
2nd March 2017
16
Mirage
5

 SK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 26 - 11 +15 124.3 1.95
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 19 - 7 +12 89.0 1.68
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 15 - 9 +6 79.8 1.38
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 15 - 10 +5 75.3 1.36
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 14 - 12 +2 76.5 1.22
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 13 - 18 -5 79.5 0.73
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 10 - 20 -10 60.8 0.55
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 9 - 17 -8 48.7 0.55
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 9 - 17 -8 55.8 0.52
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 8 - 17 -9 43.9 0.48

Virtus.pro game was also played on Mirage. Their T-side pistol round was won with an A execution, but the North American team had a great semi-buy that secured them the 1-1 tie. The Polish squad managed to win the following round with a B execution, and although their adversaries' had good saving rounds, Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski pulled out a 1v2 in the 4th round that secured the round and eventually a 4-1 scoreline for his team.


NEO pulled out an amazing 1hp clutch

Cloud9 didn't want to concede the map and won the 6th round, but the Polish attacking style had assured them a three round lead. In the 9th round, Filip "NEO" Kubski was left out against four and managed to clutched it with 1hp versus three. That play made the North American lose the following save round as the scoreline was now 7-2 for their opponents. From that point, the Polish team lost two more rounds as they had assured an 11-4 lead in the first half.

Virtus.pro won another pistol round, now as Counter-Terrorists, and continued to prevail with a flawless second half as they grabbed their first Katowice map for 16-4.

Matchpage
4
16
2nd March 2017
4
Mirage
16

 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 16 - 15 +1 88.8 1.09
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 10 - 19 -9 63.9 0.62
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 10 - 17 -7 55.3 0.58
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud 5 - 14 -9 42.0 0.56
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 9 - 16 -7 48.1 0.55
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 26 - 8 +18 119.5 2.12
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 20 - 10 +10 103.0 1.71
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 18 - 10 +8 99.2 1.57
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 9 - 10 -1 49.8 0.99
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 8 - 12 -4 45.8 0.94

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1086
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
992
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1142
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
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
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1154
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
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
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
875
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
#1
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Lithuania Tomekas85 
VP will win IEM katowice 2017
2017-03-02 16:14
Lel keep dreamin. Ez faze with niko maan
2017-03-02 16:15
#20
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Germany Tunio 
>faze >winning
2017-03-02 16:16
Choose one
2017-03-02 16:50
vp gonna bid goodbyes today itself.. with 5000$ LUL
2017-03-02 16:15
Dont cry bro ... its normal for VP
2017-03-02 16:25
#3
Finland MIZEE 
gg
2017-03-02 16:14
nice!
2017-03-02 16:14
gg
2017-03-02 16:14
#6
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Finland gamermoment69 
Lets go VP! 2 more
2017-03-02 16:14
#7
World xdxdd 
ez for sk
2017-03-02 16:14
EZ
2017-03-02 16:14
#9
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United Kingdom ChrisFroome 
nice
2017-03-02 16:14
GG EZ FOR TOP TEAMS
2017-03-02 16:14
rip sk
2017-03-02 16:14
SK win
2017-03-02 16:14
#15
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Korea Damianlee 
Shroud keeps underperforming on Mirage why do they bother to play it anyway ...
2017-03-02 16:15
kick shroud
2017-03-02 16:39
pasha 119.6 adr lmao
2017-03-02 16:15
#17
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Poland eksnajn 
NEO1hp
2017-03-02 16:15
#21
HUNDEN | 
Europe Kogut12 
neo 1.6 flashbacks
2017-03-02 16:19
bbye byee shroud ? hahhaha
2017-03-02 16:23
#25
f0rest | 
United States Joby_ 
ez 4 uk
2017-03-02 16:30
pasha rekt shroooood, ez game
2017-03-02 16:33
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