Vega Squadron defeat pro100, to Major Qualifier

Vega Squadron qualified for their second Major Qualifier by defeating pro100 with a 2-1 scoreline (22-19 Cache, 14-16 Mirage, 16-11 Nuke).

The consolidation final of the CIS Minor was the match that decided which team would get a PGL Major Krakow 2017 Main Qualifier spot and represent CIS—alongside the already qualified Tengri. In a rematch of the semi-final, Vega Squadron, who secured a one-sided victory in the first matchup, took on pro100.

The first part of the veto went the same, with Vega Squadron picking Cache to start off the series. This time around, pro100 started as Terrorists and got a decent, six-round half. After the switch and powered by a great game by Igor "crush" Shevchenkopro100 managed to get to 15 rounds, but couldn't close out and Vega Squadron made the match go to overtime.

Mirroring crush's performance for Vega Squadron was Nikolay "mir" Bityukov. The 21-year-old Russian put up 40 kills in the first map, helping his team secure the victory on Cache after two overtimes.

Vega Squadron are in the Major Qualifier after a thriller series

For the second map pro100 picked Mirage, switching away from Nuke that they picked in the first series. At the start of the T side, Vadim "Flarich" Karetin's team picked up three rounds, but Vega Squadron picked up the following eight, seemingly putting up a great CT side. However, after a clean round that was opened up by Sergey "smike" Sklyarenko's AWP, the Ukrainian side managed to close down the lead to only round, making it 8-7 before they switched to CT.

The round winning streak was continued on the CT side, allowing pro100 to take the lead in the match, but only for a short period. From 11-11 onwards, the match was seemingly in any team's hands, but Leonard "kenzor" Volodarchuk's 1v1 clutch against Dmitriy "jR" Chervak on the B site that made the score 14-14 broke the economy of Vega Squadron, leaving them on the losing side of a 16-14.

smike's team put up a good fight, but they weren't able to secure a Major Qualifier spot

On Nuke, the decider map, pro100 had a great CT side thanks to winning the crucial money-reset rounds. With the economy working in their favor, the Ukrainian side managed to get a 10-5 lead in the first half.

In the second pistol round, mir and Pavel "hutji" Lashkov picked up two kills apiece and kickstarted Vega Squadron's comeback from the CT side of Nuke. It was looking bleak for pro100 as, round after round, they were unable to breach the Russian team's defenses.

Flarich and co. were already down 10-13 when they got a Terrorist round by attacking B, but it was too little too late and Vega Squadron closed out the game shortly after, with a 16-11 scoreline.

Matchpage
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2
11th June 2017
19
Cache
22
16
Mirage
14
11
Nuke
16

 pro100 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Leonard 'kenzor' Volodarchukkenzor 78 - 67 +11 85.9 1.18
Ukraine Sergey 'smike' Sklyarenkosmike 83 - 67 +16 78.2 1.16
Ukraine Igor 'crush' Shevchenkocrush 63 - 71 -8 75.2 0.97
Latvia Vadim 'Flarich' KaretinFlarich 62 - 73 -11 73.7 0.95
Ukraine Dima 'def' Lemeshchukdef 49 - 71 -22 63.8 0.88
 Vega Squadron K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukovmir 87 - 73 +14 97.4 1.33
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper 71 - 67 +4 78.2 1.08
Russia Sergey 'keshandr' Nikishinkeshandr 72 - 66 +6 74.9 1.07
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' ChervakjR 58 - 58 0 60.4 0.94
Russia Pavel 'hutji' Lashkovhutji 60 - 72 -12 70.1 0.91

With this result, Vega Squadron will once again be at a Major Qualifier. The full team list for the PGL Major Krakow 2017 Main Qualifier is available below:

Sweden GODSENT France G2
United States Liquid Europe mousesports
North America OpTic Europe HellRaisers
CIS FlipSid3 Australia Renegades
China TYLOO Kazakhstan Tengri
Brazil Immortals
Russia Vega Squadron
Other Americas Minor #2 Europe EU Minor #1
Europe EU Minor #2 Europe EU Minor #3
Ukraine Igor 'crush' Shevchenko
Igor 'crush' Shevchenko
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
563
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Sergey 'smike' Sklyarenko
Sergey 'smike' Sklyarenko
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
462
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.10
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
489
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Latvia Vadim 'Flarich' Karetin
Vadim 'Flarich' Karetin
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
616
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
522
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Russia Pavel 'hutji' Lashkov
Pavel 'hutji' Lashkov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
410
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Leonard 'kenzor' Volodarchuk
Leonard 'kenzor' Volodarchuk
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
567
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Expected
2017-06-11 19:06
ez
2017-06-11 19:06
ez mir
2017-06-11 19:06
Smike is better.
2017-06-11 19:07
no xd also toxic af
2017-06-11 19:08
Mir+electronic deserve better teams for sure. Still gj Vega. The problem is they have pretty weak awper. Even though he is igl.
2017-06-11 19:23
-hutji -keshandr +smike +electronic too strong
2017-06-11 19:33
#51
device | 
Russia Gr0wlGF 
or +kENZOR
2017-06-11 20:59
#6
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Russia HLTV_Admin 
gg , nt kenzor
2017-06-11 19:06
#8
Snax | 
Poland Mikkyy 
Ez for Vega
2017-06-11 19:06
#10
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
mirgod gz vega
2017-06-11 19:08
expected throw after 10-5
2017-06-11 19:08
#13
Brazil BrN5 
If a CIS team will play the Krakow Major, this team will be Vega Squadron..
2017-06-11 19:09
#23
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Russia xtkjdtr01 
what about gambit?
2017-06-11 19:14
#25
Brazil BrN5 
I´m justing write about CIS teams that will play the Qualify... :D
2017-06-11 19:15
#14
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
Inb4 Vega Squadron knocks out G2
2017-06-11 19:09
#17
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
Where's GamerZ
2017-06-11 19:11
why 3 slots on Eu minor? why not 3 slots in CIS MINOR!?
2017-06-11 19:11
#26
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United States ATC_Goat 
Because after the French shuffle between G2 and EnVyUs there were only 7 teams with qualifier status.
2017-06-11 19:19
#28
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Poland P4wl1k 
Because Envy lost their spot in quali (too many players from diffrent teams). Also pls EU scene is way better than CIS
2017-06-11 19:20
#46
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Austria Faguette 
they dont even deserve 2
2017-06-11 20:26
Very good effort by pro100, gg vega!
2017-06-11 19:12
mir is such a monster.
2017-06-11 19:35
Hope to see Vega in major, I really want to see new stickers and shit. Pro100 would be welcome too.
2017-06-11 19:35
Expected
2017-06-11 19:54
G2 lol. So ez to major. Don't know why but I'm waiting for the Major Qualifier even more than for the Major. Let's see some new faces!
2017-06-11 19:57
unfortunately no NiP waiting for them lul
2017-06-11 20:06
#47
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Spain Alser 
NiP must be scared! Oh wait they're just sad
2017-06-11 20:34
#48
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Ukraine ravenous150 
nt pro100. Next time
2017-06-11 20:37
#50
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Lithuania Afgan` 
-def +jR or mir
2017-06-11 20:59
no shit teams like NiP, Vega will out with 0-3 scrore
2017-06-11 21:08
#53
United States fff 
rip tengri
2017-06-11 21:24
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