OpTic lose to Vega; on verge of elimination

Vega Squadron go 1-1 in the tournament after beating OpTic, 16-10, on Train.

The first round of the map went the way of Vega Squadron, as the Russian-Ukrainian team retook an inner plant and defused the bomb. Vega Squadron then went on to win the first gun round with Leonid "chopper" Vishnyakov getting three UMP-45 kills against AKs. Finally, the North American-Spanish side got on the board in the fifth round, and followed it up on the sixth, with executes on both the inside and outside sites. Eventually OpTic turned the first half around, taking it 6-9.

mir was vital to Vega’s success against OpTic

After switching sides, Vega Squadron won the second pistol round, with several players spread out throughout the map catching OpTic on the rotations. After winning the anti-ecos, Vega Squadron took the lead,11-10, by winning the first gun round. The Russian-Ukrainian team, with the momentum on their side and with Nikolay "mir" Bityukov leading the way, closed the match out, 16-10.

 Vega Squadron K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukovmir 28 - 17 +11 115.8 1.58
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' ChervakjR 21 - 12 +9 81.6 1.41
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper 24 - 16 +8 87.0 1.40
Russia Pavel 'hutji' Lashkovhutji 22 - 18 +4 86.5 1.28
Russia Sergey 'keshandr' Nikishinkeshandr 10 - 19 -9 66.3 0.76
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 16 - 20 -4 76.2 1.00
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 17 - 19 -2 64.5 0.92
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 15 - 20 -5 76.7 0.91
United States James 'hazed' Cobbhazed 18 - 24 -6 79.6 0.90
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 16 - 22 -6 72.0 0.87

Below you can see how the Swiss stage is looking:

2-0
Europe PENTA
1-0
Europe mousesports United States Cloud9
Europe HellRaisers CIS FlipSid3
France G2 Sweden GODSENT
1-1
Russia Vega Squadron  United States Liquid
0-1
Norway Dignitas Brazil Immortals
Australia Renegades China TYLOO
Germany BIG Kazakhstan Tengri
0-2
United States OpTic
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
556
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
514
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
It's the end of an era - You lost Optic, good job, you killed the dreams of a man who wanted nothing more than to find a family of his own. Do you feel satisfied now? will you sleep better at night knowing you have achieved supreme victory with losing? Whatever I had coming, I got on my own ten fold... But selfish players have nothing better to do with their lives then drive a knife deeper into my back, over and over again... I will sleep at night peacefully now, knowing you can never find me or hurt me again.
2017-06-30 11:18
NA CS LUL
2017-06-30 11:18
Lmao Vega squadron is like tier50 team and one of NA's best teams loses to it lol
2017-06-30 11:24
nt Lurrpis
2017-06-30 11:30
HAAHAHAHAHAH NA CS
2017-06-30 11:35
#68
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Spain Wakeful_ 
Michell has to get out of there
2017-06-30 13:07
#69
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Spain Wakeful_ 
Mixwell* fucking mobile lmao
2017-06-30 13:07
#70
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
-jdm+mixwell soon inc
2017-06-30 13:10
pls no he's just as bad if not worse
2017-07-01 05:32
#107
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
nope you kidding :D
2017-07-01 09:43
#81
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Czech Republic realProkda 
nt michell
2017-06-30 14:39
#105
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United States STERBENVII 
NiP KILLER reawakened
2017-07-01 06:33
#8
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Singapore acels 
Wut
2017-06-30 11:19
#10
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Myanmar Lemo2K 
Rip NA
2017-06-30 11:21
nice copy pasta
2017-06-30 11:19
WT FWHY SO FAST and So Loongg
2017-06-30 11:19
ctrl + v
2017-07-01 05:33
Oh some lucky
2017-07-01 17:42
Vega > OpTic > NiP
2017-06-30 11:19
Everyone>nip
2017-06-30 22:22
nice title lul
2017-06-30 11:19
#11
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Algeria FATALSki 
nice
2017-06-30 11:19
time for optic to disband and hazed to get fired?
2017-06-30 11:19
#15
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Serbia livefour 
So ez for my russian friends
2017-06-30 11:19
#16
mir | 
United States Clem666 
#OnlyVega
2017-06-30 11:19
#18
f0rest | 
Russia SokoLov 
VEGAAAA
2017-06-30 11:19
#19
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Lithuania mimfex 
congratz boyyz!
2017-06-30 11:19
#20
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India transformer 
Optic are becoming one of the best team to one of the worst, hope they fix the issues in team and play hard in next matches and qualify for major. GG VEGA
2017-06-30 11:20
#29
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Serbia livefour 
Its funny how stanislaw left optic to join liquid when they were good enough to compete with best teams, and now both teams suck.
2017-06-30 11:24
#33
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China TimeIsMoney 
+1
2017-06-30 11:29
#34
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India transformer 
True that
2017-06-30 11:29
lol, you are right
2017-06-30 11:49
IKR, after shiftislaw left optic haven't found a replaced that's good (*cough* hazed) but arya might be a good replacement as igl after splice said fuck you to him
2017-06-30 11:56
#57
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United Kingdom M0rr1s 
liquid are on the way up, it took stan 6-8 months to get optic in championship winning state. He's had 5 with liquid and had a top 4 placing at one of the biggest events they've gone to and just last even beating fnatic in convincing fashon and taking astralis' best map off of them "but liquid lost 16-3 to penta LOL" Best of ones! Liquid played like shit and that wasn't their average performance I've still got faith
2017-06-30 12:08
#59
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Serbia livefour 
butthurt fanboy they suck, thats it
2017-06-30 12:08
#85
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United Kingdom M0rr1s 
not butthurt at all liquid will be top 10 in the world in a couple of months, at least the team i support attends events...
2017-06-30 16:00
#86
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Serbia livefour 
Of course i am going to support my local team, i know where i am from.
2017-06-30 16:13
#93
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United Kingdom M0rr1s 
so i should support a shit uk team that i'll never get to see at a big lan? Because they're "my local team" Don't kid yourself ...
2017-07-01 00:48
Liquid are #9 right now. By the end of the year, I can see them around the top 5 area or battling for it
2017-07-01 01:24
#99
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United States _waterrr 
Do you really believe by the end of the year Liquid could contend with the current top 4? Because I don't.
2017-07-01 05:15
Yeah I do. I trust stanislaw and he's already pushing Liquid higher and higher. There's plenty of time left for them to work issues out and even if they arent, as long as stan is there, I know Liquid will eventually make it.
2017-07-01 17:51
#87
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United States AdAstrax 
Rekt bitch
2017-06-30 16:36
At least both of our teams are shit for EU teams... for the other NA teams they're gods
2017-06-30 12:46
haHAA. TL w/o s1mple is nothing
2017-06-30 22:23
#94
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United Kingdom M0rr1s 
Like FaZe without NiKo or KARRYGUN, if you take the superstar out of a team, they're bound to be worse. S1mple was one of the top players in the world so loosing that level of skill would make any team worse....
2017-07-01 00:52
Faze w/o niko and karrigan>TL w/o s1mple anyway, brah only good player in this NA trash is elige
2017-07-01 15:06
#108
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Serbia livefour 
RENEGADES GO 1-2; ELIMINATE OPTIC they s.u.c.k.
2017-07-01 11:39
WOOHOOO VEGA SQUADROOOON OOOOOO
2017-06-30 11:20
#22
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Norway hixxx9 
GOOD JOB BOYS!
2017-06-30 11:20
Hahahahahahaa
2017-06-30 11:21
ez na ez Las Vegas
2017-06-30 11:23
#25
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Russia Daminikan0 
Vega stickers hype
2017-06-30 11:23
Not happening. Now some team who gets to play vega gets easily 2-1 record. Vega just isnt good enough.
2017-06-30 11:45
#55
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Russia bullet2 
Sure? According to bookmakers f3, c9 and godsent should lose in upcoming games. If it is true and this teams will lose, we have f3 , godsent , liquid and c9 in 1-1 territory. Iam not sure about c9, but i think Vega is good enough to beat all rest.
2017-06-30 12:05
#82
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
If Vega's individual skill shows up full out they are capable of beating any of the above mentioned teams. Especially if stewie or auto have an off game. People make jokes about Vega but they are not as bad as people think.
2017-06-30 15:14
#26
Grim | 
Finland schurmn 
optic without stan = shit Liquid with stan = shit gg Na
2017-06-30 11:23
Said it right after he left. Probably power of money. Something similar will happen in CLG in near future i suppose. Sad thing is, that these moves almost never benefit the richer teams. So basically you have decently skilled players spread all over the place capable of doing nothing (vs EU teams). And i dont see the reason to give NA so many slots in qualifiers when they are currently DESTROYED by tier2 EU or even CIS teams on regular basis. NA teams - and i mean pretty much all of them - need to get their shit together after the major.
2017-06-30 12:02
#83
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
The reason they get so many slots is because it's a big market. You can't invite teams from only one market and expect the whole world to watch. There has to be a horse in the race for everyone so that the host of the tournament can make as much money as possible.
2017-06-30 15:16
I completely understand. Now will there be a horse if all these teams are dogshit and they wont qualify (not saying it happen, but its not far from it now)? And there will be teams in EU which will miss major qualifier/major due to that. I think this is problem where truth lies somewhere in the middle sadly, not expecting any change tho. Its just funny how NA teams will always come up with so many reasons why they cant succeed while brazilians are destroying the scene. My guess? They are overpaid, they dont need to win events (apply to lot of teams nowadays). What is 100k for 5 players, when they got 10k monthly? Nice bonus, def not something you really (really!) wanna grab.
2017-06-30 15:22
OpTic = shit Liquid = not shit One BO1 loss to Penta doesn't make them suddenly bad. And they have been getting straight molested on Mirage for a while now
2017-07-01 01:26
#100
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United States _waterrr 
The fact you can admit they've been getting molested on Mirage for a while proves they're shit tho
2017-07-01 05:20
No. That means they're shit on Mirage.
2017-07-01 17:50
#27
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Russia good1s0n 
It's not how headlines work in journalism, right?
2017-06-30 11:23
Journalism has been dead for awhile, my friend.
2017-07-01 05:37
#106
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Russia good1s0n 
That's a very complicated topic to really discuss. Depends on the country, beat (political, economic, entertainment, sports journalism), etc etc. And it's not like you don't have to obey simple rules now that journalism's "dead".
2017-07-01 08:59
#30
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Russia statee 
My boys
2017-06-30 11:25
#31
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Macedonia EXTOL[t] 
i hope they got elimineted ... no chance for them also for this shit vega squadron they will get eliminted easy
2017-06-30 11:26
Vega and f3 to major
2017-06-30 11:34
please, no f3, their endless esports-tourism must be ended
2017-06-30 11:51
#51
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Russia Jonatan_E 
+1111 ez cis final
2017-06-30 11:54
what the hell is this title?
2017-06-30 11:28
#36
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Serbia livefour 
VEGA SQUADRON BEAT OPTIC, PUTTING THE NORTH AMERICAN TEAM ON THE EDGE OF ELIMINATION whats wrong?
2017-06-30 11:31
#37
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Sweden Kasidro 
What's wrong with it? Did they change it?
2017-06-30 11:34
It's just bigger than usual for HLTV
2017-06-30 11:48
whats wrong ?
2017-06-30 11:36
that gerund makes it look and sound awkward af
2017-06-30 11:48
Keep up the good work
2017-06-30 11:33
cool bro cool
2017-06-30 11:36
ooohhh Fluck I've been missing all my predictions -_- Betting on NA Teams -_- Guess its good I don't bet on things outside of the sex realm
2017-06-30 11:38
I'm still not used to these huge headlines tbh
2017-06-30 11:44
#49
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Lithuania Afgan` 
Disband or take friberg in there instead someone
2017-06-30 11:50
nice Vega
2017-06-30 12:07
#61
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Sweden lagcats 
this is fking embarrassing for tarik and CO
2017-06-30 12:12
NA CS BOIS Nowadays direct invites...
2017-06-30 12:24
NA CA 4Head
2017-06-30 12:32
#65
Flarich | 
Latvia 6matko 
Wasn't the tile different ?
2017-06-30 12:33
It was, but sounded offensive, i believe.
2017-06-30 13:11
#72
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Portugal beatje 
OpTic needs serious changes. What an awful tournament so far. You
2017-06-30 13:12
#75
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Brazil vass28 
what happened with rush? he used to be better
2017-06-30 13:46
#79
North America Oakz 
when stan was there
2017-06-30 14:15
+1 when Stan left its like he forgot how to Counter Strike... Maybe Stan slapped him around when no one was looking... xD
2017-06-30 20:26
#92
North America Oakz 
team got no structure, no motivation...when stan was igl rush used to be first entry, now everyone is :D
2017-07-01 00:23
#76
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Brazil Charizaldo 
disband
2017-06-30 13:54
#77
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Russia skipster 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
2017-06-30 13:54
Love how ImAPet leaves CLG in their current form to join this shit show in OpTic
2017-06-30 14:05
money talks
2017-07-01 01:27
They lost to Vega. FUCKING VEGA. Lmao
2017-06-30 16:40
lul
2017-07-01 00:54
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