Renegades go 1-2; eliminate OpTic

OpTic have been eliminated from the PGL Major Krakow Main Qualifier by Renegades as the Australian side secured a 16-10 victory on Mirage.

Despite losing the CT pistol on Mirage and going for full saves on the following two, Renegades were quick to get a couple of rounds on the board, successfully retaking both A and B to tie the score at 3-3. The North American side picked up the following round, but an anti-eco blunder cost them the possibility to take control of the map early on.

A tight post-plant situation on A went down in round 12, William "RUSH" Wierzba found himself in a 1v2 but couldn't take down Aaron "AZR" Ward and Noah "Nifty" Francis, who were both on low HP. That round swung the match in favor of Renegades, who were able to close out the half with a 9-6 lead.

Renegades were in the driving seat throughout Mirage

The second pistol round was almost a carbon copy of the first as the Terrorists overwhelmed the A site quickly and Renegades secured a great start for themselves on the Terrorist side. Justin "jks" Savage opened the first gun round wide up with a double entry on A, getting his team to a 14-6 lead shortly after.

With the Major practically on the line, OpTic went for a double AWP setup that paid off in spades, Tarik "tarik" Celik got all five kills on the B site defense with the sniper rifle, keeping his team alive.

After the Australian side got to match point, Keith "NAF" Markovic's AWP 3K kept his team alive—but only shortly. At 15-10, Nemanja "nexa" Isaković and co. took over the A site and defended the retake attempt to close out the game 16-10 in their favor.


 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 17 - 17 0 94.7 1.16
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 22 - 19 +3 78.3 1.15
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 17 - 19 -2 65.3 0.99
United States James 'hazed' Cobbhazed 16 - 19 -3 68.2 0.98
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 9 - 20 -11 50.3 0.60
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO 20 - 19 +1 96.8 1.24
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 20 - 15 +5 80.0 1.17
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 22 - 18 +4 80.9 1.17
United States Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty 18 - 14 +4 65.2 1.10
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 14 - 15 -1 67.6 1.00

With two teams now eliminated, this is how the PGL Major Krakow Main Qualifier standings look:

2-0
Europe PENTA CIS FlipSid3
France G2 Europe mousesports
1-1
Russia Vega Squadron  United States Liquid
China TYLOO Germany BIG
Brazil Immortals Europe HellRaisers
United States Cloud9 Sweden GODSENT
1-2
Norway Dignitas Australia Renegades
0-3 (eliminated)
Kazakhstan Tengri United States OpTic
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
854
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1195
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
789
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
787
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
857
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
how old is jks? this guy has a great tournament so far
2017-07-01 11:18
Bait or what? I mean hes 21 LUL EDIT: I mean, hes great every tournament but C9 doesn't think so.
2017-07-01 11:18
#32
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Taiwan SCVready 
c9 jks would the dream come true
2017-07-01 11:22
Exactly.
2017-07-01 11:22
yeah, c9 really needs another fragger. Their firepower is so weak, their in-game leading is great though.
2017-07-01 11:24
Implying that NAF should join C9 instead of jks LUL
2017-07-01 11:27
lol i literally never said that but ok
2017-07-01 12:33
keyword : Implying
2017-07-01 12:33
i never even implied it i didnt mention naf at all i was making fun of that guy for implying that cloud9 needs a non-igl player note that naf is not an igl
2017-07-01 12:34
#88
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Denmark AstTop1 
he didnt imply it either what the fuck are you saying
2017-07-01 13:27
you drunk?
2017-07-01 14:38
He's 21 yo. And yeah he's insane, r8?
2017-07-01 11:20
NA CS JK LUL, c9 got this RiP OpTic I expect m1xwell to leave in a week or two, as he is forced to use the awp and in a interview m1xwell said that he hates the awp, so I'm not even suprised he played so bad this time. GGWP, GO RNG!
2017-07-01 11:17
#40
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Indonesia FinZzz 
What are you talking about? Mixwell is NA's best awper atm, he only has 1 bad tournament which is this. It is kinda weird hearing that he hates the awp but is so good with it. I agree though, he needs to leave optic asap.
2017-07-01 11:24
no, mixwell has been bad for multiple events. naf has been carrying mixwell a lot
2017-07-01 11:25
Yeah, it really sucks. I'm still mad that Stan left OpTic, he literally killed the team. I honestly hope Liquid don't make the major just because of Stan. OpTic really could've become a solid Top10 team, but noooooooooo, Stan had to kill the team.
2017-07-01 11:26
they need FNS maybe. i think it's worth a shot
2017-07-01 12:50
OpTiC only have themselves to blame for that when they kicked stanislaw and then backtracked weeks later and brought him back. fucking ridiculous of an org to treat a player that way. they deserve for rekt
2017-07-01 12:55
#90
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Spain Wakeful_ 
NA CS, imagine no NA teams in Major xddd
2017-07-01 13:35
#5
DESPE | 
Turkey DespeCito 
disband optic
2017-07-01 11:17
#6
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Kazakhstan Bombardian 
stanislaw Killed liquid Disband optic
2017-07-01 11:18
This +1
2017-07-01 11:44
#9
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Poland sakkeustnp 
Ez money
2017-07-01 11:17
#12
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Romania deadmoo5e 
OpTiC is going down sadly
2017-07-01 11:17
#14
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Argentina Jijador 
9-20 xd
2017-07-01 11:17
Very ez short game by Renegades. Look at those EU scene tho.
2017-07-01 11:21
#17
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
na garbage sent to home nice
2017-07-01 11:18
#18
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Australia Turboblaze_  
Good game! :D
2017-07-01 11:18
#20
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Macedonia EXTOL[t] 
renegades wll be the only team who will survive with 2-0, and ME MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I GO BET ON OPTIC GAMING
2017-07-01 11:20
#23
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Macedonia EXTOL[t] 
£
2017-07-01 11:20
#27
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Russia Shokflow 
xaxaxax how nice is that ?
2017-07-01 11:21
#28
rain | 
Indonesia lather 
misswell LUL xd
2017-07-01 11:21
#44
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Malaysia phyzell 
It is what it is. Rating 2.0
2017-07-01 11:25
mixwell to FaZe! Kappa
2017-07-01 11:26
#47
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Brazil Master4tw 
mixwell ahahahahahaha
2017-07-01 11:26
#49
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
Mixwell no motivation anymore, come back to eu bro
2017-07-01 11:26
#52
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Poland kick_michu 
Optic invited to ESL One Cologne
2017-07-01 11:28
#56
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Sweden historia 
Sad to see how far these guys have dropped ;-(
2017-07-01 11:32
#58
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Canada GRTman12 
Fuck hazed optic should get friberg
2017-07-01 11:37
#59
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Serbia livefour 
Without Stan they are 0, and also mixwell like 9-20? Idk, why stan left optic when they where on way to compete and were compiting with tier 1 teams. Now both liquid and optic suck hard
2017-07-01 11:42
he left after they didnt manage to go through the group stage in eleague major
2017-07-01 12:02
NA CS LUL
2017-07-01 11:44
#62
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United States _waterrr 
1 down 2 to go
2017-07-01 11:56
#65
Kaze | 
Malaysia Swattax 
mixwell to liquid if liquid dont qualify
2017-07-01 12:01
and they said -allu +mixwell LUL
2017-07-01 12:22
FoxOutOfGlocks has posted a reply to a comment you made in "Renegades go 1-2; eliminate OpTic" But where is it? -.-
2017-07-01 12:47
#80
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North America Felflamee 
This was a disappointing outcome, I expected Optic to do better.
2017-07-01 12:47
with an incomplete roster? really
2017-07-01 12:52
4Head NA CS 4Head 4Head Best NA team 4Head 4Head Top 2 4Head
2017-07-01 13:05
#87
jks | 
World Spourma 
NA CS :D
2017-07-01 13:13
Optic ''player 'online'' confirmed
2017-07-01 13:34
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