Virtus.pro take down fnatic in Krakow

Virtus.pro went 2-0 up on their home soil, defeating fnatic 16-11 on Cache.

Virtus.pro's second round force buy got the Poles rolling on Cache, as fnatic's A site push was put to a stop by pistols. After going 5-1 up, Virtus.pro were 1v3'd by Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson, who found great timing on Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas to get another round on the board for his team.

Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski made a flashy 4K defending B with an AWP, shutting down a fast B play, and Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski picked up a hat-trick in a similar fashion in the following round as Virtus.pro went 11-3 up.

NEO was inspired against fnatic

Dennis "dennis" Edman's triple on the B site solo hold was what got fnatic a foothold back into the match, as the Swedish side was allowed to bring back a couple of rounds, starting with the following anti-eco's.

TaZ picked up a double entry in the first gun round, but a misplay while planting opened up the round for fnatic to retake the A site and secure a crucial round. That round allowed fnatic to bounce back after Virtus.pro snuck into the B storage room and took the site by storm, and the Swedes continued their CT side run. 

fnatic got the score to just a two round difference, when Filip "NEO" Kubski and Paweł "byali" Bieliński picked up two kills each to get to 14 rounds, and the Poles closed out the following two against broken buy fnatic to win the game 16-11.

Matchpage
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17th July 2017
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Cache
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 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 25 - 15 +10 93.9 1.47
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 25 - 18 +7 94.9 1.43
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 24 - 14 +10 86.8 1.33
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 18 - 19 -1 80.0 1.16
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 15 - 16 -1 59.0 1.05
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 23 - 22 +1 90.4 1.23
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 16 - 21 -5 76.9 0.90
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 18 - 23 -5 61.6 0.80
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 14 - 20 -6 68.3 0.77
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 11 - 21 -10 51.5 0.68

Here is how the Swiss group stage looks after the second day of the Major:

2-0
Germany BIG Kazakhstan Gambit
Brazil SK Poland Virtus.pro 
1-1
Denmark North Europe mousesports
CIS Natus Vincere Brazil Immortals
United States Cloud9 France G2
Denmark Astralis Sweden fnatic
0-2
Europe PENTA Europe FaZe
CIS FlipSid3 Russia Vega Squadron
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
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1449
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1087
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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
Twistzz | 
Estonia dev2ce 
Nice win against fnatic, Virtus.pro! It's great to see you showing up at this major, 'PGL Major Krakow 2017! held in your home country, Poland! Good game!
2017-07-18 00:19
#9
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Poland rabk000 
wow, gj
2017-07-18 00:19
Really bad 1st half for fnatic
2017-07-18 00:19
Yeah, I was curious why both of the teams played better CT side on Cache. I heard it's t-sided.
2017-07-18 00:21
Don't forget that Fnatic won the CT Pistol and those after-ecos. VP made aswell silly mistakes in 2 rounds. that 3vs2 and the 4vs2 that they lost
2017-07-18 00:26
#46
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Netherlands MerpNL 
And they still won, what a legendary team <3
2017-07-18 00:33
obviously they had a 12-3 lead :D
2017-07-18 00:33
#65
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Netherlands MerpNL 
xD im just so happy that they played good, i was in cologne last week and was crying 3 days straight cuz i didnt see them. im just happy to see them performe on their home turf and going 2-0 in groups <3
2017-07-18 11:14
so am i. OK i didn't cry but i felt so sad. And for you it is understandable since you've been there in cologne :D
2017-07-18 15:16
#66
NEO | 
Poland GHOTTLYI 
Really, nice to hear that from fan of SK. VP <3 SK <3
2017-07-18 14:35
#2
crank | 
Europe n1g3r 
vp comeback or no?
2017-07-18 00:19
#3
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Nothing's done yet.
2017-07-18 00:20
#4
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Poland rabk000 
VP is almost back boiz
2017-07-18 00:19
#6
NEO | 
Poland elento 
Gogo vp
2017-07-18 00:19
Both teams are still failing to get out of T2 for real. Glad VP managed to win, glad pasza is back to business. Neo should practise his aim more though. P.S. JW and KRiMZ should replace allu and kio in FaZe, fnatic can't become T1 ever again anyway. Or -dennis +pronax, because they fail to surprise the T1 teams, they're even worse than G2, G2 at least defeat SK from time to time.
2017-07-18 00:19
#41
steel | 
Poland cm[G] 
Tbh, i feel like lekro would be a good addition, imo they just play too individually. Its not the same fnatic as before but hopefully they'll bounce back just like vp seem to at this major
2017-07-18 00:28
Lekr0 had his shiny period, but it's over, I think if to change a lineup, one should be 100% sure a new guy will do his job well. I'm not sure about -dennis, because frag-wise KRiMZ sucks, but I'm 100% sure they need pronax and Devilwalk (coach) back.
2017-07-18 00:35
Replace allu and kio? Wut? Just because they are in a bit of a slump doesn't mean they should shuffle players. Do you have ADHD or smth?
2017-07-18 09:15
nt allu
2017-07-18 10:30
#10
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Czech Republic KLothbrok 
I told you everyone, Virtus.Plow is back!
2017-07-18 00:19
ALWAYS TRUST THE BICEPS <3
2017-07-18 00:20
noice
2017-07-18 00:20
taz worst player of all time?
2017-07-18 00:20
#17
Uruguay 1Mat 
GG <3
2017-07-18 00:20
#19
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
slump?
2017-07-18 00:20
gg
2017-07-18 00:20
#22
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Brazil Nimenz 
I wrote it some seconds before the hltv's post and then I waited till they release it (cuz it's not so special if I edit my comment) and rushed to ctrl+v on comments...I'm a genius, my life is so amazing!!
2017-07-18 00:20
#31
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Brazil Nimenz 
But I went to bathroom and I lost my chance. Now my life has no meaning.
2017-07-18 00:21
thanks
2017-07-18 00:20
#24
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Brazil rickz1996 
Good to see Virtus.pro playing well again. :D
2017-07-18 00:21
laughing at all the people who were seriously thinking that VP would fail at the major aswell and go 0-3 =DDD these grandpas still got it
2017-07-18 00:21
#51
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Reunion kolgab 
playing against the worst team of the major and the worst "top" team...
2017-07-18 00:37
maybe, but if they kept playing like at the previous events they would've lost those too rofl
2017-07-18 00:41
#57
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Reunion kolgab 
VP need to beat Gambit... this is they best chance... after 2:1 they meet probably Astralis,G2, Immortals/Navi, mous/North... and then Faze come from 0:2...
2017-07-18 00:47
I'm sure VP won't choke a 2-0 lead It's their territory in both terms, they are feeling it coming and are really motivated so should at least go to playoffs somehow
2017-07-18 00:49
#68
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Reunion kolgab 
c9,G2,F3 and probably Immortals... they have chance vs f3 only... :( so probably VP out now 75% :D
2017-07-19 18:49
but before the even everyone thought virtus are even worst then vega, vs fnatic 1 week before everyone would say easy for fnatic,16-0 etc...
2017-07-18 07:14
VP is just fighting bums... Vega and now fnatic
2017-07-18 00:21
Welcome back :D
2017-07-18 00:21
I like only Taz from VP...
2017-07-18 00:21
Why? lmao
2017-07-18 00:23
He is the most balanced player...in VP everybody else is good or bad like every match diferrent. He is atleast the average. Others are playing like on roalcoster
2017-07-18 00:30
Whats wrong with the others?
2017-07-18 00:26
TaZ is a god
2017-07-18 00:22
#33
swag | 
Portugal Stiviuu 
GgWp nice game by Virtus
2017-07-18 00:22
Ez bet.
2017-07-18 00:24
vp and majors name more iconic duo, i'll wait
2017-07-18 00:25
VP and Big Lans They normally do show up on them :D
2017-07-18 00:29
#37
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Stook 
Tnx for money VP
2017-07-18 00:26
big and gambit to semi finals over sk and vp
2017-07-18 00:29
Don't fuck with Papa
2017-07-18 00:30
#54
fnx | 
Brazil katopovers 
Biceps always be with you
2017-07-18 00:41
#45
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Poland KissMyAsthma 
ez money. VP always legendary, always in playoffs. thx for great odds kidds. fnatic is over, vp still in game
2017-07-18 00:32
VP is back <3
2017-07-18 00:34
first half was so gay Virtus LUCK always stacking the right sites of course best fucking luck ever
2017-07-18 00:36
#52
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Poland trancemeister 
1st - Vegas 2nd - Major Atlanta Now is the time for Major's victory! And this year will be great. :-)))
2017-07-18 00:39
#53
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
meh fnatic got rekt expected
2017-07-18 00:39
#59
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Poland mamba99999 
totally expected
2017-07-18 00:56
1.6 GOD
2017-07-18 04:35
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