fnatic eliminate G2 from Major; to playoffs

fnatic have booked their spot in the PGL Major Krakow playoffs after defeating G2 16-10 on Overpass.

The first match of the fifth Swiss round saw fnatic prevail in a back-and-forth pistol round thanks to a a triple-kill from Robin "flusha" Rönnquist as Terrorist before racking up a series of gun rounds, forcing G2 to call a tactical pause when they were down 6-0.

It was only then that G2 finally responded with a round of their own. Then, despite losing twice against pistols, Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer's squad would continue to wreak havoc in G2's CT-side to eventually secure a dominant 11-4 half-time lead.

flusha led the way for his team with the highest Rating and ADR

Now on the attacking side, Richard "shox" Papillon's men reduced the deficit by securing the pistol round and the respective anti-ecos, and won three of the next four rounds to being the deficit to 10-12. fnatic then picked themselves up and strung a few rounds of their own, breaking the Frenchmen's economy before closing out the map, 16-10. 

Matchpage
16
10
19th July 2017
France
16
Overpass
10

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 25 - 19 +6 102.2 1.37
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 25 - 18 +7 91.3 1.32
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 17 - 17 0 71.5 1.09
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 18 - 17 +1 76.0 1.08
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 11 - 18 -7 60.5 0.85
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 24 - 18 +6 82.3 1.27
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 22 - 19 +3 84.3 1.20
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 18 - 18 0 72.4 1.09
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 13 - 22 -9 85.0 0.90
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 12 - 19 -7 58.7 0.70

With only two games remaining in the Swiss group stage, here is how it currently looks:

Qualified
Kazakhstan Gambit Germany BIG
Denmark Astralis Denmark North 
Brazil SK Sweden fnatic
2-2
United States Cloud9 CIS FlipSid3
Poland Virtus.pro  Brazil Immortals
Eliminated
Russia Vega Squadron Europe FaZe
Europe mousesports Europe PENTA
CIS Natus Vincere France G2
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1575
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1505
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1333
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Congratulations fnatic.
2017-07-19 22:06
never missed the playoffs at the major lul
2017-07-20 02:03
REKT LOL #BAGUETTE DOWN
2017-07-19 22:07
#3
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Fackyyy 
EZ4FNC
2017-07-19 22:07
#19
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Portugal Tomfram 
Not even mad, deserved af
2017-07-19 22:07
way too ez fnatic g2 is shit and will always be
2017-07-19 22:09
he protec he attac but most importantly he's senor vac
2017-07-19 22:08
dank
2017-07-19 22:08
d4nk m3m3$
2017-07-20 14:04
#40
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Portugal FiZzYgAy 
u da man
2017-07-19 22:08
best comment ever
2017-07-19 22:34
gg wp
2017-07-19 22:07
#5
shroud | 
Russia kaeff 
Baguette go home(
2017-07-19 22:07
#6
jks | 
United States jv$ 
fnatic too good.
2017-07-19 22:07
s u p e r t e a m Yeee
2017-07-19 22:07
#8
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Poland cGev 
How could this happen to me? I made my mistakes got nowhere to run the night goes on as I'm fading away I'm sick of this life I just want to scream how could this happen to me?
2017-07-19 22:09
rip
2017-07-19 22:07
xd
2017-07-19 22:07
#11
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Poland ekedeke 
dd
2017-07-19 22:07
#12
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Italy tonicongah 
Fnatic is back?
2017-07-19 22:07
Most ridiculous major ever...
2017-07-19 22:07
#46
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France j0nm 
this major is fucked up...
2017-07-19 22:10
G2 being trash isn't really all that fucked up its kind of expected
2017-07-19 22:22
G2 being trash isn't really all that fucked up its kind of expected
2017-07-19 23:36
They arent that trash they just love to make ppl wrong in their prediction. They should have got out of group easily so of course they shit the bed
2017-07-20 00:02
#14
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Canada pokerchip 
Expected.
2017-07-19 22:07
#15
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Brazil GKR48 
a
2017-07-19 22:07
#16
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France Static2k 
FeelsG2Man
2017-07-19 22:07
#88
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Europe gettro 
+1
2017-07-20 00:10
undeserved
2017-07-19 22:07
S U P E R T E A M LUL
2017-07-19 22:07
At least not 0-3
2017-07-19 22:07
MY BOIZ <3
2017-07-19 22:07
#22
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Yugoslavia HLTV_BOSS 
sweet baby jesus z0mg
2017-07-19 22:07
#23
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
wooo grats fnatic you made me happy! also feels bad for G2 this system sucks GG
2017-07-19 22:07
#44
shox | 
Germany KotFahrer 
deserved win for fnatic, hopefully they can do alot of damage in bo3 playoffs!
2017-07-19 22:09
The system isnt that shit its just that the draw are fckg retarded every fckg time
2017-07-20 00:03
#87
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
therefore making the system shit, it's too random the seeds don't even matter after first round.
2017-07-20 00:05
#24
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Sweden lagcats 
gj fnatic, winning like you guys should
2017-07-19 22:07
#25
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Germany cartii 
Superteam haHAA
2017-07-19 22:07
OLOFMEISTER
2017-07-19 22:07
i cri errytiem
2017-07-19 22:07
feelsbadman
2017-07-19 22:07
WOW rip pickems for sure now
2017-07-19 22:07
I feel you man
2017-07-20 00:03
Ez
2017-07-19 22:07
rip
2017-07-19 22:07
#33
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Brazil xLeWx 
Lets Go Imt!!!!
2017-07-19 22:07
The problem
2017-07-19 22:07
#35
BnTeT | 
Indonesia BabyREKT 
SUPERTEAM ? SoBayed
2017-07-19 22:08
No Ex6TenZ no superteam
2017-07-19 22:08
I start to love to repeat this: ScreaM was the problem! xD Now seriously: apEX! Dude, being emo is not something that helps to focus on playing! Now I understand why he's so inconsistent - you should not let your emotions rule, and for sure his crying face and disappointing shouts shatter his team's mood and the others also lose their focus, especially kennyS, may be also shox. NBK is always the same, bodyy seems like too, the others should be similar in this respect. I'm glad that fnatic are in the playoffs, but G2, why? shox, what are you doing? If you focus on the run'n'gun style - may be your players are far from coldzera and fer level, and you need to choose something different - either strats or players? Give apEX a tranquilizer, pay for a slut for kennyS, but make these guys calm down finally, because when they lose a round they look like they lose the whole tournament, it should not be like that. shox, without your heavy fragging G2 can achieve nothing, you're the only world-class rifler in this team, build the team around yourself and kennyS, and since you kicked your madfragger - do something to apEX, NBK and bodyy, they should win more duels; kennyS should also change something about himself, because he turned from a top sniper that could always make the difference to just an OK sniper that hits what he should but fails to do something special when the others can't do shit. No match for SK at this tournament. It's sad.
2017-07-19 22:08
WEll said. Far from "super team" imho. Their inconsistency thru time also proves that. 2 players that are great/good doesnt make a team super.
2017-07-19 22:14
#60
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Brazil Dhubleidd 
Agreed, the mental block is too much when losing also they try to forcebuy ultil they win a round.
2017-07-19 22:18
+1 always the same with frenchies no mental strength
2017-07-20 00:05
#38
shox | 
Germany KotFahrer 
I had the feeling and it came true, so sad for shox and co, but they are responsable for their poor plays at the major.
2017-07-19 22:08
#41
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Sweden Velocityyy 
#ALWAYSFNATIC
2017-07-19 22:08
#45
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Denmark danishwarrior 
Fnatic true legends.. well played!
2017-07-19 22:10
mibr <3
2017-07-19 22:11
#50
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Denmark danishwarrior 
mibr true legends!:D
2017-07-19 22:11
#58
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France j0nm 
Fnatic lost against Astralis... Fnatic lost agaisnt VP... Legendary losers!!!! :D
2017-07-19 22:17
#63
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Brazil Lucas_Konen 
And your team lost to the "legendary losers" hahahahah cry more baguette! G2 sucks..
2017-07-19 22:22
and g2 lost against fnatic
2017-07-19 22:24
Yeah well they beat G2. Sorry REKT G2. Besides didn't astralis beat G2 16-6 whereas Fnatic almost won 16-14. Expected from dumb baguette
2017-07-19 23:31
S U P E R T E A M
2017-07-20 02:52
stupid forces, like Fiff said, why you keep forcing instead of eco one round and get full nades with kevs
2017-07-19 22:10
#48
Jame | 
Czech Republic arrowCZ 
Nice!
2017-07-19 22:10
The "super" team my ass is out ? Oh no .... lol
2017-07-19 22:12
#52
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Brazil Nickzim 
Super french team they said.
2017-07-19 22:12
french need their true leader!!! hltv.org/forums/threads/1530132/shox-hap..
2017-07-19 22:13
#55
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Canada gritabit 
Glad to see fnatic make it through. Aside from F3, all their wins were hard-earned. As for G2, they just got screwed over by the draws. They deserve it much more than IMM or F3.
2017-07-19 22:14
#65
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Brazil Lucas_Konen 
Nah, imt deserve It more than the "super french team"
2017-07-19 22:24
+1
2017-07-19 22:51
No one deserve it more or less, if you are good and prepared you win, no matter who's your opponent
2017-07-20 08:45
ez
2017-07-19 22:15
Yay fnatic
2017-07-19 22:17
If it would have been groups G2 would be at playoffs and not North, just saying
2017-07-19 22:17
S U P E R T E A M
2017-07-19 22:20
#64
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
THEY DID IT LIKE I SAID,NOW THE ROAD TO THE GRAND-FINAL #ALWAYSFNATIC <3
2017-07-19 22:22
-nbk +scream
2017-07-19 22:25
#68
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Sweden GODOLLE 
first time in a while i was happy about fnatics performance
2017-07-19 22:27
This Major is very weird, bad and badly organized.
2017-07-19 22:28
#102
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Guatemala feerzein21 
Why? Because top teams aren't legends? That is pure coincidence, someone has to lose and someone has to win, and teams like G2, FaZe and NaVi lost their games.
2017-07-21 04:38
It's only a guess, but may be they should create their own org? I mean, they get so frustrated after losing just a round or a couple of rounds, if there is so much pressure from the G2 org and they're afraid of losing their job and salary, may be it's better to create something like Astralis or BIG and do whatever you want? If it's not the issue, then the only explanation is your guys overhyping them. I mean, they gathered the best French players and you made them believe that they became a top team by just taking those players, and they now really expect too much from themselves and it pressures too much at them? If this is the case - then they should give themselves enough space for errors, calm down and start enjoying the very playing this game, then the results may come. If shox can't really figure out how to use his players, may be it's time for Ex6TenZ? I know, NBK hates his way of setting everything up, and shox thinks that he himself knows everything much better than Ex6TenZ does, but seriously, if it doesn't work out - then there are only 2 ways to change things - to pick ScreaM or to pick a dedicated strat-maker and let him do this job.
2017-07-19 22:34
Shox hasn't made playoffs for the last 6 majors which is crazy. To be honest, G2 were terrible in this tournament. The format has nothing to do with it, they probably would have lost to Immortals too. Flipside they might have beaten.
2017-07-19 22:34
#73
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World LeviathaNz 
French cs was at its best when shox & happy played together... Just saying. shox happy kennys bodyy scream, give shox a second entry like scream and bodyy following. I'm sad we got G2 reshuffled when they just needed a real awper like kennyS.
2017-07-19 22:39
shox hasnt made playoffs in 6 majors now, clearly its some problem with him and his playing style and igl leading.
2017-07-19 22:44
#76
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina bgnw 
ez pz lemon sqz
2017-07-19 22:56
#77
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Romania EdwardGabriel 
Rip pickems
2017-07-19 22:56
#95
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Finland Alko^ 
everyone's pickems fucked up with faze already
2017-07-20 04:19
well played fnatic!
2017-07-19 22:59
Fnatic deserved it they had a hard road during the group stage just like G2 Really frustrated for them because in bo3 they had a great potential :(
2017-07-19 23:08
G2 with scream and rpk top 2, without them top 4 max? was a bad decision the shuffle? now two bad french teams
2017-07-19 23:22
Maybe time for a change again. Or 1 more event, if still cant win, then change. Maybe NBk to rpk or scream or happy? g2 is struggling when shox is being an dedicated ingame leader.
2017-07-20 00:27
#2ez4fnatic!! #2ez4fnatic!! #2ez4fnatic!! #2ez4fnatic!! #2ez4fnatic!! #2ez4fnatic!! #2ez4fnatic!! #2ez4fnatic!!
2017-07-20 00:27
SUPERTEAM????? HAHAHA.....CRY IS FREE...........
2017-07-20 00:33
#GGARMY
2017-07-20 04:14
#97
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Indonesia BunCit 
French Shuffle v.2 Incoming !!
2017-07-20 09:17
#98
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Ukraine ukrainianbro 
Ye
2017-07-20 09:29
play-off every major? ez gj
2017-07-20 17:02
#101
FalleN | 
Brazil Pr0dyg 
;-; FeelsBadMen;
2017-07-20 22:02
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