Virtus.pro beat Space Soldiers to keep ECS spot

Virtus.pro retain their spot in the European division of the Esports Championship Series (ECS) after defeating Space Soldiers 3-2 in the promotion stage.

The best-of-five series began on Train, where Virtus.pro got off to a great start, taking a total of ten rounds on the Terrorist side. But the Polish team would not able to hold on to that lead for long. Any round that they won on the defensive was quickly countered by Space Soldiers, who would go on to hit map point.

The Turkish team were unable to close it out, however, and wasted three map points, allowing Filip "NEO" Kubski & co to take the game to overtime, in which the Polish team would run riot, winning four rounds straight en route to a 19-15 finish.

Map two, Cache, was a complete blowout. Virtus.pro gave their opponents very little room to operate in the first half and cruised to a commanding 13-2 lead. After losing the pistol round, Space Soldiers rallied back and won four rounds in a row, but once the Polish team got money to work with, they quickly locked down the map.

For the second time in a row, Virtus.pro beat Space Soldiers in a promotion match

Virtus.pro were looking to close the series out on Mirage, their own map pick, and things looked quite promising for them after they took a 10-5 lead on the CT side. However, the Turkish team came out of the break a different side and won six of the first seven rounds to tie up the game at 11-11.

A fast triple kill from Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas inside A put Virtus.pro back in the lead, with the Polish team following it up with two more rounds to bring the scoreline to 14-11. That was when Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli rose to the occasion with some key individual actions, helping Space Soldiers to hit map point before Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş dealt the finishing blow with a quad-kill.

Carrying their momentum into the fourth map, Cobblestone, Space Soldiers got out of the gate with all guns blazing, taking 13 rounds on the Terrorist side as Virtus.pro simply could not find a breather and were instantly reset every time that a round went their way. After switching to the CT side, the Turkish team won three rounds straight to lock down the map, 16-2.  

Space Soldiers almost completed a reverse sweep

It all came down to Inferno, where, after a highly-contested opening period, in which rounds went back and forth, Virtus.pro took control of proceedings and won eight rounds without response to secure a respectable 11-4 lead. After switching to the CT side, the Polish team picked up five rounds straight, cruising to a 16-4 win. 

Matchpage
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 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 94 - 82 +12 88.3 1.17
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 91 - 82 +9 82.3 1.15
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 97 - 84 +13 80.2 1.12
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 83 - 74 +9 67.0 1.07
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 73 - 90 -17 66.7 0.89
 Space Soldiers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 97 - 93 +4 83.7 1.13
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' ArkınCalyx 95 - 83 +12 83.3 1.11
Turkey Engin 'ngiN' KorngiN 72 - 84 -12 64.6 0.93
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahocapaz 72 - 85 -13 66.7 0.89
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' KüpeliMAJ3R 74 - 94 -20 64.1 0.87

With Heroic having won the other promotion match following a 3-0 clean sweep of Dignitas, the team list for ECS Season 4's European division is now complete, and it looks as follows:

Denmark Astralis France Envy
Europe FaZe Sweden fnatic
France G2 Sweden GODSENT
Sweden NiP Europe mousesports
Denmark Heroic Poland Virtus.pro
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1789
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.21
Maps played:
1035
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
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
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
725
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
#3
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Netherlands theicewithin 
Wow they actually won something
2017-09-30 00:59
hi mom
2017-09-30 16:03
gg vp
2017-09-30 00:59
#5
TaZ | 
Poland DraggerPL 
Neo reactivation
2017-09-30 00:59
he didnt like snaxs bm
2017-09-30 09:42
#7
byali | 
Poland BYALl 
vp cache look amazing
2017-09-30 01:00
#69
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India TYZ4 
But Cache is a very strong SS map. and by your username, thye shouldnt have picked it
2017-09-30 01:35
#73
byali | 
Poland BYALl 
ss picked cache if you dont know
2017-09-30 01:41
#83
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Serbia Removekebab13 
How does vp play so bad on cobble?
2017-09-30 03:06
#91
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Poland sylwo108 
Its creepy, because before match i thought they win on cobble ez but they lose 16;2 lol
2017-09-30 07:30
#92
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India TYZ4 
But VP should have banned cache first, by your logic
2017-09-30 08:05
#8
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Poland Maxgrowlithe 
Good
2017-09-30 00:59
#9
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Portugal trNN$ 
ez
2017-09-30 01:00
ez
2017-09-30 01:00
#14
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Sweden godname 
thank god
2017-09-30 01:00
#15
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African Union remiska 
kick snax
2017-09-30 01:00
-maj3r
2017-09-30 01:00
#17
flusha | 
Netherlands davin 
imagine getting rekt by neo in 2017
2017-09-30 01:00
#18
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United States jh8 
Filip 'NEO' Kubski 94 - 82 +12 88.3 1.17 Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski 73 - 90 -17 66.7 0.89 I found a glitch in the simulation .
2017-09-30 01:00
#114
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Europe KappaKaako 
Snax mains Pubg these days not a bug surprise
2017-09-30 11:08
+1
2017-10-03 09:56
noob ss
2017-09-30 01:00
#21
Poland mhu_ 
snax in 2017 lul kek lol
2017-09-30 01:00
nt Space :) Good comeback.. Vp f.o
2017-09-30 01:01
nt Space :) Good comeback.. Vp f.o
2017-09-30 01:01
#27
NEO | 
Poland MaWeeS 
Neo GOD
2017-09-30 01:01
delivering when it matters most. true legend.
2017-09-30 01:03
#29
paz | 
Turkey Alptekin43 
Sad
2017-09-30 01:01
#30
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Australia StVincent 
vp still tier 3
2017-09-30 01:02
gj snax
2017-09-30 01:03
#35
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Other Phinks 
VP made it sooo hard on themselves. ANd what happened to their Cobble
2017-09-30 01:03
they were just dominated on the ct side. normally their t-side is amazing on the map, their ct-side was always good for 7/8 rounds, but yeah they were owned on the map. a team that just beated sk 16-(6/7?)
2017-09-30 01:17
-maj3r
2017-09-30 01:04
I LOVE YOU VP <3 KNEW U WONT LOSE TO KEBABS <3
2017-09-30 01:05
daniel wanna join to nip
2017-09-30 01:10
#44
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
unlucky , 3-1 past season 3-2 now next time 3-2 for SS LOL
2017-09-30 01:06
#45
 | 
Poland furleppe 
neo remembered that you have to aim if you want to win LUL he played like snax earlier this year
2017-09-30 01:07
#49
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Brazil m4ri 
-MAJ3R +MUT EZ
2017-09-30 01:11
So close ss nice try
2017-09-30 01:11
So close? Ss got raped lul
2017-09-30 05:48
#101
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Turkey HypnoSia 
3-2 they give first 2 map next get other 2 map? and raped? lul static.hltv.org/images/bigflags/30x20/MK..
2017-09-30 08:55
#107
 | 
Denmark Xipingu 
> 3-2 > Raped Pick one.
2017-09-30 09:48
#53
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
good game congratazie
2017-09-30 01:14
rip ecs s4 see you next year
2017-09-30 01:16
snax after dreamhack las vegas lul
2017-09-30 01:17
#freexantares
2017-09-30 01:17
we need snax for the plow wake up kid. you have been bad since february 2k17
2017-09-30 01:19
Imagine Snax was in his prime :)
2017-09-30 01:23
Calyx and XANTARES +3 rip SpaceSoldiers
2017-09-30 01:24
#66
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Reunion kolgab 
Snax still shit without ingame leading... what a arrogant overrated noob!!!
2017-09-30 01:24
I don't recall him being arrogant at any point. Also the performance he has been having for the past 4 years makes him anything but overrated.
2017-09-30 08:41
#104
 | 
Reunion kolgab 
2017-09-30 09:31
#67
 | 
Sweden TomodachiOM 
It was fun seeing Neo on fire. Ggwp.
2017-09-30 01:25
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO edit: NOW DO IT ON LAN BOYS
2017-09-30 01:31
#72
Estonia rYm 
snax :D:D:D: so much trachtalking about his mates and now...
2017-09-30 01:36
+1, itll teach him something, will only make him better i think on every level
2017-10-03 10:01
I think ss is really looking tier 1 team at the moment.Was though game for vp ggwp
2017-09-30 02:08
Very happy for the improvement of Neo and VP. I wish the best for them.
2017-09-30 02:15
Apart from Cobble being failure it's a pretty good performance. Neo topping scoreboard, the rest of the team delivering. What's up with Snax though? Did he act as IGL, but played to VP's old style and not forcing his loose style? Could be the case.
2017-09-30 03:05
Well, i think snax trashtalk maybe have good point. Its make taz and neo realize how bad they are, and now they fix it and put more though in game. And yet..... how the fvck snax become bad ? Karma ?
2017-09-30 03:25
snax lel
2017-09-30 03:35
#86
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United Kingdom peaks 
lol even in their worst form and slump VP daddy gaming can beat best Turkish team. Sad.
2017-09-30 03:41
lol that guy boasting his 500euro bet on SS , rip that guy aahahah
2017-09-30 03:44
#88
 | 
Turkey Algan_Algan 
We was bad and unlucky', VP played like a team. gg wp
2017-09-30 05:22
we? did you play this game?
2017-09-30 08:11
#98
 | 
India TYZ4 
He was the SS coach who was on the server, and still did nothing.
2017-09-30 08:50
#139
 | 
Turkey Algan_Algan 
I mean SS, I thought you can understand
2017-09-30 20:28
No VP were trash like they've been for months now. Just let this one go
2017-09-30 12:33
#140
 | 
Turkey Algan_Algan 
No matter how bad ,VP were better than SS, yesterday
2017-09-30 20:34
your parents must hate you.... so much hatred over a pixel team
2017-10-03 00:40
I was mad at the guy i was writing to. Claiming that VP were performing well when it's really just SS being horrible.
2017-10-03 15:18
#90
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Malaysia phyzell 
There'll be greater chances for VP to reach playoffs if they're able to handle the strength of the Turkish Superteam in a BO5 match.
2017-09-30 07:03
Undeserved spot
2017-09-30 08:18
#95
swag | 
Turkey Jagernai 
-majer and take someone silver player
2017-09-30 08:35
#97
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Poland qube1 
finally...
2017-09-30 08:42
I'm tired of these old skinheads...FFS SS how could u lose to these silvers!?+
2017-09-30 08:53
#102
 | 
Poland mamba99999 
expected
2017-09-30 09:03
Snax -17 after the shittalk, Neo Legend.
2017-09-30 09:05
#106
 | 
Denmark Xipingu 
SAVED VP, SAVED
2017-09-30 09:47
neoGOD is back? i hope
2017-09-30 09:51
#110
Hiko | 
Turkey vVoLF07 
kick maj3r. this is not internet cafe tournament . very bad tactics
2017-09-30 09:58
no. back when space soldiers had tugux or e1 they were so bad. maj3r might not be the best igl on earth but it is due to him that nowdays they are tier3 and not tier5
2017-09-30 11:11
not because +calyx? and other players like paz improved more? shut your bitch ass tugux was the best and is still the best. Maj3r is like cancer deadly for every team he joins "yes i will push through smoke because snax did it too mabye it will work for me xd"
2017-09-30 12:48
space tier3 forever :)) majer > turkish scene
2017-09-30 12:49
are you turkish frenchie who suck dick from maj3r? i wanted to beat maj3r's 1.65m ass in esl cologne but the meeting was only for premium tickets *angrysmiley*
2017-09-30 12:50
what a great vocabulary diction you got ignorant muslim rat :)
2017-09-30 13:26
muslim rat look at me i am atheist xd i am smart, did i mention that i am atheist? xd
2017-09-30 13:29
#111
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Finland coswell 
Must be annoying to know you had that game if you just could have closed train.
2017-09-30 09:58
#112
Sunde | 
World sfu 
3-2 vs SS Grats VP, you did unbelievable job!
2017-09-30 10:27
2-0 , 9-1 ---> only 3-2. :/
2017-09-30 11:59
turkish cs so bad LUL
2017-09-30 15:54
#131
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Canada Ayton 
greek cs lul
2017-09-30 16:14
nt 1g better than na scene
2017-09-30 16:21
#138
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Canada Ayton 
u dont have a scene lmfao
2017-09-30 18:31
nugget ?
2017-10-01 00:06
#144
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Canada Ayton 
who?
2017-10-01 00:22
-maj3r
2017-09-30 16:08
#130
 | 
Finland TommIC 
spaces fix: -maj3r +woxic new igl : calyx
2017-09-30 16:13
#132
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France plagueis 
wasted spot
2017-09-30 16:15
space soldiers embarassing
2017-09-30 20:38
#142
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North America Kropsinz 
The gatekeepers!
2017-09-30 20:55
C'mon VP!
2017-10-01 23:59
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