VP to SL i-League Invitational Shanghai grand final over Heroic

Virtus.pro are through to the grand final at SL i-League Invitational Shanghai after defeating Heroic 2-0 in the semi-finals (16-14 on Nuke and 16-7 on Cache).

The best-of-three series kicked off on Nuke where the CT-sided Heroic won the pistol round. Because Virtus.pro planted the bomb in the pistol round, they geared up in the third round but couldn't win it as Heroic extended their lead to 3-0 with Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen's triple kill.

The Polish squad got their first round win two rounds later to trail 1-4. However, Heroic didn't let their opponents start a streak as the Danes went on to lead 10-2. Virtus.pro salvaged their T-side campaign with three round victories at the end of the half and trailed 5-10 at halftime.

VP have reached another grand final

Virtus.pro's momentum carried over to the CT-side as they won the first nine rounds of the second half to lead 14-10. Heroic ended Virtus.pro's twelve round streak, winning four rounds and tying the game at 14-14.

In the penultimate round of the map, Jakob "⁠JUGi⁠" Hansen got two kills in a 1vs3 situation but was stopped by Jarosław "⁠pashaBiceps⁠" Jarząbkowski who gave Virtus.pro one map point. The Poles finished it off with a 3vs3 retake, winning the map 16-14.

Heroic were unable to win a map against VP

The second map, Cache, started with Heroic on the CT-side. Andreas "⁠MODDII⁠" Fridh got a quad kill in a 2vs4 post-plant situation to win the first round for Heroic. After losing the following two rounds, Virtus.pro answered with pashaBiceps's quad kill as they trailed 3-1.

Virtus.pro couldn't initiate a streak and Heroic led 7-3 at one point in the first half. However, just like on Nuke, Virtus.pro started a comeback and finished the first half with an 8-7 lead. Virtus.pro had a strong CT-side and won eight rounds in a row to win the map 16-7 and series 2-0, advancing to the grand final in Shanghai.

Matchpage
2
0
4th November 2017
16
Nuke
14
16
Cache
7

 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 50 - 29 +21 89.1 1.48
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 39 - 33 +6 78.0 1.15
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 32 - 34 -2 74.8 1.02
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 32 - 35 -3 64.4 0.97
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 33 - 43 -10 68.8 0.86
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 41 - 38 +3 84.9 1.20
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 41 - 39 +2 89.1 1.11
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 34 - 37 -3 73.4 1.03
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 35 - 38 -3 72.9 1.01
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 23 - 34 -11 46.3 0.72

Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1123
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1096
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
913
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.10
Nubs
2017-11-04 11:21
gg
2017-11-04 11:21
Ez
2017-11-04 11:21
expected
2017-11-04 11:21
noice
2017-11-04 11:21
good job vp
2017-11-04 11:21
#7
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Portugal Cospar
Finally VP is going to win one good prizepool tournament
2017-11-04 11:21
Unexpected really :D
2017-11-04 11:21
#42
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United States Phamous3k
VP back to back grand finals. They not playing lol
2017-11-04 14:18
#9
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Israel Golanchik
to ez for neo
2017-11-04 11:21
wp
2017-11-04 11:21
smurfing papito<3
2017-11-04 11:21
Chokeroic
2017-11-04 11:22
#13
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Italy m4atty09
vp vs hellraisers final lul
2017-11-04 11:23
#14
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Poland Oleczeq
Papito 2k14 PogChamp
2017-11-04 11:23
#16
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Faroe Islands shubaNN
they will lose to HR
2017-11-04 11:25
And VP will climb to top 5 ranking after winning this t3 event, its a joke tbh.
2017-11-04 11:26
#19
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Sweden aer1aL
Event Team - ESL Pro League Season 6 Europe ESL Pro League Season 6 Europe Denmark North 5-6th EPICENTER 2017 EPICENTER 2017 Denmark North 3-4th ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017 ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017 Denmark North 3-4th IEM Oakland 2017 Europe Closed Qualifier IEM Oakland 2017 Europe Closed Qualifier Denmark North 5th ECS Season 4 EU Development League ECS Season 4 EU Development League Rather go to a T3 grand final than go out in groups in EVERY SINGLE TOURNAMENT.
2017-11-04 11:28
#23
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Pakistan perth
North actually really overrated tbh but he's kinda right this tournament will boost vp a few slots which is sorta meh.
2017-11-04 11:46
#47
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United States Ironwolf21
I mean it’s not like they beat Faze or G2...............
2017-11-04 15:16
#18
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Sweden aer1aL
EZ 4 VP
2017-11-04 11:27
1.6
2017-11-04 11:29
expected more force from heroic but wp
2017-11-04 11:30
Virtus PLOW
2017-11-04 11:45
#24
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Nepal Naughty_O
Expected. Routine for #1 team in the world.
2017-11-04 11:50
+1 joelz fan brother
2017-11-04 11:53
#27
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Poland qube1
ez
2017-11-04 12:02
#28
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Poland mamba99999
expected
2017-11-04 12:09
#29
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India S2H
Ez for VP and will win this :D
2017-11-04 12:10
#30
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Denmark qwedsa
ez major for VP
2017-11-04 12:11
finally a tournament they can win
2017-11-04 12:11
plow is back
2017-11-04 12:13
#33
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Czech Republic KLothbrok
VP will win this one
2017-11-04 12:14
#34
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Denmark Xipingu
Heroic is a meme at this point lmao
2017-11-04 13:09
Fuck you Heroic, how tf is es3tag not bottom fragger. The fuck. Niko + Jugi should be top.
2017-11-04 13:09
<3
2017-11-04 13:13
gj papa
2017-11-04 13:32
Expected
2017-11-04 13:43
nice
2017-11-04 13:45
GG VP <3 !
2017-11-04 13:49
#41
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Poland Bystro
Noice
2017-11-04 13:58
if they dont win this tournament they should disband
2017-11-04 14:20
#44
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United Kingdom Peath
Pasha ez carry. Goddamn.
2017-11-04 14:29
My man papito <3
2017-11-04 14:30
papa <3
2017-11-04 14:44
VP finals very weekend. gg
2017-11-04 15:29
the academy owes VP an Oscar
2017-11-04 15:43
#50
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Poland kever
VP <3
2017-11-05 13:20
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