Renegades beat HellRaisers; to face Virtus.pro in final

Renegades won two maps to one against HellRaisers in Shanghai for a berth in the final where they will be facing the favorites, Virtus.pro.

The second semifinal in Shanghai kicked off on Cobblestone with Renegades planting on B in large part thanks to a double by Karlo "⁠USTILO⁠" Pivac, but a double by Kristjan "⁠fejtZ⁠" Allsaar and triple by Kirill "⁠ANGE1⁠" Karasiow allowed HellRaisers to retake and win the first round. After losing the eco, Renegades won the first gun round as they swept HellRaisers. A quad-kill by ANGE1 the following round put his team back on track, though, forcing Renegades on an eco.

Down 1-6, Renegades got the man advantage after Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic won a duel against Bence "⁠DeadFox⁠" Böröcz. Moving towards A for an execute, a double by Noah "⁠Nifty⁠" Francis opened the round for the Australian-American team that were able to close out the round. Down 3-7, Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage outplayed DeadFox in a 1vs1 to reset HellRaisers and further close the gap deep into the first half. HellRaisers were finally able to go ahead into the half, 10-5.

Winning a 1vs2 in the second pistol round, NAF kept Renegades in the game, as they climbed back to 7-10 before the first gun round. With full AKs and Renegades with four UMPs and one M4A1-s on NAF, HellRaisers had the advantage and took advantage of it as Issa "⁠ISSAA⁠" Murad closed the round out in a 1vs2 againt jks and Nifty.

Gaining some momentum, HellRaisers won three rounds in a row, to go up 13-7, but Renegades were able to strike back with two solid defenses, not allowing the European team to plant either time. Putting up a wall, Renegades made it all the way back to 13-13 going into the twenty-seventh round, causing HellRaisers to call a pause. Ultimately, the North American crystalized the comeback with jks putting the last nail in HellRaisers’s coffin with an ace in the last round, closing it out 16-14.

Renegades made it to the final after a 2-1 victory over HellRaisers

A B rush gave HellRaisers the opening round on Overpass, as they flooded the site taking out all opposition. Having won the anti-ecos, HellRaisers were unable to keep it up as a fully armed Renegades defended the sites three times to bring the match back to a tie and start building an economy.

After trading rounds for a 4-4 tie, Renegades were able to win an afterplant with a triple by jks in the round to take the lead for the first time in the half, further increasing it to 6-4 after winning an eco against the European side. Quickly Renegades found themselves with 9-6 lead going into the half, which could have been 10-5 had Aaron "⁠AZR⁠" Ward been able to clutch against ISSAA a second earlier in the last round giving him enough time to defuse.

HellRaisers stole the second pistol round as DeadFox defused the bomb in a smoke while fejtZ kept USTILO, the last Renegades player alive, busy. Winning an anti-eco and the first gun round, HellRaisers tied it back up 9-9, and winning against an eco on the following round found themselves in the lead once again since the beginning of the first half.

Having won the six first rounds of the half and putting the steamroller on, HellRaisers took a 13-9 lead before Renegades could retaliate. The European team then reset the Australian-American team with doubles by ANGE1 and fejtZ, to take the 14-10 and all but seal the deal to take it to a third map. USTILO won a 1vs1 afterplant against fejtZ to get the eleventh round on the board, but it was HellRaisers who took the map, 16-11, taking it to the decider, Mirage.

ISSAA has been showing up in his maiden international event with HellRaisers

The third map kicked of with Renegades dominating as they won the first five rounds of their CT side half without a hitch, and were able to keep rolling during the second gun round as NAF got quick double on mid to give his team a 5vs3 advantage in the round.

Finally HellRaisers were able to get on the board as fejtZ got a double entry to allow his team to plant, but Renegades were quick to retaliate, taking the 7-1 lead and not allowing the European team to build their economy.

Unable to be stopped, Renegades went into the second half of the decider map with a 12-3 lead over HellRaisers, that had to win the pistol round to keep their chances alive. They did, and also winning the first gun round, HellRaisers was suddenly mounting the comeback trailing just 8-12. Nifty opened the second gun round catching ANGE1 trying to go aggressive in palace. With a triple by jks, Renegades were able to put some distance between them and their rivals to keep on track towards a third map victory.

Doubles by AZR and NAF helped propel Renegades to the fourteenth round, forcing HellRaisers to take a pause ahead of a four CZ75 and armor one M4 armor buy round to try and stop Renegades from getting to match point, but a fake on the A site gave the Australian-American team free entry onto the B site which they were able to defend after planting without opposition. With no money to do anything, Renegades closed the map, and match, out, 16-8 earning in tomorrow’s final against Virtus.pro.

 HellRaisers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
59 - 55 +4 82.7 1.13
60 - 58 +2 82.6 1.09
49 - 52 -3 71.5 0.98
44 - 57 -13 60.3 0.89
44 - 58 -14 59.9 0.82
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
62 - 49 +13 85.4 1.26
57 - 50 +7 72.7 1.12
54 - 49 +5 75.7 1.09
61 - 53 +8 74.2 1.07
46 - 55 -9 66.8 0.95

Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
166
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
438
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1247
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
409
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.71
Estonia Kristjan 'fejtZ' Allsaar
Kristjan 'fejtZ' Allsaar
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
437
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
435
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
633
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' Böröcz
Bence 'DeadFox' Böröcz
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
521
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
United States Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
424
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
good game, well played guys :)
2017-11-04 15:46
3 replies
Good game indeed
2017-11-04 15:46
2 replies
NAF is a beast topping every Renegades matchup - revenge vs VP incoming - will be hard one
2017-11-04 17:39
1 reply
Not every match, But it feels like he is always top 2 of the scoreboard
2017-11-05 04:17
Go go jks
2017-11-04 15:46
gg
2017-11-04 15:46
gg
2017-11-04 15:46
gg for rng
2017-11-04 15:46
LETS GO RENEGADES
2017-11-04 15:46
#8
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New Zealand Glyphiss
Easy for Big Daddy Uce, Nafty and JAZR
2017-11-04 15:46
Ok
2017-11-04 15:46
gg
2017-11-04 15:46
Now im confused who will win this finals tbh
2017-11-04 15:47
wp issaa
2017-11-04 15:47
#13
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Europe funkydora
LETS GOOO
2017-11-04 15:47
lmao ez vp 2-0
2017-11-04 15:47
was kinda epexcting them to make this final from when I first saw the teams listed attending. they need to improve their t-side if they wanna stand a chance against vp and they can not risk making such critical mistakes.
2017-11-04 15:50
8 replies
expecting ? i wouldnt say, imagine hr with woxic and without zero/fejtz, could by 2-0 for hr
2017-11-04 17:21
heroic>renegades
2017-11-04 17:39
6 replies
And how many tournaments have there been where the favored 2 teams didnt make the final? Id say heroic are better than vp and slightly better than rng
2017-11-04 18:21
5 replies
he said that when he saw teams list attending it was expecting rng be in finals, you are talking shits
2017-11-04 18:25
4 replies
Im not talking shit. You said were implying that renegades weren't expected to go to the final because hr didnt have there full lineup and heroic are better than renegades. And I agreed but i added a reason why they easily had a chance at making the final
2017-11-04 18:28
2 replies
its different when someone says that rng have chance to final / its expecting that rng will be in finals
2017-11-04 18:32
1 reply
well that was my expectation for rng - never said that this high expectation for rng was a spoken opinion of the majority, its just the standards I see rng need to be at if they ever want this particular lineup to flourish. if they couldn't make the finals of this tournament what could they possibly achieve any where else? look at the players on their team, rng finally have a strong lineup of players so I think its time they started to put up better results - which they have been as of recent. if they don't start to make good runs in tournaments I guarantee that nifty will be picked up by liquid and naf might even be taken away too by some team. these two are such impactful players for the team, and to lose them within 6-12 months would be detrimental towards rng.
2017-11-05 01:31
i was expecting rng to make finals against heroic, assuming that vp were not going to play as well as they did at epicenter and continue poor form. my top 4 before the tournament started were rng, heroic, tyloo and hr (in no specific order). I'm not talking out of my ass - based on the teams attending this seemed the most likely top 4 - only it ended up being vp instead of tyloo.
2017-11-05 01:16
so sad for that 16-14... they could easily get that.. nevermind at least it was nice to see ISSA and fejtZ playing and I am sure that with w0xic they will be better! they really missed AWP on cobblestone...
2017-11-04 15:52
9 replies
do you think -deadfox +woxic would be good, and keep fetjz?
2017-11-04 15:53
8 replies
#18
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New Zealand Glyphiss
Zero is benched so the current lineup is -Deadfox -Ange1 -Fejtz (Stand-in) -Woxic -Issa
2017-11-04 15:56
6 replies
oh I see. thanks!
2017-11-04 15:57
I think he means that who should fejtZ replace, Zero or DeadFox
2017-11-04 15:58
technicly they still got bondik as well and I like the idea of substitution for players in e-sports :D some soft of additional motivation factor
2017-11-04 15:59
3 replies
#24
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New Zealand Glyphiss
Absolutely! I would love it if more top teams got an academy team, keep swapping players between the two teams depending on who is/isn't performing.
2017-11-04 16:01
The idea is fun for spectators but not at all for players... They want to play. They dont want to sit as the bench warmer.
2017-11-04 22:56
1 reply
if you wanna play - you should perform good as well, like in every other team sports, and it sounds even fair imagine a team got ability to swap player for a certain position and such substitution affects teamplay and etc, but that's just imo
2017-11-05 22:39
fejtZ hasn't shown a lot yet and DF usually feels confident when he can only focus on playing riffle and helping ANGE1with calling rounds. if fejtz shows that he has bigger firepower than DF or Zero he has place in this team
2017-11-04 15:57
lol at everyone that was saying group A was stacked... where are those teams now
2017-11-04 16:04
#29
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Poland Unluko
Ez for Nifty and NAF
2017-11-04 16:08
Hopefully RNG can win their first title (other than the asian minor) itll be amazing
2017-11-04 16:19
I wish w0xic played in palce of Zero, but zer0 was ok throughout the even anyway.... gg
2017-11-04 16:19
2 replies
Zero > Fejtz > Deadfox
2017-11-05 04:19
1 reply
Thats fine with me
2017-11-05 04:24
Dream team HR: Issa Ange1 Woxic Zero Fejtz Botfox poor performance
2017-11-04 16:25
ez for vp reneshites can't beat VP
2017-11-04 16:27
why zero playing? (he was inactive)
2017-11-04 16:40
2 replies
Woxic couldn't get his visa because country made it fucking near impossible for it to happen. Hes fucked for int events unless he can somehow get it.
2017-11-04 22:55
1 reply
ty
2017-11-05 09:18
you see the level of the match when naf is the top fragger on the winning side xd
2017-11-04 16:41
2 replies
didn't naf top frag during eleague, when optic defeated astralis, rather handedly?
2017-11-04 16:54
1 reply
yes one time in 2342340823-042934 years LUL
2017-11-04 17:25
#37
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Finland Smoonah
is final today or nah
2017-11-04 17:11
3 replies
#42
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Denmark Xipingu
Nah
2017-11-04 17:46
2 replies
#47
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Finland Smoonah
damn I missed like all the matches :(
2017-11-04 18:39
1 reply
#49
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Denmark Xipingu
Rip :((( me too tho but for Blizzcon so is ok
2017-11-04 21:29
god forgives...... rng ARENT.
2017-11-05 04:18
#58
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Australia Not_One
NAF really is the consistency the team has needed for a long time. All the players can top the board on any given day, but they can also slump so hard seemingly out of nowhere. It also seems his consistency helps to bring the others up with him somewhat, USTILO has had some great games recently and fairly often too. So happy for RNG they deserve to be up there with the greats, lets hope for a good game with VP
2017-11-05 04:30
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