Renegades win SL i-League Invitational Shanghai 2017 over Virtus.pro
Renegades have won SL i-League Invitational Shanghai 2017 after beating Virtus.pro 2-0 in the grand final (16-8 on Mirage and 16-10 on Train).
The grand final started on Mirage where the Polish team were on the CT-side in the first half. Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski's triple kill in the pistol round gave the lead to Virtus.pro and the Poles went on to pick up the anti-ecos to lead 3-0.
Virtus.pro grabbed the pistol round victory on the T-side but they couldn't go on to tie the game as they lost the third round of the half. Renegades put on an impressive CT-side performance and won seven rounds in a row to win the map 16-8.
Train kicked off with Renegades on the T-side. Aaron "AZR" Ward's team won the first three rounds but lost the fourth one (3-1). Noah "Nifty" Francis clutched a 1vs2 to respond and later Karlo "USTILO" Pivac clutched a 1vs3 to extend his team's lead to 6-1.
Just when Virtus.pro were mounting a comeback (7-5), Nifty got a quad kill to give Renegades their eighth round. USTILO's quad kill in the fifteenth round made it 10-5 in favor of Renegades at halftime.
USTILO & company won the first three rounds in the second half to make it 13-5 but Virtus.pro replied in the first weapon round (13-6). Virtus.pro couldn't get close to Renegades even though the Poles won five rounds in a row. Renegades won the map 16-10 and the series 2-0 to become the SL i-League Invitational Shanghai champions.
|Virtus.pro||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali||38 - 38||0||91.1||1.13|
|Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax||34 - 34||0||57.8||0.91|
|Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps||34 - 38||-4||71.9||0.91|
|Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO||29 - 38||-9||66.0||0.80|
|Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ||15 - 36||-21||46.9||0.62|
|Renegades||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty||47 - 27||+20||87.4||1.48|
|Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF||39 - 30||+9||90.9||1.27|
|Justin 'jks' Savagejks||32 - 30||+2||71.1||1.13|
|Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO||33 - 31||+2||72.5||1.11|
|Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR||33 - 32||+1||75.2||1.09|
Full standings at SL i-League Invitational Shanghai 2017:
1. Renegades - $75,000 2. Virtus.pro - $35,000 3. HellRaisers - $15,000 4. Heroic - $10,000 5-6. Spirit - $4,500 5-6. Flash - $4,500 7-8. TYLOO - $3,000 7-8. HAVU - $3,000