Space Soldiers eliminate Chiefs; advance to semi-final

Space Soldiers took down Chiefs 16-9 on Cobblestone to take the second seed out of group A and advance to the MDL Global Challenge playoffs.

The group A decider took place on Cobblestone, where Space Soldiers seized the early lead, starting by claiming a chaotic pistol round on the A site. Playing from the T side, the Turks went on to win the two first buy rounds as well, with the first one being a 2v1 and the second one being a 1v1.

Despite the buy rounds being close and Chiefs being able to do decent damage on their ecos, Space Soldiers were able to build a significant bank as they went 7-0 up. Alistair "aliStair" Johnston picked up a double on B long with the AWP and a total of four in the eight round to get his side on the board, only for the Australians to be reset in the next one.

Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli's team was already 9-1 up when Chiefs earned their next round as Space Soldiers' B play was read and flanked. That allowed the Australian side to finish the half with a total of four rounds (4-11).

MAJ3R put up good numbers in his team's win over Chiefs

Tyler "tucks" Reilly entry on A in the pistol round caused Space Soldiers to overrotate to the site and allowed Chiefs easy entry into B, but Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş's double as he was rotating into the bombsite got the round back in control of the Turkish side, who clutched the 2v2 to secure their second pistol.

The Australians weren't able to win a force buy, going down 13-3 before they started chaining rounds together on the Terrorist side. A fast A long push overwhelmed the defensive side and yielded Chiefs another round win (8-13).

After reaching nine rounds, with five won in a row, Chiefs' comeback attempt was stopped. The Turkish side secured comfortable round wins back-to-back to stop the Australians' momentum and closed out the game 16-9.

 Space Soldiers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' ArkınCalyx 23 - 15 +8 92.3 1.47
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' KüpeliMAJ3R 22 - 15 +7 86.4 1.36
Turkey Engin 'ngiN' KorngiN 17 - 15 +2 81.5 1.11
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 19 - 18 +1 77.4 1.08
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahocapaz 13 - 17 -4 56.1 0.90
 Chiefs K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Joshua 'INS' PotterINS 19 - 20 -1 94.7 1.07
Australia Alistair 'aliStair' JohnstonaliStair 18 - 17 +1 77.8 1.07
Australia Liam 'malta' Schembrimalta 16 - 17 -1 62.3 0.98
Australia Tyler 'tucks' Reillytucks 14 - 21 -7 70.1 0.92
Australia Peter 'pecks' Nguyenpecks 13 - 19 -6 60.0 0.85

With this result, Space Soldiers will advance to the semi-final and will play eXtatus later today.

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
Australia Alistair 'aliStair' Johnston
Alistair 'aliStair' Johnston
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
691
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Australia Tyler 'tucks' Reilly
Tyler 'tucks' Reilly
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
683
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
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
#1
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Turkey Ch0p$1sh 
Ok
2018-01-06 16:59
ggwp komsou
2018-01-06 17:09
#26
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Turkey Ch0p$1sh 
Ty
2018-01-06 17:17
#31
kebab | 
Turkey Styyx 
Ty geitonas Have a kebab day! -VeryKebabGuy
2018-01-06 17:21
hahahaha^
2018-01-06 18:07
#62
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
hahahaha^ [2]
2018-01-06 18:39
#2
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Denmark Whispyy 
Gg
2018-01-06 16:59
#68
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Australia KatVian 
Damn so close
2018-01-06 20:19
Wp
2018-01-06 17:00
#4
COCAINE | 
Syria Kansur 
ez
2018-01-06 17:00
#5
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
nice
2018-01-06 17:00
#6
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Afghanistan CEO_of_HLTV 
Lelele
2018-01-06 17:00
expected
2018-01-06 17:00
expected af
2018-01-06 17:00
ez
2018-01-06 17:01
#10
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Sweden crindz 
so ez for MAJ3R!
2018-01-06 17:00
Turks = big bitches
2018-01-06 17:01
says the 3rd world :D
2018-01-06 17:03
#18
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Australia StVincent 
+1
2018-01-06 17:04
+2
2018-01-06 17:11
#35
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina MRYENER 
+3
2018-01-06 17:33
3rd world? 5th world you mean
2018-01-06 17:35
lmao xDDDDDD
2018-01-06 17:37
+1 but poland also 3rd world
2018-01-06 17:37
nt german no scene xD
2018-01-06 17:38
nt russia no scene
2018-01-06 17:38
russia ? xDDDD
2018-01-06 17:39
german ? xDDDD
2018-01-06 17:43
show your real flag ?
2018-01-06 17:44
i do
2018-01-06 17:46
stupid brazilian
2018-01-06 17:47
nt ruski
2018-01-06 17:48
3rd world brazil high crime rates and cocky 10 iq people xD
2018-01-06 17:49
im not from brazil you ruski
2018-01-06 17:50
nt you are brazilian because you are triggered xD
2018-01-06 17:51
im not a monkey you are german colony
2018-01-06 17:53
so what ???
2018-01-06 17:54
cry is free
2018-01-06 17:55
cry is free dumb brazilan xD
2018-01-06 17:55
nt german colonist
2018-01-06 17:55
nt brazil rain > cheater cold
2018-01-06 17:56
+1 all EU > poland
2018-01-06 19:16
#63
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Asia ElemeNt4ffff 
Poland?¿ Gj first world!
2018-01-06 18:54
#63
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Asia ElemeNt4ffff 
Poland?¿ Gj first world!
2018-01-06 18:54
Turkish scene is growing up
2018-01-06 18:39
#70
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
Bad b8 Try harder banana kid
2018-01-06 22:41
#12
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Australia JingleBells 
Rip my boys. Better luck next time
2018-01-06 17:01
Ok, now post the top 13 player
2018-01-06 17:01
#14
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Turkey inmortial27 
GG
2018-01-06 17:02
#15
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Israel Trust_me_bro 
Who?
2018-01-06 17:02
#32
kebab | 
Turkey Styyx 
Jew talking shit about tr scene OMEGALUL Have a kebab day! -VeryKebabGuy
2018-01-06 17:22
xantaresGOD top 1
2018-01-06 17:04
lol
2018-01-06 17:18
#19
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Kuwait Wow_HG 
Xantares +1 vs Tier 26186419642 Sad :(
2018-01-06 17:04
2nd highest LAN rating in 2017 behind Vilga (female player) Vilga 1.37 rating Xantares 1.35 rating
2018-01-06 19:25
#67
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Kuwait Wow_HG 
Important events?
2018-01-06 19:39
#21
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Australia Dadecum 
if chiefs had texta ez 16-0
2018-01-06 17:06
#24
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Norway Napapijri 
EZ for Zayn Malik
2018-01-06 17:10
LUL CHIEFS
2018-01-06 17:19
#33
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Turkey tastemycobra 
Xantares and paz struggles too much on cbble ct side. They need to do sth about it.
2018-01-06 17:25
#34
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Denmark potatomato 
Huge upset
2018-01-06 17:25
#37
Snax | 
Poland drammar 
lantares xD
2018-01-06 17:36
#38
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Bangladesh ss^.^  
Aslan
2018-01-06 17:36
This wasn't solid at all pazz is not in a good shape
2018-01-06 17:49
#59
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Hungary Corc 
Expected
2018-01-06 17:59
Rip
2018-01-06 21:32
hope SS will advance to major :3
2018-01-22 20:01
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