Space Soldiers beat eXtatus; advance to MDL final

Space Soldiers beat eXtatus, losing Overpass but winning on Mirage and Inferno, earning themselves a spot at the MDL Global Challenge LAN final.

The match started on Overpass, Space Soldiers’ pick, but it was eXtatus that got off to a flying start, winning the CT-side pistol round, the anti-ecos, and the first gun round with a big quad-kill from David "frozen" Čerňanský, who was 15-1 after the first six rounds.

Finally Space Soldiers got on the board with a play towards A, but were instantly traded and after losing a forcebuy were down 1-8 and on an eco. Down 1-10, Engin "ngiN" Kor won a 1vs2 afterplant on B to get one more tally on the board. Finally, the Turkish side was able to scrape a few more rounds to go into the half 5-10.

Space Soldiers lost the second pistol round, but won the forcebuy to stay in the game, and after winning their anti-ecos and the first gun round were back in the game, trailing by two. Within one after winning another anti-eco, Space Soldiers lost a 3vs3 in the second gun round of the half.

A quad by Jindřich "ZEDKO" Chyba then got a four kills, including two headshots on short A, opening the map for his team to take the 13th round. Ultimately, eXtatus were able to close the map out, 16-12, without letting Space Soldiers take the lead at any point, and took the 1-0 lead into their map pick, Mirage.

MAJ3R & co. will fight to retain their title in the final

eXtatus was again able to take the pistol round, and the following anti-eco, but a successful B play by Space Soldiers on the first gun round kept the Turks in the game as they tied it up 2-2 against the forcebuy. Having won against a full eco, Space Soldiers further increased their lead to 4-2 after once again exploiting the B site.

eXtatus were finally able to stop a B play to stay close, 3-5, but were reset when Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli beat ZEDKO in a 1vs1 afterplant sending eXtatus back into an eco. Space Soldiers kept dominating the half, not allowing eXtatus to win crucial rounds and forcing the Slovak-Czech team to play with pistols.

Down 5-10, eXtatus won the pistol round with three big afterplant kills by Richard "queztone" Strnátko defending the A site plant from short to keep his team in the running. After the anti-ecos, with 10-8 on the board for Space Soldiers, the teams traded rounds but it was finally Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş & co. that chained some rounds and kept themselves in the lead, 13-9, while keeping eXtatus’ economy at bay. Ultimately, Space Soldiers locked down the map on the CT side, 16-9, taking it to the decider, Inferno.

frozen was a standout player for eXtatus against Space Soldiers

Once again eXtatus started the map getting ahead, and scraped by against a pistol buy from Space Soldiers in the first anti-eco. After starting 0-3, Space Soldiers took two rounds, but eXtatus were able to take B successfully detonate the bomb. Both teams then traded rounds, but eXtatus came out on top as Space Soldiers struggled to buy on the CT side.

eXtatus planted and had a 1vs3 defense up 6-3, but a big triple by Ahmet "paz" Karahoca who was then able to defuse kept his team in the running early in the decider. Stopping another B rush and a play in mid, Space Soldiers evened it out at 6-6. Finally, eXtatus were able to take the lead into the half, albeit just barely, 8-7.

The second pistol round went the way of eXtatus as frozen played a huge role on the retake with three kills, and were able to win against a pistol buy thanks to Martin "MonttY" Melišek sticking a defuse in a 1vs1 against paz. Having planted both rounds, Space Soldiers bought on the third, and a 1vs2 by XANTARES kept Space Soldiers close, 8-10.

Finally, Space Soldiers took the lead in the late stretch of the three-map bout, taking advantage of the holes in eXtatus’s defense, but eXtatus were able to tie it back up, 12-12, with a heroic defense with the AWP by frozen on the B site. After losing the lead, Space Soldiers took a timeout, and with a late B plant and defense, were able to once again bring the match to a tie. Ultimately, though, Space Soldiers were able to win it as Buğra "Calyx" Arkın planted and won the last 1vs1 of the match to close Inferno out 16-13.

 eXtatus K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 67 - 59 +8 84.3 1.18
Slovakia Martin 'MonttY' MelišekMonttY 57 - 53 +4 70.0 1.05
Czech Republic Jindřich 'ZEDKO' ChybaZEDKO 61 - 63 -2 84.2 1.03
Czech Republic Patrik 'DEV7L' StuchlíkDEV7L 49 - 58 -9 68.6 0.96
Slovakia Richard 'queztone' Strnátkoqueztone 43 - 58 -15 65.1 0.86
 Space Soldiers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 57 - 61 -4 91.9 1.21
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' ArkınCalyx 67 - 52 +15 80.2 1.19
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahocapaz 62 - 56 +6 82.7 1.14
Turkey Engin 'ngiN' KorngiN 54 - 51 +3 64.6 1.03
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' KüpeliMAJ3R 49 - 57 -8 69.7 0.95

Turkey Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
712
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.21
Maps played:
1030
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Slovakia Richard 'queztone' Strnátko
Richard 'queztone' Strnátko
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
659
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
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
Czech Republic Jindřich 'ZEDKO' Chyba
Jindřich 'ZEDKO' Chyba
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
495
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
727
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Slovakia Martin 'MonttY' Melišek
Martin 'MonttY' Melišek
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
522
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
751
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
755
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
#1
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Poland cGev 
"SS <3" -AdygeA
2018-01-06 22:44
#9
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Finland Lehtori 
with zedko and devil on roster extatus isnt going anywhere
2018-01-06 22:44
Zedko has his bright games, but dev7l should be replaced for sure
2018-01-06 22:46
#74
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Turkey Mustafa- 
SS too good i think SS tier 1 team and will win major qualifier
2018-01-06 23:28
#80
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Sweden MrIgnii 
I hope thats a joke
2018-01-07 00:33
#87
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Macau fivemorning 
They will go to the major
2018-01-07 03:36
#88
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Sweden MrIgnii 
Yeah sure but they wont finish 1st in the new challenger stage also known as the major qualifier over faze, g2, navi,cloud9, etc.
2018-01-07 03:46
yea it's too hard for spaceS but remember faze finished pgl krakow with 0-3
2018-01-07 06:27
#96
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Sweden MrIgnii 
They didnt have this roster
2018-01-07 11:55
#23
Xizt | 
Czech Republic davskal 
Are you lowkey fakeflag slovak lol?
2018-01-06 22:46
#40
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Finland Lehtori 
ei siul ois iskee hiema autismisuutta? take that for what its worth
2018-01-06 22:52
#43
Xizt | 
Czech Republic davskal 
I can say ripuli on märkää kakkaa. And I am fairly confident you said something about autism. That's not cool man, autism and other mental disorders are serious topics.
2018-01-06 22:54
#81
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Sweden MrIgnii 
Not in hltv lol
2018-01-07 00:33
#29
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
Does armenia even have a scene in CS? OMEGALUL
2018-01-06 22:49
#47
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Brazil m4ri 
kqly :D
2018-01-06 22:55
#53
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Poland cGev 
Do you have any kind of impact on the turkish CS scene? I don't think having a tier 10 team while you did nothing to reach their level is worth bragging.
2018-01-06 22:59
#57
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Brazil m4ri 
tier 10 ??
2018-01-06 23:02
#82
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United Kingdom dxy^ 
Someone is mad because they have no scene, Space Soldiers is T2 edging t1 at the moment but t2 due to consistency. 0/8 though.
2018-01-07 00:54
edging t1? In which universe do you live bro?
2018-01-07 09:25
#93
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
T10? Nt Fuckin Kurdish
2018-01-07 09:58
#94
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Poland cGev 
Says a guy with a country populated with 20 millions of Kurds.
2018-01-07 10:05
#97
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
Yeah,sadly you fuckin roaches isolated the country.
2018-01-07 12:50
Who care for Armenia?!? Nobody ! Turkey is 3rdworld, but Armenia is worst than Afrika. Amk
2018-01-07 13:27
#102
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Poland cGev 
Salty children like you who sit all they and complain and trash talk other countries while they have next to no imact on their country's well being are the cause of the littered population.
2018-01-07 16:21
Turks are the worst people on cs ever, when you meet them in mm or anything either they don't know English at all or play as shit
2018-01-07 16:57
#109
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
just like u
2018-01-09 14:41
#108
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United Kingdom dxy^ 
I'm kurdish, what the problem? :)
2018-01-09 00:16
#64
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Turkey AdygeA 
ty bro :D
2018-01-06 23:10
LAWL
2018-01-06 23:14
such wow
2018-01-06 22:43
gg ez skins Kappa
2018-01-06 22:52
#3
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Turkey AdygeA 
SS <3
2018-01-06 22:43
#24
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New Zealand onelover11 
god calyx
2018-01-06 22:46
#36
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Turkey AdygeA 
Yep, calyx filled old xantares :)
2018-01-06 22:50
#4
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
Mom,get the camera,I'm first! Edit : Fourth
2018-01-06 22:44
#25
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New Zealand onelover11 
nice one :D
2018-01-06 22:47
#30
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
:D
2018-01-06 22:49
first
2018-01-06 22:43
#48
Snax | 
Poland drammar 
so close
2018-01-06 22:56
I know haha
2018-01-06 22:58
xdxdxd
2018-01-06 22:43
#7
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Norway Phancy11 
Best game so far on this tournament, GG to both teams.
2018-01-06 22:43
#26
paz | 
Turkey Alptekin43 
+1
2018-01-06 22:47
Go back the school kids OMEGA LUL
2018-01-06 22:43
Xantares boosting services
2018-01-06 22:44
#18
rain | 
Slovakia verg1ll 
wtf, calyx and maj3r played way better than him
2018-01-06 22:45
#39
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Slovakia zephh1337 
you just cannot explain to diehard turkish fans that xantares isn't the reincarnated cs god. EDIT: Thanks for the daily cringe SS fans, haven't cringed this much for months. Note to self: Don't go into the hltv comment section ever again.
2018-01-06 22:52
#56
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Europe osshake 
dude XANTARES has one of the best aim i've ever see and his playstyle like "just killing whatever in front of me" it's glorious. by the way, HE only have that godlike feelin when SS play T side xD (SS only good with ak's & sometimes it's very hard for them cause they not have a real AWPer).
2018-01-06 23:00
#58
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Slovakia zephh1337 
I'm not denying anything you've said, but xantares isn't going batshit insane every damn game like the turkish SS fans think. Obviously his aim is really good but that's just a fraction of what makes a really good player.
2018-01-06 23:02
#84
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Canada SummerClassic 
Xantares has never proven himself on the top level, so what if he has good aim? He can't even compete with the top and yet people are treating him like a godsend like when people first heard about bntet
2018-01-07 02:43
#95
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Turkey fantacsgo 
remember HTC 2VS2 tournement , Xantares and Calyx beast tier1 players
2018-01-07 11:19
#99
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Brazil vinett_ 
OFC 2v2 proves a lot of pro scene CS
2018-01-07 14:21
With raw aim, which calyx was the star over xantares in that 2v2. But so what? You can have young prodigies like sergej and frozen that could out aim the both of them, but why aren't they at the top? They don't have the mentality and are not good enough as a team. SS as a team is terrible. They have all this talent yet they can't get to the top depstirs their players being really good individually
2018-01-08 00:10
SPCE SOLDRS WIN. THNK YOU. XANTRES BEZT AIM CSGO PLYR IN WORLD.!!!! TURKEYYYYYY!! <3 <3
2018-01-06 22:44
Thanks for the daily cringe dose
2018-01-06 22:47
#54
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Sri Lanka Supremeluck7 
Xantres played like shit
2018-01-06 23:00
he's trolling and prolly fakeflagging. just check his posts they're all same.
2018-01-06 23:42
n1
2018-01-06 22:44
#14
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Albania VeryBadGuy 
Lmao how the fuck ss going to the final with xantares bad performance
2018-01-06 22:44
#15
paz | 
Turkey Alptekin43 
Ty Calyx... Just thank you
2018-01-06 22:44
respect with all my heart to frozen <3 but... xantaresGOD top 1 ez 4 the best player to ever touch counter strike. the turky terminator.
2018-01-06 22:44
#35
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
U again? HAHAHAHA I LOVE HOW CREATIVE YOU ARE ABOUT FINDING NAMES TO PLAYERS
2018-01-06 22:50
Xantares didnt perform much. Calyx was way better and pazz i also like paz insta headshots. Still unhappy to cant see good awping skills but happy to win
2018-01-06 22:53
#44
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
+1
2018-01-06 22:54
hahaha
2018-01-06 23:14
#17
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Poland zJe 
WP both
2018-01-06 22:45
#19
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Other VeryGoodGuy 
When extasus can not shoot thru smokes or woods/doors because it is not online! Have a good day! -VeryGoodGuy
2018-01-06 22:46
Not funny tho
2018-01-06 22:54
#100
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Other VeryGoodGuy 
I didn't mean to be fun. They always shot so many bullets thru the cobblestone mid door and frozen got like 7 smoke kills in one map. Have a good day! -VeryGoodGuy
2018-01-07 14:49
#85
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Canada SummerClassic 
When SS can't compete with the top level and will forever stay in t2... ASK win one match offline against SK and they are being treated like they are God's at the game
2018-01-07 02:46
#101
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Other VeryGoodGuy 
I didn't state that SS were gods of cs. I just said that extasus are overrated onliners. Have a good day! -VeryGoodGuy
2018-01-07 14:49
#20
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Portugal dracø 
Frozen is so far ahead of his team, this kid gonna be huge in a few years! Didn't expect much from this match, but it ended up being really good. Xantares didn't drop his usual numbers, but his impact was immense.
2018-01-06 22:46
#46
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Norway Phancy11 
If cs dont die before he come to his prime lul. Just look on twitch numbers, cs most of the time not even in top 5. So sad valve dont give a fuck about cs.
2018-01-06 22:55
#62
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Portugal dracø 
Sadly true :\ But as long as companies keep pumping ££€€$$ in tournaments and gaben gets his share the pro scene will carry on.
2018-01-06 23:10
#21
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Europe martwica 
Winner gets destroyed by AGO tomorrow
2018-01-06 22:46
#37
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
Nt
2018-01-06 22:51
0/8
2018-01-06 23:10
#27
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
I love how lantares has the highest ADR everygame no matter the k/d
2018-01-06 22:47
#31
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Slovakia zephh1337 
GodFROZENN.
2018-01-06 22:49
Frozen aim reactions to the head was so impressive. Hopefully gonna play in a tier 1 team at near feature
2018-01-06 22:57
#52
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Slovakia zephh1337 
I wanna see him on a good team too but at the same time I want to see eXtatus pop as well since they're the best cz/sk team in the scene atm.
2018-01-06 22:58
Yeah it is really hard to make a solid team cause players-organisators are looking for quick sucess. HAVU and Extatus have potential but we gonna see if its gonna happen
2018-01-06 23:10
#65
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Slovakia zephh1337 
I'd reckon eXtatus should keep frozen and experiment with roster around him. Probably won't happen till he's able to attend all events.
2018-01-06 23:13
#33
Zeus | 
Azerbaijan pikachu$ 
Ez 4 Turkey <3
2018-01-06 22:50
#38
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Mexico d0naldtrump 
expected
2018-01-06 22:51
#49
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Turkey xC|sliCer 
e6zzzzzzzzzzzz
2018-01-06 22:56
wp to both teams
2018-01-06 23:00
queztone on lan xD he's an onliner
2018-01-06 23:04
he is pure onliner
2018-01-06 23:16
he does it on lan only sometimes
2018-01-06 23:18
he's slovakian tho maybe cheater ?
2018-01-06 23:19
idk :)
2018-01-06 23:20
Xantares top fragging with negative k/d lol
2018-01-06 23:26
props to rating 2.0
2018-01-06 23:44
yeah, and a good ADR too
2018-01-07 05:22
#91
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Brazil YARRAKTARES 
in the first match he had 11 kils 24 deaths and had SAME ADR (72) with a player who had 21 kills. how the fuck is that possible. he always manages to get that positive rating no matter what
2018-01-07 08:21
I would like to know how many assists he had too
2018-01-07 17:07
#77
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Turkey Thunderball 
x
2018-01-06 23:44
#78
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Australia StVincent 
xantares on lan
2018-01-06 23:49
after that performance on inferno.... i think that eXtatus needs a proper IGL
2018-01-06 23:58
queztone onliner :D
2018-01-07 01:28
#86
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Netherlands Deji 
Good, now give me a doner
2018-01-07 02:48
low iq turks
2018-01-07 17:21
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