Space Soldiers beat Misfits in Atlanta

Space Soldiers are now 2-1 at the ELEAGUE Major Main Qualifier after defeating Misfits 16-13 on Train.

The match kicked off with the North American side winning the Terrorist pistol thanks to a fast ivy push, and following that up with the next two rounds. In the first gun round, Space Soldiers were set to retake the B bombsite and grab their first on the board, but a crucial molotov from Sean "seang@res" Gares denied the CTs from defusing the bomb.

That would not crush Space Soldiers' hopes, and Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli's men started tightening up their defense to eventually get to the lead, 5-4, with an ace from Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş. It was then that Misfits called a tactical pause, which propelled the North Americans to take control of proceedings once again.

Still, a shoddy B execution from Misfits marked the beginning of a four-round streak from Space Soldiers, who would switch to the T-side with a 9-6 lead.

XANTARES was one of the key figures for Space Soldiers

Misfits started off the second half with yet another successful pistol to eventually bring the deficit to a minimum, 8-9. In a third-round buy, Space Soldiers got back to winning ways much thanks to two quick entry-kills from Ahmet "paz" Karahoca.

Nevertheless, Hunter "SicK" Mims and co. immediately responded in the next round, and followed that up with two more. From there on out, however, Space Soldiers came up huge, losing only two rounds before locking down the map 16-13.

 Misfits K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' KhanShahZaM 28 - 20 +8 90.1 1.28
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 21 - 19 +2 68.5 1.01
United States Hunter 'SicK' MimsSicK 18 - 22 -4 75.3 0.95
France David 'devoduvek' Dobrosavljevicdevoduvek 13 - 22 -9 57.4 0.73
United States Sean 'seang@res' Garesseang@res 8 - 21 -13 41.9 0.56
 Space Soldiers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 27 - 19 +8 93.9 1.46
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' ArkınCalyx 24 - 16 +8 80.8 1.26
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahocapaz 19 - 16 +3 70.6 1.15
Turkey Engin 'ngiN' KorngiN 17 - 17 0 59.4 0.89
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' KüpeliMAJ3R 17 - 21 -4 61.5 0.83

2-0
Europe mousesports United States Cloud9
Russia Vega Squadron France G2
2-1 1-2
Europe FaZe United States Misfits
Turkey Space Soldiers
France Envy
  Russia Quantum Bellator Fire
1-1
United States Liquid Australia Renegades
Ukraine Natus Vincere Germany Sprout
0-2
Russia FlipSid3 Kazakhstan AVANGAR
0-3 (eliminated)
China Flash  
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.21
Maps played:
1007
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
742
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
United States Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
740
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
717
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
713
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#1
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Austria Phil_1337 
Great match from SpaceSoldiers and especially from Xantares and Calyx!
2018-01-14 19:36
Xantares carry this guys to major winner ez allahtares #RUNISLAM
2018-01-14 19:36
Sus aptal orospu cocugu
2018-01-14 19:55
asdgahsghahas
2018-01-14 19:57
No respect
2018-01-14 21:23
#12
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France Nicolito 
no way u can be that fast
2018-01-14 19:36
xantaresGOD TOP1
2018-01-14 19:37
sean bot
2018-01-14 19:39
GG GODTARES
2018-01-14 19:37
#3
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Hungary StraYzie 
Why do I hate SS so much...???
2018-01-14 19:36
Cause you are a racist
2018-01-14 19:37
#73
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Hungary StraYzie 
I don't care about their nationality
2018-01-14 19:52
#29
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
cuz you are from Hungary ?
2018-01-14 19:38
#40
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Turkey DebbSoray 
Cause you hate Turks and Muslims. That's an easy question mate :)
2018-01-14 19:40
#74
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Hungary StraYzie 
I don't hate Turks nor Muslims
2018-01-14 19:52
#80
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Turkey DebbSoray 
Than sorry for judging you :)
2018-01-14 19:54
Then*
2018-01-14 20:21
Everytime some uk us of canadian trying to correct english to another nation 's people. I think this is not cool because here we dont have to be a professional writer. Just asking to you.
2018-01-14 21:26
Trying to help him correct his mistake so that he knows the difference next time. If you're going to get offended when someone corrects anothers mistake, get off the internet
2018-01-14 22:00
But not everybody thinking like you some of are using for underestimate people just saying.
2018-01-14 22:03
To be honest, I don't understand what you're trying to say but I only corrected him, if you thought I did it to piss him off, then you're wrong
2018-01-14 22:04
Yep that was the point,if it is then i apologize from you. Gl
2018-01-14 22:15
you can correct all of ma mistakes when u see one
2018-01-15 15:15
#47
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Canada SummerClassic 
Cause they're a shit team but aim carries them through games...
2018-01-14 19:41
#50
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Turkey DebbSoray 
Hahahah, i'm sure he thinks that :)
2018-01-14 19:42
#58
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Canada SummerClassic 
On an individual level, they have really great players. calyx, xantares and paz have sooo much impact in games. But as a team, they don't pay together really well and I don't think majer's IGLing is effective for his team
2018-01-14 19:44
#61
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Turkey DebbSoray 
They don't play usual cs cuz they don't have an awper. They must try to get 1v1 aim duels and win them. That's not healty play style but until having an awper that's the best thing they can do.
2018-01-14 19:46
#76
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Canada SummerClassic 
That's a terrible excuse. Majer awps quite a bit in games. And so you're trying to tell me that because they don't have a dedicated super, that that's the reason they can't compete with top teams? Hmmm, I'm having a hard time believing that... That's also the excuse for their lack of depth in strats?
2018-01-14 19:52
#77
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Canada SummerClassic 
Again, can you elaborate as to how my rank is relevant in this conversation?
2018-01-14 19:53
#54
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Turkey DebbSoray 
+ Talking about cs and saying ''aim carries them'' What's your rank again?
2018-01-14 19:43
#63
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Canada SummerClassic 
Why is rank relevant? And if SS was truly a great team, why haven't they been able to compete at the highest level? They rely so much on the likes of xantares and calyx to have impact on rounds. But in terms of team play, they don't play well or have crazy strats. Even karrigan implements some strats to help faze win games.
2018-01-14 19:47
They aren't great team at all . what they are lacking of are confidence and experience. Thats why we see them smashing even tier 1 players on faceit and online matches. they feel more comfortable when they are playing it like a random match . When it comes to major games or some serious offline tournaments they are having hard time to make the decision which will directly affect to result of the game. I d say they need more experience to have the menatlity tier1 teams demostrate
2018-01-14 20:05
+1
2018-01-14 20:06
a good explanation of space soldiers 8/8
2018-01-14 20:28
#96
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Canada SummerClassic 
So because Thorin is probably silver at best or doesn't play at all, he's a terrible analyst, right? That is what you're implying with your argument. same goes with almost every other top analyst/caster
2018-01-14 20:00
#104
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Turkey alperentaha 
Their not playing as a team well doesnt make them shit team watch your language, however they have a long way to go when it comes to team work
2018-01-14 20:09
#69
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Turkey poine_new_ 
cause history tell everything :d
2018-01-14 19:49
#4
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France Nicolito 
almost
2018-01-14 19:36
FUCK
2018-01-14 19:36
Gg
2018-01-14 19:36
#8
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Turkey meduckhad 
kebabs ez win
2018-01-14 19:36
#9
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Denmark Whispyy 
GG
2018-01-14 19:36
#10
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
How??! It came out 1s ago.. EDIT: FaZe in 1-1 and 2-1 group? LUL GG, Misfits nt
2018-01-14 19:37
Shrödinger's win
2018-01-14 19:49
lul
2018-01-14 19:36
Bravo Team. Road To Major
2018-01-14 19:36
ez
2018-01-14 19:37
#15
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Denmark JustYes 
ez4xantares
2018-01-14 19:37
#16
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France meF1 
yeaaaaa
2018-01-14 19:37
#17
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
VURCAM ONi -ngin
2018-01-14 19:37
Wtf ahaha
2018-01-14 19:54
#87
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
ingame teamspeak
2018-01-14 19:56
How did u hear that?
2018-01-14 19:57
#94
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
they showed some at the end of the game like every other match.
2018-01-14 19:58
#18
paz | 
Turkey Alptekin43 
Lost 2 pistol round still win , SS on LAN
2018-01-14 19:37
#49
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Turkey Sekolelele 
+123541516577111097
2018-01-14 19:42
Not expected. /thread
2018-01-14 19:37
Really ? I am a fan of Misfits, but I was worried that SS's invidualities would come out, and they did Pretty sad for them but they'll be able to bring the score around to reach 3-2, pretty sure. Misfits have the capacities
2018-01-14 19:43
#20
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France StickyRice 
Go 2-3 at least Misfits, to play the decider games for the 9th and last spot :(
2018-01-14 19:37
#90
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United States _SaltY 
I still believe
2018-01-14 19:57
#95
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France StickyRice 
I would have felt really confident if the team had that 2-1 even if big names like FaZe (or NaVi soon) would also be 2-1, let's hope for QBF now (would be easier than Sprout or NV maybe, but yeah NV looked shaky as well but still, AVANGAR if they beat F3 is not gonna be easy IMO, they scored 12 rounds vs Mouz which is great).
2018-01-14 19:59
#123
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United States _SaltY 
I feel like the firepower between misfits and avangar is equal so gl tomorrow we will do it
2018-01-15 02:29
#23
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Turkey xAiakos 
XANTARES ON LAN ROAD TO MAJOR
2018-01-14 19:37
2018-01-14 19:37
lul if spacebots qualify for major ill kms... Who are they potentially facing in next match ?
2018-01-14 19:38
they can face Faze for example
2018-01-14 19:39
sprout/navi i guess
2018-01-14 19:41
Faze navi or liquid
2018-01-14 19:58
"XANTARES was one of the key figures for Space Soldiers" Dont get me wrong, xantares played good. But for me its was paz/calyx all the way on T side.
2018-01-14 19:38
#28
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Portugal dracø 
Calyx true mvp in this match. Good to see everyone from SS doing their part. I really enjoy watching this guys play. #RUNSS I was pissed that these teams were matched against each other, cuz I want to see them both in the major, but it ended up being a really good match.
2018-01-14 19:38
faze twice? imgur.com/a/H1CZo
2018-01-14 19:39
+1 Also QBF
2018-01-14 19:42
easy.
2018-01-14 19:39
#60
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Turkey mtnatci 
not easy but we watched beautiful game #gospacesgo
2018-01-14 19:46
Mims on lan: (
2018-01-14 19:39
#37
gob b | 
Turkey EydeX 
Thanks for the good cs
2018-01-14 19:40
Amanek being useless with awp in ivy on the last round letting 2 ss players run through decided the match outcome.
2018-01-14 19:40
#62
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United States pieceofpi 
That was embarassingly bad. They're literally running into his crosshair and he misses. Then ShahZam pushing ladder with an AWP was incredibly stupid
2018-01-14 19:47
And we didn't even mention the 2v5 where calyx got 4k because they threw themselfes at him...overall a lot of untypical mistakes
2018-01-14 19:50
#78
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United States pieceofpi 
Definitely. There were far too many stupid mistakes that make them look like a typical NA team, which I know they aren't
2018-01-14 19:54
#39
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North America Mang0 
Time to retire seangares
2018-01-14 19:40
RIP Misfits. Mediocre match from them. SpaceSoldiers has really good individualities that happened to turn the games around. If they do qualify, they entirely deserve it, GG to them (but rip my pickem's)
2018-01-14 19:40
gg by both teams
2018-01-14 19:40
#44
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Turkey brtmrl 
Where could Xantares be if he knows English?
2018-01-14 19:41
#46
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Turkey Realtyy 
good job team very nice score.. #gospacesgo
2018-01-14 19:41
#48
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Turkey Thunderball 
Wellplayed guys Good job..
2018-01-14 19:41
#52
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
Shaz gave winning a shot
2018-01-14 19:43
#56
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
Am I the only one thinks that Xantares' hair sucks?
2018-01-14 19:44
Faze and QBF both in 1-1 and 2-1, 1-2 :D
2018-01-14 19:44
Beating AVATAR and Misfits and are now close to a major. It’s like qualifying for a tier3 lan (by looking at their opponents), but now it’s for a major .. Hopefully they’ll get some good opponents as well.
2018-01-14 19:44
#66
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Turkey DebbSoray 
They won Europe Minor, you know that right?
2018-01-14 19:48
#71
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Morocco Shadowdances 
fuckin idiot we won eu minor championship we won against ; NIP OPTIC ENVYUS HAVU AGO it's EU MINOR DUDE NOT FUCKIN TRASH NA MINOR :))
2018-01-14 19:51
Very true.
2018-01-14 19:51
Avatar Xddddddddd
2018-01-14 21:18
expected sweden brain
2018-01-15 00:31
#64
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France plagueis 
kick sean
2018-01-14 19:47
I am feeling thank you ez xantares
2018-01-14 19:47
#83
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Denmark Zorrondo 
expected from seangares
2018-01-14 19:55
LANTARES
2018-01-14 19:55
GREAT LOST EVERYTHING ON A MISFITS BET HAHAHAHA #GREATTACTICS SEANGEARES HOW ABOUT A TRASH TEAM WITH TRASH PLAYERS THAT DOESNT BELONG IN THE MAJOR FUCKING THROWERS
2018-01-14 19:56
LUL
2018-01-14 21:16
#97
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Brazil knowrafa 
XITARES
2018-01-14 20:01
#98
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
sean LOL
2018-01-14 20:04
#100
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Turkey onuRRRR 
XantaGOD Top1 CRY IS FREE
2018-01-14 20:05
#101
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Turkey Sekolelele 
why Calyx is so good?
2018-01-14 20:06
#103
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Turkey DarkReigN07 
by the way. so ez
2018-01-14 20:09
Gj boys
2018-01-14 20:14
#107
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Malaysia byaIi 
qq
2018-01-14 20:23
na cs sucks
2018-01-14 20:32
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