AVANGAR send Renegades packing at Major Qualifier

AVANGAR are through to the ninth-place decider final after defeating Renegades 16-10 on Mirage.

The first match in the ninth-place decider saw Dmitry "⁠dimasick⁠" Matvienko open up the action with a stunning quad-kill in the pistol round as AVANGAR denied their opponents' B execution. A third-round buy from Renegades yielded the Australians their first round in the game, but then AVANGAR were able to reply immediately on a force-buy, which propelled them into a 5-1 lead.

After buying up again, Renegades secured multiple rounds to keep AVANGAR's economy in check, but they would not be able to take the lead as the Kazakhstani side bagged the final three rounds together to secure a 9-6 halftime lead.

Jame was a nuisance for Renegades all game long

Now playing on the Terrorist side, AVANGAR further added to their lead by taking the pistol round and the subsequent anti-ecos. Although Renegades then strung three rounds together, the first gun round won by AVANGAR put the Australians in a dire economic situation.

After watching AVANGAR hit match point, Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic single-handedly kept Renegades in it with four kills, but a miraculous comeback was not on the cards as Timur "⁠buster⁠" Tulepov picked up a triple-kill in the next round to give his team one more shot at reaching the New Legends stage.

Matchpage
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16
16th January 2018
10
Mirage
16

 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 24 - 17 +7 104.6 1.49
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO 20 - 21 -1 79.3 1.06
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 17 - 19 -2 75.1 0.98
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 15 - 24 -9 64.6 0.67
United States Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty 11 - 21 -10 40.8 0.58
 AVANGAR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame 30 - 14 +16 99.5 1.81
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 23 - 19 +4 92.7 1.23
Kazakhstan Dmitry 'dimasick' Matvienkodimasick 19 - 17 +2 95.2 1.18
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 15 - 17 -2 67.8 1.01
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' TurlybekovKrizzeN 15 - 20 -5 62.0 0.89

Kazakhstan Dmitry 'dimasick' Matvienko
Dmitry 'dimasick' Matvienko
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
585
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
907
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1259
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
GG
2018-01-16 04:20
#5
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Finland Smoonah
NT NAF
2018-01-16 04:20
gg
2018-01-16 04:20
ez
2018-01-16 04:21
ntnttn
2018-01-16 04:21
gg
2018-01-16 04:21
gg Avangar and NAF
2018-01-16 04:21
ez
2018-01-16 04:21
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2018-01-16 04:21
#15
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United States Toxsick11
gg Avangar > Liquid
2018-01-16 04:21
nt NAF
2018-01-16 04:21
Ez for Kazakh destroyers
2018-01-16 04:21
Next time hit SOME shots okay Nifty ty.
2018-01-16 04:21
#19
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Libya nanaichini
naf deserves better
2018-01-16 04:22
I hate to single out individuals, but niftys failure to find form in this match probably cost his team the tournament
2018-01-16 04:22
he's been key in many other matches, I feel like he did his job but unfortunately not on this map which meant everything lol
2018-01-16 15:24
So sad
2018-01-16 04:22
#22
jks | 
Australia Mosski
gg
2018-01-16 04:23
CIS Minor teams doing better than Asia Minor teams. And yet people still single out CIS.
2018-01-16 04:23
Nifty pls delete
2018-01-16 04:23
Nifty pls delete
2018-01-16 04:23
DiabetesboY pls delete (1 of your messages)
2018-01-16 07:28
I don't know how, it was an accident :s
2018-01-16 13:41
#26
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Australia _Lurkin_
why the fuck are they sent out? if liquid wins then what? how are liquid higher seeded then renegades when they all went 2-3 in the swiss? just because liquid had the last game against NAVI?!?!?!
2018-01-16 04:23
#29
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Denmark ghostan11
i think it is that liquid got a 2-1 and won their first game and renegades had 1-2
2018-01-16 04:24
because they keep losing?
2018-01-16 04:27
#37
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Australia vamped
They lost to liquid. Also they don’t really deserve a spot if they can’t beat these teams
2018-01-16 06:15
#41
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Australia BurtyojoN
Rules are that you're ranked based on the number of wins scored by the teams who beat you, so for liquid that's; Faze - 3 wins NaVi - 3 wins VS - 3 wins. Rng: VS - 3 Wins Mouz - 3 Wins Liquid - 2 Wins Liquid's betters have more wins than RNGs, therefore higher seed. Even if they had an equal score, the next criteria is head to head, which liquid also wins.
2018-01-16 10:30
#45
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Australia _Lurkin_
rip aussies at major ;-;
2018-01-16 13:24
so close, but they keep losing to tier 3 teams lol
2018-01-16 15:26
YTB
2018-01-16 04:24
Noooo :(
2018-01-16 04:30
Poor NAF..
2018-01-16 04:57
Feels bad. But its hard to perform as a team when your igl isn't as on point as he should be.
2018-01-16 05:16
Still.. shud have won imo.. all the opportunities they've had.. cmon.. they need to change something... been together for over 2 yrs.. they have plateaued.. losing to tier 2 CIS teams.. good on qbf and vega.. but renegades shud be up there..
2018-01-16 11:52
The start of the year has seen a lot of upsets and unexpected wins though. Combined with teams coming off of the Christmas break a lot of players will be inconsistent or a little rusty compared to halfway through the year when they'll be back into their training patterns.
2018-01-16 12:00
:( Reply needs to have actual content
2018-01-16 05:20
#36
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African Union mikecool
;( rip
2018-01-16 05:43
at least we got the stickers lol
2018-01-16 15:31
#38
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Germany makolegat
Damn bois, you had one job! Unlucky
2018-01-16 06:37
AU SCENE XD
2018-01-16 12:12
Jame didn't even break a sweat
2018-01-17 03:43
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