Torqued stun Vega Squadron

Torqued have sent Vega Squadron packing at cs_summit 2 after picking up a 2-0 victory in the Lower Bracket (16-13 on Inferno and 16-14 on Mirage).

The first Lower Bracket match of the tournament began on Inferno, Torqued's pick, with the North Americans responding really well to a pistol round loss as they won a force-buy, setting themselves up for a 4-1 lead.

Vega Squadron then brought the deficit to a minimum off of triple-kills from Nikolay "⁠mir⁠" Bityukov and Pavel "⁠hutji⁠" Lashkov. But since those rounds had been very expensive for the Russian side, they were left strapped for cash once Torqued regained control of the game, with the half ending with a 10-5 lead for the North Americans.

The second half began at a frantic pace as both teams managed to win scrappy force-buys, with Torqued then stringing a few rounds together to increase their lead to 14-6. Vega Squadron then found a way back into the game after punishing the CTs' overaggression, with the North Americans being held off any economic development.

With Dmitriy "⁠jR⁠" Chervak stepping up his AWP game, Vega Squadron tried to push the game to overtime, but Torqued eventually sealed the deal in a B retake thanks to a triple-kill from Matt "⁠Pollo⁠" Wilson.

steel's Torqued march on at cs_summit

The map that followed was Mirage, where Joshua "⁠steel⁠" Nissan opened up the action with a trio of kills in the pistol round. After losing the following eco round, Vega Squadron rallied back with a third-round buy after overtuning a 2v4 situation in the B site.

Torqued then kept their defense very tight, winning five of the next six rounds, but a late resurgence from Vega Squadron saw them bag four rounds to bring the deficit to a minimum - and they could have taken the lead had they not allowed Kenneth "⁠koosta⁠" Suen to clutch a 1v3 situation.

The second half began with Torqued winning the pistol round following a successful B execution. The game then entered a scrappy period of play as neither side could stamp their authority on the game, with Vega Squadron twice recovering from three-round deficits.

With the score tied at 14-14 and a solid economy, the CIS side looked set to take the series to a third map, but then they shockingly let the game slip and lost two rounds in horrific fashion to lose a map that was all but won.

cs_summit 2Best of 3
Matchpage
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9th February 2018
16
Inferno
13
16
Mirage
14

 Torqued K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
57 - 43 +14 107.8 1.50
51 - 35 +16 77.6 1.25
43 - 39 +4 75.6 1.11
37 - 43 -6 78.4 1.03
31 - 34 -3 59.2 0.98
 Vega Squadron K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
48 - 42 +6 84.1 1.14
36 - 45 -9 75.1 0.99
41 - 41 0 68.7 0.97
39 - 45 -6 75.4 0.96
30 - 47 -17 58.8 0.73

United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Kenneth 'koosta' Suen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
522
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
United States Matt 'Pollo' Wilson
Matt 'Pollo' Wilson
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
133
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.73
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
340
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
163
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
328
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
Russia Pavel 'hutji' Lashkov
Pavel 'hutji' Lashkov
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
261
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
braxi
2018-02-10 01:58
16 replies
cis cs xD
2018-02-10 01:58
8 replies
NA cs xD
2018-02-10 02:14
7 replies
Is better than cis cs so your point lol
2018-02-10 03:09
6 replies
how tf na cs is better then cis cs you ignorant bitch.
2018-02-10 10:31
4 replies
#138
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Latvia AntonsMc
Cry is free
2018-02-10 11:08
how many cis major titles my friend
2018-02-10 16:07
2 replies
Gambit??'?
2018-02-10 18:14
1 reply
Don't even try. He has no idea what is CIS apart from Russia prolly.
2018-02-10 20:15
O M E G A L U L best joke in history of CS
2018-02-10 12:37
na cs
2018-02-10 01:59
1 reply
evidence, im gonna go sue you now pressing charges too
2018-02-10 01:59
31-34
2018-02-10 01:59
They just rekt a legend major team. Ez
2018-02-10 02:00
3 replies
they didnt get legends, they went out 2-3
2018-02-10 02:11
?? They aren't legend, QBF is legend.
2018-02-10 02:24
1 reply
QBF legends forever in our hearts
2018-02-10 05:50
#2
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Australia Lachurs
Good on torqued
2018-02-10 01:58
lol
2018-02-10 01:58
1 reply
#143
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Australia slowsuck
loool?
2018-02-10 11:40
Man brax has to fakin step ap
2018-02-10 01:58
1 reply
yeah, they could do much better if brax would play a little better.
2018-02-10 08:24
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAT
2018-02-10 01:58
#7
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Indonesia Dzapko
#freebrax
2018-02-10 01:58
LMAO good job, unexpected
2018-02-10 01:59
#10
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Brazil DooteR_
Ez Steelega
2018-02-10 01:59
idk about "stun"
2018-02-10 01:59
2 replies
Na team that didn't make pro league beat a team that was in major group stage
2018-02-10 03:10
1 reply
This team has steel and koosta insted of witmer and dapr, the team would 16-2 the old one.
2018-02-10 03:17
#12
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Latvia Faaakk
LETS GOOOOOOO TORQUED
2018-02-10 01:59
Brax negative? Wtf is this?
2018-02-10 01:59
5 replies
brax is shit
2018-02-10 03:14
#124
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Denmark Xipingu
He is overrated.
2018-02-10 08:19
3 replies
I'm not his fangirl... I just like how he olays and I think he is a good player, I can't believe he pulled out a negative (not to much) performance. But hey.. I'm not in love with him, I dont like him because his fragmovies and how people like him
2018-02-10 09:04
2 replies
#166
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Denmark Xipingu
I didn’t imply that either, and you are of course entitled to your opinion. I just think he gets too much hype taking into account his long absense from the tournament scene.
2018-02-10 23:36
1 reply
I agree with you, he is a good player but in the other hand.. he is too overrated but still.. he plays really good sometimes
2018-02-10 23:41
Bot swag lol NA streamers in 2018
2018-02-10 01:59
not ez
2018-02-10 01:59
#17
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Australia JonoMate
I wouldn't call it a stun
2018-02-10 01:59
21 replies
#69
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United States SladesterG
#14 team in the world vs #108 I'd say that's a stun
2018-02-10 03:08
20 replies
Current #14 team vs one of the most experienced cores and 2014 #5 team.
2018-02-10 03:27
18 replies
#90
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United States SladesterG
"2014" azk went to overwatcg One of pollos first lan and these guys first lan in a long time Your argument makes no sense
2018-02-10 03:33
9 replies
Swag azk and steel have played at the highest level from like 2010. That's a lot of experience. Obviously won't make sense to retards like you.
2018-02-10 03:34
8 replies
#98
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United States SladesterG
Your saying a 4 year competitive break means nothing And back in 2010-2014 the skill was much much lower then it is now So whose the retard
2018-02-10 04:28
7 replies
That's a competitive break. As far as I know, steel hasn't missed a match. Swag is still a beast, maybe not motivated right now. Azk is the only one with whom your arguments make sense.
2018-02-10 04:32
6 replies
Steel plays tier 10 online matches swag pugs all day Pollo same and one if his first lans koosta plays the occasional lan and online matches azk been away so again u retarded
2018-02-10 05:04
3 replies
Lmao I said steel has never missed watching a match. He can literally rival pronax as an igl. I'm done talking to retards bye
2018-02-10 05:15
2 replies
Yes i agree, now with koosta and steel this line up looks so dope. steel = Is doing good / is smart koosta = talented awper Brax = Swag Pollo = idk yet, but he seems dedicated. Azk = Experienced support player.
2018-02-10 07:36
1 reply
I like how you said brax=swag Like it's true brax is brax no one can fuck with that
2018-02-10 07:37
Swag has been awful since unban.
2018-02-10 05:32
1 reply
Idk, probably not feeling it this tournament?
2018-02-10 05:33
#127
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Denmark Xipingu
2014 /=/ 2018. Vega should still be embarrashed - I know I would be.
2018-02-10 08:31
7 replies
They shouldn't, honestly. If swag was playing better maybe they would've taken a map off SK too.
2018-02-10 08:35
6 replies
Vega just raped some tier one teams at the major while torqued are in mdl lol go home retard
2018-02-10 17:16
4 replies
All bo1s. Vega couldn't do shit in bo3s.
2018-02-10 17:31
3 replies
Someone is super angry
2018-02-10 17:35
2 replies
Trust me I'm not. I'm amused at how stupid you make yourself look.
2018-02-10 17:36
1 reply
"most experienced core" hasn't played together in 4 years
2018-02-10 18:46
#165
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Denmark Xipingu
Swag is overrated. I probably aren’t the first to tell you that, and I most likely won’t be the last. He was a great talent in 2014, but this is tougher times.
2018-02-10 23:29
#91
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Australia JonoMate
After their match yesterday I wasn't expecting them to play at the level they showed at the major qualifier.
2018-02-10 03:34
#19
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Poland dailyy
cis cs lul
2018-02-10 01:59
#20
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Europe traqqi
vega made so many mistakes lul
2018-02-10 01:59
2 replies
#84
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United States STERBENVII
torqued threw harder than vega did lul
2018-02-10 03:22
1 reply
#88
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Europe traqqi
vega were throwing double as hard and the fact they have no strats showed through
2018-02-10 03:28
rip 20$
2018-02-10 02:00
#22
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Brazil nodjey
#freeswag what happen with him
2018-02-10 02:00
1 reply
Losing motivation maybe, still a talented guy, he needs to step up though...
2018-02-10 02:16
Vega so overrated lol. They do well at major qualifiers otherwise they do fuck all.
2018-02-10 02:03
BOT Swag
2018-02-10 02:03
Stun? wasn't that big of an upset. People are overrating vega so hard just because they beat faze in one bo1
2018-02-10 02:04
9 replies
Its still an upset, this is the first big lan for pollo and the first time in a while for steel and azk and brax especially inna team together against a team whos been together for ages and has had subpar results
2018-02-10 02:07
7 replies
big lan? not rly look at eSL relegation that was more of a big lan than this
2018-02-10 02:08
6 replies
I meant important lan cause theres alot of decent teams(one trick ponies/onliners aside) and torque hasnt even been a team for a MONTH
2018-02-10 02:12
5 replies
i mean they only swap 2 players so
2018-02-10 02:34
4 replies
2 players are pretty big, ESPECIALLY steel and koosta
2018-02-10 02:37
3 replies
anyway torqued still garbage team beating vega not big deal you should see how vega played vs ago even they won that on lan but wow
2018-02-10 02:39
2 replies
Obviously they would be garbage no one could become t1 after years of not playing lans and shit and just coming back together they could be solid t2 na
2018-02-10 02:52
1 reply
They are actually the third best NA team on paper so
2018-02-10 07:38
indeed 7.6 odds for Torqued 2-0 was a gift
2018-02-10 02:07
#30
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Brazil NextL
Wtf swag trade PC with steel
2018-02-10 02:06
Stun :))))
2018-02-10 02:06
Now if swag plays to potential they could do damage
2018-02-10 02:07
Stun?? Since when was Vega a good team?
2018-02-10 02:07
4 replies
ikr apperently winning a bo1 vs faze makes u a good team these naive csgo kids vega was never good
2018-02-10 02:08
#39
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Europe Winde
This is a really good result for Torqued... keep in mind this is a North American PREMIER roster that was literally assembled 1 week ago versing a team that was at the Major two consecutive times.
2018-02-10 02:09
exactly...vega is trash just like qbf...fluke
2018-02-10 02:45
Y’all were cumming all over Qbfires tits when they got legends status and they’re gonna do the same thing Vega’s doing rn
2018-02-10 05:36
since when was steel that good? lul
2018-02-10 02:08
6 replies
#40
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Europe Winde
he's back with a vengeance
2018-02-10 02:09
#85
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United States STERBENVII
Steel has so much commitment for a banned player. Goddamn.
2018-02-10 03:23
1 reply
Guess he wants to attempt to redeem himself
2018-02-10 03:42
Steel is 6 times smarter as an igl than karrigan
2018-02-10 03:30
2 replies
Faze steel confirmed?
2018-02-10 06:48
1 reply
No majors so:/
2018-02-10 07:00
Weird how brax was supposed to rival cold, niko and s1mple, but is now so far from them. Maybe the ban got on his way and prevented his evolution.
2018-02-10 02:11
5 replies
Yeah considering he made it on the top 20 list way back, he'll probably be the biggest what if
2018-02-10 03:17
1 reply
Exactly.
2018-02-10 05:22
#150
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Portugal CRMN1
It definitely did and it's noticeable. Feel sad for him. Could've been an upcoming Legend of this game if it wasn't for that immature teenage decision...
2018-02-10 14:00
2 replies
Yes. And sadly, it could be too late for turning it around, even if he gets unbanned.
2018-02-10 14:10
1 reply
#153
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Portugal CRMN1
He has lost momentum and it's complicated to get that back. He was on his best form of his life when he was banned and he was still a young gun in development. If his career hadn't had this big incident he'd be competing with the top 10 players of the year (and I don't say top 5 because the fact that he played in an NA team probably would cost him). But that's just my opinion... he's still insane nonetheless, so let's not get fooled by his last BO3 because that's clearly not his level even nowadays.
2018-02-10 14:44
#43
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Turkey emir6034
Chopper fucking throwing
2018-02-10 02:11
#45
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Paraguay imjustmau
Everyone comment so they think Vega had a chance
2018-02-10 02:13
lmao vega from winning vs faze to losing to torqued
2018-02-10 02:14
so ez for torqued
2018-02-10 02:16
more like send packing
2018-02-10 02:16
stun?
2018-02-10 02:22
2 replies
yes, it's a MDL league team that couldn't qualify for pro-league beating one of the best teams in CiS region in a BO3. it's definitely an upset.
2018-02-10 02:25
1 reply
both teams are shit, these games can always go either way. Vega are only looked highly upon because they reached the major but it could gave just as easily been torqued in their shoes, it's just pure luck.
2018-02-10 11:39
NA CS IS BACK BABY! WOOOO
2018-02-10 02:27
#56
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North America zowth
NA PRIDE
2018-02-10 02:28
#59
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Finland pikkuben@
Swag the onliner
2018-02-10 02:38
#63
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Brazil HEN1_
RISE OF NA CS BOIS, THERE WILL BE 4 NA TEAMS IN PLAYOFFS NEXT MAJOR
2018-02-10 02:48
1 reply
Um no these guys are vanned
2018-02-10 04:34
stun 16:13 16:14??
2018-02-10 02:51
2 replies
its improbable that they win any map so I think its accurate
2018-02-10 03:16
#83
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
It has nothing to do with the score ffs
2018-02-10 03:21
#66
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Brazil hugoooo
That's very cool, I wish DaZeD was there instead of Pollo...
2018-02-10 02:54
3 replies
#67
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United States d0ze
dazed was, and gx cant even stand in top 1 of mdl, so stop sucking his dick. Out of all ibp players, dazed was the worst. Even steel igl better than him
2018-02-10 02:58
2 replies
#68
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Brazil hugoooo
I'm not sucking anyone's dick, I never said I even like DaZeD at all, stop assuming things, learn to fucking read. I just wish every possible ex-IBP member was on Torqued, just for the fun.
2018-02-10 03:00
1 reply
#104
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United States d0ze
yeah sure, for the fun, and then disband immediately after like what...1 month??and remember that steel and dazed ain't gonna play w each other
2018-02-10 04:47
B R A X T O N S W A G P I E R C E
2018-02-10 03:09
#74
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Sweden godname
STEEL! ;)
2018-02-10 03:11
Really good win to get some confidence and show some potential Hopefully this shuts up the haters for a bit and turns some attention onto Vega squadron
2018-02-10 03:15
swaggy
2018-02-10 03:15
ez steal
2018-02-10 03:16
#87
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Canada gritabit
Swag overrated Gj steel and koosta
2018-02-10 03:28
#94
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United States Rambeard
This is only their first event together. Give them more time to develop and these guys could be a threat, even if they can't play a major.
2018-02-10 03:54
1 reply
It would be lit seeing them win everything while they still cant participate in majors. The pressure on valve (see what I did there?) will be unreal.
2018-02-10 04:35
#95
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Finland jayss
steel lives and breaths cs:go meanwhile dazed makes money off kids using his code on his gambling site
2018-02-10 04:12
2 replies
OH MY GODDDDD. I CLICKED GREEN DOOOOD WHAAAAAAAT
2018-02-10 04:15
1 reply
#157
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United Kingdom PompeiLad
ACCIDENTALLY DOOOD TRUST MEEEEEEE
2018-02-10 16:34
Deserved rekt!
2018-02-10 04:22
cmon swag
2018-02-10 04:36
#103
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CIS sergioff
steel is back PogChamp
2018-02-10 04:41
waaaay 2 ez 4 steelMONSTER
2018-02-10 05:04
Wtf has happened to Swag. Close match tho
2018-02-10 05:33
Vega from destroying FaZe to losing to Torqued, guess their cheats are not installed at this tournament.
2018-02-10 05:44
4 replies
Vega just got lucky with mac10 rushes, you must be retarded to think Vega could advance to playoffs at boston
2018-02-10 10:00
3 replies
Oh so rain must be retarded then because he thought Vega could make the playoffs at Boston.
2018-02-10 11:28
2 replies
well, I guess so. I knew that ALL of their wins were lucky upsets. And everybody thought so, to say Vega could do something more than that was really stupid.
2018-02-10 11:38
1 reply
You're about as intelligent as shara
2018-02-10 11:52
swag lul
2018-02-10 05:54
Can valve and other organizations ban csgo team torqued
2018-02-10 06:04
vega bomzhi
2018-02-10 06:20
#125
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Denmark Xipingu
CIS CS LUL
2018-02-10 08:19
Fantasy storyline- Torqued wins summit Goes on a miracle run to win every event they play World top 1 88-0 map streak Brax best player in the world 3 years in a row without playing a major Valve shamed
2018-02-10 08:39
1 reply
#137
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India Saagar
I hope this happens
2018-02-10 11:05
#132
jL | 
Estonia pj4
I guess rip my bet
2018-02-10 09:57
#144
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Turkey Mustafa-
I LOST $250 ON VEGA WHY THEY ARE SO BAD I CANT BELIEVE
2018-02-10 11:42
vega wasted spot
2018-02-10 11:53
LOOOLLL
2018-02-10 12:33
Mir had just as many kills in one map as keshandr had in the whole match
2018-02-10 15:14
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