G2 edge out Virtus.pro on Nuke; fnatic beat Heroic on Cobblestone

G2 took locals Virtus.pro, 16-12, on Nuke, while fnatic came out victor on Cobblestone against Heroic, 16-9.

G2 kicked off their Nuke match against locals Virtus.pro with a CT pistol win after retaking the B site and defusing the bomb. After winning the anti-eco, Virtus.pro won the first buy round in the third, but were unable to take the following as Kenny "kennyS" Schrub spoiled the Poles’ plans to take a 3-1 lead. Entries by Paweł "byali" Bieliński and Michał "MICHU" Müller then allowed their team to plant with two entries, keeping the early match close while resetting the French team. The Poles, lead by MICHU, quickly took the reins of the half, winning six rounds before G2 could reply. Finally, the Polish team went to the half with a 9-6 lead.

G2 were able to outlast VP in the late game to take the win on Nuke

Having won the second pistol round, G2 brought it back to a tie after winning both anti-ecos, but Virtus.pro were then able to keep the lead after winning the first gun round. G2 tried to play down towards the lower site in the following round, taking the site and winning the round to keep it tied. Against an eco, G2 were then able to take back the lead for the first time since early in the first half. Playing against a pistol buy, G2 were unable to increase their lead, and Virtus.pro, with a very strong Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski, tied it back up at 11-11.

After a crucial double entry by Dan "apEX" Madesclaire that gave G2 the lead once again, the French team increased their lead to two rounds after winning an anti-eco, 13-11, slowly grinding towards the win, but Virtus.pro brought it back to within one in the following round with doubles by Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski and MICHU, but G2 then got to within one of match point after a successful A strike. Finally, the French side took it, 16-12, for a first victory in Katowice.

France
Matchpage
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12
27th February 2018
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Nuke
12

 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 23 - 16 +7 82.4 1.26
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 25 - 16 +9 79.4 1.24
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 19 - 19 0 74.4 1.04
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 17 - 19 -2 91.2 1.04
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 11 - 19 -8 43.2 0.69
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 24 - 21 +3 105.6 1.33
Poland Michał 'MICHU' MüllerMICHU 21 - 18 +3 76.1 1.18
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 17 - 19 -2 68.4 0.91
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 14 - 17 -3 60.4 0.89
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 13 - 20 -7 60.9 0.74

The B stream match, played on Cobblestone and featuring fnatic against Heroic, started with the latter taking the first pistol round on the defending side. After losing the first eco, fnatic were able to win a force buy on the third round to get on the board, and tied it up 2-2, in the following round. Heroic didn’t let up, though, as a deagle triple by Jakob "JUGi" Hansen on the fifth kept his team in the lead. The match was a stalemate as teams went 3-3 and 4-4 before Heroic were able to win two in a row to go 6-4, but it was then fnatic who did the same to bring it back to 6-6. Finally, fnatic, lead on the scoreboard by Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson and Robin "flusha" Rönnquist, were able to secure the half, 9-6.

fnatic start their Katowice run with a win

After winning the CT-side pistol round fnatic found their groove, putting up a wall against Heroic. fnatic took a 13-6 lead as Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson won a double and defused to keep Heroic in a precarious financial situation while his team kept racking up the rounds. Down 6-14, Heroic were able to win a couple rounds, keeping the Swedes in check, although fnatic was finally able to close out the match without letting Heroic get to double digits, 16-9.

Matchpage
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27th February 2018

 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 16 - 19 -3 79.1 0.94
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 16 - 18 -2 70.9 0.91
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 16 - 16 0 63.9 0.90
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 11 - 18 -7 65.5 0.83
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO 16 - 20 -4 73.9 0.77
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 26 - 15 +11 110.3 1.69
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 20 - 15 +5 89.6 1.26
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 18 - 18 0 82.1 1.18
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 13 - 14 -1 61.8 1.05
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 13 - 13 0 56.0 1.03

Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1449
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
865
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1502
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Jakob 'JUGi' Hansen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
873
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1597
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1528
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1462
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1582
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Easy for G2 Have a very first day! VeryFirstGuy
2018-02-27 17:17
#2
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New Zealand onelover11 
shoxie god top1
2018-02-27 17:17
#8
United States D0M_ 
ez? they lost 12 rounds...
2018-02-27 17:17
#11
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Poland LucaS04 
hah typical monkey turkey and typical mr .white flag turkey always follow the move like their gods from the europe like frnace
2018-02-27 17:18
says the poorlak :D ?
2018-02-27 17:19
when u can't say anything good about VP so just being racist ?? typical polish fag :P
2018-02-27 17:21
#31
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New Zealand onelover11 
dont talk with poorlaks my friend
2018-02-27 17:24
#60
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Poland LucaS04 
turkey kebab you are idiot or what 1. Space Kebabs lost with Ago hahahah 2. Poland is richer than Turkey
2018-02-27 19:23
Hahaha i like Poland, But please stop defend VP, They are nothing atm, -pasha +innocent -NEO +Szpero
2018-02-27 17:24
#43
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Sweden aer1aL 
nt fakeflagger <3 coldzera <3 SK
2018-02-27 17:31
Ohh no, Web Police catch me
2018-02-27 17:32
#53
Snax | 
Slovenia BlaaaZ3 
Did you see the score 16:12 and the top fragger of VP? "They are nothing atm'. You're making me laugh. So many ignorants like you here, I don't even know why I'm writing this to you. You're a nobody lol.
2018-02-27 18:12
#56
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Germany lawlig 
Ok ok... VP is good at dota...
2018-02-27 18:25
Man you see only the final result? Do you see how VP play on the CT side? That was be a disaster
2018-02-27 20:16
only -NEO +innocent needed imo
2018-02-28 08:51
#66
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Poland Htcobakel 
innocent sucks atm
2018-02-28 11:58
#58
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France rezpecful 
Are you mad cause shitus pro lost ?
2018-02-27 19:22
#46
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Israel nukero 
how can you say that was easy for g2? That match was obviously close.. with advantage of luck for g2. I mean start of the first half was pretty unlucky for vp, with first pistol round or one of these round after pistol It would be much more closer and probably would end at 15-15 or something like this
2018-02-27 17:34
Good bye vp. When you back fucked TAZ. You BETRAYED the fans and POLAND IT SELF!!
2018-02-27 20:16
#3
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Sweden aer1aL 
Nt vp.
2018-02-27 17:17
#5
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Sweden aer1aL 
Also, they can still win IEM Katowice.
2018-02-27 17:17
#24
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Netherlands jonsve 
Lol, nt taz
2018-02-27 17:22
#42
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Sweden aer1aL 
nt racist ropz
2018-02-27 17:30
#49
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Netherlands jonsve 
wot
2018-02-27 17:42
#4
GuardiaN | 
Europe leevv 
Ez for Kenny, hahaha
2018-02-27 17:17
#6
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Germany HansLanda 
-bodyy +rpk
2018-02-27 17:17
why rpk will join in a worse team?
2018-02-27 17:19
#23
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United States jaeger_steam 
Is this like a meme now, that nv are good? I see a bunch of people making comments like this suddenly, so I feel like I missed something...
2018-02-27 17:22
#29
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Germany HansLanda 
uhm nv is dogshit?
2018-02-27 17:23
#57
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Indonesia FinZzz 
uhm nv is pigshit?
2018-02-27 19:02
#7
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Latvia Faaakk 
kennyS > pasha
2018-02-27 17:17
#9
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Denmark Poopoohead123 
FEELSbadman pasha
2018-02-27 17:17
#10
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Finland Smoonah 
not too surprising
2018-02-27 17:18
VP mrh
2018-02-27 17:18
GG boys
2018-02-27 17:18
bodyy -8 how can you go this way in a match your team won?
2018-02-27 17:20
#35
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Canada Japss^_^ 
bodyy's been struggling as of late so yeah they need to change that.
2018-02-27 17:25
#41
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France Kabby 
Your comment would be ok if they won like 16-3 or so, but this match was kinda close so you can expect some player from the winning team to have negative kd ratio
2018-02-27 17:30
Not that much negative tho. When one guy goes -8 it means the others should try harder to compensate for his underperforming. It's not very bad but it's pretty bad, especially taking into account that he has been struggling for a month or more already: hltv.org/matches/2319696/g2-vs-mousespor.. hltv.org/matches/2319673/g2-vs-astralis-.. (G2 won 2-1, bodyy -10) I know online matters less bla-bla-bla, but if you don't win online you will not go to LAN, you know: hltv.org/stats/players/matches/8374/body.. That guy should fix his shit ASAP, G2 will play without shox for a couple of months.
2018-02-27 17:40
#54
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France Kabby 
I never said that he wasn't struggling lately, I totally agree with it. Just said that it's not that rare to see a player going negative even if his team wins the match. And I never mentioned online either, dunno why you bring that up.
2018-02-27 18:15
#17
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Vietnam nguyenhieu121 
#G2ARMY
2018-02-27 17:20
Win vs VP on their best map to bury them for the whole tournament. 200IQ vetos.
2018-02-27 17:20
in the history NUke was a bastion of VP. Now VP is shiet
2018-02-27 17:20
Nuke was a bastion of G2 too. KennyS is well known for his god ct side on this map
2018-02-27 17:25
#25
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Poland mamba99999 
unexpected
2018-02-27 17:22
NT VP !
2018-02-27 17:22
rip vp...disband
2018-02-27 17:22
9:6 t side for VP and they still lose holy shit noobs
2018-02-27 17:23
nt pasha
2018-02-27 17:24
nt vp, gg g2 What about flusha 110 adr @ 1,7 rating ??
2018-02-27 17:26
no comment VP
2018-02-27 17:29
-jw +twist
2018-02-27 17:30
-bodyy +ex6tenz
2018-02-27 17:34
#47
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Canada Japss^_^ 
If you look at it, G2 was the one who almost threw an easy match, seeing how Nuke is also one of their best maps, especially their CT side with Kenny being a god(though the new update changed his aggro in the map). And VP is bad now how has G2 made this harder on themselves. Bodyy needs to step up, they need to make better strats, give more plays for better entries for apEX since he's been doing well as of late. HELP KENNY! also NBKrieg :^)
2018-02-27 17:40
#50
Aleksib | 
Denmark megz 
I dont care how good g2 is on nuke, they had no buissness taking it to nuke knowing vp basicly suck on the rest of the 7 maps. Makes no sense to veto like that
2018-02-27 17:46
#51
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Sweden godname 
nice, and boddy low fraging again
2018-02-27 17:47
TAZ WAS BETTER
2018-02-27 20:38
#64
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France Deadfish 
One day bodyy will top frag in LDLC.
2018-02-28 06:16
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