NiP, Heroic blow away ORDER, Virtus.pro in Katowice

NiP and Heroic have moved on at IEM Katowice after breezing past ORDER and Virtus.pro, respectively, on two maps. 

The first series of the day kicked off on ORDER's map pick, Train, with the Australians securing their CT pistol but failing to prevail in the following round. NiP cruised to a 7-1 lead, but Simon "Sico" Williams and Jordan "Hatz" Bajic then stepped up to the plate with several for the rest of the half, helping the team to bring the deficit to a solitary round.

Dennis "dennis" Edman opened up the second half with a clean USP-S triple-kill, setting NiP up for an 11-7 lead. ORDER refused to back down and picked up the first gun round, but the Swedish team remained calm and collected, and closed out the map fairly quickly. 

dennis' NiP live to fight another day in Katowice

Next up was Mirage, where NiP picked up their CT and the subsequent anti-ecos to secure a quick 3-0 lead. ORDER then won the first gun round with an A execution, but Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg and co. responded on a very weak buy, with the scoreline blooming to a 6-1 advantage in NiP's favour.

Despite ORDER winning the following two rounds with clean executions, the game would continue to be a one-way street, with NiP losing only one more round before wrapping things up, 16-4.

Matchpage
0
2
28th February 2018
Sweden
8
Train
16
4
Mirage
16

 ORDER K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
New Zealand Simon 'Sico' WilliamsSico 27 - 35 -8 72.8 0.84
Australia Jordan 'Hatz' BajicHatz 24 - 33 -9 64.4 0.77
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 21 - 35 -14 60.1 0.72
Australia Chris 'emagine' Rowlandsemagine 16 - 36 -20 45.2 0.55
Australia Alistair 'aliStair' JohnstonaliStair 12 - 40 -28 39.2 0.28
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 47 - 21 +26 113.4 1.72
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 37 - 18 +19 81.8 1.41
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 33 - 22 +11 84.7 1.36
Sweden William 'draken' Sundindraken 31 - 22 +9 81.6 1.27
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 31 - 17 +14 61.3 1.15

Meanwhile, Heroic took on Virtus.pro on the secondary stream, and the Danes got off to a flying start on their map pick, Train, bagging seven rounds in a row without much response from their opponents. The Poles then came closer to securing their first round, but Jakob "JUGi" Hansen pulled off a 1v2 clutch for his team to remain in command.

That was when Virtus.pro's defence finally came to life with double-kills from Filip "NEO" Kubski and Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski, but Heroic instantly reset the Poles' economy. Still, the Polish team managed to string the last four rounds of the half together to reduce the deficit to five rounds by half-time.

Heroic came from the break set to remain in the driving seat after picking up the CT pistol, but Virtus.pro responded well in a force-buy to find some breathing room. However, it was too little, too late, for Snax and co. to try to turn the game around as Heroic went on to take the map at 16-8.

RUBINO led the way for Heroic on their map pick

Virtus.pro's map pick, Cobblestone, began with Heroic securing the initial three rounds after winning their CT pistol. And even though the Polish side replied with a triumphant gun round, Heroic quickly regained control of proceeding in part thanks to their double AWP setup.

NEO then played a key role for his team after finding two enemies and denying JUGi from clutching a 1v2. But in the next round, the 20-year-old would redeem himself, breaking Virtus.pro's economy and putting Heroic up 6-2. 

Virtus.pro still managed to win the next two rounds, the rest of the half was a one-way street as Heroic secured a dominant 11-4 lead.

Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer's men came into the second half with all guns blazing, picking up the pistol and following that up with the anti-ecos to go up 14-4. With a slow-paced approach, Heroic hit 15 rounds, and then eventually finished things off.

Matchpage
0
2
28th February 2018
8
Train
16

 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 30 - 36 -6 82.2 1.00
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 34 - 34 0 73.2 1.00
Poland Michał 'MICHU' MüllerMICHU 24 - 34 -10 61.9 0.83
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 27 - 33 -6 62.7 0.81
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 16 - 38 -22 47.6 0.57
 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO 47 - 25 +22 97.8 1.50
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 38 - 27 +11 93.5 1.30
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 34 - 24 +10 69.7 1.16
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 32 - 30 +2 81.7 1.11
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 24 - 25 -1 57.1 0.97

Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
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
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1104
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1087
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Australia Jordan 'Hatz' Bajic
Jordan 'Hatz' Bajic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
678
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1625
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
New Zealand Simon 'Sico' Williams
Simon 'Sico' Williams
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
631
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.14
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
Easy for Nip Have a very first day! VeryFirstGuy
2018-02-28 14:03
#8
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Sweden New@ac@low@id 
Ez nip
2018-02-28 14:03
#20
France Bouf 
VP DISBAN
2018-02-28 14:06
#9
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Brazil AntaresSlayer 
Damn, so fast
2018-02-28 14:04
#25
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Czech Republic LIFTY! 
VP is a joke nowadays.
2018-02-28 14:06
#2
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Europe wai7ing 
VP not showing on LAN? Something is wrong.
2018-02-28 14:03
#41
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
Vp still a thing? lul
2018-02-28 14:29
#68
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Denmark oj8 
+1 OMEGALUL
2018-02-28 19:20
#68
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Denmark oj8 
+1 OMEGALUL
2018-02-28 19:20
#67
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Brazil JaspCardoso 
I don't think they won any match this year.. sad
2018-02-28 19:02
It's time to pack it up bois -pash -neo
2018-02-28 14:03
#4
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Argentina federipedro 
VP Disband. Its Sad.
2018-02-28 14:03
just fuckin stop giving[wasting] them invites to all the big LANs, after they fail in qualifiers, they eventually have to disband right
2018-02-28 18:54
TAZ WAS THE PROBLEM
2018-02-28 14:03
next is probably pasha tbh. I still think kicking taz didn’t change anything. I just hope they don’t kick neo
2018-02-28 15:45
#74
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Canada Sipr 
+1
2018-02-28 21:52
it’s so sad man :(
2018-03-01 14:17
#6
nex | 
Germany Vikernes 
RUGOD
2018-02-28 14:03
#7
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Slovakia Rhanus 
Sad but expected.
2018-02-28 14:03
#10
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Spain Alser 
TIme to disband
2018-02-28 14:04
#11
broky | 
Latvia keshancs 
4Head was the problem
2018-02-28 14:04
#12
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Finland Tertzi 
VP disband pls
2018-02-28 14:04
#13
 | 
Faroe Islands Jones123 
Title gore?
2018-02-28 14:04
#14
cajunb | 
CIS spk13 
Nice, Heroic!
2018-02-28 14:04
pasha my friend
2018-02-28 14:04
secure a quick 3-0 lead. t,8668,au,8744,9102,10588,11139,11162] then won the first gun round with an A execution
2018-02-28 14:04
#47
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Cyprus Arkhangels 
let me guess... number of the team, country of the team, number of it's five members...
2018-02-28 15:02
Virtus.RiP
2018-02-28 14:05
Virtus.Pro, Virtus.Pro, Virtus.Pro!
2018-02-28 14:05
disband entire team and pick up some talents from CiS region (VP is russian org after all)
2018-02-28 14:05
#21
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Latvia Faaakk 
I think its time to stop inviting VP to events. Well played NiP <3
2018-02-28 14:06
#22
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World WestSideDude 
AHAHAHAHAHA Virtus.trash
2018-02-28 14:06
#23
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France BlanKv 
tf is this title
2018-02-28 14:06
#24
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Poland Mixstar 
Vp will comeback stronger #gogo VP
2018-02-28 14:06
#53
juice | 
Iceland wrId 
xD
2018-02-28 15:43
#26
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CIS Ninja2k 
OK VP TIME TO DISBAND PLEASE HAVE SOME VANITY BYE BYE PASHA
2018-02-28 14:07
#60
Dosia | 
Poland WrzodX 
*DIGNITY
2018-02-28 16:36
rubino looks like semmler
2018-02-28 14:07
He is the same Guy: every time one of them is relevant in cs scene the other one disappears
2018-02-28 14:29
calling it rn pasha neo taz trio with other two players
2018-02-28 14:07
#29
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Portugal PortugueseFan 
Go home VP UPS they are already home LUL
2018-02-28 14:08
#30
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Portugal PortugueseFan 
Talk about Rubino now...
2018-02-28 14:09
#31
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Faroe Islands fakeflagg0t 
F
2018-02-28 14:10
As expected! <3
2018-02-28 14:12
#33
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Denmark Xipingu 
Pasha -22 vs Heroic lmao... Virtus.Premier: R E T I R E P L S
2018-02-28 14:20
#34
fox | 
Portugal GoDtK 
NEO will be kicked too :( And now? NEO with Fox on Kinguin? or Taz/NEO new team?...
2018-02-28 14:20
#35
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Denmark nebpyhita 
LETS GO NIP IN PYJAMAS
2018-02-28 14:20
wow vp lose? i cant believe it :D
2018-02-28 14:23
Man VP it's so sad
2018-02-28 14:25
The title is ambiguous. I thought that Nip and Heroic didn't follow some order from the event and Virtus Pro is in the event. "nip and heroic blow away order. Vp in katowice"
2018-02-28 14:26
BR intellect
2018-02-28 15:05
#39
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Sweden godname 
RIP VP
2018-02-28 14:28
Rubino bare bra!!!
2018-02-28 14:32
#43
Jame | 
Israel uffiez 
i think it's hilarious people still think VP are a decent team
2018-02-28 14:39
#52
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Sweden Div-\ 
Actually it's been a year people stopped thinking. Delusional fanboys are rare nowadays.
2018-02-28 15:37
BB
2018-02-28 14:46
It's over VP. Just retire already.
2018-02-28 15:31
#50
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Poland ajScreaM 
Bye VP <3. Back stronger baby!
2018-02-28 15:36
#51
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United Kingdom Isquashua 
when will vp shitters stop being invited to big events?
2018-02-28 15:37
DISBAND PLS
2018-02-28 15:58
#56
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Poland Kobel_ 
Sadly expected. Now what? -pasha?
2018-02-28 16:00
MYM: Taz, Neo, Pasha, Loord & Kuben. Play for fun/fans and make some surprises. VP: Snax, byali, Michu, ? & ?. Go make polish superteam and become tier 1 again.
2018-02-28 16:00
Rip vp :(
2018-02-28 16:11
#59
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Sweden compeed 
ez
2018-02-28 16:20
Now, the next event VP attends(or qualifies to...) is going to be the moment of truth. They didn't really have that much time between Starseries and Katowice, now it's time to do all they can to AT least look like a team. I believe, but looks like it's a problem in their heads that has to be fixed
2018-02-28 16:38
HEROIC LET’S GOOOO <3
2018-02-28 16:53
Taz was clearly the problem..... hmm nop.
2018-02-28 17:00
nip so shit, carried by igl xaxaxa
2018-02-28 17:04
#72
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Sweden Zaser5 
true true
2018-02-28 19:59
Ez
2018-02-28 18:32
ez for jugizan
2018-02-28 19:34
#71
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Belarus gas567 
NIP MAGIC
2018-02-28 19:36
#73
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Poland eksnajn 
VEERTOOS.LOW
2018-02-28 20:52
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