NRG breeze past Renegades, bag quarter-finals spot

NRG made short work of Renegades in the fifth round at StarSeries, winning 2-0 (Cache 16-11, Overpass 16-7) to bag their spot in the quarter-finals in Kiev.

After Na`Vi clinched one of the last three spots in the playoffs, it was time for Renegades and NRG to take the stage with their deciding series, which began on Cache.

The North American side started on the CT side and got off to a good start after Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov turned the first pistol around with a 1v2 clutch. The two sides then exchanged forcebuy victories, with NRG eventually coming out on top to bag a 4-1 lead. Renegades had a hard time penetrating the defense from there on, as only a couple of B attacks went in their favor while Damian "daps" Steele's team rallied to an 11-4 half.

Even though the Australian side began putting up a good defense of their own, winning the pistol round and two of the first three gunrounds, it wasn't enough in the end. Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte's quad-kill and a 1v2 clutch gave NRG their 14th round, at which point the two teams started trading rounds until it was 16-11 when the North American squad prevailed in a half-buy scenario.

Brehze led the way on Cache

Moving on to their opponents' pick, Renegades clinched the pistol round after defending the B bombsite, courtesy of Aaron "AZR" Ward's quad-kill, though it was NRG who claimed a 3-1 lead after securing the next-round forcebuy.

Early pickoffs in the first full buys allowed Noah "Nifty" Francis's side to level the score, but the tide turned again when they opted for more passive setups, as NRG reached their sixth round. The last six were exchanged evenly between the two, as CeRq & co. switched over to the CT side at a comfortable 9-6.

With a pistol round in the bag, NRG cruised to a 12-6 lead and only lost the first gunround before securing the last four rounds in a clean fashion to finish the series 16-7, 2-0.

Matchpage
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2
1st June 2018
United States
11
Cache
16
7
Overpass
16
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 36 - 38 -2 73.6 1.00
United States Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty 28 - 37 -9 66.1 0.87
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 30 - 37 -7 67.7 0.81
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 19 - 36 -17 52.1 0.67
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO 18 - 37 -19 48.4 0.63
 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 46 - 28 +18 94.5 1.51
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 42 - 27 +15 89.4 1.35
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 35 - 26 +9 83.8 1.30
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 32 - 29 +3 73.8 1.15
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 30 - 21 +9 55.2 1.13
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
827
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
857
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
789
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
#1
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Poland HotMuslim 
RNG is so bad without a coach OMG
2018-06-01 16:30
#5
khaos | 
Greece SneakPete 
North are bots
2018-06-01 16:30
Expected
2018-06-01 16:30
#13
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Netherlands Deji 
nt shakeeh
2018-06-01 16:30
#33
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Palestine zwe 
Expected
2018-06-01 16:37
#38
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2018-06-01 16:47
Nice editing bot
2018-06-01 16:30
#21
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Poland HotMuslim 
nt shakeeh why u never first :(((
2018-06-01 16:32
Tru
2018-06-01 16:32
#2
ZywOo | 
France GenezizFR 
i hate cafardhino
2018-06-01 16:30
#44
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France AZzoCat 
+1
2018-06-01 17:35
RNG is such a let down, they have no T sides
2018-06-01 16:30
#4
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United Kingdom Dimwit 
Ez 4 G2
2018-06-01 16:30
#7
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Norway Phancy11 
Brehze breez?
2018-06-01 16:30
“Breeze past” I see what you did there
2018-06-01 16:30
#10
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Europe b7ack0ut 
PogChamp
2018-06-01 16:30
Hltv with the puns
2018-06-01 16:30
#12
kebab | 
Turkey Styyx 
"Breeze past" Brehze 46 - 28 +18 94.5 1.51
2018-06-01 16:31
#14
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Poland vzk 
Easy
2018-06-01 16:30
expected
2018-06-01 16:31
#16
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United States SWiFTzZzZz 
Breeze and Brehze cannot be a coincidence
2018-06-01 16:31
#22
kebab | 
Turkey Styyx 
İt cant yea xd
2018-06-01 16:32
#17
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Lithuania aisTISsS 
xD
2018-06-01 16:31
#18
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
expected
2018-06-01 16:31
#19
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Russia ZzzonkeDD 
Renegays have no balls
2018-06-01 16:31
#20
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France Ryzerr 
Breeze past, I see what you've done there.
2018-06-01 16:31
#24
jks | 
North America xdrax 
Brehze*
2018-06-01 16:32
#25
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France StickyRice 
Norway and USA leading the pack for Renegades, terrible team. Australia needs to try to get a single Tier 3 team with 5 aussies and not waste foreign players.
2018-06-01 16:32
quarter-final ago vs nrg plz / battle of onliners
2018-06-01 16:32
I see what you trying to do, Mr. HLTV...
2018-06-01 16:33
NRG Brehze past renegades
2018-06-01 16:33
#29
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
not onliners anymore FeelsGoodMan
2018-06-01 16:33
I guess you could say they... Brehzed past renegades.
2018-06-01 16:34
#31
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Poland KasPro 
Vp lost to them
2018-06-01 16:34
#32
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United States PepeBizon 
Expected
2018-06-01 16:34
#34
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Armenia baitpolice 
you could say they brehzed past rng
2018-06-01 16:38
Expected
2018-06-01 16:41
#36
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United Kingdom cowbunga 
Congrats to NRG, they're really going places Shame about jks's performance this tourney tho, he's normally a carry for renegades
2018-06-01 16:44
NRG brehze past Renegades *wink*
2018-06-01 16:47
#39
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Poland Frain75 
Expected. Renegades is weak at the moment.
2018-06-01 16:55
So punny
2018-06-01 16:59
#41
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Brazil Charizaldo 
brehze past ok
2018-06-01 17:03
#42
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
From 0-2 to 3-2... Comeback is real. NRG onLANers inc. noKappa
2018-06-01 17:05
NRG brehze past Renegades*
2018-06-01 17:05
#45
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United States PapaOllie2x 
expected NRG is BEST TEAM FUCK YOU BROWN PEOPLE SAYING ONLINER EZ!!!!!!!!!!
2018-06-01 18:39
#46
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Oceania nobrac 
-ustilo Under performer.. consistently.. Move jks to cloud9..
2018-06-01 21:17
#47
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African Union mikecool 
Ggz
2018-06-02 04:46
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