Virtus.pro beat Heroic; top Group B at CS:GO Asia Championships

The match that decided which team would advance directly to the semi-final and which would go to the quarters saw Virtus.pro take a 2-0 victory over Heroic (16-14 Mirage, 16-10 Cache).

Virtus.pro was off to a 5-1 on the defensive side Mirage, Heroic's map pick, with the team's IGL Filip "⁠NEO⁠" Kubski starting off the game well. Adam "⁠friberg⁠" Friberg's quad kill gave Heroic their second, starting off a three-round streak for the side and making the score 5-4.

Heroic opted for a B fake in the 10th round, but the Poles read it and secured the round confidently, following it up with another one to build a bank. The saved money allowed the Poles to buy through a round loss, and with Janusz "⁠Snax⁠" Pogorzelski's hero 1v2 smoke defuse in the last round of the half, Virtus.pro finished the side on a positive note, 9-6.

Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen found a gap in the jungle smoke in the pistol round which he used to pick off two encroaching Virtus.pro members and his team went on to secure the CT pistol. The next two anti-ecos were tough for Heroic and left a mark on their economy, making the next buy rounds crucial for the Scandinavian side. Andreas "⁠MODDII⁠" Fridh and co. would win the next couple of rounds convincingly, with niko's 4K from under balcony giving Heroic their 13th.

That's where issues started for Heroic as Virtus.pro was able to break their seven-round win streak and build some momentum of their own, working picks on A and mid. With Snax shining for his side, the Poles would march on to map point and then shortly close the game, 16-14.

Snax had a brilliant series against Heroic

On their own map pick, Cache, Virtus.pro had a furious start to the Terrorist side, quickly running up a 6-1 lead. In the following round, friberg did his best to break the cycle, but his triple on the B bombsite defense still wasn't enough, Virtus.pro got into the site and successfully fought off the retake attempt.

Still on just one round, Heroic went for heavy mid presence in round 11 which paid off early on as they got a two-for-one trade, but Paweł "⁠byali⁠" Bieliński swung it back with a 3K and allowed Virtus.pro to continue their streak.

MODDII denied Snax's 1v3 attempt with a fast AWP flick to get his team their second (11-2), but Michał "⁠MICHU⁠" Müller and NEO combined to strike back instantly, resetting Heroic's economy for the last round of the half. After finishing the CT side 13-2 down, Ruben "⁠RUBINO⁠" Villarroel resolved a 2v2 in the pistol to give their team hope. Following a double-eco, Virtus.pro struck back with rifles to reach match point (15-5), but Heroic didn't let them take the win easily, fighting back to 15-10 before Virtus.pro could close out the series.

Matchpage
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Mirage
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Cache
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 Heroic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 37 - 37 0 74.8 1.04
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 40 - 40 0 77.4 1.01
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO 36 - 38 -2 66.3 0.97
Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag 31 - 43 -12 67.8 0.87
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 32 - 42 -10 69.9 0.84
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 49 - 30 +19 86.7 1.41
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 42 - 35 +7 88.1 1.22
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 38 - 38 0 75.1 1.12
Poland Michał 'MICHU' MüllerMICHU 39 - 38 +1 73.0 1.06
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 32 - 35 -3 73.8 0.97
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Andreas 'MODDII' Fridh
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1123
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1801
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1044
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1779
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1695
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1570
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1626
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
998
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
#2
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Austria P0w3RfuL
VP winning PogChamp
2018-06-15 12:47
#4
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Europe b7ack0ut
w0w
2018-06-15 12:47
#5
LUq | 
Poland rockens
WHAAAAAT
2018-06-15 12:47
#6
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Brazil OGApol0
Without cromen, Heroic is pretty bad tbh
2018-06-15 12:48
expected
2018-06-15 12:48
2 replies
GOD SNAX
2018-06-15 14:08
Shocker
2018-06-15 12:48
snax is back and pasha is gone seriously...
2018-06-15 12:48
9 replies
It's always like this we have one or the other not both...
2018-06-15 13:05
Tbh pasha was more consistent in more games. NEO is pretty bad and holds the team down
2018-06-15 13:08
7 replies
thats what i meant. pasha was a consistent force since january 2017 till now. (obviously he also had some trash games, but he was the only one with byali here and there who actually tried to play competitve tier 1 cs.) its not like pasha had some awful series in this tournament so far, more solid but nothing really that would push him to play better like snax so far
2018-06-15 13:13
2 replies
#34
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Syria bitbitter
in the tyloo series pasha played great while snax was pretty weak in the first 2 maps, he was missing shots and making mistakes, however during the cache comeback everyone pulled their weight and had plays when they needed, i'd say the team is in a pretty good place rn.
2018-06-15 13:17
1 reply
true stuff
2018-06-15 15:19
NEO is the best player ever in cs.
2018-06-15 13:40
3 replies
HAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHh tell me 1 more?
2018-06-15 19:12
1 reply
I tell you again. NEO is the best player ever in cs.
2018-06-16 00:15
CS 1.6*
2018-06-15 20:50
#11
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Poland Zgrzyt
That photo of Papa Snax and Kiddo Michu LUL
2018-06-15 12:48
1 reply
Looks like Snax was going to eat him
2018-06-17 01:32
UNEXPECTED
2018-06-15 12:48
#13
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Poland SeweryNN
LuL unexpected
2018-06-15 12:48
Wrong niko LUL
2018-06-15 12:49
Wrong Niko on the article pls edit
2018-06-15 12:49
1 reply
#27
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Brazil CaioOlive
True ROFL. NiKo is a God, playing to Lans at different places at the same time. Jet lag must be killing him.
2018-06-15 12:52
#16
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Poland Shlatter
GG PLOW
2018-06-15 12:49
No really tier1 opponent for VP But Snax is averaging like 1.25 rating so far Seems like he has worked on his individual skill again And dude, if Snaxs individual fragging was all that was missing all this time, then wtf
2018-06-15 12:49
4 replies
lmao he's been playing role-play in GTA V all week long, maybe that is what he needed
2018-06-15 13:22
3 replies
haha
2018-06-15 13:22
#60
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Poland Chopus
Rudzix & Don Grande Alfonso XD
2018-06-15 14:50
1 reply
hahaha, best duo of bank robbers in the world :D
2018-06-15 16:30
#20
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Poland Astoner55
VP actually winning PogChamp
2018-06-15 12:49
"Nikola "NiKo" Kovač found a gap in the jungle smoke"
2018-06-15 12:50
2 replies
Niko fucking every man
2018-06-15 12:51
they write wrong niko
2018-06-15 12:55
Unexpected
2018-06-15 12:52
#33
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Poland PiterixXx
VP MUST WINN !!
2018-06-15 13:16
1 reply
#62
Snax | 
United States Fl4X
I sure hope.
2018-06-15 14:54
Fucking Unexpected. GJ, VP. Hope to see u in the final with Na'Vi. Bring us back some memories :)
2018-06-15 13:19
#41
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Poland Hamadoshi
Polish team VP at Asia Championship lul They are winning :o
2018-06-15 13:29
VP GJ
2018-06-15 13:29
What!! Who would have thought, vp with the upset
2018-06-15 13:42
Expected.
2018-06-15 13:48
#49
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Poland Slomaa
Great job VP!
2018-06-15 14:10
#50
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Armenia 1915
What in gods name is that from snax
2018-06-15 14:12
lol unexpected
2018-06-15 14:18
Yeah man
2018-06-15 14:29
#58
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Czech Republic KLothbrok
lets a go VP !
2018-06-15 14:38
Vp top 1, omg they are the best . . . No they still suck kids, they are good on beating T3 teams
2018-06-15 14:39
What year is it
2018-06-15 14:52
1 reply
#64
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Philippines Saythok
2005
2018-06-15 15:00
2014?
2018-06-15 15:00
Holy shit Snax actually had a good series on LAN. Awesome, would love to see him back at his peak form making everyone else look stupid.
2018-06-15 15:12
#67
steel | 
Belarus Ruble
wtf neo +/- 0 that is amazing for him :D
2018-06-15 15:29
2 replies
in 1.6 he had +30 in 99% of games so I don't think he's satisfied
2018-06-15 15:51
1 reply
#73
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China M1rAiwOw
neo is god during the whole 1.6
2018-06-15 16:35
VP IS BACK
2018-06-15 15:50
lol
2018-06-15 16:55
#90
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Poland EviT
expected
2018-06-15 19:17
EZ SNAXIMUS PRIME
2018-06-16 06:52
See even though VP have been inconsistent it's because snax and byali were underperforming This looks way better
2018-06-16 06:53
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