SCARZ Absolute upset Renegades; secure Asia Minor playoffs spot

eZlo
July 16th, 2018 12:43

SCARZ Absolute are through to the playoffs at the FACEIT Major Asia Minor after defeating Renegades in the Group A winners' match (16-14 on Dust2).

The match kicked off with SCARZ Absolute winning their Terrorist pistol in a straight B rush that saw Takemori "takej" Shogo and Shibasaki "poem" Yumeki find two opponents each. Renegades responded well, however, countering the Japanese squad with nothing but pistols to take control of proceedings, 3-1.

SCARZ Absolute then strung two rounds together to level up the score, so Renegades called for a tactical pause in a bid to halt them. Still, Koji "Laz" Ushida and co. further added to their lead with three more successful rounds, 6-3. Renegades did not back down, losing just two more rounds until half-time to bring the deficit to a sole round, in part thanks to Justin "jks" Savage stepping up to the plate with multi-kills.

takej led the way for SCARZ Absolute with 28 kills

Renegades came from half-time set to turn things around, and began the second half with jks and Karlo "USTILO" Pivac finding a entry kill each. But with a triple-kill from takej, SCARZ Absolute won their second pistol to eventually go up 11-7.

Although the Japanese men followed that up with two more rounds fairly easily, 13-7, that was when Renegades came back to life, winning five rounds in a row to reduce the deficit to a single round.

SCARZ Absolute won the subsequent round, but Renegades immediately crushed their economy to equalize the score at 14-14. Nevertheless, SCARZ Absolute remained calm and collected to complete the upset in regulation, 16-14.

 SCARZ Absolute K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Japan Takemori 'takej' Shogotakej 28 - 19 +9 92.3 1.32
Japan Koji 'Laz' UshidaLaz 20 - 15 +5 70.7 1.22
Japan Shibasaki 'poem' Yumekipoem 20 - 22 -2 86.8 1.11
Japan Tomoaki 'crow' Maruokacrow 19 - 21 -2 61.1 0.87
Japan Ryo 'barce' Takebayashibarce 9 - 22 -13 30.5 0.55
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 32 - 19 +13 103.5 1.61
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 22 - 21 +1 72.0 1.16
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 15 - 20 -5 68.6 0.97
United States Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty 12 - 16 -4 48.5 0.93
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO 16 - 20 -4 67.1 0.90
Japan Koji 'Laz' Ushida
Koji 'Laz' Ushida
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.21
Maps played:
177
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
607
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
654
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Japan Shibasaki 'poem' Yumeki
Shibasaki 'poem' Yumeki
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
136
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.14
Japan Takemori 'takej' Shogo
Takemori 'takej' Shogo
Age:
17
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
153
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
#1
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Finland Fr0sty1 
Fuck me man, Renegades pls. I NEED RENEGADES STICKERS
2018-07-16 12:43
#6
Lekr0 | 
Turkey Cherub 
anime cs wtf
2018-07-16 12:43
#9
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Palestine zwe 
unexpected
2018-07-16 12:44
#18
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Austria shaakeh 
Wtf unexpected
2018-07-16 12:44
#45
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Nepal TYZ4 
YTB going home
2018-07-16 13:02
LETS GO SZ ABSOLUTE ez stickers
2018-07-16 12:44
#126
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Japan Egarai 
LETs GO!!!
2018-07-17 00:26
expected
2018-07-16 12:44
#63
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Turkey 3mirhan 
ninja new zealander
2018-07-16 13:26
#53
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Russia Autistkek 
Lul
2018-07-16 13:07
#11
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Switzerland Alpollo 
RNG is trash
2018-07-16 12:44
#30
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Finland Fr0sty1 
Renegades > Hellraisers /close
2018-07-16 12:48
#41
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Switzerland Alpollo 
In your dreams maybe
2018-07-16 12:57
#44
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Finland Fr0sty1 
Ahahha delusional. Renegades attends almost all the big events, HR is never there. HLTV rank also higher on renegades.
2018-07-16 13:01
#70
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Switzerland Alpollo 
Yes because its ez to qualify in NA. EU is 10x harder.
2018-07-16 14:01
#73
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Finland Fr0sty1 
Ahahah nt. Also, HR is allowed in CIS qualifiers.
2018-07-16 14:14
#75
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Switzerland Alpollo 
HR is only in Major CIS qualifiers. Not in the others.
2018-07-16 14:17
#88
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United States AmericaIsBest 
They attend all big events and bomb out last in almost every single one LUL
2018-07-16 15:58
#122
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Australia Dadecum 
renegades have only ever lost 1 series to hellraisers and that was back when they had no coach, and even then it was a close 2-1 nt tho
2018-07-16 23:24
#124
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Switzerland Alpollo 
lol wasnt even close. This will start changing, Renegades is trash and HellRaisers will fuck them up in the future.
2018-07-16 23:34
#130
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Australia Dadecum 
whatever you say, hellraisers beat renegades once and it was bc they were slumping, not because hellraisers is good
2018-07-17 10:08
hr is shit
2018-07-17 20:52
You can legit get them on the market for the same price as they were during major for the last tournament. Lol.
2018-07-16 15:28
#93
Lekr0 | 
Turkey Cherub 
+1
2018-07-16 17:01
#112
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Finland Fr0sty1 
Yea but i want new ones?
2018-07-16 19:58
Renegades???????????????????????????????
2018-07-16 12:44
RRQ?????? NO LIMIT ??
2018-07-16 13:58
sssssshhhhhhhhh
2018-07-17 01:56
#3
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Switzerland Alpollo 
ez
2018-07-16 12:43
#4
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Czech Republic Prdola15 
Lul
2018-07-16 12:43
What
2018-07-16 12:43
#7
Xyp9x | 
Israel Mayr0N 
Knice
2018-07-16 12:43
ez for better fer (poem)
2018-07-16 12:43
#12
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
Deserved.
2018-07-16 12:44
Oh vadafak
2018-07-16 12:44
:0 OK
2018-07-16 12:44
#15
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Romania Gigelus68 
EZ4KURUKO
2018-07-16 12:44
laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaz.
2018-07-16 12:44
C0ngratulations!
2018-07-16 18:32
ty ijustchan.
2018-07-16 19:59
#17
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Brazil Gunzel 
cool
2018-07-16 12:44
#19
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Lithuania outs7 
gj. looks interesting ;)
2018-07-16 12:44
#20
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Russia Revan79 
ez 4 anime boiizzzzzz
2018-07-16 12:44
Incoming scarz sticker w/ some anime
2018-07-16 12:45
#23
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Portugal xxxRUI75xxx 
Anime/weebo stickers incoming
2018-07-16 12:45
Oh lul. Anime cs is happening
2018-07-16 12:45
Anime CS ftw.
2018-07-16 12:45
Gj SCARZZZ
2018-07-16 12:45
#27
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Japan Nekobasu 
Takej going ham.
2018-07-16 12:45
JAPAN ERA INC [...]
2018-07-16 12:46
#29
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Portugal FrancisEdits 
Hentai stickers when
2018-07-16 12:46
#31
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Poland Marych 
Expected
2018-07-16 12:48
#32
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Sweden kAED 
takej doing it
2018-07-16 12:49
#33
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Other mikecool 
I was expecting this honestly ;(
2018-07-16 12:49
#34
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
Not upset renegades are not good
2018-07-16 12:50
#35
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Indonesia icevy 
:D
2018-07-16 12:51
haha this always happen in BO1
2018-07-16 12:51
#37
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Poland DizzeyKing 
#japaneseToMAJOR
2018-07-16 12:51
Nifty such an overrated trash
2018-07-16 12:52
Can SZ compete with other big team like RNG do? RNG are not the best team but they can give team like FaZe challenge while FaZe would absolutely destroy SZ. What a luck SZ win this time against RNG.
2018-07-16 12:52
#71
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Finland ILoveSpeed 
In4 SZ win a major
2018-07-16 14:11
#110
Snajdan | 
New Zealand Ms2Y 
at lest you should've happy to see new faces/strategies to compete against the same teams, a well prepared team can do some damage if counter-strat properly.
2018-07-16 19:49
lets go japan
2018-07-16 12:55
JAPANESE NINJA STICKERZ
2018-07-16 12:57
#43
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Germany focus16gfx 
LMAOOOO GENKI DESU KA?
2018-07-16 13:00
#46
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Taiwan SCVready 
Japan numba wan
2018-07-16 13:03
#79
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Asia somila 
Oh your dear motherland HAHAHA LMAO
2018-07-16 14:32
#101
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Taiwan SCVready 
Seriously?
2018-07-16 18:28
#47
BOOBIE | 
United States lybrel 
kangaroo CS LUL
2018-07-16 13:03
LUL
2018-07-16 13:04
#49
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China Liuxiao 
JP CS WOW
2018-07-16 13:04
#50
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Russia sneakyboy 
go go kogiyama
2018-07-16 13:05
#52
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Nifty lol. Yet 90% of the 12year olds will still say nifty top1
2018-07-16 13:07
#55
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United States PsychoLogical 
Whaaattt??? How????
2018-07-16 13:12
japan PogChamp
2018-07-16 13:16
when you lose vs 9-22 guy
2018-07-16 13:22
#58
bondik | 
Ukraine TBOY(2) 
Hentai champs
2018-07-16 13:23
#59
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Germany xoutblaze 
LOOL
2018-07-16 13:24
#60
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Germany add_aykeN_ffs 
Omae wa mou Shindeiru
2018-07-16 13:24
Anime CS beats Kangaroo CS.Tomorrow let's see the battle between Mafia CS and Kangaroo CS
2018-07-16 13:26
anime>>kiwi
2018-07-16 13:26
#64
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Sweden skyvlan 
BANZAI TENNO HEIKA
2018-07-16 13:27
Ugh come on dude I want renegades STICKERS
2018-07-16 13:29
what??
2018-07-16 13:45
#67
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Brazil beckergod 
expected ez anime stickers
2018-07-16 13:51
#68
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Russia Mewtoo 
Lul
2018-07-16 13:58
unexpected wow
2018-07-16 14:12
#74
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Asia HikaruS 
Anime power! Pls bring cute anime stickers to CS:GO !
2018-07-16 14:17
OMEGALUL Naruto stickers
2018-07-16 14:17
SZ stickers are actually going to look ugly af.
2018-07-16 14:30
#114
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World Tenshi_R 
yus, they need to pick up HWML logo instead
2018-07-16 20:03
WEABU Team
2018-07-16 14:31
And people wonder why Nifty isn't as sought after as he is.
2018-07-16 14:36
#81
fox | 
Portugal GoDtK 
Let's Go Japan!!!
2018-07-16 14:39
#82
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United States ZTB 
Biggest upset in f-ing history! LMFAO
2018-07-16 14:51
#128
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United States ZTB 
One of them. Noted! xD
2018-07-17 01:10
inb4 weebs win major
2018-07-16 14:57
Press X to pay respect MVP.PK
2018-07-16 15:21
#86
mixwell | 
Spain loviac 
Japanese cs PogChamp
2018-07-16 15:36
#87
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Korea XigNw0w 
Wow, sz.absolute is on fire right now, but it has a lot to do with stand-ins.
2018-07-16 15:47
#118
Laz | 
Japan Neion4ty7 
renegades stand in?
2018-07-16 21:12
#119
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Korea XigNw0w 
BO1 and VG.Flash had a stand-in
2018-07-16 21:14
Looool nippon rekts koala
2018-07-16 16:05
#90
NAF | 
Bangladesh Ligma_ 
Japan too stronkh
2018-07-16 16:08
#91
f0rest | 
Finland gaazer 
woah, nice to se a japanese team actually winning some noticeable team
2018-07-16 16:34
#92
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Japan kitzune 
gj. almost proud
2018-07-16 16:40
Stickers with anime BlessRNG
2018-07-16 17:07
#96
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
animeboys major
2018-07-16 17:14
Japanese CS is rising!!! Anime is real!
2018-07-16 17:46
ez 4 weeb team
2018-07-16 17:51
#99
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Australia Xplicid 
Brrrrt
2018-07-16 17:52
Barce :(((
2018-07-16 17:57
#103
BnTeT | 
China NA_LUL 
LOSING TO WEEB CS OMEGALUL
2018-07-16 18:33
#105
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Brazil hugoooo 
Very cool to see Japanese CS doing well!
2018-07-16 18:35
#106
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Turkey KUYASH 
NANIIII
2018-07-16 18:49
#107
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Finland Gl1tch_ 
Weeb cs pogchamp
2018-07-16 18:51
#108
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Chile StfanoLELE 
Nifty to c9 haha
2018-07-16 19:25
THE JAPANESE ARE COMING
2018-07-16 19:27
#115
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World Tenshi_R 
They still don't have too much chanses in playoffs, but good luck
2018-07-16 20:06
#116
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Canada neesah 
SCARZ: Omae wa mou shinderu Renegades:NANI!
2018-07-16 20:56
LETS GO JAPAN <3
2018-07-16 21:09
EZ 4 WEEBOS
2018-07-16 21:36
#121
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New Zealand Keah_Mow 
EZ throw, all CS pros made bank on that game ;)
2018-07-16 22:53
30 adr
2018-07-16 23:27
#125
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Australia CaZeR01 
I couldnt get over laz's noscope through the smoke :0
2018-07-16 23:42
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