SCARZ Absolute upset Renegades; secure Asia Minor playoffs spot

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
28 - 19 +9 92.3 1.32
20 - 15 +5 70.7 1.22
20 - 22 -2 86.8 1.11
19 - 21 -2 61.1 0.87
9 - 22 -13 30.5 0.55
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
32 - 19 +13 103.5 1.61
22 - 21 +1 72.0 1.16
15 - 20 -5 68.6 0.97
12 - 16 -4 48.5 0.93
16 - 20 -4 67.1 0.90
Japan Koji 'Laz' Ushida
Koji 'Laz' Ushida
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
149
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.61
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Karlo 'USTILO' Pivac
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
592
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
618
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Japan Shibasaki 'poem' Yumeki
Shibasaki 'poem' Yumeki
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
126
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.73
Japan Takemori 'takej' Shogo
Takemori 'takej' Shogo
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
120
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.70
#1
oSee | 
Finland Jack1CS
Fuck me man, Renegades pls. I NEED RENEGADES STICKERS
2018-07-16 12:43
23 replies
anime cs wtf
2018-07-16 12:43
7 replies
#9
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Palestine zwe
unexpected
2018-07-16 12:44
1 reply
#18
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Austria shaak!
Wtf unexpected
2018-07-16 12:44
LETS GO SZ ABSOLUTE ez stickers
2018-07-16 12:44
1 reply
LETs GO!!!
2018-07-17 00:26
expected
2018-07-16 12:44
1 reply
#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
11 replies
Renegades > Hellraisers /close
2018-07-16 12:48
10 replies
#41
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Switzerland Alpollo
In your dreams maybe
2018-07-16 12:57
9 replies
Ahahha delusional. Renegades attends almost all the big events, HR is never there. HLTV rank also higher on renegades.
2018-07-16 13:01
4 replies
#70
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Switzerland Alpollo
Yes because its ez to qualify in NA. EU is 10x harder.
2018-07-16 14:01
2 replies
Ahahah nt. Also, HR is allowed in CIS qualifiers.
2018-07-16 14:14
1 reply
#75
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Switzerland Alpollo
HR is only in Major CIS qualifiers. Not in the others.
2018-07-16 14:17
They attend all big events and bomb out last in almost every single one LUL
2018-07-16 15:58
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
2 replies
#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
1 reply
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
2 replies
+1
2018-07-16 17:01
Yea but i want new ones?
2018-07-16 19:58
Renegades???????????????????????????????
2018-07-16 12:44
2 replies
RRQ?????? NO LIMIT ??
2018-07-16 13:58
1 reply
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
Spinx | 
Israel Mayr0N
Knice
2018-07-16 12:43
ez for better fer (poem)
2018-07-16 12:43
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
2 replies
C0ngratulations!
2018-07-16 18:32
1 reply
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 xxxruixxx
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
Takej going ham.
2018-07-16 12:45
JAPAN ERA INC [...]
2018-07-16 12:46
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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Brazil steambored
takej doing it
2018-07-16 12:49
#33
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African Union mikecool
I was expecting this honestly ;(
2018-07-16 12:49
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
#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
2 replies
In4 SZ win a major
2018-07-16 14:11
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 TasuketeJ
LMAOOOO GENKI DESU KA?
2018-07-16 13:00
#46
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Taiwan SCVready
Japan numba wan
2018-07-16 13:03
2 replies
#79
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Asia somila
Oh your dear motherland HAHAHA LMAO
2018-07-16 14:32
1 reply
#101
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Taiwan SCVready
Seriously?
2018-07-16 18:28
kangaroo CS LUL
2018-07-16 13:03
LUL
2018-07-16 13:04
JP CS WOW
2018-07-16 13:04
go go kogiyama
2018-07-16 13:05
Nifty lol. Yet 90% of the 12year olds will still say nifty top1
2018-07-16 13:07
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
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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 BIG2020
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
#62
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Thailand hahahoha
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
1 reply
#114
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World Tenshi_R
yus, they need to pick up HWML logo instead
2018-07-16 20:03
#78
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Indonesia Scaramouzh
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
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Portugal GoDtK
Let's Go Japan!!!
2018-07-16 14:39
#82
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United States Rakitic
Biggest upset in f-ing history! LMFAO
2018-07-16 14:51
2 replies
1 reply
#128
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United States Rakitic
One of them. Noted! xD
2018-07-17 01:10
#83
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United Kingdom cowbunga
inb4 weebs win major
2018-07-16 14:57
#84
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Other Onizuka_go
Press X to pay respect MVP.PK
2018-07-16 15:21
#86
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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
2 replies
renegades stand in?
2018-07-16 21:12
1 reply
#119
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Korea XigNw0w
BO1 and VG.Flash had a stand-in
2018-07-16 21:14
#89
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Vietnam ALLAHTARES
Looool nippon rekts koala
2018-07-16 16:05
Japan too stronkh
2018-07-16 16:08
#91
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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
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
#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
Weeb cs pogchamp
2018-07-16 18:51
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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