NRG and HellRaisers through to IEM Shanghai Group A winners' match

NRG opened IEM Shanghai with a victory over 5POWER on Inferno, 16-10, and was followed by HellRaisers beating Virtus.pro 16-12 on Cache.

The veto saw Inferno be the leftover map in the first map of the tournament, with NRG taking the attacking side on the first half. The American team took the lead in the first round with a play on B that saw Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte take three. 5POWER got into a 2vs1 in the forcebuy after Wei "shuadapai" Wang opened the round up with two CZ headshots, but Ethan "Ethan" Arnold was able to win the afterplant clutch to keep NRG in the lead.

NRG took the first gun round, and eventually turned it into a 5-0 before Peng "xiaosaGe" Song and Batbayar "kabal" Bat-Enkh won a 2vs2 on A to get their side on the board. Both teams then traded rounds, but NRG gave up a round as kabal, who forgot to buy, got two kills with USP and a third with an AK to keep 5POWER in contention, 5-7. Finally, it was NRG who won the half, with a 9-6 scoreline going into the pause.

NRG closed out the first match in Shanghai 16-10

Brehze opened the second pistol round with two kills and closed it out with one more to keep his team well ahead, 10-6, but a triple by ZhiHai "QKA" Fu and a double by Gan-Erdene "dobu" Batbold who made the most out of their CZs gave 5POWER the forcebuy. It looked like 5POWER were going to bring it back, making it to 10-11, but NRG then kicked it into gear and won it out, 16-10, not giving the Asian team a chance.

United States
Matchpage
16
10
1st August 2018
16
Inferno
10
 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 21 - 15 +6 102.3 1.51
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 26 - 14 +12 93.2 1.50
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 16 - 16 0 71.4 1.09
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 16 - 14 +2 46.3 0.99
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 12 - 15 -3 67.0 0.99
 5POWER K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China ZhiHai 'QKA' FuQKA 16 - 17 -1 70.3 1.05
China Wei 'shuadapai' Wangshuadapai 16 - 16 0 59.0 0.92
Mongolia Batbayar 'kabal' Bat-Enkhkabal 15 - 17 -2 66.7 0.90
China Peng 'xiaosaGe' SongxiaosaGe 15 - 21 -6 72.8 0.82
Mongolia Gan-Erdene 'dobu' Batbolddobu 12 - 21 -9 61.4 0.74

HellRaisers kicked off the second Group A opener taking the pistol round and the anti-ecos on the Terrorist side of Cache, but were unable to follow it up as Virtus.pro claimed the first gun round after stopping an A play, but HellRaisers were able to reset the Poles and sta in the lead, going up 5-1 into the second gun round. The Poles were able to win another, but HellRaisers once again denied Virtus.pro the follow-up.

Down 2-7 Virtus.pro were able to win once again after getting the first two opening kills against HellRaisers’ standard before stopping the European team’s push on B. Despite the early blunders, Virtus.pro were able to win the half out, bringing it back to 8-7 before the two teams switched sides after having won six rounds in a row.

HellRaisers won on Cache to move on to the winners’ match

The second half started with HellRaisers retaking on A and defusing the bomb in order to bring the match back to a stalemate, 8-8. The European combine then took a 10-8 lead after the anti-eco and the first gun round. Quickly, HellRaisers took the reins winning six in a row to make it 13-9 and start to get out of reach of Virtus.pro, who after winning a round were reset as Piotr "morelz" Taterka was unable to win a clutch against Issa "ISSAA" Murad and Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk.

The Polish, down 9-15, were able to make it to to double digits and were then able to follow it up twice as HellRaisers struggled to get their economy back in shape. It was finally on the 28th round when HellRaisers closed it out, 16-12, as Virtus.pro were unable to break through the defense after losing several players early on.

Matchpage
16
12
1st August 2018
16
Cache
12
 HellRaisers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1 23 - 23 0 91.8 1.21
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA 19 - 16 +3 72.1 1.16
Estonia Kristjan 'fejtZ' AllsaarfejtZ 19 - 13 +6 61.2 1.15
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchukbondik 20 - 18 +2 79.9 1.01
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' BöröczDeadFox 12 - 21 -9 67.0 0.86
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Michał 'MICHU' MüllerMICHU 26 - 19 +7 87.8 1.29
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 22 - 18 +4 78.4 1.19
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 20 - 18 +2 87.7 1.10
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 15 - 17 -2 63.9 0.93
Poland Piotr 'morelz' Taterkamorelz 8 - 21 -13 36.2 0.53
Poland Piotr 'morelz' Taterka
Piotr 'morelz' Taterka
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
857
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
779
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
524
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Mongolia Gan-Erdene 'dobu' Batbold
Gan-Erdene 'dobu' Batbold
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
527
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1177
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Mongolia Batbayar 'kabal' Bat-Enkh
Batbayar 'kabal' Bat-Enkh
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
522
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
China Peng 'xiaosaGe' Song
Peng 'xiaosaGe' Song
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
624
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
China Wei 'shuadapai' Wang
Wei 'shuadapai' Wang
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
504
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
China ZhiHai 'QKA' Fu
ZhiHai 'QKA' Fu
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
374
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.10
#1
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Georgia Broozman 
yah
2018-08-01 08:22
ez for issaaaaa
2018-08-01 09:16
#2
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
ez cerq
2018-08-01 08:22
nice
2018-08-01 08:22
#4
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Israel TheTechnixian 
Guessed right about HR LMAO
2018-08-01 08:22
#7
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India swast1k36 
Vp in 2018 LUL
2018-08-01 08:24
Man Everyone knows that HR is way better Cache than VP
2018-08-01 09:33
#22
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India swast1k36 
At least its great to see Pasha hitting some shots :)
2018-08-01 09:51
Better leave [*] for 5P cuz they will struggle with VP
2018-08-01 09:56
#31
JW | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
Morelz is so fucking bad though
2018-08-01 10:52
thnx snax
2018-08-01 12:23
expected Gambit vs NRG TyLoo vs HR
2018-08-01 08:23
#25
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Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
HAHAHAHA, bro Gamb0ts in the trash
2018-08-01 10:00
#27
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Paraguay HighAlching 
Gamb0ts to win final ez pz orange squeezy
2018-08-01 10:06
#6
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Hungary subzera 
expected
2018-08-01 08:23
#8
NEO | 
Poland sedi 
Ja jebie, they cant win any pistols
2018-08-01 08:25
Ez for Shanghai
2018-08-01 08:27
#10
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
VP in 2018 OMEGALUL
2018-08-01 08:29
expected
2018-08-01 08:35
#12
SPUNJ | 
Brazil FalKsCS 
VP OMEGALUL
2018-08-01 08:43
#13
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Poland Frain75 
NRG <3
2018-08-01 08:59
#14
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Norway 2014_user 
Vp :/
2018-08-01 08:59
#15
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Malaysia byaIi 
atleast byali played pretty well
2018-08-01 08:59
and pasha was hitting shots also - morelz +snatchie soon pls
2018-08-01 11:46
#16
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Sweden ALI_HUSSAIN 
Can't even beat Hr with stand in OMEGALUL
2018-08-01 09:00
But FejtZ already played for HR at EPL Finals S6 and SL Shanghai
2018-08-01 09:57
#41
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Sweden ALI_HUSSAIN 
nt pasha just accept VP are trash
2018-08-01 13:05
ENCE PENCE is trash lost to almost destroyed NiP
2018-08-01 19:15
Cause morelz isnt standin
2018-08-01 10:14
#18
Nast1a | 
World bayborg 
Where is stats hltv?
2018-08-01 09:20
Piotr 'morelz' Taterka 8 - 21 -13 36.2 0.53 this guy cannot hold B site even for a single round lul
2018-08-01 09:30
Piotr 'morelz' Taterka 8 - 21 -13 36.2 0.53 holly fuck this shitter struggle vs TIER4 team with standin can you imagine this pice of shit on major XD
2018-08-01 09:50
#26
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Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
VP was decent but morelz ruins the game, no young talents in Poland on trial ??
2018-08-01 10:02
Probably because CS:GO is dead.
2018-08-01 10:25
#36
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
no just the poland cs scene is dead, there is plently of talent rn
2018-08-01 12:14
why vp choose morelz
2018-08-01 10:49
#42
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Bosnia and Herzegovina @NiKo 
He is just stand-in.
2018-08-01 13:24
#32
f0rest | 
Spain jeyolo 
Where is woxic?
2018-08-01 11:22
+1
2018-08-01 11:32
#37
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
he was in hospital i believe
2018-08-01 12:14
#35
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Denmark Xipingu 
Morelz trash, kick pls
2018-08-01 12:12
#39
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Denmark DanishDelight 
Vp losing everything they compete in^^
2018-08-01 12:43
VP OMEGALUL
2018-08-01 13:00
VP OMEGALUL
2018-08-01 16:37
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