Virtus.pro advance to IEM Shanghai playoffs over HellRaisers

Virtus.pro are through to the playoffs at IEM Shanghai 2018 after defeating HellRaisers on two maps (16-11 on Mirage, 16-9 on Train).

The series began on HellRaisers' map pick, Mirage. Filip "NEO" Kubski opened up the action with a clean double-kill on the CT side, but their opponents managed to turn the pistol around on the back of a quad-kill from Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk. Still, with a 1v2 clutch from Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski with a Scout in the next round, the Poles took control of proceedings as they followed that up with the subsequent anti-ecos.

Although HellRaisers picked up the first gun round, Virtus.pro went on a great run, winning six rounds in a row to go up 9-2. Issa "ISSAA" Murad and co. then won two of the last four rounds of the half to reduce the deficit to 4-11 by half-time.

Virtus.pro started off the second half on the right foot, winning a near-flawless pistol and the following anti-ecos to reach their 14th round. Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow's men did not throw in the towel, stringing five rounds together to find a lifeline on their map pick. But the Polish team then hit map-point, and closed out Mirage three rounds later, 16-11, with a clean A execution.

MICHU was a key figure for Virtus.pro

Train, Virtus.pro's map pick, kicked off with the Poles securing another pistol round, this time around as Terrorists. After picking up the anti-ecos, Virtus.pro convincingly won the first gun round, losing a single man in the process.

With double-kills from ISSAA and bondik in a pistol-buy, however, HellRaisers got their first round on the board, which they followed up with another. Nevertheless, Virtus.pro were looking far too hot to handle, countinuously shutting down the defence to go up 9-2.

That was when HellRaisers came back to life, tightening up their defence to pick up a three-round winning streak and bring the gap to 5-9. Still, with a triple-kill from Piotr "morelz" Taterka, Virtus.pro got to half-time with a 10-5 lead.

Now playing as Terrorists, HellRaisers won a much-needed pistol round, their first of the series, reducing the deficit to 8-10 after prevailing in the anti-ecos. From that moment, however, Virtus.pro kept denying their opponents' strategies, losing a single round to finish things off at 16-9.

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 HellRaisers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Estonia Kristjan 'fejtZ' AllsaarfejtZ 44 - 36 +8 91.8 1.23
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchukbondik 33 - 37 -4 69.5 0.94
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1 30 - 38 -8 66.2 0.91
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' BöröczDeadFox 30 - 39 -9 63.1 0.87
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA 28 - 42 -14 63.6 0.75
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Michał 'MICHU' MüllerMICHU 44 - 33 +11 80.5 1.30
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 44 - 32 +12 92.4 1.25
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 36 - 32 +4 71.2 1.11
Poland Piotr 'morelz' Taterkamorelz 37 - 34 +3 73.0 1.05
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 31 - 34 -3 72.6 0.98
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
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1631
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1171
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Poland Piotr 'morelz' Taterka
Piotr 'morelz' Taterka
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
853
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
#1
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Czech Republic KLothbrok 
Ez for VP
2018-08-02 13:15
#20
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Europe _EpiC_ 
Unbelievable scenes
2018-08-02 13:16
+1
2018-08-02 13:21
#92
NEO | 
Yugoslavia sotomonte 
They have now the chance to win this
2018-08-02 16:13
#34
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India swast1k36 
Am I dreaming? Nvm they're gonna choke in the finals anyway
2018-08-02 13:19
#50
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Poland malekkkk 
Vs who? Grayhound?
2018-08-02 13:31
#51
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
Any1 in this tournament
2018-08-02 13:32
#55
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Poland malekkkk 
Hahaha if they advance to final they will play against gambit xdddddd. Man gambit is dead they are struggling top 10 australia
2018-08-02 13:33
#61
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Namibia banned_so 
Lmao Your shit team was struggling against top10 China
2018-08-02 14:00
#62
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Poland malekkkk 
China>australia
2018-08-02 14:02
No.
2018-08-02 14:42
Yes. China>AU China have strong teams but they still suck after plant, they do not use utility and this is the reason why they losing because their aim and teamwork is on same level as EU teams but as I said, they losing due lack of use of nades (watch their after plants and some retakes).
2018-08-02 15:50
Ye I feel like Chinese people rely on their aim way too often. They just use standard strats and often lack grenade usage
2018-08-02 16:09
#83
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Namibia banned_so 
Cya with kinguin on major with weak Australian teams like renegades :)
2018-08-02 15:03
because virtus pro is live....
2018-08-02 14:47
#103
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Slovakia t4gg3d10year 
VP is dead aswell Your point?
2018-08-02 21:44
#52
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
Grayhound are eleminated, mb they gonna choke against Tyloo
2018-08-02 13:32
VP vs NRG?
2018-08-02 14:50
#79
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India swast1k36 
Will be great to watch
2018-08-02 14:52
TyLoo will be chocking again I think so
2018-08-02 19:57
#102
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India swast1k36 
Dude does your name suggest which player VP are going to kick now? XD
2018-08-02 20:06
No no no papa is too good for them so they will keep him
2018-08-02 22:04
VP is back?
2018-08-02 13:38
Yes ofc 1 more question Is VP back?
2018-08-02 14:50
byaliGOD
2018-08-02 13:14
#3
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India HLTV_ADDMIN 
Ez for Papito!!!!!
2018-08-02 13:17
#12
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Poland Hell2k 
nt
2018-08-02 13:15
#4
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Philippines p0k1em0n 
vp is back bois???
2018-08-02 13:15
#5
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Yugoslavia Esketite 
Unexpected
2018-08-02 13:15
#6
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New Zealand VouNou2006 
Wtf
2018-08-02 13:15
#7
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Poland Giga120 
llul
2018-08-02 13:15
No woxic-No win
2018-08-02 13:15
#9
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Poland ShymiX 
let's go VP! always believing
2018-08-02 13:15
no woxic no win
2018-08-02 13:15
#48
Dosia | 
Hungary Joco413 
Their standin top fragged though.
2018-08-02 13:29
#73
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Finland wrathh 
woxic would have dropped 60 in the same time though
2018-08-02 14:46
#60
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Chile strong221 
+1
2018-08-02 13:58
GG still need Morelz to step up
2018-08-02 13:15
#59
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Poland v1straliZZ 
Snatchie is their... to late
2018-08-02 13:54
#13
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Poland Astoner55 
Real miracle XD
2018-08-02 13:15
#23
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Hungary Shaperz 
xD
2018-08-02 13:16
#14
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Russia zovk 
vp to win the whole tournament
2018-08-02 13:16
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ
2018-08-02 13:15
VP performing in china -> as always
2018-08-02 13:15
#17
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Poland Hell2k 
-snatchie +morelz before major
2018-08-02 13:16
-morelz + snatchie right ?
2018-08-02 13:20
#37
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Poland Hell2k 
yee
2018-08-02 13:21
xD
2018-08-02 13:36
vp has signed snatchie xD
2018-08-02 15:17
#93
NEO | 
Poland Filippo03 
Expected
2018-08-02 16:15
#18
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Poland Mat3rix 
vp is back !!
2018-08-02 13:16
#19
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Europe b7ack0ut 
gg EZ
2018-08-02 13:16
PogChamp
2018-08-02 13:16
#22
Snax | 
Venezuela MrBecon 
my bois
2018-08-02 13:16
#24
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Australia JingleBells 
HR is overrated trash. Even getting carried by their stand in
2018-08-02 13:17
lmaoo ISSAA bottomfragging
2018-08-02 16:24
#25
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Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
losing to VP in 2k18 -> disband VACxic carry these bitches
2018-08-02 13:17
Rekt
2018-08-02 13:17
#27
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Norway Phancy11 
VP IS BACK EZ MAJOR LEGENDS AGAIN
2018-08-02 13:17
#28
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United Kingdom cowbunga 
WTF VP WON AGAINST A TOP 30 TEAM?
2018-08-02 13:17
#31
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Germany Sabba1 
*a top 30 team without their carry
2018-08-02 13:19
#33
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United Kingdom cowbunga 
still lmao
2018-08-02 13:19
#38
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Poland Hell2k 
but fejtz played good and it was not a close match
2018-08-02 13:22
#40
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Germany Sabba1 
fejtz is not nearly at the same level as Woxgod
2018-08-02 13:24
woxic +30 every match
2018-08-02 16:24
#29
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Germany Sabba1 
justified hltv top 10 placement and invites to top tier events for the next year
2018-08-02 13:18
Wtf more unexpected than YNK to mibr
2018-08-02 13:18
True xD
2018-08-02 13:37
Ez for best PUBG player ever, BYALI!
2018-08-02 13:19
#39
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Ozimandias 
HR without Woxic so bad. VP > HR
2018-08-02 13:24
HR is so bad
2018-08-02 13:24
Nice to see papito and byali in form but pls kick morelz, he is bot. Even hes face is strange, i don't want to watching it on lans ;/
2018-08-02 13:24
he is going to be kicked tho -morelz +snatchie
2018-08-02 13:27
nice scoreboard, i can see all the stats i want
2018-08-02 13:25
Come back!Virtus pro!
2018-08-02 13:26
#45
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Austria luxxnn 
That's unexpected
2018-08-02 13:27
ez for the best team in the world aka VP
2018-08-02 13:28
Mirtus.pro dont be suprised if he leaves for smth new soon... cough nikosports & ropzsports...they all left the sinking tanks
2018-08-02 13:30
WoxicRaisers
2018-08-02 13:33
ISSSAAAA ON LANNNN YEAH HACK ONLINE
2018-08-02 13:33
#63
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Denmark Xipingu 
Hahahahaah W0xicRaisers, disband
2018-08-02 14:03
#64
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Ukraine minemax 
It seems like ISSAA is an inconsistent player. Deadfox is very consistent, though. :)))
2018-08-02 14:04
yeah :D
2018-08-02 14:19
#65
JD | 
Poland simbered 
PLOW <3
2018-08-02 14:11
#66
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Poland bakusiell 
ez for vp af
2018-08-02 14:16
vp is back
2018-08-02 14:17
#68
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Latvia Phenomennn 
Barely won against HR without WOXIC LMAO
2018-08-02 14:17
barely? you are mentally handicapped. VP has worse form and botrelz while feljtz actually played solid (shitrelz was only helping them on train and a bit on mirage) and HR still better in shape
2018-08-02 14:44
#75
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Turkey darknight53 
nope they lost star player , like simple in Navi
2018-08-02 14:48
sorry but they have still ISSA and bondik they simply had an off day and anybody from HR should be capable of beating this "VP team" maybe except of deadfox but still they looked very flat
2018-08-02 14:57
ISSAA bottomfragging lul
2018-08-02 16:26
#86
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Poland bakusiell 
barely? that was fuckin domination
2018-08-02 15:07
#100
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Denmark Xipingu 
16-11, 16-9 and a 2-0 isn’t barely, that is convincing. Barely is a 3-mapper (2-mapper if OT), with 16-14 / 16-13 scorelines if not OT. You are welcome.
2018-08-02 17:34
#70
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Turkey Slapdash 
Pogchamp
2018-08-02 14:38
#82
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Poland qube1 
vp is the best team in Poland!!!! XD
2018-08-02 14:58
#89
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Bulgaria goatse 
neo is baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
2018-08-02 15:20
#98
World Jeza 
Good for VP, but still probably lose to NRG in final.
2018-08-02 16:30
nice throw from HR
2018-08-02 16:43
#105
f0rest | 
Portugal physt 
lel losing to VP in 2018
2018-08-02 22:13
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