MVP PK to ZOTAC semi-finals over Virtus.pro

MVP PK have defeated Virtus.pro 2-1 (Inferno 16-13, Dust2 5-16, Mirage 16-11) to advance to the ZOTAC Cup Masters semi-finals.

The third quarter-final of the day began on MVP PK's pick, Inferno. Virtus.pro got off to a good start on the back of their newest addition's, Michał "snatchie" Rudzki, 1v2 clutch in the pistol round, grabbing the first four rounds as Terrorists.

The Korean side responded with the fifth round, as the Poles couldn't plant the bomb in time, and went on to equalize the scoreline. Keun-Chul "solo" Kang & co. found little success in the remainder of the half, however, while Virtus.pro stormed to a 10-5 halftime score on the offense.

XigN led MVP PK to victory on the deciding map

MVP PK quickly lowered the deficit after securing the first four rounds as Terrorists, with Seon-Ho "xeta" Son locking down the first gunround with a quad-kill. Virtus.pro replied with a shoddy half-buy, but they were unable to string more together and MVP PK reached their 14th round.

Filip "NEO" Kubski stepped up with a sneaky play in banana that allowed him to get a triple and bring the score to 13-14 once the Poles' double AWP setup worked its wonders. However, a rush B call from MVP PK brought them to map point, which they quickly converted into a 16-13 victory on the first map after a late explosion on the A bombsite.

Dust2 followed as VP's pick and it was clear from the start that they had the upper hand with a dominant defense. It wasn't until the ninth round that MVP PK managed a response, with Min-Soo "glow" Kim grabbing four kills, but they were reset immediately after and Virtus.pro racked up a 14-1 half.

Virtus.pro leave the tournament in last place

The pistol round went the Poles' way, as well, and even though Hyun-Pyo "XigN" Lee pulled off an ace in the second round and glow topped it off with a 1v2 two rounds later, it was only a matter of time before NEO & co. secured map two at 16-5.

The decider, Mirage, saw snatchie's triple claim the pistol round for Virtus.pro, but they couldn't fend off the following forcebuy from the Korean squad. With XigN at the helm, MVP PK started running away with the match, leading 8-2 before VP put their foot down.

With a couple of successful executes, Michał "MICHU" Müller's side broke their opponents' bank and managed to close out the half with seven rounds to their name thanks to plays from MICHU and NEO, who clutched a 1v2 and a 1v3, respectively.

Switching over to Terrorists, MVP PK extended their lead once they secured the pistol, as well as a dangerous third round in which XigN added a 1v2 clutch to his name, which led to a 14-7 scoreline. Virtus.pro started climbing back and managed to reach double digits, but it was too little, too late, as MVP PK clinched match point and shortly after finished off the series at 16-11, 2-1.

Matchpage
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24th August 2018
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Inferno
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Dust2
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Mirage
16
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Michał 'MICHU' MüllerMICHU 65 - 51 +14 86.1 1.30
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 54 - 46 +8 83.4 1.18
Poland Michał 'snatchie' Rudzkisnatchie 61 - 51 +10 71.6 1.14
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 49 - 50 -1 86.8 1.08
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 49 - 47 +2 61.2 0.97
 MVP PK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' LeeXigN 62 - 52 +10 78.4 1.15
Korea Seon-Ho 'xeta' Sonxeta 40 - 54 -14 69.3 0.97
Korea Min-Soo 'glow' Kimglow 47 - 53 -6 65.0 0.94
Korea Min-Seok 'zeff' Parkzeff 51 - 62 -11 71.0 0.93
Korea Keun-Chul 'solo' Kangsolo 45 - 57 -12 72.2 0.90
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
550
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Korea Seon-Ho 'xeta' Son
Seon-Ho 'xeta' Son
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
327
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
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 Michał 'snatchie' Rudzki
Michał 'snatchie' Rudzki
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.09
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1469
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Korea Min-Soo 'glow' Kim
Min-Soo 'glow' Kim
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
389
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Korea Keun-Chul 'solo' Kang
Keun-Chul 'solo' Kang
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
369
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
nice vp
2018-08-24 19:34
#14
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Brazil g4g4 
RIP VP
2018-08-24 19:37
#22
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Bulgaria mchetvorkata 
mibr watching how this event is going on so far prntscr.com/kmiakq
2018-08-24 19:42
#68
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
so easy
2018-08-24 21:34
MegaVP > VP
2018-08-25 07:41
#2
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Singapore HLTVNoob 
EZ MVP
2018-08-24 19:34
SNATCHIE OVER RATED Jebaited PASHA OUTDATED Jebaited BYALI FRUSTATED Jebaited VP ELIMINATED Jebaited
2018-08-24 19:34
#29
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Brazil ragemasterBR 
Kkkkkkkkk What a comment bro, kkkkkkk
2018-08-24 19:47
Jebaited
2018-08-24 19:48
#32
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Germany Youngnibba 
Snatchie was decent You just noob
2018-08-24 19:48
#46
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Korea ecsta_s1 
lul
2018-08-24 19:56
#4
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Sweden ALI_HUSSAIN 
4Head VP is back 4Head
2018-08-24 19:34
#5
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United States Ronaldofanboy 
Dissband inc
2018-08-24 19:35
#6
Snax | 
United Kingdom LFX 
They just made a roster change and had barely any time to practice after the player break. gg mvp
2018-08-24 19:35
Why take break then? :3
2018-08-24 19:40
They've had several weeks
2018-08-24 19:55
#45
Snax | 
United Kingdom LFX 
No they have had a week. They've all been on holiday for the player break
2018-08-24 19:56
Nah, they practised only yesterday. So basically it was ffa with snatchie.
2018-08-24 19:58
#59
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Finland Smoonah 
delusional VP fanny packer
2018-08-24 20:42
Who cares? One person cannot make these guys play better and be what they once were. Their time is up just like NiP. People need to get over it and move on. They will never win anything again
2018-08-24 21:03
+1
2018-08-26 11:57
being on holiday isnt an excuse considering how much time theyve had since their last event. If you wana win you gota commit to it. VP have been around for awhile and have a good salary, they arent as hungry as other teams.
2018-08-24 22:49
Lol, they had 20 days for practice, they can do a 10-14 days for bootcamp instead of drinking beer and steaming
2018-08-24 20:00
DISBAND AFTER MAJOR
2018-08-24 19:35
#8
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United States cataclysm 
the upset tournament all that is left is for mibr to lose Kappa
2018-08-24 19:35
Tier 3 tournament just turned into tier 10
2018-08-24 19:48
hmmm
2018-08-24 19:35
#10
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Korea Damianlee 
Well that was easy
2018-08-24 19:35
#11
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Ozimandias 
STOP INVITE THIS GARBAGE (VP), really baaaaad team P.s. snatchie changed tier 2 team to tier 4. GG
2018-08-24 19:39
#53
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
Vp is so overrated...
2018-08-24 20:13
#12
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
both played very well
2018-08-24 19:36
#13
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Denmark YOVNGPETER 
That's really sad
2018-08-24 19:37
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2018-08-24 19:37
#16
device | 
Asia Korajon 
EXPECTED ASFUCK
2018-08-24 19:38
#17
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Korea ecsta_s1 
EXPECTED
2018-08-24 19:38
#18
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Cyprus twixK1ng 
Flash Gaming To take the semi final spot over MIBR
2018-08-24 19:39
lul
2018-08-25 04:15
#20
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Poland Elder666 
-pasza -neo -kuben If not they not even come close tier 2 teams not mention tier1 Need more firepower and igl occasional ace or clutch by Neo or Pasza wont cut it and kuben is glorify water boy
2018-08-24 19:40
#30
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Poland koksuv2 
pasha play very good game...
2018-08-24 19:48
-kuben LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL RETARD ALERT!
2018-08-25 00:28
#85
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Poland Elder666 
Obviously brain dead child with no clue about CS what so ever. Watch how much Zonic do for Astralis how much work he put in.Kuben is there to book their hotels he is shit coach as results show.No go back to school child holiday is over,one day when you grown up you will understand your errors you put a gun in your mouth and do us all a favor.
2018-08-25 02:04
Epicenter no coaching rule, hmmm... what happen when Kuben could talk all time? Oh... yes, VP in the grandfinal. PS. Kubinio stacił głos na 6 dni po event'cie, Biały sam mówił, że Kuben robił za IGL i uspokajał Snax'a z Taz'em.
2018-08-26 00:55
Virtus.pro is a fucking disgrace to their own name, Jesus fucking christ, how can a fucking team go from being one of the future legends to losing consistently to tier fucking 75 teams? And how tf can the owner keep allowing this to happen? What a team of fucking garbage
2018-08-24 19:41
#23
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Denmark RNGwinMajor 
I swear nothing makes sense at zotac cup :o Rng winning major confirmed!!
2018-08-24 19:42
#24
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Poland rzabaldz 
LMAO
2018-08-24 19:44
#25
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
nice tournament lel
2018-08-24 19:45
Snatchie nice move from top 1 poland =DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2018-08-24 19:45
#27
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Brazil Botzera__ 
M VP > VP
2018-08-24 19:46
#28
LETN1 | 
Finland Sandels 
didnt pasha say that they had trained like 8 hours before this tournament/ with snatchie
2018-08-24 19:47
#35
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Brazil Charizaldo 
Looks like it was not enough
2018-08-24 19:49
#39
device | 
Asia Korajon 
yea hes practice 8hours with he cleaner twitter.com/paszaBiceps/status/103293382..
2018-08-24 19:54
#34
Snax | 
Poland LilDilben 
Fucking luckers go die asians pussies
2018-08-24 19:49
#37
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Poland Elder666 
salty much lol
2018-08-24 19:52
#41
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Korea ecsta_s1 
ROFLMFAO
2018-08-24 19:55
#44
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United States MrFornino 
Vp has been ass for like 2 years and you're still salty? Let it go dude
2018-08-24 19:55
#62
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United States stephcurry30 
lucky that theyre playin against VP
2018-08-24 21:13
#84
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Indonesia n0val 
lol vp is underdog so expected
2018-08-25 00:39
#36
Snax | 
Poland LilDilben 
Tyllo lost, vp lost only enough to lose mibr and the tournament successful.
2018-08-24 19:51
#51
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World nakTriceps 
Don´t forget Optic.
2018-08-24 20:05
#66
Snax | 
Poland LilDilben 
ok
2018-08-24 21:29
SAD
2018-08-24 19:52
UPSET Cup Masters confirmed, the seed teams will be eliminated(except the TRASH gaming vs mibr)
2018-08-24 19:55
XDD GÓWNA JEBANE XD
2018-08-24 19:55
fakeflagger spotted XD
2018-08-24 20:22
#47
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Poland koksuv2 
good playing vp with better stats < mvp with worse stats
2018-08-24 19:56
#49
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
lmao
2018-08-24 19:59
#52
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World nakTriceps 
Kinguin, Ghost, MVP PK, Flash... With this for MIBR, so ez. No joking.
2018-08-24 20:06
True if mibr dont win this = disband
2018-08-24 22:12
#76
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World nakTriceps 
I think they´ll win this without lose maps.
2018-08-24 22:13
I hope see mibr in the top but their fans are sometimes stressful
2018-08-24 23:28
#80
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World nakTriceps 
hahaha I agree ´bout this, dude. I said "no joking" in the end of that my first comment cuz a lot of fans said that only to have fun.
2018-08-25 00:01
sad to see
2018-08-24 20:19
losing vs south korea lmao
2018-08-24 20:20
#90
s1mple | 
Korea Somon 
What about worldcup?
2018-08-25 06:04
Hm?
2018-08-25 10:34
Xaxaaxaxa but 7 - 1 unforgetabble
2018-08-25 11:36
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL GET REKT SON!
2018-08-25 14:39
wat
2018-08-25 14:53
LOL VP again --> low performence
2018-08-24 20:25
#58
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Malaysia byaIi 
XgiN hard carry
2018-08-24 20:28
YES
2018-08-24 21:08
Vp will drop the polish roster after the major most likely.
2018-08-24 21:17
great
2018-08-24 21:17
#67
Snax | 
Poland LilDilben 
Vp must lose because they going on bootcamp after major
2018-08-24 21:31
#69
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Sweden Dguyg 
If you were to look at the player stats you would believe that VP won the series. FEELSBADMAN
2018-08-24 21:45
#70
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Japan Jotaro 
-byali -neo +Taz + rallen
2018-08-24 21:47
Please just disband I can't stop laughing
2018-08-24 21:52
LOOOL
2018-08-24 22:07
#72
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Poland LuuPi 
h o w > ???????
2018-08-24 22:06
G O D XigN xPPPPPPP ROFL
2018-08-24 22:08
...are you fucking serious, VP...?
2018-08-24 22:50
#81
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Poland Astoner55 
-neo +furlan plox
2018-08-25 00:07
disband
2018-08-25 00:10
Losing to tier 19 kimchi kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2018-08-25 02:51
#87
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Korea Kinopio 
LUL VP WAS LOSING THIS GAME? Project_KR is back
2018-08-25 03:49
> TyLuL lost saving strats 4 major > Optic lost saving strats 4 major > Virtus Plow lost saving strats 4 major 300iq teams
2018-08-25 04:03
#91
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Asia HikaruS 
Disband after TI8
2018-08-25 07:12
Virtus Pro in 2018 lel
2018-08-25 08:14
#96
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African Union mikecool 
wow, just wow lol
2018-08-25 11:38
#105
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Nepal Avhy 
So beautiful day for Asian cs.
2018-08-26 10:43
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