Rogue beat Space Soldiers in FACEIT Major opener

Rogue are off to a great start in the FACEIT Major's New Challengers Stage after defeating Space Soldiers 16-10 on Inferno.

The first match of the event kicked off with Space Soldiers, who are fielding Canpolat "hardstyle" Yıldıran instead of Engin "ngiN" Kor in London due to visa issues, executing B to pick up the first pistol as Terrorists. But after following that up with the anti-ecos, Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli's men could not prevent Rogue from restoring parity at 3-3.

Rogue remained in charge after that, stringing two more rounds together without much effort to take a 5-3 lead. Space Soldiers then finally managed to get back on the board with two successful rounds, equalizing the score once again, 5-5. With a very tight defence, Rogue went on to hit eight rounds before Space Soldiers picked up the pace to bring the deficit to just one round.

SicK was one of the key figures for Rogue

Now playing on the CT side, Space Soldiers picked up their second pistol before following that up with the anti-ecos to make it 10-8. Rogue responded well with CZs, forcing the Turks to save in the subsequent round, which allowed the North Americans to level up the score at 10-10.

After that, Rogue continuously broke through their opponents' defence and sealed victory without losing any more rounds to begin their FACEIT Major campaign on the right foot.

Matchpage
10
16
5th September 2018
10
Inferno
16
 Space Soldiers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 17 - 18 -1 71.8 1.04
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahocapaz 16 - 20 -4 76.9 0.92
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' ArkınCalyx 16 - 24 -8 65.6 0.73
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' KüpeliMAJ3R 12 - 20 -8 48.8 0.62
Turkey Canpolat 'hardstyle' Yıldıranhardstyle 3 - 22 -19 12.1 0.22
 Rogue K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Hunter 'SicK' MimsSicK 23 - 13 +10 99.9 1.60
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 20 - 11 +9 77.5 1.40
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 22 - 15 +7 87.2 1.38
United States Daniel 'vice' Kimvice 22 - 16 +6 84.4 1.34
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' MulhollandRickeh 17 - 9 +8 67.0 1.26
Turkey Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
718
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
725
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Turkey Canpolat 'hardstyle' Yıldıran
Canpolat 'hardstyle' Yıldıran
Age:
36
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.55
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.35
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.07
GG WP EZ FOR NA! TURKS ON LAN LUL
2018-09-05 13:45
$1 = 7 lira OMEGALUL
2018-09-05 13:46
#38
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
This match was probably the biggest shitshow ever on a major, congrats UK!!!
2018-09-05 13:49
least we got all the teams attending, unlike Boston.
2018-09-05 17:23
#158
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
+1 I agree, NA events are not safe Also we never know when some NA lunatic will get into an event and start a massive shooting!!!
2018-09-05 17:25
3 Level faceit player on spaceS vs Rogue
2018-09-05 21:50
SS ON LAN LUL
2018-09-05 13:49
#99
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
4v5 and 10 raunds
2018-09-05 14:36
Brazilians and Turks who are cancer?
2018-09-05 14:04
#66
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North America B0bbutttoast 
Yes i agree
2018-09-05 14:06
brazilian are more cancer tbh
2018-09-05 14:07
you can not accuse some or some of something that you do [be toxic]
2018-09-05 14:10
you can not accuse some or some of something that you do [be toxic]
2018-09-05 14:46
exactly ty
2018-09-05 14:48
#80
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Brazil coudi 
Americans can say that if they learn how to point countries on the world map
2018-09-05 14:11
#125
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United States Prji 
I know where a lot of countries are on the map. Geography and flags are things I find fun and interesting, plus I like to travel. Can I say that Brazilians are cancer? (Also I don’t mean it because one of my best friends is Brazilian.)
2018-09-05 15:14
#147
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Brazil coudi 
I mean, its a generalization. Not all are, but I just get pissed off with the ignorance and generalization of some people. Sorry for that
2018-09-05 16:27
#151
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United States Prji 
Yeah I know. I was playing anti-generalization, In two ways at that. 1) Showing Americans can like Brazilians 2) Not all of us are dumb and know more than just America. Have a lovely day brother
2018-09-05 16:56
(Racist spotted)
2018-09-06 00:34
#193
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United States Prji 
Can you read? They said and I quote “Americans can say that if they learn how to point countries on the world map.” I told them that I can in fact point to many different countries on the map. Meaning I have the right, in his eyes, to say Brazilians are cancer. I then said “I don’t mean it because one of my best friends is Brazilian.” In that statement I am using my friends as a base model on how I think all Brazilians are. Why should I judge them negatively from an internet conversation when I don’t get all the emotions? If I use her as the model, where I get all the emotions, I expect nothing but the best from Brazilians because she is an amazing person with a heart of gold. You’re so quick to call someone rascist because you can’t comprehend or infer the best. This world has gone to a shit show because nobody thinks positively anymore.
2018-09-06 00:43
Didn’t read but I was joking cuz of your (I have a Brazilian friend) it is commonly known that people would say some racist shit like the n word and justify it with “its ok I’m not racist I have a black friend” sorry for interrupting your day my friend
2018-09-06 01:58
Ok just read it and congrats on getting a Brazilian model to be your friend.
2018-09-06 01:59
dude their fucking 6th man playin on team wtf
2018-09-05 14:09
#97
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Turkey IDeadForever 
hardstyle 3-22 lol
2018-09-05 14:30
Daddy Hiko is back boiz
2018-09-05 13:45
hahaha Rogue will 1-3 lmao remember this sentence
2018-09-05 13:46
#37
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
SS EZ 0-3 LMAO REMEMBER THIS SENTENCE
2018-09-05 13:48
okey bro that's true im not fan of ss.
2018-09-05 13:50
#92
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Lithuania SiTyGas 
Yea... i hate supporting dead teams too...
2018-09-05 14:25
#95
zoneR | 
Russia Scorceze 
- "Yea... i hate supporting dead teams too..." - Fan of teams: Cloud9
2018-09-05 14:30
#134
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Russia agrachiv 
- "Yea... i hate supporting dead teams too..." - Fan of teams: vega squadron
2018-09-05 15:30
I didn't say that I don't support this teams so suck dicks
2018-09-05 15:43
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2018-09-05 14:05
#3
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Turkey venus_cs 
2018-09-05 13:45
#4
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Portugal Joefilas 
H I K O
2018-09-05 13:46
+1
2018-09-05 13:49
#77
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North America B0bbutttoast 
+2
2018-09-05 14:09
#143
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Poland Vajhro 
+3
2018-09-05 15:54
Please make a godstyle fragmovie
2018-09-05 13:46
#52
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
more interesting than a baitzera fragmovie consisting of eco and exit frags
2018-09-05 13:55
0/8
2018-09-05 14:17
#85
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
nt vladik
2018-09-05 14:18
SilverStyle
2018-09-05 13:46
#8
Asia Afons 
Botstyle
2018-09-05 13:46
#9
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Denmark VanDeCorput 
SS lul
2018-09-05 13:46
#10
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
322 LUL
2018-09-05 13:46
Ahhahah i lold
2018-09-05 14:57
expected with coach who doesn't even play cs..
2018-09-05 13:46
ez for hardstyle LUL
2018-09-05 13:46
3-22 lol
2018-09-05 13:46
#72
walle | 
Turkey WalleBoy 
like a Fifflaren at major grand finals. im nip fan but fifflaren always play like a shit at major grand finals
2018-09-05 14:11
#14
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Finland eMBeJaana 
as i said, spaces goin 0-3
2018-09-05 13:46
#15
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Poland vzk 
SS ;(
2018-09-05 13:46
#16
Bulgaria r4jb 
ROSTER is soo bad :) . . 4vs5
2018-09-05 13:46
#17
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Denmark VeryDanishGuy 
Expected
2018-09-05 13:46
#18
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Iceland 29heldeg 
ez money
2018-09-05 13:46
gg ez
2018-09-05 13:47
#21
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India akkshaikh 
RIP for anyone who picked rouge to go 0-3
2018-09-05 13:47
#132
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United States Prji 
Why would anyone pick Rogue to go 0-3? I don’t do the actual pick em but coL is my 0-3, my 7 qualifying is RNG, TyLoo, Astralis, BIG, Liquid, NiP, and HR. My 3-0 is OpTiC. Astralis was my 3-0 until North beat them twice in bo3s and didn’t want to risk messing up my picks. Edit: I like North a lot but I just had that “gut feeling” that they wouldn’t show up at the major when it matters the most.
2018-09-05 15:23
#135
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India akkshaikh 
i have seen a lot of people saying rouge will go 0-3(mostly on fb and reddit) but given that rogue is a tier-2 NA i wouldn't have been surprised if they did go 0-3
2018-09-05 15:31
#142
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United States Prji 
Really? With Vega, Spirit, and coL it seemed like they would go 2-3
2018-09-05 15:54
#22
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Brazil Botzera__ 
322 Pog
2018-09-05 13:47
Mk
2018-09-05 13:47
Fucking turkish visa issues ffs ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wanna buy the best apples in HLTV? call me NOW: 011-1337-APPLE and get an 80% discount on your first 5 kilos!
2018-09-05 13:47
Rogue did way better
2018-09-05 13:47
Poor hardstyle...
2018-09-05 13:47
#28
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
> No game knowledge > Becomes coach hmmm
2018-09-05 13:47
Who told you he has no game knowledge? I can have all the knowledge I want but if I don’t play the game, I also won’t kill more than 2 at the Major against full seasoned pros.
2018-09-05 13:50
#46
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
Have you even watch the match?
2018-09-05 13:51
its much harder for him since he doesnt only need to watch and command 5 players, but needs to IGL and focus on his on game as well.
2018-09-05 14:48
Just leave the tournament, SS - don't make fools of yourself - your coach is a horrible player.
2018-09-05 13:47
He is not a player. Why no one gets it ...
2018-09-05 14:07
+1
2018-09-05 14:49
#30
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Indonesia nangidyr 
expected coach playing
2018-09-05 13:47
#31
shox | 
United Kingdom teRReX_ 
well it wasnt a fair match since their coach was standing in . BTW gg wp
2018-09-05 13:47
rogue will 1-3
2018-09-05 13:48
#49
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Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
Ss will 0-3
2018-09-05 13:53
WTF IS THAT COUNTRY LOL
2018-09-05 14:06
hardstyle never played before ? Thats sad
2018-09-05 13:48
#34
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Germany Nyiks 
Nice layout for the standings HLTV.
2018-09-05 13:48
#40
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Denmark d1ckweed 
Expect-ed.
2018-09-05 13:49
SPACE'S COACH LOOK SO SAD..
2018-09-05 13:49
Hardstyle vs 9
2018-09-05 13:51
#47
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Spain JasonRacism 
They would’ve won with ngiN
2018-09-05 13:51
I feel so bad for space soldiers because I really do think they are a top 8 team in this stage
2018-09-05 13:51
#50
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
silver org visa problems in 2018 lul
2018-09-05 13:54
#51
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Switzerland k0braCH 
Nice. First Major game and already a 3 hour match. This gunna be gud.
2018-09-05 13:54
clinche coach plays
2018-09-05 13:55
#54
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Denmark Xipingu 
Hardstyle = BOT
2018-09-05 13:55
Wp sick
2018-09-05 13:56
#56
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
Feels bad for SS 5vs4
2018-09-05 13:55
#57
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
silverstyle
2018-09-05 13:55
#58
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United States mers_cs 
this game is hard style - hardstyle
2018-09-05 13:56
#59
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Argentina GonzaPines 
Adr 12.1
2018-09-05 13:56
#60
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Europe b7ack0ut 
LuL
2018-09-05 13:58
#61
f0rest | 
Finland Kentab 
The colours of the harder styles A psychedelic Trip Def qon one
2018-09-05 14:02
322 hltv confirmed
2018-09-05 14:03
12 adr
2018-09-05 14:04
GOATstyle
2018-09-05 14:06
solo 3-22
2018-09-05 14:07
#73
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
12 adr its so sad fucking kick ngiN FFS irresponsible player
2018-09-05 14:08
#74
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Turkey darknight53 
Hardstyle should be worst player of cs history because he is not a PLAYER !
2018-09-05 14:08
tbh despe should play
2018-09-05 14:09
fak the rules
2018-09-05 14:09
#83
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Finland f0pZ 
10 round are good if one of ur players got 3 frags rofl
2018-09-05 14:14
SS shoul get tarik as stand in 4 the challengers stage
2018-09-05 14:18
#88
SPUNJ | 
Brazil FalKsCS 
expected 3/22, might as well have played with a BOT instead
2018-09-05 14:19
HIKO HIKO HIKO♥️♥️♥️♥️
2018-09-05 14:20
Hardstyle 2-33 Biggest anchor
2018-09-05 14:22
#91
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Turkey inmortial27 
Nice 10 round with 4v5
2018-09-05 14:23
I don't like ngiN but if he were we could win
2018-09-05 14:29
ss will be 0-3 with coach
2018-09-05 14:30
0.22 rating POGGERS
2018-09-05 14:41
IF SS NOTHING ADD ANOTHOR PRO PLAYER THEY WILL NOT PLAY ANOTHER MATCH
2018-09-05 14:41
So nGin was finally kicked or did he have visa issues ? edit; read the article LUL
2018-09-05 14:48
#106
NiKo | 
Europe trey_ 
ggS
2018-09-05 14:48
NGIN KICK
2018-09-05 14:50
HIKO IS BACK
2018-09-05 14:54
HAHA BACK ? 4 V5 BACK IF 5V5 EASY WIN SS DREAMHACK AUSTIN
2018-09-05 14:59
NICE ENGLAND CAPSLOCKER
2018-09-05 15:02
HAA ENGLAND AMK MALI
2018-09-05 15:04
Thank you. You made me realize how stupid i am. I cant even talk basic English. Sorry, master.
2018-09-05 15:05
self smart are they knew I knew you were stupid person can talk so much wonder, you talking a big game
2018-09-05 15:10
Nice, now write in English pls.
2018-09-05 15:11
#114
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Hungary jofpet 
where's ngin?
2018-09-05 15:02
Are you freaking serious? Do you even follow the news? Did you even read this page?
2018-09-05 15:03
#153
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Denmark Zorrondo 
who cares about tier 8 news
2018-09-05 17:02
It says he had visa issues
2018-09-05 15:03
#189
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Hungary jofpet 
thanks.
2018-09-06 00:00
Np. I did overreact. Sorry.
2018-09-06 00:01
#120
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Finland Punksutin 
Space Soldiers, please hit me up if you need a player.
2018-09-05 15:07
#123
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Australia StVincent 
expected
2018-09-05 15:12
#126
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Asia mocity123 
EZ 322
2018-09-05 15:14
#127
Stewie2K | 
Australia Taqo 
HIIIIKOOOOO
2018-09-05 15:16
3:22 pretty good choice i think
2018-09-05 15:16
#133
Zeus | 
Ukraine Najara 
3 - 22 ahahahahahah On major aahahahahah
2018-09-05 15:29
#136
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United States Trump2020KAG 
sick is top 10 in NA even with misfits he was so good
2018-09-05 15:33
#138
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Poland miedzianek 
they should kick hardstyle, controllable bot could be better
2018-09-05 15:46
#141
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Turkey MATAKONDO 
İdiot ss community for 5k dollars didnt buy visa gor despe too, and idiots recognized how to be tier 3 team. God i am big fan of SS but it is the truth
2018-09-05 15:50
#144
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African Union hdlmb 
ez 4 hardstyle
2018-09-05 15:57
Really dumb that nGin couldn't get a visa. Was looking forward to seeing some SS upsets again
2018-09-05 16:36
#150
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Brazil hugoooo 
Lucky 4v5
2018-09-05 16:41
expected
2018-09-05 17:14
These turks are a joke
2018-09-05 17:24
SS nice org xD
2018-09-05 18:49
SHOUTOUT TO NACS
2018-09-05 19:30
#163
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
rogue got lucky big time
2018-09-05 19:44
#164
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Greece her-1g 
everybody is hating on hardstyle. half of the tards here dont know that hardstyle is their coach
2018-09-05 19:54
hardstyle 3 kills that was the issue. A coach must be minium so good like the players. What a coach got SS, is a shame....why they didn't lend SaSuke some agreement with payment...next time call me I woudl stand-In as Main-AWP, Rogue would not seen any light. çöp koçu - next time use a hard stand-in, just remember "Maschallah"
2018-09-05 21:48
#191
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Turkey tastemycobra 
Hardstyle should not be the coach. He can be a manager or sth like that but he doesnt bring anything tactically and can’t play the game when needed. He is only coach because he is being like an older brother for players and they love him.
2018-09-06 00:06
3-22 rofl
2018-09-06 00:46
boom boom team cant even beat t3 amerifats r0fl
2018-09-06 10:20
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