Vega Squadron come back to win opener against Spirit

Vega Squadron were able to break Spirit's defenses in the second half of their opening match in London to turn a 3-12 deficit into a 16-14 victory on Mirage.

The Russian derby between Vega Squadron and Spirit kicked off with the latter taking the early lead after winning a clean pistol round. Vadim "DavCost" Vasilyev & co. kept the lead after winning the first gun round, and made it all the way to 5-0. Dmitriy "jR" Chervak then got the opening frag with the AWP on A as Igor "crush" Shevchenko and Leonid "chopper" Vishnyakov followed it up to get Vega Squadron on the board for the first time. Another solid hold by Vega Squadron, particularly Anton "tonyblack" Kolesnikov with a triple. Spirit then changed it up, hitting B and making it 6-2.

From there on out it was Spirit turning the match into a beatdown, winning round after round giving up but one, in which crush and tonyblack got doubles, for a 12-3 half which saw Spirit’s unrelentless abuse on A work out.

Vega Squadron bring it back on Mirage to go 1-0

Doubles by jR and chopper gave Vega Squadron some hope for the second half, as they were able to take the first three rounds to bring it back to 6-12. Vega then took the first gun round of the second half, taking control of the economy to continue to close the gap. With 8-12 on the board, crush made a great spray transfer after getting molotoved out of ninja to take out two attacking players on A and help secure the round for his team.

Spirit were able to defend the sites one round, but were instantly reset as Vega Squadron relentlessly brought the score closer and closer, 11-13, with Spirit going into an eco round. An aggressive mid play in the following gun round didn’t work out for Spirit, giving one more round up for the tie. With 13-13 on the board, Dmitriy "Dima" Bandurka popped out of ladder room towards short and caught several Vega players in the back to keep his team ahead.

A 1vs1 that crush was able to win against Dmitry "S0tF1k" Forostyanko after a B plant tied it back up, 14-14. A four kill round by chopper including a 1vs2 afterplant clutch got Vega on the verge of winning. They then sealed the deal on the last round of regulation, making it 16-14 for a 1-0 record.

Matchpage
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5th September 2018
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Mirage
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 Vega Squadron K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Igor 'crush' Shevchenkocrush 22 - 15 +7 74.8 1.31
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' ChervakjR 24 - 17 +7 74.3 1.23
Russia Pavel 'hutji' Lashkovhutji 21 - 20 +1 91.5 1.22
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper 18 - 19 -1 76.6 1.07
Russia Anton 'tonyblack' Kolesnikovtonyblack 13 - 19 -6 52.5 0.93
 Spirit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Dmitriy 'Dima' BandurkaDima 23 - 22 +1 83.3 1.11
Russia Vadim 'DavCost' VasilyevDavCost 20 - 18 +2 76.5 1.09
Ukraine Viktor 'somedieyoung' Orudjevsomedieyoung 18 - 22 -4 69.5 0.99
Ukraine Pavel 'COLDYY1' VeklenkoCOLDYY1 15 - 16 -1 57.6 0.90
Russia Dmitry 'S0tF1k' ForostyankoS0tF1k 14 - 21 -7 55.1 0.73

Here is how the Swiss group looks so far:

Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
489
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
559
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Igor 'crush' Shevchenko
Igor 'crush' Shevchenko
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
560
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Russia Dmitry 'S0tF1k' Forostyanko
Dmitry 'S0tF1k' Forostyanko
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
978
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Russia Vadim 'DavCost' Vasilyev
Vadim 'DavCost' Vasilyev
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
925
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Russia Dmitriy 'Dima' Bandurka
Dmitriy 'Dima' Bandurka
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
983
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Russia Anton 'tonyblack' Kolesnikov
Anton 'tonyblack' Kolesnikov
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
765
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
GG
2018-09-05 20:17
#3
horvy | 
Brazil horvy 
Rip pick ems
2018-09-05 20:17
Cool
2018-09-05 20:17
RIP my pickem
2018-09-05 20:17
Spirit 0-3 confirmed
2018-09-05 20:18
#30
JW | 
Sweden Yupp17 
Yeah optic Indian
2018-09-05 20:21
No chance they are better than gambit
2018-09-05 21:32
Lul
2018-09-05 20:18
#14
Frankie | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
i picked 0-3 VP LUL
2018-09-05 20:18
Easy pick em
2018-09-05 20:18
rip Spirit :(
2018-09-05 20:18
#22
Snax | 
Asia editz| 
Team trash u mean
2018-09-05 20:18
#17
Snax | 
Asia editz| 
Team trash xD
2018-09-05 20:18
#19
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Latvia s1^ 
CYKA
2018-09-05 20:18
PATHETIC SPIRIT
2018-09-05 20:18
#21
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Panama XantabseN 
Ty for choke
2018-09-05 20:18
i changed my 0-3 from spirit to vega this morning feelsbadman
2018-09-05 20:19
Trust your first instincts
2018-09-05 20:19
SAME BRO :(
2018-09-06 08:20
Spirit was way better imo
2018-09-05 20:19
#47
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United States JacobSick954 
I think both Spirit and CompLexity will go 0-3. So far it's -1 map for both.
2018-09-05 21:11
Wait, there is a possibility that two teams can go 3-0 and 0-3?! I thought it was only one.
2018-09-05 21:23
#52
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United States LookitsJrd 
it's a guarantee. 2 teams go 3-0 and 2 teams go 0-3
2018-09-05 21:38
Didnt know that! Thanks! :)
2018-09-05 21:53
#51
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United States LookitsJrd 
nah vp will go 0-3
2018-09-05 21:36
#25
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Russia Sugawara 
crush 3 billion iq clutch saved the game
2018-09-05 20:19
#28
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
-Edward +Crush ???
2018-09-05 20:20
#31
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Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
No he is not so good for tier1, its was tier3 cis teams
2018-09-05 20:21
#29
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Russia 12344213123 
ez 4 maj bojs nove trepeschi
2018-09-05 20:20
#32
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Brazil Botzera__ 
ded fckng retards
2018-09-05 20:22
#33
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China Alar1c 
These two really really really really really stupid teams...
2018-09-05 20:22
#34
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Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
Typical CIS throwing garbage teams, 12-3 -> 14-16 on CT side lmao garbage
2018-09-05 20:22
#35
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Ukraine w1nth 
Vega back at it again with ruining Pick 'Ems for everybody. :D Good thing I only placed 3 stickers.
2018-09-05 20:22
322 inc.
2018-09-05 20:23
Oof thanks vega for saving my pickems
2018-09-05 20:23
#38
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Sweden HANNE$ 
Hell yeah thanks for saving my pickem Vega!!! <3333
2018-09-05 20:28
I'm so disappointed with Spirit just throwing this game away. Such an important win for them to qualify. They looked so good lately, had a big bootcamp before this qualifier and now losing to Vega stupidly.
2018-09-05 20:28
Dima too good for his team ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 20:30
#41
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Spain AntoniormL 
rip pick em
2018-09-05 20:30
'which saw Spirit’s unrelentless abuse on A '
2018-09-05 20:34
#43
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Lithuania kypsa 
lmao i bet 0-3 team spirit WHY SO EZ GOLD MEDAL INC
2018-09-05 20:37
#44
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Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
they can face SS with coach and unluko maluko
2018-09-05 20:41
#57
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Lithuania kypsa 
fuck
2018-09-06 15:28
matchfix. 2 ruski bot teams
2018-09-05 21:04
#50
f0rest | 
Finland gaazer 
thanks spirit <3 two more
2018-09-05 21:35
Haha everyone saying "pick Vega not spirit" for 0-3 "spirit>Vega" LUL
2018-09-05 22:39
HAHAHAAH
2018-09-06 11:23
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