HellRaisers edge past OpTic in overtime; to New Legends Stage

With a 25-23 victory over OpTic on Train, HellRaisers have sealed passage to the FACEIT Major's New Legends Stage in London.

The third match of the day kicked off with OpTic picking up a quick 3-0 lead after winning their T-side pistol. HellRaisers replied with a successful gun round thanks to doubles from Issa "ISSAA" Murad and Özgür "woxic" Eker in A main, and eventually equalized the score at 3-3.

With their economy back on track, OpTic tried to execute A, but they were held off by ISSAA and woxic. The Danish team responded immediately to level up the score, HR's star duo came up huge once again and broke their opponents' economy.

HellRaisers through to the New Legends stage

After building up their economy, OpTic went on a three-round streak to grab the lead for the first time in the match, 7-6. Still, first with an impressive triple-kill from Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk and then with doubles from ISSAA and Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow, HellRaisers won the final two rounds of the half to switch sides with a narrow lead.

The second half began with René "cajunb" Borg finding a great quad-kill in a 5v5 retake to help his team to win their CT pistol, which OpTic followed up with an anti-eco. HellRaisers were able to buy in the next round, but they could not win it as Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer found the bomb planter with just three seconds left on the clock.

HellRaisers still lost one more round before getting back on the board on a shoddy buy, which inspired them to string four rounds together and take a 12-11 lead. The rest of the half was highly contested, with neither side able to close it out in regulation.

The first two overtimes could not determine a winner as the teams kept cancelling each other out, but then HellRaisers finally prevailed, locking down the map at 25-23 to assure themselves of a top-16 finish at the Major.

Matchpage
25
23
8th September 2018
25
Train
23
 HellRaisers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA 43 - 35 +8 91.9 1.29
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchukbondik 35 - 33 +2 75.3 1.08
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 33 - 34 -1 71.0 1.04
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' BöröczDeadFox 31 - 32 -1 68.1 0.99
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1 25 - 38 -13 66.0 0.83
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 34 - 31 +3 75.4 1.16
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 36 - 32 +4 76.5 1.12
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 33 - 33 0 70.7 1.05
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 33 - 35 -2 75.8 1.03
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 36 - 36 0 79.8 1.03
The New Challengers stage
3W - 0L
2W - 2L
1W - 2L
1W - 3L
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
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1445
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1104
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
739
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
#1
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Israel mojna37 
EZ PICKEM
2018-09-08 17:47
#10
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Germany DrachenRainer 
Hellraisers = Ehrenteam woxic = bae
2018-09-08 17:57
#24
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Bulgaria Eso177 
+1
2018-09-08 17:49
+1
2018-09-08 19:00
#76
ropz | 
Germany Gaflappi 
Hey Drache, what's going on at the Schanze?
2018-09-08 19:33
#77
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Germany DrachenRainer 
Häiders getting verbrüggelt
2018-09-08 19:35
Wow you were faster than MIBR hater, gg
2018-09-08 17:48
i had to type long text in honor of my brother issaa
2018-09-08 17:49
damm u must be pressing f5 every 1 sec
2018-09-08 17:49
That is what all people do LMAO
2018-09-08 17:50
#49
eneshan | 
Turkey Cherub 
LET'S GO MASHALLAH W0XIC AND ISSAA
2018-09-08 17:54
Y E S B O I S EZ PICKEM I'm actually really happy for HellRaisers right now
2018-09-08 18:08
GG SO HAPPY FOR MY MUSLIM BROTHER ISSAA! MAJOR WINNERS SOON INSHALLAH! MIDDLE EAST CS > ALL
2018-09-08 17:47
XDXDXD
2018-09-08 17:53
#52
eneshan | 
Turkey Cherub 
INSHALLAH BRO
2018-09-08 17:54
ISSAA god, fr
2018-09-08 18:05
This is a great major, so many games going the distance and into big overtimes
2018-09-08 17:47
yeah a lot of great games
2018-09-08 17:50
Best major ever?
2018-09-08 17:50
not my favourite , but it's great so far
2018-09-08 17:51
Ignoring the fact of the technical issues all the time xD
2018-09-08 22:19
yes , i hope there won't be so much in the next stage of the major
2018-09-08 22:31
#48
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Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
Almost all teams very close, that very interesting to watch
2018-09-08 17:54
#55
ALEX | 
France Telt 
And not even the NL stage yet !
2018-09-08 18:01
#4
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Turkey 3mirhan 
issa + woxic best duo
2018-09-08 17:48
-Paz , -calyx +woxic and issa
2018-09-08 17:51
#41
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Turkey 3mirhan 
then fuck the language of the team
2018-09-08 17:51
fuck it LOL To ez for FPL GOD
2018-09-08 22:18
#51
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
Does ISSAA speak turk even?
2018-09-08 17:54
Turkish = Arabic with a dialect
2018-09-08 18:31
#71
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Turkey MATAKONDO 
Piss off
2018-09-08 18:51
HellRaisers is such a great team, I hope they can go far in the major.
2018-09-08 17:47
+1
2018-09-08 22:19
nt K0nfig
2018-09-08 17:47
#7
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Bosnia and Herzegovina @NiKo 
sad
2018-09-08 17:47
#8
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Russia GramDEL 
Gj HR! Gl to Optic tho, they definitely deserve to be at the next stage.
2018-09-08 17:50
#18
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Bosnia and Herzegovina @NiKo 
nt xd
2018-09-08 17:48
#21
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Russia GramDEL 
XD
2018-09-08 17:49
EZ4 BONDIK POGCHAMP
2018-09-08 17:47
stanislaw voodoo curse on optic
2018-09-08 17:48
#12
woxic | 
Turkey kuco33 
Number one for your future. = WOXIC!
2018-09-08 17:48
ez for beast from middle east
2018-09-08 17:48
Woxic god
2018-09-08 17:48
LOL
2018-09-08 17:49
What a close game!
2018-09-08 17:48
nice issa
2018-09-08 17:49
#25
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Switzerland Alpollo 
3-1 BOOOOYS
2018-09-08 17:49
#26
Frankie | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
good job
2018-09-08 17:49
Go Bondik. Tyloo Legend lol
2018-09-08 17:49
#30
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Other mekkicsgo 
1 boring danish team is enough to play at the major, I do not need to see north and optic there too.
2018-09-08 17:50
+1 optic boring af
2018-09-08 17:53
#50
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Other mekkicsgo 
I wanna see teams for all over the world, this will bring so many viewers. I guess Turkey and Jordan will be cheering for HR
2018-09-08 17:54
Yeah i saw woxic's twitter comments all turks supporting hr now
2018-09-08 17:54
#53
Boo | 
France mbl4 
+1111111
2018-09-08 17:54
#31
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United States inflict 
nice HR def thought they would have lost after the 2nd pistol loss but they did great
2018-09-08 17:50
#33
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Asia mocity123 
NICE ONE!
2018-09-08 17:50
#34
ZywOo | 
United States Rxalize 
if Jugi hits one of those shots that he missed like 7 of on woxic by a main they win the match
2018-09-08 17:50
he did hit quite a few shots but in the end woxic started catching up
2018-09-08 18:32
#78
ZywOo | 
United States Rxalize 
did you see the one round where he missed like 3 easy shots?? he did hit some nice shots but when he was needed didn't come through
2018-09-08 20:28
#36
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United States JustBitsy 
Imagine North and OpTic both not making it through. Even worse would be that + two NA teams making it through.
2018-09-08 17:50
jugi fucking threw. idc if he went even. He threw so many rounds and whiffed so many easy shots. snappi and gade cant be the people that show up for this team. Optic had that game in the bag but jugi personally threw it away so many times...
2018-09-08 17:51
#40
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Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
Insane match, holyshit DEADFOX's play on overtimes holymoly ez, ISSA & woxic was beasts too GG p.s OpTic always throw won games ez
2018-09-08 17:52
Deadfox is the real fox ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wanna buy the best apples in HLTV? call me NOW: 011-1337-APPLE and get an 80% discount on your first 5 kilos!
2018-09-08 17:51
#43
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
GOD ISSAA
2018-09-08 17:52
#45
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Great Job HR <3333 Soooo proud of ma CIS boys bondik and ANGE1,woxic with DeadFox and especially ISSAA GL in further matches
2018-09-08 17:53
Their reactions were the best
2018-09-08 17:53
nice bond1k <3
2018-09-08 18:03
#57
device | 
Asia Korajon 
43 KILL?? WHAT A GOD
2018-09-08 18:03
#58
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China patpatmo 
revenge for tyloo lol
2018-09-08 18:04
#59
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Netherlands itsm 
So beautiful to see the reaction of issa. You can truly see he sacrificed alot to come this far!!
2018-09-08 18:05
woxic reaction after last round.. ; D gl in legend stage HR ; )
2018-09-08 18:10
#63
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Ukraine w1nth 
HR <3 ANGE1 <3 ISSAA <3
2018-09-08 18:16
Noice!
2018-09-08 18:23
thats what happens when everyone is playing, even deadfox. happy for woxic and issa, guys worked so hard, deserved af
2018-09-08 18:29
#83
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Turkey Thunderball 
+1525252525
2018-09-09 01:45
Big so bad....ez 3:0 for them next time check demo! Lose vs Vega and complexity...!
2018-09-08 18:33
fak OpTiv
2018-09-08 18:45
Really happy for HellRaisers, especially woxic and ISSAA. They finally get the chance to play with the big boys on stage.
2018-09-08 19:22
HR lucky
2018-09-08 19:23
#75
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Malaysia byaIi 
noice
2018-09-08 19:27
#84
f0rest | 
Portugal physt 
this qualifier is giving us insane matches with lots of overtime rounds, kool shet
2018-09-09 01:55
#86
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Ukraine minemax 
Unbelievable! They will get slaughtered against other legends, but HR proves that consistency and dedication alone pay off.
2018-09-09 06:58
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