Kinguin take down Red Reserve 2-0; to DH Montreal semi-finals

Kinguin have assured themselves of a top-four finish at DreamHack Open Montreal after beating Red Reserve 2-0 in Group A's elimination match.

The first elimination match of the event kicked off on Dust2, Kinguin's map pick, with the Polish side jumping out to a 4-0 lead on the CT side. Red Reserve - who are attending the event with Alfred "RuStY" Karlsson as a stand-in, then got on the board with two rounds in a row, but the rest of the half was all about Kinguin's near-impenetrable defence as they shut down any chances of the Swedish side stringing rounds together to go up 11-4.

After switching to the CT side, Red Reserve won three of the opening four rounds of the second half to keep their comeback hopes alive. But Kinguin refused to let the game get away and upped the pace to secure a comfortable 16-9 victory and take the lead in the series.

rallen had many impactful kills throughout the series

Overpass, the map that followed, saw a different Red Reserve side as the Swedish side got out to a massive 8-1 lead - Kinguin's sole round coming on the back of a trio of kills by Paweł "reatz" Jańczak in monster.

The Polish team then finally improved their defence, bagging three rounds in a row, but Red Reserve refused to take their foot off the gas and won the remaining rounds to make it an 11-4 half.

Kinguin came out of the break with fire in their bellies and won four rounds without response to narrow the gap on their opponents. Red Reserve responded thanks to a successful 1v1 by Simon "twist" Eliasson, denying Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas the clutch, but the Polish side fought back immediately by punishing the CTs' passive A setup.

With their economy in shambles, Red Reserve were unable to cope with the danger coming from Kinguin's executions and they looked extremely vulnerable on both bombsites. Led by captain TaZ, Kinguin went on an eight-round winning streak to complete the turnaround in the series and book a place in the semi-finals, in which they will face fellow Polish side AGO.

Matchpage
0
2
8th September 2018
9
Dust2
16
12
Overpass
16
 Red Reserve K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetundisco doplan 30 - 37 -7 75.8 0.94
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 31 - 36 -5 67.3 0.93
Sweden Alfred 'RuStY' KarlssonRuStY 28 - 41 -13 59.2 0.80
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 30 - 41 -11 58.7 0.77
Sweden Fredrik 'freddieb' Buöfreddieb 27 - 35 -8 63.6 0.76
 Kinguin K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Jacek 'MINISE' JeziakMINISE 43 - 26 +17 82.8 1.41
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowiczrallen 42 - 27 +15 92.5 1.39
Poland Paweł 'reatz' Jańczakreatz 48 - 29 +19 83.3 1.33
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 34 - 36 -2 69.9 1.06
Poland Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewskimouz 22 - 28 -6 58.3 0.99
Sweden Alfred 'RuStY' Karlsson
Alfred 'RuStY' Karlsson
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
707
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1786
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Poland Paweł 'reatz' Jańczak
Paweł 'reatz' Jańczak
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1021
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1240
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Ez
2018-09-09 00:22
name check out
2018-09-09 07:47
#4
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Croatia Luka2510 
Nice
2018-09-09 00:22
#21
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
expected
2018-09-09 00:27
kill the c ommies
2018-09-09 00:22
? The fuck ?
2018-09-09 13:13
#6
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Poland P4wl1k 
Ez for kingwin
2018-09-09 00:23
wp kinguin
2018-09-09 00:22
#8
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Finland TimCarry 
lol
2018-09-09 00:22
#9
Sweden Gunz. 
yeah
2018-09-09 00:22
#10
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Brazil subconsious 
kinguin destroyed rr
2018-09-09 00:22
RR played without their IGL who is also one of their best players. Anything besides a 2-0 win would've been embarrassing for Kinguin
2018-09-09 00:29
Gj
2018-09-09 00:23
Nice ct from RR
2018-09-09 00:23
Kinguin top 1 polish team
2018-09-09 00:23
#15
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Poland Kobel_ 
"Led by captain TaZ, Virtus.pro went on an eight-round winning streak" Guys, TaZ is playing in Kinguin
2018-09-09 00:23
It feels so natural :(
2018-09-09 00:24
#19
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Poland Kobel_ 
I know amigo, but you have to move on <3
2018-09-09 00:26
#28
TaZ | 
Poland DraggerPL 
OMG.... My heart is bleeding one more time :'(
2018-09-09 02:55
#17
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Poland Kobel_ 
btw Polish derby on DH Kreygasm
2018-09-09 00:24
ez for Milf Taz
2018-09-09 00:26
#22
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Poland J__ac_pis 
raz sierpem raz młotem czerwoną hołotę
2018-09-09 00:29
Ez Taz
2018-09-09 00:29
#25
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Malaysia byaIi 
rip brollan
2018-09-09 00:43
ez lul
2018-09-09 01:08
derby inc
2018-09-09 08:54
Kinguin is the best polish team atm.
2018-09-09 13:04
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