fnatic edge out Vega to go 2-1 in London

Yossarian
September 14th, 2018 12:14

In the first 1-1 match of the New Legends Stage of the FACEIT Major, fnatic squeezed out the win over Vega Squadron in a close bout on Inferno.

The third day's first match took place on Inferno, where Igor "crush" Shevchenko helped Vega Squadron win the first pistol as Terrorists by taking down three Swedes. Dmitriy "jR" Chervak's men won the following anti-ecos as well as the first gun round to put themselves in a comfortable 4-0 lead.

KRIMZ landed a thirty bomb to edge out Vega

fnatic initially had problems containing the aggression for their CIS opponents, as Vega Squadron continually hit the A site to bring themselves to seven before conceding a single round.

Winning the next round, Richard "Xizt" Landström and his troops reset Vega Squadron and begun their mission to bring themselves back in the first half. They took the next anti-eco, but crush put his team to a 9-3 lead on the back of a quad-kill. fnatic would manage two more rounds before the half, which ended 10-5 in the favour of Vega Squadron.

Now on the attacking side, fnatic won the pistol round and the following four rounds to reduce the deficit to one. Vega Squadron answered back with two of their own, but then, the Swedes further tightened up their game to reach a tied scoreline (12-12), as Jesper "JW" Wecksell killed the CIS squad's economy with a beautiful 3k spray transfer.

The remainder of the match became a closely fought battle, as fnatic pulled ahead by two only to concede the next pair to tie things up once again. The Swedes would ultimately be the victors, though, as they won the next two to edge out Vega Squadron 16-14.

Matchpage
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14th September 2018
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Inferno
16
 Vega Squadron K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Anton 'tonyblack' Kolesnikovtonyblack 25 - 19 +6 83.2 1.29
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper 21 - 20 +1 91.5 1.25
Ukraine Igor 'crush' Shevchenkocrush 18 - 25 -7 62.6 0.80
Russia Pavel 'hutji' Lashkovhutji 16 - 22 -6 64.3 0.75
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' ChervakjR 13 - 19 -6 50.3 0.74
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 30 - 18 +12 98.9 1.43
Sweden William 'draken' Sundindraken 25 - 16 +9 90.7 1.40
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 20 - 18 +2 67.1 1.16
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 15 - 24 -9 72.3 0.87
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 15 - 17 -2 58.5 0.87

After the first match of the day, here are the Swiss standings:

The New Legends stage
2W - 1L
1W - 2L
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
387
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1367
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Ukraine Igor 'crush' Shevchenko
Igor 'crush' Shevchenko
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
412
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1360
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#1
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Poland sthEn 
Draken was right. This shark is really dead.
2018-09-14 12:14
Ez
2018-09-14 12:14
#5
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Denmark monroEski 
Thanks JW, new clutchmeister
2018-09-14 12:15
saved in interview
2018-09-14 12:15
ggs
2018-09-14 12:15
draken was right
2018-09-14 12:15
wp legends!
2018-09-14 12:15
Most choke ever after liquid vs lg
2018-09-14 12:15
draken is hilarious lol
2018-09-14 12:16
draken nob
2018-09-14 12:16
But this was bo1 how can they win 2-1
2018-09-14 12:16
#26
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Sweden MasterSergei 
If you arent baiting They are now 2-1 in the swiss format and Vega is in 1-2
2018-09-14 12:18
draken 2:0 cis
2018-09-14 12:16
krimz good but not best JW best
2018-09-14 12:16
#18
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Venezuela Kremator 
KRiMZ just saved Draken's ass
2018-09-14 12:17
#20
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Asia mekkicsgo 
"Not even close" - draken 2018
2018-09-14 12:17
#21
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Sweden MasterSergei 
Wasn't even close
2018-09-14 12:17
#23
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Spain N0Love 
Fnatic are 2-1 and in my mind they're still one of the worst teams in the major
2018-09-14 12:18
#27
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Guatemala unb11 
True
2018-09-14 12:18
#24
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Guatemala unb11 
Fnatic so poor shit, just 2 wins cause of draw... JW saves the game with this 1v3 clutch
2018-09-14 12:18
saving private draken! JW only JW!!!!
2018-09-14 12:18
#36
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India Hrishimeister 
haha nice, you should turn that into a meme
2018-09-14 12:20
#31
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Australia _Lurkin_ 
EAT A COCK NOW DRAKEN
2018-09-14 12:18
JW!!!! without his clutch fnatic is out i think
2018-09-14 12:19
#35
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Luxembourg alex24 
krimz top3 player of 2018 so far 1. simple 2. device 3. krimz
2018-09-14 12:19
#37
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Czech Republic knox^ 
draken did the right choice...
2018-09-14 12:20
Vega played so well tactically speaking. JW saved fnatic's ass on the other side though
2018-09-14 12:20
Biggest blyat draken ”GG @VegaSquadron 2-1 not even close, come at me CIS :)”
2018-09-14 12:21
it was very intense game good job fnatic
2018-09-14 12:21
JWgod
2018-09-14 12:22
JW saving Draken from the sharks.
2018-09-14 12:24
#48
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Indonesia Cleostar 
I can't stand draken's character, hes such an ass. Hes having a bad game but always saying easy to opponents. U lucky to have JW is on fire dude.
2018-09-14 12:25
he has 25 kills stop crying
2018-09-14 12:35
#59
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Indonesia Cleostar 
25 kills for exit frag & eco nt tho
2018-09-14 12:58
#55
allu | 
Asia leyoyo 
I can't either
2018-09-14 12:48
#50
NiKo | 
Denmark Lars69420 
not even close
2018-09-14 12:25
power of the cheating fakkot very much expected
2018-09-14 12:32
fnaimbotic wins whenever the cheating fakkot's aimlock is on
2018-09-14 12:35
Once again KRIMZ... Such a talent on a team with the dumbest roster move of 2018... If they kept golden and lekro this would have been a different story...
2018-09-14 12:41
#56
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Germany waien 
Lucky win for fnatic With their performance so far idk how they reached 2-1 but good for them
2018-09-14 12:52
Well played, Vega. They are fighting, but it's hard for them, because they are not on required level, yet. Too many individual and positioning mistakes.
2018-09-14 12:53
respect vega, was close
2018-09-14 12:56
#61
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Germany zeolikk 
+1
2018-09-14 12:58
+1 I hate to see my 2 favourite teams against each other
2018-09-14 13:06
#60
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Germany zeolikk 
Let's go
2018-09-14 12:58
<3 draken Made this major more interesting
2018-09-14 13:05
easy
2018-09-14 13:31
LET'S GO FNATIC
2018-09-14 13:37
fnatic is back boyas
2018-09-14 13:59
fnatic only winning against not so good teams :(
2018-09-14 14:14
#71
Sweden TR8R 
hltv getting baited HARD by draken lmao
2018-09-14 14:55
#72
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Brazil 1_Flippy 
well if he can back it up no drama.
2018-09-14 15:06
draken ego +9000
2018-09-14 18:13
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