XANTARES paves the way for Space Soldiers' victory over NiP; MIBR defeat Cloud9 in Istanbul

After a dominant first half, Space Soldiers managed to close out the game against NiP on Mirage 16-13, while MIBR looked comfortable throughout the game against Cloud9 and took a 16-9 victory.

With a double entry from Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş, Space Soldiers started Mirage against NiP on the right foot, and they added more to their tally when the same player picked up a quad kill in the first rifle round, helping Ahmet "paz" Karahoca clutch out the 2v2 in the end.

XANTARES was the main driving force behind Space Soldiers' victory

Space Soldiers' star player XANTARES was on fire in the game, boasting 21 kills as his team grabbed a 10-0 lead. Then NiP got the bomb down on A, splitting the site from ramp and connector, and just barely held off XANTARES' retake attempt to get on the board. Off the back of that, NiP were able to get three before the end of the half, but still had a momentous task ahead of them on the defensive side of the map if they wanted to take the win.

They did the first step, winning the pistol and the subsequent anti-eco, and with Dennis "dennis" Edman waking up, they won four out of the first six CT rounds (14-6). NiP then got on host streak, locking down the approaches to the sites, but just as they got close to making the full comeback and forcing overtime, Space Soldiers broke through the defenses, got the bomb down on A to win the game, 16-13.

Matchpage
16
13
28th September 2018
Sweden
16
Mirage
13
 Space Soldiers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 36 - 16 +20 126.5 1.98
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' ArkınCalyx 17 - 18 -1 73.0 1.05
Turkey Engin 'ngiN' KorngiN 19 - 18 +1 68.6 0.97
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahocapaz 17 - 18 -1 56.1 0.92
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' KüpeliMAJ3R 13 - 20 -7 44.1 0.61
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 21 - 20 +1 73.3 1.12
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 19 - 21 -2 87.1 1.07
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 21 - 24 -3 80.7 0.97
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 17 - 17 0 53.4 0.86
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 12 - 20 -8 61.6 0.83

In the MIBR - Cloud9 game, Jake "Stewie2K" Yip started off the action with two headshots, defending the A site, but his team's advantage was quickly canceled out by Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham's triple, which saw Cloud9 claim the early lead. MIBR struck back with a B site retake and started asserting their dominance in the gun rounds.

The Brazilian-American team strung together ten rounds straight, and just when Cloud9 managed to get one of their own, MIBR pushed mid and took down their opponents before they could approach a site, finishing the half 11-4. Due to a bad bomb plant, Cloud9 were able to win the pistol round and with that, try to come back on the CT side of Dust2. Fernando "fer" Alvarenga's triple kill in the first rifle round gave MIBR their first on the T-side early, but the American-Swedish side bounced back and brought the deficit down to just four rounds, 12-8.

That is when Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's side edged out a close round and brought the control of the game back into their hands. To close out the game, MIBR exploded out on the B site, traded positively with Stewie2K and Marcelo "coldzera" David grabbing a kill each, and held the afterplant to win the game 16-9

Matchpage
16
9
28th September 2018
16
Dust2
9
 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 27 - 13 +14 102.7 1.61
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 22 - 10 +12 87.4 1.50
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 17 - 15 +2 83.9 1.24
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 18 - 15 +3 82.6 1.20
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 16 - 13 +3 61.6 1.06
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 19 - 19 0 78.7 0.94
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 15 - 20 -5 66.6 0.84
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 13 - 18 -5 61.1 0.76
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 11 - 22 -11 56.4 0.55
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 7 - 21 -14 38.7 0.52

The group stage standing after the first round of matches is available below:

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1098
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
1052
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1186
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
757
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1047
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1173
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1119
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1135
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Not even flusha can carry these NA bots LUL ALLAHTARES SO GOOD INSHALLAH HALAL
2018-09-28 19:11
#14
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Europe fjallraven 
How are you always first man
2018-09-28 19:12
onlinegod
2018-09-28 19:13
FAZE XANTARES confirmed with this stats
2018-09-28 19:40
#82
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Spain N0Love 
Can he even speak english? That would be insane tho
2018-09-28 23:06
#88
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
He is feeling thank you.
2018-09-29 12:13
#29
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United States darth_mac 
not a surprise the kid is fucking insane
2018-09-28 19:13
#30
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Turkey Slapdash 
Check the nickname
2018-09-28 19:13
He is pro hltv user
2018-09-28 19:19
#72
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Armenia baitpolice 
he’s pro user
2018-09-28 19:48
GODTARES TOP1
2018-09-28 19:12
#23
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Turkey Slapdash 
Allahu Akbar
2018-09-28 19:12
#40
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Indonesia Astranesia 
Lmfao
2018-09-28 19:14
xantares the biggest hacker
2018-09-28 19:26
LMAO flusha didn't got negative only because of eco frags
2018-09-28 19:26
Noice
2018-09-28 19:11
#3
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Estonia Mrkruvi 
gg
2018-09-28 19:11
#4
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Europe fjallraven 
Im Happy About The Win. Just Hoping not to lose 16-0 vs Astralis
2018-09-28 19:12
#46
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Brazil awzera17 
that is not a good felling man
2018-09-28 19:15
#5
woxic | 
Turkey kuco33 
GODTARES, almost 40 kills, no OT
2018-09-28 19:11
#44
s1mple | 
Other zj2 
1.98 rating ok
2018-09-28 19:15
#6
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Brazil MarieLaMary 
feelsbadman for flusha. not winning his first match
2018-09-28 19:11
Ez 4 MibLUL
2018-09-28 19:11
+20 lmao
2018-09-28 19:12
#10
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Cyprus mousesports31 
Full focus fast win
2018-09-28 19:12
xantares god top 1
2018-09-28 19:12
#12
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Turkey Slapdash 
Godtares
2018-09-28 19:12
#13
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Turkey Snip3rW4rrior 
2ez4 Xantares
2018-09-28 19:12
#15
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
Stape Soldiers' victory
2018-09-28 19:12
#16
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Denmark underzao 
EZ FOR GODZERA
2018-09-28 19:12
Xantares 36 kills ofc unstoppable beast in front of his crowd
2018-09-28 19:12
#18
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Brazil Noice_boyzZ 
Allahtares Pogchamp
2018-09-28 19:12
xantaresinki trde kalkiyo galba
2018-09-28 19:12
Haha xantaresinki heryerde kalkiyor engin ve digerlri trde galbia
2018-09-28 19:15
:D
2018-09-28 19:16
#49
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Albania blizaardy 
Kalkti
2018-09-28 19:17
#21
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
Lantares
2018-09-28 19:12
HAHAHAHA STAPE SOLDIERS NICE HLTV XDDD
2018-09-28 19:12
ALLAHTARES
2018-09-28 19:12
BEAST
2018-09-28 19:13
#26
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Turkey 3mirhan 
EZ
2018-09-28 19:13
Xantares in Lan Lul
2018-09-28 19:14
#31
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Turkey nopaznowin 
:) smurf show
2018-09-28 19:13
#32
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Brazil verybaitguy1 
omg xantares too strong
2018-09-28 19:13
#34
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Turkey Jarrod 
GODTARES burning
2018-09-28 19:13
LOL
2018-09-28 19:13
tier 4 mib16-0r won against clown9 tier 5 gz
2018-09-28 19:13
#37
Brollan | 
Turkey Frostx 
Xantares is just not from this world, he is a fucking beast
2018-09-28 19:14
#38
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Europe Vallon 
GG, I guess. Hope my boys can bounce back from this.
2018-09-28 19:14
#58
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United States Jamxu 
Xanteres 1.98 rating
2018-09-28 19:22
lantares about to be smashed vs a real team next #RUNASTRALIS
2018-09-28 19:14
#65
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Indonesia Alpha_Poland 
Not in Istanbul they won't.
2018-09-28 19:27
Allah is real and his name is XANTARES.
2018-09-28 19:15
#45
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Brazil hugoooo 
Holy shit look at XANTARES numbers... Omg I gotta watch his POV. Legendary match by him.
2018-09-28 19:15
#50
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Austria db42 
who fucking thought this sytem is any good? whats the point of 4 top level games at once for the viewer...
2018-09-28 19:17
#73
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
It works for me. Watch whichever game takes my fancy, and if it's dull or a walkover you can swap to another top game. And it's a bit more instant than waiting 1 or 2 days for the next games to be played.... Zzzzz
2018-09-28 19:51
#51
Turkey ckr^ 
this>major
2018-09-28 19:17
#52
GeT_RiGhT | 
Turkey 1917 
XANTARES solo
2018-09-28 19:18
NiP got pave'd hah (._.') So close from a 40 bomb tho :(
2018-09-28 19:20
#61
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Europe Vallon 
('._.) (Reply needs to have actual content)
2018-09-28 19:25
I remember when a simple (._.) was 'content'. Also I remember a guardian flick
2018-09-28 19:46
gg ez
2018-09-28 19:19
#56
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Germany Payynnkilla 
mashalah onliner xantares
2018-09-28 19:20
wow 36 kills wp xantareZZZZ
2018-09-28 19:22
#59
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Netherlands Kaasplankje 
XANTARES 1.98 rating on home soil. Excited to see more from him in this tournament!
2018-09-28 19:23
wtf
2018-09-28 19:24
wtf XANTARES
2018-09-28 19:26
#66
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United Kingdom how_much 
Muslims cheating
2018-09-28 19:27
Losing 9 rounds to clown9...
2018-09-28 19:32
#68
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Croatia Jack Russell 
Holy fuck
2018-09-28 19:39
Flusha seems more suitable with golden. C9 needed more firepower. Should -ska asap. Even shahzam is more impactful than him. Atleast for now.
2018-09-28 19:41
#77
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Indonesia segopecel 
And It has been since they won eleague major
2018-09-28 19:58
#74
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
Hope XANTARES can keep that level and destroy every team there.
2018-09-28 19:52
FaZe XANTARESGOD
2018-09-28 19:56
#76
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Germany Youngnibba 
Xantares is fucking huge
2018-09-28 19:58
god xantares and god flusha
2018-09-28 20:19
Muslim kebab fucking cheater.
2018-09-28 20:37
#84
XANTARES | 
Turkey Koios 
Xd
2018-09-29 00:45
#80
LUCAS1 | 
Portugal Jaamby 
xantares top 20 2019
2018-09-28 20:38
LMAO xantares is the definition of a hard carry
2018-09-28 20:58
#83
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Canada Gumpypoo 
now thats a carry
2018-09-29 00:39
Xantares full hard carry mode.
2018-09-29 01:52
#86
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
nice mibr #ez4fallen
2018-09-29 02:20
#87
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Mexico d0naldtrump 
+20 beastares
2018-09-29 02:22
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