Imperial stun HellRaisers; North win Danish derby at StarSeries

Imperial and North are off to great starts at StarSeries i-League Season 6 after beating HellRaisers and OpTic, respectively.

The third match of the day in Kiev began with a strong start from HellRaisers, who cruised to a 4-0 lead on the Terrorist side. A successful eco by Imperial then triggered a hectic period of play as rounds went back and forth, but HellRaisers regained control of proceedings and increased their lead to 8-2.

Imperial looked to have been pinned up against the ropes, but they kept a strong defence for the remainder of the half to cut the deficit to just three rounds before switching to their favoured offensive side.

Imperial take down HellRaisers convincingly

Nemanja "nexa" Isaković's side picked up where they had left off and took the pistol round to keep their comeback hopes alive. Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk went huge in the third round with a Desert Eagle and picked up a triple kill to give HellRaisers their first round of the half, but Imperial refused to take their foot off the gas.

With Özgür "woxic" Eker struggling to find opening duels with the AWP, HellRaisers lost their grip on the game, allowing Imperial to hit match point in the 25th round. HellRaisers then found a lifeline as they finally secured a gun round in the half, only to let a 5v2 go to waste in the next round - the perfect example of the state of disarray Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow's men were in after they had allowed a 4v2 advantage to slip earlier in the half.

Matchpage
11
16
7th October 2018
11
Cache
16
 HellRaisers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 16 - 18 -2 62.0 1.05
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA 17 - 18 -1 62.7 0.99
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' BöröczDeadFox 18 - 19 -1 64.6 0.94
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1 16 - 19 -3 82.7 0.94
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchukbondik 15 - 19 -4 65.6 0.93
 Imperial K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Lithuania Eimantas 'pounh' Lazickaspounh 23 - 19 +4 102.1 1.39
Lithuania Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskasnukkye 22 - 15 +7 85.9 1.36
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 20 - 17 +3 93.4 1.31
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' MilasauskasEspiranTo 19 - 16 +3 67.6 1.21
France Ali 'hAdji' HaïnousshAdji 8 - 15 -7 31.7 0.67

Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke opened up the Danish derby with a trio of kills in the pistol round to give OpTic an early lead in the CT side. Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer's men followed that up by winning both anti-ecos and the first gun round convincingly, but then they were caught off-guard by North's CZ push.

Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså picked up two important entry frags on B in the next round to put North in control of the economy, with the DreamHack Masters Stockholm champions riding that momentum to carve out a 6-4 lead. OpTic still managed to respond, bringing the deficit to 7-8, but North's players were certainly happy with that scoreline as they switched to the CT side.

valde and gade were far too hot for OpTic to handle

North added to their lead after taking the pistol round on the back of a quad kill by valde, who shut OpTic down as they pushed B. A third-round buy from OpTic did not pay off, leaving their economy in tatters and putting North further into the lead.

Down 7-12, OpTic came close to getting their first of the half after finding a clear path to the B site, but they shockingly managed to lose the round after letting Nicklas "gade" Gade defuse the bomb through a smoke. That was the only time that the Terrorists managed to break through the North defence as Casper "cadiaN" Møller's men were in control for the rest of the half and quickly wrapped things up.

Matchpage
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7
7th October 2018
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Overpass
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 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 25 - 11 +14 117.4 1.71
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade 22 - 13 +9 94.5 1.56
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 12 - 11 +1 50.1 1.13
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 12 - 13 -1 43.7 1.05
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 9 - 13 -4 56.2 0.94
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 18 - 17 +1 107.3 1.23
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 19 - 15 +4 79.9 1.08
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 9 - 14 -5 50.5 0.84
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 9 - 19 -10 48.3 0.60
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 6 - 15 -9 39.8 0.53
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
785
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1639
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:
1175
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1051
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
832
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1110
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
643
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
962
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
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
Expected, Imperial > MIBR
2018-10-07 15:52
#3
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Canada YankeeM 
Imperial > x2 MiBR
2018-10-07 15:55
North will win the Katowice major
2018-10-07 15:53
#17
jokes | 
Brazil on_you 
Final of Katowice will be Imperial vs Mouz Mouz wins 2x1
2018-10-07 16:05
#29
CeRq | 
Canada Timings 
CajunBOT
2018-10-07 18:02
#4
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Brazil FallenzeraMIBR 
you can shut up ok?
2018-10-07 15:52
HAhahahahaHAhaHAhAHaH
2018-10-07 15:56
italian cs lul
2018-10-07 15:53
+1
2018-10-07 15:55
Thanks we all know the truth
2018-10-07 15:56
+1
2018-10-07 15:57
#18
jokes | 
Brazil on_you 
+1 EspiranTo > baitzera nukkye > FalleN hAdji > Stewie2k pounh > fer nexa > Tarik
2018-10-07 16:07
yeah. Also more savage play style in general
2018-10-07 19:10
#2
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Poland HotMuslim 
lol
2018-10-07 15:51
ez
2018-10-07 15:53
#7
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India Narendra_modi 
4th
2018-10-07 15:53
#19
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Myanmar xdcc 
nice math
2018-10-07 16:10
#21
JW | 
Sweden Yupp17 
Nt street shitter but Ur seven idiot
2018-10-07 16:17
#24
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India Narendra_modi 
nice hostility brother
2018-10-07 16:22
#37
JW | 
Sweden Yupp17 
Shut up and go take a shit in streets
2018-10-12 20:56
#38
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India Narendra_modi 
hi Internet Explorer
2018-10-12 21:02
#39
JW | 
Sweden Yupp17 
Go please go do Modi Modi
2018-10-13 16:37
#8
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United Kingdom SickaBoy 
xd
2018-10-07 15:53
Rip Optic. They lose all the time
2018-10-07 15:54
#25
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Denmark AnchorCS 
They can beat top 5 teams and loose to top 100 teams, optic in a nutshell
2018-10-07 16:30
#33
anjing | 
Indonesia Fazaa 
Since when that they can beat a top 5 team
2018-10-08 01:39
#36
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Denmark AnchorCS 
They almost took two maps against faze yesterday for example? :) Now i do realise faze is currently top 6, but i said can as in they are capable of beating top 5, but not necessarily have done so yet
2018-10-08 03:42
#33
anjing | 
Indonesia Fazaa 
Since when that they can beat a top 5 team
2018-10-08 01:39
#12
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Myanmar xdcc 
ENCE vs Imperial lets go
2018-10-07 15:55
#16
shox | 
India iejesus 
gg
2018-10-07 16:04
omegalul
2018-10-07 16:16
#22
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African Union mikecool 
welp
2018-10-07 16:18
Optic on lan lulll
2018-10-07 16:19
#26
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Brazil de_lite 
hardly a "stun" when they just beat hr in a bo3 2 days ago lol
2018-10-07 16:45
From miracle journey in major to losing to Imperial . OMEGALUL
2018-10-07 17:12
#28
Czech Republic Wer_ 
''Imperial take down HellRaisers convincingly'' Score: 16:11 ???
2018-10-07 17:15
#35
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Myanmar xdcc 
if you watched the game you'd realise. imperial's cache T side round winrate is like 80% and after they switched sides there was no chance for hellraisers despite imperial starting 2-8 on CT
2018-10-08 01:50
#30
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Europe Vallon 
k0nfig is probably the most wasted talent in CSGO history.
2018-10-07 19:01
#32
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Denmark GUNzales 
K0nfig and niko instead of aizy and kjaerbye.. ez top 5 team. 😎
2018-10-08 00:42
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