Fragsters upset BIG; NRG edge out Vega Squadron at StarSeries

After overtime, Fragsters beat BIG on Nuke (19-16), while NRG just barely managed to secure the win over Vega Squadron on Inferno (19-17).

Johannes "⁠nex⁠" Maget was crisp in the pistol round, getting two instant picks as Fragsters tried to explode through the squeaky door onto the A site of Nuke. BIG picked up the pistol off the back of that, but Fragsters replied swiftly to take a 4-1 lead. With Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz and Owen "⁠smooya⁠" Butterfield leading the way, BIG won two rounds confidently and established themselves on the CT side.

As the score was 7-5 in favor of the German side, Fragsters rushed down smooya who was playing ramp on his own and went into the lower site with a 4v2 advantage, but Tizian "⁠tiziaN⁠" Feldbusch's hero 3K saved the round for BIG. Still, the young Danes managed to bounce back and secure the last two rounds of the half to end it trailing minimally, 8-7.

The young Danes secured their first win at StarSeries

Nicolai "⁠torben⁠" Amorim and co. tried to disrupt BIG before they executed on the pistol round, but BIG still got the trades and won the post-plant on A (9-7). Fatih "⁠gob b⁠" Dayik's side increased their lead to 12-7 when Fragsters made an anti-eco scary for them by stacking Hell with CZ-75s, but it took the double AWP coming out on Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali and Jacob "⁠dragonfly⁠" Lund for Fragsters to start picking up rounds and make it 13-9.

BIG then faked Yard control and hit the upper bombsite quickly to end the Danes streak quickly, but Fragsters didn't falter and kept locking down the sites, even after their opponents reached match point, and brought it back to 15-14. BIG wasn't able to close it out as refrezh found two openings with the AWP, and overtime ensued. In the added rounds, Fragsters managed two rounds on the CT side with the help of torben who aced on the B defense. That was enough for them to close out the game, 19-16.

Germany
Matchpage
16
19
7th October 2018
16
Nuke
19
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
27 - 19 +8 77.1 1.13
18 - 22 -4 66.3 0.94
23 - 23 0 68.8 0.92
18 - 24 -6 61.8 0.86
16 - 23 -7 58.6 0.77
 Fragsters K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
24 - 19 +5 68.7 1.18
22 - 18 +4 71.5 1.10
23 - 21 +2 78.8 1.08
21 - 23 -2 68.5 1.00
21 - 21 0 55.6 0.97

With Dmitriy "⁠jR⁠" Chervak clutching a 1v3 in the pistol round on Inferno, Vega Squadron grabbed the early lead as Terrorists, but then had a blunder in round three, against USP-S, allowing NRG to get on the board early. The North American side had a 4-2 lead when Ethan "⁠Ethan⁠" Arnold grabbed four kills on B, adding a round to his team's tally single-handedly.

Vega Squadron's first gun round win came off the back of a Pavel "⁠hutji⁠" Lashkov hero play, as the Russian ran into the A site on his own and caused enough chaos to unlock the defense and start a streak of rounds going his team's way. With Leonid "⁠chopper⁠" Vishnyakov's double-entry on Banana, the Russian side managed to edge back into the lead (7-6), and finish the half 8-7 up.

brehze was the main man for NRG on Inferno

After winning the pistol, NRG were explosive in the first buy round and quickly put Vega Squadron on the back foot on the CT side. After ecoing, the Sharks pulled out the double AWP, but it was chopper with the M4A4 in CT that brought them their first round on the CT side. NRG was set to reset them in the followup, but some sloppy play allowed Vega Squadron to come back into it and pull off the A site retake.

Rounds were traded back and forth as both teams were nearing the 16-round mark, with forcebuys being won by both NRG and Vega Squadron. Anton "⁠tonyblack⁠" Kolesnikov and jR joined hutji in the 20+ kill bracket in the second half, but even then, they couldn't win the game straight out, but only secure overtime. In the end, NRG was just slightly better, and won the game 19-17 to go 1-0 at StarSeries.

Matchpage
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19
7th October 2018
United States
17
Inferno
19
 Vega Squadron K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
29 - 23 +6 84.4 1.25
25 - 26 -1 85.6 1.13
24 - 19 +5 65.3 1.04
16 - 26 -10 56.4 0.78
13 - 29 -16 45.5 0.64
 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
31 - 22 +9 96.9 1.31
28 - 24 +4 86.1 1.23
25 - 20 +5 60.7 1.16
19 - 19 0 60.9 0.94
19 - 22 -3 61.1 0.91
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1076
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
346
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
893
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
258
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.66
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
827
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.67
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
492
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
Denmark Jacob 'dragonfly' Lund
Jacob 'dragonfly' Lund
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
380
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Nicolai 'torben' Amorim
Nicolai 'torben' Amorim
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
382
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.66
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
392
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
417
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Russia Pavel 'hutji' Lashkov
Pavel 'hutji' Lashkov
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
311
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
Germany Johannes 'nex' Maget
Johannes 'nex' Maget
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
868
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
Russia Anton 'tonyblack' Kolesnikov
Anton 'tonyblack' Kolesnikov
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
722
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
Expected
2018-10-07 19:34
6 replies
NT baitzera_SK
2018-10-07 19:35
3 replies
no
2018-10-07 19:34
2 replies
#12
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Austria shaak!
Unerwartet
2018-10-07 19:41
1 reply
Reported for talking german
2018-10-07 20:02
smoooooya what a joke :D
2018-10-07 19:44
+7686
2018-10-07 19:48
n1
2018-10-07 19:34
#5
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Cyprus delur
refrezh you sexy fuck
2018-10-07 19:34
1 reply
and skills to pay the bills
2018-10-07 21:25
These are the better matchups
2018-10-07 19:35
FRAGSTERS UPSET BIG. it wasnt even an upset wtf hltv
2018-10-07 19:35
12 replies
it was
2018-10-07 19:41
11 replies
how was it an upset it was very expected. but what ever NA brain lul
2018-10-07 19:42
10 replies
upset because big were in good form
2018-10-07 19:43
1 reply
sure....
2018-10-07 19:45
#18
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Belgium bioZARRRD
BIG #7 Fragsters #31 Stop being so biased, that's clearly an upset
2018-10-07 19:45
7 replies
Hltv rankings are shit /closed
2018-10-07 19:47
6 replies
#22
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Belgium bioZARRRD
K then Where was Fragsters at the major? Or any big event? Or just about any relevant event?
2018-10-07 19:48
5 replies
Nt ex6 g2 got destroyed by fragters in lan and g2 is top 15hltv while doing shit every event thzt prove the ranking is shit
2018-10-07 20:09
3 replies
#31
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United States Rakitic
Why the hate? LOL So Fragsters won, good for them I like those guys. But why do you have to hate everyone else while you try to justify your side of the argument? It's kind of pathetic how you can't discuss something without hurling insults. PS: Edit cause autocorrect's stupid.
2018-10-07 20:24
2 replies
Tell me where is the hate in my comment pls
2018-10-07 20:25
#47
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Bulgaria AboveYall
Its 2018 and i get offended by everything BabyRagr
2018-10-08 04:09
#46
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Denmark resolut
Are you new here or something???? Even when it's obvious people still get Jebaited
2018-10-08 02:12
#8
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Panama cyain2029
NO BUG NO BIG LUL
2018-10-07 19:35
7 replies
+1
2018-10-07 19:37
say that to mibr lmao
2018-10-07 19:53
5 replies
BUG Clan hasn't even gotten to play against MIBR in months, BUG would get destroyed if they played right now. NO BUG NO BIG
2018-10-07 20:27
4 replies
#36
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Poland HotMuslim
they played in cologne and fucked them up
2018-10-07 20:28
3 replies
Yeah and that was 3 months ago when MIBR was hot dog shit and probably wouldn't be able to beat a wet paper bag.
2018-10-07 20:29
2 replies
#39
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Poland HotMuslim
they are still dog shit lol
2018-10-07 20:30
1 reply
Compared to where the core was over a year ago, yes. They've been getting better though, a lot better too.
2018-10-07 20:31
#9
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Denmark DodusNet
Dont play danish teams on nuke lol
2018-10-07 19:36
Not an upset! Expected xD
2018-10-07 19:39
5 replies
#19
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Belgium bioZARRRD
Funny how only danish people think that
2018-10-07 19:46
4 replies
We have stupid people like all other countries.
2018-10-07 19:50
2 replies
#25
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Belgium bioZARRRD
+1
2018-10-07 19:50
+1
2018-10-07 21:27
Danish CS is not here to TAKE part, we are here to TAKE over 😁
2018-10-07 19:59
Ez for Fragsters
2018-10-07 19:48
ez for that black guy
2018-10-07 20:20
Ahahaha BIG is so fucking useless. Smooya worst AWPer in history.
2018-10-07 20:27
whooya
2018-10-07 20:27
#37
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Poland HotMuslim
smooya is the worst awper in the top10
2018-10-07 20:28
refrezh new SpawN PogChamp
2018-10-07 21:39
#44
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Israel xpicyyy
astralis refrezh 2020
2018-10-07 22:21
unEXPECTED
2018-10-07 23:13
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