Renegades, Fragsters advance to playoffs at StarSeries

In the first match of the day, Renegades won a back-and-forth game against Imperial (Cache 16-12), while the Danish rookies of Fragsters upset North (Nuke 16-12), both securing a place in the top eight.

After losing the pistol and the two followups to Renegades, Imperial bounced back as CT's on Cache with rifles. Good information plays in the following rounds allowed them to flank Renegades, first locking down B and then retaking A. With a 2v4 won almost single handedly by Ali "⁠hAdji⁠" Haïnouss, Imperial took the early lead, 5-3.

Then Renegades mustered some tight rounds and broke their opponents economy to go 7-5 up, and were looking to extend the lead when Rokas "⁠EspiranTo⁠" Milasauskas went huge with a CZ-75 and a picked up AK-47 to steal the round away. Off the back of that, Imperial finished the half with a minimal lead, 8-7.

It didn't take Renegades long to make playoffs with their new roster

Aaron "⁠AZR⁠" Ward's crisp triple was the catalyst to Renegades' A site retake in the pistol, but after doing a lot of damage in the eco round, Imperial broke the Australians in their first buy and bounced back into the lead, 11-9.

Still, Renegades managed to establish themselves as CT quickly, taking a 12-11 lead when Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković clutched a big 1v2 on B, giving his team a lifeline. It was looking grim for Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage and co., but they managed to bounce back, with Joakim "⁠jkaem⁠" Myrbostad's 3K on the B site defence pushing Renegades to a 14-12 lead, which they closed out straight away to qualify for the playoffs.

Matchpage
12
16
10th October 2018
12
Cache
16
 Imperial K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
20 - 19 +1 71.9 1.15
22 - 20 +2 80.1 1.08
19 - 18 +1 79.3 1.07
18 - 21 -3 71.0 0.95
13 - 20 -7 63.8 0.82
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
23 - 20 +3 99.9 1.28
20 - 19 +1 72.7 1.19
23 - 18 +5 89.0 1.17
18 - 17 +1 66.9 0.98
14 - 18 -4 51.4 0.90

The game between Fragsters and North took place on Nuke, with the start of the map being chaotic. Rounds were traded back-and-forth five times, with force-buys paying off for both teams, but Fragsters ended up on top in the end, taking a significant 5-2 T side lead.

Ismail "⁠refrezh⁠" Ali, who has been a key player for Fragsters at StarSeries, was pivotal in the following buy round as well, clutching a 1v2 on the lower site. As North didn't follow up on their round won by retaking the lower site (7-3), their economy was reset and the young Danish side continued running up the T side lead.

After a miserable first half, being down 12-3, North wrapped the A site through Hell in the pistol and managed to win it, following it up to reach the six round mark. Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller's team started grabbing some momentum, with Fragsters struggling to keep their countrymen off of the lower bombsite. In round 20, Nicolai "⁠torben⁠" Amorim put his team in a good position with three Deagle kills, but Fragsters were denied the 3v1 by Nicklas "⁠gade⁠" Gade (12-8).

Fragsters managed to win their first CT round after that, but they couldn't follow it up, and with their money broken, North's comeback continued. They got to the brink of eqalizing the score, 13-12, when the secondary AWP of refrezh did wonders once again, first on A and then on B, to get Fragsters over the line, 16-12.

Matchpage
16
12
10th October 2018
16
Nuke
12
 Fragsters K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
32 - 15 +17 104.0 1.64
24 - 19 +5 89.7 1.41
22 - 18 +4 81.4 1.13
18 - 15 +3 65.4 1.06
11 - 21 -10 67.0 0.80
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
29 - 19 +10 92.6 1.43
19 - 21 -2 71.0 1.02
15 - 21 -6 67.4 0.90
12 - 22 -10 61.7 0.77
12 - 24 -12 71.4 0.66
Group A
3W - 0L
2W - 1L
2W - 2L
0W - 3L
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
642
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
424
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Nicolai 'torben' Amorim
Nicolai 'torben' Amorim
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
385
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Ismail 'refrezh' Ali
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
420
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
453
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
645
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
681
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
France Ali 'hAdji' Haïnouss
Ali 'hAdji' Haïnouss
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
380
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
785
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
370
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.70
#1
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United States YankeeM
Good luck to Imperial in other match later today! P.S not so ez, Unluko
2018-10-10 11:52
5 replies
#6
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Europe fjallraven
I wanted to be first
2018-10-10 11:52
1 reply
#7
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United States YankeeM
Next year
2018-10-10 11:52
#8
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Poland Unluko
Unluko
2018-10-10 11:54
2 replies
#12
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United States YankeeM
Next time:)
2018-10-10 11:56
1 reply
#23
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Poland Unluko
Hehe
2018-10-10 12:09
#2
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Poland Unluko
Ez
2018-10-10 11:51
ytb
2018-10-10 11:51
MSL was the problem 4Head
2018-10-10 11:52
1 reply
#10
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Poland Unluko
PogU
2018-10-10 11:54
unluko
2018-10-10 11:52
1 reply
#11
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Poland Unluko
+1
2018-10-10 11:54
win tyloo = go playoff? aha
2018-10-10 11:54
Renegades win, fatality. Toasty.
2018-10-10 11:56
fuck yeah ez for jkaem and refrezh
2018-10-10 11:56
#15
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Norway Phancy11
VALDE: "IT'S ALWAYS IMPORTANT [TO WIN] WHEN YOU FACE OTHER DANISH TEAMS, TO ESTABLISH THE HIERARCHY" OMEGALUL
2018-10-10 11:57
3 replies
Hahahahaha my first reaction as well. Now North and Valde know their place in the hierarchy!
2018-10-10 12:08
#28
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France cedd
OMEGALUL
2018-10-10 12:48
#33
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Denmark Xipingu
Valde rekt again thanks to shit team LUL
2018-10-10 15:15
#16
bew | 
India Women
-aizy +refrezh when??
2018-10-10 11:58
Ence Renegades NRG Fragsters in playoffs LUL good tournament
2018-10-10 11:59
1 reply
Ence > g2 Nrg > g2
2018-10-10 12:29
Ez for refrezh
2018-10-10 11:59
#19
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Brazil ^7|1
ez 4 cmonBruh "refrezh" TriHard
2018-10-10 12:04
Lolol
2018-10-10 12:07
MSL was the problem
2018-10-10 12:19
Just disband already nortrash
2018-10-10 12:28
Ukraine matchfixing scum
2018-10-10 12:42
1 reply
#30
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Ukraine Najara
+1
2018-10-10 13:12
Rng lets goo!! GODAZR The best igl
2018-10-10 13:00
YTB
2018-10-10 13:45
#32
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Australia MatthewJKS
#YTB
2018-10-10 14:20
Just shows how much of a fluke North's win in Stockholm was. Going in extra hard, when all the teams are warming up for the major and saving strats for the coming week. We all saw how it backfired for North in the major qual. and now almost eliminated at Starseries without the best teams...
2018-10-10 15:43
lets go australian boys
2018-10-10 16:32
#36
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Australia SteveAnoos
Is it too early to think that the new lineup > the old lineup for the boys?
2018-10-10 18:16
2 replies
Hopefully. liazz >>>>>> Ustilo, and Grat is way more consistent than BOT Nifty. Hopefully azr can show some versatility in IGL'ing
2018-10-11 00:41
It will be, Already they seem better and that's with Liazz in an uncomfortable role (They haven't had time to fit him in yet) Once Liazz get's comfortable and the entire team has more time to play together why will be a force in the future
2018-10-14 12:55
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