VP best 5POWER at EPICENTER 2018 Wild Card

After shutting out 5POWER in the first map (Train), Virtus.pro narrowly won Dust2 to reach the upper bracket final of the EPICENTER 2018 Wild Card tournament.

The first series in Moscow started out on Virtus.pro's pick, Train, where 5POWER initially won the pistol as CTs, but saw the triumph wane as the round had to be restarted on the back of a technical problem.

After a prolonged break, the Chinese/Mongolian side couldn't replicate the original round as the Poles won the redo pistol round cleanly. Filip "NEO" Kubski's troops quickly capitalised on the great start and went 5-0 before 5POWER took a tactical pause. This didn't help them, though, as Virtus.pro continued to cruise ahead, reaching a 9-0 lead before the Poles agreed to restart a round in which players experienced high latencies.

No technical pause could stop Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski and co., though, as they went all the way to the break without giving up a single round. The Poles completed the 16-0 dream soon after, as they won the second pistol round on the CT-side.

Managing a 1.61 rating, MICHU was too much to handle for 5POWER

Next up was 5POWER's pick Dust2, where Virtus.pro once again got off to a great start as Terrorists, as they won the first pistol round as well as the following anti-eco. Finally, the Chinese/Mongolian side put themselves on the board in their first gun round, and Wei "shuadapai" Wang evened out the score in the following by managing a quad-kill with the M4A1.

NEO's men then reset their opponents by winning the next pair and once again started to pull ahead, eventually reaching a 8-4 lead before 5POWER crawled back in the half thanks to great play from the AWP'er shuadapai, who got yet another 4k in the 14th round. The Poles would still come out on top before the switch, though, as they lead 9-6 before being moved to the CT-side.

5POWER won the second pistol round as well as the following, in which Virtus.pro bought up without luck. The Chinese/Mongolian side then evened out the scored 9-9 and even surpassed their Polish opponents, reaching an 11-9 lead. The match became a close fight, as the teams continued to trade rounds all the way up to 14-14. Virtus.pro had an economical advantage at this point, though, and quickly won the last two rounds to win Dust2 16-14 and the series 2-0

Matchpage
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22nd October 2018
16
Train
0
16
Dust2
14
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Michał 'MICHU' MüllerMICHU 43 - 20 +23 97.2 1.61
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 42 - 22 +20 88.5 1.55
Poland Piotr 'morelz' Taterkamorelz 33 - 28 +5 83.7 1.29
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 36 - 23 +13 75.9 1.29
Poland Michał 'snatchie' Rudzkisnatchie 33 - 19 +14 74.8 1.27
 5POWER K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China ZhiHai 'QKA' FuQKA 29 - 35 -6 67.2 0.89
Mongolia Batbayar 'kabal' Bat-Enkhkabal 23 - 36 -13 75.1 0.79
Mongolia Gan-Erdene 'dobu' Batbolddobu 23 - 38 -15 71.1 0.73
China Wei 'shuadapai' Wangshuadapai 23 - 38 -15 55.2 0.60
China Peng 'xiaosaGe' SongxiaosaGe 14 - 40 -26 41.0 0.35
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
China Wei 'shuadapai' Wang
Wei 'shuadapai' Wang
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
504
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
gg to vp, top 1 very soon. i would like to thanks my family and my non existent girl friend
2018-10-22 12:40
gj
2018-10-22 12:38
Two #1 comments?
2018-10-22 12:39
#27
Australia vik_ 
I hope HLTV add a flag for the Sugondese people some day...
2018-10-22 12:42
yeah and for ligma people too
2018-10-22 12:43
#76
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Malta TravisSSG08 
what is gmail ?
2018-10-22 13:40
Spotted the iPhone user
2018-10-22 16:19
#99
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Poland Ryunar 
ive got the beast in me sights
2018-10-22 17:08
UPSET
2018-10-22 12:44
Hahahaha
2018-10-22 13:19
#68
tabac0 | 
Portugal EHEHEHE 
caus u gay fat 24/7 VIRGIN HLTV user have a great day guys! watDOINK
2018-10-22 13:25
#100
kekO | 
Germany Dedkek 
SuggondeseNUTS
2018-10-22 17:39
two times #1, r3kt
2018-10-22 12:40
WTF
2018-10-22 12:38
#23
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
What the fuck, man? Is it legal?
2018-10-22 12:41
no its illegal man, russian police captured me and sent me to gulag
2018-10-22 12:42
Rip
2018-10-22 12:43
#38
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Denmark Alphamon 
I will make it legal
2018-10-22 12:48
#49
n0thing | 
Finland no_man 
the danish trump
2018-10-22 12:55
Monster
2018-10-22 12:43
#72
ALEX | 
France Telt 
There's gotta be a glitch in the matrix
2018-10-22 13:34
#3
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Palestine hevCS 
Best lul
2018-10-22 12:38
#4
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
Rigged tournament
2018-10-22 12:38
Basically they gave HR and VP two weak teams to compete for 2 slots, so they qualify almost 100%, nice
2018-10-22 13:43
#92
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United Kingdom Crypt1cSV 
What you don't already know is that Hellraisers and VP are already in Moscow but 5Power and Swole Patrol are at home 😮 rigged
2018-10-22 15:41
WOW
2018-10-22 12:38
NEW ERA
2018-10-22 12:38
Lul vp
2018-10-22 12:38
unfair
2018-10-22 12:39
#12
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Sweden Unluko 
16-0 LOL
2018-10-22 12:39
No LOL though. 5P was playing with 3 100 ping, 2 500 ping ,while vp was all 5 ping. How can a LAN game suck like this? Its already 2018 my fland.
2018-10-22 14:20
#87
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Sweden Unluko 
oh shit really? i didnt watch the game xd
2018-10-22 14:41
#93
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United Kingdom Crypt1cSV 
Only proves my theory #92
2018-10-22 15:42
yeah they would defenitely get 14 rounds while playing 3v5 LUL
2018-10-22 16:16
ez
2018-10-22 12:39
#14
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
epicenter Expected
2018-10-22 12:39
LOL G2 good meme
2018-10-22 12:46
#37
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
It really is)))
2018-10-22 12:47
#39
RapeN | 
Finland ENCEL 
I would not be surprised to see them at the finals.
2018-10-22 12:49
best?! OMEGALUL
2018-10-22 12:39
? What
2018-10-22 12:52
see the title of the news
2018-10-22 13:34
Learn english , idiot
2018-10-22 13:41
#97
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Philippines itchybells 
learn english? it should be beat not best. You're the one who needs to learn english/ idiot
2018-10-22 17:07
???????ahahhaha swedish education on point
2018-10-22 18:15
#104
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Philippines itchybells 
can i ask what flag is that? hahahaha It says finland? is that even a country? hehehe
2018-10-22 18:16
nice education again:D
2018-10-22 19:08
it is right . u are idiot
2018-10-22 19:01
Learn english , idiot
2018-10-22 13:39
How was the 2nd map a besting?
2018-10-22 14:03
do you what to best someone actually is?
2018-10-22 14:55
Gg ez vp back?
2018-10-22 12:40
VP POWER! GO
2018-10-22 12:40
#18
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Poland Damiqn1910 
GJ VP
2018-10-22 12:40
#19
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New Zealand Eauor 
VP ERA WOOO
2018-10-22 12:40
#20
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
VP IS BACK?
2018-10-22 12:40
#21
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Poland _EXILON_ 
16-0
2018-10-22 12:40
#22
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Poland Sneku 
GJ VP!
2018-10-22 12:41
#25
African Union wtbx 
Too bad we have to watch VP now
2018-10-22 12:42
#29
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Russia foggy54 
16-0
2018-10-22 12:43
Neo +20 Miracle?
2018-10-22 12:44
papichujo
2018-10-22 12:46
#34
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Poland Kobel_ 
16-0
2018-10-22 12:45
#40
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Korea ecsta_s1 
16-0 to vp xd
2018-10-22 12:49
VP Is Back PogChamp Rip Astralis
2018-10-22 12:50
#42
ropz | 
Czech Republic rusteD 
VP is back on the top!!! woooooo
2018-10-22 12:50
Unexpected
2018-10-22 12:51
#45
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Brazil Botzera__ 
Lose to VP 16-0 Dead team
2018-10-22 12:53
rigged tournament dead post
2018-10-22 12:54
16:0 xD
2018-10-22 12:55
GG VP
2018-10-22 12:55
Gg
2018-10-22 12:56
even 16:0,morelz got 10-11 lol
2018-10-22 12:58
Mb beat
2018-10-22 13:02
#54
swag | 
Germany keko0o0o0 
rigged.
2018-10-22 13:02
#56
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Indonesia n0val 
vp is back.
2018-10-22 13:04
#58
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Russia M13f 
VP Epicenter- PogChamp VP Other tournaments- EleGiggle
2018-10-22 13:05
#61
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Turkey tastemycobra 
VP IS BACK NEO IS BACK
2018-10-22 13:10
#62
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Korea SKT_T1_KAFER 
16-0---------16-0---------------------------------16-016-016-0 16-0-------16-0----------------------------------16-0---------16-0 16-0-----16-0-----------------------------------16-0-----------16-0 16-0-----16-0-16-0-------16-016-0-------16-0-------------16-0 16-0----16-0---16-0------16-016-0-------16-0-----JD------16-0 16-0----16-0----16-0-------------------------16-0------------16-0 16-0----16-0---16-0----------------------------16-0---------16-0 16-0-----16-0-16-0------------------------------16-016-016-0
2018-10-22 13:11
#65
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Other DES_misrable 
Beat*
2018-10-22 13:15
#69
NEO | 
Poland scrmgr 
who is calling in VP now?
2018-10-22 13:30
VP BEST 5POWER AT EPICENTER 2018 WILD CARD NIIIce English Best English xD Mega LuL
2018-10-22 13:34
You do realize it is all correct, right? ;]
2018-10-22 13:54
yess
2018-10-22 14:20
Oh...though I admit it looks a bit odd.
2018-10-22 14:58
Vp back
2018-10-22 13:35
#75
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Gj vp Let's fucking Go
2018-10-22 13:39
Ez for VP
2018-10-22 13:43
#81
Sunde | 
World sfu 
16-14 vs tier10 team...
2018-10-22 13:51
WTF VP 16-0 lul
2018-10-22 14:05
atleast they can beat a chinese team
2018-10-22 14:54
#91
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Israel nukero 
michu carry vp more than snax at the best of times
2018-10-22 15:37
Nice vp!!! i hope u guys play like you used to
2018-10-22 17:01
#98
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United States stephcurry30 
article made no mention that 5power had high ping? epicenter pay hltv? kappa
2018-10-22 17:08
Unexpected.
2018-10-22 17:51
#107
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Germany volt =D 
Rigged, 500 ping what a joke
2018-10-22 22:17
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