HellRaisers move past Virtus.pro into EPICENTER main stage

MIRAA
October 22nd, 2018 21:05

HellRaisers have punched their ticket to the main EPICENTER tournament after defeating Virtus.pro in a close two-map series in the upper bracket final of the wildcard qualifier.

The series began on Inferno, HellRaisers' map pick, with the FACEIT Major quarter-finalists strolling to a 3-0 lead on the Terrorist side. But once Virtus.pro had money in the bank, the landscape of the game changed instantly. The Polish side set up a very strong double-AWP setup and closed out the half with a commanding 11-4 lead, with HellRaisers' sole gun round coming on the back of a 1v2 clutch by Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk.

HellRaisers came out of the break determined to turn things around and won their CT pistol without losing a single player. Virtus.pro responded in the third round after risking a buy, but HellRaisers hit back immediately and went on a fantastic run to equalise the score at 12-12.

Virtus.pro showed there was still some fight left in them, however, and won back-to-back rounds to get on the verge of map point, but HellRaisers kept the Terrorists at bay for the rest of the half to secure a hard-fought 16-14 victory.

woxic helped HellRaisers to overcome two big deficits

Next up was Mirage, on which HellRaisers had lost their last six games, including one against Virtus.pro at IEM Shanghai. Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow's men were quickly reminded of that as they lost the first six rounds of the game, forcing the Ukrainian tactician to call a tactical pause.

The European mixture would take some time to find their feet in the game, but they kept a tight defence in the dying stages of the half, winning five of the last seven rounds to keep their comeback hopes alive.

Carrying their momentum into the second half, HellRaisers won four rounds right off the bat to bring the deficit to a minimum. Against all odds, Virtus.pro then picked up a round on a very weak buy thanks to a trio of AWP kills by Michał "snatchie" Rudzki, but HR regained control of proceedings and made the Polish team work with a very low bank.

With the wind in their sails, HellRaisers quickly hit 14 rounds, but then they hit a brick wall as Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski pulled off a massive quad kill to keep Virtus.pro in the game. The Polish side restored parity on 14-14 rounds, but, just like on Inferno, they faltered at the final hurdle.

 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Michał 'snatchie' Rudzkisnatchie 45 - 36 +9 74.6 1.23
Poland Michał 'MICHU' MüllerMICHU 47 - 45 +2 92.5 1.17
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 42 - 44 -2 73.9 1.05
Poland Piotr 'morelz' Taterkamorelz 27 - 44 -17 54.2 0.72
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 28 - 40 -12 53.5 0.72
 HellRaisers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 54 - 38 +16 89.5 1.36
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1 48 - 42 +6 88.5 1.27
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchukbondik 36 - 35 +1 77.7 1.05
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' BöröczDeadFox 35 - 36 -1 59.5 0.95
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA 36 - 39 -3 66.5 0.92

Following this defeat, Virtus.pro will drop down to the lower bracket to face Swole Patrol on Tuesday morning for the final qualifier spot in EPICENTER's main tournament.

Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1496
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1016
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Poland Michał 'snatchie' Rudzki
Michał 'snatchie' Rudzki
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
592
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.09
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1537
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
#1
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Canada turbanator 
EZ FOR BRAXTON SWAG PIERCE!!!!
2018-10-22 21:06
Gj woxic
2018-10-22 21:06
VP BOTS why they pick MORELZ btw??
2018-10-22 21:07
VP tier 3 team lmao where are VP fans?
2018-10-22 21:14
#28
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Poland VirtusFan 
im here
2018-10-22 21:19
why you are still fan of tier 3 team
2018-10-22 21:54
#48
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Poland VirtusFan 
bc i can
2018-10-23 08:04
this comment is very cool #38 is not cool
2018-10-23 08:57
VP org doesnt want to spend any money atm for another extra player.
2018-10-23 02:16
#2
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Hungary HAWI1337 
rip VP, hope they will they will rekt overrated swag
2018-10-22 21:06
Bruh, brax just pulled a 1.61 in rating. Overrated? Nah
2018-10-22 21:15
#49
zAAz | 
Sweden Jnordz 
Overrated? Yes. Fluke? Yes Good player? Decent.
2018-10-23 08:43
rip #1 np vp, you got the office suite in you.
2018-10-22 21:06
#4
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Russia FIN_MAX! 
Good Job, HellRaisers!
2018-10-22 21:05
Expected.
2018-10-22 21:05
Unlucko vp
2018-10-22 21:06
Ez 4 w0xic
2018-10-22 21:06
14 16 14 16 who is cutting the onions?!?
2018-10-22 21:06
#13
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
Papa
2018-10-22 21:07
:( veri sad
2018-10-22 21:14
#10
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United States jungle_CSGO 
Expected by all
2018-10-22 21:07
gg ez not even close.
2018-10-22 21:07
Firrst!
2018-10-22 21:07
#14
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Turkey godkagan 
w0xic again omegalul
2018-10-22 21:07
#16
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Latvia Tibro 
lmao 14-16
2018-10-22 21:08
Virtus PLOW, Hello NEO - mr.Cancer, ah forgot Morelz - tier 6 player
2018-10-22 21:10
#18
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United Kingdom Family!man 
Vp improved a lot
2018-10-22 21:09
#19
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United States Jammin800k 
What indicators of improvement have they shown?
2018-10-22 21:14
Didnt got 16-3 in both games.
2018-10-22 21:15
#37
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Poland miedzianek 
u made my day xD
2018-10-22 21:37
#43
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United States Jammin800k 
When did they get 16-3d twice by HR?
2018-10-23 00:16
#44
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United Kingdom Family!man 
They didn't play bad as a team finally they have some structure it's sad to see some veterans like Neo lose concentration in key rounds
2018-10-23 01:40
But but I thought it was all rigged
2018-10-22 21:14
neo is unsmart af, if mirage was lost it's because is way of playing a site, dude so ridicolous
2018-10-22 21:14
"Unsmart" xD
2018-10-22 21:29
#26
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Portugal raaVz 
jesus crist.. VP Choked the mirage and the inferno game.. wtf is that
2018-10-22 21:15
It was too close...
2018-10-22 21:18
Why the fuck does this qualifier have two spots when only one semi-good team is attending?
2018-10-22 21:21
#32
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Poland Marcines 
so vp can attend the tournament... i think its obvious?
2018-10-22 21:24
VP just can't get over the line.
2018-10-22 21:22
#31
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Poland Aqualite 
Group B is easier i think, so this 2nd’s rounds throw from VP could be actually very good move ^^
2018-10-22 21:24
#33
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United States Bill_Bait 
So much for VP back lmaook
2018-10-22 21:25
#34
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Spain elskio 
Expected
2018-10-22 21:27
expected vp suck
2018-10-22 21:31
#39
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Denmark @Fridzu 
161416141614161416141614161416141614161416141614
2018-10-22 21:58
#40
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Poland LilDilben 
if not woxic hr would not be even in top 30 so close rips because vp is the best and will still win this tournament
2018-10-22 22:15
#41
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Poland rude_wredne 
stop inviting VP
2018-10-22 23:14
#42
woxic | 
Turkey EPHESUS 
woxic the best
2018-10-22 23:32
really amazing what he play few hours.ago
2018-10-23 08:58
poor VP :(
2018-10-23 03:05
#47
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Russia CISCSforFun 
Atlanta 2017 flashbacks
2018-10-23 04:30
#50
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Mongolia kEdnaCS 
Woxic gl
2018-10-23 08:44
Expected
2018-10-23 08:55
#54
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Brazil VeryMibrGuy 
w0xic is on FIRE, damn.
2018-10-23 16:19
#55
HS | 
Estonia IhaveCancer 
wow good luck
2018-10-23 21:23
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