Swole Patrol take down Virtus.pro to secure last EPICENTER spot

MIRAA
October 23rd, 2018 11:00

Swole Patrol are through to the main stage of EPICENTER 2018 after beating Virtus.pro 2-0 in the consolidation final of the wildcard qualifier.

Michał "snatchie" Rudzki opened up the action on Train, Virtus.pro's map pick, with an ace in the pistol round. It was the kind of start that the Polish team needed after they had managed to let the upper bracket tie against HellRaisers, but things quickly went awry for them.

Swole Patrol responded in the next round with nothing but USPs and set up a very tight defence after that to keep the Terrorists at bay. Virtus.pro only managed to break the North Americans' streak in the 13th round, but that round was immediately traded back. Still, the Polish side proved that they were not still out of the game as Michał "MICHU" Müller and Piotr "morelz" Taterka overturned a 2v5 situation to make it a 12-3 half.

There was more misery for Virtus.pro, who were destroyed in the following pistol round. A successful eco shortly afterwards gave the Polish side a glimmer of hope, but Swole Patrol responded on a weak buy and followed it up with another round for a 16-4 rout.

Swole Patrol through to the main tournament

Next up was Nuke, a map Virtus.pro had not played competitively in the last three months. The Polish side got off on the wrong foot, losing the opening three rounds, but bounced back once they had money in the bank.

Down 3-4, Swole Patrol upped the pace and took a three-round lead before a quad kill from morelz put Virtus.pro back in the game, inspiring the Europeans to win the remaining rounds of the half.

The North Americans came out swinging in the second half and secured a massive lead after winning five rounds in a row. It looked like Swole Patrol had the game under control, but then they gifted Virtus.pro a way back into the game after losing a 5v2 to Filip "NEO" Kubski and snatchie.

Virtus.pro rode that momentum and took a 14-13 lead, but Swole Patrol kept their composure and secured the remaining rounds of the half, with Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir hammering the final nail into the Europeans' coffin with a 1v2 clutch.

 Swole Patrol K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Austin 'Cooper-' AbadirCooper- 51 - 30 +21 97.9 1.52
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierceswag 36 - 29 +7 84.9 1.28
United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadirfreakazoid 34 - 35 -1 82.0 1.17
Mexico Edgar 'MarKE' JimenezMarKE 35 - 29 +6 76.7 1.11
United States Jordan 'Zellsis' MontemurroZellsis 38 - 30 +8 73.7 1.10
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Michał 'MICHU' MüllerMICHU 34 - 39 -5 80.1 1.04
Poland Michał 'snatchie' Rudzkisnatchie 37 - 39 -2 71.4 0.99
Poland Piotr 'morelz' Taterkamorelz 37 - 38 -1 75.9 0.98
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 27 - 39 -12 57.7 0.75
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 18 - 39 -21 55.3 0.60

Swole Patrol follows HellRaisers, the upper bracket winner, into the EPICENTER main stage, kicking off at 12:00. The complete groups look as follows:

United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
677
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Poland Piotr 'morelz' Taterka
Piotr 'morelz' Taterka
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
673
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
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 Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1206
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#1
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Germany DerBorgi 
expected Oh wow first time #1 - I'd like to thank my mom and my family <3
2018-10-23 11:01
Lets gooo
2018-10-23 11:01
UNLUKO 0-2
2018-10-23 11:02
Expected
2018-10-23 12:35
I like your name
2018-10-23 14:02
+1
2018-10-23 11:01
Gj dude
2018-10-23 11:11
Why are you so quick?
2018-10-23 11:15
Cuz German! Oh wait, that's outdated, should have been an Indian #1... Kappa
2018-10-23 11:23
#68
NiKo | 
Europe NeO_RiGhT 
So your mom is not a part of your family?
2018-10-23 11:46
#76
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Germany DerBorgi 
No mom is special.
2018-10-23 12:02
#84
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
MILF
2018-10-23 12:16
#90
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Germany DerBorgi 
How do u know? She never went to Vietnam...
2018-10-23 12:23
#120
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Malta TravisSSG08 
vietchong knows everything dude, that's why they won against US
2018-10-23 13:06
#124
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Germany DerBorgi 
So true.
2018-10-23 13:10
Facts
2018-10-23 18:01
#172
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United States Knight13 
"Only country to defeat the US" True very true. Also its sad for people who dont learn that. Thats why more people who are not poor or can afford Private school do it in the US because our School System has been TRASHED by Democrats.
2018-10-23 23:57
So happy for you, deserved!
2018-10-23 12:43
#115
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Bangladesh thug_doctor 
So proud of you son ... All these years of sitting in basement finally paid off :')
2018-10-23 12:54
#127
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Israel unsolid 
So youre saying your mom isn't your family?
2018-10-23 13:19
#129
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Germany DerBorgi 
#76
2018-10-23 13:25
#153
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Israel unsolid 
Well said
2018-10-23 15:42
wow
2018-10-23 11:00
#69
NiKo | 
Europe NeO_RiGhT 
Ok
2018-10-23 11:46
#141
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Poland Edzey4k 
XD
2018-10-23 14:23
vp is back
2018-10-23 11:00
#15
s1 | 
Ukraine mple 
back to t95
2018-10-23 11:01
#53
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Spain N0Love 
Lol
2018-10-23 11:18
expected
2018-10-23 12:37
#4
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Denmark Krybos 
rip
2018-10-23 11:00
vp disband
2018-10-23 11:00
#6
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United States Iloveskadoodle 
ez for swag
2018-10-23 11:00
VP AXAXA
2018-10-23 11:00
#8
twist | 
Sweden mibr4ever 
neo the legend!
2018-10-23 11:01
#9
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Ukraine Diskoroflan 
fck
2018-10-23 11:01
#10
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Vp is back boiz
2018-10-23 11:01
Back to tier 6
2018-10-23 11:34
#75
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Back to top5 nt
2018-10-23 11:59
In tier6.
2018-10-23 12:18
#113
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
No, in tier1
2018-10-23 12:49
No in tier 7
2018-10-23 13:26
#145
NAF | 
Slovakia t4gg3d 
Fuck you hater vp are back kurwa
2018-10-23 14:34
No tier -1
2018-10-23 14:58
#11
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World Nydhogg 
I remember Swag flick
2018-10-23 11:01
#29
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Canada turbanator 
Yes that was so sick
2018-10-23 11:04
#12
s1 | 
Ukraine mple 
Dirtus.low strike again with a fantastic performance from botshabotceps...
2018-10-23 11:01
NEO pure trash pasha fucking brainless
2018-10-23 11:01
Name doesnt check out
2018-10-23 11:08
Your daddy should've used you
2018-10-23 12:38
#17
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United States xiquo 
2018-10-23 11:02
daaaamn sooon
2018-10-23 11:03
#39
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Greece deST) 
Nice flick bro
2018-10-23 11:10
Nice flick bro
2018-10-23 13:31
#19
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Kazakhstan DannyBeast 
Swag and freakazoid is back! Finally!
2018-10-23 11:02
#20
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Poland misioneos 
ale kurwa wstyd xD
2018-10-23 11:02
#37
PAGO | 
Poland Kimanerq 
xd
2018-10-23 11:09
easiest report of my life
2018-10-23 12:35
#170
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Australia CaZeR01 
What is this man say
2018-10-23 22:33
Xdd
2018-10-23 12:39
+1 xD
2018-10-23 17:58
NEO 18 kills in 2 maps lul
2018-10-23 11:02
#41
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Greece deST) 
Me when i was MGE
2018-10-23 11:10
xd
2018-10-23 11:19
#22
NiKo | 
India BCaddict 
Rip VP
2018-10-23 11:02
#23
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United States tzvn 
BRAX AND STEEL COMING BACK MOTHERFUCKERS
2018-10-23 11:03
#25
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Slovakia djmetla 
Rest in Peace Virtus.pro :'(
2018-10-23 11:03
expected VP? Making money Machine
2018-10-23 11:03
#27
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
I predicted this!!!
2018-10-23 11:03
loosing to steroid amateurs LUL
2018-10-23 11:04
#121
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Malta TravisSSG08 
"AMATEURS" btw
2018-10-23 13:08
#174
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Guatemala unb11 
Steroid amateurs beat steroid amateur lul
2018-10-24 08:35
#30
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Europe fahadinho 
Im so done with vp
2018-10-23 11:05
#171
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Australia CaZeR01 
Took ur time
2018-10-23 22:34
freakbiceps> pashabiceps
2018-10-23 11:05
Retire neo
2018-10-23 11:05
#33
Thorin | 
Sweden ezwuo 
Liquid are laughing their ass off with the group they got
2018-10-23 11:05
#61
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Singapore Wadufuk 
+1
2018-10-23 11:33
Losing to Freakazoid IGL and Swag Support HAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
2018-10-23 11:06
#122
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Malta TravisSSG08 
wait, so zellsis is not their igl wtf
2018-10-23 13:09
I'm not sure one of the casters said Freak was IGL. I don't follow swole I just watch them from time to time because they are such a meme team.
2018-10-25 07:24
disband vp
2018-10-23 11:07
Pasha needs to go
2018-10-23 11:10
#40
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Malaysia byaIi 
atleast freakazoid is playing
2018-10-23 11:10
-Kuben -NEO -Pasha
2018-10-23 11:11
#44
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Brazil fuNNa 
LUL VP
2018-10-23 11:12
This EPICENTER is so much better than the one i attended in 2017, more entertaining teams playing on stage, Moscow always has better events than Saint-P
2018-10-23 11:13
Seriously? I tought that Epicenter 2017 was one of the best tournaments of the year, the final was super awesome and all teams were top tier
2018-10-23 12:09
Yeah it was loud out there, but i personally wasn't a fan of any teams playing there, the opening ceremony was amazing tho, got a fidget spinner and a cap lmao
2018-10-23 12:11
Haha nice one. The only event I ever attended was the Cluj Major, cause I'm too poor to go abroad to events. U have a lot of kickass events in Russia
2018-10-23 12:54
#46
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Sweden shirre 
Man it's sad to see VP play this bad.. I'll give it to them though, they sure are dedicated. Neo and Pasha should have quit long time ago.
2018-10-23 11:13
#47
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Indonesia Speartuna 
WE HAWT
2018-10-23 11:14
#48
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Europe trailblazerXD 
omegalul
2018-10-23 11:14
Wow vp losing against swole patrol
2018-10-23 11:15
#51
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Australia JingleBells 
Shoulda put HR in Group B because now the groups are so mismatched. FaZe > NiP ENCE > Avangar Hellraisers > Swole Patrol
2018-10-23 11:18
These groups are fucked +1
2018-10-23 12:22
#52
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Slovakia 5ersonn 
It’s time to change something...
2018-10-23 11:16
Neo doesn't seem to give a fuck any more, which is understandable - but at odds with the rich form he refound not so long ago. I hope he at least gets the opportunity to go out on a high.
2018-10-23 11:22
#118
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Hungary Shaperz 
I might be totally wrong but I think neo is kinda heartbroken since he realised getting rid of taz was the worst decision he and his teammates have ever made in their entire cs career
2018-10-23 12:58
#56
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Hungary Shaperz 
Vp are so done.. Sad to see them like this, maybe it's time for them to end the struggle so we can remember their glorious days
2018-10-23 11:22
#58
cAmyy | 
Brazil kinzee 
why VP
2018-10-23 11:23
#59
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Poland Hypu 
Ja pierdole
2018-10-23 11:30
#160
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Czech Republic realProkda 
me too
2018-10-23 16:32
#60
Snax | 
Finland Sandels 
Neo pls
2018-10-23 11:33
#63
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Latvia Tibro 
sad vp 14-16 everytime xDX
2018-10-23 11:36
#64
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Finland saunamdma 
Only noob teams on group B, well done!
2018-10-23 11:36
It's time to retreat
2018-10-23 11:37
And now all the people who yelled that it was all rigged in VPs favour are silent, guess this result doesn't fit their agenda.
2018-10-23 11:38
#67
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Poland Marcines 
vp LUL
2018-10-23 11:40
group B is dogshit except liquid
2018-10-23 11:51
#71
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Europe KittyChamp 
NO ASTRALIS NO TIER 1
2018-10-23 11:52
#72
s1mple | 
Ukraine Syom4ik 
VP is f...... bottom)))))))))
2018-10-23 11:56
Cooper who?
2018-10-23 11:57
How are those groups balanced lol
2018-10-23 11:58
"NEO"
2018-10-23 12:03
#78
cadiaN | 
Denmark megz 
Amazing how polish cs went from tier 1 to tier bottom in a year. And how is it there is no upcoming talents in this country any more?
2018-10-23 12:07
MICHU
2018-10-23 12:08
#81
BnTeT | 
Australia reeeee 
VP is back boys!
2018-10-23 12:09
reported for griefing
2018-10-23 12:15
#86
NEO | 
Poland JCdenton 
NeO what is going on ? Worse than tier 3 already ?
2018-10-23 12:18
Hahaha, time to disband already.
2018-10-23 12:22
They should create an entire new team... They were good back on the days but now isnt good at all. Rip virtus pro
2018-10-23 12:23
#92
Sadokist | 
Myanmar xdcc 
they could try international team before dropping them. maybe keep MICHU, snatchie and NEO or just MICHU and snatchie to freshen it up
2018-10-23 12:25
#91
Sadokist | 
Myanmar xdcc 
VP direct invite to qualifier, free win vs 5power and still out xaxaxaxa
2018-10-23 12:23
Time to disband already?
2018-10-23 12:29
#94
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Russia NOD777 
xD
2018-10-23 12:33
Vp is back
2018-10-23 12:36
not so big that biceps anymore? :D
2018-10-23 12:38
neo & kuben retire plz
2018-10-23 12:38
Gg
2018-10-23 12:39
#104
valde | 
Ukraine ffaN 
-pasha+Furlan -NEO+GruBy -morelz+SZPERO
2018-10-23 12:39
* +byali +snax +szpero
2018-10-23 12:41
-kuben also
2018-10-23 12:46
#112
valde | 
Ukraine ffaN 
Yes, -Kuben But... Yeah, I forgot about byali and Snax. So.. -Kuben +Gruby -pasha +Snax -NEO +byali -morelz +Furlan
2018-10-23 12:47
Every map VP plays there is 50% chance they will play 30 rounds or more
2018-10-23 12:40
LMAO
2018-10-23 12:42
Pasha believes he can still win the major lmao. Old guy with impossible dreams.
2018-10-23 12:43
Yep sad to be fair but oh well...
2018-10-23 18:54
like i say NEO & PASHA cant competite on any fucking lvl
2018-10-23 12:45
#116
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Poland Marych 
ez4swag
2018-10-23 12:54
i dont mind pasha, but neo is seriously done in this game for quite some time now. Time to move on...
2018-10-23 12:58
VP, just go back to a CIS roster, would still be better than that :)
2018-10-23 13:06
#123
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Malta TravisSSG08 
nt dosia
2018-10-23 13:10
#126
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France mintzz 
The team keeps going down. Where the fuck is the bottom? Lmao
2018-10-23 13:12
GO!! Mexico and US :D
2018-10-23 13:21
#132
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Ukraine ph3n0m3n 
imagine losing to freakazoid and his little brother
2018-10-23 13:33
#146
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Indonesia Speartuna 
Imagine thinking outdated & washed-out players would win
2018-10-23 14:38
virtus throw
2018-10-23 13:34
#134
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Europe trey_ 
xd vp
2018-10-23 13:36
word.exe
2018-10-23 13:39
VP should sign a russian team LUL.
2018-10-23 13:39
Virtus.Premier
2018-10-23 13:48
#138
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Ukraine minemax 
LOL
2018-10-23 13:51
#140
NiKo | 
Indonesia vinz5 
Lul
2018-10-23 14:10
Kick the old guys and pick up more young guys. At least NEO needs to go!
2018-10-23 14:33
SWOLE!!!
2018-10-23 14:33
Well, there goes yesterday's progress
2018-10-23 14:34
Swole patrol..Jesus effin christ it sounds like a porno movie, they rly couldnt come up with anything better for a name??.. not to mention, none of the guys are swole..
2018-10-23 14:40
#148
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Austria gex0r 
pls Virtus disband this is so embarrassing
2018-10-23 14:58
DISBAND WHEEEEEEN srsly tho, they should give their salaries away for charities
2018-10-23 15:03
vp is back
2018-10-23 15:15
#152
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United States evanie 
swag train xd
2018-10-23 15:23
#154
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Poland LilDilben 
Fucking luckers
2018-10-23 15:47
hahhaha
2018-10-23 15:53
VP is so close just two roster moves away
2018-10-23 15:53
ez vp
2018-10-23 15:56
losng to freakazoid lmao
2018-10-23 15:58
VP is doodoo but dont underestimate the swole boiz
2018-10-23 16:10
Virtus.pr♿
2018-10-23 16:49
Snax Byali MICHU Snatchie Innocent/rallen Coach NEO with TaZ The only true lineup to get Polish CS back to life
2018-10-23 17:39
pasha my fend
2018-10-23 18:19
atleast Virtus.pro is starting to look better. but loosing to swole 2-0 didnt expect it
2018-10-23 18:28
#167
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China yry666233 
Let's go brrrrrrrrrrrrrax
2018-10-23 18:28
Hontesly, this is pathetic. I'm not even sure if VP really believe that They can bounce back or They're playing just to get paid. Sad because I was a fan of Polish CS since PGS.
2018-10-23 22:27
#173
steel | 
Belarus Ruble 
bot neo xD
2018-10-24 04:53
#175
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Indonesia Cleostar 
VP need BnTeT so badly
2018-10-24 11:07
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