NRG knock out MIBR; fnatic beat eUnited for a playoff spot in Chicago

Professeur
November 8th, 2018 01:19

During the second day of IEM Chicago 2018, NRG took down MIBR in three maps (10-16 Inferno, 22-18 Cache, 16-11 Train) to stay alive in the tournament, while fnatic overcame eUnited 2-0 (16-13 Overpass, 16-11 Inferno) to secure a playoff spot.

eUnited grabbed five of the first six rounds on Overpass, their map pick, off the back of the pistol round win and the economic advantage that ensued. The only round in that span that went fnatic's way was thanks to Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin's quad-kill, but after that, Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson was the star of the Swedish side, grabbing 10 kills as fnatic added five rounds to their tally.

The half ended 8-7 for eUnited, the North American side lost the pistol, but looked strong with rifles in their hands and quickly bounced back into the lead, 13-10. However, some misplays by eUnited were punished by Richard "Xizt" Landström's team, who started gaining momentum. As the score was 14-13 in their favor, fnatic found themselves in a 3v5, but Jesper "JW" Wecksell salvaged the round with four AWP kills and all but secured his team's win on Overpass.

Brollan was key to fnatic's victory over eUnited

On Inferno, eUnited claimed the first three rounds on the CT side, in large thanks to Skyler "Relyks" Weaver's USP-S triple, as well as holding off a second-round AK47-Galil buy from fnatic. However, with full buys, fnatic was too much to handle and the Swedes started adding round after round, with Brollan's 3K in a B site afterplant being the key round in the streak. (7-4)

Michael "dapr" Gulino was clutch in a retake of A, defusing the bomb while Xizt was still alive, but that didn't hinder the Swedes' T side at all, who, spearheaded by KRIMZ and his 16 kills, finished the half with a big, 11-4 advantage. After the switch, eUnited gave themselves a shot in the match by claiming the first five rounds as Terrorists, but after that, fnatic closed out a couple of close rounds to get on the verge of the winning the map. (14-9)

With the AWP, Relyks nailed down three which allowed eUnited to stop the bleeding, but it wasn't enough and the match was over shortly, fnatic winning it 16-11 and securing a place in the playoffs.

Matchpage
0
2
7th November 2018
13
Overpass
16
11
Inferno
16
 eUnited K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Kaleb 'moose' Jaynemoose 41 - 34 +7 80.9 1.13
United States Skyler 'Relyks' WeaverRelyks 41 - 39 +2 73.2 1.09
United States Michael 'dapr' Gulinodapr 39 - 36 +3 77.0 1.08
United States Will 'dazzLe' LoafmandazzLe 35 - 38 -3 70.4 0.95
Canada Pujan 'FNS' MehtaFNS 25 - 37 -12 64.2 0.87
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 47 - 39 +8 96.5 1.24
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 44 - 33 +11 82.4 1.24
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 35 - 30 +5 74.5 1.08
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 34 - 38 -4 68.1 0.99
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 23 - 42 -19 49.3 0.69

Following NRG's pistol round win and 3-0 conversion, Jake "Stewie2K" Yip managed a 1v2 retake in the first rifle round which started a chain of rounds going MIBR's way. Damian "daps" Steele's team couldn't muster a plant in the following six rounds, with Fernando "fer" Alvarenga being the main man on the opposing side. Then, Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov picked up the AWP and started causing issues to the defensive side, finding impact in three consecutive rounds.

That helped NRG to an 8-7 halftime lead, but Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's squad would end up taking the advantage back after turning around a 3v5 in the pistol, giving them momentum early on the T side. When the rifles came into play, NRG locked down the A site, but couldn't follow it up as Marcelo "coldzera" David unlocked the B site defense and FalleN clutched a 1v2 in back-to-back rounds. At that point, NRG were in the dirt economically and MIBR closed out the map, 16-10.

After a hard-fought battle, NRG eliminated MIBR from the tournament

CeRq kicked off Cache, MIBR's map pick, with an ace in the pistol round, which combined with an early reset of their opponents economy, gave NRG a massive lead early in the map, 7-1. A double AWP setup on Tarik "tarik" Celik and FalleN gave MIBR their second, but Ethan "nahtE" Arnold's double opener in the following round allowed NRG to strike right back and reset MIBR.

FalleN's team struggled to establish themselves for the rest of the half, ending it 11-4 down, and despite their T-side pistol round win, didn't establish themselves early in the second half either, NRG going up 15-7 shortly. However, from that point onwards, MIBR were able to continuously break into sited and force NRG to save, as well as hold off the few retakes their opponents went for. Even though it seemed impossible, MIBR tied the game at 15-15 with eight consecutive rounds won, forcing overtime. After two sets of added rounds, daps and co. finally managed to close it out and force the decider, Train.

NRG started the final map furiously, with five straight CT side rounds won. MIBR broke that streak with a force buy and established themselves on the Terrorist side, replying with five rounds of their own and ended the half with a minimal lead, capitalizing on their economic advantage, 8-7.

The second pistol round was crucial in this game, and Jacob "FugLy" Medina, with three kills, swung things NRG's way in the second half. daps' men were flawless on the T side, only giving away more than one kill in one of the seven rounds they won to start off the half. (14-8) tarik finally got his side on the board with a 3K on B, but he was the first one to fall in the next round on the A site defense, NRG pounced and closed out the game shortly, 16-9.

Matchpage
1
2
7th November 2018
United States
16
Inferno
10
18
Cache
22
11
Train
16
 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 62 - 56 +6 75.2 1.11
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 64 - 62 +2 73.3 1.03
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 58 - 59 -1 64.6 0.97
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 49 - 65 -16 70.3 0.92
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K 48 - 61 -13 58.1 0.90
 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 77 - 51 +26 75.2 1.34
United States Ethan 'nahtE' ArnoldnahtE 65 - 61 +4 81.8 1.15
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 62 - 56 +6 73.8 1.11
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 60 - 61 -1 67.8 1.04
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 38 - 54 -16 55.4 0.88
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
927
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.12
United States Michael 'dapr' Gulino
Michael 'dapr' Gulino
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
382
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
391
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States Skyler 'Relyks' Weaver
Skyler 'Relyks' Weaver
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
651
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
973
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1198
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
743
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1418
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
894
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
992
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
United States Ethan 'nahtE' Arnold
Ethan 'nahtE' Arnold
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
554
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
636
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
969
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
890
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
As expected win for NRG. I expected 2-0 but mibr somehow got a lucky upset. GG NRG are just the better team.
2018-11-08 01:20
GG go home m16r disband incomming
2018-11-08 01:20
#7
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Spain 1492 
mibr so bad xaxaxaxaaxax
2018-11-08 01:20
MIBR need to disband
2018-11-08 01:21
nt baitzera
2018-11-08 01:22
nt refoogie
2018-11-08 17:14
nt baitzera
2018-11-08 01:22
#68
NiKo | 
Denmark happyDane 
nt baitzera
2018-11-08 02:22
+1 disband
2018-11-08 01:21
+1
2018-11-08 01:22
MIBR suxxx
2018-11-08 01:20
#10
HEN1 | 
Brazil naitlau 
kkkkkkkk can mibr pls kick tarik and stew
2018-11-08 01:20
Won’t fix anything lol
2018-11-08 01:23
With Taco + Felps/Boltz they were a lot better, holding top 1 for months
2018-11-08 01:32
I agree, but they are slowly improving. Based on their recent form and NRGs recent form they shouldn’t have even come close to beating them
2018-11-08 01:46
Yeah, as someone said (I don't remember who) they are still playing very individual even nowadays.
2018-11-08 13:27
Went to wesg, a tournament with only 1 t1 team at that time, and still placed 17th lmao
2018-11-08 06:45
#79
flusha | 
Europe danjoft 
loooooooooooooool
2018-11-08 06:53
OMEGALUL +16-0
2018-11-08 07:15
They made changes because they became trash
2018-11-08 09:00
#98
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Switzerland Infi2k 
They made wrong changes cause they are blind... Coldzera is a good player but not that player, what people think he is. Every one knows Coldzera was top1 as long he had taco to bait in his team. Means Taco made colds stats most of the time. Taco never became Starplayer Status in his team, thats why he had to let it do with him. Now they took bigger names to fill up the team and they all wanna proof their potential. None of them is willing to take tacos role and the "Starplayer" has to work for his own kills/stats... works out well
2018-11-08 16:19
Yeah, taco was the best on LG/SK's lineup
2018-11-08 21:46
#11
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Canada geck0man 
+1 MiNA couldn't handle god Nahte
2018-11-08 01:20
#19
ropz | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
Cerq gave them the dick, one of those players that can take over a game/series when they pop off
2018-11-08 01:22
baitzera new acc all accounts banned hahahahah
2018-11-08 01:22
#74
NiKo | 
Europe NeO_RiGhT 
Nice name
2018-11-08 04:52
+1111111
2018-11-08 09:39
ok
2018-11-08 01:20
#3
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Canada geck0man 
Jebaited COLDZERA BAITING Jebaited STEWIE OVERRATED Jebaited FALLEN OUTDATED Jebaited FER BAITED Jebaited TARIK OBLITERATED Jebaited MINA ELIMINATED Jebaited
2018-11-08 01:20
disband pls
2018-11-08 01:20
#8
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Brazil mOnzz 
ez for cerq
2018-11-08 01:20
I farted
2018-11-08 01:20
#12
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Brazil ex1is 
god hell
2018-11-08 01:20
Lmao
2018-11-08 01:23
mibr fucking joke
2018-11-08 01:21
#17
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Armenia GaRY56 
Poor MIBR!
2018-11-08 01:21
#21
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
twist needs to step up, so inconsistent mibr, no words lmao, go back to full br team asap this is a joke
2018-11-08 01:22
+1
2018-11-08 01:33
#22
Ukraine Lomz 
top 5 lul
2018-11-08 01:22
#24
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
it was about time )) bravo ceco velikan
2018-11-08 01:22
Mibr shouldnt break their 5 br squad man .. They killed themselves.. And also c9's
2018-11-08 01:22
+99999
2018-11-08 01:33
#85
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Bulgaria FrostNixon 
c9 was already ded
2018-11-08 07:59
Yea major win = ded
2018-11-08 09:02
#92
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Bulgaria FrostNixon 
We all know it was a fluke. We all saw they went down 0-2 already. We all saw what happened right after the major. They were already dead, only chance they had was to kick ska and get NAF before TL.
2018-11-08 09:26
#28
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United Kingdom 3thanol99 
expected, MIBR top 100000
2018-11-08 01:22
QUOTE_IF_MIBR_LUL
2018-11-08 01:23
Rip mibr
2018-11-08 01:23
Honestly what happened to them. Stew and tarik dont fit to cold fer and fallen. They have to notice that aswell. Maybe their style of cs does not work anymor idk... imo there is not enough teamplay, everything are kinda solo moves
2018-11-08 01:24
Breaking the 5 br squad was a horrible mistake
2018-11-08 01:34
Wesg 17th place Katowice out of groups Nt they were already garbage and these moves didnt change anything
2018-11-08 07:55
Thats an oof
2018-11-08 01:24
M16R AHAHAHHHAHAHAHAHAH THIS TEAM WILL NEVER WORK 3 BR 2 US NONO
2018-11-08 01:25
#38
vsm | 
Brazil matwoks 
made in brazil K
2018-11-08 01:27
MIBR what a joke
2018-11-08 01:28
k
2018-11-08 01:29
#45
ZywOo | 
Netherlands itsm 
Made to lose..
2018-11-08 01:32
Nice
2018-11-08 01:35
EZ4MIBR
2018-11-08 01:37
So much respect for nrg and what they are doing constantly last 4months already
2018-11-08 01:38
MIBR LMFAO
2018-11-08 01:40
Sad to see the twice in a row best team of the year ruined by some NA trash players, kick tarik and stew back to clown9 plz
2018-11-08 01:40
Mibr disband Stew and tarik to stream full tine Fer to retire Fallen and cold to faze for karrigan and olof
2018-11-08 01:51
Haahaha :D funny. But maybe really the best.
2018-11-08 01:58
-rain +olof
2018-11-08 02:19
#57
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Brazil vass28 
ggwp cerq, mibr is done
2018-11-08 01:52
Unfortunately yes. I think they will make roster changes now. The 5 loss streak at the tournament before (forgot the name) already was horrible. How can you not manage to win a single map? Awful. They will kick stew and tarik for sure
2018-11-08 02:00
#88
JZFB | 
Morocco Aceriouss 
although mibr is my favorite team, they have to choices now, to either make moves or if they have a great mentality stay as a team for a bit longer. only a matter of time though
2018-11-08 08:37
#59
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Brazil digozamaral 
MIBR just disband pls
2018-11-08 01:59
#62
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Poland ReHowskyy 
Bring back full braziliano roster, ty
2018-11-08 02:04
#63
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Brazil _Awper 
I agree
2018-11-08 02:07
+1
2018-11-08 21:53
#64
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Brazil lusketa 
MIBR tried to gain only in skill, this is currently impossible
2018-11-08 02:09
#91
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Finland Alko^ 
yeah cuz baitzera is bot
2018-11-08 09:06
#65
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Indonesia linekerrr 
Money spent on buying out stew > money spent on buying out the whole of NRG's lineup (at the time) xD
2018-11-08 02:10
the moment they kick taco, mibr is already done. fer has been playing so bad lately and cold is not playing in the level he used to. because this two player used to get set up from taco to make they play. now taco is gone, the set up they get right now is not as good as they used to get.
2018-11-08 02:13
#70
gla1ve | 
Europe catre 
They already bad when Taco still on team, losing to a nonamer team at WESG China. But nt, they kick Taco and replaced by Stew. That was a stupid pick ever
2018-11-08 02:56
Yeah, Taco was the real god at Lg/SK
2018-11-08 21:54
Fer is playing awful... Meanwhile Stewie is too inconsistent... He was already in Cloud9, i don't get why they pick him up. Tarik at least is showing up being secondary awper, he improved a lot his game. The fact this line up won't achieve big things tbh, communication is key when your skill level and team work decresead and they don't have it up to the best standards.
2018-11-08 02:34
nt eunited
2018-11-08 03:16
Kick fer plz
2018-11-08 04:13
#73
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Brazil SecondKS 
So INTZ=LG > teamOne = furia = sharks >>> mibr?
2018-11-08 04:41
Well done, baby! Oh yeahhhhh!!!
2018-11-08 05:00
#76
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World euqin 
Botwie2k
2018-11-08 05:50
TACO is the real TOP1
2018-11-08 06:04
+1000
2018-11-08 21:55
#80
shox | 
India iejesus 
No taco No Party
2018-11-08 07:06
come on mibr, you can do better we all know it
2018-11-08 07:07
m16r disband
2018-11-08 07:22
MIBR OMEGALUL T R A S H Fer too busy banging girlfriend... ferdog xD
2018-11-08 08:12
Fer is a fallen soldier now, becoming a little child when with his gf. When Taco was there, fer never did that
2018-11-08 21:56
OMEGALUL
2018-11-08 08:31
God CeRq
2018-11-08 10:08
eUnited is a piece of shit. It should've been BO3 in the first round, NaVi would smash them in a BO3.
2018-11-08 11:35
#96
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Sweden Trkmag 
So easy for NRG
2018-11-08 12:42
-cold, fer, fallen, stew, tarik + allu no allu no major
2018-11-08 18:55
OMEGALUL
2018-11-08 21:56
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