Movistar Riders qualify for WESG 2018 World Finals over Slovakia

Movistar Riders beat Slovakia on Inferno (16-8), lost Mirage (10-16), and then took the decider, Train (16-6), to qualify for the WESG 2018 World Finals.

Inferno started off with Movistar Riders stopping an A push from Slovakia to win the pistol round. The Spanish side then won the anti-eco before Slovakia won the third round with the weapon advantage. The first gun round then went the way of Movistar Riders once again, as Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas took down four players.

The Spaniards then took control of the match, getting a 6-1 lead, before the Slovakian team was able to get another round after a clean A take through Short and Apartments. Despite giving up an early lead to Riders, Slovakia came back with fast-paced attacks breaking through the Spanish side’s defenses to bring it back to within one at the half.

The second pistol round also went to Movistar Riders, and the Spanish team got on a roll, exploiting the Slovak defenses round after round for a 13-7 lead. Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács & co. then managed to stop a B push with pistols, getting on the board for the first time in the second round, although from there on out it was the Riders show as the Spaniards closed the first map out 16-8.

Movistar Riders will be present at the WESG 2018 World Finals

Mirage started out with Slovakia taking the first pistol round and the anti-eco as well as the first gun round after winning a post-plant situation on A. Movistar Riders were able to win the pistol buy with a play on the A site after that, although they were unable to follow it up when they had guns the next round, going down 1-4.

An ace by mixwell got Movistar Riders back in the game, giving the team momentum to tie it up, 4-4. The teams then traded rounds back-and-forth until Slovakia took the last three rounds to make it a 9-6 half.

The second pistol round also went to GuardiaN and his teammates as they were able to plant on A, and despite all dying, didn’t leave enough time for Alejandro "ALEX" Masanet to defuse the bomb. The Slovakian side then took control of the half with quick aim-based tactics that worked to shred the Movistar Riders defense. Once again, no team could take hold of the half, but Slovakia slowly made their way to match point before closing the map out 16-10.

GuardiaN was on fire on Mirage

The decider, Train, kicked off with an explosive play by Movistar Riders on A, which gave them the round after a successful after-plant defense. With 4-0 on the board, mixwell was able to get another ace after opening up the B site and killing the players trying to save weapons. Riders then put it into overdrive, taking round after round giving up but a single round out of the first ten.

The Spanish team then won an after-plant on B in the second pistol round, further increasing their 13-2 lead at the half, but were then unable to win against the forcebuy the next round after losing three players early on.

Slovakia then started to get on a roll to try and make the comeback, making it to six rounds, but doubles by mixwell and Christian "loWel" Garcia Antoran got their team on match point. The Spanish side was then able to close it out, 16-6, to qualify for the WESG 2018 World Finals in China.

Matchpage
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23rd November 2018
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Inferno
8
10
Mirage
16
16
Train
6
 Movistar Riders K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 62 - 43 +19 87.0 1.38
Spain Christian 'loWel' Garcia AntoranloWel 53 - 40 +13 84.0 1.26
Spain Alejandro 'ALEX' MasanetALEX 50 - 40 +10 83.7 1.20
Spain Aitor 'SOKER' FernándezSOKER 45 - 49 -4 69.9 1.04
Spain Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Canomopoz 43 - 43 0 55.8 0.96
 Slovakia K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 48 - 41 +7 68.5 1.07
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 41 - 52 -11 70.3 0.96
Slovakia Erik 'The eLiVe' SithThe eLiVe 42 - 50 -8 63.5 0.89
Slovakia Peter 'naturaL' TurčannaturaL 40 - 53 -13 72.6 0.86
Slovakia Richard 'queztone' Strnátkoqueztone 44 - 57 -13 64.4 0.81

The teams qualified so far are:

Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
836
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Spain Alejandro 'ALEX' Masanet
Alejandro 'ALEX' Masanet
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
651
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Spain Christian 'loWel' Garcia Antoran
Christian 'loWel' Garcia Antoran
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
831
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
#1
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Spain Paela 
GG! LET'S GO MOVIE STARS!!!!
2018-11-23 19:06
ez for movie stars readers
2018-11-24 15:19
Lets goooo
2018-11-23 19:05
#57
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Spain 7VultuR 
Yeah boii 4 iberia
2018-11-23 20:31
If zero were here
2018-11-23 19:05
#58
JamYoung | 
Canada |Frog 
+1
2018-11-23 20:32
#60
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Spain Dicraftio 
You mean TQ?
2018-11-23 20:50
#65
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
He mean a Slovak player xD
2018-11-23 22:45
#74
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Spain Dicraftio 
Zer0 from the old hr I guess
2018-11-24 09:31
#75
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
Yep
2018-11-24 11:18
And styko
2018-11-24 09:28
Wp movistar
2018-11-23 19:05
#5
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Portugal PortugueseFan 
Congratz!
2018-11-23 19:06
Nice Riders come on totally trust on you!
2018-11-23 19:06
This team got me dreaming . Niceeee!
2018-11-23 19:10
#10
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CIS LRtx 
guardian rofl
2018-11-23 19:06
#12
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Spain G3CK0 
Let's go Riders!
2018-11-23 19:07
#14
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Other Nagardien 
EZ for Riders <3
2018-11-23 19:07
RIppp
2018-11-23 19:07
#18
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Spain loviac 
ez 4 godwell
2018-11-23 19:08
guardian + 3 unknown plebs + 1 kid vs movistar
2018-11-23 19:09
GG!!
2018-11-23 19:09
#23
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
YAAAASSS
2018-11-23 19:11
#25
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Turkey thcnkpln 
Did Guardian play from texas? Wtf
2018-11-23 19:12
wtf? faze is not participating of ecs finals
2018-11-23 19:16
#55
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Turkey thcnkpln 
LOL i am just retarded
2018-11-23 20:27
wololos 2.0
2018-11-23 19:15
#27
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
#WeAreRiders
2018-11-23 19:15
Good luck spaniards! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wanna buy the best apples in HLTV? call me NOW: 011-1337-APPLE and get an 80% discount on your first 5 kilos!
2018-11-23 19:18
#30
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Netherlands jonsve 
Gl finally a decent Spanish team
2018-11-23 19:19
#38
uno | 
Slovakia PerryKAT 
:( Fuck
2018-11-23 19:33
EZZ RIDERS
2018-11-23 19:33
sad
2018-11-23 19:45
Rip guardian
2018-11-23 19:53
Fuck yea. Movistar wont get invited to 15k cups anyways
2018-11-23 19:54
#48
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Spain VIKTORAL 
#SOMOSRIDERS #WEARERIDERS
2018-11-23 19:56
It would be different with styko and zero :(
2018-11-23 19:57
#51
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Movie star/MVP 2 best teams Then prob Russia and ghost.
2018-11-23 19:59
#52
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
Slovakia should be there, idk why is there like 10 teams, that alot of people don't know
2018-11-23 20:01
There will be much more teams like this. Slot distribution this year is one big joke.
2018-11-23 21:28
ez for the future WESG champions
2018-11-23 20:03
<3 alexitownz
2018-11-23 20:38
#62
RedFox | 
Brazil jzargo 
no wololololololololololololololololos no win
2018-11-23 21:03
Lets go my boys
2018-11-24 00:28
oh Guardian bye bye No styko no zero two good Slovak players hard for Guardian
2018-11-24 09:18
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