NRG keep North at bay; MIBR demolish Sharks

ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals continued with NRG's 16-13 victory against North on Train and MIBR's 16-2 triumph over Sharks on Inferno.

NRG and North squared off on Train in one of the Group B opening games. The North American team started the game on the CT-side and secured the pistol round with Ethan "⁠Ethan⁠" Arnold's triple kill. Ethan got another triple, this time in the first weapon round to make it 3-0.

Despite losing the fifth and seventh rounds, NRG remained in control and extended their lead to 9-2, with their ninth round coming after a 1vs2 by Tsvetelin "⁠CeRq⁠" Dimitrov. North turned around a 3vs5 disadvantage in the 12th round and followed it up with another close round where Nicklas "⁠gade⁠" Gade prevented the defuse in a 1vs3 (9-4).

NRG managed to finish off a close game

Valdemar "⁠valde⁠" Bjørn Vangså stepped up with a triple kill in the final round of the half to give North their sixth (9-6). Vincent "⁠Brehze⁠" Cayonte found himself in a 1vs2 in the second pistol and rose up to the occasion, killing valde and Philip "⁠aizy⁠" Aistrup to make it 10-6.

After losing the first two rounds of the second half, North took six of the following seven to tie the game at 12-12. NRG then won two 4vs4 post-plants, first on B and then on the outer bombsite (14-12).

NRG acquired three match points after an anti-eco and almost closed out the game in the 28th round but aizy defused the bomb inside a smoke in a 1vs2 to keep North alive. Nonetheless, NRG closed out the game in the following round, winning 16-13.

United States
Matchpage
16
13
4th December 2018
16
Train
13
 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
29 - 19 +10 102.2 1.44
21 - 20 +1 72.5 1.07
21 - 18 +3 71.1 1.06
22 - 21 +1 73.8 1.03
13 - 21 -8 60.2 0.85
 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
24 - 23 +1 93.4 1.22
23 - 22 +1 91.1 1.22
21 - 18 +3 72.8 1.05
18 - 19 -1 73.1 1.01
13 - 24 -11 44.4 0.63

The other Group B game was between two Brazilian teams—MIBR and Sharks. Rodrigo "⁠RCF⁠" Figueiredo and Raphael "⁠exit⁠" Lacerda picked up double kills in a 4vs4 post plant to win the pistol round for their T-sided team. MIBR responded by taking three consecutive rounds and could have made it four but Jhonatan "⁠jnt⁠" Silva and exit clutched a 2vs4 as their team trailed 3-2.

tarik had Sharks' number

MIBR wreaked havoc with scoped weapons as Tarik "⁠tarik⁠" Celik dominated with the AUG while Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo & Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David chimed in with the AWP while Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip had multi-kill rounds with both the AWP and the AUG. MIBR ended the half 13-2 ahead with a ten round streak.

coldzera's quad kill in the second pistol was more than enough to pick up the round victory. tarik & Fernando "⁠fer⁠" Alvarenga closed out the game with a 2vs3 victory as MIBR moved on in the upper bracket with a 16-2 victory.

Matchpage
16
2
4th December 2018
16
Inferno
2
 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
25 - 5 +20 140.3 2.29
17 - 5 +12 98.6 1.80
18 - 5 +13 84.4 1.68
13 - 7 +6 99.0 1.38
10 - 5 +5 58.4 1.21
 Sharks K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
8 - 17 -9 53.9 0.48
7 - 16 -9 58.6 0.48
6 - 16 -10 35.2 0.41
4 - 18 -14 41.6 0.25
2 - 18 -16 19.8 0.12
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
937
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.60
Brazil Jhonatan 'jnt' Silva
Jhonatan 'jnt' Silva
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
226
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
983
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.59
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
698
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Rodrigo 'RCF' Figueiredo
Rodrigo 'RCF' Figueiredo
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
228
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.72
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1002
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Nicklas 'gade' Gade
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
474
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
571
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
625
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
Brazil Raphael 'exit' Lacerda
Raphael 'exit' Lacerda
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
255
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
653
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
979
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
900
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
MIBR looking strong.
2018-12-04 15:31
32 replies
yes
2018-12-04 15:32
3 replies
vs Sharks
2018-12-04 15:33
2 replies
#50
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Indonesia Scaramouzh
XAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXA
2018-12-04 16:19
1 reply
expected fron North
2018-12-04 17:09
vs tier 50
2018-12-04 15:32
26 replies
I'm trying to find some swedish teams in this event... still no luck.
2018-12-04 15:34
18 replies
I dont see any polish team also
2018-12-04 15:34
16 replies
I'm not the one making fun of Tier50 enemy. At least they actually are there.
2018-12-04 15:35
15 replies
because VP not even top 30 team anymore and NiP and fnatic > shit team like vp
2018-12-04 15:36
6 replies
Yep, that's exactly why they didn't qualify.
2018-12-04 15:38
3 replies
but you said why you dont see any swedish teams here? because NiP and fnatic both had shit online season overall they should be here anyway
2018-12-04 15:39
2 replies
But they are not. So stop making fun of Sharks.
2018-12-04 15:40
1 reply
so who cares? beating tier 50 team not make you strong
2018-12-04 15:40
typical sweedish cuck being mad lmao
2018-12-04 16:39
if you check they are top 30.
2018-12-04 19:07
Lul you rekt him
2018-12-04 15:37
6 replies
you rekt yourself
2018-12-04 15:39
5 replies
How?
2018-12-04 15:41
2 replies
stop cry
2018-12-04 15:41
1 reply
I cant
2018-12-04 15:44
where is fnatic or nip?ohhhh they can't beat anyone online and a tier 50 team can... fnatic and nip = tier 51 teams
2018-12-04 15:43
1 reply
you right said online
2018-12-04 15:43
#51
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Brazil g4laxI
+1
2018-12-04 16:21
VP? xD
2018-12-04 15:34
+1 AAAAAAAAXAXAXAXAXAXAXA
2018-12-04 15:37
3 replies
hi baitzera how doing?
2018-12-04 15:37
2 replies
who? AXAXAXAXAXAXA
2018-12-04 15:37
1 reply
nt haehhhahahahah
2018-12-04 15:37
tier 50 lul, pick your team with your teammates and play a map vs sharks, 16-0 confirmed, more respect pls
2018-12-04 15:57
A tier50 team took 8 rounds of Astralis
2018-12-04 16:24
1 reply
nnt
2018-12-04 16:24
They had to, sharks is the second last of the seeds
2018-12-04 15:34
2
2018-12-04 15:32
Demolish, new one
2018-12-04 15:32
#6
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France BoM_
-2/18 *
2018-12-04 15:32
7 replies
Actually, 0/18
2018-12-04 15:34
6 replies
#30
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France BoM_
2 tk, so -2/18 in scoreboard.
2018-12-04 15:38
5 replies
#39
ropz | 
United States DV19
Actually had 2 kills
2018-12-04 15:43
4 replies
#44
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France BoM_
on hltv but that not true...
2018-12-04 15:46
Yes, and one time he killed himself, the other -1 i didnd see
2018-12-04 16:16
2 replies
0.12 for leo_druNky I don't think I've ever seen a stat so low on a game like this
2018-12-04 16:23
1 reply
I dont remember, too... Nak 0.25...
2018-12-04 16:36
#7
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Hong Kong freehk
tarik padding his stats against tier 5 teams OMEGALUL
2018-12-04 15:32
Easy mibr
2018-12-04 15:33
Can’t wait to see Steel throw next game poggers
2018-12-04 15:33
DEMOLISH
2018-12-04 15:33
2 replies
Absolute destruction
2018-12-04 15:35
1 reply
+1
2018-12-04 15:35
Tarik 140 adr hope he does something good against a real team tho
2018-12-04 15:34
5 replies
hahahhah he won't and we know that
2018-12-04 15:36
3 replies
#35
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Ireland loar
So he got boston MVP from luck¿
2018-12-04 15:41
2 replies
Is that the one 11 months ago? I would say it was deserved.
2018-12-04 15:42
He was playing a completely different role and was also peaking individually at the time. You cant really say hes been super amazing recently but we will see what he can do the rest of this event.
2018-12-04 16:34
"Tarik "tarik" Celik dominated with the AUG" OMEGALUL
2018-12-04 16:53
#28
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Belgium KileaN
Who the f are sharks
2018-12-04 15:38
mibr disband astralis will win
2018-12-04 15:43
#45
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Brazil xpn :)
Leo drunky did 0/18 actually
2018-12-04 15:47
#46
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Denmark BRCSLUL
2/18 lmao
2018-12-04 15:56
leo_druNky name checks out oof
2018-12-04 16:06
#52
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Indonesia Scaramouzh
CLICKBAIT Do you get adsense from this?
2018-12-04 16:22
0/18 AYEHAUEHUAHE
2018-12-04 16:22
mibr vs sharks = TIER 800 match
2018-12-04 16:37
#61
Snax | 
Poland Cejuhc
where is swag?
2018-12-04 16:44
1 reply
He will replace fer in Lisabon
2018-12-04 16:50
EZZZZZZ4MIBR
2018-12-04 16:49
1 reply
+1
2018-12-04 18:52
mibr
2018-12-04 17:12
1 reply
mibr
2018-12-04 18:51
25-5 Lmfao
2018-12-04 17:38
xD
2018-12-04 22:48
If tarik played like this against Tier-1 teams, MiBR would be top 1.
2018-12-05 03:57
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