Spirit, Winstrike through to playoffs in Katowice

Spirit defeated Syman 2-0 while Winstrike beat AVANGAR 2-1 in the winners' matches at the CIS Minor to advance to the playoffs.

The Group A winners' match between Syman and Spirit kicked off on Dust2, with the former starting on the T-side. Maksim "t0rick" Zaikin clutched a 1vs2 to win the pistol and he made it 3-0 after a double kill in a 2vs3 in the first weapon round.

Pavel "COLDYY1" Veklenko and Vadim "DavCost" Vasilyev ramped up the defense with their AWPs as Spirit took six rounds in a row. Artem "iDISBALANCE" Egorov ended the streak with a 1vs2 clutch, despite only having a CZ-75. Syman also picked up three of the following four rounds to lead 8-7 at halftime.

Spirit booked their playoff spot in the first day

COLDYY1 and Dmitriy "Dima" Bandurka teamed up in the second pistol to make it 8-8, with the former getting a triple and the latter picking up a double kill. Spirit lost against a half buy in the 19th round but responded by extending their lead to 14-9. DavCost & company went on to close out the game with a 16-11 scoreline.

Spirit got off to a good start on Mirage, picking up the first four rounds on the CT-side. Ilya "Perfecto" Zalutskiy and iDISBALANCE's double kills gave Syman their first round but Spirit responded by taking three rounds in a row (7-1).

After Spirit won the first half 12-3, Syman grabbed the second pistol victory thanks to a 1vs3 clutch by t0rick. Syman came back from 14-6 and earned one map point but Viktor "somedieyoung" Orudjev's quad kill gave the 30th round to Spirit, taking the game to overtime. COLDYY1's team finished off the map in the second overtime, winning it 22-18 and taking the series 2-0 to advance to the playoffs.

Matchpage
0
2
16th January 2019
11
Dust2
16
18
Mirage
22
 Syman K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Artem 'iDISBALANCE' EgoroviDISBALANCE 53 - 47 +6 71.8 1.14
Azerbaijan Maksim 't0rick' Zaikint0rick 49 - 50 -1 81.8 1.02
Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' KulievSANJI 40 - 55 -15 68.7 0.78
Kazakhstan Sanzhar 'neaLaN' IshkakovneaLaN 34 - 53 -19 66.1 0.77
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' ZalutskiyPerfecto 30 - 56 -26 62.7 0.74
 Spirit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Pavel 'COLDYY1' VeklenkoCOLDYY1 65 - 41 +24 102.2 1.47
Russia Dmitriy 'Dima' BandurkaDima 47 - 45 +2 86.2 1.26
Ukraine Viktor 'somedieyoung' Orudjevsomedieyoung 53 - 38 +15 75.7 1.19
Russia Vadim 'DavCost' VasilyevDavCost 46 - 40 +6 78.6 1.15
Russia Dmitry 'S0tF1k' ForostyankoS0tF1k 50 - 43 +7 71.9 1.07

AVANGAR and Winstrike squared off in the Group B winners' match. Aurimas "Kvik" Kvakšys got a quad kill in the pistol round on Dust2 to put Winstrike 1-0 ahead. The Russian team had a 3-1 lead but Alexey "qikert" Golubev got double kills in consecutive rounds to tie it at 3-3.

AVANGAR picked up all the remaining rounds in the first half, leading 11-4. David "n0rb3r7" Danielyan stepped up in the second pistol round, picking up a triple kill in a 2vs2 to give Winstrike their fifth round. However, this was the last round they got as AVANGAR went on a five round streak to win the map 16-5.

Winstrike came back after losing the first map

The series continued on Cache where the T-sided Winstrike won the pistol after Jan "wayLander" Rahkonen's triple kill. Just like on Dust2, Winstrike couldn't show much presence after winning the pistol as AVANGAR made it 4-2. Bektiyar "fitch" Bahytov and Timur "buster" Tulepov clutched a 2vs4 to make it 5-3 and AVANGAR led 9-6 at halftime.

Winstrike lost the first two rounds in the second half and was about to lose another one when n0rb3r7 clutched a 1vs2 to keep his team in the contest. After that crucial round, Winstrike managed to get the 16-13 map victory thanks to n0rb3r7's 31-kill performance.

n0rb3r7 picked up where he left off by securing the pistol victory on Train with a triple kill, giving his T-sided team the early advantage. AVANGAR trailed 6-4 and kept the game close after ten rounds but Winstrike won five in a row to finish the first half 11-4 ahead. Winstrike ended the game swiftly, winning the map 16-7 to take the 2-1 series victory.

Matchpage
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2
16th January 2019
16
Dust2
5
13
Cache
16
7
Train
16
 AVANGAR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame 59 - 45 +14 83.5 1.20
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytovfitch 48 - 53 -5 81.5 1.03
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 49 - 44 +5 71.8 0.96
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 48 - 49 -1 69.6 0.94
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' TurlybekovKrizzeN 43 - 45 -2 69.7 0.94
 Winstrike K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyann0rb3r7 75 - 49 +26 103.2 1.48
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' YaskinWorldEdit 41 - 43 -2 69.7 1.03
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 44 - 50 -6 73.8 0.99
Lithuania Aurimas 'Kvik' KvakšysKvik 42 - 51 -9 67.4 0.86
Russia Jan 'wayLander' RahkonenwayLander 33 - 55 -22 49.3 0.69
Russia Artem 'iDISBALANCE' Egorov
Artem 'iDISBALANCE' Egorov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
294
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
567
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Russia David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyan
David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyan
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
360
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.12
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
820
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Azerbaijan Maksim 't0rick' Zaikin
Maksim 't0rick' Zaikin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
331
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Lithuania Aurimas 'Kvik' Kvakšys
Aurimas 'Kvik' Kvakšys
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
739
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
221
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Russia Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen
Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
676
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
772
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Viktor 'somedieyoung' Orudjev
Viktor 'somedieyoung' Orudjev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
529
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Pavel 'COLDYY1' Veklenko
Pavel 'COLDYY1' Veklenko
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
947
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Russia Vadim 'DavCost' Vasilyev
Vadim 'DavCost' Vasilyev
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
925
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Russia Dmitriy 'Dima' Bandurka
Dmitriy 'Dima' Bandurka
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
983
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
GG
2019-01-16 15:56
#2
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Sweden Unluko 
Nice!!
2019-01-16 15:57
GG n0rb3r7 stronk
2019-01-16 15:57
Poor Jame :( Norber the next s1mple?
2019-01-16 16:03
#22
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Russia Eivo 
Norbert 27
2019-01-16 16:09
nice carry
2019-01-16 17:43
Expected af
2019-01-16 15:58
#5
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Europe andyy_ 
EZ FOR GOD KVIK
2019-01-16 15:58
#8
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Germany Youngnibba 
42-51
2019-01-16 15:59
#11
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Europe andyy_ 
Uh, happens
2019-01-16 15:59
#37
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Denmark lulgod 
yes it does. But if you're 42-51 it's not 'ez' and by no means played like a god
2019-01-16 16:41
#39
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Europe andyy_ 
You could've written "flag checks out". This would've been enough
2019-01-16 16:44
#41
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Denmark lulgod 
Why would I do that?
2019-01-16 16:53
#42
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Europe andyy_ 
shorter to write
2019-01-16 16:54
#58
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Denmark lulgod 
If you care about saving 10 seconds then why tf did you reply with a comment same length as mine?
2019-01-16 17:43
#59
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Europe andyy_ 
I don't lmao
2019-01-16 17:45
#60
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Denmark lulgod 
Well since you tell me to type something shorter to save less than 10 seconds. You clearly care
2019-01-16 17:46
#61
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Europe andyy_ 
what's the point of this conversation?
2019-01-16 17:47
#62
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Denmark lulgod 
You literally started this crap. Wake up dumbass
2019-01-16 17:48
#63
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Europe andyy_ 
literally like 4/8 good thing i have much time for talks like this one
2019-01-16 17:52
#6
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Venezuela 24_CM_OF_DILDO 
ez for 3rdworldedit
2019-01-16 15:58
#7
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Indonesia segopecel 
nice n0rb3r7
2019-01-16 16:01
ur name makes me hungry
2019-01-16 17:36
#68
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Indonesia segopecel 
and your name makes me throw up but still, thanks
2019-01-17 15:51
#9
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Canada YankeeM 
GODkvik
2019-01-16 15:59
Narbert > kvik
2019-01-16 16:10
#28
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Canada YankeeM 
Kvik is more consistent player.
2019-01-16 16:12
#10
qikert | 
Ukraine lolou 
Winstrike comeback?
2019-01-16 15:59
#52
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Russia foggy54 
one man show
2019-01-16 17:05
#12
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Canada herocoolzzz 
GOD n0rb3r7
2019-01-16 16:00
eZb3r7
2019-01-16 16:00
#14
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Russia M13f 
godb3r7
2019-01-16 16:01
expected
2019-01-16 16:01
#17
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Australia t0rrent 
From major champion to not even getting through your regional qualifier, gg gambit
2019-01-16 16:03
#53
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Russia foggy54 
sad transformation exactly!
2019-01-16 17:06
Winstrike won lol
2019-01-16 16:05
expected from mix of fliside, QBF and god norbit
2019-01-16 16:07
#21
hecker | 
World heck9r 
nt idisbalance
2019-01-16 16:08
#23
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Spain dolxii 
BOTVANGAR.
2019-01-16 16:09
Who is igl in winstrike?
2019-01-16 16:10
#26
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Lithuania gekkoN 
Boombl4
2019-01-16 16:11
#33
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Other Phinks 
Seriously? Nice. Also how you pronounce norb3r7
2019-01-16 16:22
#34
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Lithuania gekkoN 
Just norbert :D
2019-01-16 16:24
#35
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Other Phinks 
Ahh oke
2019-01-16 16:25
Norbert is igl?!
2019-01-16 19:17
#66
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Other Phinks 
What?
2019-01-16 20:26
so ez for n0rb3r7
2019-01-16 16:18
GOD N0Rb3R7
2019-01-16 16:20
DANIELYAN NO SCHOOL TOMORROW!
2019-01-16 16:22
#36
Sakura | 
Japan Ron1E 
When say that math canceled
2019-01-16 16:36
Great! Actually I think they should get quotas along with runtimegg or avangar (more likely)
2019-01-16 16:43
#40
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Armenia KKegham 
ez for Armenian/Russki N0rb3r7
2019-01-16 16:46
#54
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Russia foggy54 
Sad to see Avangar loosing this way.
2019-01-16 17:08
#55
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Argentina epov.boris 
N0rb3r7 to faze
2019-01-16 17:22
wow norbert
2019-01-16 18:53
minor of the underdogs
2019-01-17 03:47
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