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 "⁠sdy⁠" Orudzhev'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
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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' IskhakovneaLaN 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 'sdy' Orudzhevsdy 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:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
533
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
572
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Russia David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyan
David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyan
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
575
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.12
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
914
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Azerbaijan Maksim 't0rick' Zaikin
Maksim 't0rick' Zaikin
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
335
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Lithuania Aurimas 'Kvik' Kvakšys
Aurimas 'Kvik' Kvakšys
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
766
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
374
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Russia Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen
Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
794
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
910
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
767
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Pavel 'COLDYY1' Veklenko
Pavel 'COLDYY1' Veklenko
Age:
28
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:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
984
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Russia Dmitriy 'Dima' Bandurka
Dmitriy 'Dima' Bandurka
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1212
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
GG
2019-01-16 15:56
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Poland 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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Lithuania andy_
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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Lithuania andy_
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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Lithuania andy_
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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Lithuania andy_
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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Lithuania andy_
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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Lithuania andy_
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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Lithuania andy_
literally like 4/8 good thing i have much time for talks like this one
2019-01-16 17:52
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
Kvik is more consistent player.
2019-01-16 16:12
Winstrike comeback?
2019-01-16 15:59
one man show
2019-01-16 17:05
GOD n0rb3r7
2019-01-16 16:00
#13
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Poland BAN_ANIME
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
From major champion to not even getting through your regional qualifier, gg gambit
2019-01-16 16:03
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
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
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
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
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Russia Roneeee
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
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
#64
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Taiwan iloviz
wow norbert
2019-01-16 18:53
minor of the underdogs
2019-01-17 03:47
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