Vitality and Valiance pick up victories at Europe Minor

Vitality and Valiance are through to the Group A winners' match after defeating OpTic and mousesports, respectively.

The first match of the Europe Minor kicked off on Dust2, with OpTic winning their CT pistol on the back of a successful 3v4 retake on A. Vitality did not back down, however, and immediately countered the Danes with a force-buy, which inspired them to a 7-2 lead.

ZywOo led the way for his team with a 1.56 rating

OpTic then finally got back on the board, in part thanks to René "cajunb" Borg's triple-kill with a saved AWP, and followed that up with one more round, making it 4-7. From that moment, both teams traded rounds back-to-back, meaning that Vitality would bag a 9-6 lead by half-time.

After picking up their CT pistol, Vitality made light work of OpTic, losing just the first gun round before hitting match-point, 15-7. Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer's men responded with their eighth round, but it was in vain, though, as Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut and Dan "apEX" Madesclaire, with nothing but Deagles, closed out the map with a triple and a double-kill, respectively.

Matchpage
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8
16th January 2019
16
Dust2
8
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 22 - 12 +10 96.2 1.56
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 17 - 14 +3 85.2 1.30
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 20 - 11 +9 85.0 1.30
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 17 - 17 0 84.4 1.15
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 13 - 14 -1 50.5 0.87
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 19 - 16 +3 91.1 1.26
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 15 - 21 -6 83.2 0.94
Denmark Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi 15 - 17 -2 61.1 0.86
Denmark Ismail 'refrezh' Alirefrezh 9 - 17 -8 50.8 0.65
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 9 - 18 -9 43.6 0.62

Meanwhile, mousesports and Valiance battled it out on Mirage, where the latter team picked up their CT pistol thanks to doubles from Nemanja "nexa" Isaković and Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač. Chris "chrisJ" de Jong's side responded well thanks to two consecutive quad-kills from the 28-year old, eventually making it 3-1 in their favour.

The match quickly proved to be a challenging job for the fourth best team in the world, however, as Valiance constantly stopped mousesports from breaking through the defence, taking a 7-3 lead. Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný's troops then came back to life, and lost only one more round to bring the gap to a sole round by half-time.

In the second half, mousesports were helpless, as Valiance went on to take a 13-8 lead. mouz won the next round, but they were immediately reset by nexa's men, who were able to hit match-point. Despite their opponents trying to mount a comeback, Valiance remained calm and collected to finish off the clash in the last round of regulation.

Matchpage
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16
16th January 2019
14
Mirage
16
 mousesports K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de JongchrisJ 32 - 19 +13 116.4 1.65
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' StykSTYKO 15 - 20 -5 63.7 1.02
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 20 - 22 -2 54.2 0.91
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Koolropz 13 - 15 -2 49.2 0.86
Finland Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny 14 - 21 -7 69.0 0.84
 Valiance K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter-' KovačhuNter- 26 - 18 +8 86.0 1.25
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 23 - 20 +3 86.7 1.18
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' SihvoottoNd 20 - 17 +3 73.5 1.06
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' MilasauskasEspiranTo 18 - 20 -2 71.8 0.96
Serbia Nestor 'LETN1' TanićLETN1 10 - 19 -9 45.2 0.69
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
790
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
966
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.30
Maps played:
548
KPR:
0.87
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1469
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1535
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1110
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
wtf u doing mouz
2019-01-16 17:35
#2
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
f5
2019-01-16 17:35
ok
2019-01-16 17:36
Yt stream was cancer : "when mibr playing??"
2019-01-16 17:37
expected from brazilians
2019-01-16 17:38
Expected
2019-01-16 17:39
#27
 | 
Sweden Unluko 
+1 brazillians are the best!!!!!!
2019-01-16 17:39
Emm No
2019-01-16 18:28
Expected, i'm br and this is a shit
2019-01-16 17:43
+1
2019-01-16 19:40
Expected
2019-01-16 17:39
#70
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Iceland perchera91 
dewlap so hugeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee SKERE
2019-01-16 21:21
#3
 | 
Austria TheClemi 
#VForVictory
2019-01-16 17:36
#28
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
- styko + Snax - chrisj + Toao - sunny + Byali - ropz + Michu - Oskar + Snatchie EZ major
2019-01-16 17:41
+who? +who? +who? +who? +who?
2019-01-16 17:57
#47
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
+ brain EZ fix ChickenCube
2019-01-16 18:01
You - thorin = 99iq Somewhat of a fix
2019-01-16 18:08
#62
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
You got deleted Deal with it kiddo
2019-01-16 18:39
You are watching thorin so your opinion doesnt count Nt mixed up Russian flag
2019-01-17 19:25
#74
ropz | 
Belgium Garytion 
Mouz is not virtus pro. Why change all roster
2019-01-17 11:56
#4
 | 
Russia GramDEL 
1st game: expected 2nd game: unexpected at all, nice for Valiance Btw, just imagine FaZe vs Valiance, Niko vs Hunter XD
2019-01-16 17:37
That’d be awesome but valiances chances of getting to groups are slim, but would be a banger nonetheless
2019-01-16 17:43
Man i wish valiance nothing but the best,i think they deserve a shot in the main qualifier
2019-01-16 18:30
mouz????
2019-01-16 17:36
Snax was the problem
2019-01-16 17:36
#8
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Serbia Bazy200 
CUKAM.
2019-01-16 17:36
#9
 | 
Hungary StraYzie 
RIP OpTic or mouz :(
2019-01-16 17:37
#42
 | 
Germany Trax_ 
you really need to add mouz? obviously OpTic rip now. Time to get karrigan after major
2019-01-16 17:51
#43
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Hungary StraYzie 
They are not that bad, they could beat mouz. Group A is so hard...
2019-01-16 17:53
#71
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Germany Trax_ 
yeah, group A is hard. But i dont think theyll stand a chance in their current form in a BO3 against mouz
2019-01-16 21:54
#49
Jame | 
Switzerland JoGy1 
R.I.P.IPIP k0nfig guys ;) jkjk
2019-01-16 18:03
#72
 | 
Germany Trax_ 
tru
2019-01-16 21:54
#75
Jame | 
Switzerland JoGy1 
oh a german k0nfig-fan Mein Beileid Bruder
2019-01-17 18:40
#76
 | 
Germany Trax_ 
thank u :((
2019-01-17 18:54
ez vali at major
2019-01-16 17:37
#11
 | 
Poland @Fridzu 
XD
2019-01-16 17:37
EZ Valiance <3 <3
2019-01-16 17:37
Gg mouz
2019-01-16 17:37
ez4ence
2019-01-16 17:37
#17
 | 
Lithuania SH4NKER 
ez4valiance&co
2019-01-16 17:38
#18
Zero | 
Czech Republic Friiizeey 
Hunter too good
2019-01-16 17:38
Mouz choked so hard. That last round was just utter bs. Sunny and ropz both watching the same angle. ChrisJ in ladder room doing nothing and missing the guy going connector.... So badly played
2019-01-16 17:38
chrisj playing alone
2019-01-16 17:38
#22
jks | 
Netherlands edgeEEE 
ez4valiance
2019-01-16 17:38
#23
NiKo | 
Serbia NEXIXOX 
THEY DON'T LIKE RESET
2019-01-16 17:39
#25
 | 
United States Comethazine 
mouz xDD
2019-01-16 17:39
#29
 | 
Germany 1112Leon 
Thank you Valiance
2019-01-16 17:41
#30
Sakura | 
Japan Ron1E 
top20 players 0.84 0.86 0.91 not top20 players 1.02 1.65 gj
2019-01-16 17:41
#31
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Denmark raaaaaaaaa1in 
nt mouzzzzzzz
2019-01-16 17:42
#32
 | 
Israel Xpicyy 
Faze: +chrisj Mouz: +Karrigan ASAP please.
2019-01-16 17:42
Karrigan already on a team
2019-01-16 18:18
#65
 | 
Israel Xpicyy 
Just a standin
2019-01-16 19:06
Well this was unexpected Mouz losing to valinace, I mean really???
2019-01-16 17:43
Mouse LUL
2019-01-16 17:43
Chokesports
2019-01-16 17:44
#38
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
mousesports need s1mple
2019-01-16 17:45
sure... we need best player in the world
2019-01-16 18:04
#51
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
"we"
2019-01-16 18:04
fuck bo1
2019-01-16 17:47
#40
 | 
Europe tweekzter 
poor chrisJ
2019-01-16 17:50
#44
HOAR | 
Poland SZPERNi 
who?
2019-01-16 17:55
This group is so awful Even with the upset valiance probably wont make it out, even though the are one of the most promising teams in all the minors
2019-01-16 17:59
#48
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Norway PeteZz 
Isn't hunter Bosnian? I know he's Srpska like Niko, but nevertheless Bosnian?
2019-01-16 18:02
GJ both teamsss lets fucking go
2019-01-16 18:06
#55
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
Mouz wat doink
2019-01-16 18:18
LOOK GUYS I SAID SHIT IN AN INTERVIEW haHAA So alpha
2019-01-16 18:30
igl topfragging? wtf were sunny and ropz doing this game?
2019-01-16 18:31
Ropz has been shit for over 6 months now.
2019-01-16 19:38
snax was the problem 4Head
2019-01-16 18:35
damn, 32 frags and losing? alo mouz wat doink
2019-01-16 18:38
feelsbadman chrisj
2019-01-16 18:56
#64
 | 
Argentina XaiDN 
Mouz wtf , ez4 valiance i guess
2019-01-16 18:58
#68
 | 
Greece knk74 
EZ SERBIA
2019-01-16 19:46
#69
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Ez 4 valance
2019-01-16 20:30
gj mouz
2019-01-17 03:46
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