AVANGAR secure IEM Katowice New Challengers Stage spot

AVANGAR are through to the IEM Katowice Major's New Challengers Stage after defeating Winstrike 2-1 at the CIS Minor (16-6 on Dust2, 14-16 on Train, and 16-7 on Mirage).

AVANGAR faced off against Winstrike in the upper bracket final at the CIS Minor. Dust2 kicked off with AVANGAR on the CT-side, who won the pistol round thanks to double kills by Aidyn "⁠KrizzeN⁠" Turlybekov and Alexey "⁠Qikert⁠" Golubev.

Qikert got another double kill, this time in the first weapon round, and made it 3-0. David "⁠n0rb3r7⁠" Danielyan stopped AVANGAR's five round streak by picking up a triple kill in the sixth round and Winstrike went on to close the gap. A 1vs2 clutch by Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov gave Winstrike thier sixth but they couldn't tie up the game as they gave away opening kills to pistols in the following round.

AVANGAR have finished the Minor in first place

Having finished the first half with a 9-6 lead, AVANGAR got to double digits thanks to KrizzeN's triple kill in the second pistol round. Winstrike couldn't show any presence on the CT-side and AVANGAR went on to win the map with a 16-6 scoreline.

n0rb3r7 began Train with a triple kill to give the T-sided Winstrike the pistol round victory. After Winstrike won the first three rounds, Timur "⁠buster⁠" Tulepov and KrizzeN won a 2vs2 to start a six round AVANGAR streak (6-3). buster got an ace in a 3vs5 to make it 7-4 and AVANGAR went on to win the half 11-4.

Bektiyar "⁠fitch⁠" Bahytov's 1vs2 clutch in the second pistol round extended AVANGAR’s lead to 12-4 but Winstrike responded swiftly by taking the following round after n0rb3r7 opened it up with a Zeus kill (12-5). Winstrike won eight of the following nine rounds to tie the game at 13-13 and went on to get the 16-14 map victory.

Winstrike had a great comeback on Train

AVANGAR had a great start on Mirage, where they were on the T-side, as they won the first seven rounds. Winstrike got on the scoreboard in the eighth round thanks to a triple kill by Georgi "⁠WorldEdit⁠" Yaskin. AVANGAR managed to win a 2vs4 in the tenth round and Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali clutched a 1vs3 in the twelfth round to make it 9-3. The Kazakhstani side picked up the last three rounds of the half and won it 12-3.

AVANGAR lost the first four rounds in the second half but bounced back to get the 16-7 map victory, winning the series 2-1. With this result, AVANGAR have qualified for the IEM Katowice Major's New Challengers Stage while Winstrike will face Spirit in the consolidation final for another chance to qualify.

Matchpage
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19th January 2019
16
Dust2
6
14
Train
16
16
Mirage
7
 AVANGAR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
61 - 40 +21 85.7 1.37
55 - 36 +19 80.3 1.29
52 - 38 +14 67.1 1.15
51 - 44 +7 71.1 1.08
49 - 51 -2 74.3 1.06
 Winstrike K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
52 - 56 -4 80.7 1.05
45 - 51 -6 70.2 0.92
42 - 52 -10 62.8 0.78
35 - 55 -20 58.8 0.72
35 - 55 -20 53.7 0.67

The following teams will take part in the IEM Katowice Major's New Challengers Stage, scheduled for February 13-17:

Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
432
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' Turlybekov
Aidyn 'KrizzeN' Turlybekov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
485
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
445
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
Russia David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyan
David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyan
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
134
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.73
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
543
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
997
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
414
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.57
Kazakhstan Alexey 'Qikert' Golubev
Alexey 'Qikert' Golubev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
495
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
#1
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Romania ryuu_
nice
2019-01-19 15:27
Waylander l'm disappointed
2019-01-19 15:28
6 replies
i remember the days he shined but what happened to him?
2019-01-19 15:30
5 replies
army
2019-01-19 15:31
electronic took his spot at Navi and now he has to deal with tier 2 teammates (?)
2019-01-19 15:32
2 replies
Nice rofl lol
2019-01-19 15:35
#22
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Lithuania andy_
More like tier2 teammates have to deal with him being tier3
2019-01-19 15:36
More like he is bad and has rare game where he is good.
2019-01-19 15:53
boii
2019-01-19 15:28
#5
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United Kingdom tomtmh
didnt ask
2019-01-19 15:28
ALGA AVANGAR
2019-01-19 15:28
#7
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Brazil bigjohnson
No news about Gambit game?
2019-01-19 15:29
#8
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Czech Republic Rewask
wp to avangar
2019-01-19 15:29
Ez 4 my man fitch. Suck that Gambit
2019-01-19 15:31
#13
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Kazakhstan DanabekAlt
ez minor
2019-01-19 15:32
Gambit lol
2019-01-19 15:32
1 reply
GamBOTs are out of major yay
2019-01-19 15:35
#15
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Europe furNOPE
EZ4GAMBIT
2019-01-19 15:33
nice
2019-01-19 15:32
#18
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Kazakhstan ajdoz
ez wws
2019-01-19 15:34
Avangar nice guys, alga ord!!!!
2019-01-19 15:36
#23
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Germany Youngnibba
New challenger stage t4 tournament
2019-01-19 15:37
AVANGAR ALGA!
2019-01-19 15:39
Noice! Now go get the visas my mambets<3
2019-01-19 15:39
#26
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Kazakhstan LichMFK
ez 30k lul
2019-01-19 15:39
easily the best no-NaVi CIS team atm
2019-01-19 15:40
nice!
2019-01-19 15:44
GG! <3
2019-01-19 15:47
nice)
2019-01-19 15:50
#32
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Libya NoobGreen
Ez for avengers
2019-01-19 15:50
wait, how does cloud9 have major spot if only 2/5 players of the last lineup?
2019-01-19 15:54
5 replies
Tarik back to C9 confirmed ?
2019-01-19 16:17
#42
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Norway insy
Flusha was in fnatic, has a legends spot
2019-01-19 16:38
3 replies
Yes but you need 3/5 players from the previous team, you can't just pick 5 players from different major teams and put them in one team, they wouldn't have the spot. Anyways, apparently I was told that Golden is kind of part of the team and zellsis is the coach for major, but he will play because golden is ill
2019-01-19 16:54
2 replies
#46
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Norway insy
Fucking mess
2019-01-19 18:52
1 reply
They put golden on the roster eventho they knew he cant play and put zellsis as coach so he can act as standin, thats actually a smart move, and stupid loophole from on the major.
2019-01-20 08:57
Ez
2019-01-19 15:56
ez for kumys
2019-01-19 16:01
#37
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Hungary StraYzie
let's go AVANGAR
2019-01-19 16:01
#38
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Kazakhstan Apfund
Ez for buster
2019-01-19 16:03
ez
2019-01-19 16:05
#40
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Georgia Broozman
let's go
2019-01-19 16:13
deserved alga
2019-01-19 16:46
#44
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Kazakhstan 001RusKZ
qikert BOSS :)
2019-01-19 16:49
cool sticker
2019-01-19 19:29
#48
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United States JustBitsy
When your igl can frag vs when they cannot.
2019-01-19 21:51
ezz
2019-01-20 10:34
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