Renegades, MVP PK through to playoffs in Katowice

Renegades and MVP PK have advanced to the playoffs at the Asia Minor as the former defeated Grayhound 2-0 while the latter beat GOSU with the same scoreline.

The Group A winners' match featured Renegades and Grayhound whose best-of-three series kicked off on Cache. Euan "sterling" Moore picked up a triple kill in the pistol round to give the T-sided Grayhound the lead.

sterling won a 1vs3 post plant to make it 4-0 but Renegades stopped the streak in the following round with pistols (4-1). Justin "jks" Savage & company took four more to put themselves ahead but neither team could extend their lead to more than one round as Renegades finished the half 8-7 in front.

Renegades came out on top against their Grayhound

Renegades were in control in the second half and earned three map points after Aaron "AZR" Ward's incredible 1vs4 clutch (15-12). Grayhound denied two map points and almost took it to overtime but jks picked up a quad kill in a 3vs5 and clutched a 1vs1 in the 30th round to finish off the map (16-14).

Grayhound started Mirage on the T-side, winning the pistol round with Erdenetsogt "erkaSt" Gantulga's triple kill. Renegades came back from 5-1 to take the lead but, just like on Cache, it was close until halftime. sterling and erkaSt won a 2vs3 post plant in the 15th round, giving Grayhound the 8-7 lead.

Grayhound extended their lead to 10-7 at the start of the second half but Renegades secured eight rounds in a row to get five match points (15-10). Grayhound denied all map points to take the game the overtime but Renegades sealed the deal there, winning the map 19-17 and the series 2-0 to advance to the playoffs.

Matchpage
2
0
22nd January 2019
16
Cache
14
19
Mirage
17
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 55 - 50 +5 88.4 1.25
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 48 - 38 +10 78.8 1.21
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 47 - 47 0 81.6 1.13
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 33 - 37 -4 63.5 1.00
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 44 - 40 +4 59.2 0.96
 Grayhound K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nongdexter 47 - 45 +2 81.3 1.09
New Zealand Euan 'sterling' Mooresterling 49 - 42 +7 69.7 1.06
Australia Ollie 'DickStacy' TierneyDickStacy 39 - 45 -6 75.2 1.00
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' GantulgaerkaSt 39 - 51 -12 68.8 0.89
Australia Liam 'malta' Schembrimalta 38 - 44 -6 61.3 0.84

MVP PK and GOSU squared off in the Group B winners' match, with the series starting on Mirage. GOSU started on the T-side and secured the pistol round after Gi-Seok "SeokE" Kim and Hong-Gyo "Jinx" Jung's double kills. Min-Seok "zeff" Park clutched a 1vs3 in the fifth round as MVP PK got their second round (3-2).

GOSU finished the first half with a 9-6 lead after teams kept exchanging three rounds throughout the half. SeokE & company extended their lead to 10-6 after winning the second pistol but MVP PK hit back in the following round which started a three round streak (10-9). GOSU had a 14-9 lead and looked primed win the map. However, MVP PK managed to come back and win the map 16-14 after winning a 3vs5, and three 4vs5s.

MVP PK are through to the playoffs

Despite starting on the CT-side and winning the pistol round on Nuke, GOSU were unable to build a strong economy after they lost the second and third rounds. The tenth round was the final nail in the coffin as Keun-Chul "solo" Kang and Seon-Ho "xeta" Son won a 2vs4 to extend MVP PK's lead to 8-2.

Hyun-Pyo "XigN" Lee clutched a 1vs3 in the 13th round to make it 10-3 and MVP PK went on to lead 12-3 at halftime. XigN's team picked up the first three rounds in the second half to earn twelve match points and won the map 16-5. With the 2-0 series victory, MVP PK have advanced to the playoffs at the Asia Minor.

Matchpage
2
0
22nd January 2019
16
Mirage
14
16
Nuke
5
 MVP PK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' LeeXigN 55 - 36 +19 99.6 1.61
Korea Seon-Ho 'xeta' Sonxeta 35 - 27 +8 75.8 1.21
Korea Min-Seok 'zeff' Parkzeff 36 - 29 +7 73.7 1.17
Korea Min-Soo 'glow' Kimglow 29 - 29 0 63.3 1.06
Korea Keun-Chul 'solo' Kangsolo 30 - 34 -4 70.4 0.98
 GOSU K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Korea Gi-Seok 'SeokE' KimSeokE 39 - 37 +2 78.0 1.10
Korea Hae-Sung 'HSK' KimHSK 37 - 33 +4 81.0 1.09
Korea Hong-Gyo 'Jinx' JungJinx 28 - 34 -6 63.4 0.92
Korea Gu-Taek 'stax' Kimstax 28 - 38 -10 57.5 0.76
Korea Jong-Min 'Lakia' KimLakia 23 - 43 -20 52.7 0.58
Korea Gi-Seok 'SeokE' Kim
Gi-Seok 'SeokE' Kim
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
138
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
532
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
727
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Korea Keun-Chul 'solo' Kang
Keun-Chul 'solo' Kang
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
369
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
New Zealand Euan 'sterling' Moore
Euan 'sterling' Moore
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
330
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.09
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
730
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Korea Hong-Gyo 'Jinx' Jung
Hong-Gyo 'Jinx' Jung
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
171
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
470
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Korea Seon-Ho 'xeta' Son
Seon-Ho 'xeta' Son
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
228
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Korea Min-Seok 'zeff' Park
Min-Seok 'zeff' Park
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
402
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.17
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2019-01-22 14:39
#17
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Sweden Unluko 
Sick
2019-01-22 15:08
#2
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Hong Kong SO_EZ_4_ENCE 
GOD SAVAGE
2019-01-22 14:41
Expected
2019-01-22 14:41
#3
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Serbia VaIiance 
#DforDickStacy
2019-01-22 14:40
#4
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Europe Skraj 
Woo Renebots so good
2019-01-22 14:40
#5
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Czech Republic _softiK 
*Renegods :))))
2019-01-22 14:41
#11
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United Kingdom nddvr 
Renebots****** AXAXAXAXAXXAXAXXXAX
2019-01-22 14:45
#30
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Australia CaZeR01 
Uk cs AXAXAXAXAXAXAXAX
2019-01-22 23:31
Nice to see the Asia minor going as expected
2019-01-22 14:41
XD
2019-01-22 14:43
#8
Liazz | 
CIS mahypa1 
LoL?
2019-01-22 14:42
please kick liazz already
2019-01-22 14:43
#31
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Australia CaZeR01 
Why tho
2019-01-22 23:32
hltv.org/stats/players/10588/liazz Look at the graph, I think I've never seen a bigger drop in form/stats than this. I've been cheering for Renegades for so long, I want to finally see a real tier 1 contender from AU/NZ! Don't know who should replace him, they all have crazy stats smurfed on Australian scene. maybe -liazz +Hatz/dexter?
2019-01-23 08:55
#33
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Australia CaZeR01 
You do realise his stats changed like that becasue he went from being star player on order, to being support on renegades right? Hes been playing well in the team and is a great support for them, no change is needed.
2019-01-23 11:36
Expected
2019-01-22 14:46
Jkaem carry
2019-01-22 14:47
#29
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Namibia Toonga 
Jkaem >rain Jkaem best norwegian Faze -rain +jkaem Jkaem god Jkaem all the way #wouldfuckifiwereagirl
2019-01-22 17:28
#14
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Kazakhstan Massaget 
Renegades playing from minor to minor LUL
2019-01-22 14:51
#15
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Brunei siapa_kau 
MVP PK STICKERS WOOOOO
2019-01-22 14:54
IZI FOR NO.2 KOREA
2019-01-22 15:00
3 of MVP’s players are 30 or over...
2019-01-22 15:13
#20
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Australia kAlyps0 
Glow does not look 30. Damn Asians barely age and when they do they look like a rotten mango.
2019-01-22 15:19
your mom
2019-01-22 15:23
I'd +1 this but I'm Asian and kAlyps0 has a point
2019-01-22 15:51
#19
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Australia Amazon_Alexa 
good shit
2019-01-22 15:15
#23
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Turkey headshotk1ng 
My team played so bad, gg MVP.
2019-01-22 16:59
Gpsu
2019-01-24 04:55
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