Winstrike qualify for IEM Katowice New Challengers Stage

Winstrike are through to the IEM Katowice Major's New Challengers Stage after defeating ViCi 16-14 on Overpass at the Minor Play-in tournament.

ViCi and Winstrike squared off on Overpass in the upper bracket final, with the T-sided Russian side picking up the pistol round victory thanks to two entry kills by David "⁠n0rb3r7⁠" Danielyan. ViCi hit back in the second round as ZhiHong "⁠aumaN⁠" Liu got two Scout kills.

WingHei "⁠Freeman⁠" Cheung's ace made it 3-1 in ViCi's favor but Jan "⁠wayLander⁠" Rahkonen picked up two opening kills in the following rounds to cut the deficit (3-2). ViCi could have extended their lead to 7-2 but n0rb3r7 and Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov clutched a 2vs5 to make it 6-3. Winstrike won the following five rounds to lead 8-7 at halftime.

Winstrike are through to the Major's first stage

n0rb3r7 stepped up in the second pistol round, securing it with a quad kill. ViCi responded two rounds later to trail 10-8 and a quad kill by Zhuo "⁠advent⁠" Liang tied the game at 10-10.

Winstrike came back from 13-12 to take four of the final five rounds, winning the match 16-14 after Boombl4 and Georgi "⁠WorldEdit⁠" Yaskin clutched a 2vs3 in the last round. With this victory, the Russian side have qualified for IEM Katowice's New Challengers Stage while ViCi will have another chance to do so in the consolidation final taking place later in the day.

Matchpage
14
16
27th January 2019
14
Overpass
16
 ViCi K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
22 - 18 +4 77.9 1.15
20 - 17 +3 73.4 1.05
22 - 22 0 77.6 1.04
16 - 22 -6 58.5 0.82
13 - 20 -7 56.7 0.75
 Winstrike K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
27 - 16 +11 93.4 1.39
19 - 15 +4 67.0 1.10
22 - 20 +2 69.3 1.07
14 - 18 -4 54.5 0.90
17 - 24 -7 68.7 0.85

With only one spot left at IEM Katowice's New Challengers Stage, here is how the team list looks:

Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
437
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
Russia David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyan
David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyan
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
139
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.73
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1002
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Russia Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen
Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
515
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.72
Hong Kong WingHei 'Freeman' Cheung
WingHei 'Freeman' Cheung
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
470
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.63
China Zhuo 'advent' Liang
Zhuo 'advent' Liang
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
651
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.63
China ZhiHong 'aumaN' Liu
ZhiHong 'aumaN' Liu
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
473
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
#2
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Lithuania andy_
Welcome back! ;)
2019-01-27 15:19
#3
mir | 
Russia M13F
ez
2019-01-27 15:19
Ez for cis
2019-01-27 15:19
ezzzz Way better looking roster than the previous one, looking forward for their games
2019-01-27 15:20
1 reply
+1
2019-01-27 15:25
#10
Snax | 
Asia editz|
LMAO again wasted spot hahaha
2019-01-27 15:20
8 replies
#43
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Lithuania andy_
a fan of Snax
2019-01-27 15:26
3 replies
#49
Snax | 
Asia editz|
Better than ruski
2019-01-27 15:28
2 replies
#52
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Lithuania andy_
C9 isn't russian
2019-01-27 15:30
1 reply
#54
Snax | 
Asia editz|
Ok better than clown9
2019-01-27 15:30
VP is more trash...
2019-01-27 15:27
1 reply
#47
Snax | 
Asia editz|
Hahha dont cry accept xD
2019-01-27 15:28
Cryisfree where is vp? Oh wait, they are in premier xD
2019-01-27 15:52
1 reply
Mdl
2019-01-27 15:58
so ez
2019-01-27 15:20
WP Winstrike
2019-01-27 15:20
ez
2019-01-27 15:20
almost for bvg
2019-01-27 15:20
That pic gigalul
2019-01-27 15:20
#17
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Moldova AJollyDoge
Nice
2019-01-27 15:20
1rd
2019-01-27 15:21
after the major -kvik -waylander aka 1 good game on 100
2019-01-27 15:21
4 replies
#71
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Europe LowAlching
yes kick best player
2019-01-27 15:39
3 replies
mhm who ?
2019-01-27 15:44
2 replies
kvik
2019-01-27 17:04
1 reply
jood joke he in nothing against a t2 teams and GOD vs tier 5
2019-01-27 17:23
Ez for godbl4
2019-01-27 15:21
#21
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Poland hekkwensmd
gg
2019-01-27 15:21
Good.
2019-01-27 15:21
So BO1... A save or waste of time??
2019-01-27 15:21
#25
Kaze | 
Asia Sab3r
Fuck.
2019-01-27 15:21
#26
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Indonesia Exodd
I’d like to see another QBF in January thing
2019-01-27 15:21
Good work from boys <3
2019-01-27 15:22
#30
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Germany AYEONV
ffs unlucky game winstrike got really lucky in the end but they deserved it anyways gg
2019-01-27 15:22
3 replies
Winstrike deserved to go throu CIS minor. If it was, Spirit would crash other at this stage
2019-01-27 15:29
2 replies
#55
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Germany AYEONV
winstrike is the better team but vici should have win this map
2019-01-27 15:30
1 reply
Rush B not Best strategy to win a game
2019-01-27 15:35
#31
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Lithuania Paulius_CS
Nice 1
2019-01-27 15:22
2 replies
Nice 2
2019-01-27 15:24
1 reply
Nice <3
2019-01-27 15:36
#32
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Europe Skraj
Qualifying to the major by beating elite teams such as ViCi and Envy, wow gj
2019-01-27 15:22
3 replies
Why North sucked chinese DICKstacy? oh, EU most overrated minor
2019-01-27 15:31
2 replies
#68
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Europe Skraj
Who the fuck cares about North? Still doesn't change the fact that Winstrike are so bad that the only way they could qualify was through _another_ qualifier where they had to beat two equally bad teams.
2019-01-27 15:36
1 reply
They deserved, they have to qualify because have 0-3 at Last Major, where they were legends
2019-01-27 15:39
Wasted spot,draken was right
2019-01-27 15:23
10 replies
At least they have a coach.
2019-01-27 15:26
Where is this bitch?
2019-01-27 15:32
8 replies
Do you live in a cave or use I.Explorer?
2019-01-27 15:36
7 replies
5 CIS teams at Major, no one turkish... Only 2turk players, maybe 3 with gob b
2019-01-27 15:42
6 replies
HR came from CIS minor, so I think we can count 6
2019-01-27 16:35
1 reply
Thanks
2019-01-27 16:38
Who cares about Turkish scene?
2019-01-27 16:36
And still, draken >>> shitstrike players
2019-01-27 16:37
2 replies
Draken toxic trashtalker, nothing more
2019-01-27 16:38
1 reply
Fnatic and fame changed him but he will be back,hopefully.
2019-01-27 16:39
winstrike and vici both play like shit..
2019-01-27 15:24
BOOMbI4NATOR!!! <3
2019-01-27 15:24
#38
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Lithuania JustSphex
Good Game
2019-01-27 15:24
#41
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Brazil cadik
2 Bo1 to QUALIFY joke system
2019-01-27 15:26
2 replies
the jokes on you, because you dont realise how many chances these team already had to qualify..
2019-01-27 15:31
Why Intz lost to Envy?
2019-01-27 15:43
#45
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Russia GramDEL
Lol 5 CIS teams on the major (4 + Na'Vi)
2019-01-27 15:27
#48
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Belarus vrub0n
draken would do it 10 out of 10 in CIS MInor.
2019-01-27 15:28
expected
2019-01-27 15:28
2x BO1s (vs. EnVy and ViCi) = going to the major Complete and utter joke of a system...
2019-01-27 15:30
2 replies
Cry is free
2019-01-27 15:33
All those teams already had a chance to qualify, sucks that non of the other teams were able to win 2 games
2019-01-27 16:59
#57
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Turkey brss
ez4qbf
2019-01-27 15:31
Ez4majorLegends
2019-01-27 15:32
#61
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Russia agrachiv
draken would do it 10 out of 10 in CIS MInor
2019-01-27 15:33
fast 0-3 for augstrike
2019-01-27 15:34
If vici doesn't throw that 2v5 they have a safe win Unlucko maluko
2019-01-27 15:36
Seriously some of those teams in New Challenger stage wouldn't qualify for EU minor
2019-01-27 15:39
2 replies
#109
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Belarus Exotnik
Well, why North isn’t destroying them all then? Cmon, eu scene is overrated
2019-01-27 19:22
1 reply
Well, true. North made me eat up my words. Still, I stand by what I said before.
2019-01-27 21:24
NICE RUSKI
2019-01-27 15:39
WORLDEDIT STICKERS WOOOOOOOOOOO
2019-01-27 15:40
Such pro, many wowo! Welcome back.
2019-01-27 15:41
LoL 4 CIS teams are through to that stage, this is wow, RU, KZ, UA kids are too good these days :D gl hf
2019-01-27 15:42
Again safe pickem 0-3 winstrike ezpz
2019-01-27 15:54
NICE BLYAT
2019-01-27 15:54
Ez 4 ence
2019-01-27 16:00
5 CIS teams
2019-01-27 16:05
#87
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Argentina XaiDN
Nice
2019-01-27 16:13
bo1
2019-01-27 16:15
#89
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Ireland IX!
Winstrike have crazy potential to improve and more international experience can only help, big hopes for this lineup in the future, maybe not at this Major but in the future for sure
2019-01-27 16:19
2 replies
No. They're literally the same as Flipsid3. Qualifies for the majors but are irrelevant for the rest of the year.
2019-01-27 16:30
1 reply
#91
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Ireland IX!
I aren't think that
2019-01-27 16:32
#98
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Russia Jazzy^
n1
2019-01-27 16:40
ez for winstrike
2019-01-27 16:58
EZ for ENCE Superstar: Jan 'wayLander' Rahkonen!
2019-01-27 17:27
2 replies
Who? Kimi Raikkonen is playing CS:GO?
2019-01-27 19:10
1 reply
xd
2019-01-27 21:16
unexpected tbh
2019-01-27 17:33
#105
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World Nydhogg
5 CIS teams on Major PogChamp
2019-01-27 17:36
Lmao bo1 decider
2019-01-27 17:59
Fully rooting for ViCI for that final spot.
2019-01-27 19:10
nice <3
2019-01-28 15:41
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