Virtus.pro win Arbalet Cup #3

Nix0n
July 18th, 2009 22:18
The third edition of Arbalet Cup took place this Saturday at the Click-net LAN center in Moscow, Russia – Russian side Virtus.pro grabbed the trophy by defeating DTS.chatrix in the grand final.

The tournament saw eight teams participating, where PinCho, Spb. Islanders, tp|uSports and Amazing Gaming mix crashed out in the group stage. DTS.chatrix, k23, forZe and Virtus.pro advance to the playoffs, being play double-elimination best-of-one-map.

Virtus.pro sent DTS.chatrix to the lower-bracket in the first round, with a 16-6 win on dust2. In second round, a win versus k23, secured Virtus.pro a spot in the final. In the meantime, DTS.chatrix had thought their way through the lower-bracket, defeating forZe and later k23. This made the Ukrainians able to try their luck with Virtus.pro once more.

First map nuke saw DTS.chatrix taking home a 12-3 lead as CT. Virtus.pro showed great CT play too, but just not enough to win the map. The Ukrainians won first map 16-13 and forced a second map to determine the winner. Second map inferno should be an even first half, seeing Virtus.pro taking home 9-6 as CT. DTS.chatrix went up with a 6-0 lead, but then the Russians started to enter those bombsites like a walk in the park. It all came down to the 30th round to determine whether it would be a tie or a win for Virtus.pro. It went down with a win to the Russian team, as the grabbed the last round to win 16-14.

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Virtus.pro hereby seem a lot more in shape, if it’s just a one-time show or the team will continue doing well, can be followed next week as they attend GameGune 2009.

Final Standings

1. Russia Virtus.pro - $5.000
2. Ukraine DTS.chatrix - $3.000
3. Kazakhstan k23 - $2.000
4. Russia forZe

Also DTS.chatrix will be on display at GameGune, while k23 will be traveling to e-Stars Seoul 2009, to represent Team East alongside WeMade FOX and TyLoo.
#1
World Fiter 
dts noobs n1 vp
2009-07-18 22:19
bo3 ? 1-1 OMG
2009-07-18 22:19
#7
Denmark Nix0n 
Double-elimination bracket.
2009-07-18 22:22
So DTS had to take 2 maps and Virtus only one?
2009-07-18 22:34
Correct.
2009-07-18 22:34
I can't find the thread about the redesign of hltv.org. When can you brind us with new fresh design? :D
2009-07-19 06:00
Uf, tough one. Could I design, it'd be done already. Sorry, but there is no ETA on a new design.
2009-07-19 06:04
<3 Nixon..:)
2009-07-20 13:28
#3
Lithuania fRls 
Nice to see Virtus pro back in good shape :)
2009-07-18 22:23
#68
Ukraine DREv 
what vp back, one win .... and
2009-07-19 18:36
FDE because, DTS from loosers
2009-07-18 22:20
#5
World Fiter 
+500
2009-07-18 22:21
LOLOL
2009-07-18 22:40
LOLOL? Look at date, be happy...
2009-07-19 11:56
#6
Russia dmfan 
Virtus.pro n1 i am very happy))yeah LeX is the best ROMJkE nice with awp -5
2009-07-18 22:22
LeX is an awesome awper too :) a legend.. i love his style
2009-07-19 16:53
#8
Sweden pita 
Nixon, im sure k23 with wemade and tyloo wont represent Team west :)))
2009-07-18 22:24
EAST THEN !
2009-07-18 22:26
#53
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Sweden Vilseledd 
haha well depends on how far west you go
2009-07-19 11:02
#9
Denmark xone 
A bit suprising result in my oppinion.. I really thought that DTS would have won easily.
2009-07-18 22:25
There were a lot of problems with organisation. All players (include DTS and VP) started to play in 9am and ended in the evening like in 11 pm with little time ti rest between matches. Computers lagged as hell and even crushed sometimes. There were moments when ping jumped to 50-90 (on the lan !) and the organisation failed to provide any hltv coverage till play-offs. So it's a very tough day for DTS&VP both teams where almost exhausted and unable to show their best game.
2009-07-19 19:14
cause HLTV and game servers IP were same. On the 'play-off' stage it's ok.
2009-07-20 11:21
#11
Estonia rEDv 
No DTS isnt that good ,Virtus.Pro playied good turnament
2009-07-18 22:29
final was great :)
2009-07-18 22:36
vp will show some good results in the future. They have great players..they just can´t suck with such a good lineup.
2009-07-18 22:43
Edward owned theim but ROMJkE & LeX are realy good :)
2009-07-18 22:51
#18
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Poland qater- 
DTS again lost to top russian team! I want to see them winning at GG 2k9
2009-07-18 22:52
BAD RULES ABOUT THE SCORES 1-1. I think this is not fare=)
2009-07-18 22:53
it's totally fair. otherwise DTS wouldn't even be in the final if there wasn't a looser bracket.
2009-07-19 00:48
gj v.pro
2009-07-18 22:56
nuke nice play
2009-07-18 22:57
vp back? :D gj
2009-07-18 23:00
really nice game by virtus. dts lost some crucial rounds by not rotating good as CT on inferno.
2009-07-18 23:05
YEEEEEAAAAHH Virtus.pro is back , it was hard final but they did it !!!!! nice VP !!!
2009-07-18 23:20
VP COME BACK ! GREAT!
2009-07-18 23:21
happy for VP
2009-07-18 23:23
#27
World ihLE 
VP gratz!!! Lex best player w8 top3 GG 2009
2009-07-18 23:34
nice by VP GL at gamegun
2009-07-18 23:52
#29
Spain kez- 
go LeX
2009-07-19 00:01
If you could judge by this match it should be a hell of a GameGune :D
2009-07-19 00:23
DTS have to improve on inf.. but GG vp
2009-07-19 00:28
vp, dts, k23 have slot for Arbalet Cup Europe. Arbalet Cup Europe announced today. It will be championship with 25k$ prize. proplay.ru/news/10484/ (on russian)
2009-07-19 00:37
proplay.ru/news/10484/
2009-07-19 01:56
Virtus.pro good job , keep it that way :s
2009-07-19 00:57
where is demo?
2009-07-19 00:59
VP nicEeeeee6a
2009-07-19 01:34
thats more like it :)
2009-07-19 02:50
I like DTS, a different team. DTS lose versus Virtus.pro. Could Virtus.pro hidden tactics to gamegune? Want a DTS triumphant team at GG.
2009-07-19 06:29
congratz Virtus.pro
2009-07-19 07:28
#44
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Singapore Nephalith 
Virtus.pro regains their crown as eastern euro's no.1 by just replacing Xenitron with Dio. XD
2009-07-19 07:51
That's was just a hidden tactics by DTS. At GG they will play real!
2009-07-19 09:57
haha
2009-07-19 10:26
lol, all u r so stupid who say DTS noobs... DTS played random, all tactics are prepared 4 GG. VP didnt show anything amazing. By the way DTS could miss their train, so they played not to win, but to finish it fast!
2009-07-19 10:12
Actually, that can be true...as Johnta said in the interview: "We have some special tactics prepared for GG and we won´t show them before the event."
2009-07-19 12:17
"DTS played Random..." ok then: Random VP > Random DTS )) it's interesting to see their hidden tactics on GG.. :DDD
2009-07-19 12:54
xaxa +1
2009-07-19 15:06
WOOOOOOOW :O , Gongratulations VP
2009-07-19 10:13
#51
Europe fab1 
heh :)
2009-07-19 10:39
<3 Virtus Pro
2009-07-19 10:48
woohoo
2009-07-19 11:16
i still think dts could have beaten them another day
2009-07-19 11:47
LeX is awesome
2009-07-19 12:00
i'd like to see Virtus.Pro on the top again plus LeX holding awp more often like in good, old times.. ;>
2009-07-19 16:54
agreed, hope too
2009-07-19 18:22
www.proplay.ru/gal/244/ photos from Arbalet cup
2009-07-19 20:05
The good game from VP!!!
2009-07-19 20:36
Lex & ROMJkE nice players GG but Dio out !!!!! VP cant play with this line up vs TOP 10 teams
2009-07-20 02:11
#74
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Singapore Nephalith 
Dio out? You must be insane.
2009-07-20 06:34
when DTS played the second map(inferno), till a train 40 minutes stayed them. but LeX very good game and gl VP at GG.
2009-07-20 10:28
GG Virtus Pro..:)
2009-07-20 13:30
Lex on height :^{
2009-07-20 14:31
Nice job Virtus.pro gl at GG
2009-07-20 22:39
gl vp lex hitman ;j
2009-07-21 08:08
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