Renegades defeat AVANGAR; ViCi upset fnatic in Katowice

Renegades took down AVANGAR on Train with a 16-8 scoreline, while ViCi shocked fnatic with a 16-9 win on Overpass.

After a 2-0 start on the CT side of Train, Renegades had some trouble establishing themselves early on, AVANGAR putting on the pressure in the first rifle rounds. However, the Australian team turned around a key 2v5 in round six, picking up pace after that.

AVANGAR won two more rounds in the middle of the half (6-4), but once again couldn't follow it up and build momentum after breaking the CT's economy. The battle of the AWPers went the way of Dzhami "Jame" Ali in round 13 as he took down Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai, and with that opening, AVANGAR managed to secure six rounds before the end of the half.

Gratisfaction held his own in the AWPing duel on Train

Renegades' pistol round split of the A bombsite saw the majority of their players pushing through B and then the Z connector to pinch onto the outer bombsite, and it worked out perfectly. Aaron "AZR" Ward's team then built on their lead by getting an eco round in early into the half, resetting the economy of the team from Kazakhstan and reaching a 13-7 scoreline. AVANGAR were forced to do their best with limited buys until the end of the game, but they weren't able to hold off against Renegades' well-executed splits and eventually went down 16-8.

Matchpage
16
8
13th February 2019
16
Train
8
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 24 - 14 +10 116.5 1.59
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 20 - 9 +11 59.5 1.35
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 18 - 12 +6 76.4 1.21
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 17 - 14 +3 83.1 1.20
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 10 - 13 -3 55.0 0.97
 AVANGAR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame 17 - 16 +1 79.9 1.13
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 17 - 17 0 72.5 1.00
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' TurlybekovKrizzeN 13 - 19 -6 70.3 0.82
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytovfitch 9 - 19 -10 40.2 0.52
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 6 - 18 -12 34.5 0.47

WingHei "Freeman" Cheung and Zhuo "advent" Liang getting a double each got the underdogs, ViCi, a good start on the CT side of Overpass. fnatic kept on the pressure in the ensuing rounds, but after the Swedes secured their first with a B site push, they were instantly returned upon with a force buy by ViCi. (5-1)

The score was 8-1 in favor of the Chinese side when fnatic finally found a foothold in the match thanks to Jesper "JW" Wecksell getting entry kills in back-to-back rounds. fnatic managed to brawl back to a 8-6 scoreline, surviving scary situations and dangerous flanks, before Andrew "Kaze" Khong clutched the last round of the half in a 1v1. (9-6)

ViCi kept fnatic on the back foot throughout the match

After losing their second pistol round of the map (11-6), fnatic managed to close out the first rifle round of the second half in their favor and started building some momentum on the defensive side, 11-8. ViCi responded quickly, with Kaze and advent's 2v3 cutch getting them on the edge of victory. (14-8) fnatic hold them off for a bit, but fumbled a 4v2 advantage, allowing the Chinese side to complete the upset

Matchpage
9
16
13th February 2019
9
Overpass
16
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 24 - 17 +7 110.8 1.46
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 18 - 21 -3 93.3 1.03
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 17 - 20 -3 60.8 1.00
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 16 - 20 -4 77.4 1.00
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 16 - 20 -4 65.2 0.78
 ViCi K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China Zhuo 'advent' Liangadvent 25 - 14 +11 88.6 1.51
China WeiJie 'zhokiNg' ZhongzhokiNg 26 - 20 +6 101.3 1.47
Malaysia Andrew 'Kaze' KhongKaze 20 - 17 +3 78.8 1.22
Hong Kong WingHei 'Freeman' CheungFreeman 18 - 19 -1 86.4 1.10
China ZhiHong 'aumaN' LiuaumaN 9 - 21 -12 61.2 0.67
The New Challengers stage
1W - 0L
0W - 1L
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
696
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.55
APR:
0.09
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
857
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Malaysia Andrew 'Kaze' Khong
Andrew 'Kaze' Khong
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
562
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Hong Kong WingHei 'Freeman' Cheung
WingHei 'Freeman' Cheung
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
640
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
661
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
China Zhuo 'advent' Liang
Zhuo 'advent' Liang
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
800
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1606
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#1
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Spain LilWayne 
RIP my pick'em 😥
2019-02-13 15:07
#32
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
EXPECTED tbh
2019-02-13 15:13
same
2019-02-13 15:14
DESERVED tbh
2019-02-13 15:14
If you picked ViCi for 0-3 or fnatic 3-0 you deserve it
2019-02-13 15:21
Yeah obviously it will be C9 who goes 3-0
2019-02-13 15:54
#84
NiKo | 
Finland FocusMen 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-13 16:13
#90
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Australia Slippin_Jimmy 
I picked ViCi for 0-3 and i would do it again, lucky win nothing else i bet my house they will bomb out with 1-3 score anyways
2019-02-13 16:26
How dumb are you
2019-02-13 16:32
good question actually
2019-02-13 16:33
As a Chinese fan I think ViCi may be knocked out with 1-3 record, but I wouldn't say that a match with 16-9 on the scoreboard could be a "lucky win" and undeserved.
2019-02-13 18:39
Lmao I just remembered this comment
2019-02-15 15:32
#59
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Armenia baitpolice 
rip everyone's pickem ez
2019-02-13 15:26
#75
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Turkey leame 
grayhound 0-3 ez
2019-02-13 15:44
U deserve it :D
2019-02-13 16:16
me too, so sad
2019-02-13 17:03
#2
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Canada YankeeM 
RIP Pick'em. 89% of the players chose fnatic or avangar as a 3-0 pick.
2019-02-13 15:08
Yes man rip
2019-02-13 15:10
#28
walle | 
Australia sini_ 
Choose a mediocre team for the 3-0 and chose the teams that are strongly favoured for your teams to go through. Cause then you have just lost a team that went through even though it wasn't a 3-0, after all all you need is 5 correct.
2019-02-13 15:12
#39
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Canada YankeeM 
That's why everyone chose avangar. I used this method since MLG Columbus
2019-02-13 15:14
#29
suNny | 
Finland m1skaa 
Why would anyone pick Avangar as a 3-0 pick
2019-02-13 15:12
#50
f0rest | 
Europe Pini_ 
See #28
2019-02-13 15:18
#64
suNny | 
Finland m1skaa 
Oh I see. But if you're looking to get a perfect score you wouldn't pick Avangar though.
2019-02-13 15:31
#95
f0rest | 
Europe Pini_ 
Ofc. but perfect score doesnt matter anymore for the pick'em
2019-02-13 16:33
I choose ViCi=3 in 3-0 prediction
2019-02-13 15:15
#74
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Indonesia segopecel 
wow, just wow and you choose greyhound 0-3
2019-02-13 15:44
No, i choose Fnatic in 0:3 prediction, because it's realy bad game on JW, Krimz and etc.
2019-02-14 10:54
i didnt choose fnatic 3-0 neither vici 0-3 😎
2019-02-13 15:15
#69
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Spain LilWayne 
furia is not better they will go 0-3
2019-02-13 15:35
and what has furia to do with what i said? 😎
2019-02-13 15:38
#62
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Russia _Chi_ 
i picked renegades for 3-0 XD
2019-02-13 15:29
#3
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Sweden fxzo 
rip most of pick em
2019-02-13 15:07
rip
2019-02-13 15:07
#5
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
gg
2019-02-13 15:07
#6
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Sweden yayer 
upset the planet*
2019-02-13 15:08
#7
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Australia JingleBells 
1iq who are saying rip pickems
2019-02-13 15:08
ez
2019-02-13 15:08
rip 0-3 pickems
2019-02-13 15:08
#20
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Sweden fnatic_flusha 
lol RIP both 0-3 and 3-0
2019-02-13 15:09
never put team you confident to go through on 3-0, safer to put them at bottom
2019-02-13 15:32
#10
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China KingFishQiu 
GOGO China Power!!
2019-02-13 15:08
#11
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Singapore FallBlade 
China numba one
2019-02-13 15:08
RIP 3-0 AND 0-3 :,V
2019-02-13 15:08
Lol
2019-02-13 15:08
#14
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Brazil fadefedora 
RIP 0-3
2019-02-13 15:08
#15
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Panama Cyain10 
CHINA NUMBA WAN
2019-02-13 15:08
#16
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Armenia deaft 
i picked fnatic as 3-0 and vici as 0-3 F
2019-02-13 15:08
#83
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Turkey Tormund1 
Same lol
2019-02-13 16:07
#17
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Finland NeekeriPeek 
ez vici
2019-02-13 15:08
#18
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Brazil vass28 
ez
2019-02-13 15:08
Hmm
2019-02-13 15:09
CN CS BEST CS!
2019-02-13 15:09
ez4ViCi
2019-02-13 15:10
China number 1. Nihao chun hua shum pi
2019-02-13 15:18
#24
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Spain elskio 
ez nrg3-0 and sprit 0-3
2019-02-13 15:10
+1
2019-02-13 15:12
nip, ence, cloud, fnatic, vitality, nrg come through, plz
2019-02-13 15:10
Flag doesn’t check out
2019-02-13 15:32
Navi win major, now?
2019-02-13 18:41
flag does check out
2019-02-13 18:53
#26
Summer | 
China SWhinX 
wtf
2019-02-13 15:10
The gearshifter
2019-02-13 15:11
#34
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China serdim 
hahah
2019-02-13 15:13
I think there is no one else who moves his mouse like zhoking. since 1999.
2019-02-13 15:15
No break forzhoking
2019-02-13 15:36
well played by vici gaming
2019-02-13 15:12
Nice, I put Vici to make it through and Avangar to be out
2019-02-13 15:13
RIP 90% of pickems
2019-02-13 15:13
Poor Krimz, should left this ended team.
2019-02-13 15:13
#38
shox | 
India iejesus 
rip pickem
2019-02-13 15:14
+1
2019-02-13 15:15
#40
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
Upset fnatic? all 200iqs saw it coming
2019-02-13 15:14
+1 vici not 0 3 expected too
2019-02-13 15:16
Mousejutsu too stronk for oink
2019-02-13 15:14
lmao i didnt even think that fnaticc will go 3 0 and vici 0 3
2019-02-13 15:16
#49
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Latvia latvianguy 
I chose ENCE as 3-0 and Grayhound as 0-3 so we safe.
2019-02-13 15:18
same here. EZ4ENCE
2019-02-13 15:33
AVANGAR ON LAN LULL
2019-02-13 15:19
#53
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United States KamaraD 
Lol but me don't pick fnatic and AVANGAR (Pick Renegades and ViCi Gaming 3-?) :D
2019-02-13 15:19
#54
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
yeeeeeeee
2019-02-13 15:19
Kaze should go back to NA and help his country get back on top
2019-02-13 15:20
kaze is not from NA wtf
2019-02-13 16:02
#106
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Germany VeryNaizGuy 
Wooosh
2019-02-13 18:51
Kaze is from Malaysia.
2019-02-13 16:56
I know yo nice playar
2019-02-13 20:49
#57
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China Alar1c 
VGNB
2019-02-13 15:21
#58
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United States StraWz 
I had ViCi going 0-3 and Fnatic going 3-0.
2019-02-13 15:25
I picked Vici as my 0-3 pick, though Fnatic sucks, so I didn't pick them as 3-0, luckily. Fucking seriously though, Fnatic? You lost to VICI GAMING?
2019-02-13 15:27
#61
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
save krimz
2019-02-13 15:28
I picked vici as 0-3 but renegades as 3-0 so not a perfect pick but not a awful one either
2019-02-13 15:30
GOLDN was the problem OMEGALUL
2019-02-13 15:32
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-13 15:38
#73
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Ukraine w1nth 
Oh fuck off......
2019-02-13 15:38
its like zhoking doing kung fu with his mouse
2019-02-13 15:46
#79
KRIMZ | 
United States KevinUSA 
lmao true
2019-02-13 15:57
#77
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Canada nikeewT 
At least renegades won so my 3-0 is still alive
2019-02-13 15:46
expected botnatic
2019-02-13 16:00
#81
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Australia t0rrent 
ez pickems
2019-02-13 16:00
Pls Grayhound 0-3
2019-02-13 16:24
#87
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African Union mikecool 
Asia minor representing well to start off with :) grayhound also put up a fight against c9, but c9 were the better team for sure.
2019-02-13 16:24
#89
s1mple | 
China fu22Y 
whoever pick vici 0-3 or fnatic 3-0 are morons. vici beats north 3-0 in minor playoff, and ence/nrg are much better than fnatic
2019-02-13 16:26
#91
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Indonesia youdelusional 
krimz renewed his contract for this? lul
2019-02-13 16:27
#96
blameF | 
North America inkrias 
2 of my pickems killed at once lmao
2019-02-13 16:35
#97
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Canada Awepro 
LOL. I picked vici 0-3 then changed it last night
2019-02-13 16:38
renegades 3-0 ez
2019-02-13 16:40
rip fnatic 3-0 pickem
2019-02-13 16:50
Rip pickem
2019-02-13 16:55
#103
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
vici 0-3 omegalul Ez for freeman
2019-02-13 17:14
Well played Dr. Freeman... What a Legend.
2019-02-13 22:59
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