G2 beat Vega Squadron; ENCE defeat Spirit in Katowice

G2 secured a 16-14 victory against Vega Squadron on Cache while ENCE beat Spirit 16-10 on Nuke at IEM Katowice's New Challengers Stage.

The game between G2 and Vega Squadron kicked off with the French team on the CT-side where Kenny "kennyS" Schrub defended the A-site with a quad kill to win the pistol round. Vega Squadron came back from 3-0 to take the lead and extended it to 6-3 as Dmitriy "jR" Chervak clutched a 1vs1.

G2's three round streak made it 6-6 but the French side were unable to go ahead as Igor "crush" Shevchenko won a 1vs1 post plant in the 13th round. The Russian team found two early kills by pushing Middle in the next round, picking up their eighth. Vega Squadron triumphed in the last round of the half, which they finished with a 9-6 lead.

kennyS was impressive against Vega Squadron

Richard "shox" Papillon & company won four of the first five rounds to start the second half, tying the game at 10-10. kennyS stepped up in the 27th round, putting G2 ahead with a triple kill in a 2vs3 (14-13). The French team closed it out in the 30th round by winning a 2vs2 post-plant on the B-site to take the 16-14 victory.

France
Matchpage
16
14
13th February 2019
16
Cache
14
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 26 - 19 +7 98.4 1.47
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 29 - 15 +14 85.7 1.41
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 23 - 17 +6 92.1 1.28
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 20 - 20 0 73.5 1.05
France Lucas 'Lucky' ChastangLucky 20 - 18 +2 67.9 1.03
 Vega Squadron K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Igor 'crush' Shevchenkocrush 25 - 20 +5 79.6 1.27
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' ChervakjR 22 - 22 0 81.6 1.21
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper 18 - 27 -9 71.2 0.77
Russia Pavel 'hutji' Lashkovhutji 14 - 25 -11 62.9 0.69
Russia Anton 'tonyblack' Kolesnikovtonyblack 10 - 24 -14 38.0 0.46

ENCE and Spirit squared off on Nuke where the Finns managed to secure the first two rounds on the T-side. Spirit hit back in the first weapon round but ENCE made it 3-1 after Sami "xseveN" Laasanen picked up a double kill to prevent the defuse in the following round.

Spirit caught up to ENCE after a successful smoke defuse in the eighth round and took the lead as they shut down ENCE's A-site push a round later (5-4). Aleksi "allu" Jalli's team went on a five round streak to close out the half 9-6 ahead.

ENCE looked comfortable against Spirit

Jere "sergej" Salo picked up a quick triple kill in the second pistol to make it 10-6. Pavel "COLDYY1" Veklenko clutched a 1vs1 and got a double kill in a 2vs3 in consecutive rounds to keep Spirit in the game. ENCE earned five match points after extending their lead to 15-10 and finished it off quickly with allu's 1vs2 clutch in the 26th round.

Matchpage
16
10
13th February 2019
16
Nuke
10
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN 22 - 14 +8 75.2 1.25
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salosergej 21 - 19 +2 94.8 1.24
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 20 - 16 +4 87.7 1.17
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 18 - 16 +2 65.2 1.02
Finland Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial 14 - 21 -7 73.2 0.93
 Spirit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Vadim 'DavCost' VasilyevDavCost 21 - 15 +6 85.6 1.27
Russia Dmitry 'S0tF1k' ForostyankoS0tF1k 21 - 20 +1 93.5 1.18
Ukraine Pavel 'COLDYY1' VeklenkoCOLDYY1 17 - 20 -3 84.0 1.05
Ukraine Viktor 'somedieyoung' Orudjevsomedieyoung 18 - 20 -2 69.1 0.88
Russia Dmitriy 'Dima' BandurkaDima 8 - 20 -12 37.5 0.58
The New Challengers stage
Finland Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
870
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
489
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Ukraine Igor 'crush' Shevchenko
Igor 'crush' Shevchenko
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
560
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1391
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Ukraine Pavel 'COLDYY1' Veklenko
Pavel 'COLDYY1' Veklenko
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
947
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salo
Jere 'sergej' Salo
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
529
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1584
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#1
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Argentina Macaca_Sinica 
kennyS GOAT of all time!
2019-02-13 17:46
#3
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
expected2
2019-02-13 17:46
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-13 17:46
who needs scoreboards?
2019-02-13 17:46
#10
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Ukraine s1v9mple 
misread
2019-02-13 17:47
#23
shox | 
India iejesus 
+1
2019-02-13 17:54
+1
2019-02-13 17:59
#33
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Brazil Whillpull 
Greatest of all time of all time
2019-02-13 18:06
Respect ENCE as the only favorite that didnt throw the game/handicap
2019-02-13 17:46
g2, TyLoo, c9?
2019-02-13 18:01
#41
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Romania decis1ve 
g2, tyloo were never the favorites :))))
2019-02-13 19:09
Dude, cloud9 had a hard time against grayhound ffs :D
2019-02-13 19:43
#4
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Israel DonowurName 
What a comeback from noob2!
2019-02-13 17:46
#22
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France CriiZiX 
I love isrealian teams too. Oh wait...
2019-02-13 17:51
#24
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Israel DonowurName 
Tilting someone - check
2019-02-13 17:54
#35
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Iceland fatboislim 
not even hard to tilt french fangays these days
2019-02-13 18:07
#36
kuben | 
CIS mikj 
It's easier for anyone to tilt french fans, rather than for noob2 to win any game
2019-02-13 18:19
#43
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France CriiZiX 
Lol noone tilted me. It just make me laugh when casual players judge PRO players. Go on the competitive scene and try to do better before saying noob. Noobs
2019-02-14 00:29
#44
kuben | 
CIS mikj 
You don't have to be a cook, to know that soup is too salty.
2019-02-14 00:36
GG EZ
2019-02-13 17:46
#8
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United States Toxsick11 
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-13 17:46
#9
 | 
Finland Abdiqadirosman 
Stats ty
2019-02-13 17:46
#11
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Finland Smoonah 
ez4ence
2019-02-13 17:46
Hello hltv scoreboard please..
2019-02-13 17:48
ESL won't let them
2019-02-13 17:48
#34
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Finland Kuiva_Simo 
Ya, for some stupido ass security reason. I bet they just sold them to fb In the deal.
2019-02-13 18:06
EZ 4 ?
2019-02-13 17:48
SO EASY MAJOR FOR FINNISH ELECTRONIC SPORTS ORGANISATION CALLED ENCE E-SPORTS FROM COUNTRY FINLAND STARRING GOD ALLU AS THE MOST CONSISTENT AWPER FROM FINLAND ALSO KNOWN AS BOT ALLU ALSO KNOWN AS ALLUL, SERGEJ AS THE MOST PROMISING YOUNG PLAYER FROM FINLAND ALSO KNOWN AS SIR GAY AND OTHER THREE ALSO KNOWN AS WHO? #EZ4ENCE
2019-02-13 17:48
Still mad because of Simo?
2019-02-13 17:50
what
2019-02-13 17:57
#16
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Lithuania SH4NKER 
rip my 3-0 pick vega squadron, so close :(
2019-02-13 17:49
#37
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Moldova AJollyDoge 
I get it, G2 is doing really bad, but no they wont lose to Vega.
2019-02-13 18:24
#39
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Lithuania SH4NKER 
nah i just legit have vega as 3-0
2019-02-13 18:38
same 4 me, i understand the mentality, these french fucks decided to show up at the wrong match FeelsBadMan
2019-02-14 02:08
#46
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Lithuania SH4NKER 
+1
2019-02-14 10:58
good
2019-02-13 17:49
#18
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China Rynaki 
It was a good effort by Spirit, didn't give up even after losing CT Nuke 6-9. GGWP for ENCE!
2019-02-13 17:50
#21
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Finland mikkosuom 
youtube.com/watch?v=cgvdn64ka_w the verkkars - ez4ence
2019-02-13 17:51
GGWP G2 #G2WIN
2019-02-13 17:56
#26
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
OMG kennyS
2019-02-13 17:57
#28
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Sweden godname 
KENNY GOD 2014?
2019-02-13 17:57
#30
s1mple | 
Russia fnyke 
CIS power my ass xd
2019-02-13 18:01
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-13 18:03
RIP my 3-0
2019-02-13 18:35
suddelnly bodyyy can frag and its a win for g2
2019-02-13 18:39
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