AVANGAR squeeze past FURIA; Winstrike stun fnatic in Katowice

AVANGAR and Winstrike have moved into the 1-1 pool in the IEM Katowice's New Challengers Stage after beating FURIA and fnatic, respectively.

The match between AVANGAR and FURIA was played on Mirage, where the Brazilians got off to a great start as Counter-Terrorists, constantly shutting down the Kazakh side to go up 5-0.

Despite losing the next round, Kaike "KSCERATO" Cerato and co. strung three together without much effort, making it 8-1. AVANGAR responded well, however, winning every remaining round of the half to reduce the deficit to a narrow 7-8 score.

AVANGAR are now 1-1 in Katowice

Just like in the previous half, FURIA were the better side during the early stages, bringing the scoreline to 11-7. Still, AVANGAR picked up the next round with nothing but Deagles, eventually bringing the gap to a sole round once again.

The game then entered a chaotic stage with neither team being able to take control of the map, but AVANGAR would prevail at the final hurdle, sealing the deal at 16-14.

Matchpage
16
14
13th February 2019
16
Mirage
14
 AVANGAR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytovfitch 22 - 19 +3 81.2 1.33
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame 27 - 15 +12 81.8 1.32
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 20 - 17 +3 72.6 1.06
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' TurlybekovKrizzeN 19 - 19 0 65.0 0.99
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 16 - 22 -6 73.6 0.88
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO 20 - 14 +6 78.1 1.21
Brazil Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT 23 - 23 0 75.5 1.08
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI 18 - 18 0 69.5 0.99
Brazil Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda JuniorableJ 17 - 24 -7 60.6 0.78
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih 13 - 25 -12 58.1 0.65

On the secondary stream, Winstrike took control of proceedings as CTs on Train, winning a flawless pistol and the subsequent anti-eco, fnatic responded in their first gun round, but they were immediately reset by their opponents, who went on a dominant run.

Boombl4 played a key role for his team

In the 11th round, fnatic finally managed to break their opponents' streak, but they could not follow that up as Aurimas "Kvik" Kvakšys and Georgi "WorldEdit" Yaskin clutched a 2v3 post-plant situation. The CIS-based team was far too hot for Richard "Xizt" Landström's men to handle, and went on to take a dominant 13-2 half-time lead.

Now playing on the CT side, fnatic did not throw in the towel and rallied to a 9-13 score. However, a 1v3 clutch by Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov, followed by a triple-kill from WorldEdit, put Winstrike on match point, and the Russian side wrapped things up at 16-11 to take their first victory in Katowice, while the Swedes have plunged into despair as they are on the verge of elimination.

Matchpage
11
16
13th February 2019
11
Train
16
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 21 - 17 +4 75.0 1.09
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 17 - 20 -3 80.2 1.02
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 22 - 21 +1 79.9 0.96
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 14 - 20 -6 66.0 0.85
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 12 - 21 -9 52.8 0.67
 Winstrike K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4 22 - 14 +8 82.8 1.34
Russia Jan 'wayLander' RahkonenwayLander 23 - 18 +5 83.7 1.24
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' YaskinWorldEdit 21 - 17 +4 82.7 1.18
Lithuania Aurimas 'Kvik' KvakšysKvik 19 - 16 +3 75.3 1.02
Russia David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyann0rb3r7 14 - 21 -7 62.5 0.80
The New Challengers stage
Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
607
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1549
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1206
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Lithuania Aurimas 'Kvik' Kvakšys
Aurimas 'Kvik' Kvakšys
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
742
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
468
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.12
Jame is insane I wish, I was as good as he is... smh
2019-02-13 23:35
#2
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Argentina Macaca_Sinica 
OMG thanks furia for saving my pick'em and going 0-3. Brazilians never let me down😍 also fnatic LUL
2019-02-13 23:34
#3
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Mexico d0naldtrump 
lucky win kkkkkkkkk
2019-02-13 23:34
FURILUL
2019-02-14 04:40
Argentina scene must work hard for some 5 years before they can have a team geting eliminated 0-3 in the major.
2019-02-13 23:39
True
2019-02-13 23:45
#30
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Argentina Gontorgg 
+1
2019-02-13 23:52
#41
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
Ahaha, said like a god)))
2019-02-14 01:47
+1
2019-02-14 02:30
fnatic 2019
2019-02-13 23:34
#5
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Chile Zzalb 
ez for Jame
2019-02-13 23:35
#42
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
Winstrike - back to legends))
2019-02-14 01:48
Fnatic lmao
2019-02-13 23:35
#7
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United States Merk0 
LUL XD 3-0 team
2019-02-13 23:35
IMAGINE CHEERING FOR FURIA OMEGALUL BR SCENE
2019-02-13 23:35
#9
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Poland Julka 
Fnatic LUL
2019-02-13 23:36
#10
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
Second round is good for cis teams
2019-02-13 23:36
Damn Fnatic, what happened?
2019-02-13 23:36
OMG FURIA XD
2019-02-13 23:36
#15
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Lithuania SH4NKER 
expected ez victory 4 winstrike
2019-02-13 23:37
#26
Jame | 
Czech Republic sanjen 
Yes, they will qualify imo
2019-02-13 23:49
#27
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Lithuania SH4NKER 
personally dont have much faith in them going further, but it would be fun if they qualify
2019-02-13 23:50
#16
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Indonesia segopecel 
fnatic expectation-reality comparison
2019-02-13 23:38
#17
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
WANNA HEAR A JOKE? FNATIC IN 2019
2019-02-13 23:38
RIP PICKEM.
2019-02-13 23:38
#19
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Sweden AlexQ4 
Wtf is fnatic doing
2019-02-13 23:38
Rip three major champions
2019-02-13 23:40
#22
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Germany NiceC 
sign 5 year contract, just pug and ez money.
2019-02-13 23:40
#43
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
Same shit was for VirtusPro two years ago
2019-02-14 01:50
#23
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Ukraine w1nth 
R.I.P. fnatic pick BUT CIS STRONK <3333
2019-02-13 23:41
#29
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Brazil kaikatsuwa 
FURIA lose for himself this match... For fnatic, they REALLY need to start play seriously CS Ironic, both teams can be meet in 0-2 matches
2019-02-13 23:52
#34
fer | 
Brazil _Awper 
Himself? Furia is a person?!
2019-02-14 00:08
#31
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Brazil sprk1 
fnatic?? lol
2019-02-13 23:55
#32
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Sweden Cruxor 
Xizt trying so hard to carry noob JW and emotional unstable twist, but to hard to play 3 vs 7
2019-02-13 23:57
easy for boomble four
2019-02-14 00:04
#35
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Europe w1ntermu7e 
I hope Jame will be picked up soon by navi
2019-02-14 00:11
Fnatic is letting everyone down so hard
2019-02-14 00:16
#38
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India spiderCAKE 
what's happening with fnatic? hope they bounce back in next match.
2019-02-14 00:25
Some times I feel like a disappointment but then I remember at least I’m not as big of a disappointment as fnatic!
2019-02-14 00:51
#48
broky | 
Latvia dxnone 
lmao, i bet on them both times and i was 100% confident w bets, well fucc them i guess.
2019-02-14 08:18
#40
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Brazil |witcher| 
omg fnatic
2019-02-14 01:25
#46
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Luxembourg alex24 
lol fnatic 0-3 and i picked them for 3-0 :)) poor krimz, playing with t3 players against t5 teams pls move him to faze or C9
2019-02-14 07:19
Stun fnatic? Lmao expected
2019-02-14 07:29
#49
GuardiaN | 
Other Darge 
TACO made a 200iq move on JW (acting like he has actually 20 iq) and destroyed Fnatic for the major.
2019-02-14 08:27
#50
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World LeviathaNz 
That's an EZ karma for my boy JW. Don't talk smack if your ass can't handle it.
2019-02-14 08:36
the Swedes have plunged into despair as they are on the verge of elimination.
2019-02-14 08:46
rip fnatic
2019-02-14 14:10
#53
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
fnatic?
2019-02-14 14:19
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