AVANGAR beat G2; Vitality dismantle Vega Squadron in Katowice

AVANGAR and Vitality have moved into the 2-1 pool in the New Challengers Stage at IEM Katowice after defeating G2 and Vega Squadron, respectively.

On Overpass, G2 battled it out against AVANGAR, who picked up a quick 3-0 lead as Terrorists. The French side looked set to win their first in the next round, but Bektiyar "fitch" Bahytov countered them with a quad-kill which included a 1v2 clutch.

G2 then bagged their first round, but they were immediately reset by AVANGAR, who strolled to a 7-1 lead without much effort. Things were starting to look awkward for the French side, but a late resurgence saw them pick up three more rounds before the break.

AVANGAR are one victory away from qualifying for the next stage at IEM Katowice

G2 came into the second half with all guns blazing, stringing four rounds together to reduce the deficit to 8-11. Their efforts were in vain, however, as AVANGAR tightened up their defense from that moment, losing just two more rounds before sealing the deal at 16-10.

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14th February 2019
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Overpass
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 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 21 - 18 +3 94.8 1.23
France Lucas 'Lucky' ChastangLucky 14 - 14 0 54.3 0.87
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 13 - 19 -6 60.2 0.84
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 9 - 20 -11 48.0 0.63
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 8 - 21 -13 37.5 0.45
 AVANGAR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 27 - 12 +15 105.4 1.78
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytovfitch 22 - 14 +8 83.1 1.39
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame 13 - 8 +5 55.6 1.17
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 17 - 13 +4 75.0 1.15
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' TurlybekovKrizzeN 13 - 18 -5 62.7 0.98

The match between Vitality and Vega Squadron was also played on Overpass, where doubles from Dan "apEX" Madesclaire and Alex "ALEX" McMeekin helped the Frenchmen to win their CT pistol. Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt's men remained in control from that point, constantly shutting down their opponents to pick up a crushing 14-1 half-time lead.

In the second half, Vitality refused to take their foot off the gas, and, after winning a flawless pistol, they quickly put the game to bed, with NBK- topping the scoreboard with a 2.31 rating.

 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 23 - 3 +20 131.4 2.31
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 17 - 4 +13 86.9 1.74
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 17 - 5 +12 100.8 1.65
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 13 - 6 +7 82.2 1.59
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 13 - 5 +8 84.3 1.36
 Vega Squadron K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Anton 'tonyblack' Kolesnikovtonyblack 6 - 17 -11 35.8 0.33
Ukraine Igor 'crush' Shevchenkocrush 3 - 16 -13 34.5 0.32
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper 5 - 16 -11 40.6 0.32
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' ChervakjR 6 - 17 -11 47.9 0.31
Russia Pavel 'hutji' Lashkovhutji 3 - 17 -14 45.8 0.21
The New Challengers stage
2W - 1L
1W - 2L
France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1635
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
567
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
866
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1469
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
get rekt vega
2019-02-14 14:15
vega with their best m16r impression
2019-02-14 14:16
#51
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Austria shaakeh 
Rip
2019-02-14 15:07
#6
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-02-14 14:16
#2
TeSeS | 
Finland gassed 
S
2019-02-14 14:15
#3
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
vega squ1dron
2019-02-14 14:15
#5
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France FanchD 
NBKING EZ
2019-02-14 14:16
#7
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Czech Republic Rewask 
zywoo onliner btw
2019-02-14 14:16
#8
Snax | 
United Kingdom LFX 
ez
2019-02-14 14:16
hutji top 1
2019-02-14 14:16
#10
buster | 
Kazakhstan Madf0ru 
OMG
2019-02-14 14:17
#11
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France kNRD^ 
G2 omegalulz.
2019-02-14 14:17
All Vitality players are so inconsistent, especially NBK lol. One game he looks like a god, then he chokes terribly. They should qualify to the next stage now though
2019-02-14 14:17
he doesnt choke he just need "money"
2019-02-14 14:21
#40
ZywOo | 
Europe PowwneD 
They got rekt on the first match, win barely the second then rekt the third opponent, feel like they just entered in the tournament
2019-02-14 14:47
French cs is known for its slow starts
2019-02-14 14:58
+1
2019-02-14 15:29
I'm not talking about major only
2019-02-14 16:13
#59
ZywOo | 
Europe PowwneD 
If you look at the two past event they played on, there was the Minor where ALEX had 10 days to pracc so he wasn't prepared enough at this moment. Then you look at the lock'n'load tournament where they had more time to prepare, they didn't lose any maps against tier 3 on playoffs, 5/5 win on MDL, now 16-1 against Vega, they just prove that they weren't on the good mindset on the first day and really entering on a good phase now imo.
2019-02-14 17:46
#13
shroud | 
Europe zmjtvca 
POG
2019-02-14 14:17
vitality made love to vega
2019-02-14 14:17
#24
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United Kingdom Crypt1cSV 
:D
2019-02-14 14:21
#15
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Europe b7ack0ut 
ez
2019-02-14 14:17
Vega Squ1dron
2019-02-14 14:18
G2 iksdee
2019-02-14 14:18
#18
ZywOo | 
France bjjthibz 
"Trash Vitality" "disband" "zywoo onliner" hello there
2019-02-14 14:19
Zywoo is a cheater, not an onliner
2019-02-14 14:32
#31
ZywOo | 
France bjjthibz 
let me guess, simple fan ?
2019-02-14 14:33
sh1tple? never
2019-02-14 14:39
#34
ZywOo | 
France bjjthibz 
then why do you hate zywoo ? obviously not a cheater just a young very talented guy, why hating him ?
2019-02-14 14:42
I saw a lot videos of him - clear cheater
2019-02-14 14:48
#42
ZywOo | 
France bjjthibz 
are u that type of guys reporting literally everyone being better than them when playing ?
2019-02-14 14:52
Zywoo is obvious (like flusha back in the days)
2019-02-14 14:58
#46
ZywOo | 
France bjjthibz 
i aren't think that
2019-02-14 14:59
low IQ
2019-02-14 14:59
#48
ZywOo | 
France bjjthibz 
Sh*t you got me
2019-02-14 15:00
ez
2019-02-14 15:05
Even other pros players call him that : youtube.com/watch?v=-1AITswZUPA
2019-02-14 16:00
#58
ZywOo | 
France bjjthibz 
Yeah when getting killed, just raging as you and me playing MM.
2019-02-14 16:36
#19
XeqtR | 
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
vega 3-0 omegalul
2019-02-14 14:19
0.21-0.33 rating xDDD
2019-02-14 14:20
NBK, 23-3, wtf
2019-02-14 14:20
VITA > G2
2019-02-14 14:21
#29
ZywOo | 
France bjjthibz 
please stop doin that, french scene needs french fans to be intelligent enough to support its 2 teams at a major ! other country guys are already being good at laughing at us ..
2019-02-14 14:30
+11111111111
2019-02-14 14:43
#54
ZywOo | 
Europe PowwneD 
It's a fact, I cheer for both teams but Vitality is way stronger
2019-02-14 15:51
Disband g2 or kick botyy, unLucky
2019-02-14 14:21
and jackz pretty useless
2019-02-14 14:21
#50
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Switzerland RU!N 
it seems that u watched only the last game of g2
2019-02-14 15:06
God NBK
2019-02-14 14:24
#28
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Hungary HunsOrdkazakh 
Avangar gg golden ord
2019-02-14 14:30
#32
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Brazil millerjmatos 
DISMANTLE
2019-02-14 14:36
Vitality rape vega
2019-02-14 14:44
#37
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Poland SalamiXg0d 
G2 disband plz
2019-02-14 14:45
V16-1GA
2019-02-14 14:46
#39
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Sweden Zlatanist 
NBK equal amount of kills as whole Vega lul
2019-02-14 14:46
G2 lul
2019-02-14 14:54
#53
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Australia SUNSPY 
NBK 23-3 131.4 adr 2.31 rating No prize for guessing what site he plays LUL gg vodkas
2019-02-14 15:33
I wonder how many time we had this kd or better in majors.
2019-02-14 16:19
Vega combined had 23 kills, lol.
2019-02-15 09:20
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