Renegades, Vitality pick up victories at IEM Katowice

Renegades and Vitality are the first teams in the 1-0 pool at IEM Katowice after defeating ENCE and BIG, respectively.

Starting out as Terrorists on Inferno, Renegades took control of proceedings after winning the first pistol, which they followed up with the next round thanks to Justin "jks" Savage turning a 2v3 situation around. ENCE responded with just pistols, but the Australian side still managed to take a 4-1 lead, forcing the Finns to call a tactical pause.

ENCE tightened up their defense and eventually equalized the score at 4-4. Renegades then picked up their fifth round, but they were immediately reset by their opponents, who kept winning rounds until half-time to go up 10-5.

Renegades kicked off their IEM Katowice campaign on the right foot

Renegades started the second half well, with a successful CT pistol followed by a quad-kill by Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad to counter ENCE's force-buy. Despite ENCE resetting Renegades after winning two of the next three rounds, Aaron "AZR" Ward's men came fighting back, going on a massive run to close out the map at 16-13.

Matchpage
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20th February 2019
13
Inferno
16
 ENCE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Jere 'sergej' Salosergej 23 - 15 +8 74.8 1.28
Finland Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial 18 - 17 +1 64.0 0.99
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 19 - 22 -3 72.6 0.93
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 17 - 19 -2 65.4 0.91
Finland Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN 14 - 22 -8 70.2 0.88
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 30 - 17 +13 103.1 1.50
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 20 - 17 +3 72.9 1.12
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 15 - 18 -3 67.5 1.05
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 18 - 20 -2 62.4 0.94
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 12 - 19 -7 53.5 0.73

On the secondary stream, on Mirage, BIG got off to a great start as CTs, stringing four rounds together, in part thanks to Tizian "tiziaN" Feldbusch and Johannes "nex" Maget winning two 1v2 clutches. However, Vitality responded in convincing fashion, quickly levelling the score at 4-4.

Despite not buying weapons in the next round, BIG saw nex come up huge with a triple-kill in a 2v3 situation. Still, Vitality did not back down and lost only two more rounds, securing a narrow 8-7 half-time lead due to a four-round winning streak.

apEX led the way for Vitality with 30 frags

Vitality won the second pistol with doubles from Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut and Cédric "RpK" Guipouy, and the subsequent anti-eco to hit 10 rounds. In the first gun round, nex and Fatih "gob b" Dayik found a triple and a double-kill, respectively, inspiring BIG to hit double-digits as well. That was not enough to stop Vitality, however, as the Frenchmen went on to seal the deal at 16-11.

Germany
Matchpage
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20th February 2019
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Mirage
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 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Johannes 'nex' Magetnex 22 - 20 +2 95.9 1.29
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 24 - 24 0 90.4 1.10
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayikgob b 15 - 24 -9 67.2 0.76
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 11 - 26 -15 69.4 0.56
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 12 - 22 -10 32.0 0.51
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 30 - 15 +15 115.0 1.81
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 27 - 15 +12 107.3 1.64
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 29 - 16 +13 105.6 1.59
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 19 - 18 +1 73.8 1.06
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 11 - 20 -9 54.0 0.69
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1241
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
851
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Tizian 'tiziaN' Feldbusch
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1110
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.30
Maps played:
541
KPR:
0.87
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
848
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
975
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Germany Johannes 'nex' Maget
Johannes 'nex' Maget
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1041
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
884
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Zyw 😎😎 > Xantaclaus Gratisf😎ction > Bot Allu EZ FOR RENEGODS
2019-02-20 14:17
#14
tweeday | 
New Zealand Rabb5t 
Xantaclaus lul
2019-02-20 14:18
#56
kioShiMa | 
Europe sejtn 
+1 That made my day.
2019-02-20 14:28
F to pay respect for Renegades V for victory to pay respect to Vitality EZ2LOSE4ENCE to pay disrespect for ENCE NOT BIG such DICK to pay disrespsct to BIG
2019-02-20 14:21
AU carried by EU
2019-02-20 14:24
#50
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Sweden Unluko 
LOL NICE NAME HAHAHAHAHA
2019-02-20 14:26
#2
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
nice Not so EZ4ENCE
2019-02-20 14:18
raiz
2019-02-20 14:17
-RAIZ
2019-02-20 14:18
F
2019-02-20 14:31
RAIZ LOX
2019-02-20 15:42
#6
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Germany Youngnibba 
Rib
2019-02-20 14:17
#8
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India spiderCAKE 
lultares and lulce
2019-02-20 14:17
#NOT EZ4ENCE
2019-02-20 14:18
#10
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Dominican Republic Sawtelle 
EZ4RENEGADES
2019-02-20 14:17
#11
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United Kingdom Alex_Reeve 
Gawd
2019-02-20 14:17
#13
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Canada herocoolzzz 
rip 3-0
2019-02-20 14:18
S
2019-02-20 14:18
NotEz4Ence XD
2019-02-20 14:19
#19
ZywOo | 
Canada pain^ 
vitality 3-0
2019-02-20 14:18
#20
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France Azowel 
ez4ence? LUL
2019-02-20 14:18
#21
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Switzerland Tiiger 
EZ FOR RENEGADES
2019-02-20 14:18
#105
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Australia CaZeR01 
I have them down for 3-0 xd
2019-02-20 21:24
#22
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France iNolake 
Vitality <3
2019-02-20 14:18
V for Victory
2019-02-20 14:21
ez4gratata
2019-02-20 14:18
2015 apex and 2011 tank. Vitality <3
2019-02-20 14:19
#49
apEX | 
Malaysia kiosaken 
don haci's tweet, no?
2019-02-20 14:26
#85
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United Kingdom Denim2k 
Nab or get nabbed
2019-02-20 15:13
#27
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France DesmondHumes 
RIP TURKISH AND GERMAN FANS EZ 4 THE TANK, R-APEX AND ZINEDINE ZYWOO
2019-02-20 14:19
LE TANK>>>>XANTANOOB
2019-02-20 14:19
zinedine zywoo. +1 for that
2019-02-20 14:26
#29
fnx | 
Europe Taehyung 
XANTARES KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2019-02-20 14:19
#30
TACO | 
Brazil gabriezz1 
Xantares overrated LUL
2019-02-20 14:19
EZ CARRY for aPEZ, EZyWOo, RPTANK, & ALEZ (NBTANK wake up !) =)
2019-02-20 14:19
3-2 renegades 1-3 zywhotality Mark my words 1-3 big 2-3 ence
2019-02-20 14:20
That knife tho
2019-02-20 14:20
#35
ZywOo | 
France AdiWax 
Ez for Rapex
2019-02-20 14:20
#36
shox | 
India iejesus 
F
2019-02-20 14:21
Expected Big would be defeated by Vitality Really want to watch the match of Astrails VS Vitality on NUKE
2019-02-20 14:23
BAD MAP PICK FOR BIG
2019-02-20 14:24
#43
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African Union mikecool 
YTB lets go!
2019-02-20 14:24
#55
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Brazil millerjmatos 
Expected
2019-02-20 14:28
#59
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Brazil jstrr 
fuck, I picked big over vitality regretted it already also why was I banned
2019-02-20 14:29
#62
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Denmark Xipingu 
Seriously BiG... you won’t qualify then glhf bots LUL
2019-02-20 14:30
astralis wont qualify neither bro
2019-02-20 14:58
#84
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World breezy0 
won't... either*
2019-02-20 15:09
thanks bro
2019-02-20 15:15
#103
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Denmark Xipingu 
Bookmarked.
2019-02-20 16:51
xantares on lan big 0-3 sadly
2019-02-20 14:30
#66
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Brazil Charizaldo 
onlineTARES
2019-02-20 14:32
#67
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Europe lalt 
Hm.. who got higher seed now, BIG or ENCE? How that elo works out? Just curious who will play against Complexity next.
2019-02-20 14:33
#72
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Australia starpyur 
Pretty sure Ence will have the higher seeding as they lost to a higher player seeded team while Big lost to Vitality who is a lower ranked team. Ence lost to renegades 8 lost to 9 Big lost to Vitality 7 lost to 10
2019-02-20 14:40
#70
Jame | 
Israel uffiez 
AU carried by EU, expected
2019-02-20 14:37
#73
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Australia SUNSPY 
ez clap
2019-02-20 14:45
Renegades bootcamp with black widow shots and joey fur on their gaming chairs
2019-02-20 14:48
xantares on lan xD
2019-02-20 14:55
First time in a long time for jkaem to go big.
2019-02-20 14:55
ez 4 ma boy jkaem
2019-02-20 14:57
#81
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Finland santedek 
he is so good
2019-02-20 15:00
ez4vita hard4ence EXPECTED
2019-02-20 14:59
#82
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Finland santedek 
lets see who will go to champions stage :))
2019-02-20 15:00
Xantares died in 26 out of 27 rounds omegalul
2019-02-20 15:06
#89
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United States Rambeard 
RNG has been so good as of late. Ever since that roster change.
2019-02-20 15:16
#90
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Poland Hell2k 
reneboys come on 3-0 and ez playoffs
2019-02-20 15:16
nice
2019-02-20 15:17
#92
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Korea zkoin 
Good bye major pick'em BIG 3-0
2019-02-20 15:17
#93
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Turkey Tormund1 
Why did you even pick big
2019-02-20 15:24
#107
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Korea zkoin 
Because I didnt change my pick before close
2019-02-22 14:09
Hahaha Xantares is so bad XD
2019-02-20 15:32
ENCE LUL
2019-02-20 15:37
Baguettes won Sauerkraut
2019-02-20 15:50
bıg vs ence i hope
2019-02-20 15:54
#101
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India KaiserGene 
Ez for Zywootality 😎
2019-02-20 16:19
#102
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Norway beastin 
Jkaem has been so good lately, LANTARES jeez.
2019-02-20 16:49
HARD4ENCE XANTARES LUL
2019-02-20 18:34
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