Vitality, NiP go 2-1 in Katowice

Vitality and NiP have moved into the 2-1 pool in IEM Katowice's New Legends Stage after defeating Cloud9 and HellRaisers, respectively.

The Mirage match between Vitality, who were playing this map for the third consecutive time in this stage, and Cloud9 kicked off with Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro finding a triple-kill to stop a retake from the defense. After building up their economy, the Frenchmen quickly levelled the score at 3-3.

Cloud9 still won two of the next four, but they simply could not capitalize on their successful rounds, with Vitality bagging a 9-6 half-time lead fairly easily.

Vitality are one victory away from qualifying for the next stage

Just like in the first half, Zellsis came up huge in the pistol round, this time around with a quad-kill, setting his team up for a three-round streak. The 20-year-old then could not stop a B execution with just pistols, however, and Vitality kept breaking through the defense after that, bringing the scoreline to 13-9.

Cloud9 did not back down and strung four rounds together to restore parity in the match. Vitality seemed set to take the lead in the following round with nothing but pistols, but Robin "flusha" Rönnquist pulled off a 1v4 post-plant clutch. Still, Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt's men won the next round, leaving Cloud9 cash-strapped and ultimately unable to keep the French side from running away with the match.

Matchpage
16
14
21st February 2019
16
Mirage
14
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 26 - 21 +5 97.4 1.43
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 24 - 22 +2 96.7 1.13
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 22 - 22 0 70.9 1.00
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 17 - 17 0 56.8 0.90
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 17 - 21 -4 62.6 0.86
 Cloud9 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 27 - 24 +3 105.7 1.37
United States Jordan 'Zellsis' MontemurroZellsis 24 - 20 +4 75.6 1.14
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 20 - 20 0 63.0 1.01
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 17 - 19 -2 59.4 0.94
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 15 - 23 -8 67.4 0.79

Starting out as Counter-Terrorists on Overpass, NiP picked up the pistol round on the back of a clean quad-kill from Fredrik "REZ" Sterner, with the Swedes following that up with the subsequent anti-ecos and the first gun round to go up 4-0. Even though HellRaisers then won a near-flawless round, they were immediately countered by Dennis "dennis" Edman's troops.

It was only in the 13th round that HellRaisers managed to get their second round on the board thanks to a successful 1v2 from Bence "DeadFox" Böröcz, but NiP would not let them win any more rounds until half-time.

NiP are one win away from the playoffs

Özgür "woxic" Eker opened up the action in the second half with a quad-kill, inspiring HellRaisers to make a slight comeback, but that was simply too little, too late, as NiP responded on a shoddy buy before putting together a string of rounds to wrap things up.

Sweden
Matchpage
16
5
21st February 2019
16
Overpass
5
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 25 - 8 +17 100.4 1.78
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 22 - 12 +10 102.6 1.53
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 16 - 12 +4 92.6 1.29
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 13 - 11 +2 80.1 1.16
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 10 - 7 +3 53.3 1.05
 HellRaisers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic 17 - 17 0 91.0 1.05
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' BöröczDeadFox 15 - 17 -2 87.6 1.04
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA 8 - 17 -9 46.4 0.54
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1 5 - 18 -13 38.5 0.42
Kazakhstan Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit 4 - 17 -13 38.2 0.37
The New Legends stage
France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1515
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Jordan 'Zellsis' Montemurro
Jordan 'Zellsis' Montemurro
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
423
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
939
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' Böröcz
Bence 'DeadFox' Böröcz
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
804
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
603
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Fredrik 'REZ' Sterner
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
750
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1447
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Nip will win the major nt clown9 but not even flusha can carry NA bots 🙂
2019-02-21 15:45
+1 NA just not good enough 😎
2019-02-21 15:46
#10
M | 
Sweden Unluko 
C9 1 major FaZe 0 majors
2019-02-21 15:46
#27
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Austria shaakeh 
expecto 😎
2019-02-21 15:51
#49
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Chile Lionel_Hutz 
patronum 😎
2019-02-21 17:19
Lmao big is about to fly back to germany pretty soon, cya German bots
2019-02-21 15:48
#7
M | 
Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-02-21 15:46
#11
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Turkey midgetim 
+1
2019-02-21 15:46
#13
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Slovakia Akos 
Cool
2019-02-21 15:46
#46
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New Zealand albertokay 
NOt really
2019-02-21 17:10
Why are all Swedish teams so bad but Swedish players so good
2019-02-21 15:47
Cause the good players leave all the time
2019-02-21 16:04
+1
2019-02-21 15:56
#37
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Singapore Ndev0r 
+1
2019-02-21 16:17
This result does NOT matter because BIG will rekt m16r
2019-02-21 15:45
how? if they will be eliminated by ENCE?
2019-02-21 16:08
ENCE OMEGALUL
2019-02-21 16:24
Nice Try
2019-02-21 19:09
BIG 4-3 ez major
2019-02-21 19:09
#45
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Brazil Felipebrze 
+1
2019-02-21 17:09
ENCE LUL
2019-02-21 17:17
#52
f0rest | 
Sweden Jnordz 
Big is a big joke, rofl mao ez for ence
2019-02-21 18:56
#3
suNny | 
India S1ayR 
Vitality has the top performance and beaten the teams supposedly better than them. They managed to take Navi game to double OT.
2019-02-21 15:47
Navi throwing with weird buy
2019-02-21 15:48
Yeah they are extremely good no doubt about that, I just hope C9 can win these next bo3’s
2019-02-21 15:49
#4
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Sweden skagge 
love
2019-02-21 15:45
#5
TACO | 
Brazil SUVACO 
TACO GOAT
2019-02-21 15:45
free woxic
2019-02-21 15:46
#9
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Sweden Lindhan 
ez 4 nipperino
2019-02-21 15:46
Rez god
2019-02-21 15:46
#14
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India Bob__ 
Ez
2019-02-21 15:46
#16
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
NBK still going strong somehow ...
2019-02-21 15:47
#17
flamie | 
Asia fofuu 
GG
2019-02-21 15:47
#18
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Poland Kain_aj 
😎😎😎😎😎Zywoo>>Sergej 😎😎😎😎😎
2019-02-21 15:47
#30
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
yeet👌👌👌👌👌
2019-02-21 15:57
2-1 to 2-3 this teams mark my word.
2019-02-21 15:47
EN AI PI! What a story...
2019-02-21 15:48
#23
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
GG NiP
2019-02-21 15:49
Why are Pick'Ems dead
2019-02-21 15:50
expected
2019-02-21 15:50
#28
shox | 
Vietnam buai 
Rip pick'em
2019-02-21 15:52
#31
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
EZ for Vitality, BO3 is gonna be against Renegades EZ win😎
2019-02-21 15:57
#36
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Norway analpain1337 
Astralis wont win vs renegades
2019-02-21 16:13
#50
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_ 
Starting to believe aswell
2019-02-21 17:26
#32
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United States DoverDemon 
Nt for ZellsGod
2019-02-21 16:01
#35
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Norway analpain1337 
Shuld have been 3-0 IF liquid didnt use Trump magic
2019-02-21 16:12
#39
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United States DervGuy 
"I have to say a lot of people have been asking this question. No, really. A lot of people come up to me and they ask me. They say, "What's 2+2"? And I tell them look, we know what 2+2 is. We've had almost eight years of the worst kind of math you can imagine. Oh my god, I can't believe it. Addition and subtraction of the 1s the 2s and the 3s. Its terrible. Its just terrible. Look, if you want to know what 2+2 is, do you want to know what 2+2 is? I'll tell you. First of all the number 2, by the way I love the number 2. It's probably my favorite number, no it is my favorite number. You know what, it's probably more like the number two but with a lot of zeros behind it. A lot. If I'm being honest, I mean, if I'm being honest. I like a lot of zeros. Except for Marco Rubio, now he's a zero that I don't like. Though, I probably shouldn't say that. He's a nice guy but he's like, "10101000101", on and on, like that. He's like a computer! You know what I mean? He's like a computer. I don't know. I mean, you know. So, we have all these numbers and we can add them and subtract them and add them. TIMES them even. Did you know that? We can times them OR divide them, they don't tell you that, and I'll tell you, no one is better at the order of operations than me. You wouldn't believe it. That I can tell you. So, we're gonna be the best on 2+2, believe me. OK? Alright.
2019-02-21 16:21
#38
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United States DervGuy 
Please save Autimatic
2019-02-21 16:20
#40
FalleN | 
Lithuania Vaiter3 
Net ruk beri Aug
2019-02-21 16:22
#42
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Brazil WORLD_CITIZEN 
Make spunj words my words
2019-02-21 16:31
#43
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India Noobdian1 
Wait why does it say Dennis's troops??
2019-02-21 16:46
Liquid beating two 2-1 teams. Initially had concern for the close scores.. But now think they are looking strong. !GoLiquid!
2019-02-21 17:03
Nip is back!
2019-02-21 17:14
Rez exploded this major. For sure showed his best CS
2019-02-21 17:51
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