Vitality qualify for playoffs; BIG extend StarSeries S7 run at expense of TYLOO

Vitality have successfully made the playoffs cut after a 2-1 victory against Spirit, meanwhile BIG extended their tournament run at the expense of TYLOO.

The second round of matches kicked off with BIG squaring off against local representatives, TYLOO. The two adversaries initiated affairs on Inferno, with the match-up favourites starting off on the CT side. After conceding the pistol round the German roster proceeded to absolutely dominate the initial half. A total of three rounds were accrued by the Chinese come conclusion of the half, the latest of which came down to a 1v2 clutch from star player Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand in round 30.

Having swapped sides, BIG managed to propel themselves to a fourteen round lead after a successful pistol round and follower. TYLOO retaliated as soon as rifles were available and, despite a mounting deficit, gradually ground out rounds at their opponents' expense. BIG were simply unable to come up with a response against TYLOO's CT holds, as site hit after site hit fell through, leading to a catastrophic 14-16 loss, made evermore bitter by a preceding 14-3 lead.

xcurrate and company pulled off an astonishing comeback on Inferno

Dust2 was next on the agenda, seeing to an ambitious T-sided start from TYLOO. The first pistol was succeeded by three additional rounds, allowing early momentum to be established. Fatih "gob b" Dayik and his men were able to chip off rounds in sporadic manner, subsequently resetting the T economy. Following this success the tumultuous dynamic persisted, concluding the first half 9-6 in TYLOO's favour.

A consecutive pistol round for the local representatives was significantly less fruitful on the second half, as only a single additional round was produced off the back of it. BIG had finally found their footing, consistently picking up rounds on the offense, snatching the lead at 14-11. TYLOO grabbed an additional two prior to falling 13-16 on map two.

tiziaN showed up on Dust2, amassing a total of 27 frags

Train was the final map of the first series, seeing to a strong opener from TYLOO's T side. The Chinese squad secured a quadruple round lead, only to drop the ball in the following ten rounds, able to produce but a single one in their own favour. This made for a strong CT side finish on BIG's part at 10-5.

The German squad transferred momentum over to the second pistol, overwhelming the Chinese defence in two consecutive rounds. TYLOO managed to claw five rounds of their own, but this development was met with retaliation from BIG in the form of three rounds, placing the squad on map and series point. After dodging potential financial ruin and the possibility of a second TYLOO comeback, BIG persevered on Train off the back of a successful B hit, concluding the map and series with a 16-10 scoreline.

Matchpage
1
2
2nd April 2019
Germany
16
Inferno
14
13
Dust2
16
10
Train
16
 TYLOO K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' FerdinandBnTeT 63 - 58 +5 82.8 1.14
China YuLun 'Summer' CaiSummer 61 - 62 -1 77.2 1.07
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xusomebody 61 - 72 -11 85.5 1.05
China YuanZhang 'AttackeR' ShengAttackeR 53 - 64 -11 65.9 0.86
Indonesia Kevin 'xccurate' Susantoxccurate 41 - 57 -16 49.2 0.77
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 76 - 56 +20 94.6 1.37
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 61 - 51 +10 81.4 1.19
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 63 - 61 +2 79.5 1.09
Germany Johannes 'nex' Magetnex 58 - 57 +1 73.7 1.06
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayikgob b 54 - 54 0 66.3 0.97

Parallel to the German/Chinese battle was one between France and the CIS region in Vitality vs. Spirit. Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt and his men started on the defence, conceding the pistol and the follow-up round. After securing equipment the team restabilised, and took the reins, running away with seven consecutive rounds. Spirit responded in kind, resetting their financially-established opponents after victories of their own, producing a close 7-8 half in favour of the Frenchmen.

A consecutive pistol round victory placed Spirit in the lead, and the team was able to extend early momentum on the CT side to an 11-8 lead. Following this early success the roster struggled to fend off Vitality's onslaught. This translated to a lucrative T half for the Frenchmen, who went eight for one, concluding the first map 16-12.

ALEX continued to put up numbers, sporting a 1.46 rating on Mirage

Dust2 followed, witnessing an absolutely lop-sided affair. Vitality seemingly got off on the right foot, securing the first pistol round plus one on their CT half. What ensued could only be described as domination from Spirit, as the CIS representatives pummelled the defence in consistent fashion, amassing a 9-2 lead before their opponents were able to secure an additional round. The final three went in way of the leaders, concluding the initial half 12-3 in Spirit's favour.

The latter half witnessed more of the prior, as the second pistol saw Pavel "COLDYY1" Veklenko dispatch three members, securing his team a done deal on the map. A further two victories meant closure of Dust2, heavily favoured towards Spirit at 16-3.

somedieyoung had a monstrous showing on Dust2 with a 2.14 rating

The concluding map of the second series was Inferno, where Spirit kept the ball rolling, kicking off to a five-round lead following a successful T side pistol round. Vitality equalised immediately after, but were unable to keep up the pace, facing a financial reset shortly after their fruitful string of rounds. Only a single additional victory was seen for the Frenchmen over the remainder, yielding the CIS representatives a 9-6 half.

Worrying developments were seen in the second half for Vitality, as Spirit once more copped a pistol round. This time, however, the momentum was broken up swiftly. Spearheaded by Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut, the French roster were relentless on their T side, stringing a total of seven rounds in consecutive fashion, assuming the lead at 13-11. A back-and-forth ensued, ultimately falling in favour of Vitality, who bested the CTs after a weak economic situation was forced upon their adversaries. This meant that Vitality had successfully made playoffs after securing a 2-1 series record and a 16-13 victory on Inferno.

Matchpage
1
2
2nd April 2019
12
Mirage
16
16
Dust2
3
13
Inferno
16
 Spirit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Viktor 'somedieyoung' Orudjevsomedieyoung 69 - 49 +20 90.6 1.33
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper 55 - 51 +4 81.2 1.16
Russia Artem 'iDISBALANCE' EgoroviDISBALANCE 50 - 47 +3 67.3 1.05
Ukraine Pavel 'COLDYY1' VeklenkoCOLDYY1 44 - 46 -2 71.9 1.05
Russia Dmitry 'S0tF1k' ForostyankoS0tF1k 44 - 50 -6 62.5 0.94
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 56 - 51 +5 78.1 1.10
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 50 - 50 0 81.1 1.05
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 48 - 51 -3 77.1 1.02
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 43 - 58 -15 71.2 0.96
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 46 - 52 -6 57.6 0.86
Group A
3W - 0L
3W - 1L
2W - 2L
1W - 3L
0W - 3L
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
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.31
Maps played:
482
KPR:
0.88
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
Ukraine Pavel 'COLDYY1' Veklenko
Pavel 'COLDYY1' Veklenko
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
944
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Indonesia Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Hansel 'BnTeT' Ferdinand
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
611
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.15
GG WP!!! Nice comeback BIG, finally we are top 1 again! From 0-2 to 3-2 GG tyloo!
2019-04-02 15:31
#3
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Germany Oberleutnant 
+1
2019-04-02 15:32
#30
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Austria shaakeh 
Yes surely
2019-04-02 15:55
+1
2019-04-02 15:32
#14
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Turkey b130610016 
Actually big look so much better than mibr right now
2019-04-02 15:33
FACTS +1
2019-04-02 16:11
+1
2019-04-02 17:23
#50
woxic | 
Turkey kuco33 
every team looks better than mibrxd
2019-04-02 17:44
#17
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Russia Vad97oRRR 
+1
2019-04-02 15:35
#7
blameF | 
Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-04-02 15:32
+1
2019-04-02 15:33
#26
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United States @FyreCS 
Pick one: >Big Tier 1 > Big beating tier 3-4 TyLUL
2019-04-02 15:47
#47
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Germany GoBIG0rGoHome 
pick one being stupid understanding an obvious bait
2019-04-02 17:21
+1
2019-04-02 17:22
#2
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Germany Oberleutnant 
Another EZ win for BIG!
2019-04-02 15:32
#32
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Singapore Kerk 
Go big or go home
2019-04-02 16:00
#4
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Serbia Faze_Rise_2019 
undeserved both
2019-04-02 15:32
#5
woxic | 
Turkey kuco33 
Wow big won something rofl
2019-04-02 15:32
#8
GuardiaN | 
Germany Mcpleu 
GG
2019-04-02 15:33
#9
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Singapore Blloopy 
Gg Vitality!
2019-04-02 15:33
Tough win for Vita but here we go playoff !!
2019-04-02 15:33
Cry is free haters
2019-04-02 15:33
#13
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Switzerland Alpollo 
Tyloo is not the good chinese team anymore.
2019-04-02 15:33
#23
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Sweden Zaser5 
Ehat do you mean?
2019-04-02 15:44
agree. This team plays like shit now
2019-04-02 15:49
#15
jks | 
France Griphh 
i hope spirit can go through, they deserve it
2019-04-02 15:33
#16
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Brazil Charizaldo 
tiziaN looking good
2019-04-02 15:34
tizian POG
2019-04-02 15:38
#20
ropz | 
Russia seekerNN 
Ggwp BIG hope you back to top like Pgl major
2019-04-02 15:41
Good shit vitality
2019-04-02 15:41
#22
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Finland CucumberFIN 
China threw for skins
2019-04-02 15:43
#24
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China 0asis 
Chinese tournaments no China team fuckkkkkk
2019-04-02 15:46
that's really fckin sad for the fans that went there hoping to see a Chinese team...
2019-04-02 17:15
#25
Sakura | 
CIS Ron1E 
Nt spirit
2019-04-02 15:45
BiG won againts tier 3 and suddenly becoming tier 1 lol
2019-04-02 15:50
heart broken
2019-04-02 15:53
Tyloo need to think'bout the game and become better.
2019-04-02 15:55
#33
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African Union mikecool 
GGz
2019-04-02 16:01
Overcomplicated title
2019-04-02 16:14
tiziaN POG
2019-04-02 16:19
#37
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France iNolake 
I couldn't watch the game of Vitality .. even though it was a "bad" Vitality today they managed to qualify so well played to them and Spirit !
2019-04-02 16:24
#40
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France iNolake 
-to + by
2019-04-02 16:36
tyloo have new firepower,new coach.Anything is new and better than old one.Then suddenly they don't even qualifier a major when old tyloo did Really heartbreaking.
2019-04-02 16:25
#41
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Taiwan ericwu900208 
Tyloo has got new firepower, new coach. Everything is new and better than older one. Then suddenly they didn't even qualify for a major while old tyloo did. Really heartbreaking.
2019-04-02 16:53
ZYWOOO QUALIFY FOR PLAYOFFS
2019-04-02 16:35
#42
ZywOo | 
France bjjthibz 
Very tough win from Vitality, but there we are. Only remember the result today... I hope they'll step up for 1/4 finals, nbk said they are totally tired because of jetlag. They have 2 days to rest now, it should be ok for friday.
2019-04-02 17:08
#43
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United States nword_shoe 
rip china
2019-04-02 17:11
Rip asian teams... that's sad because that's really a tournament in which they could do something and seeing them in playoffs would be a great boost for chinese CS and for the scene in general. I was hoping for a roaring chinese crowd and a great show from the chinese, but TyLoo didn't play well enough.
2019-04-02 17:15
spirit boss
2019-04-03 03:29
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