AVANGAR and Sharks top groups in Rio, move on to semi-finals

AVANGAR beat INTZ 16-8 on Mirage to secure first place in Group A at DreamHack Open Rio, while Group B's winners' match saw Sharks defeat Valiance 16-12 on Train.

Group A's winner's match was played on Mirage, with AVANGAR getting off to the better start, leading 4-1 as Terrorists on the back of Bektiyar "fitch" Bahytov's triple in the pistol round and Ali "Jame" Djami's 1v3 clutch in the fourth.

INTZ fought back, reducing the deficit to just one round at 5-4 when Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe's quad-kill overturned a 2v4 situation, but the Kazakh side answered with three in a row to ensure a won half, switching over to the offense at 10-5 in the end.

Jame put up a staggering 32 kills in AVANGAR's win over INTZ

Although INTZ grabbed the second pistol round thanks to Gustavo "yeL" Knittel's four kills in a 5v5 afterplant scenario on A, AVANGAR had little issues reaching match point, as they went on a five-round streak once they bought up full weaponry.

The match was over just two rounds later, with AVANGAR coming out on top of a close 2v2 retake on A for a 16-8 victory, clinching a spot in the semi-finals from first place in their group.

Matchpage
16
8
20th April 2019
16
Mirage
8
 AVANGAR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Ali 'Jame' DjamiJame 32 - 10 +22 133.2 2.25
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 24 - 12 +12 89.9 1.45
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytovfitch 21 - 15 +6 81.6 1.18
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 12 - 14 -2 69.3 1.02
Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' KulievSANJI 13 - 17 -4 65.5 0.99
 INTZ K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Gustavo 'yeL' KnittelyeL 16 - 19 -3 72.0 0.88
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedeschelo 15 - 20 -5 81.8 0.87
Brazil Lucas 'destiny' Bullodestiny 14 - 21 -7 70.2 0.77
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' GiuseppekNgV- 14 - 21 -7 60.5 0.63
Brazil Alexandre 'xand' Zizixand 8 - 21 -13 50.6 0.55

In Group B, Valiance kicked off Train with a pistol round win on the defense, but after a short back-and-forth in the gunrounds, the half began to slip away from them. Sharks came out on top of three crucial afterplants to claim a 5-4 lead and from there on, they were in the driving seat.

Before the half ended, the Brazilian squad claimed five more rounds with relative ease, putting Nemanja "huNter" Kovač's team on the back foot with a comfortable 10-5 halftime scoreline before going over to the CT side.

Sharks move on to the playoffs in Rio

In the second half, the two teams went back and forth early on, which played into the hands of Sharks, who had already been ahead by five rounds and soon looked to be on their way to a swift victory at 14-7.

It still proved quite difficult to finish off Valiance, who lost a total of five players over the next five rounds as they began mounting a comeback, but it wasn't enough, after all. Rodrigo "RCF" Figueiredo's triple with an AWP secured match point for his team and a retake on B followed, with Sharks picking up a 16-12 win en route to the playoffs.

Matchpage
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16
20th April 2019
12
Train
16
 Valiance K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 25 - 18 +7 88.3 1.37
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter' KovačhuNter 22 - 22 0 96.6 1.23
Serbia Nestor 'LETN1' TanićLETN1 15 - 17 -2 63.9 0.95
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' SihvoottoNd 16 - 18 -2 54.9 0.80
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' MilasauskasEspiranTo 11 - 21 -10 54.4 0.70
 Sharks K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Rodrigo 'RCF' FigueiredoRCF 23 - 19 +4 87.1 1.25
Brazil Leonardo 'leo_druNky' Oliveiraleo_druNky 19 - 14 +5 75.3 1.17
Brazil Raphael 'exit' Lacerdaexit 19 - 15 +4 74.8 1.13
Brazil Jhonatan 'jnt' Silvajnt 19 - 20 -1 69.6 1.10
Brazil Renato 'nak' Nakanonak 16 - 21 -5 58.5 0.83
Brazil Gustavo 'yeL' Knittel
Gustavo 'yeL' Knittel
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
580
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Russia Ali 'Jame' Djami
Ali 'Jame' Djami
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
541
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.55
APR:
0.09
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
851
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Kazakhstan Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
551
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
426
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Brazil Rodrigo 'RCF' Figueiredo
Rodrigo 'RCF' Figueiredo
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
301
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.12
Avangar pogu
2019-04-20 04:56
#13
Nero | 
China Aachen 
Jame>>>>>Baitzera
2019-04-20 05:06
You are right brazer
2019-04-20 05:07
#40
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Russia Hidd3N_ 
Jame = Masterbaiter
2019-04-20 13:21
#35
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-04-20 08:39
F7
2019-04-21 00:51
#2
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Brazil raul_cesar1914 
ez 4 sharks
2019-04-20 04:56
UN x pected
2019-04-20 04:56
Wait that last line on Sharks game thou who tf is SharK, is this a pun or smt?
2019-04-20 04:58
still not edited lol
2019-04-20 11:53
ez 4 exit
2019-04-20 04:57
#5
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Brazil efienexis 
nice
2019-04-20 04:57
o hecc
2019-04-20 04:57
#7
KSCERATO | 
Europe L1iMA 
Ezsharks
2019-04-20 04:57
#9
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China LKmonstA 
Ez 4 J6me
2019-04-20 05:00
Jame and co = too good!
2019-04-20 05:01
Jame looks and plays like Jesus.
2019-04-20 05:01
Jame second best player in russia
2019-04-20 05:04
#16
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Hungary HunsOrdkazakh 
U nego grajdanstvo rossi) a tak on kazakstanec
2019-04-20 05:08
rly? vrode dastan govoril on voobsje avganec lul
2019-04-20 05:13
#20
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Hungary HunsOrdkazakh 
Gde govoril ??? Dash ssylku?
2019-04-20 05:15
#15
Stewie2K | 
Europe Ron1e 
Ofc Jame win in city with his statue
2019-04-20 05:08
Underrated comment lmao
2019-04-20 05:48
#36
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Poland Astoner55 
It's just meant to be, agreed.
2019-04-20 10:27
LMAO
2019-04-20 17:46
lmao
2019-04-20 19:33
#17
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Hungary HunsOrdkazakh 
Alga Avangar
2019-04-20 05:10
#18
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Denmark Zorrondo 
Jame best russian player after S1mple
2019-04-20 05:11
#22
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India Noobdian1 
U mean cis?
2019-04-20 05:49
These really should be bo3
2019-04-20 05:56
despacito onliner
2019-04-20 06:04
#27
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Brazil BAN_ASTRALIS 
RECIFE GOD
2019-04-20 06:08
To easy for leo_smirnoff
2019-04-20 06:22
#29
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Brazil hugoooo 
Russia has three great prospects for the next years: JAME, xsepower nad iDISBALANCE , not to mention the Ukrainian somedieyoung (some could argue about COLDYY1 as well) these guys will be the CIS tier1 players of the next years... let's keep ours eyes on them.
2019-04-20 06:23
ez for JAME JESUS IN FAVELAS
2019-04-20 06:53
MY BOI JAME
2019-04-20 07:08
Ez For Jesus, ohhh Jame. Sorry, i mixed up
2019-04-20 07:50
HLTV ranking for 2019: 1. NiKo 2. ZywOo 3. Jame confirmed
2019-04-20 08:17
#34
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Russia razorVJ 
Jame +22 kewk
2019-04-20 08:24
Another brazilian team that is better than m16r...
2019-04-20 11:38
Jame vs bots
2019-04-20 11:58
Coachi called it
2019-04-20 14:24
#44
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Brazil ralfera 
didn't believe much in him in that interview, but sharks are actually playing great this event.
2019-04-20 22:12
If they beat fúria i believe that they can actually Win this event
2019-04-20 22:18
ez
2019-04-21 02:27
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