forZe reverse sweep Sprout to win Copenhagen Games

forZe came back from a map down to beat Sprout 2-1 and claim the title at Copenhagen Games 2019.

The Russian team justified their favoritism in the tournament and took down Sprout in convincing fashion. Even though the series went the full distance, forZe looked the better side for large portions of the match and could have won it 2-0 had they not squandered a map point on Nuke. The victory comes a massive boost to the CIS side - who had not yet attended a LAN event this year -, while Sprout leave Denmark with yet another silver medal - their third from the last three events.

Nuke, Sprout's map pick, began with the German side hopping out to a 3-0 lead after a successful upper site execute in the pistol round. Once they had money in the bank, forZe set up a strong defence and gave Sprout's men very little room to operate, but a 1v3 clutch by Timo "Spiidi" Richter in the 14th round turned the game on its head and allowed his team to bring the deficit to just one round before the break.

forZe came out of the break with a bang as they took the pistol round after Jenya "FL1T" Lebedev toyed with Sabit "mirbit" Coktasar on the site, but their celebrations were cut short as Sprout responded on eco. A back-and forth period of play ensued as neither side could stamp their authority on proceedings, but then forZe ran away with the lead and brought the scoreline to 14-10.

forZe win the title at their first LAN of the year

It looked like the game was petering out for a forZe victory, but Sprout fought back valiantly and forced overtime, in which Florian "syrsoN" Rische and Josef "faveN" Baumann would come up huge for the team, who won four rounds without response to win their map pick.

Next up was Mirage, a map on which forZe had defeated Epsilon earlier in the tournament. The Russian team came out of the gate looking scary and won seven rounds without response to put Sprout in danger of getting blown out.

The German side were struggling to keep up with the pace of the offensive side, but then finally managed to get their footing in the game. Suddenly, the first half went in a completely different direction as forZe ran out of stream, allowing Sprout to claim the last eight rounds and gain some momentum.

Just like on Nuke, forZe looked the livelier of the two sides after the break as they picked up the pistol round and the subsequent two. After that, the game turned into a scrappy affair as rounds kept going back and forth before the Russians took control of proceedings and won four rounds in a row en route to a 16-11 finish.

Sprout won the first map but could not close it out

Inferno, the all-deciding map, started in the same manner as Mirage, with forZe racing to a 7-0 lead, this time on the CT side. And just like on the previous map, Sprout were the better side during the latter stages of the half, bringing the deficit to just three rounds before switching sides.

The German team carried that momentum into the second half and came out on top of a messy pistol round that had plenty of action across the map. There was no follow-up, though, as forZe responded immediately and went on a dominant run that saw them lose just one more round before wrapping things up, dealing the finishing blow with a 1v2 clutch by FL1T after a B fake.

Matchpage
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Nuke
19
16
Mirage
11
16
Inferno
8
 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' MekhryakovJerry 72 - 57 +15 84.9 1.25
Russia Jenya 'FL1T' LebedevFL1T 63 - 54 +9 87.5 1.20
Russia Almaz 'almazer' Asadullinalmazer 69 - 60 +9 83.1 1.17
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikovxsepower 50 - 49 +1 67.6 1.09
Russia Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyevfacecrack 52 - 60 -8 66.2 0.94
 Sprout K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Josef 'faveN' BaumannfaveN 71 - 62 +9 77.2 1.14
Germany Denis 'denis' Howelldenis 59 - 63 -4 80.6 1.04
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' RichterSpiidi 49 - 59 -10 73.4 0.99
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' RischesyrsoN 55 - 64 -9 63.8 0.86
Germany Sabit 'mirbit' Coktasarmirbit 46 - 59 -13 61.3 0.83

Copenhagen Games 2019 final standings:

1. Russia forZe - $49,675
2. Germany Sprout - $19,570
3-4. Spain Movistar Riders - $9,785
3-4. Denmark Tricked - $9,785
5-6. Europe Epsilon - $3,010
5-6. Denmark Söderberg & Partners - $3,010
7-8. Denmark Ambush - $1,505
7-8. Russia Gambit Youngsters - $1,505

Germany Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
922
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Germany Josef 'faveN' Baumann
Josef 'faveN' Baumann
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
468
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Germany Sabit 'mirbit' Coktasar
Sabit 'mirbit' Coktasar
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
389
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Timo 'Spiidi' Richter
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1148
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Russia Jenya 'FL1T' Lebedev
Jenya 'FL1T' Lebedev
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
280
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
GG forze NT Sprout!
2019-04-20 23:14
#4
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-04-20 23:15
gratz
2019-04-20 23:15
good job
2019-04-20 23:16
#19
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Sweden Unluko 
Good job what
2019-04-20 23:17
#29
cocada | 
Brazil Xeruh 
good job
2019-04-20 23:30
Good job
2019-04-21 00:11
GJ
2019-04-22 12:05
#33
Nero | 
China Aachen 
Unluko F5 and not 2nd LUL
2019-04-20 23:47
"sweep" 2-1 pick one
2019-04-20 23:16
"reverse" sweep
2019-04-20 23:18
reverse sweep != normal sweep
2019-04-20 23:18
#34
Nero | 
China Aachen 
0/8
2019-04-20 23:47
#57
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United States darkun 
i still think that to reverse sweep should be bo5 at least... the word "sweep" is suppose to have impact whether its reverse or not, claiming domination in one way or the other. just seems lame to use any format of the word sweep in a bo3
2019-04-23 21:39
F5
2019-04-20 23:18
#2
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Russia GramDEL 
Lol
2019-04-20 23:14
#3
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Ukraine San4o10 
ez
2019-04-20 23:14
#5
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
gz bois, deserved win
2019-04-20 23:15
xaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxxa ez
2019-04-20 23:16
#8
PokemoN | 
United States @FyreCS 
So sad!
2019-04-20 23:16
Why Sprout lose men))))! Sprout best german team btw ;)
2019-04-20 23:16
#9
qikert | 
Russia zbogus 
I’m changing flair boys
2019-04-20 23:16
Me too))
2019-04-20 23:33
#36
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Germany liddeb0b 
one of us now
2019-04-21 00:11
#10
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Poland crouzzz 
russia won smth WOW
2019-04-20 23:16
Poland cs btw
2019-04-20 23:34
#39
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Denmark ghostan11 
Polish cs LUL
2019-04-21 04:56
wcg 2002 M19
2019-04-21 14:02
Wtf this comment man. Russian players from the very beginning of eSports (i mean in CS) have performed with the best results. Stop being toxic af
2019-04-25 19:55
#11
AdreN | 
Kazakhstan 96kg 
Dolzhni byli brat' i vzyali. Tier4 tournament
2019-04-20 23:16
#13
 | 
Germany igNite_ 
gg
2019-04-20 23:16
Nice progress! gg
2019-04-20 23:16
#15
 | 
Norway k3ron 
Pog
2019-04-20 23:16
gz
2019-04-20 23:16
Great job!
2019-04-20 23:18
Sprout 3 loses on LAN final in a row feels bad
2019-04-20 23:18
#25
LeX | 
Russia mddn 
congratulation boys!!
2019-04-20 23:20
#26
 | 
Germany PeKay 
VIZEKUSEN
2019-04-20 23:21
#27
f0rest | 
Russia MH- 
gj
2019-04-20 23:22
#28
Russia M13f 
expected
2019-04-20 23:29
#32
Myanmar xdcc 
Gambit youngsters winning almost the same amount as Gambit nowadays
2019-04-20 23:37
0=0?
2019-04-21 08:27
Yes
2019-04-21 08:49
#37
ZywOo | 
Sweden Exxet 
Reverse sweep Bo3? pls.
2019-04-21 01:33
+1 it's clickbait
2019-04-21 10:09
EZ 4 liTTle, Anatoliy Yashin (born September 15, 1988), Russian professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player and former Counter-Strike 1.6 player, one of the best snipers from CIS, unrivaled Clutch Master in 1v1, 1v2 and 1v3 situations due to his intellectual style of playing and perfect game sense, multiple winner of various lan and online tournaments in CIS, living in Odintsovo, Moscow Region.
2019-04-21 04:05
Yes men😎 but he doesn't play for forze no more btw))))
2019-04-21 10:38
he is manager))
2019-04-21 18:53
Oh rly? Then EZ 4 liTTle, Anatoliy Yashin (born September 15, 1988), Russian professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player and former Counter-Strike 1.6 player, one of the best snipers from CIS, unrivaled Clutch Master in 1v1, 1v2 and 1v3 situations due to his intellectual style of playing and perfect game sense, multiple winner of various lan and online tournaments in CIS, living in Odintsovo, Moscow Region.
2019-04-21 19:00
ez 4 tom and jerry
2019-04-21 06:58
#41
shox | 
China zhongbai 
goodjob forzclan
2019-04-21 07:35
#45
speed4k | 
Russia Shkek 
E X P E C T E D
2019-04-21 10:20
#47
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
50k not bad for t3 team
2019-04-21 11:21
gz
2019-04-21 11:42
#49
s1mple | 
China fu22Y 
Tier100 tournament no one gives a shit
2019-04-21 12:09
>Forze top 20 hltv >fu22Y: Tier100 tournament no one gives a shit You are funny guy
2019-04-25 20:29
#51
swag | 
United States Vapr 
GG sprout :(
2019-04-21 17:26
#54
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Finland Weathermen)) 
nt sprout
2019-04-21 21:41
#56
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Germany PcPrincipal68 
good try boys
2019-04-23 00:34
Great major final! gg
2019-04-25 19:05
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