ESL Pro League S9 group D day 1 recap

The Europe and Latin America groups of ESL Pro League Season 9 have been played out, with HellRaisers picking up a win in their LAN debut.

In the first game of the day, BIG took on HellRaisers, with the latter team picking Mirage to kick it off. The first half, which the Germans played as CTs, was a contested one, with HellRaisers managing sporadic rounds but climbing up to 7 in total on the offense. After the switch, they added the second pistol to their name, but lost to BIG's force buy which saw the momentum completely shift. Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz stepped up as well, leading his side to a 16-9 win with a 28-kill performance.

The Spaniard impressed in his first LAN game for HellRaisers

Things moved to Train then, where BIG couldn't get things going on the offense, starting 9-0 down. One of the new additions to the HellRaisers side, Christian "⁠loWel⁠" Garcia Antoran, had a standout performance, pushing his team to a 12-3 half. Fatih "⁠gob b⁠" Dayik's team then claimed the pistol and five of the first six rounds, but the deficit was too big and HellRaisers closed Train out, 16-8.

Overpass was the decider, with HellRaisers taking the 3-1 lead on the CT side, but BIG didn't let them build any momentum, replying with a trio of rounds going their way. The dynamic continued for the rest of the half, ending with a tight scoreline, 8-7 in favor of Kirill "⁠ANGE1⁠" Karasiow and co. The Ukrainian IGL led by example in the final map, and together with loWel propelled his squad to a 16-8 victory after a resounding Terrorist side, securing three points in ESL Pro League.

Germany
Matchpage
1
2
23rd April 2019
16
Mirage
9
8
Train
16
8
Overpass
16
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 63 - 45 +18 83.3 1.35
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 56 - 54 +2 79.6 1.07
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayikgob b 42 - 51 -9 69.4 1.00
Germany Johannes 'nex' Magetnex 47 - 52 -5 75.0 0.96
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 38 - 48 -10 64.2 0.86
 HellRaisers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Spain Christian 'loWel' Garcia AntoranloWel 70 - 43 +27 92.3 1.46
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 52 - 50 +2 65.6 1.00
Lithuania Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskasnukkye 43 - 44 -1 66.5 0.99
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1 47 - 56 -9 77.6 0.95
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA 38 - 53 -15 61.3 0.89

The second game was a much more straightforward one, as Astralis took on #44 in the world, ex-3DMAX. The series started on Mirage, the Frenchmen's map-pick, with them taking the pistol and the two consecutive rounds. Astralis established themselves when the guns rolled in, taking the lead with a five-round-winning streak, and only allowed David "⁠Davidp⁠" Prins and co. three more for the half. After switching to the easier, defensive side, ex-3DMAX didn't have a better time, with Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander's men ending the map with a swift 7-0 Terrorist side.

Considering they were going up against Astralis on Nuke, ex-3DMAX had a great start on the CT side of the second map, taking a 7-3 lead after losing the pistol round. However, they were unable to end the half on the high, seeing Astralis take a 8-7 lead, and they only built on that after the switch, finishing the map with another perfect half, 8-0. With that, Astralis extended their Nuke winning streak on LAN to 30 maps.

Matchpage
2
0
23rd April 2019
16
Mirage
6
16
Nuke
7
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 44 - 21 +23 98.2 1.56
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 32 - 19 +13 77.3 1.32
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 35 - 25 +10 80.8 1.30
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 36 - 25 +11 80.7 1.27
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 24 - 25 -1 64.1 1.01
 ex-3DMAX K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Bryan 'Maka' CandaMaka 33 - 35 -2 81.7 0.98
Belgium David 'Davidp' PrinsDavidp 28 - 33 -5 67.8 0.85
France Ali 'hAdji' HaïnousshAdji 20 - 35 -15 53.3 0.70
France Gaëtan 'JiNKZ' JaminJiNKZ 17 - 35 -18 52.1 0.62
France Logan 'LOGAN' CortiLOGAN 17 - 33 -16 50.1 0.61

The Argentinian side Isurus took on the South American mixture Denial in the first match of the Latin America group, and Inferno was the map pick of the latter team. Juanes "⁠sickLy⁠" Valencia and co. took four of the first five rounds, but then ended up broken by Isurus, who claimed momentum for the rest of the half. Not even another pistol round win in the second half helped Denial make the map truly competitive, with Nicolás "⁠Noktse⁠" Dávila's showing pushing Isurus to a 16-8 win.

The 26-year-old Noktse impressed in the series against Denial

Isurus showed true dominance on their map pick, Overpass, running up a 13-2 lead on the offensive side of the map. The Argentinians added a CT pistol to their name as well and quickly tied up things, 16-2, moving on to day two with three points in the bag.

Matchpage
2
0
24th April 2019
16
Inferno
8
16
Overpass
2
 Isurus K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Argentina Nicolás 'Noktse' DávilaNoktse 43 - 18 +25 97.8 1.73
Argentina Ignacio 'meyern' Meyermeyern 34 - 23 +11 95.1 1.50
Uruguay Maximiliano 'max' Gonzalezmax 30 - 18 +12 75.0 1.42
Argentina Gabriel '1962' Sinopoli1962 31 - 20 +11 72.1 1.35
Argentina Roberto 'reversive' Themthamreversive 22 - 22 0 60.0 0.99
 Denial K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Peru Julio 'VAATI' JimenezVAATI 23 - 31 -8 59.2 0.78
Mexico Carlos 'Blue' AresteguiBlue 25 - 32 -7 63.6 0.73
Colombia Jesus 'sam_A' Taboadasam_A 18 - 33 -15 59.7 0.71
Mexico Eduardo 'Link' OsunaLink 18 - 34 -16 55.8 0.65
Colombia Juanes 'sickLy' ValenciasickLy 17 - 30 -13 46.4 0.63

The second match of the day in the South American region wasn't much more competitive either as the Brazilian side DETONA faced off against Infinity, a Colombian-Guatemalan mixture. Infinity didn't impress on the Terrorist side of their map pick, Nuke, claiming only three rounds towards the start of the half. DETONA added a second-half pistol round win to extend their lead to 14-3 swiftly before closing out the map 16-6.

Inferno followed, where Infinity shocked the Brazilians at the start with a strong 7-2 start. However, Vinicius "⁠vsm⁠" Moreira woke up and enabled a comeback for his team that won seven out of the following eight rounds as Terrorists. The momentum continued in the second half, seeing DETONA take the map 16-9 and the series 2-0.

Matchpage
2
0
24th April 2019
16
Nuke
6
16
Inferno
9
 DETONA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Wesley 'hardzao' Lopeshardzao 46 - 30 +16 109.1 1.56
Brazil Vinicius 'vsm' Moreiravsm 49 - 27 +22 99.2 1.55
Brazil Matheus 'prt' Scuveroprt 40 - 25 +15 81.8 1.30
Brazil Matheus 'Tuurtle' AnhaiaTuurtle 32 - 34 -2 81.9 1.05
Brazil André 'tiburci0' Rossettotiburci0 18 - 29 -11 46.5 0.75
 Infinity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Guatemala Mario 'malbsMd' SamayoamalbsMd 36 - 39 -3 82.2 1.05
Colombia Santiago 'Daveys' GalvisDaveys 34 - 35 -1 84.8 1.01
Guatemala Javier 'cruzN' CruzcruzN 27 - 38 -11 61.8 0.78
Colombia Andres 'spamzzy1' Correaspamzzy1 24 - 37 -13 66.9 0.75
Colombia Camilo 'points' Londoñopoints 24 - 37 -13 56.5 0.70
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1489
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
975
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Belgium David 'Davidp' Prins
David 'Davidp' Prins
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
774
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Brazil Vinicius 'vsm' Moreira
Vinicius 'vsm' Moreira
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
348
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Argentina Nicolás 'Noktse' Dávila
Nicolás 'Noktse' Dávila
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
565
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1728
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1335
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Colombia Juanes 'sickLy' Valencia
Juanes 'sickLy' Valencia
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
252
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Spain Christian 'loWel' Garcia Antoran
Christian 'loWel' Garcia Antoran
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1003
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
#1
faveN | 
Israel wetz
Nice
2019-04-24 12:07
#6
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Poland Unluko
F5
2019-04-24 12:07
big so bad -onlinetares +smooya
2019-04-24 12:12
smooya is shit
2019-04-24 13:19
#36
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Finland Diddy_Kong
Deutschland deutschland uber alles
2019-04-24 13:41
über alles in der Welt
2019-04-24 15:12
nicht über alles in CS:GO
2019-04-25 10:03
#53
rain | 
United Kingdom EKersh
with smooya quarterfinals of major without smooya 0-3 in legends stage
2019-04-24 19:11
without smooya -> 3-0 legends stage and close quaterfinal
2019-04-24 19:41
naah, smoooya is fking toxic
2019-04-24 14:12
#52
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Brazil Whillpull
-everyone +a good roster
2019-04-24 17:48
#46
RUSH | 
United States ShawnM
GET A LIFE
2019-04-24 16:41
#8
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Denmark devnr1
F5
2019-04-24 12:08
#9
faveN | 
Israel wetz
Nej
2019-04-24 12:08
#11
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Denmark devnr1
jo
2019-04-24 12:09
#17
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Sweden Zaser5
ez for Tabsen
2019-04-24 12:14
#2
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Reunion Esquinox
Congratz
2019-04-24 12:07
Mom get the camera
2019-04-24 12:07
#5
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Switzerland Indeon
Nope.
2019-04-24 12:07
#16
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Argentina trackssZZZ
nt
2019-04-24 12:13
Go isurus
2019-04-24 12:07
Ok
2019-04-24 12:07
BIG disappointment again
2019-04-24 12:08
+1 7 rounds on t side overpass is pretty good but only 1 round on ct side is just disappointing....
2019-04-24 12:18
Ez mens
2019-04-24 12:09
#37
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Finland Diddy_Kong
Mens)))😎😎
2019-04-24 13:43
#13
valde | 
Denmark QBE_
Nvm. Lul
2019-04-24 12:10
#18
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Denmark devnr1
noob
2019-04-24 12:14
#28
valde | 
Denmark QBE_
?? Reply needs to have actual content
2019-04-24 12:47
#13
2019-04-24 12:33
#29
valde | 
Denmark QBE_
Wat
2019-04-24 12:48
You tried to be n1 and failed
2019-04-25 11:49
#65
valde | 
Denmark QBE_
No lol??
2019-04-25 12:44
#14
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United States Fin4life
group D is a joke...wasting their time....basura...
2019-04-24 12:11
Yes Why astralis is even there
2019-04-24 12:19
#26
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United States Fin4life
im talking about the latin teams....basura
2019-04-24 12:24
#19
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Russia NOD777
Glaive +23 OH MY GOD
2019-04-24 12:16
Go isurus!
2019-04-24 12:17
RIP BIG
2019-04-24 12:18
#23
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Armenia GaRY56
EZ 4 Astralis
2019-04-24 12:19
#25
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African Union mikecool
Group D is literally the easiest group to get to ESL by far
2019-04-24 12:23
Why are not you in this group?
2019-04-24 13:39
#60
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African Union mikecool
I'm retired ;)
2019-04-25 00:32
ez for v$m
2019-04-24 12:51
top 1 lost 16 round in total ?yeah damn sure their era end
2019-04-24 12:55
Kick xantares
2019-04-24 13:13
Amk mali tizianla nex nginden kotu kick xantares diyorsun ozurlu takim oyunmu oynuyor
2019-04-24 15:27
Reported
2019-04-24 17:47
Siktir it
2019-04-24 23:06
Lowel leaves Movistar riders and already starts fragging again. All he needs is decent players around him
2019-04-24 13:50
#40
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Brazil Webielz
Ez 4 v$m
2019-04-24 14:52
#47
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Switzerland x676
BIG = t4, they should have picked a german player such as k1to, no someone who doesn't even speak basic english
2019-04-24 16:55
ggs
2019-04-24 17:35
rip big
2019-04-24 17:41
Ezurus
2019-04-24 21:53
Congratz DETONA and isurus
2019-04-24 23:16
Hype
2019-04-25 07:23
yes nice
2019-04-25 23:42
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