Vitality beat Sprout in two maps to earn ESL Pro League spot

Vitality came back on Overpass, which they won in overtime, 19-15, and took Sprout’s pick, Mirage, 16-11, to qualify for the upcoming ESL Pro League season.

Vitality won the pistol round on the attacking side in their map pick, Overpass, and won against the forcebuy thanks to a 1vs1 clutch by Alex "ALEX" McMeekin before going up 3-0. With guns in play, Sprout didn’t back down, however, climbing back to a 3-3 tie. After winning against an eco, Sprout kept their defenses up and took the lead against another full buy by Vitality thanks to an ace by Nils "k1to" Gruhne. The German side then took complete control of the map as Vitality were unable to get on the board until the last two rounds, with Sprout taking a 10-5 lead at the half.

Sprout were able to shut Cédric "RpK" Guipouy down as he had three kills in a 1vs4 to stay in the lead. After winning the second round they were up against rifles and limited utility, but a four-kill round by Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut stopped a B push by the Germans to keep Vitality in it. THe French side then won against an eco, but Sprout made it to 13. Vitality made it to 11, but a 2vs5 by Florian "syrsoN" Rische and Sabit "mirbit" Coktasar inched Sprout closer to closing the map out.

Vitality will play ESL Pro League Season 10

The French team were able to mount a comeback, making it to 15-14 going into the last round as ZywOo clutched a 1vs1 with an AWP flick. It was then k1to who clutched a 1vs2 afterplant on A to take it to overtime.

Vitality took control on the defense in overtime, with ALEX picking up two multi-kill rounds in the first two rounds as ZywOo closed the half out cleanly for his team with a triple on the last round. A triple by Dan "apEX" Madesclaire and a double by RpK on the first round on the attacking side closed the map out, 19-15.

Sprout were unable to close out Overpass after taking the lead

Sprout started off how on Mirage, taking the lead and the following round, but Vitality were able to take the first gun round as apEX closed it out with a triple. The French side then tied it up, but a failed aggressive play on Mid left them in an early 3vs5 deficit that Sprout were able to take advantage of it and maintain the lead. Vitality didn’t look good on the defense, as their setup-ups were failing as Sprout took a 9-3 lead, although the French team were able to win the last three rounds of the half to stay in the game.

Vitality turned it around on the attack, however, winning the pistol round and then going on a five round streak to take the lead, and it wasn’t until the eleventh round that Sprout were able to get on the board. Three kills by ZywOo denied Sprout the tie, as the French team took a 12-10 lead. Finally, it was the French team who threw their weight around, closing the map and match out, 16-11.

Matchpage
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12th July 2019
19
Overpass
15
16
Mirage
11
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 53 - 36 +17 90.7 1.36
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 45 - 36 +9 80.2 1.16
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 44 - 37 +7 66.9 1.08
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 39 - 46 -7 79.1 0.96
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 38 - 37 +1 67.1 0.95
 Sprout K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' RischesyrsoN 50 - 44 +6 77.7 1.18
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhnek1to 50 - 46 +4 90.9 1.17
Germany Timo 'Spiidi' RichterSpiidi 36 - 47 -11 71.4 0.93
Germany Josef 'faveN' BaumannfaveN 32 - 46 -14 61.0 0.79
Germany Sabit 'mirbit' Coktasarmirbit 23 - 37 -14 48.3 0.76
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1173
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Germany Sabit 'mirbit' Coktasar
Sabit 'mirbit' Coktasar
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
444
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.31
Maps played:
473
KPR:
0.88
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
857
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1460
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
509
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
#1
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Germany Oberleutnant 
No shame in losing to the best team in the world!!! WP Sprout! The future for german CS looks bright!
2019-07-12 22:17
#3
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Germany Oberleutnant 
#ProudToBeSprout #ProudToBeSprout #ProudToBeSprout #ProudToBeSprout #ProudToBeSprout
2019-07-12 22:18
#SadToBeSprout
2019-07-12 22:18
Who?
2019-07-12 22:33
#54
EliGE | 
Netherlands gelm1r 
#SadToBeMIBR
2019-07-12 22:57
#RIPMIBR
2019-07-13 00:12
MIBR_WILL_RETURN MIBR_WILL_RETURN MIBR_WILL_RETURN MIBR_WILL_RETURN MIBR_WILL_RETURN MIBR_WILL_RETURN LOL
2019-07-13 12:07
The future of German cs... of sprout*.... BIG is lost af
2019-07-12 22:31
#50
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Germany Bier 
Good showing of sprout tho. They could have won it in 2 maps tho but choked
2019-07-12 22:48
#84
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Russia BEpis_man 
Yeah, massive respect to sprout. They fought tooth and nail for it.
2019-07-13 08:16
but they aren’t the best team in the world... #ProudToBeWrong?
2019-07-12 22:19
#21
ZywOo | 
Europe PowwneD 
Proud to be baited
2019-07-12 22:22
The thing is that he is not baiting. Look at his profile.
2019-07-12 22:27
yea its true man, Astralis Is
2019-07-12 22:25
#63
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United States RULE34TRACER 
baited
2019-07-12 23:51
#18
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Germany igNite_ 
<3
2019-07-12 22:21
#20
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United States Frotha 
German CS bad as alway’s, embarrassment to EU CS
2019-07-12 22:22
#24
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United States G0LDEAR 
If vitality is the best team in the world right now that means liquid was the best team in 2018
2019-07-12 22:22
Are you blindfolded?
2019-07-12 22:25
#36
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Romania kr1tex 
+1
2019-07-12 22:27
+1 Sprout looks definitely more dangerous than BIG
2019-07-12 22:41
#48
Twistzz | 
Sweden Unluko 
Congrats to Vitality who got smashed by the #1 team in the world a few days ago!
2019-07-12 22:44
#57
kennyS | 
United States @rex 
Best team in the world? They didn't lose to liquid...
2019-07-12 23:25
#64
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Denmark GODSENT|Klint 
< Vitality < Best team in the world Pick one
2019-07-12 23:53
#73
shroud | 
United States ecvo 
Vitality best team in the world, OMEGALUL
2019-07-13 00:29
#74
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France MaximusGDN 
Sprout fought well, the team has some potential. I hope to see them at a higher level soon. GG ;)
2019-07-13 00:51
#81
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United States @FyreCS 
So EZ for Sprout! Let’s go! Sprout best German Team!
2019-07-13 05:36
Nice! FR CS > GER CS
2019-07-12 22:18
tbh being better than ger cs is not really an accomplishment xD
2019-07-12 23:44
#82
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India MihirX27 
Atleast GR CS is better than our CS. *cries in the corner*
2019-07-13 06:21
Fan of mibr kkkkkk
2019-07-13 00:04
#72
BOOBIE | 
United States lybrel 
Baited kkkkkk
2019-07-13 00:25
#4 cool
2019-07-12 22:18
#6
ZywOo | 
Greece Arba_ 
ZYWOO GOD
2019-07-12 22:18
Undeserved Sprout should’ve won map 1
2019-07-12 22:18
#10
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Faroe Islands _thiNk 
Lmao who tf watches these
2019-07-12 22:19
#19
ZywOo | 
France bjjthibz 
Wtf they got an OT thanks to a nice clutch from k1to but they should have lost it anytime 16-14
2019-07-12 22:21
#8
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Faroe Islands _thiNk 
Lmaiii
2019-07-12 22:18
Really looked promising! GOSprout
2019-07-12 22:18
wow finally the second best team in the world gets a spot in ESL pro league after 6 months of tier25 MDL domination alongside valiance
2019-07-12 22:19
#12
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Germany Sabba1 
No shame losing to TOP2 PROUDTOBESPROUT
2019-07-12 22:19
#13
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Slovenia ArlindEl 
Save K1to and Syrson
2019-07-12 22:19
ZYWOOGODTOP1
2019-07-12 22:19
#16
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France QeeQz 
Ez4Zywoo
2019-07-12 22:19
#17
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Romania kr1tex 
They put up a good fight, respect sprout <3 and good job vitality
2019-07-12 22:29
lucky baguettes
2019-07-12 22:22
Nice!
2019-07-12 22:22
#25
Spain rneX 
BUG fix -bot b -denis +syrsoN +k1to
2019-07-12 22:23
#43
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China Gnikiv 
+2
2019-07-12 22:34
#53
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CIS arrrya 
-tiziaN +nex
2019-07-12 22:54
whatever you do to big, it will be a worse team than current sprout
2019-07-12 23:45
nah -mirbit +tabsen ez
2019-07-13 12:08
#26
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France iNolake 
Good job Vitality hard work pays off
2019-07-12 22:23
#27
mixwell | 
Switzerland x676 
Zywoo top frager? What a surprise
2019-07-12 22:24
#28
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United Kingdom zakariin 
ALEX did really well, best EU fragger/igl hybrid.
2019-07-12 22:25
#38
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France StickyRice 
ALEX became a (semi) GOD lately. From being a questioned choice replacing Happy to Vitality's maybe second player player.
2019-07-12 22:28
He is IGL in one side though, NBK leads the other one. And he doesn't lead on Mirage.
2019-07-12 22:50
he leads on mirage, but not on inferno (never played it with ldlc and just doesn't like it).
2019-07-13 00:14
#78
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Argentina nymeros 
his T sides on Overpass are incredibles
2019-07-13 02:55
sprout messed up both maps. Should have closed out both OVP and MIR but blew the opportunity.
2019-07-12 22:25
#30
NBK- | 
France Azowel 
gg wp Sprout played very well, they are way better than BIG. I hope they gonna take a Major Slot
2019-07-12 22:25
#33
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France StickyRice 
Casual day at the office for ZywOo, 1.36 rating top fragger, the least deaths
2019-07-12 22:26
Nt sprout, best german team !
2019-07-12 22:26
Unlucky for Sprout having to play against the world #2 team in MDL. Well played.
2019-07-12 22:27
#40
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
EZ
2019-07-12 22:32
#42
ZywOo | 
France gamarin 
ZywOo not top form today only 1.36rating gg
2019-07-12 22:34
#75
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France MaximusGDN 
only 1.36, what a noob
2019-07-13 00:56
#44
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South America FAN_OF_M16R 
gg Spr♿️ut
2019-07-12 22:35
Worse than N♿️RTH
2019-07-13 03:50
#45
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Italy Joedg 
Sprout deserved more.
2019-07-12 22:40
#46
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France Maxtrol 
Deserved.
2019-07-12 22:41
#49
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Brazil hugoooo 
I feel like ZywOo ALWAYS get 1.36 rating
2019-07-12 22:47
#52
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Europe R2D2s 
dat choke
2019-07-12 22:53
#55
Blue | 
Belgium Thotiana 
GG!
2019-07-12 23:01
#56
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Deserved.
2019-07-12 23:16
#58
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Finland M0nzaa 
Good showing from Sprout, I hope they dont get too rattled by this loss and come back strong in the minor :()
2019-07-12 23:26
Didn't watch the match but it actually surprises me that sproot took so many rounds. It's a German team after all -.- But they seem to have played a good match.
2019-07-12 23:30
What event any german team won? I dont know any
2019-07-12 23:41
Me too. They're a joke since 1.6 died
2019-07-12 23:58
Zywoo literally hardcarries these fucking bots every match they play. I’m sick of it
2019-07-13 00:05
#83
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United States Jammin800k 
Almost like the star AWPer with the most resources is supposed to have the best stats
2019-07-13 07:51
#68
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Germany Ezekiel23!20 
wp good showing sprout :)
2019-07-13 00:12
#70
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
deserved
2019-07-13 00:14
#76
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Argentina Fa7e07 
expected
2019-07-13 01:03
No germoney for sprout
2019-07-13 01:18
#80
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France Pourriture 
But k1to was a monster with his deagle, for real
2019-07-13 05:03
#87
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Spain BlaNcoW 
Too ez for le Tank
2019-07-13 14:07
nice try sprout
2019-07-13 20:39
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