forZe & Syman through to CIS Minor upper bracket final

The first day of the playoffs at the CIS Minor has come to an end, with forZe and Syman making it through to the upper bracket final after taking down Spirit and DreamEaters, respectively.

forZe against Spirit were up first, kicking off the opening upper bracket semi-final on Inferno, with Viktor "⁠sdy⁠" Orudzhev clutching a 1v2 to get his team an early advantage. forZe replied in the second round with a forcebuy win, however, stringing four together before Spirit found their footing on the defense.

Bogdan "⁠xsepower⁠" Chernikov's side stopped their opponents' streak at five in a row and went on to trade blows with them, eventually reaching the second half with just a one-round deficit following a 1v3 clutch in the last round from the aforementioned AWPer.

forZe have secured a top-three placing at least

Dmitriy "⁠facecrack⁠" Alekseyev added another 1v2 clutch to forZe's tally in the second pistol, which allowed them to reach 13 rounds quickly, and although Spirit managed to respond with three in a row, a failed bomb plant attempt in the last seconds gave Andrey "⁠Jerry⁠" Mekhryakov & co. the 14th and soon two more to end the opening map 16-12.

Overpass followed, with forZe coming out of an early back-and-forth forcebuy battle on the CT side, which helped them rack up an 8-2 lead early on. Spirit recovered with four in a row to salvage the half, which ended up making the difference in the second half.

There, forZe once again started the half better, but a great defense led by Artem "⁠iDISBALANCE⁠" Egorov saw Spirit claw their way back into contention, forcing overtime. However, sdy's squad couldn't complete the comeback, losing the series 0-2.

Matchpage
2
0
26th July 2019
16
Inferno
12
19
Overpass
16
 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikovxsepower 49 - 35 +14 73.8 1.27
Russia Evgeny 'FL1T' LebedevFL1T 52 - 39 +13 82.6 1.20
Russia Almaz 'almazer' Asadullinalmazer 45 - 41 +4 75.9 1.11
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' MekhryakovJerry 38 - 44 -6 77.7 1.10
Russia Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyevfacecrack 41 - 44 -3 68.4 1.02
 Spirit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhevsdy 46 - 44 +2 91.8 1.14
Ukraine Pavel 'COLDYY1' VeklenkoCOLDYY1 49 - 43 +6 68.8 1.06
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper 37 - 44 -7 67.1 0.94
Russia Artem 'iDISBALANCE' EgoroviDISBALANCE 40 - 44 -4 61.3 0.94
Russia Dmitry 'S0tF1k' ForostyankoS0tF1k 30 - 50 -20 61.3 0.75

The second semi-final between Syman and DreamEaters also began on Inferno, which turned out extremely streaky. The latter team didn't have much of a say in the first nine rounds, with only the pistol and the following antieco going their way, while some key multikills from Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy and Sanzhar "⁠neaLaN⁠" Iskhakov gave Syman a 7-2 lead on the T side.

DreamEaters tightened up the defence to salvage the half with five out of the last six rounds and carried momentum over to the offense in the second half, where Syman could only secure one more round while the team led by Svyatoslav "⁠svyat⁠" Dovbakh clinched the first map at 16-9.

The second map, Dust2, was quickly looking to progress in much of the same way, as it was Syman once again taking off to an early 6-2 lead but ended up struggling to break through the defense late in the half, with DreamEaters switching over with an 8-7 lead. Although DreamEaters were the first to reach double digits, this time they encountered much more resistance from Maksim "⁠t0rick⁠" Zaikin's squad in the late stages of the map, being unable to convert a 14-10 lead to end up in overtime.

Ramz1k's clutches on Dust2 and Train saved Syman's chances

Despite DreamEaters putting together a perfect T side half thanks to clutch play from Igor "⁠Forester⁠" Bezotecheskiy, one set wasn't enough, as Syman responded with one of their own, with Perfecto stepping up in an all-important 1v2 en route to second overtime. Although the second set looked set for another trade of perfect T halves, Syman came out on top in the very last round on the back of a 1v2 clutch from Ramazan "⁠Ramz1kBO$$⁠" Bashizov on B to force the decider.

It came down to Train, where things returned to a rather streaky nature, with Nicolas "⁠Keoz⁠" Dgus starting it off with a flashy USP quad-kill to give his team an early lead. It didn't last long, as DreamEaters were dominant in the first few gunrounds, but a return to success late in the half saw Syman switch over with a one-round advantage.

Their streak continued as they went up 12-7 before DreamEaters equalized things again five rounds later, and the two teams kept going back and forth until they reached overtime, with the last two rounds featuring another late 1v2 from Ramz1kBO$$ and a low forcebuy victory by the opposing side. The overtime saw Syman make short work of the first half on the T side, giving up just three kills over the course of the three rounds, and finish off the series when Ramz1kBO$$ closed out the decider with a triple-kill at 19-16, 2-1.

Matchpage
1
2
26th July 2019
16
Inferno
9
20
Dust2
22
16
Train
19
 DreamEaters K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Svyatoslav 'svyat' Dovbakhsvyat 77 - 66 +11 79.5 1.17
Russia Igor 'Forester' BezotecheskiyForester 78 - 68 +10 86.9 1.16
Russia Anton 'speed4k' Titovspeed4k 63 - 63 0 66.8 1.01
Russia Vladislav 'Krad' KravchenkoKrad 67 - 73 -6 68.4 0.92
Russia Semyon 'kinqie' Lisitsynkinqie 57 - 67 -10 63.5 0.87
 Syman K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Sanzhar 'neaLaN' IskhakovneaLaN 75 - 73 +2 86.8 1.18
Kazakhstan Ramazan 'Ramz1kBO$$' BashizovRamz1kBO$$ 84 - 61 +23 73.2 1.17
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' ZalutskiyPerfecto 68 - 65 +3 75.9 1.06
Azerbaijan Maksim 't0rick' Zaikint0rick 55 - 70 -15 65.2 0.92
Belgium Nicolas 'Keoz' DgusKeoz 53 - 74 -21 63.7 0.84
Russia Artem 'iDISBALANCE' Egorov
Artem 'iDISBALANCE' Egorov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
491
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Kazakhstan Ramazan 'Ramz1kBO$$' Bashizov
Ramazan 'Ramz1kBO$$' Bashizov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
422
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.10
Kazakhstan Sanzhar 'neaLaN' Iskhakov
Sanzhar 'neaLaN' Iskhakov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
479
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.14
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
905
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Azerbaijan Maksim 't0rick' Zaikin
Maksim 't0rick' Zaikin
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
335
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Belgium Nicolas 'Keoz' Dgus
Nicolas 'Keoz' Dgus
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
275
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.12
Russia Svyatoslav 'svyat' Dovbakh
Svyatoslav 'svyat' Dovbakh
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
509
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
351
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Russia Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyev
Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyev
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1318
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
725
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
747
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.08
Russia Igor 'Forester' Bezotecheskiy
Igor 'Forester' Bezotecheskiy
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
563
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
#1
SNk | 
Spain Dicraftio 
Number 1 for the first time. Also nice to see Syman playing well
2019-07-26 23:20
#11
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Albania 9898 
DREAMEATERS WTF
2019-07-26 23:20
#21
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Poland Unluko 
Lets fucking go Syman
2019-07-26 23:27
Ramz1k > s1mple In 2020
2019-07-27 08:22
#68
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Hungary HunsOrdkazakh 
84kill gj
2019-07-27 14:15
#15
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United States FrostDeezAKA 
Prob back to cheating of course
2019-07-26 23:21
#2
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CIS sai_ 
yes
2019-07-26 23:19
#3
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Austria Klefschpeer 
Expected
2019-07-26 23:19
#4
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Europe San4izeees 
Ez
2019-07-26 23:19
dreameaters choked hard at 14-14 4v2 30 sec
2019-07-26 23:21
#6
ALEX | 
France MrWowo 
Keoz <3
2019-07-26 23:20
Ggggg so ez vacban
2019-07-26 23:20
#8
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Liechtenstein preimz 
Huge for Syman
2019-07-26 23:20
Hope forze goes to the Major
2019-07-26 23:20
#12
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Czech Republic mitsorubi 
nice link xd
2019-07-26 23:21
#13
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Poland Astoner55 
Please Syman stickers, they would be soooo cool
2019-07-26 23:21
#14
Zeus | 
Azerbaijan pikachu$ 
expected
2019-07-26 23:21
Let's see how it'll end.
2019-07-26 23:24
Hope forZe will rekt them, matchfixers should not pass to Major gg
2019-07-26 23:22
So no vitality?
2019-07-26 23:24
Vitality throwers its a bit different
2019-07-26 23:24
matchfixers = throwers
2019-07-26 23:29
in my opinion throwers = throw match cuz dont want to play seriously matchfixers = throw for $$$ profit
2019-07-26 23:31
+1
2019-07-27 07:34
#20
sh1ro | 
Macau kazuk1 
syman sticker=old avangar nice
2019-07-26 23:24
#22
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Kazakhstan Dickelodeon 
Alga Syman! :)
2019-07-26 23:29
I will bet all my money that Syman won't able to win Forze
2019-07-26 23:31
gl losing
2019-07-26 23:32
XD We will see I believe Forze will paly more stable and cruel on tomorrow and won't able to give Ramz1k any opportunity to make clutch
2019-07-26 23:41
syman will go watch a lot of forze matches now and play werid tomorrow and win ezpz
2019-07-26 23:48
That is really a good idea, I concluded that both coaches will do the same thing, always have relatively easier to be an armchair strategist but more difficult to be a practice, Syman still young have not too much experience always made a ton of elementary mistake, once their econ is broken then they will lose a streak of rounds
2019-07-27 00:09
yup gl to both teams would be funnier if syman won
2019-07-27 00:30
#33
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Belgium huzaifaboi 
Symaaaan !!!
2019-07-26 23:40
EZ 4 Ramz1k
2019-07-26 23:41
R.I.P. DreamEaters stickers 2019-2019
2019-07-26 23:45
#38
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Sweden Lagge15 
Just a question; what happens if the allegstions towards Syman throwing multiple times this year os true? Will they get banne by Valve mid major?
2019-07-27 00:00
#41
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Myanmar xdcc 
How do you plan on proving it?
2019-07-27 00:14
#46
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Sweden Lagge15 
It has already been proven that the betting patterns were weird in two matches they would/should have won! If you can see that any of the players have gotten a payment regarding this it would be possible to prove it. It happens in bigger sports than CS:GO
2019-07-27 00:39
#42
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CIS kryto203 
There were a lot of suspicious betting accounts that bet against syman but nobody investigated anything so probably no (Syman - unicorns of love; syman - espada)
2019-07-27 00:17
#45
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Sweden Lagge15 
According to ESPADA players it was because one of Syman's players spilled coke on his keyboard mid game!
2019-07-27 00:38
#49
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Nigeria Eruptor 
Why would an Espada player make an excuse for an opponent? He can't prive
2019-07-27 01:01
#50
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Nigeria Eruptor 
Can't prove that, too*
2019-07-27 01:01
#51
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Sweden Lagge15 
Yeah. It is really weird. I think that article about it came out today so we haven't seen the end of it
2019-07-27 01:02
they were probably in on it too and betted as well
2019-07-27 08:26
#40
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Brazil CaioOlive 
Syman better without iDISBALANCE lol
2019-07-27 00:12
Just get more experience
2019-07-27 00:42
#43
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Canada ASH1 
Spirit?
2019-07-27 00:23
#48
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United States xiquo 
tier 2 teams?
2019-07-27 00:44
Gimme forze graffiti
2019-07-27 01:13
They should sell sealed graffiti again, not only this limited time shit in the viewer pass
2019-07-27 06:35
I so hope so as well
2019-07-27 14:05
#69
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Czech Republic PaYaB 
+1521
2019-07-27 16:57
I think forze is like a 15 year old organization or so, i remember watching their 1.6 line ups play like 15 years ago, such cool many wow
2019-07-27 01:37
Rip spirit
2019-07-27 05:21
I think Forze will have problem with a visa on major :d
2019-07-27 12:23
who are these nonamers? just forget the cis minor and give another swedish team a major spot. they are the best anyways.
2019-07-27 12:27
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