INTZ defeat MVP PK; qualify for StarLadder Major

INTZ won MVP PK’s map pick, Vertigo (16-12), before closing the series out on Train (16-13), to qualify for the StarLadder Major’s New Challengers Stage.

After a disappointing loss to DreamEaters, INTZ faced off against MVP PK, who had been unable to contest North in their Play-in opener. The Brazilian team’s two-map series victory marked the end of the Minors, as the New Challengers Stage teams for the StarLadder Major are now set.

A triple by Seon-Ho "xeta" Son on the attacking pistol round on Vertigo gave MVP PK the early lead on their map pick. The Korean side were then able to win against the forcebuy, but gave up the following to a full save. Gu-Taek "stax" Kim played a 1vs3 afterplant situation the following round, but was only able to shoot down two before being taken out as INTZ tied it up, 2-2.

The Brazilians proceeded to win two more rounds with the economic advantage on their side, but Hyun-Pyo "XigN" Lee and company didn’t let the early match slip away, bringing it back to 4-4 and flipping the economic game around. Both teams then went back-and-forth in an incredibly close half, with MVP PK taking the slighest possible advantage, 8-7, as Min-Seok "zeff" Park led the way with 20 kills and 126 ADR.

INTZ close out the Major team list after defeating MVP PK

Doubles by stax and XigN gave the Korean team the second pistol round, as MVP PK went on to win the anti-eco and the first gun round, increasing their lead to 11-7 before losing to a forcebuy in which Gustavo "yel" Knittel and Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe were able to score doubles. A triple by Marcelo "chelo" Cespedes to turn around a 3vs5 situation then gave INTZ another round, as the Brazilians inched closer to tying it up. A triple by xeta kept MVP PK ahead, 12-10, but INTZ continued plowing through on the attacking side to tie it up. With the momentum on their side, they went on to close the first map out, 16-12.

Two opening frags with the glock in a 5vs5 afterplant by Alexandre "xand" Zizi got INTZ off to a flying start on Train, who were then able to cleanly win the anti-eco. A fast A play completely failed, however, as MVP PK mowed down the Brazilian players to get on the board. Fully equipped on the following round, INTZ went back to winning ways, picking off the CTs around the map to end up winning a 4vs1 on the A site.

MVP PK couldn't come back on the attacking side of Train

yel got two opening kills against an aggressive push into Main by the CTs, putting INTZ up 6-2 and getting them in a very good situation to take the first half. MVP PK were able to get a couple more rounds on the board, but INTZ dominated as chelo clutched a 1vs2 afterplant to make it 10-5 at the switch.

MVP PK then took the second pistol round to stay in the game, but were immediately countered by doubles from kNgV- and xand as INTZ eyed the finish line on the CT side. The Korean side were able to get some momentum by linking several gun rounds in a row, breaking INTZ's economy and bringing it to 11-13 before a triple with the AWP by kNgV- got INTZ back on track.

After a tactical pause, MVP PK won another round after an execute on the A site, and made it 13-14, but INTZ were finally able to get to match point and close the map and series out, 16-13.

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 INTZ K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedeschelo 53 - 35 +18 94.5 1.44
Brazil Gustavo 'yel' Knittelyel 42 - 34 +8 89.0 1.29
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' GiuseppekNgV- 45 - 30 +15 71.5 1.28
Brazil Alexandre 'xand' Zizixand 36 - 36 0 78.4 1.03
Brazil Lucas 'DeStiNy' BulloDeStiNy 36 - 37 -1 61.6 0.97
 MVP PK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Korea Min-Seok 'zeff' Parkzeff 46 - 45 +1 86.6 1.23
Korea Gu-Taek 'stax' Kimstax 39 - 40 -1 74.5 1.01
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' LeeXigN 30 - 41 -11 57.4 0.80
Korea Hae-Sung 'HSK' KimHSK 32 - 45 -13 55.1 0.69
Korea Seon-Ho 'xeta' Sonxeta 25 - 42 -17 55.8 0.67

The final team list for the New Challengers Stage, which is set to run on August 23-26 at the Verti Music Hall in Berlin with eight spots for the New Legends Stage up for grabs, is the following:

Brazil Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
683
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Brazil Alexandre 'xand' Zizi
Alexandre 'xand' Zizi
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
432
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
552
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' Lee
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
550
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Korea Gu-Taek 'stax' Kim
Gu-Taek 'stax' Kim
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
232
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Korea Min-Seok 'zeff' Park
Min-Seok 'zeff' Park
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
482
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.17
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
532
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Korea Seon-Ho 'xeta' Son
Seon-Ho 'xeta' Son
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
322
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
UHUUUUU
2019-07-29 20:48
gg ez nt koreans OMEGALUL mvp OMEGALUL
2019-07-29 20:49
#5
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Brazil Technovik1ng 
deserved
2019-07-29 20:48
hey
2019-07-29 20:48
#9
ScorpioN | 
Brazil MeineK 
Gz
2019-07-29 20:48
#10
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Faroe Islands qunort 
Cool
2019-07-29 20:48
#11
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Brazil 3nzow 
VAMO PORRA
2019-07-29 20:48
Never doubted it! (maybe)
2019-07-29 20:48
#37
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World streetson 
KKKKKKKKK +1
2019-07-29 21:03
#13
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Brazil Gaiolero 
KNG MVP 2019
2019-07-29 20:48
#14
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Norway k3ron 
Wasted spot
2019-07-29 20:49
VAMO CARALHOOOOOOOOO
2019-07-29 20:49
#17
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Hungary StraYzie 
+Fnatic
2019-07-29 20:49
+fnatic
2019-07-29 21:15
bota minha foto na sua parede porra
2019-07-29 20:49
#21
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Myanmar xdcc 
wasted spot
2019-07-29 20:49
Wish them a 0-3 on Challenger Stage, kNg should be baned from Valve events as long brax still is baned.
2019-07-29 20:50
+1 Never hope for bad luck for any team... But I simply dislike kng.
2019-07-29 20:55
#34
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Brazil SecondKS 
why???
2019-07-29 21:02
+1 if death threats towards another player + homophobic insults towards an analyst isn't enough to warrant a perm ban from competitive CS then idk why the fuck we even call it an e-sport
2019-07-29 21:37
Thanks mate, that's pretty everything to say about it. kNg is not a sportsman and his "apology" is a joke.
2019-07-29 21:49
#58
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Brazil RevvivaL 
Well he SEEMS to have gotten better. (Not sure). And at least he tried to apologize. And he is a great player, best on INTZ (I know that is not much).
2019-07-29 23:06
the apology was not written by him, he has never apologized for anything
2019-07-30 08:10
if valve banned players for tweeting then s1mple would be permabanned by now, stop being such a SJW, KNG himself said that his "death threat" was just a language barrier. and he wasn't being homophobic either, he never said that being gay is a bad thing, he just implied that Richard Lewis is thorin's boyfriend because they're always defending eachother aka "sucking eachother dicks"
2019-07-29 23:31
#65
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Brazil Allistar 
I understand your efforts and I totally agree with your points but people have already made their minds towards kNg. Nothing that we say will ever change their opinion unfortunately.
2019-07-30 02:03
#66
Algeria W0r 
+1 Only wise comment there! Asking valve to ban players for their social-media interactions is nonsense. Plus non one has to like a certain kind of people, I mean it's not an obligation.
2019-07-30 02:05
why don't you go ahead and tweet "i'll kill you" to your boss on twitter and see if social-media interactions have consequences. if you even have a job, fucking clown
2019-07-30 08:21
#77
Algeria W0r 
Poor social media (twitter) puppet I'm not going to threat anyone on internet nor in real life
2019-07-30 15:38
why not? you said yourself it's nonsense for social media interations to have consequences. so are you gonna back up your words with action or are you just a little bitch?
2019-07-30 17:01
#98
Algeria W0r 
Thank you for showing me your level. I'm not dependent from internet like you seems to be. it's just hate, you want him to be banned, but you are sitting here insulting people saying stupid things like clow and bitch and whatsoever Have a nice life
2019-07-30 20:15
+1
2019-07-30 21:49
he tweeted it during an event directed towards another player at the same event. that's a direct threat, kng is fucking lucky fns didn't press charges. literally any enployer would fire an employee for threatening another employee at twitter, so Valve banning criminal players from events is not any weirded than banning them for throwing or cheating "i'll kill you" is not a language barrier lmfao, if you think that pathetic excuse is true then you're actually retarded btw s1mple has afaik tweeted nothing even close to a death threat
2019-07-30 08:09
Yes is a lenguage barrier, because people like you and other Europeans take every fucking thing literally,especially the Nordic countries. Just because he said I'll kill you doesn't actually mean he was going to kill him lol, in Brasil and other countries saying "I'll kill you" in a fight means I'm going to beat your ass(you can ask any Brazilian)... not a professional behaviour I know,but FNS was a fucking asshole too and I don't see people asking for his ban, anyone can insult in the internet but face to face most of them are fucking pussies.
2019-07-30 17:05
it's still a threat in the most literal sense imaginable, even if kng was so drunk and retarded that he actually thought he was in the favela talking to another low life scum as you would have us think, he still said "i'll kill you" to a fellow non-brazilian CS player
2019-07-30 17:54
Did you read anything I wrote? I'll just copy paste here: Just because he said I'll kill you doesn't actually mean he was going to kill him lol, in Brasil and other countries saying "I'll kill you" in a fight means I'm going to beat your ass(you can ask any Brazilian)
2019-07-30 17:58
#88
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Brazil lucaix 
+1. Its 100% that! Idk how people think he actually wanted to kill Fns xDD
2019-07-30 18:13
oh he was JUST threatening to beat him up? and that's normal behaviour to you? that's some unhinged shit lmao, have you ever in your life been in a civilized country? maybe your ancestors stopped evolving a little too early and are still trying to solve disputes with a wooden club?
2019-07-30 18:14
You clearly didn't read what I wrote."not a professional behaviour I know,but FNS was a fucking asshole too and I don't see people asking for his ban" It isn't normal behaviour nor professional especially when you're a public figure but it's understandable,we are all humans after all. Most people reacts when someone is fucking with you,you know? When someone talk shit about you, especially in the internet because they don't have the fucking balls to do it in front of your face you stand up for yourself, maybe in your country it's teached to be a fucking pussy when someone it's messing with you , and you have to lower your head and keep quiet, but in mine and I think in most countries we're not so passive. And yes, I've been in a lot of "civilized countries", and when it cames to defend yourself when someone is disrespecting you I think Argentina or Brasil is just like every country I've been to(USA,UK,France,Portugal,Spain). My ancestors are most European, since Argentina population is based in European inmigration just like USA and Brasil. And I'm sure you never left Europe, so how can u talk about a country you never been to? You're clearly the example that retards are in every country despite having one of the best education in the world.
2019-07-30 18:44
tl;dr but gl in your 3rd world country where death threats are just another way of saying hello apparently lmao, if you ever make it to a civilized country let me know how that works out for you, would be fun to see you use your "logic" in a court of law hahaha
2019-07-30 19:20
So you can't even read a short text or you don't have answers for it? Jeez, and I thought that Sweden had a nice education, I hope you're a special case. Good luck being a retard tho, you can be living in every country of the world but it doesn't go away lol
2019-07-30 19:31
lol if you think I'm spending time reading your essays just to teach 3rd worlders not to send death threats, as amusing as it is. it would be easier to teach a stray dog not to eat his own shit
2019-07-30 20:24
kNg never apologized personal for his very unprofessianal behaviour toward fns and Thorin, as well as towards Richard Lewis. But that's not the big part about it. He litleraly threaten someone to die, that's not a language barrier, turn it as long as you want, he very well knew what he's tweeting. He even got a second Chance when a great org picked him up. If I was in position of deciding something at 100T I would never pick him up and they paid for that soon after. I made up my mind to him and as long there are no real ment and honest apologizes and steps toward a good role model I won't change my mind. And yes someone threaten another player like he did has nothing lost at a Valve sponsored tournament.
2019-07-30 08:57
#81
2019-07-30 17:06
Grow some balls. The threat wasn’t fucking real. Jesus Christ, how can you guys be so naive? That’s really impressive. You live in a bubble that makes you ignorant as fuck regarding many aspects of life, and you my friend, is living proof. If you dislike one of the most amazing agressive awpers of all time based on what you just said, just mean that you are a Beta Male. You know what that is? Better find out later than never, you will thank me in the future. Stop being the victim, stop saying shit about others. Grow some balls and stand up for yourself.
2019-07-30 17:29
I don't really understand how can they think that he actually meaned that. They're so innocence.
2019-07-30 18:00
zzzzz another uneducated favela trying to justify death threats. just because you live on the street and kill each other for cigarettes doesn't mean that the rest of us want your culture
2019-07-30 18:07
#91
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Brazil lucaix 
Its funny how you disrespect us like this comment and talk shit about language barrier. Poor swedish.
2019-07-30 18:38
It shows who really is the uneducated here,but I guess people like him exist in every country wheter you have one of the best educations or not.
2019-07-30 18:42
brazil invented poor lmfao
2019-07-30 19:17
What a childish answer, how old are u?
2019-07-30 19:33
#24
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
MVP couldnt win a single series, thats sad
2019-07-29 20:50
wasted spot, at least MVP would be entertaining to watch
2019-07-29 20:50
#39
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Sweden Zaser5 
+1
2019-07-29 21:06
#40
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Brazil aotus 
+1
2019-07-29 21:10
+1
2019-07-29 21:35
Mvp lost, they're even worse than intz. How would that have been more entertaining
2019-07-29 22:42
have u watched this or any mvp game? or are u just looking at results dumbass
2019-07-29 23:49
Mvp were so bad omg
2019-07-30 16:17
#103
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Serbia Niddzaa 
I watched and both teams were garbage. Intz is better. Games were really boring.
2019-08-03 15:55
I respect your opinion, however, you can’t deny that kNg is one of the most entertaining AWPers out there. Do you remember the PGL Krakow major? Dude, Immortals vs BIG and Immortals vs Gambit were some sickass matches!
2019-07-30 20:09
#26
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Brazil kabladin 
3 br teams on major, cry haters, bring me the stickers PogChamp
2019-07-29 20:51
#38
nexa | 
Other Exci000 
And all of them are shit
2019-07-29 21:05
+1
2019-07-29 21:33
#51
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Brazil kabladin 
albania and macedonia csgo LUL, cryisfree
2019-07-29 22:03
doesn't change what he's saying lol
2019-07-30 04:51
#62
s1mple | 
China fu22Y 
lol that's very true
2019-07-30 00:47
#102
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Serbia Niddzaa 
Furia only good br sticker. Rest are garbage.
2019-08-03 15:54
#27
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus 
Wasted fr
2019-07-29 20:51
gg but 0-3 at Major wit these level of plays
2019-07-29 20:52
#30
fnx | 
Brazil fskNTC 
Ez for Apoka
2019-07-29 20:53
Sad
2019-07-29 21:02
THANKS C9 :D
2019-07-29 21:02
#36
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Brazil ERICK1_ 
LET'S GO BOYS!!!!!!!!!!
2019-07-29 21:03
#42
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Portugal coremanhd 
Deserved so much
2019-07-29 21:16
KNG IS MY RELIGION
2019-07-29 21:34
FUCK YEAH BBY!!!
2019-07-29 21:37
#49
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World euqin 
Ma boi solo would have made it, just sayin'
2019-07-29 21:43
#53
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Brazil hugoooo 
Not counting kNg, it will be their fitst stickers ever, imagine how happy they are right now!
2019-07-29 22:41
Lol xign is trash
2019-07-29 22:41
#56
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Brazil Arnobio 
does anyone have 3 braincells at least
2019-07-29 22:44
#57
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Other Onizuka_go 
MVP has been never qualified for 4 years.
2019-07-29 22:59
#60
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Argentina Renardo 
i would've liked to see MVP stickers
2019-07-29 23:46
MVL
2019-07-30 01:28
Asian CS never growth
2019-07-30 06:04
you have not to blame MVP, MVP is the only full-time pro team in Korea currently.
2019-07-30 07:17
xeta was on jet-lag? lul.. rip... ez4kngod the brazillian Art
2019-07-30 08:44
#75
fnx | 
Other individual 
how much sticker money MVP missing out?
2019-07-30 10:51
ez intz
2019-07-30 11:53
ez
2019-07-31 15:30
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