DreamEaters upset Vitality; NRG ease past Syman

No.2 team in the world Vitality stand on the brink of elimination in the StarLadder Major's New Challengers Stage after losing to DreamEaters, while NRG have moved into the 2-1 pool after overrunning Syman.

Vitality began their CT side in dominant fashion as they took the pistol round without losing a single man, but they were immediately put on the back foot as DreamEaters replied in the following round following a quad-kill from Semyon "kinqie" Lisitsyn.

The Russian team used that momentum to carve out a solid lead, forcing Vitality's players to operate with a very fragile economy until the mid-way mark of the half. As the half came to an end, DreamEaters found themselves in the lead (8-7), but they knew that the scoreline could have been much better for them had they not gifted Dan "apEX" Madesclaire a 1v3 clutch and lost an anti-eco.

DreamEaters send Vitality into the 1-2 pool

After switching over to the CT side, DreamEaters further added to their lead after taking the pistol round and the following two. Vitality responded by chaining five rounds together to take the lead for the first time since the pistol round. It seemed like the Frenchmen had finally got a grip on the game, but the Russian side held firmly in defence and secured the win, raising further questions about Vitality's state after another uninspired performance by Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut, who had no impact whatsoever on the Terrorist side.

 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 24 - 22 +2 101.9 1.25
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 22 - 18 +4 67.3 1.08
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 18 - 20 -2 72.4 0.99
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 15 - 20 -5 64.4 0.92
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 13 - 20 -7 45.9 0.72
 DreamEaters K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Semyon 'kinqie' Lisitsynkinqie 29 - 14 +15 104.2 1.52
Russia Vladislav 'Krad' KravchenkoKrad 17 - 22 -5 76.5 1.09
Russia Svyatoslav 'svyat' Dovbakhsvyat 17 - 19 -2 65.9 1.08
Russia Anton 'speed4k' Titovspeed4k 19 - 17 +2 53.0 0.99
Russia Igor 'Forester' BezotecheskiyForester 17 - 20 -3 70.3 0.92

Meanwhile, viewers were treated to a demolition job on the secondary stream as NRG made light work of Syman. The CIS side took the first pistol round following a trio of USP headshots by Ilya "Perfecto" Zalutskiy on the retake, but things quickly fell apart for them. The North Americans rallied back immediately on a force buy and went on a tear, ending the first half with a commanding 13-2 lead.

Ethan with another great display in Berlin as NRG go 2-1

NRG refused to ease the pressure on their opponents and quickly hit match point after switching over to the CT side. Syman still responded following another great individual round by Perfecto, but they were too far behind to muster a comeback and NRG took the map 16-4.

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 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 19 - 7 +12 107.2 1.75
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 18 - 8 +10 71.5 1.53
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 15 - 8 +7 83.2 1.43
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 17 - 10 +7 80.8 1.42
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 13 - 12 +1 79.5 1.16
 Syman K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Kazakhstan Ramazan 'Ramz1kBO$$' BashizovRamz1kBO$$ 14 - 14 0 77.1 0.97
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' ZalutskiyPerfecto 14 - 15 -1 75.0 0.84
Azerbaijan Maksim 't0rick' Zaikint0rick 8 - 16 -8 55.2 0.66
Kazakhstan Sanzhar 'neaLaN' IshkakovneaLaN 4 - 18 -14 46.0 0.35
Belgium Nicolas 'Keoz' DgusKeoz 5 - 19 -14 47.4 0.34
The New Challengers stage
2W - 1L
1W - 2L
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
164
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Russia Semyon 'kinqie' Lisitsyn
Semyon 'kinqie' Lisitsyn
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
345
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.30
Maps played:
499
KPR:
0.88
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1486
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
#1
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Switzerland meme_jesus 
lmao Vitality to go 1-3
2019-08-24 14:22
Not ez 4 Mortality
2019-08-24 14:31
#67
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Absolutely expected
2019-08-24 15:03
#71
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Europe IFlorek 
Vitality is going to win the major they said hahahaha
2019-08-24 15:16
#2
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Denmark Ritsuryo 
expected
2019-08-24 14:21
#3
meyern | 
Venezuela anx420 
VITALITY TOP 2 THEY SAID
2019-08-24 14:21
Lul
2019-08-24 14:27
vitality on monday top 8
2019-08-24 22:28
LULTALITY
2019-08-24 14:21
first! edit: fuck those f5´ers :(
2019-08-24 14:22
Vitality LMAO -RpK -NBK , those two drags them down .. add shox and kennyS , gg
2019-08-24 14:23
#37
zews | 
Brazil faustarpp 
NBK is a good player imo, but RPK... Jesus, i saw at least 4 rounds on the T-side that Zywoo went with a Deagle or Galil and RPK had a SG. Who did he kill with it? NO ONE.
2019-08-24 14:30
You're braindamaged. kennyS??? They already have main AWPer ZyWoO
2019-08-24 15:41
#80
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France Roi_Arachnide 
zywoo is a primary rifler, he is only awping bc they need and awper in vitality
2019-08-24 15:44
+1 I read he didn't even wanted to be an AWP'er, they kinda forced him to.
2019-08-24 21:42
You're living in a different dimension or what ? ZywOo is also a rifler while kennyS is mainly an AWP player , also if you compare ZywOo to kennyS , I believe kennyS is more stable with his AWP than ZywOo .
2019-08-24 15:52
+1 zywoo missed a LOT of shots this game that I just don't see Kenny missing. I honestly think the pressure of being world #2 team AND world #2 player is getting to him. Especially being that it's the major.
2019-08-25 10:56
yikes
2019-08-24 14:22
#8
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China NonMeltIce 
holymoly rank2 team
2019-08-24 14:22
#9
s1mple | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
EZ FOR RUSKIE!!!!!!!
2019-08-24 14:22
#10
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Romania cyber8 
AXAXAXXAXAXA LULTALITY
2019-08-24 14:22
#11
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Canada Squidward2K 
Zywho?
2019-08-24 14:22
RUSSKIE VPERED!!! S NAMI TRENER
2019-08-24 14:22
Tarik and torick are beasts
2019-08-24 14:22
#14
RpK | 
Japan Archy69 
Faze Krakow Major Flashbacks
2019-08-24 14:22
+1
2019-08-24 14:26
BUT FAZE lost 0-3 (BIG/MOUZ/Flipsid3)
2019-08-24 14:30
Yeah , they really shit the bed at that major , but I didn't really care because I dislike FaZe.
2019-08-24 14:31
#15
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Turkey montpaylit 
vitality overrated
2019-08-24 14:22
Ramz1kBO$$
2019-08-24 14:22
ZywOo_go_kill.exe has stopped working. Vitality_skill.exe not found.
2019-08-24 14:23
#18
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
LUltality Zywho
2019-08-24 14:23
#19
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Poland Julka 
Rofl
2019-08-24 14:23
#20
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Germany GDLenny 
GG DreamEaters!
2019-08-24 14:23
ZyWHOOOOO?????
2019-08-24 14:23
#22
f0rest | 
Mexico bfish8 
Vitality most overrated team in world, sayin it for months
2019-08-24 14:23
True story. Which kinda proves even more that there is no team out there that can hold a candle to Liquid. Even though Astralis have been shit for months now, I honestly think they have the only REAL shot at beating them.
2019-08-25 11:03
Vitality's dreams were eaten by the pros from CIS!
2019-08-24 14:23
RUSSKIE VPERED! S NAMI BOG!
2019-08-24 14:24
s1mple > zywoo
2019-08-24 14:24
always
2019-08-24 14:28
CIS is better than lultality and lulenergy north is lucky
2019-08-24 14:25
#28
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Switzerland fanb0yyy 
g2 all in all better.. vitality had a good run some month ago not more.. pls save zywoo -lucky +zywoo Zywoo 2nd awp/rifler = G2 TOPTIER
2019-08-24 14:26
Cl-0DA nUDoPacbl
2019-08-24 14:26
"Upset" LUL Vitality are always bots and zywoo is most overrated player ever seen
2019-08-24 14:26
Number 2 dropping to number 50
2019-08-24 14:28
#35
NAF | 
Other oxy333221 
Vitality LUL
2019-08-24 14:29
WTF VITA XAXAXAXA
2019-08-24 14:31
#39
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Europe b7ack0ut 
EZ
2019-08-24 14:31
#43
conoR | 
Iceland ashyra 
NotLikeThis
2019-08-24 14:31
Most expected team vitality, lol. Feel sad for zywoo
2019-08-24 14:33
#46
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Lithuania microgam1ng 
Russian couch is likę 6 player
2019-08-24 14:34
#47
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Europe loonek4 
Vitality worst #2 best team ever?
2019-08-24 14:35
They are overated af. Only cologne was good
2019-08-24 14:43
RIP everyone who chose DreamEaters to go 0-3 and Vitality 3-0
2019-08-24 14:38
Vitality xd
2019-08-24 14:39
Liquid fans saying scene has never been that competitive like now, meanwhile #2 team in the world losing to some random tier 4 teams, yeah, keep daydreaming
2019-08-24 14:43
#64
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Russia agrachiv 
Dreameaters have Just ate those dreams
2019-08-24 15:02
#88
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Philippines blueberryjean 
They're not wrong though, but a lot from the top 10 are overrated. A lot below top 10 are actually competitive
2019-08-24 17:16
#54
TenZ | 
United Kingdom HG_J0X3 
Vitality always lose in bo1s
2019-08-24 14:46
50% of all Pick'ems: rip xD
2019-08-24 14:47
#56
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Switzerland Andro7789 
And here lady's and gentlemen we have an example how one man can't carry a team alone this might happen to navi if electronic or boombl4 dont show up
2019-08-24 14:48
Vitality top2 zyhwoo omegalulu
2019-08-24 14:48
vitality being kinda french rn wassup with that
2019-08-24 14:53
If Vitality blows this major spot...damn Zywoo no chance of even top5 if they don't make the major, for sure
2019-08-24 14:55
#60
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Europe Skraj 
Vitality to face like Intz/coL and cruise their way to the Major and have NBK or someone say something like "Yeah ;) we didn't really play our game, but we woke up and in the end we made it ;)"
2019-08-24 14:56
After losing vs Syman and Dreameaters I don't think their ELO is still good. Maybe they'll have to face forze or Furia
2019-08-24 15:05
lultality facepalm.jpg
2019-08-24 14:56
#62
VINI | 
Brazil logzera 
Are you throwing throwtality?
2019-08-24 14:57
NBK, have you played like pussies again???
2019-08-24 15:01
#2 my ass lmao
2019-08-24 15:02
#DEPOWER
2019-08-24 15:03
#68
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Philippines etalynx08 
they become pussies again huh
2019-08-24 15:04
Upset?
2019-08-24 15:10
#72
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African Union mikecool 
Lultality baguette cs
2019-08-24 15:17
Vitality overrated
2019-08-24 15:30
RpK omegalul player
2019-08-24 15:30
Upset? It was expected tbh
2019-08-24 15:32
#76
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Argentina Santix1233 
Wtf Vitality...
2019-08-24 15:36
NBK why playing like pussies again LULW
2019-08-24 15:37
remember when ALEX implied they were the best team? rofl
2019-08-24 15:41
#81
LaimB | 
Lithuania Martis 
NBK on DreamEaters loss: "We played like pussies"
2019-08-24 15:47
Baguette Zyfat and apEX shit. Fuck Macron and France! :D
2019-08-24 15:58
#84
shox | 
India iejesus 
wtf
2019-08-24 15:58
#85
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Japan ehegao 
two igl system is working.
2019-08-24 16:19
Vitality is a joker, the 2nd best team in the world? Shame
2019-08-24 17:04
They said vita was the second best in the world. And here we are.
2019-08-24 17:06
#VIBUYPOWER
2019-08-24 18:31
#92
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Iceland caverat 
Zywoo top 1 LMAAAOOOOOO
2019-08-24 22:44
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