Vitality see off HellRaisers in Berlin; CR4ZY through to New Legends Stage

Vitality avoided elimination at the StarLadder Major by taking down HellRaisers in the 1-2 pool, while CR4ZY assured themselves of a top-16 finish following a three-map series win against DreamEaters.

The French team entered the series against HellRaisers in a must-win situation but displayed once again their tendency to start sluggishly as they found themselves down 0-4 on Inferno. The two sides then exchanged a couple of rounds before Vitality finally hit their stride, winning the final seven rounds of the half in convincing fashion to head into the break up 9-6.

Vitality carried that momentum into the second half and further extended their lead after winning the pistol round and the following two rounds. HellRaisers came close to winning the first gun round of the half before Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut showed up to clear the A bombsite with a trio of frags. The French prodigy continued wreaking havoc in the HR defense and powered his team to map point off the back of a quad-kill, taking his score to 30-8.

HellRaisers still pulled two back thanks to some quality AWPing by Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný, but then Vitality put the game to rest with a B execute to take the lead in the series.

Vitality live to fight another day in the New Challengers Stage

Next up was Mirage, where a blazing fast start from Vitality saw them go uncontested during the first seven rounds of the map. oskar stepped up to the plate and rescued his team with a series of key rounds, helping HellRaisers to win five rounds on the defense to end the half with 16 frags - twice as many as any of his teammates.

The European mixture looked a completely different side after the break and was in control during the early stages to restore parity at 11-11. But everything changed once Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt clutched a 1v2 situation, avoiding a reset for Vitality. The French side kept their defence very compact after that and won the final rounds they needed to lock down the map and enter the 2-2 pool of teams.

 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 48 - 22 +26 83.4 1.49
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 39 - 29 +10 79.0 1.28
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 31 - 31 0 67.7 1.09
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 28 - 34 -6 79.7 1.01
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 23 - 35 -12 58.1 0.89
 HellRaisers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastnýoskar 42 - 33 +9 86.6 1.20
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA 36 - 33 +3 80.3 1.07
Spain Christian 'loWel' Garcia AntoranloWel 29 - 31 -2 65.5 0.97
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1 19 - 37 -18 45.7 0.75
Lithuania Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskasnukkye 25 - 37 -12 58.6 0.72

Meanwhile, CR4ZY and DreamEaters squared off in the 2-1 pool for a spot in the New Legends Stage. Inferno, the opening map of the series, witnessed a dreadful start from the Serbian squad, who got just one of the opening seven rounds of the game. But then the ex-Valiance squad finally found their footing in the game and dominated proceedings during the final stages of the half to secure a narrow 8-7 lead.

The opening stages of the second half were evenly contested as neither side looked able to stamp their authority on proceedings. That was until the 24th round, when CR4ZY shockingly lost an anti-eco round that would have put them up 13-11. The Serbian side just fell apart after that, losing a 1v3 to Anton "speed4k" Titov in the following round, with DreamEaters using that momentum to take the map 16-12.

CR4ZY move on to the next stage

CR4ZY got off to a flying start on Dust2 and raced to an 11-1 lead on the Terrorist side, only losing an anti-eco in the second round following three great Desert Eagle kills by Igor "Forester" Bezotecheskiy. DreamEaters kept themselves in the game by stringing the final three rounds of the half, and they followed that up with a lively start to their Terrorist side to bring the deficit to a solitary round. But all of a sudden they ran out of steam, allowing the Serbian side to put together a string of rounds and level up the series.

Things started off poorly for CR4ZY on Mirage as they were once again reset after taking the pistol round, but Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač's charges were in cruise control once they had money in the bank as they assembled a very tight defense to take an 11-4 lead.

A quad-kill by Vladislav "Krad" Kravchenko in the second half pistol kept DreamEaters in the game and provided a massive boost for the Russian team, who lost just one of the initial eight rounds on their CT side. With just one round separating the two teams, it looked like the game would go down to the wire, but then huNter- put his team on match point with a series of multi-kills before Nemanja "nexa" Isaković provided the finishing blow with a 1v2 clutch.

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Mirage
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 DreamEaters K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Igor 'Forester' BezotecheskiyForester 60 - 59 +1 81.9 1.13
Russia Semyon 'kinqie' Lisitsynkinqie 52 - 61 -9 73.4 1.00
Russia Vladislav 'Krad' KravchenkoKrad 53 - 58 -5 65.5 0.98
Russia Svyatoslav 'svyat' Dovbakhsvyat 52 - 63 -11 77.3 0.94
Russia Anton 'speed4k' Titovspeed4k 49 - 52 -3 57.3 0.91
 CR4ZY K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 76 - 50 +26 94.3 1.40
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter-' KovačhuNter- 67 - 56 +11 88.2 1.26
Finland Otto 'ottoNd' SihvoottoNd 61 - 51 +10 74.0 1.13
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' MilasauskasEspiranTo 56 - 56 0 81.7 1.09
Serbia Nestor 'LETN1' TanićLETN1 33 - 53 -20 46.5 0.74
The New Challengers stage
3W - 0L
3W - 1L
0W - 3L
France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
754
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Russia Anton 'speed4k' Titov
Anton 'speed4k' Titov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
356
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
930
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
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
Russia Vladislav 'Krad' Kravchenko
Vladislav 'Krad' Kravchenko
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
330
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Russia Igor 'Forester' Bezotecheskiy
Igor 'Forester' Bezotecheskiy
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
343
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
#1
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Switzerland meme_jesus 
easy, wp cr4zy
2019-08-25 22:16
#7
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
expected
2019-08-25 22:15
#22
cR4zY | 
Myanmar xdcc 
CIS gets 2 guaranteed spots now.
2019-08-25 22:21
Zywoo + 4 bots
2019-08-25 23:08
EZ 4 CR4ZY
2019-08-25 22:15
this game was cr4zy
2019-08-25 22:15
awesome!
2019-08-25 22:15
1 almost gj crazy ez5pts
2019-08-25 22:16
#6
cR4zY | 
Myanmar xdcc 
It's better to be crazy than eat people's dreams. #dontfakeit #respect
2019-08-25 22:15
#8
meyern | 
Venezuela anx420 
ez4cr4zy
2019-08-25 22:16
#9
Xyp9x | 
Ukraine 60hzgods 
Ez
2019-08-25 22:16
#10
BnTeT | 
Europe Auoz 
ez4cr4zy
2019-08-25 22:16
Fuck, i hope DreamEaters qualify tomorrow...
2019-08-25 22:16
#13
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Croatia m4niaaaaac 
37 euro sponsorship btw HAHAAH youtube.com/watch?v=Duv-UBK8Mqs
2019-08-25 22:16
Finally vitality
2019-08-25 22:16
Pickems saved
2019-08-25 22:16
Dream eaters really played well
2019-08-25 22:16
Pickems saved thank you Kovac 2.0
2019-08-25 22:16
#18
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Czech Republic Noxar 
Thank you CR4ZY, pickems saved! Don't have to rely on Shitality to go through. Definitely not picking Furia ever again, neither Vitality in Legends stage.
2019-08-25 22:16
#dontfakeit
2019-08-25 22:16
#21
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Serbia SplitteR96 
ima boga
2019-08-25 22:16
#27
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Serbia kgfa|fanat1k 
+1
2019-08-25 22:28
Rip Hellraisers. Ange1 please be smart and do what you are best at, building a fresh CIS roster with upcoming talents. This way you will qualify through the CIS minor, guaranteed.
2019-08-25 22:19
#24
f0rest | 
Spain jeyolo 
Fuck yea cr4zy!!! Hunter and nexa stronk duo!
2019-08-25 22:20
Yes! 5 points done
2019-08-25 22:21
Ez Pick'3mz Ez
2019-08-25 22:28
#29
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Aaaand 5/5 complete, pick'em complete. Thanks based NRG, G2 & CR4ZY. GGs. Gonna be rooting for Grayhound to eliminate VitaLULity tomorrow.
2019-08-25 22:30
NICEEEEEEEEEE IDEMO BRE MOMCI BRAVO MAJSTORI
2019-08-25 23:14
#32
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Serbia Igi90 
Nice CR4ZY good job! Well done! Deserved and showed them, how to play cs go ;)
2019-08-26 00:06
ez 5/5 pick'em complete.))
2019-08-26 00:49
#35
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Canada herocoolzzz 
yeah man, pick em saved
2019-08-26 05:18
#36
mir | 
Russia Juicysauce 
If cr4zy lost this... They will choke by forZe
2019-08-26 08:00
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