AVANGAR stun Vitality; advance to semi-finals in Berlin

AVANGAR have pulled off a shocking upset at the StarLadder Berlin Major, claiming a 2-1 victory over Vitality with wins on Mirage (16-9) and Dust2 (16-10) to earn a spot in the semi-finals against Renegades.

Double kills from Nathan "⁠NBK-⁠" Schmitt and Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy saw Vitality open up the second quarter-final matchup of the StarLadder Berlin Major with a 2-0 lead on Mirage. An MP9 triple kill by Sanjar "⁠SANJI⁠" Kuliev was what first got AVANGAR on the board, allowing the Kazakhstani side to take the lead from the Frenchmen thanks to an additional quad kill from SANJI and triple from Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali. A 1vs2 clutch by Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire helped Vitality regain control, allowing them to fight back for a 7-5 scoreline. A half-buy from AVANGAR saw Alexey "⁠qikert⁠" Golubev grab himself two crucial frags, swinging momentum into AVANGAR's favour as the team took all three of the remaining rounds in the half to edge out an 8-7 lead.

It was Jame time on Mirage as the AWPer attained a 1.76 rating

Vitality quickly equalized as they also secured the second pistol round of the map, with Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut — who had been notably absent from the board in the first half — grabbing himself an MP9 quad kill in the ensuing round to give Vitality a one-round edge. However, once AVANGAR were on rifles, they remained a step ahead of their opposition for the remainder of the half as Jame led his side to a picture-perfect finish as they locked the French out of the map for a 16-9 victory.

SANJI's fragging form continued onto AVANGAR's pick of Inferno as the 21-year-old grabbed himself three kills to help net his side their first pistol round victory and a 2-0 start to the map. Only one round went the way of Vitality, courtesy of a pair of frags from ZywOo, with Timur "⁠buster⁠" Tulepov answering back with a triple kill of his own to push AVANGAR up to a 5-1 lead. NBK- and RpK combined with two kills apiece to grant Vitality their second round, but a double entry from SANJI kept AVANGAR ahead as they pushed Vitality's economy to the breaking point. Three crucial frags from Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin was what began Vitality's resurgence, with ZywOo finding a quad kill of his own as the Frenchmen strung together seven consecutive rounds to keep AVANGAR at bay for a 9-6 lead.

Three kills from RpK were not enough for Vitality to grab another pistol victory, allowing for AVANGAR to close the gap to 9-8. In similar fashion to AVANGAR's second half showing on Mirage, Vitality had full control of the map on gun rounds, with ZywOo asserting his dominance as he pushed up banana for a triple kill to help Vitality grab five rounds in a row, putting them in touching distance of map point. AVANGAR began to fight back, but only three rounds went their way before back-to-back multi-kill rounds from apEX took Inferno over the line with a 16-11 win for Vitality.

A strong performance from ZywOo helped Vitality win Inferno

An innovative boost to spot ALEX at car allowed for qikert to secure a quad kill, granting AVANGAR the lead as Dust2 got underway. A clean farm round by AVANGAR was replied to in kind by Vitality on their first gun round, but an answer back by the Kazakhstani side kept control in the hands of AVANGAR. A triple kill out of long by buster was rounded out with a final frag on NBK-, allowing the AVANGAR to push up to another 5-1 lead.

Much like on Inferno, a pair of frags from ALEX and ZywOo gave Vitality their second round, but Jame's AWP rung out to allow AVANGAR to answer back and go up 7-2. Another double kill from ZywOo helped Vitality add a third round to the board, but three back-to-back multi-kill rounds by Dauren "⁠AdreN⁠" Kystaubayev saw AVANGAR completely shut down Vitality, with buster securing three frags of his own in the 15th round to take a dominant 12-3 lead.

The situation took a grim turn for Vitality as three defensive frags from qikert seemed set to grant AVANGAR their fourth pistol round of the series, but ZywOo refused to concede as he found himself a 1vs3 ace clutch to pull the round back in Vitality's favour. The Frenchmen began to narrow the deficit as they brought the scoreline to 12-6, but Jame answered ZywOo's ace in the first round with an AWP ace of his own to push his side up to a 14-6 lead. A comeback effort by Vitality saw the Frenchmen run back four rounds to attain double digits, but AVANGAR remained resilient as they secured two final rounds to net a 16-10 victory and advance to the semi-finals.

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 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 60 - 47 +13 81.1 1.19
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 50 - 55 -5 76.1 1.00
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 55 - 59 -4 71.3 0.99
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 40 - 53 -13 66.0 0.88
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 34 - 59 -25 49.8 0.65
 AVANGAR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame 59 - 37 +22 81.0 1.33
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 62 - 53 +9 81.9 1.24
Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' KulievSANJI 56 - 49 +7 76.4 1.13
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 46 - 46 0 69.0 1.04
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 50 - 54 -4 64.8 0.96
France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1877
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1445
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' Kuliev
Sanjar 'SANJI' Kuliev
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
560
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
990
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1571
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.09
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
745
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
986
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
974
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1732
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Either Avangar or Renegades will be in the finals... as expected. Avangar the new Gambit??? also... NA CS SO BAD LMFAO
2019-09-05 22:07
30 replies
fluketality lul
2019-09-05 22:07
11 replies
congrats avangar
2019-09-05 22:08
#22
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North America ProudNAfan
Extra ez 4 NA in the championship now
2019-09-05 22:08
1 reply
name checks out, EZ4BLASTRALIS, thr upset major.
2019-09-05 23:01
Adren was a PROBLEM in FaZe
2019-09-05 22:08
7 replies
Faze was a problem for Adren
2019-09-05 22:10
u dont know anything. adren played in faze as a temporary stand-in
2019-09-05 22:32
4 replies
It was sarcasm.
2019-09-05 23:09
3 replies
reaaly? ur sense of sarcasm is the level of ur brain, good job
2019-09-06 05:24
2 replies
Hes still washed up
2019-09-06 11:09
bruh he didn't even make the joke
2019-09-07 02:04
Probably because of the language probably.. AdreN is a guy who can step up really hard for a team and you can clearly see the diference
2019-09-06 13:01
#43
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South Africa @FyreCS
Pick one: > #2 and #3 team in world eliminated > #1 and #5 team in world still in? Imagine and AU team beating EU team in Major LUL
2019-09-05 22:09
As expected, coz V1tality never were real top-2 team, biggest fluke ever! Top 10 at their best conditions and ZyWho dropping 40 bombs every map, only that way :)
2019-09-05 22:09
10 replies
+1
2019-09-05 22:11
CIS teams are just counter stratting everyone, and it works insanely well against Vitality. Syman did exactly the same and as soon as you take the power away from Zywoo the team is done
2019-09-05 22:16
7 replies
Exactly. Don't let DoubleChin play his game and V1tality become solid T2 team in second.
2019-09-05 22:30
6 replies
Legitimately speaking, triple indeed xD
2019-09-05 22:39
This is so true. apEX is so bad...
2019-09-05 22:44
#180
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Turkey LantarEZ
You are the mibr overrated guy right?
2019-09-05 22:52
2 replies
no he is not
2019-09-05 23:19
Was two months ago.Now almost everyone knows how bad M17R are, so my misson is to tell people that Fluketality overrated af.
2019-09-06 08:16
zywoo dropped a 1.22 rating at this major. its not like he wasn't carrying the shit out of them this event.
2019-09-05 23:09
#259
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Poland Crai9Xen
+1
2019-09-06 07:16
Na teams in semis: 2 Eu teams in semis: 0 LUL EU CS LUL
2019-09-05 23:26
2 replies
EU focused on Brexit LEL
2019-09-05 23:28
NA CS OMEGALULTRASH
2019-09-06 22:37
AVANGAR has WAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY more skill on the roster than old Gambit
2019-09-05 23:30
Avangar is Gambit 2017. Gambit would be top 5 team if Zeus didn't left.
2019-09-06 00:58
1 reply
ya kid and ur mom is my girlfriend
2019-09-06 05:27
wow
2019-09-05 22:08
wp for avangar, congrats deserved
2019-09-05 22:07
liquid will take it so EZ french cs omegalul
2019-09-05 22:07
7 replies
#42
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Georgia Vespassean
NA CS omega lul
2019-09-05 22:09
6 replies
#77
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Finland Puskaaa
+1
2019-09-05 22:12
5 replies
Finnish cs omegalul
2019-09-05 22:46
4 replies
EU cs omegalul
2019-09-05 23:03
3 replies
Brazilian CS omegalul Just two teams, one of them losing to Syman, and the other is a dead team.
2019-09-05 23:20
2 replies
World CS omegalul
2019-09-05 23:55
1 reply
C S G OMEGALUL
2019-09-06 00:16
FRENCH FANS they arrived here by bus to see 3 maps and go home
2019-09-05 22:08
5 replies
#113
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Finland Smoonah
LOL french #2 spot haha overstated by HLTV
2019-09-05 22:18
Hahahahah
2019-09-05 22:20
Rofl
2019-09-05 22:28
xD
2019-09-06 00:00
I'm one of thel and it hurts :( But at least we set fire to the arena !
2019-09-06 01:29
zy who? Also nice to see Adren kicked from FaZe and immediatly get legends + semis Pog
2019-09-05 22:07
3 replies
Faze is a joke lmao
2019-09-05 22:13
1 reply
#112
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Finland Smoonah
faze is shitter clan
2019-09-05 22:18
OMG stop writing that Faze did the mistake. Niko said that he doesn't want to be the IGL anymore, so they started to search the new IGL as the replacement for AdreN. They also wanted to try AdreN as the IGL, but AdreN had average English
2019-09-05 23:46
#8
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Ukraine McSwell
Wp Avangar, expected - kazakhs are historically stronger than France. Hope both NA teams will be eliminated tomorrow to make great major even better. Pickems, bettors - cry is free.
2019-09-05 22:07
5 replies
#57
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Austria SplasJ
Hell yeah. Underdogs Always so much more fun
2019-09-05 22:10
#63
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Ukraine martnlo1
If NaVi and Astralis win, that's will be the best major ever
2019-09-05 22:10
3 replies
+1 if the final becomes Avangar - Navi it can be the bestest major ever
2019-09-05 22:14
2 replies
+1
2019-09-05 22:27
+1
2019-09-05 22:34
#9
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Argentina KALAMAR
JAME TIME
2019-09-05 22:07
So eZ
2019-09-05 22:08
#12
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Russia Glihhh
EZ4 Jesus "Jame" Christ
2019-09-05 22:08
#13
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South Africa @FyreCS
Ez
2019-09-05 22:08
ez4avangar
2019-09-05 22:08
LETS GOO
2019-09-05 22:08
EU CS LUL
2019-09-05 22:08
Jame the savior
2019-09-05 22:08
Adren was a PROBLEM in FaZe)
2019-09-05 22:08
#19
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Brazil Preazin
LUL
2019-09-05 22:08
ZYWHO?
2019-09-05 22:08
JAME > ZyWho
2019-09-05 22:08
CIS LETS GOO
2019-09-05 22:08
#26
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Romania FaZe_NBK
Krakow go home. Berlin is officially the worst major now. Renegades or Avangar will be in the final. While Astralis, Liquid and Navi forced to battle each other for the second spot. What a shame.
2019-09-05 22:08
18 replies
cry is free pickem boy
2019-09-05 22:09
4 replies
#69
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Austria SplasJ
True. This is one of my favorites for now. The ence final really was boring but with how Renegades AND avangar are playing should be really good to see
2019-09-05 22:11
3 replies
#105
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Romania FaZe_NBK
Bla bla bla. All you said the same in Katowice "WOW ENCE IN THE FINAL THIS MUST BE EXCITED" then Ence got raped 15-32 by Astralis. "Should be really good to see" how Avangar\Renegades beat Ence's record and get smth like 8-16, 3-16. So exciting!
2019-09-05 22:17
2 replies
polish cs omegalul, fluckence omegalul, tilted omegalul, want to see AST x Liquid final omegalul, ;);););)
2019-09-05 23:06
OMEGALUL POLAND GO SAY HI TO NEO AT COFFEESHOP FOR ME
2019-09-06 01:57
except that the seeding this major was designed to prevent Krakow 2.0, but the top seeded teams played like shit. Blame the teams, not the system
2019-09-05 22:10
8 replies
#114
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Palestine MrZoldiK
+1
2019-09-05 22:18
+1
2019-09-05 22:26
#154
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Brazil Nickzim
Why the hell they don't fuckin use HLTV ranking?
2019-09-05 22:35
4 replies
#170
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Poland P3RY
They used them in New Legends? This system is so fair, teams which performed best will play with the worst etc.
2019-09-05 22:47
3 replies
#182
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Brazil Nickzim
That's kinda dumb in terms of entertaiment. Even tho NRG went 3-0, a final against Liquid and Astralis would be way more atractive. They should've used HLTV ranking to arrange the quarter finals as well.
2019-09-05 22:55
2 replies
#188
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Poland P3RY
No, liquid had their chance to prove they are really #1 and get easier bracket. They barely qualified. All those matches show how little this stupid ranking means
2019-09-05 22:58
1 reply
#224
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Brazil Nickzim
lol stupid? A major lasts for two weeks, any team can underperform in this period of time. Team Liquid came from 5 tournaments won in a row. Another point is that a lot of the smaller teams don't play that many tournaments and can prepare way better for the major. Also, there's way less demos for their oponents to watch. Don't be stupid, Gambit won the PGL Krakow and still remained a shitty team, same thing with Cloud9 at the ELEAGUE Boston.
2019-09-05 23:44
+1
2019-09-05 23:38
So dumb how can you say smth like this if you dont know how it ends
2019-09-05 22:10
What? This major is even better than the other ones. Ence and Vitality had a chance to go further, the both failed. Rng and Avangar now has a chance to prove themselves. CS cant be locked to only 4 teams bro, get out of the box
2019-09-05 22:13
1 reply
#261
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Poland Crai9Xen
+1
2019-09-06 07:20
Blame the teams not the tournament. They play like shit - they are out. lmao
2019-09-05 22:15
so far pikems go according to plan, expected win from cis, ez rekt and gg thanks
2019-09-05 22:08
EXPECTED.
2019-09-05 22:08
yikes
2019-09-05 22:08
JAME TIME
2019-09-05 22:08
#32
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Estonia rafio
EXPECTED 2-0 BUT 2-1 IS ALSO GOOD GO GO FRANCE 🏳️🏳️🏳️
2019-09-05 22:08
#33
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China Rynaki
Grats to Avangar! VitaLULty
2019-09-05 22:08
Can only win with ghosting, you clowns. Jame top1
2019-09-05 22:08
YEEEEEEEEEEEES LETS GO AVANGAR EZ4AVANGAR
2019-09-05 22:08
Gg
2019-09-05 22:08
#38
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Austria zCainee
F for pickems
2019-09-05 22:08
😎 J A M E 😎 T I M E 😎
2019-09-05 22:09
2 replies
It was Jame time on Mirage as the AWPer attained a 1.76 rating It was Jame time on Mirage as the AWPer attained a 1.76 rating It was Jame time on Mirage as the AWPer attained a 1.76 rating It was Jame time on Mirage as the AWPer attained a 1.76 rating It was Jame time on Mirage as the AWPer attained a 1.76 rating 😎😎😎😎😎😎
2019-09-05 22:14
1 reply
#246
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Indonesia rareguy
The editor is poking fun at the meme lol
2019-09-06 01:44
#40
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Russia GramDEL
Let's go AVANGAR! ALGA!
2019-09-05 22:09
#41
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Czech Republic Noxar
POTASSIUM TIME
2019-09-05 22:09
1 reply
#145
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CIS kryto203
wierd flex but K
2019-09-05 22:30
#44
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North America Neshie
Gambit 2.0 incoming. Congratz to them.
2019-09-05 22:09
1 reply
#272
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Germany killmichi
They might make it to the Grand final. The thing is though that Gambit played against Immortals which were no good team aswell. But all teams of the lower bracket look way stronger than the old immortals. They got a chance at winning but it would be more impressive than what Gambit did. Still think that the winner is gonna be out of the Friday Bracket
2019-09-06 10:26
#45
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United Kingdom SickaBoy
niceeee
2019-09-05 22:09
#47
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United States Bochanka
O
2019-09-05 22:09
zywho??? HAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH
2019-09-05 22:09
Free finals spot for the boys....
2019-09-05 22:09
#53
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Belarus kuver
GOD JAME!
2019-09-05 22:09
#55
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Paraguay darthkaazi
JAME TIME
2019-09-05 22:09
Lmao avangar/renegades in final :DDD
2019-09-05 22:10
#60
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Turkey Slapdash
Renegades major champs 2019
2019-09-05 22:10
1 reply
#121
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Russia Ilyichee
nt azr,but ez for navi
2019-09-05 22:20
NBK LIKE A SILVER HAHAHAA
2019-09-05 22:10
3 replies
#101
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Finland Smoonah
for the past 2 years ye
2019-09-05 22:16
NooBKing
2019-09-05 22:22
Yeah and his awp actions!
2019-09-06 11:54
#64
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Germany L1lK1M
GZ AVANGAR... Now they'll beat Renegades ez...
2019-09-05 22:10
Alga jigitter! Alga Avangar! ALGA QAZAQSTAN!
2019-09-05 22:10
They got played! LOL
2019-09-05 22:11
GRATZ AVANGAR!
2019-09-05 22:11
whoever gets to final in other bracket. easiest title of their life
2019-09-05 22:11
-zywoo please release zywoo so he can find a better team This team is harder to carry than NaVi
2019-09-05 22:11
ALGAAAAAA
2019-09-05 22:11
LIQUID BERLINSTAN MAJOR CHAMPS
2019-09-05 22:11
2 replies
NT
2019-09-05 22:14
1 reply
Ty.
2019-09-05 22:16
What time it is...? JAME O'CLOCK
2019-09-05 22:12
1 reply
<3
2019-09-05 22:25
Ez for adren
2019-09-05 22:12
ITS FUCKING JAME TIME POGCHAMP KRAKOW 2017 VIBES monkaW
2019-09-05 22:12
#79
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Hungary subzera
expected from jame
2019-09-05 22:13
JAME>>>>ZYWHO
2019-09-05 22:13
NICE AVANGAR, LETS FKIN GO BOIS. ITS JAME TIME. Love it, love that the boys and avangar won against their opponents. Maybe this will shut the fuck up people who were saying "shit tournament". Also i just loved to see vitality lose. Especially zywhoo. He gives me these vibes from school where this fat guy does whatever the fk he wants because he knows he is untouchable. Fkin michelin baby
2019-09-05 22:13
9 replies
#94
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Malaysia Suno[t]
LOL calm down hahahahahaha
2019-09-05 22:15
1 reply
Im calm mens)) Im just happy to see underdogs win. And Im happy for adren mens))
2019-09-05 22:18
the fuck u're on stfu polish toilet cleaner go support VP and NIP 2 dead teams since 2016.
2019-09-05 22:18
6 replies
Lmao why are you so mad. Dont care about vp, dont care about nip. I have nip as my team because i support the players.
2019-09-05 22:20
5 replies
And of top of being a retard you're an illiterate^^ supporting NIP which is an ORG and the players makes no difference if you put their logo which represents both. I'm saying you're a dumbass, nothing to be mad about, a cure doesn't exist anyway
2019-09-05 22:33
4 replies
It makes a huge difference. I supported neo but i didnt like virtus.throw org and other players. Now I support forest, get right, etc., but i dont like the org and what they care about (moneyzz). If its too difficult to understand for you then im sorry mens. Keep insulting me for no reason at all. That makes you look like a real mens) And at least im not ashamed of my country like you are, "eu citizen"
2019-09-05 22:36
3 replies
It's not about understanding here. It's about not having a single valid and functional brain cell. What I explained previously which is quite self-explanatory for any decent person is that you putting a LOGO does not show wheter you're cheering ONLY FOR THE PLAYERS ( LuL didn't know that forest and GTR were on the NIP logo) Without supporting the org within the team. You're actually braindead; surgery would only be fatal unluko maluko. I'm not ashamed of my country either, I have polish origins and you're talking like a toilet cleaner
2019-09-05 22:42
2 replies
hello fellow toilet cleaner))
2019-09-05 22:49
keep bashing other countries while being ashamed of your own so many brain cells lmao
2019-09-06 07:58
Jamesus
2019-09-05 22:13
-Zeus +Zywoo top6 WORLD epta
2019-09-05 22:15
never bought into vitality being the 2nd best team in the world, they are constant top 10 at best.
2019-09-05 22:15
GJ Avangar, Vitality was just too shit this major. NBK -25 cmon, it cant be the Solo-show by ZywOo. Dont do to him what S1mple had to suffer from so much in NaVi...
2019-09-05 22:15
#98
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Finland Smoonah
#2 team hahaha typo should be #20
2019-09-05 22:16
#100
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Denmark resolut
EU CS LUL
2019-09-05 22:16
Vitality were just tired, this the main reason.
2019-09-05 22:16
1 reply
ngin where?
2019-09-05 22:17
It's Jame Time
2019-09-05 22:17
IMAGINE BEING ZYWHO
2019-09-05 22:17
Avangar_1_Jesus_lultality_0 So ez for avangars france scene = fluke scene lmao Avangar = Gambit 2.0 Jame Era inc.
2019-09-05 22:17
ez
2019-09-05 22:17
#110
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Denmark OscarGF
Nice try Zyw0o.
2019-09-05 22:17
Fuck your pick'ems idiots
2019-09-05 22:19
That was some CYKA PERFORMACE from Jame. Gj Avangar. Crazy to think someone of Renegades/Avangar is going to be in the final of the Major. Would love to see NRG in final from other side of the bracket. PGL Krakow Major vibes boys.
2019-09-05 22:21
That match was amazing. Jame and all Avangar play like gods and i think that they can play in finals. AVANGAR, I LOVE U, MY KAZAKHS FRIENDS!!!!
2019-09-05 22:21
Good job for Avangar. I hope tomorrow Astralis will be defeated.
2019-09-05 22:24
No zywoo no vitality lul. Nbk and rpk performed so bad.
2019-09-05 22:23
gg it was exciting to watch , but it ended the bad way gg avangar , happy for adren and sanji
2019-09-05 22:24
Zywoo unfortunately doesn't have an Electronic, in this BO3 i just felt he was alone all the time... even if they try to play for him they're doing it badly; Zywoo is the only guy positive on that BO3 just like in Cologne where he was at 1.34 in rating and his teammates weren't positive in the entire tournament. It's not a question of setting him up here^^ Zywoo is their best entry as well as their best clutcher, NBK at 0.60 rating rofl...
2019-09-05 22:25
1 reply
I mean NaVi got electronic and havent done anything of note since. They since added boombl4, who's another player with great raw aim, and there's still some struggles. Don't think it's all down to just getting another mad fragger, tbh. There's more to it than that.
2019-09-05 23:15
So vitality play not like top2 team . Their previously game was full of trouble. So it's not AVG to OP , just vitality not top 2 , at least top 10 maybe , I believe . Sorry french cs fans
2019-09-05 22:25
CIS CS > NA CS > EU CS
2019-09-05 22:25
#132
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Brazil de_lite
AHAHAHA CIS bad btw CIS deserve less slots btw CIS teams that qualify through the minor actually do better than NA and Asia teams who go through their respective minor in every single major <- this is a fact
2019-09-05 22:26
5 replies
Not like avangar was in cis minor, all CIS minor teams will be back trying to qualify for next minor, that's how well they did xd...
2019-09-05 22:28
3 replies
#159
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Brazil de_lite
when they did qualify through the minor the "CIS deserve less slots" circlejerk was at an all time high.
2019-09-05 22:38
1 reply
yeah probably that much is true, now most people think asia/oceania is worst region anyway I guess.
2019-09-05 22:42
#197
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Ukraine GluckFM
DreamEaters made it to New Legends stage, so still better than na and au/asia teams coming from respective minors.
2019-09-05 23:06
That perception of CIS has more to do with how wank CIS is outside of majors. This has been the case since teams like F3, Vega, QBF, etc were regular upset fodder at minors and group stage of majors, but did feck all afterwards. Only time it ever panned out was when Gambit fluked a major win. These teams regularly crash out of nearly every competition. Even NaVi as of late hasn't won anything. Honestly I'd argue that isn't even that good for the scene overall, since most of these teams aren't well known. It would be great if one of them consistently won some events, so they could gain more of a following, but they never do.
2019-09-05 23:12
#135
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Iraq Bebestan
Expected. Best major ever. I love how the underdogs are winning.
2019-09-05 22:27
Literal bots rip pickems
2019-09-05 22:28
I loved how calm avangar was the whole game.... Even after winning they looked like they want to play more
2019-09-05 22:28
Wait are you trying to tell me if Navi and Astralis lose tommorow (which is pretty much possible) there will be zero EU teams in semis of the major for the first time in the history lol.
2019-09-05 22:29
5 replies
#149
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CIS kryto203
Only Astralis actually
2019-09-05 22:33
4 replies
Ye didn't realise. I always count Navi as EU team and the rest teams as CIS, have no idea why xD
2019-09-05 22:35
3 replies
#205
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Ukraine GluckFM
Thats possibly cause u never see Navi on CIS minor unlike the rest of CIS teams. PS. A CIS final would be a dream come true.
2019-09-05 23:13
2 replies
True Navi never played CIS Minor
2019-09-05 23:24
1 reply
Because ukraine is not a cis country i guess?
2019-09-06 07:16
Congrats avangar rip my pick'em, now the thing that will destroy me alongside losing 15-7 faceit game is probably navi and liquid losing
2019-09-05 22:30
The system cant be any better itself. It is designed to avoid nub teams in the playoffs. Cmon, I mean, you have to win at least one BO3... All the teams in the playoffs deserved to be there.
2019-09-05 22:35
French CS OmegaLUL
2019-09-05 22:35
Not an upset.
2019-09-05 22:35
#160
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Portugal xxxruixxx
Adren calling Niko and Co right now asking if they will be playing tomorrow...
2019-09-05 22:39
Zywoo not going +50 KD = Vitality tier 4 trash team (right where they belong)
2019-09-05 22:40
#163
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Australia Irtiza
Lmao both french teams got destroyed by cis cs first g2 now vitality guess now kenny will be baby sitting apex XDD
2019-09-05 22:42
#167
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Iceland LaHabana
Only Zywoo is playing in this team :/
2019-09-05 22:46
It will be funny if the final is Avangar - Na'Vi and Na'Vi chokes at another major finals... btw i wish they won this major and zeus successfully retired as a real legend
2019-09-05 22:46
1 reply
+1
2019-09-05 22:47
Team zywooo didnt win? Damn i missed it. I want avangar vs renegades finals, bur they will meet in semifinals already, right? :(
2019-09-05 22:48
Awesome! Called this one too.
2019-09-05 22:48
-nbk +kioshima
2019-09-05 22:48
1 reply
yes
2019-09-06 00:59
this is why I'm a g2 fan
2019-09-05 22:50
3 replies
vitality legends g2 challangers LUL
2019-09-05 22:55
2 replies
#185
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Hungary StraYzie
+1
2019-09-05 22:55
both lost to avangar
2019-09-06 01:02
#181
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Europe Niko0
Wtf is this major. What next, no liquid or Astralis at finals? Avangar wins??? Anybody with even decent knowledge of csgo scene just lost their diamond coin :D
2019-09-05 22:52
4 replies
#187
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Hungary StraYzie
I actually picked RNG and AVANGAR and I was like fuck it, anything can happen, Vitality didn't seem dominant in the previous two group stages, and I felt like an RNG upset was coming for ENCE
2019-09-05 22:57
2 replies
Proof, mate.
2019-09-05 23:01
1 reply
#195
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Sri Lanka kvezee
I too picked rng and avangar cos i have nothing to lost (failed previous stage). But i dont care on the results, i'll have only gold even if i 7/7
2019-09-05 23:04
#262
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Poland Crai9Xen
I have Renegades winning the whole thing And Avangar making IT to semis Cause they are not real top2 team ZyWoo+4bots Then Astralis and nrg))
2019-09-06 07:29
#184
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Hungary StraYzie
Let's go AVANGAR Let's go Renegades Let's go Astralis
2019-09-05 22:55
JAME TIME!
2019-09-05 22:56
alga avangar
2019-09-05 22:58
Both matches lower rules upper today.
2019-09-05 23:01
#193
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Hungary subzera
ez
2019-09-05 23:03
final is going to be so big joke :D
2019-09-05 23:06
#200
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France bezooarts
Final gonna be Avangar - NRG
2019-09-05 23:09
#203
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Russia Kroven
Just imagine renegades or avangar will 100% play in final vs top 1-4 team LUL
2019-09-05 23:11
#206
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United Kingdom blitzer_
expected
2019-09-05 23:14
THE PRIDE OF CIS SCENE VAMOS AVANGAR ALGA EBAT’
2019-09-05 23:17
ty for skins
2019-09-05 23:17
Yo les noobs
2019-09-05 23:18
lmao rene or avangar will be in final of major XDDD
2019-09-05 23:18
#213
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Peru AgentLF
AdreN will go for his 2nd major Rip everyone pickem's xD
2019-09-05 23:19
NBK washed up retirement soon
2019-09-05 23:22
Wp Boii
2019-09-05 23:23
*slowly claps*
2019-09-05 23:44
EU CS KKKKKKK
2019-09-05 23:44
I'm not even mad. I'll be mad if Renegades win the major though, because that would mean Spunj was right.
2019-09-05 23:45
1 reply
I don't get it..?
2019-09-06 07:39
Fuck vitality.. they are such a shit team. French cs needs Zywoo to go to G2.
2019-09-06 00:00
3 replies
#263
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Poland Crai9Xen
+1
2019-09-06 07:30
With nbk and apex
2019-09-06 08:30
Sadly I've been saying it since G2 hired amanek but G2 > Vitality on intrisic value, despite god ZywOo. There average firepower is a lot higher and they have two star caliber player that can solo carry in shox and kenny ( with amanek and jackz being able too even if their ceiling is a bit lower ).. Can you imagine ZywOo with these guys ? What a ******* shame they didn't even trial ZywOo back then. Now with Vitality, I don't see where they go from there.. They obviously hit an early peak/ceiling and can only go downward from there unless ZywOo can maintain superstar level all year round, and they learn to use him better OR if the other players finally step up. NBK apEX RpK have all been subpar and below what is necessary to evolve at tier 1 ( top 10 ) CSGO levels.
2019-09-06 11:38
wow ok i just came back to everyones pickems getting fucked by mad lads jame and jks
2019-09-06 00:01
do it again europeans, keep talking shit about CIS and CIS minor giving "wasted spots". learn from the best CIS so strong mens)))
2019-09-06 00:05
#236
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Japan chanse
NBK must go
2019-09-06 00:17
#237
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Ukraine Astrali5
Is this Kraków all over again?
2019-09-06 00:26
JAME TIME
2019-09-06 00:32
What surprized me the most is jame only had 37 death in 3 maps... That's quite insane
2019-09-06 00:44
#240
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African Union mikecool
Upsets everywhere
2019-09-06 00:45
#241
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United States xmrcinco
That side of the bracket was significantly easier and vitality still couldn't do it lol. It doesn't matter who wins between Avangar and Renegades because their going to get thrashed in the finals. EZ major for Liquid or NaVi
2019-09-06 00:57
The Pickems tho
2019-09-06 02:05
xaxaxaxa Jame Major MVP
2019-09-06 02:06
#250
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Brazil vinett_
This team is not one man army nbk said
2019-09-06 02:09
#251
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Mongolia Tiger976
Did not assume The Avangar. Congratulations the team and good luck for the next game.
2019-09-06 03:16
JAME TIME
2019-09-06 03:22
Wtf cis cs how
2019-09-06 05:35
AdreN 2 majors Pog
2019-09-06 05:42
Jame to faze! Igl awper, just how niko prefers it
2019-09-06 05:47
2 replies
Don't ruin Avangar. Aleksib to FaZe
2019-09-06 08:28
1 reply
He's not any better than neo
2019-09-06 14:04
Everyone are begging to Jame, which is great, But i could't say that Jame carried AVG, Buster, Qikert, Adren, Sanji are played great as well, - Sanji - is the god of SMGs - Buster - and Qikert have an insane aim - Adren - good play, + huge moral status, he gives a lot of calls, he pushes in time for info I would say i've never seen AVG played that well together, instance refrags, amazing
2019-09-06 07:20
1 reply
But you are right they seem to have found a good balance and are finally hitting an all time high
2019-09-06 11:33
I feel bad for Zywoo tbh...
2019-09-06 07:32
CSGO MAJOR should change format ala The International (DOTA 2) With 1 or 2 groups round robin, so teams can face all teams/many teams as possible (BO2 - Pointing system) Top teams with highest points will go through the UPPER BRACKET, other half will go thru LOSER BRACKET. This will give chance to top seeded teams to redeem themselves in the lower bracket incase of any upset. Swiss system and single elimination really create upsets.
2019-09-06 08:57
#276
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Lebanon ryBBah
-NBK +Kioshima if they want any chance to win more tournaments. GGWP Avangar!
2019-09-06 11:36
#282
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Kazakhstan k4harman
zywoo is not even like s1mple. he cant play on majors normal. jame is look much better than him. avangar is new gambit.
2019-09-06 13:57
#284
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Serbia GODKipato
Expected like Renegades
2019-09-06 15:20
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