fnatic, Renegades take down Brazilians in Belek

fnatic and Renegades opened their StarSeries i-League Season 8 campaigns with series victories over Imperial and MIBR, respectively.

The second pair of matches began with fnatic facing off against Imperial, starting on Train. Maikil "Golden" Selim kicked off fnatic's T side performance with a Glock quad kill. The Swedes kept the ball rolling despite a loss on the opponents' full buy, assuming a 5-1 early lead.

A triple kill from Dener "KHTEX" Barchfield served as the catalyst for the Brazilians' first steady string of round conversions, allowing his squad to equalise the score at five apiece. While the effort was formidable, no further success was experienced by the defence, as fnatic walked away with a 10-5 T half.

The early rounds repeated themselves upon the switching of sides, as fnatic closed out another pistol round plus one, later upset on Imperial’s full buy round. The Brazilians doubled up on their success from the initial half, securing a total of two in the opening rounds, but faltered in the ensuing four, as Jesper "JW" Wecksell and company closed out with a convincing 16-7 scoreline.

flusha and Brollan shared a 1.47 rating on Train

Inferno followed, where fnatic got off to another successful T-side start. A fruitful pistol round, followed by a failed force buy from Imperial allowed for an early dash to a 5-0 lead. Gustavo "tge" Motta initiated his team’s successful engagement in the game with a M4A4 triple kill, and inspired his squadmates towards a flourishing scoreline that saw the team close out eight consecutive rounds. fnatic added but one to their tally prior to a 6-9 conclusion in favour of the underdogs.

Set on maintaining a perfect pistol round record, the Swedes once more picked up the first round of the half, with only a single follow up on this occasion. Outstanding individual form from Victor "iDk" Torraca impacted the outcome of several back-to-back rounds, ensuring Imperial’s gradual creep towards closing the map. Lacking two rounds to a third map, Imperial faltered against the Swedish defence in all remaining exchanges, leading to a bitter loss at a nail-biting 14-16 score.

Matchpage
2
0
21st October 2019
16
Train
7
16
Inferno
14
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 48 - 32 +16 88.6 1.48
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 44 - 29 +15 90.7 1.36
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 38 - 26 +12 79.0 1.21
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 35 - 27 +8 75.4 1.19
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 26 - 33 -7 52.6 0.88
 Imperial K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Victor 'iDk' TorracaiDk 38 - 39 -1 79.0 0.99
Brazil Dener 'KHTEX' BarchfieldKHTEX 30 - 35 -5 60.8 0.87
Brazil Eduardo 'dumau' Volkmerdumau 27 - 39 -12 63.5 0.81
Brazil Gustavo 'tge' Mottatge 26 - 39 -13 60.4 0.76
Brazil Felipe 'delboNi' DelbonidelboNi 25 - 39 -14 50.5 0.64

Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles and Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe started the second series off with two kills each, ensuring an early CT presence against Renegades. The Australian squad was quick to eliminate the accrued lead, with Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad spearheading the equaliser.

Maintaining the developing back-and-forth nature of the early stages of the half, the Brazilian duo once more accounted for a round conversion and a subsequent string of successes. While MIBR may have had the middle portion of the half, the same could not be said for the last six rounds, all of which went Renegades' way for a 9-6 scoreline.

Persisting momentum meant a successful CT-side pistol round for Renegades, but the Aussies were upset by a force buy, halting their string of victories. Aaron "AZR" Ward and company fought back in the short-term, but MIBR's offense set full sail, advancing to a 14-12 lead. Against the odds, Renegades maintained composure and secured map point, but a triple kill from LUCAS1 meant overtime, in which they were ultimately unable to outshine the Brazilians, falling 16-19.

LUCAS1's impact on Inferno was pivotal to MIBR's victory

Dust2 got off to a turbulent start, as the pistol went the way of Renegades, only for the Brazilian offense to upset in round two with a force buy. Back-to-back anti-eco triple kills from kNgV- ensured a 3-1 lead for MIBR, but Renegades went on to reassume the wheel after a pistol buy upset, establishing dominance in six consecutive rounds. MIBR had the last laugh of the first half, softening their deficit thanks to another triple kill from LUCAS1 at 6-9.

A repeat of the previous half's initial rounds took place, whereby Renegades were unable to develop past a successful pistol round, conceding momentum to MIBR's force buy. With persistence in their pursuit, the Brazilian squad managed to squash the deficit accrued over the course of the map, surpassing the Ts at a 12-11 score. Showcasing their mental fortitude once more, Renegades managed to recuperate from the losses, outclassing MIBR without contestation at 16-12.

Renegades avenged previous momentum upsets in the early rounds of Mirage, where they gave the Brazilian offensive a taste of its own medicine in the form of a force buy victory in round 2. This development allowed an early lead for the Australian side, with stunning individual form from AZR seen over the consecutive string of victories. MIBR continued to struggle, sporadically producing rounds mid-half, but towards the concluding rounds were they able to find success, preventing a blowout at 6-9.

The Australians, now on the offense, pulled off a repeat of their CT-side start by landing a force buy upset against MIBR once more. The opportunity to further their position was not squandered, with a total of four rounds consecutive accrued before MIBR took any action.

jkaem's individual performance in overtime was crucial for Renegades

Adopting a more aggressive approach to the defence, MIBR found a solution to their issues, an adjustment that meant the round discrepancy whittled down to just one. A victory for Renegades offset the equaliser, but the Brazilians apparently had their opponents figured out as the squad went on to not only square things but assume a lead with map point after an A hit fell through for the Ts.

Regulation proved insufficient in settling the score on Mirage, as a successful A hit from Justin "jks" Savage and company pushed the map into overtime. In the first batch of additional rounds, the two teams exchanged 2-1 CT performances, with an incredible triple kill from Fernando "fer" Alvarenga witnessed in round 33. Renegades subsequently put a lid on the series after an early man advantage facilitated for a successful A hit, closing out Mirage 22-20.

Matchpage
2
1
21st October 2019
16
Inferno
19
16
Dust2
12
22
Mirage
20
 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 77 - 61 +16 77.2 1.16
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 61 - 68 -7 72.6 1.00
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 70 - 73 -3 67.1 0.99
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 63 - 72 -9 68.0 0.96
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 56 - 73 -17 61.1 0.84
 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 81 - 71 +10 87.0 1.21
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' GiuseppekNgV- 75 - 66 +9 68.8 1.06
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 69 - 69 0 74.6 1.06
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 64 - 65 -1 72.1 1.05
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 57 - 56 +1 59.9 0.99
Brazil Victor 'iDk' Torraca
Victor 'iDk' Torraca
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
553
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
557
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
854
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
536
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1606
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
857
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1146
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
804
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
890
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Brazil Dener 'KHTEX' Barchfield
Dener 'KHTEX' Barchfield
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
334
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Brazil Gustavo 'tge' Motta
Gustavo 'tge' Motta
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
65
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
#1
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Europe ArianaGrande 
MIBR and losing on LAN name a more iconic duo disband finally?
2019-10-21 17:20
Bra71l and losing to germany #NeverForget
2019-10-21 17:20
mibr gone in groups inc
2019-10-21 17:23
Brasil taken down
2019-10-21 18:20
Losing to RNG really shows how MIBR is low tier te now
2019-10-21 21:19
What about fnatic then? MIBR are getting better each series
2019-10-21 23:40
Nah TBH RNG are gods, tried to bait you fam but can't hate on the boys. JKS<3
2019-10-22 20:16
you underestimate AU scene
2019-10-22 02:47
ALL Brazilian players positive k/d and still manage to lose this game Plz, disband
2019-10-21 17:24
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga 64 - 65 -1 72.1 1.05
2019-10-21 17:27
quick maths
2019-10-21 19:54
#8
FalleN | 
Colombia ksebas96 
O iq probably
2019-10-21 17:22
hopefully
2019-10-21 18:59
Taco 69-69 man of culture
2019-10-21 20:08
#3
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Brazil LuizMoreno 
Lucky only
2019-10-21 17:21
Lol no GODJKS GODEAM GODISFACTION GODZR GODSSAD CARRY POTTER RENEGODS FOR THE WIN
2019-10-21 19:20
Welp, only 4-th :)
2019-10-21 17:21
#32
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Czech Republic Xedys 
Well, only 32nd
2019-10-21 17:35
#5
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Georgia Broozman 
baiting name XD
2019-10-21 17:21
Nt from mibr
2019-10-21 17:21
JKS vs 9! and brazil cs so baddddd... disband?
2019-10-21 17:22
#11
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Turkey Diveland 
lets go fnatic
2019-10-21 17:22
expected, kick taco thx
2019-10-21 17:23
#34
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Brazil BAN_ASTRALIS 
No,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no And no
2019-10-21 17:36
#14
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Spain akproxx 
Save jks col pls
2019-10-21 17:23
#75
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Australia CaZeR01 
Col is trash
2019-10-21 22:21
#15
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Australia |bruh| 
Ytb
2019-10-21 17:23
New team Brazilians?
2019-10-21 17:24
YTB
2019-10-21 17:24
#22
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Canada thelegend27 
good name
2019-10-21 17:27
jks for King of Kangaroo Islands
2019-10-21 18:14
That’s not how mafia works
2019-10-21 22:58
#19
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Canada thelegend27 
>take down brazilians ITS 2019 HOW COULD YOU?!!?!??!??!
2019-10-21 17:27
#21
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United States hEgReNaDe 
Jks really is the best player to ever come from the Oceania region
2019-10-21 17:27
+1
2019-10-21 18:25
Yee boy!
2019-10-21 17:28
#24
KSCERATO | 
Europe L1iMA 
Disband mibr pls
2019-10-21 17:28
MIBR is a big joke, and to think some people thought they would get better after coldzera leaves, LOL
2019-10-21 17:29
Only mouz managed to get way better after their carry left.
2019-10-21 19:43
BRAZIL LMAO COLDZERA>MIBR LKAHGSDFJLHSADŞFLJKSLDFSADFASD
2019-10-21 17:29
cold was the problem
2019-10-21 17:31
#29
jhd | 
Finland JHdash77 
nice title!
2019-10-21 17:31
#31
Thailand fsjp 
It will be super cool if all BR teams go on the same plane back to their home LUL
2019-10-21 17:33
#33
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United States Envsion 
Taco 69-69 heh nice
2019-10-21 17:36
#36
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Brazil NahT_ 
ecks dee
2019-10-21 17:39
#35
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Indonesia Exodd 
BR is done
2019-10-21 17:39
#37
rain | 
United Kingdom Kaiiid 
Mibr now virtus pro
2019-10-21 17:41
Is it just me or did you read the title as "FNATIC, Renegades take down Brazilians KEK"
2019-10-21 17:43
#41
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Guatemala Pakal_I 
Just you, if we're lucky.
2019-10-21 17:49
rip in pieces
2019-10-21 17:47
No coldzera No win
2019-10-21 17:49
nt
2019-10-21 18:24
#42
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United States EmperorTrump 
RIP Brazilians
2019-10-21 17:58
xaaxax
2019-10-21 18:18
Taco 6969 nice
2019-10-21 18:25
#52
f0rest | 
China hzxhl16 
Official baiting, best baiting, 'Take down BR' omg bait site confirmed
2019-10-21 18:33
Yea. Ppl hate brazil just because.
2019-10-21 18:36
LUL double 69 Taco
2019-10-21 18:52
#55
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Argentina Macaca_Sinica 
nice
2019-10-21 18:58
#56
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Germany Bundeskanzler 
gg wp nice fnatic
2019-10-21 18:59
+1 ez
2019-10-21 18:59
Besides the general not serios comments. The second game Imperial x Fnatic was amazing to see. The third game between MIBR and Renegades was really good. But MIBR could close the game at first of Overtime.
2019-10-21 19:03
#60
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African Union mikecool 
Tbh renegades could've won more easily. Especially on inferno, there were huge whiffs that cost the game. They need to fix some of those mistakes to make life easier for themselves. Ggs otherwise, they also know how to make my heart pound 1million bpm.
2019-10-21 19:04
Lol what kind of title is that? Not Really chosen well
2019-10-21 19:09
Nice one renegades 👍
2019-10-21 19:17
#64
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Sweden flippig 
BR cs omegalul
2019-10-21 19:21
#66
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Europe m16r_Bra71l 
xaxaxaxaxa
2019-10-21 19:48
#67
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Germany PcPrincipal68 
Let's go fnatic!
2019-10-21 19:49
cool
2019-10-21 19:50
JKS SO GOOD
2019-10-21 20:10
from 2 time major winners to a meme team, gj
2019-10-21 20:37
#73
shox | 
India iejesus 
Lul
2019-10-21 20:49
#76
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United States @FyreCS 
That was some of the most decent CS I’ve seen from MIBR ever. Can’t wait to see them build off this, I still think -Taco, +Shz, chelo, someone, but it’s whatever
2019-10-21 22:55
They played well individually, but still making stupids strategys and wrong decisions... This match is in Fallen account as IGL...
2019-10-21 23:13
#86
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United States @FyreCS 
Agreed, but their CT side on Mirage was amazing!
2019-10-23 03:25
#80
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Albania Flatrryoute17 
KHTEX overated before fnatic matchup the kd was crazyy...and I dont think fnatic Survive on second Map but they did.
2019-10-22 00:39
spam this nothing to help mibr disbanding
2019-10-22 11:24
BR CS omegalul
2019-10-22 19:44
MIBR and Furia need to rethink their utilities use, stop with impact plays. They need to play smarter, they wont win anymore treating matchs like deathmatch. It used to be enough on 2016-2017, but not anymore. Astralis brought cs to another lvl, and other teams like EG, Liquid, and even Renegades have understand it. They still make impact pushes, even during post plant situations.
2019-10-22 22:04
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