fnatic to playoff upper bracket over Vitality

fnatic defeated Vitality 2-0 (16-7 Inferno, 16-12 Nuke) to secure a spot in the playoffs upper bracket semi final, while Vitality will have to fight their way through the lower bracket of the playoffs.

Vitality bounced back from an anti-force loss on the T side of Inferno with a force buy of their own, getting to a 4-1 lead before their B approach was thwarted by Robin "⁠flusha⁠" Rönnquist quad-kill with a UMP-45. That started fnatic's run on the CT side, with Maikil "⁠Golden⁠" Selim's ace in round eight being key to extending it to seven rounds in a row (8-4).

Alongside the in-game leader, the young gun Ludvig "⁠Brollan⁠" Brolin was stepping up for the Swedes, who only dropped one round — against Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut's 4K on a mixed buy —, before ending the half 10-5 up. fnatic came on top in the pistol round and were successful in their calculated approach in the anti-force, extending the lead to 13-5. Vitality then mustered two in a row, but their comeback attempt was cut short as fnatic chained three to claim the map win, 16-7.

fnatic have earned a spot in the upper bracket of the playoffs

Vitality won the T-side pistol round on the lower bombsite of Nuke, their map pick, but fnatic looked unhindered by that and swiftly bounced back with a force buy which they claimed comfortably. That gave the Swedes a 3-1 lead, while Vitality's first rifle round win was followed by Golden denying ZywOo's 1v3 attempt. fnatic shortly broke their opponents' money, and extended their advantage to 6-2.

Alex "⁠ALEX⁠" McMeekin secured a triple in a late-round push towards B to help Vitality to their third, but the French once again failed to chain it together, losing men in their outside approaches time and time again. With that, fnatic ran up a 11-3 lead, Vitality replied by winning a 3v3 after-plant in the last round and picked up the first two on the defense, narrowing the gap to 11-6.

Managing two defuses on the lower site in back-to-back rounds gave Vitality the stability to tie seven rounds together, equalizing the score at 11-11. Then, Brollan was almost able to pull off a 1v4 ace clutch, but he was denied by Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy as the French grabbed the lead. It was a short-lived one, however, as fnatic finally figured out how to crack open the defenses and won five rounds in the row to take the map and the series victory over Vitality.

Matchpage
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Nuke
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 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 36 - 39 -3 74.1 0.92
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 25 - 41 -16 66.8 0.79
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 33 - 40 -7 69.8 0.78
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 24 - 39 -15 59.8 0.75
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 25 - 39 -14 54.6 0.73
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 42 - 32 +10 101.7 1.42
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 44 - 27 +17 91.6 1.42
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 47 - 26 +21 86.7 1.40
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 31 - 29 +2 64.1 1.07
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 34 - 29 +5 74.8 1.03
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1463
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
806
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
763
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
780
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
979
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1734
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Ez4 3 majors team vs Zyw00
2019-10-24 17:56
8 replies
#8
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Europe Theivze
Zywho?
2019-10-24 17:57
2 replies
#18
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Poland Unluko
Ggs!
2019-10-24 17:58
1 reply
inb4 shitality rekt by flukia
2019-10-24 18:23
Ez 4 flusha
2019-10-24 17:57
2 replies
Señor vac is bacc
2019-10-24 18:07
1 reply
#34
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United States _icedtea
he attacc... he protecc... but most importantly... he get vacc
2019-10-24 18:27
lxxl top1 Pog
2019-10-24 17:58
#45
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Spain Skolt
NBK was the problem OMEGALUL
2019-10-24 18:56
#3
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Denmark JustYes
nice
2019-10-24 17:56
1 reply
JW VAC CHECKS TWITCH CHAT
2019-10-24 18:17
what?
2019-10-24 17:57
Fluke
2019-10-24 17:56
3 replies
FaZe #21
2019-10-24 17:59
2 replies
Soon to be out of top 30
2019-10-24 18:07
1 reply
Swedish teams Fluck Season
2019-10-24 18:21
#1 incoming
2019-10-24 17:56
#7
Boo | 
France mbl4
Sad that Vitality released all the pressure knowing they were qualified for playoffs
2019-10-24 17:57
2 replies
#37
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Turkey rivaluk
excuses.
2019-10-24 18:34
1 reply
#41
Boo | 
France mbl4
No excuse, they playef really bad, i never excused them on their two losses
2019-10-24 18:44
Vitality is so bad
2019-10-24 17:57
1 reply
they are not that bad, fnatic is just playing really well
2019-10-24 17:58
ez fnatic top #1 soon
2019-10-24 17:57
where are you zyWHO
2019-10-24 17:57
Apex malding
2019-10-24 17:57
Zywho?
2019-10-24 17:57
if a team manage to handle zywoo they win over vitality, vitality is zywoo + 4 shit players
2019-10-24 17:58
1 reply
+1
2019-10-24 22:15
ZyWoolity lost expected from 1 man team
2019-10-24 17:59
A reminder that no french team succeed without nbk
2019-10-24 17:59
1 reply
#36
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Germany killmichi
+1
2019-10-24 18:33
#24
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Iceland caverat
fnatic so stronk
2019-10-24 18:08
Sad performance from vita
2019-10-24 18:12
JW VAC CHECKS TWITCH CHAT
2019-10-24 18:17
Apex should not be in a top French team.
2019-10-24 18:23
#33
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China Gnikiv
-We have internal issues -NBK IS THE PROBLEM -Lets kick NBK ———— omegaLUL
2019-10-24 18:27
1 reply
#39
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Germany killmichi
I can see OG have more success with NBK than the Vitality lineup how it is right now. Shox will successfully tear this squad apart. Goin international pretty soon for sure
2019-10-24 18:35
Zywoo has no monitor ?
2019-10-24 18:30
#40
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd
shox, the team destroyer
2019-10-24 18:43
The way you used the headline it sounds like there is a reason besides winning (e.g. they lost but vitality cheated so "fnatic to play..") Or is it just me lul
2019-10-24 18:47
2 replies
Its just you, atleast for me
2019-10-24 18:54
1 reply
+1
2019-10-25 03:53
good lineup, this, fnatic team has.
2019-10-24 18:55
No Zywoo - No victory for oneman armybaguette
2019-10-24 19:03
I hope they can this tournament as well. Back to back!
2019-10-24 20:08
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