jks stars as 100 Thieves see off Vitality to reach first-ever Big Event final

100 Thieves came from behind to beat Vitality 2-1 and secure a spot in the grand final of IEM Beijing.

The Australian team made sure to ruin Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut's 19th birthday as they came back from a map down to defeat Vitality and book, for the first time in the team's history, a spot in the grand final of a Big Event, in which they will face the winner of the mouth-watering clash between Astralis and FaZe.

The former Renegades squad, who are playing their first event under 100 Thieves, stuttered at first then moved into high gear, powered by a dominant display from Justin "jks" Savage, who ended the match with a jaw-dropping 2.50 rating in a one-sided Inferno affair.

Vitality were at one point within touching distance of match point on Nuke but fell at the final hurdle - and one has to wonder what would have happened had they not been without coach Rémy "XTQZZZ" Quoniam, who missed the match through illness.

The French side got the series off on the right foot as they stormed into a 5-0 lead on the Terrorist side of Mirage - 100 Thieves' map pick - off the back of a messy pistol round. The Australian team replied with a five-round streak of their own despite looking a bit shaky at times, but they should not be able to take the lead. Vitality tightened up their defense after that, with ZywOo and Alex "ALEX" McMeekin leading the charge as the team chalked up nine rounds before switching over to the Terrorist side.

The second half began with the French team further adding to their lead after bursting through the B site in the pistol round. A 1v2 clutch by Jay "Liazz" Tregillgas in the first gun round still gave 100 Thieves' fans some hope, but Vitality continued to dictate the pace of the game and simply did not let their opponents build on their round wins, locking down the map in convincing fashion at 16-8.

jks delivered a masterclass of a performance in Beijing

100 Thieves responded with a flawless CT pistol on Nuke, but then disaster struck for them as Vitality wreaked havoc with the CZs and turned a 3v5 situation around. The game then endured a scrappy period as both sides struggled to get a footing in the game before a 1v4 clutch from Cédric "RpK" Guipouy set his team in the driver's seat.

Vitality grabbed that momentum to carve out a 6-3 lead, but 100 Thieves came fighting back to bring the deficit to just one round before the break, though they were certainly disappointed at having squandered the chance to end the half on top after losing the final round against pistols.

Now playing on the Terrorist side, Vitality took the pistol round, but there was no follow-up as 100 Thieves rallied back on a force buy and took control of proceedings, with the scoreline blooming to a 12-9 advantage for the Australians.

But all of a sudden, 100 Thieves lost their grip on the game. Vitality tightened up and gradually took the upper hand, getting just three rounds away from victory. They would not be able to go all the way, though, as the Australians picked up the pace to lock down the map in the 30th round, even showing great composure as they fended off a late comeback attempt from their opponents that could have easily turned the game around.

With the wind in their sails, 100 Thieves ran rampant from the offset on Inferno and dominated the French side with a near-flawless defense. The Australian players were brimming with confidence, especially jks, who ended the half with a 22-3 score as his team cruised to a 13-2 lead.

More misery was to come for Vitality, who were picked apart in the pistol round as 100 Thieves plowed their way through the B site. The on-fire Australians refused to take their foot off the gas and quickly wrapped things up against the helpless Frenchmen.

Matchpage
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Nuke
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Inferno
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 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 52 - 58 -6 84.7 1.11
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 47 - 52 -5 70.6 0.98
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 47 - 54 -7 70.7 0.94
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 41 - 55 -14 64.7 0.90
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 44 - 53 -9 59.8 0.85
 100 Thieves K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 73 - 42 +31 105.8 1.58
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 61 - 48 +13 89.2 1.31
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 47 - 45 +2 68.3 1.12
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 41 - 44 -3 70.4 1.01
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 50 - 52 -2 70.9 0.97
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1241
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.30
Maps played:
541
KPR:
0.87
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
848
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
925
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
691
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.16
France Rémy 'XTQZZZ' Quoniam
Rémy 'XTQZZZ' Quoniam
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.61
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.48
DPR:
0.80
APR:
0.20
Wp 100 Kriegs & congratz Astralis/Faze for winning IEM Beijing!
2019-11-09 10:24
#2
ropz | 
Norway Ummm 
ez
2019-11-09 10:24
#28
Golden | 
Finland gassed 
How has that trash team done this
2019-11-09 10:26
#52
s1mple | 
Other zj2 
shouldve been 2-0 for vitality but they threw two or three times to pistols on CT side, and also lost 5v3 two times on CT side nuke too...
2019-11-09 10:28
should have been an ez top 3 ranking but there is no one but Zywoo
2019-11-09 10:33
Agreed Throin
2019-11-09 18:00
thanks yekindar
2019-11-09 18:01
Vitality didn't have XQTZZZ because he is sick so that might be a reason why they struggled to close out nuke and why their t-side on inferno was abysmal
2019-11-09 10:31
#79
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New Zealand noahhoughton 
@gassed they are a very solid team, how else did they own your countries best team Ence twice in a row?
2019-11-09 10:32
#142
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United Kingdom zakariin 
Cause ENCE play for fun obviously
2019-11-09 12:51
#83
flusha | 
Sweden Cadde 
Frankie called it and so did I Easy for big brains
2019-11-09 10:33
#12
s1mple | 
Other zj2 
+1
2019-11-09 10:24
zywoo top 1 ahhaahhaahhaahhhhaahah
2019-11-09 10:38
#38
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Europe UhddiS 
+1
2019-11-09 10:26
#47
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Canada herocoolzzz 
If Astralis get to the final, it will be another boring grand final
2019-11-09 10:27
this isn't 2018 AST there will be a couple good maps or maybe a 3-1 3-2
2019-11-09 10:34
Get ready to bite into your pillow
2019-11-09 10:52
There's still people like you bandwagon? Astralis CS in 2019 is not boring retard.
2019-11-09 12:19
#158
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Australia CaZeR01 
hes probably saying boring because he thinks theyll stomp 100t
2019-11-09 13:46
faze wont win the final
2019-11-09 10:33
#88
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Switzerland Tiiger 
100t would win against faze any day of the week
2019-11-09 10:34
#94
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United Kingdom Vitheeshan 
No chance man IF FaZe beat Astralis its easy from there
2019-11-09 10:39
#144
NEO | 
Europe IFlorek 
At least they tried to beat astralis lol
2019-11-09 13:02
#147
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United Kingdom zakariin 
16-0, 16-2. If that's trying then I am the most proactive man alive.
2019-11-09 13:05
#145
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Australia Oblivi3N 
this aged well
2019-11-09 13:03
#164
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United Kingdom Vitheeshan 
Theres a reason why i said "IF"
2019-11-09 15:25
lmao
2019-11-09 16:37
#177
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Australia Oblivi3N 
ok boomer
2019-11-09 23:39
#178
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United Kingdom Vitheeshan 
ok zoomer
2019-11-09 23:43
#179
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Australia Oblivi3N 
ok nigward
2019-11-10 00:51
Flair checks out
2019-11-15 01:23
#89
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Portugal MR_CAL 
Respect 100T and jks little kiddo
2019-11-09 10:36
#97
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United States broken1i 
U mad
2019-11-09 10:40
#124
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African Union mikecool 
bahaha i laughed hard at 100kriegs 😂
2019-11-09 11:02
#162
i am | 
Brazil |LUCAS1| 
FaZe fan complaining about Krieg HAHAHAHAHAHAH
2019-11-09 15:05
#166
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United States @FyreCS 
0/8
2019-11-09 15:46
#167
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United States ferric 
32-2 NEVER FORGET
2019-11-09 15:47
i can taste the salt
2019-11-09 18:44
#3
BnTeT | 
Indonesia Crysta 
ez
2019-11-09 10:24
#4
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United Kingdom EKersh 
EZ4THEBOYS
2019-11-09 10:24
#5
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United States RealGabeNewel 
YTB
2019-11-09 10:24
#98
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Australia Clariko 
YTB
2019-11-09 10:41
EASY FOR THE BOYS
2019-11-09 13:13
boring
2019-11-09 10:24
#7
dupreeh | 
Poland houzter 
the boys <3
2019-11-09 10:24
Justin 'jks' Savage 73-42 +31 105.8 81.9% 1.58
2019-11-09 10:24
#9
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New Zealand Reubydoobydoo 
28:4 on inferno. What a god jks
2019-11-09 10:24
Update flair menss)))
2019-11-09 10:25
Gotta remember where you come from x
2019-11-09 10:43
#121
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Australia QUeSTIONABLe 
no u
2019-11-09 11:00
Wow I felt that physically
2019-11-09 11:01
Use the uno reverse card to protect yourself against "no u"
2019-11-09 14:50
#34
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New Zealand noahhoughton 
I know right what a legend my heart rate during that game
2019-11-09 10:26
jks is a freaking beast
2019-11-09 10:24
#11
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Australia Chereska 
Ez
2019-11-09 10:24
#13
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United States rightarcleft 
ZYWHO
2019-11-09 10:24
easy
2019-11-09 10:25
#15
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Finland tpsa 
YEAH THE BOYS
2019-11-09 10:25
#16
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Greece knk74 
The BOIS
2019-11-09 10:25
#17
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Greece PanosK_jr 
Lucky team.
2019-11-09 10:25
#70
Sakura | 
Japan Ron1E 
16-2 Lucky
2019-11-09 10:30
#85
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Greece PK_Jr 
Exactly.
2019-11-09 10:34
Lol +1
2019-11-09 10:50
#146
NEO | 
Europe IFlorek 
Joke Clan 32-2 in two maps LOL
2019-11-09 13:04
#18
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Australia Lolfeminists 
AU easy grand final win.
2019-11-09 10:25
#20
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Australia slozbloke 
boyzer
2019-11-09 10:25
wtf Aus No.1
2019-11-09 10:25
#22
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United States pes0man 
28/4
2019-11-09 10:25
#23
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India nijOPowerzz 
28-4, OVER 140 ADR! JUSTIN SAVAGE IS BEYOND GODLIKE!!
2019-11-09 10:25
#24
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Malaysia malzinho 
YTB
2019-11-09 10:25
Justin SAVAGE
2019-11-09 10:25
YTB
2019-11-09 10:25
#29
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Ukraine McSwell 
*After the grand-final* ZyWho claims IEM Beijing 2019 MVP award because of 42 kills vs Tyloo.
2019-11-09 10:26
Deadbrained
2019-11-09 10:31
Mad p1mple fanboy xaxa
2019-11-09 10:41
#165
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France J0riS 
Mad cuz Zywoo>s1mple xaxaxaxaxa
2019-11-09 15:41
#30
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Australia Turboblaze_  
YEAH THE BOYS
2019-11-09 10:26
Vitality pog
2019-11-09 10:26
Ez4top10 for savage Zywoov9
2019-11-09 10:26
#35
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World Beard43 
#YTB Domination on Inferno! jks is a beast!
2019-11-09 10:26
#36
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China Alar1c 
jks is a god
2019-11-09 10:26
#95
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Greece PK_Jr 
Where this god was last 2-3 years? Come on. Once in a lifetime you performance like this against a very good team.
2019-11-09 10:39
0/8 newfag or bait
2019-11-09 13:02
#159
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Australia CaZeR01 
u not ver smort
2019-11-09 13:49
#37
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China KensonS 
j! k! s! oh my...
2019-11-09 10:26
someone you cant knife
2019-11-09 10:26
xDD
2019-11-09 10:28
#40
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France jok9rz 
ALEX @ IEM Beijing "into Inferno we were really confident because we know we can beat anyone on it."
2019-11-09 10:26
#86
s1mple | 
Romania OMW 
That didn't age very well
2019-11-09 10:34
Fluke. 100T so lucky that vitality decided to match fix
2019-11-09 10:26
#43
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Europe braxtey 
Someone lost his bet exdii DOnt go for the lowest odds always
2019-11-09 10:27
I don't bet, I just hate renegays
2019-11-09 10:27
#46
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Europe braxtey 
WHy? They disbaned already
2019-11-09 10:27
Hate aussies...
2019-11-09 10:27
#55
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Europe braxtey 
Then Dont hate Jkaem and Kassad
2019-11-09 10:28
They so lucky mens(((((((((((
2019-11-09 10:28
#64
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Europe braxtey 
Just skillful
2019-11-09 10:29
#127
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Australia Reapz^ 
mad cuz aleksib wasn't the problem :/
2019-11-09 11:07
#60
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Australia Raychippy 
hate fins...
2019-11-09 10:29
hate us cos we always shit on finland hahaha bl
2019-11-09 10:54
+1
2019-11-09 10:28
#42
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Europe braxtey 
He fucking Shines like a Sun
2019-11-09 10:26
Just awesome that jks finally finds consistance, he'S always being best player from australia but now competing with top of the world for a while
2019-11-09 10:27
zywhoo
2019-11-09 10:27
#51
ZywOo | 
Europe PowwneD 
Justin "Krieg" Savage
2019-11-09 10:28
#56
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Australia Raychippy 
coming from zywoo fan
2019-11-09 10:28
#61
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Europe braxtey 
So thats why he has nick JKS! xD
2019-11-09 10:29
#117
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Brazil edR_ 
Butthurt fan kkkkkkkk
2019-11-09 10:53
#54
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Turkey berkovic 
vitalty gg
2019-11-09 10:28
Zywhooo -6 Cant carry 4bots All the time
2019-11-09 10:29
XD
2019-11-09 10:31
ALEX IGL - UK CS LUL
2019-11-09 10:29
someone remember the ALEX interview yesterday? "and going into Inferno we were really confident because we know we can beat anyone on it." LMAO
2019-11-09 10:29
#65
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
OverratedWOO cant carry ahahhaha
2019-11-09 10:29
+10
2019-11-09 10:30
JKS made zywoo look like a puppy
2019-11-09 10:50
#125
LaimB | 
Lithuania Martis 
+1, but also coming from a s1mple fan, how ironic
2019-11-09 11:05
#148
zet | 
Switzerland MRKNUSPER 
sam2k, s0mple cocksucker no1. s0mple = washed up cheater and ugly chernobyl face full of acne
2019-11-09 13:09
#149
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
reported
2019-11-09 13:09
#151
zet | 
Switzerland MRKNUSPER 
cry chernobyl kid xD
2019-11-09 13:10
s1mple CSGOAT
2019-11-09 13:25
Maybe the greatest in csgo but not goat in counter strike. Still belongs to f0rest or maybe Neo
2019-11-09 16:55
i mean csgo GOAT
2019-11-10 12:02
#66
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China KensonS 
dont knife savage.
2019-11-09 10:30
+1 they messed with the bull and got the horns
2019-11-09 10:39
ZyWhooo? OVERRATED from day 1
2019-11-09 10:30
#126
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2019-11-09 11:06
Vitality deserved to lose, why they did sign shox? LUL
2019-11-09 10:30
#71
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African Union mikecool 
YEAH TH F***ING BOYS!! LETS GO!
2019-11-09 10:30
Only to get rekt by astralis
2019-11-09 10:30
Well deserved win, boys. Now 100T Need 100% form to beat Astralis or, maybe, FaZe. Wanna see 100T lifting a trophy that they deserve. GL!
2019-11-09 10:30
#75
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Canada AFuckingLeaf 
Who cares, his career will be over once they nerf the SG
2019-11-09 10:31
#108
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Australia c0meatm3_Bro 
he was good before the SG was even used though? i mean he carried RNG for years...
2019-11-09 10:45
#110
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Australia |bruh| 
newfag
2019-11-09 10:45
#78
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Latvia tibr0 
LMAO WTF NICE 100 THIEVES
2019-11-09 10:32
#80
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Other Phinks 
Nice, congratz aussies!!
2019-11-09 10:33
#82
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Zywoo on fire = tier 1 team Zywoo underperform = tier 3 team Expected from zywootality
2019-11-09 10:33
That why we need to watch game until end? Still game 1 and many hltv user want 100 t to disbanded and get cancer.
2019-11-09 10:37
+1
2019-11-09 10:44
Welcome to hltv, have you met the Russian bettors?
2019-11-09 10:44
#134
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Australia Xplicid 
+1
2019-11-09 12:04
Just a savage
2019-11-09 10:37
#96
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Australia TeBo 
HYPE IS AT MAX RIGHT NOW. CAN'T WAIT FOR ASTRALIS TO 3-0 US TOMORROW.
2019-11-09 10:39
#102
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Australia Lolfeminists 
Don’t pretend to fake flag 3rd world boy.
2019-11-09 10:43
Cant wait for the boys to go beast mode tomorrow
2019-11-09 10:44
New org 100% win next tournament
2019-11-09 10:41
#105
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North America X3phyR 
Let's go #100T
2019-11-09 10:44
jks is so underrated man, hes playing like a beast since voxEminor Days. Really more vision on this guy. He deserves it alot.
2019-11-09 10:45
Noone is underrating him. He will be top 10 hltv at the end of the year
2019-11-09 10:47
#135
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Australia Xplicid 
At least top 10, yeah. I’d even say top 5 with the amount of MVP’s he’s snagged tbh?
2019-11-09 12:05
Deserved
2019-11-09 10:53
#120
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
ZywOo overperforming - tier1 Vitality ZywOo underperforming - tier3 VitaLULity Current G2 >>>>> Vitality, any day of the week.
2019-11-09 10:55
WP 100T!
2019-11-09 11:00
#129
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
Zywoo so overrated. s1mple was able to carry games on his own even when everyone in his team was garbage.
2019-11-09 11:12
#130
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India JW_BesTesT 
BesTesT Aussie player mens))))
2019-11-09 11:15
#131
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Indonesia Exodd 
That’s the way I want it, let’s go boys
2019-11-09 11:27
#132
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Poland Crai9Xen 
Yeah the fucking boys Ez for JkSavage<3
2019-11-09 11:31
#133
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Singapore FallBlade 
2-16 PepeLaugh
2019-11-09 11:52
#136
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Finland J3bediah 
jks is a fcking savage!
2019-11-09 12:10
surname savage?
2019-11-09 12:13
Everything is scripted, NRG didn't win shit until they got signed by EG and now 100Thieves on big event finals when as RNG didn't get past quarters. Get signed by a big org and you'll immediately will start to win, isn't just a bit much of a coincidence?
2019-11-09 12:16
Can you explain to me how an org signing a roster would guarantee higher placements? I'm seriously interested on how you think that would work logistically/technically with so many parties involved.
2019-11-09 13:16
zywho
2019-11-09 12:18
nice
2019-11-09 12:25
#150
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Australia kTw0 
YEAH THE FUCKING BOYS SO PROUD
2019-11-09 13:10
#153
shox | 
India iejesus 
JKS.
2019-11-09 13:13
#156
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United States jr0d 
The meta right now any top tier cs team can win a event at this point. 100t one of them. Look how long it took liquid to win.
2019-11-09 13:39
It's insane how good JKS is. So weird also when you think about how many years we have seen him in the scene you'd think his over 25-26yo atleast but his only 23
2019-11-09 13:45
who really thought vitality had a chance lol ez 4 the boys
2019-11-09 14:49
That SG really needs nerf, literally garbage teams are playing well just because of this gun. JKS before the SG meta was average, during the SG meta his stats have been inflated as fuck and after the SG nerf he will go back to being average, nerf this shit gun already.
2019-11-09 15:12
valve don't give a fuck
2019-11-09 15:47
Well this shit is so random any garbage team that buys 4-5 Kriegs on T Side can random out some game against a way better team, and if the CT gets the SGs from the T side it's literally GG, it's the dumbest shit meta we've ever had in CS ever.
2019-11-09 16:49
#169
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Europe Vallon3 
I mean... congrats, but that SG... Vitality are inconsistent as hell.
2019-11-09 16:23
JKS TOO FUCKING GOOD
2019-11-09 19:14
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