fnatic advance to ECS semi-finals at expense of MIBR

fnatic secured a 2-0 series victory against MIBR in the Group B decider match, setting up a semi-final clash against Liquid in Arlington.

MIBR entered the series looking to claim revenge for fnatic's Inferno victory in their opening matchup of the ECS Season 8 Finals, a map which had seen Jesper "JW" Wecksell post a 2.00 rating as he laid waste to MIBR's T side.

To kick off the veto, fnatic had once again banned out MIBR's home map of Train, leaving the Brazilians to throw a curve-ball as they instead picked Vertigo, a map that Maikil "Golden" Selim and company were yet to play any official games on. In an interview with HLTV.org ahead of the series, Fernando "fer" Alvarenga said that MIBR were prepared in the event of a rematch against fnatic on Inferno as they were confident they would pick it again, a prediction which came true as the Swedes selected it as the second map of the series.

The Swedish side had also left Vertigo as a decider in their series against Astralis, and although it wasn't played, it was evident that the team had been working on integrating it into their pool as they made short work of MIBR, with Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin powering his team to a map victory. A terse battle on Inferno gave MIBR the opportunity to claim revenge as they held a lead in the second half, but a loss to an eco from fnatic shattered those hopes to grant the Swedish side passage to the playoffs.

Brollan's 1.95 rating on Vertigo helped fnatic take control of the series

fnatic took an early 2-0 lead on Vertigo, which was answered by MIBR taking three rounds off the back of four frags and a 1vs2 clutch from fer. Multi-frags from Golden and Brollan put fnatic back in control however, seeing the Swedes pull ahead 7-3 before Deagles helped MIBR get back on the board.

A quad kill from Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles aided MIBR in their effort to tie up the score at 7-7, but Brollan still gave his team the edge by finding a trio of frags to close out the half. Although the Brazilians were once again able to even the score with a win in the second pistol, a triple kill from JW swung momentum back in the favour of fnatic, and from there they remained in control as five multi-kill rounds from Brollan allowed the Swedish team to run over MIBR and close out the map 16-9.

A similarly strong start on Inferno put fnatic ahead at 5-1 before MIBR began to claw back, capitalizing on the AWPs of Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo and Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe to eventually tie the score at 7-7 for the second time. Again it was Brollan who gave fnatic the edge heading into the side swap, securing an ace in round 15 for an 8-7 scoreline at halftime.

MIBR seemed set to push the series to a deciding map as they won six of the first eight rounds in the second half, granting themselves a 13-10 lead. An A apartments pop against an eco from fnatic would prove to be their downfall however, as a crucial triple kill from Brollan kicked off a spree of six rounds for his team to edge out a 16-13 victory.

Matchpage
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30th November 2019
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Vertigo
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Inferno
13
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 53 - 31 +22 101.9 1.53
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 40 - 33 +7 87.2 1.24
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 41 - 33 +8 91.9 1.23
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 36 - 28 +8 63.2 1.13
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 32 - 32 0 63.4 0.93
 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 52 - 38 +14 92.0 1.29
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 28 - 41 -13 66.0 0.81
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 27 - 37 -10 54.3 0.80
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' GiuseppekNgV- 32 - 44 -12 73.6 0.78
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 18 - 43 -25 49.5 0.52
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
599
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1163
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:
821
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
576
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1176
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
553
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1625
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Quick 2-0 as expected, another groupstage exit for mibr, as expected. Easy match for fnatic, lets focus on Liquid next. GG!
2019-11-30 04:30
#6
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Austria Lottooo 
Expected
2019-11-30 04:31
Way too easy for fnatic! Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles 28 - 41 -13 66.0 0.80 Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe 32 - 44 -12 73.6 0.78 Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo 18 - 43 -25 49.5 0.52
2019-11-30 04:57
FalleN too
2019-11-30 05:33
At least he's the IGL, and he's not even AWPing anymore
2019-11-30 05:35
waiting for the typical excuses lmao. mibr too tired, they played 2 matches the same day
2019-11-30 10:01
Nice name
2019-11-30 15:33
Mibr is being tier 25 team nowadays
2019-11-30 12:45
#73
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United States Hubterbean 
Faze major champs in br4zil
2019-11-30 17:31
#2
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United States EZ_4_Trump_CS 
mibr so bad lul
2019-11-30 04:30
EZ FNATIC!
2019-11-30 04:30
GG MIBR 😎
2019-11-30 04:30
#5
RapeN | 
Finland ENCEL 
Taco 18 frags in 2 maps...
2019-11-30 04:31
expected. kick taco thx
2019-11-30 04:32
#8
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United States jmarcelo 
very sad
2019-11-30 04:32
whos mibr?
2019-11-30 04:32
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo 18 - 43 -25 49.5 0.52 Default performance for BOTACO If Mibr has plans to become atleast top10 team they should replace TACO asap
2019-11-30 04:33
#17
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Brazil vass28 
+1
2019-11-30 04:42
#39
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Germany Ezavg 
U got taco we got adren :)
2019-11-30 09:27
#47
tarik | 
Brazil GuGa62 
LOL adren as bad as TACO
2019-11-30 10:26
#55
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Germany Ezavg 
Yes man
2019-11-30 12:02
#54
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Poland Lukovsky 
mibr have NEVER won a tier1 event the last time their core won a tier1 event was on December 10th 2017 I don't think they have any plans to be a contender so they're gucci
2019-11-30 11:56
TACO: 18-43 -25 kkkkkkkkkk
2019-11-30 04:33
#12
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United States Fin4life 
2-0'ed them....brasil CS is dead...
2019-11-30 04:35
#13
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
Yo fallen, my mm team has better calls than you in inferno.
2019-11-30 04:35
i don't even know why fallen keeps picking bad maps, like vertigo... they almost tied sharks on this map, why picking it again against fnatic? fallen have been doing this for a long time now, choosing maps that don't make sense for the situation... my guess is that he overestimates his decisions and don't listin to zews properly taco played HORRIBLY this bo3. my poodle has a better reaction time than his in this game lucas had some pretty good shots, fer super consistent kng still hasn't found his way in this team, hope he does soon
2019-11-30 14:09
wtf save fer
2019-11-30 04:36
#23
kennyS | 
Brazil KyuuNTC 
+100000
2019-11-30 05:12
#15
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Norway flipflop 
taco back in action
2019-11-30 04:37
#16
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Brazil Isme 
Expected. Mibr looks flat
2019-11-30 04:41
#18
fer | 
Brazil panc4da1 
I am a MIBR fanatic fan and say.. Disband!
2019-11-30 04:45
#38
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Germany Ezavg 
U have taco we have adren both bots :)
2019-11-30 09:27
#49
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Germany killmichi 
If the rest of the team works, taco is not bad. Was in the dominant team liquid in 2018 which almost exclusively lost to astralis and dominated the rest of the scene. Still much stronger than mibr now
2019-11-30 10:37
#19
fer | 
Brazil _Awper 
18 kills in 54 rounds
2019-11-30 04:47
#37
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Germany Ezavg 
U have taco we have adren :)
2019-11-30 09:26
Mate I’m Bloody Rubbish
2019-11-30 05:06
#22
FalleN | 
Asia fos1x 
Fer yet again 1v9
2019-11-30 05:08
#24
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Brazil BAN_ASTRALIS 
FER = 1X9
2019-11-30 05:24
ez for fnatic. Taco so bad btw
2019-11-30 05:38
tacos hair is made of grass
2019-11-30 09:58
fer as always the most skilled player of lg/sk/mibr
2019-11-30 05:48
How is taco getting paid to play cs? Wtf
2019-11-30 06:14
Taco still a problem
2019-11-30 06:48
Brollan ♥️
2019-11-30 06:54
#71
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Turkey Diveland 
Insane aimer
2019-11-30 15:45
#32
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Brazil MrLucas 
Kng that was supposed to be the star player of the team with 0.78 rating and people only see TACO bad performance, as always when the team loses its because of the bottom fragger with a bad KDA, not because of Fallen being outsmarted or because of KNG who recevied everything to be the star and is still playing like shit, tipical brazilians fans...
2019-11-30 07:00
#33
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Brazil nerdjerkland 
Vamo carrialo TACINHO, LUCASINHO, fer Deu Taco o Melho, bro
2019-11-30 09:04
#34
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Poland rude_wredne 
XD m16r0
2019-11-30 09:08
#35
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Brazil nerdjerkland 
Kkkkkkkk mibr sooo bad.
2019-11-30 09:09
#36
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Poland rude_wredne 
i know mens)) kkkkkkkkk
2019-11-30 09:11
Fer to mouz.
2019-11-30 09:32
#51
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
Mouz don't need firepower. Frozen, Woxic and Ropz are great. Honestly, Mouz's roster just needs to be more consistent, their skill ceiling is wayy too high but inconsistent
2019-11-30 10:55
Hahah I was just fucking around mang. But I agree whole heartedly
2019-12-01 06:15
#41
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Finland J3bediah 
pretty stacked playoff bracket
2019-11-30 09:35
#44
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United States Fin4life 
but i thought mibr was back....what a garbage team....brasil CS is dead...
2019-11-30 10:12
hi
2019-11-30 10:16
TACO MVP😎😎😎😂
2019-11-30 10:23
man fnatic is a team WOW !! sweden cs is the best to watch... almost 3 years fnatic tier 3 and JW come back to top 1 !! top 3 today my opinion ! 1 -> Astralis - Fnatic 2- > ---------------------- 3- > ----------------------
2019-11-30 10:30
#50
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Switzerland Indeon 
Mibr wont do anything notable ever again. Some really hard changes are nessecary.
2019-11-30 10:37
+1 Lucas1 and KngV didnt add anything to the team. Taco is s good support, but has a very inconsistent aim. Fer and Fallen are good players, but FalleN's tatics nowadays are very predictable.
2019-11-30 12:52
#52
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Pakistan LoOuU2 
#SaveFer
2019-11-30 10:56
#53
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Europe Cr3eP_70 
It's just amazing when we realise Brollan is 17 years old... No longer a "prospect" for quite some time and seeing him calm and composed, discret and almost shy, bring us to the absolute certainty that we are already in the presence of a monster, probably becoming soon one of the best players in the world... Keep it up kid
2019-11-30 11:08
#56
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Germany LeopoldLoewe 
+1
2019-11-30 12:04
Yes. Most of the young players are destroying: Sergej, Brollan, Zywoo, oBo, etc.
2019-11-30 12:48
#63
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Germany sketchbook 
After aleksib got kicked sergejs Performance has really dropped off.
2019-11-30 13:46
#66
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Europe Cr3eP_70 
Indeed but, it doesn't mean he became worse. Guess it's just under performance... Anyway, I doubt he will be to a top 3 despite undeniable quality.
2019-11-30 14:11
#65
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Europe Cr3eP_70 
+1
2019-11-30 14:09
GG Fnatic
2019-11-30 12:34
Pls disband. Fer and Fallen deserve a better team
2019-11-30 12:45
#62
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United States Trump2020KAG 
18 kills between 2 games. If both games are blowouts that’s understandable but 16-9 16-13 aren’t blowouts. Terrible. Step down taco. Idk what’s worse ur aim or decision making.
2019-11-30 13:29
#67
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United States WilsonDS 
Taco is so bad
2019-11-30 14:38
#68
keev | 
Germany Adenauer 
Great!
2019-11-30 14:41
mibr cant win with taco
2019-11-30 14:58
#72
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Brazil hugoooo 
fer playing alone like the entire 2019
2019-11-30 16:33
#74
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Germany Surcal___ 
Lol
2019-12-01 00:36
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