G2 overcome Virtus.pro; to face mousesports in cs_summit 5 grand final

After losing their map pick of Vertigo 16-12, G2 managed to recover and defeat Virtus.pro on Nuke and on Train to advance to the grand final of cs_summit 5.

Overwhelming favorites going into the semi-final, G2 didn't have a great time against the Poles of Virtus.pro, showing weakness throughout the series. In the end, Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač's inspired performance pulled G2 through to the grand final, where they will take on mousesports. The European mixture has been playing the event with Niels-Christian "NaToSaphiX" Sillassen and will additionally need to have Allan "Rejin" Petersen step in for Finn "karrigan" Andersen depending on the duration of the final.

Locking down the B approach on the pistol gave Virtus.pro the early lead on Vertigo, G2's map pick. Causing some issues for the Poles was huNter-, whose fragging was crucial to G2 bouncing back, as well as François "AmaNEk" Delaunay's 1v2 clutch that saw the French-Serbian side equalize at 6-6. However, back-to-back quad-kill rounds from Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski saw the advantage return to the Polish side, concluding the defense 9-6 up.

Virtus.pro extended their lead with another successful pistol round after the switch and reached map point quickly, 15-6. Then, some more heroics from huNter- and AmaNEk extended the map, but G2 eventually fell to an A hit, seeing the map concluded 16-12.

It was a messy performance, but G2 managed to overcome Virtus.pro

Bouncing back from a disappointing Vertigo, G2 started Nuke dominantly, pushing into a 7-0 lead on the CT side. It took pistol-armor vent dive for Virtus.pro to finally break the deadlock, with Arek "Vegi" Nawojski being crucial to the Polish side building that into a four-round streak. G2 didn't allow their opponents to grab full control of the half, though, finishing it with a comfortable 11-4 lead.

The French trio of G2 unlocked the A site defence and put their team into a great position to close out the second map of the series convincingly. As the score was 15-5, Snax and Michał "snatchie" Rudzki held their opponents at bay, but G2 eventually closed it by attacking the A site, 16-7.

MICHU stood out on Train with 27-17 K-D, but it wasn't enough

Successfully retaking B on the pistol started Virtus.pro on the right foot, seeing the Poles take a 6-0 lead on the decider map, Train. After Audric "JaCkz" Jug got two kills to resolve a 2v2 on the A bombsite, G2 started rolling and came back to finish the half with just a one-round deficit, 8-7.

The second half started with low-buy rounds won by both sides, but after the score was equalized at 11-11, G2 managed to hold off a number of B offenses, streaking seven rounds in a row to reach match point, 15-11. The map and match was concluded shortly, 16-12, with G2 advancing to the grand final.

cs_summit 5Best of 3
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15th December 2019
12
Vertigo
16
16
Nuke
7
16
Train
12
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter-' KovačhuNter- 76 - 49 +27 102.3 1.46
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 46 - 47 -1 65.7 0.99
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 47 - 50 -3 64.7 0.97
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 47 - 48 -1 64.9 0.96
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 44 - 48 -4 63.7 0.90
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Arek 'Vegi' NawojskiVegi 53 - 53 0 82.4 1.10
Poland Michał 'MICHU' MüllerMICHU 58 - 49 +9 76.5 1.07
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 53 - 54 -1 83.1 1.04
Poland Michał 'snatchie' Rudzkisnatchie 40 - 49 -9 54.6 0.92
Poland Tomasz 'phr' Wójcikphr 38 - 55 -17 50.1 0.74
France François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
651
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Poland Arek 'Vegi' Nawojski
Arek 'Vegi' Nawojski
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
398
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1003
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Poland Michał 'snatchie' Rudzki
Michał 'snatchie' Rudzki
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
889
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.09
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1636
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
France Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
665
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1593
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Allan 'Rejin' Petersen
Allan 'Rejin' Petersen
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
39
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.78
APR:
0.14
Denmark Niels-Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Niels-Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
613
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.10
#1
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Germany Bundeskanzler 
Waaaay too late for a grandfinal to start. Good night EU.
2019-12-16 01:09
#5
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Guatemala IceyKL 
Bro I came to just say a four letter word and you have a full sentence wtf
2019-12-16 01:10
#8
Witcher | 
Macau DricuS 
LMAO ?
2019-12-16 01:10
#16
shox | 
India iejesus 
Good morning
2019-12-16 01:16
#2
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Poland JebacDisaKurwe 
Gg. Press f to pay respect for polish vp.
2019-12-16 01:09
#27
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United Kingdom HLTV_PATRIOT 
Jame time
2019-12-16 02:06
#29
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Bulgaria No_1One 
f
2019-12-16 08:04
#3
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France kNRD^ 
A
2019-12-16 01:09
#4
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Guatemala IceyKL 
Damn
2019-12-16 01:09
announce new team VP
2019-12-16 01:10
#7
NiKo | 
Sweden Freddan69 
Hunter fucking beasttt
2019-12-16 01:10
Bad perfoming but god hunter always es playing at point
2019-12-16 01:10
HUNTER BEAST
2019-12-16 01:11
Yikes. Some sketchy showing from G2. Better fix it before the Mousesports match up or they're going to get annihilated.
2019-12-16 01:12
Nah mouz will play with coach and stand-in... No IGL
2019-12-16 01:29
And still win. This is how bad g2 is then
2019-12-16 11:45
Yes this was insane to wake up to haha How can they even manage to lose?!
2019-12-16 20:13
NICE
2019-12-16 01:12
#13
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Denmark Zorrondo 
G2 struggling againts literally nobody GIGALUL
2019-12-16 01:12
#18
NiKo | 
Croatia mimi031 
hunter* struggling againts litterally nobody
2019-12-16 01:21
Snax should won this on experience.
2019-12-16 01:12
Mouz will play with the coach to just make the final fair lul
2019-12-16 01:15
nt vp, they are a good team i hope they will practise more and try to dominate the scene step by step
2019-12-16 01:18
#19
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Brazil NahT_ 
Mathieu "huNter-" Herbaut
2019-12-16 01:22
#21
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Poland DE_PRESSION 
Match of disband.
2019-12-16 01:31
monster hunter
2019-12-16 01:37
#23
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Poland Hanse 
Virtus.bruh vs Hunter
2019-12-16 01:41
#24
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Finland NoPointsgg 
GGs
2019-12-16 01:45
HuNter hard carry
2019-12-16 01:49
#26
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Libya serialfucker 
nice to see VP at some semifinal again
2019-12-16 01:49
#28
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Brazil hugoooo 
huNter was ZywOo for one match
2019-12-16 03:04
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