OG round out ESL Pro League Stage 2 team list with victory over Vitality

OG secured a spot in ESL Pro League Season 11 Stage 2 over Vitality despite losing their map pick, Inferno, before winning Nuke and Dust2 in a reverse sweep.

Vitality and OG faced off for the first time in the ESL Pro League play-in for a spot in the second stage of the tournament, where the likes of Natus Vincere and Astralis were waiting. Vitality, the better-ranked team of the two and the bookmaker favorite, were quick to take the lead on Inferno, OG's map pick, but were unable to close the series out as Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt and company brought it back on Nuke and Dust2.

A play towards B got OG on the board in their first buy round, halving a 0-2 start after the pistols and the following eco. Two opening kills by Cédric "RpK" Guipouy and a double by Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut the following round helped Vitality remain in the lead as they went on to take a 5-1 lead before doubles by Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså and NBK- without response kept their side in the game, although four flash assists by Dan "apEX" Madesclaire in doubles by Kévin "misutaaa" Rabier and Richard "shox" Papillon pushed Vitality forward early on. The Frenchmen went all out on the CT half after that and ended ahead 11-4.

Unable to win the second pistol round despite Issa "ISSAA" Murad and NBK- taking down two each OG were quickly put against the ropes after losing the forcebuy, eco, and first gun round. On match point, RpK came big in the last afterplant of the map with three kills in a 3vs3 on B to secure the series lead on Inferno.

OG reverse swept Vitality to secure a spot in the next stage

OG got off to a better start on Nuke, winning the first pistol round on the CT side and following it up twice before Vitality replied with three of their own to tie it back up. OG were quick to adjust their defenses and glided to a 9-4 lead before giving up the last two as Vitality made sure to keep their options alive on the CT side.

Doubles by misutaaa and shox put Vitality back on the warpath as they tied the match back up, 9-9. The two teams then traded rounds, both hitting double digits. At 12-12, OG were able to break the defenders’ economy, taking the lead into the last stretch of the map and gaining enough momentum to win Nuke 16-12 and force the series into a decider map.

Vitality were unable to close the series out after winning OG’s map pick

Vitality won the CT-side pistol round on Dust2 and won the anti-forcebuy against two SG553s. ZywOo was then able to win a 1vs1 against Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen to make it 3-0. From there on out OG took the reins on the attack, averaging just two deaths per round in a six-round streak to make it 6-3 before Vitality could reply with six of their own to lead 9-6 at the half.

OG tied it back up with a 3-0 partial score after as many rounds in the second half, and went on to take a 10-9 lead before the first buy round. A pistol buy by Vitality creating chaos in mid and short ended up with the French team winning the round and breaking OG’s economy to bring it to 11-11. OG got ahead 15-12 and it was NBK- with an ace who put the last nail in Vitality's coffin, 16-12, to secure a spot in ESL Pro League's Stage 2.

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Inferno
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Nuke
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Dust2
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 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 53 - 45 +8 77.6 1.15
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 52 - 54 -2 90.1 1.14
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 51 - 42 +9 64.7 1.07
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabiermisutaaa 47 - 44 +3 60.5 1.03
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 48 - 49 -1 74.2 0.99
 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 53 - 53 0 78.5 1.12
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 47 - 55 -8 72.4 1.04
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA 45 - 46 -1 64.5 0.97
United Kingdom Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewskimantuu 46 - 49 -3 63.6 0.92
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 42 - 49 -7 57.1 0.89

The teams moving on to ESL Pro League’s next stage are:

France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
76
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.09
France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1728
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1317
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
908
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1649
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
600
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.29
Maps played:
617
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
664
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1604
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
nice
2020-04-05 01:49
#3
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Israel Sonnabend 
gg!
2020-04-05 01:49
#4
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
what are next matches?
2020-04-05 01:50
#8
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Europe NiKoGOD4ever 
I know for sure that Faze are playing fnatic 13:25 UK time tomorrow
2020-04-05 01:50
#16
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
how? they both went 2nd in group stage
2020-04-05 01:52
#20
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Europe NiKoGOD4ever 
Niko said on his stream today before he went to bed , no idea how
2020-04-05 01:53
Doesn't matter coz it's another group stage, everyone going to match with one another.
2020-04-05 07:07
2nd group stage with astralis, navi, mouz, faze, fnatic & og
2020-04-05 01:54
#23
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
oh it's another group stage ok thx
2020-04-05 01:54
#82
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Russia GramDEL 
Navi vs astralis 18:00 CEST. Still don't understand why these matches are not scheduled on hltv, btw
2020-04-05 09:15
zywho? <3 NBKING
2020-04-05 01:50
#7
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Finland Jodecast 
EZ4OG
2020-04-05 01:50
+1
2020-04-05 02:15
#9
friberg | 
Austria mo1117 
Deserved for OG! Showed strong mentality on Nuke and Dust 2.
2020-04-05 01:51
#10
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Iceland LaHabana 
Deserved, ez for NBKING
2020-04-05 01:51
+1
2020-04-05 01:59
#11
f0rest | 
Estonia VssVK 
very nice job lol love how NBK closed out the game
2020-04-05 01:51
#12
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Finland 4L3J4NR_0 
"and it was NBK- with four kills who put the last nail in Vitality's coffin" NBK got ace btw.
2020-04-05 01:51
Natural Born KILLER
2020-04-05 01:59
#60
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Indonesia captaindog0 
it actually NickBallsKrayon but ok
2020-04-05 05:20
That last ace from NBK <3
2020-04-05 01:51
GO OG
2020-04-05 01:52
#18
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Sweden OG_FANGAY 
OG best team!🥰
2020-04-05 01:53
lmao
2020-04-05 01:54
+1 💕🥰💕
2020-04-05 01:58
#44
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Poland rude_wredne 
+2 💖💖💗💗
2020-04-05 02:20
#57
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Russia Evil_DaviD1 
+11111
2020-04-05 04:47
NBK revenge lul
2020-04-05 01:54
EZ aleksib
2020-04-05 01:55
#27
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Chile strong221 
zywho?
2020-04-05 01:55
ogs new name should be "destroyer of snakes" beaten eg with snakes tarik and stan beaten ence with snakes allu and aerial beaten vita with snakes apex and shox
2020-04-05 01:56
+1
2020-04-05 02:55
lul
2020-04-05 03:26
#58
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Russia Evil_DaviD1 
Yeah, like OG in Dota)))
2020-04-05 04:47
I bought five sets of snakeskin belts and shoes for the OG Boys to wear as hunting trophies. Skinned these snake onliners like it was stealing candy from babies.
2020-04-05 08:45
+1
2020-04-05 13:48
+1
2020-04-05 17:27
OG kings of the reverse sweep
2020-04-05 01:57
#30
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Netherlands Sem0733 
Someone save ZywOo.
2020-04-05 01:58
+1 Played so well last year, downgraded to the level of all thw other washed up french players all of a sudden
2020-04-05 02:27
Because ALEX gone so no one left for him to bait
2020-04-05 05:55
Hope thats supposed to be funny:)
2020-04-05 11:11
Unfortunately it isn't funny :(
2020-04-05 17:28
GODS
2020-04-05 01:58
#36
Sunde | 
World MEN)))) 
LMAO
2020-04-05 02:02
shhh men
2020-04-05 02:03
Thnx OG, ez 110$ win
2020-04-05 02:05
#39
Nifty | 
Norway zyl3r 
nbk was the problem they said xaxaxaxaxa
2020-04-05 02:06
who said it?
2020-04-05 08:52
#97
Nifty | 
Norway zyl3r 
vitality, by kicking him
2020-04-05 12:06
no? lol they said they kick him cuz problems outside of the game, but inside he was a good player
2020-04-05 18:54
#117
Nifty | 
Norway zyl3r 
no vitality started to suck with nbk, internal problems just accelerated what would have been inevitable. #analysis
2020-04-06 13:52
from what apex said they said it was problems outside of the game, that nbk wasnt being social with them anymore etc etc
2020-04-06 14:09
#40
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Serbia Cosa_The_Serb 
ez
2020-04-05 02:10
#42
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United States JustinWii 
NBK- > ZywOo
2020-04-05 02:12
XD
2020-04-05 02:44
#48
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Germany GiantCoq 
Apex peanut brain tactics.
2020-04-05 03:10
#78
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Finland Paleale 
+1 🤣
2020-04-05 08:48
#49
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Russia Evil_DaviD1 
OMG, OG going to play-off! GG Vitality! #DreamOG #EZ4ALEKSIB
2020-04-05 03:11
#51
Rickeh | 
United States trip12 
SHOX IS WASHED IN MY OPINION
2020-04-05 03:38
#52
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Indonesia SpiritsOfFire 
NBKing!!!
2020-04-05 03:41
#53
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Peru AgentLF 
Find weird how OG managed to defeat Vitality, but they got 4 of their players with negative stats Oh well, a win it's a win in the end
2020-04-05 03:52
#59
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Lithuania frogerinho 
Because they had a horrid map 1 and maps 2 and 3 were closer ones so they didn't refrag all those deaths in map 1.
2020-04-05 05:03
What's confusing here? They won 2 close matches and lost a blowout. The negative stats are because of the blowout.
2020-04-05 08:14
#88
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Russia Evil_DaviD1 
They have negative stats because of 1st map. Also 2nd and 3rd maps was close.
2020-04-05 09:56
NBK and Apex top frag wowzers
2020-04-05 04:08
Vitality without igl?
2020-04-05 04:09
Apex is igl
2020-04-05 05:26
#113
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United States big_brain 
apex -12 iq
2020-04-05 23:06
I don't think a team has kicked nbk and nbk did not take revenge with his new team inmediately
2020-04-05 04:22
#61
HenryG | 
Finland no_man 
thats keen
2020-04-05 05:22
#83
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United States jaeger_steam 
French shuffles NEVER work out for the team that initiates them. I know this doesn't really qualify as a French shuffle, but it's fitting that it would go down this way.
2020-04-05 09:16
#63
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India lemuig 
Zywhoooooo???? More like zylul
2020-04-05 05:28
SO FUCKING EZ 4 ALEKSI
2020-04-05 05:38
#65
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World Beard43 
The ace to close it out for NBK was a nice touch! GGWP OG
2020-04-05 05:39
zewho? the who?
2020-04-05 06:03
#70
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World nakTriceps 
NBK and Aleksib topfraggers over ISSAA, mantuu and valde? wtf
2020-04-05 07:42
zywho23333333
2020-04-05 07:51
NBK revenge
2020-04-05 07:55
#73
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Luxembourg r1zo 
<3
2020-04-05 08:05
#74
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India csgo_veteran 
Funny how the entire world is only but flame for Nbk but yet somehow he manages to break top 10 with every single team of his. I have watched him since very games to ldlc to envy. When he used to be the star. Dude has insane aim. He has the third highest headshots of all time behind forest and scream. People started watching cs go an year ago n think NBk is trash. Well stop seeing the scoreboard n see the situations he’s thrown in. You’ll have shit stats too if you’re solo anchoring b site and all your bot teammates give up the other site and you get shot in the back while rotating or something. It does look silly but what other choice is there?
2020-04-05 08:10
Hes one of the most versatile players in cs history. Dudes a GOAT top 20 all time easy
2020-04-05 09:21
+11
2020-04-05 17:41
#116
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Indonesia Exodd 
+1 respect my dude, NBK has always been consistent ever since he became more of a ‘support’ player, people just don’t appreciate that role enough
2020-04-06 03:29
OG is showing how strong their mental game is, almost reminds me of old ENCE, Aleksib must have something to do with it
2020-04-05 08:28
#102
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Brazil Karlogaria 
He was never the problem, but probably the main responsible for ENCE's short-lived success
2020-04-05 13:04
#81
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Sweden axelious 
So, Will 4 teams go through to meet the americans in the finals?
2020-04-05 09:06
#98
Aleksib | 
Europe lalt 
No, finals are cancelled.
2020-04-05 12:07
#99
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Sweden axelious 
Aha, that explains alot!
2020-04-05 12:09
5/6 best teams in the world. It ain't that random when you have a decent format
2020-04-05 09:20
#86
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Russia Windcast 
NBeardK <3
2020-04-05 09:34
Just as i thought, without Alex Vitality is way way worse. He and RPK are real reason why they got any tournaments last year.
2020-04-05 10:19
#104
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Russia Evil_DaviD1 
ALEX'S strats were built around ZywOo, and the whole teamplay adapted to this. Thus, the potential of ZywOo was used to its full potential. When ALEX was on the team, ZywOo really played as the top1 of the world. Apparently, apEX cannot build the system in the same way, and this obviously interferes with ZywOo.
2020-04-05 13:31
#101
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Poland friendlySeb 
OG are looking really good atm., this team has great potential. While for Vitality, i don't think they will progress without a good leader. For me mistuaaa wasn't a good pickup. He isn't ready to play on T1 level. For me they need to bench him, the best move would be get back ALEX, but if it's not possible, they need to get someone outside of France, because i see a lack of good leaders there. The best one would be Aleksib, or even comeback of NBK-, but i don't think they will leave OG, so for me Snappi is perfect. So their roster would have : shox RpK apEX ZywOo Snappi
2020-04-05 12:17
#106
s1mple | 
Ukraine mxk228 
ONLINEEEE
2020-04-05 14:02
#115
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Indonesia Exodd 
NBKing
2020-04-06 03:27
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