MIBR beat HAVU to advance to Flashpoint upper bracket final

MIBR are through to Flashpoint 1's upper bracket final following a hard-fought victory over HAVU.

The Brazilian giants assured themselves of a top-three finish in the inaugural season of Flashpoint with a display that became better as the series went on. MIBR walked away with the victory in the end, but not before a major scare after being humbled on their own map pick of Vertigo.

A five-round deficit on Dust2 could have spelled doom for the Brazilians, but they put up a resolute performance in the second half, with Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo ultimately making the difference for his team in overtime with a vintage clutch. Train ended up being a walk in the park for MIBR, who know they will not have things so easy in Tuesday's upper bracket final against MAD Lions, a team they have not yet faced in the league.

MIBR got off to a flying start on Vertigo as they romped to an 8-2 lead on the CT side after shutting down any chances of MIBR stringing rounds together. The Brazilian team, who had even won the pistol round, then picked up the pace and earned some respite off the back of a trio of entry frags from Ignacio "meyern" Meyer on the B site, but it would not last long as HAVU ended the half on double-digit territory, with Olli "sLowi" Pitkänen and Joonas "doto" Forss combining for 31 frags.

A chaotic start to the second half saw teams trade blow-for-blow as neither side managed to get a grip on the game. After that back-and-forth period, the rest of the half ended up being a fantastic display of ruthless attacking from HAVU, who ran all over the Brazilian defense for a quick victory.

FalleN's clutch changed the tide of the series for MIBR

A quad-kill from sLowi in a chaotic pistol round set HAVU up for a 3-0 start on Dust2. MIBR responded with a streak of their own after buying up, but their recovery was short-lived: the Finnish team regained control of proceedings and won seven consecutive rounds before FalleN's troops bagged the final two rounds of the half to keep themselves in the game.

HAVU added to their lead after switching to the CT side, but there would be no follow-up as MIBR took the reins of the game. The Brazilians enjoyed a period of dominance and raced to a 15-13 lead, only to run out of steam in the dying stages of the half and allow their opponents to find the equaliser.

Things were starting to look bleak for MIBR as HAVU came out swinging in overtime, but a stunning 1v4 clutch from FalleN halted the Finnish side's early momentum. That round swung the tide back in favour of the Brazilians, who picked up two rounds in both halves to restore parity in the series.

After such an entertaining second map came a one-sided affair on Train. meyern led the charge as MIBR secured 12 rounds on the CT side, with the Brazilians following that up with a flawless offensive display to put an end to a series that could have easily gone in a different direction.

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 HAVU K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Olli 'sLowi' PitkänensLowi 60 - 59 +1 85.6 1.16
Finland Lasse 'ZOREE' UronenZOREE 58 - 55 +3 68.9 1.01
Finland Aaro 'hoody' Peltokangashoody 46 - 53 -7 72.7 0.96
Finland Eetu 'sAw' SahasAw 45 - 57 -12 69.4 0.89
Finland Joonas 'doto' Forssdoto 43 - 54 -11 60.8 0.89
 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 64 - 42 +22 86.5 1.36
Argentina Ignacio 'meyern' Meyermeyern 65 - 50 +15 81.4 1.24
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' GiuseppekNgV- 58 - 54 +4 78.0 1.06
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 55 - 57 -2 75.9 1.00
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 36 - 49 -13 57.2 0.80
Argentina Ignacio 'meyern' Meyer
Ignacio 'meyern' Meyer
Age:
17
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
324
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Finland Olli 'sLowi' Pitkänen
Olli 'sLowi' Pitkänen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
752
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1272
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Finland Joonas 'doto' Forss
Joonas 'doto' Forss
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
344
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#1
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Israel Sonnabend 
gg!
2020-04-13 01:38
#2
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United Arab Emirates BRAZlL 
Ez
2020-04-13 01:39
#19
OK | 
Peru TheJuan 
Great showing from the best Brasilian team!
2020-04-13 01:43
FURIA hasn't played here ?
2020-04-13 01:45
furia no titles
2020-04-13 01:46
List mibr's titles in 2019-2020.
2020-04-13 01:49
why only 2019-2020? they started playing csgo in 2015
2020-04-13 01:51
#39
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United States Jack1CS 
not with this roster
2020-04-13 01:52
and? furia also changed roster with hen1
2020-04-13 01:54
#78
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United States Jack1CS 
And? Furia with HEN1 >>> Mibr with this roster
2020-04-13 14:00
What do you suggest? Consider the team as "good" just because of their good results 4-5 years ago?
2020-04-13 01:55
3 years ago*
2020-04-13 01:56
so you are saying that big is better than mibr as well? hltv.org/matches/2334604/big-vs-mibr-esl.. hltv.org/matches/2324399/mibr-vs-big-esl..
2020-04-13 02:10
#59
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Brazil KastTryHard 
Furia is better
2020-04-13 03:57
I didn't watch any BIG's matches in 2020 and don't know how they play. Apparently it's not only about their matches against each other.
2020-04-13 07:27
Mibr has the best awpers and lucker and riflerman Than furia
2020-04-13 06:28
And still sucks.
2020-04-13 07:19
but it's improving
2020-04-13 14:20
Improving what? Losing against FURIA with better score each time?
2020-04-13 14:53
#85
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Portugal ImaMoonster 
Bye Bye to FURIA NO KRIEG NO WIN.
2020-04-14 14:09
I love u man, FURIA #2 <3
2020-04-13 01:53
ez for brasil eoeo
2020-04-13 01:39
#9
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Israel Sonnabend 
+1
2020-04-13 01:40
#4
trk | 
Brazil NahT_ 
gg wp havu
2020-04-13 01:39
#5
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Brazil bllk 
Fallen is a god
2020-04-13 01:39
Pog
2020-04-13 01:39
Struggle against HAVU (who?) lool.
2020-04-13 01:40
A team than defeated forze
2020-04-13 01:45
Whorze?
2020-04-13 01:46
#57
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Brazil mak1_ 
Rusk sad because russians never won a major OMEGALUL
2020-04-13 03:43
Dosia is Russian. As far as I remember he rekt brazil in finals.
2020-04-13 07:30
#74
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Israel SquidVVeed 
As far as i remember in mlg colombus finals brazil rekt russia
2020-04-13 10:50
Krakow is more recent than Columbus so that doesn't matter
2020-04-13 13:54
#83
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Sweden worldsrooler 
Brazil - 5 2x Major winners Russia - 1 Major winner Just saying
2020-04-13 23:47
RiseN > FalleN
2020-04-13 01:40
#15
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Brazil 3nzow 
RiseN= 0 titles Fallen = 2 majors
2020-04-13 01:41
#62
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Enough said
2020-04-13 04:26
Mibr strugling against t3 teams
2020-04-13 01:40
#70
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Russia NorthRussian 
HAVU is t2
2020-04-13 09:07
#12
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Portugal Ponsas 
gg wp
2020-04-13 01:40
#13
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Finland Jolkkoswag 
havu threw but we will see again in grande final
2020-04-13 01:40
#71
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Europe maglebagle 
T5 tournament, maybe
2020-04-13 09:37
#14
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Brazil 3nzow 
THE CHAMPION ARE BACK!
2020-04-13 01:41
#16
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Pakistan Callsign16 
Good job Mibr Wp havu
2020-04-13 01:41
#84
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Peru Elkauza 
what a nice guy
2020-04-14 00:58
WALLEN BACK??
2020-04-13 01:41
#18
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Europe EnceIsSoBad 
no, the opponent was just dogshit
2020-04-13 01:43
FalleN made a lot of really impressive plays, though.
2020-04-13 01:45
100t is dogshit
2020-04-13 01:51
100t lul
2020-04-13 02:07
#52
broky | 
Portugal sAA_ 
yes because 100t are actually really good and won against mibr. oh wait, they got 2-0ed lmfao
2020-04-13 02:44
#81
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Finland kalza1 
Bruh they literally won first map took second to overtime nice bait
2020-04-13 17:37
#20
fer | 
Brazil Guilernsz 
easier than drinking water
2020-04-13 01:43
OoOh FalLeN sToP blOwiNg mY miNd
2020-04-13 01:43
#26
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Argentina OcellusNG 
Ez4NachitoAndWallen
2020-04-13 01:46
God Wallen!
2020-04-13 01:48
#30
TACO | 
Brazil thsGO_ 
niceeeee
2020-04-13 01:49
How could HAVU lose to this?
2020-04-13 01:50
Zoree xiter!
2020-04-13 01:50
#34
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Brazil Triarii 
BOT TACO GOD FALLEN
2020-04-13 01:51
mibr fluke onliners
2020-04-13 01:52
#47
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Portugal kadew 
yes, the 2 majors conquered by fallen, fer and taco were also online xD
2020-04-13 02:08
mibr 0 majors
2020-04-13 02:12
#61
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Says the idiot baiter who cheers for "Mustang Crew" lol
2020-04-13 04:25
nt favela
2020-04-13 12:49
#38
FalleN | 
Brazil Tablari 
fallen 1vs4 so nice man GOD FALLEN I RESPECT YOU
2020-04-13 01:52
#44
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Poland friendlySeb 
Both of these teams didn't play to their gratest lvl today. I'm surprised that MIBR won that, i was favoring HAVU, but MIBR surprised me. Still i don't see a future in this roster.
2020-04-13 02:01
fallen was out of his mind on this match
2020-04-13 02:10
#51
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Russia Jovik! 
They're motivated again since there's big money at stake otherwise they'd be out by now.
2020-04-13 02:17
Imagine struggling with fucking HaVu hahahahah
2020-04-13 02:48
#54
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Sweden MandaleMecha 
very easy for meyern
2020-04-13 02:51
#55
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Brazil oldStar 
Almost Made in Joke lost to HAVU, lol !
2020-04-13 02:58
#56
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Brazil parrud0www 
Nice comeback! Congrats!!
2020-04-13 03:35
Individually speaking, was the best shown of Fallen last 2 years. Unbelievebly plays, not only in the 1vs4, was unstoppable at Dust2 T side and all train map.
2020-04-13 03:45
#60
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Brazil Karlogaria 
FalleN is one of the GOATs. Haters can talk shit all day long, but he is the one who can change MIBR's fate. He isn't a top IGL anymore, but still is a solid player, one of the few with more than 2 neurons ij this game, an AWP master and a clutch teacher. Thanks for having faith in your team, Verdadeiro
2020-04-13 04:02
#64
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Sweden OG_FANGAY 
😂😂👍 folen so guud
2020-04-13 05:53
#69
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Sweden axelious 
Yea, Fallen is a legend for sure
2020-04-13 08:29
+1
2020-04-13 10:31
He needs to let the IGLing go and focus on his AWPing so we can see him back at his 2016 levels.
2020-04-14 17:20
#88
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Perfect statement. Done as a winning leader, but on fire as ever as an AWPer
2020-04-14 20:53
Nice
2020-04-13 05:04
can we replace TACO? please?
2020-04-13 10:32
#75
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Argentina Konigmdq 
D2 sure it was the best match on tournament Gg
2020-04-13 12:45
I can play the Taco's role properly at MIBR.
2020-04-13 21:07
FalleN <3
2020-04-14 17:19
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