Vitality kick off ESL One Cologne run with victory over Heretics

Vitality beat Heretics in a two-map series on Dust2 (16-13) and Overpass (16-8), to proceed through the Group B upper bracket.

The second derby of the day after Sprout’s upset win over BIG featured the French sides of Vitality and Heretics, who faced off for the first time in ESL One: Road to Rio - Europe back in May, with the more experienced of the two French squads coming out ahead in two maps. This time around it was once again Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut and company who got the best of their local rivals, winning a tight Dust2 before sealing the deal with a strong defense on Overpass.

Bryan "⁠Maka⁠" Canda took out three players in the first pistol round on Dust2 to slide Heretics into the lead on the attacking side. Vitality managed to get on the board two rounds later with weapons saved from the forcebuy as Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon and Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy downed two each, tying the map up after four rounds. They didn't slow down with rifles in play as the No. 2 team in the world imposed their will on the CT side, losing just two more rounds on the way to an 11-4 half.

Vitality struck the A site in the second pistol round, but were stopped on their tracks as Heretics tried to regain their footing. Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier then downed three players on another A hit in the second round to secure a 12-5 lead, but Heretics stopped a B play with upgraded pistols the following round to regain momentum. Multikills by Maka, Fabien "⁠kioShiMa⁠" Fiey and Lucas "⁠Lucky⁠" Chastang then got Heretics to within one round, 11-12. kioShiMa won a crucial clutch when down 11-14 as his team managed to get back within one again, 13-14, but Vitality didn’t falter, closing out the map 16-13.

Vitality closed out Overpass in style on the CT side

Heretics shut down Vitality on the B site to get ahead on the defending side of Overpass, but were quickly trailing as they lost against the forcebuy and went down 1-3. Heretics brought it to a 3-3 tie with guns in hand and a clean round put them ahead 4-3 as Vitality were forced to eco. ZywOo won a crucial 1vs2 afterplant clutch to keep his team close as they worked their way back to 5-5 before taking the lead at the switch, 9-6.

Vitality got a pistol round win in their fourth try when RpK killed three attackers as the last man standing. Smelling blood in the water, Vitality only gave up the bonus round on their way to match point, which they reached without a hitch, giving up just one more round to Heretics before closing the map out 16-8 to continue through the Group B upper bracket.

Matchpage
2
0
18th August 2020
16
Dust2
13
16
Overpass
8
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 51 - 30 +21 101.0 1.51
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 49 - 34 +15 99.8 1.46
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 41 - 32 +9 80.3 1.26
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabiermisutaaa 35 - 30 +5 63.1 1.08
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 25 - 31 -6 60.9 0.87
 Heretics K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Bryan 'Maka' CandaMaka 40 - 36 +4 72.3 1.07
Belgium Nabil 'Nivera' BenrlitomNivera 31 - 41 -10 70.4 0.84
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 33 - 39 -6 63.8 0.81
France Alexandre 'xms' Fortéxms 29 - 41 -12 60.6 0.79
France Lucas 'Lucky' ChastangLucky 24 - 44 -20 74.7 0.78
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
209
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1463
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France Bryan 'Maka' Canda
Bryan 'Maka' Canda
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
852
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
763
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
France Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
782
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1785
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1489
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
#1
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Peru Rhenie
Well played to Vitality! but BIG will demolish them. #GoBIG #DreamBIG
2020-08-18 20:59
2 replies
#19
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Latvia YungPan666
hahahhahahahahahahhaa
2020-08-18 21:43
This the guy who thought big would comeback earlier today???
2020-08-18 21:55
#2
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France SpooceCooke
Firstzzzz Edit: NOOOOOOO
2020-08-18 20:50
1 reply
#5
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Peru Rhenie
xaxaxaxaxa))
2020-08-18 20:50
ggwp
2020-08-18 20:50
#4
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Europe Velurom
GG
2020-08-18 20:50
#6
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Denmark pdxm
GG
2020-08-18 20:51
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Serbia LtN))
GG
2020-08-18 20:54
GG Vitality and Heretics <3 not a good day for Heretics hopefully they'll bounce back!
2020-08-18 20:55
GG boys
2020-08-18 20:57
Apex on negative?
2020-08-18 21:01
3 replies
#13
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Pakistan LoOuU2
he`s got an excuse now , being an IGL . Honestly , not bad when Zywoo and Shox put up numbers consistently
2020-08-18 21:06
Entry and IGL come on, man
2020-08-19 06:44
1 reply
Also do massives flashe assists on a regular basis
2020-08-19 09:28
shox keep this style manXD
2020-08-18 21:05
kids saying vitality is washed up come here
2020-08-18 21:06
#14
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United States RAK47
King zywoO is back to take his number 1 spot from somple pussy
2020-08-18 21:08
zywoo pog
2020-08-18 21:13
#23
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Greece Ploutonas
A step forward to #1 Zywoo and Vita
2020-08-18 21:56
gg
2020-08-18 22:59
again fluke for vitality
2020-08-18 23:01
#29
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Poland SebL
I'm surprised, but Vitality actually manage to look pretty good. I think with small changes they could be really good. Heretics is dead, and I think they will need to build a new roster around the core of Maka, Lucky and Nivera to become something.
2020-08-19 00:05
#30
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Portugal DiAZZZZ_
months have passed and nivera still doesn't have a photo
2020-08-19 01:26
Where are the Nivera fanboys? They only look good on tier 5 with the exception of Maka who is actually a decent player.
2020-08-19 02:06
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Indonesia lumayan
Yea.. delusional baguettes be like : nivera is underrated. BUT NOW THEY'RE IN THE CAVES LOL
2020-08-19 02:24
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