Spirit reverse sweep Vitality in ESL Pro League Season 12 Europe

Despite losing their map pick, Mirage (11-16), Spirit were able to turn the series against Vitality around on Inferno (19-16) and Dust2 (16-14) to even out their ESL Pro League Europe record, 1-1.

“I can’t say there was a lot of panic,” Boris "⁠magixx⁠" Vorobiev said about stopping Vitality’s nine round comeback on Dust2 in the post-match interview, “we weren’t focused on ending the game, we just needed to play a single round properly,” which Spirit did in the last round of regulation on the decider map to secure their first ESL Pro League Season 12 Europe victory. “NiP will be the hardest, lately they’ve been insanely good,” magixx added in regards to Spirit’s upcoming matches in the round robin group stage, which will also include bouts against Complexity, FaZe, mousesports and Astralis.

Vitality came into the fixture with a 1-0 record after defeating NIP while Spirit were down 0-1 after a loss to fnatic. The match started on Mirage, Spirit’s map pick, but it was Vitality who were able to take it in a fairly straightforward fashion, 16-11, with youngsters Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut and Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier leading the charge.

mir and sdy were a big part of Spirit's success on Inferno

Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire's men were all set to seal the deal on their own map pick, Inferno, winning the Terrorist side 9-6 and furthering their lead to 13-6 early on in the second half, but they let their lead slip as Spirit clawed their way back with heavy presence towards the B site to win four late rounds when down 11-15. Having pushed the map to overtime, the CIS squad then carried their momentum over to secure a 19-16 scoreline.

Vitality fell behind early on as they lost nine out of the first ten rounds on the attacking side of Dust2, the decider map, planting the bomb just three times in a 4-11 half. The French team won a crucial CT-side pistol round to stay alive, but lost the even more important anti-forcebuy round, allowing Spirit to further their lead and take control of the economy. Vitality put together major a comeback effort winning nine rounds in a row when up against Spirit's match point, but faltered in the last round, giving up the map 14-16.

Matchpage
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6th September 2020
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Mirage
11
16
Inferno
19
14
Dust2
16
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
81 - 62 +19 91.6 1.37
48 - 58 -10 69.7 0.96
58 - 58 0 63.4 0.95
54 - 61 -7 64.2 0.95
57 - 63 -6 66.2 0.91
 Spirit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
82 - 60 +22 93.9 1.32
63 - 58 +5 77.0 1.08
59 - 59 0 74.2 1.07
54 - 58 -4 61.7 0.95
44 - 64 -20 56.6 0.86
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
214
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
773
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1760
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Russia Boris 'magixx' Vorobiev
Boris 'magixx' Vorobiev
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
381
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#1
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Germany Germania
Vitality worst top 1 ever
2020-09-06 18:22
12 replies
#8
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Ukraine s1mple_GOAT
+1
2020-09-06 18:25
1 reply
aaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa youtube.com/watch?v=HcfHBgUTn7I
2020-09-06 18:50
#37
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United States clockworkk
no BIG was
2020-09-06 18:44
u mean big
2020-09-06 19:10
6 replies
#56
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Germany Germania
3 tournaments in a row >>> 0 tournaments and multiple finals choke
2020-09-06 19:10
5 replies
onliners zzzzzzzz
2020-09-06 19:11
4 replies
#58
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Germany Germania
still 3 tournaments in a row > choking 2x Bo5 grandfinals without winning a map
2020-09-06 19:12
3 replies
get 16-0 by navi XD
2020-09-06 19:30
2 replies
#71
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Germany Germania
not gonna be 16-0 nt
2020-09-06 19:31
#73
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Germany Germania
nice jinx
2020-09-06 19:35
#99
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Guatemala IceyKL
2020 Fnatic doe
2020-09-07 07:59
-100000
2020-09-09 03:35
#2
OK | 
Peru BIG_FAN
lmao
2020-09-06 18:23
WE SMART WE LOYAL WE FRIENDLY WE RESPECTFUL WE ARE SPIRIT FANS #GoSPIRIT
2020-09-06 18:23
1 reply
#24
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Europe daisakusen
+1 number 1 CIS and number 1 in the world
2020-09-06 18:30
#4
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Portugal moupz
french teams omegalul
2020-09-06 18:23
1 reply
RetirepK
2020-09-06 19:55
#5
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Other Zytoep
Spirit top 1
2020-09-06 18:23
Expected win by pros
2020-09-06 18:24
1 reply
+1
2020-09-06 18:25
rip zywoo
2020-09-06 18:24
#9
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Brazil hugoooo
It is insane how ZywOo managed this lineup to reach #1 of the world, it's just unbelievable. Put him on any other team and that team would be #1 for an entire year straight.
2020-09-06 18:25
5 replies
ZyWho would have lesser stats if he played on a team that doesnt constantly sacrifices their players to set him up ... Time for Vitality to start playing CS as a whole team and not constantly setting up Zywho ... - then they wont fluctuate nearly as much ...
2020-09-06 18:38
3 replies
#42
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Brazil hugoooo
As soon as ZywOo get rid of this team, they will fight to stay in top 20. They do things for ZywOo because he is the only that can make this team good and relevant, he is their soul and their body.
2020-09-06 18:46
Well if you would speak french you would of seen interviews of xqtzzz saying that they are bot playing around zywoo that much that is why he was struggling at first
2020-09-06 19:04
With alex IGLing that was true, they did set him up a lot more, but now with apex their approach has changed.
2020-09-06 19:05
not sure if that would be true
2020-09-06 18:40
gg L 😂 L
2020-09-06 18:26
#12
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Ukraine Taira
this is your TOP 1? ololo
2020-09-06 18:26
2 replies
Whenever a team is ranked #1 They lose the very next match in this online era
2020-09-06 19:23
1 reply
#86
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France Carrotaboy
+11111 TOP1 team is cursed
2020-09-06 20:47
french teams and choking at finals name a better duo.
2020-09-06 18:26
Save ZywOo
2020-09-06 18:26
Nice comeback.
2020-09-06 18:26
#16
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Indonesia Journeast
Well that's the spirit!
2020-09-06 18:26
#17
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Russia L0sk^^
WE SMART WE LOYAL WE FRIENDLY WE RESPECTFUL WE ARE SPIRIT FANS #GoSPIRIT
2020-09-06 18:26
EZ
2020-09-06 18:27
#19
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Denmark nrth_LUL
EZ IDISBALANCE
2020-09-06 18:27
3 replies
IDISBALANCE is great awper but I think that in many situations he looks stressed and he misses easy shots. But when he is in good shape he always hits everything. For me he is in top 10 awpers ranking.
2020-09-06 18:39
2 replies
I have liked IDISBALANCE since he was already on the Syman. He is really awesome. hltv.org/matches/2328453/syman-vs-vitali..
2020-09-06 19:25
#98
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Russia JazzyClubs
"IDISBALANCE is great awper but I think that in many situations he looks stressed and he misses easy shots." 100%
2020-09-07 04:41
#21
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Pakistan LoOuU2
This Spirit team been on a rise as of lately. Took down Godsent, would have taken down Faze as well if it wasnt for Mir`s awful internet and been smurfing in low tier tournis recently. Of course cant take away the fact its all happening during the online era, but still these guys are on a T2 to T1 transition right now. Happy for SDY personally, that guy has always been the best in that team, even before Mir was here.
2020-09-06 18:27
spirit top 1 OMEGALUL
2020-09-06 18:28
Why this is first EPL news?
2020-09-06 18:33
1 reply
#48
NAF | 
France Kurin
'Cause Vita number 1 losing in a strange way I think
2020-09-06 18:55
worst #1 team ever vitality
2020-09-06 18:35
#27
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Serbia LtN))
why this 1st pro leag news???
2020-09-06 18:35
3 replies
cause it was upset
2020-09-06 18:45
2 replies
it wasn't upset since nobody believed that Vitality would win
2020-09-06 19:14
1 reply
0/8
2020-09-06 20:15
mir top 1 2020 confirmed
2020-09-06 18:36
#30
Jame | 
Europe Veyles
Spirit 2:1 Zywooh*
2020-09-06 18:38
#31
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Poland SebL
Spirit is looking pretty good, I'm surprised, with small changes they could be great. It's the same for Vitality.
2020-09-06 18:38
Vitality are r3tards
2020-09-06 18:39
#36
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Sweden botl0f
mir is a beast and heavily underrated.
2020-09-06 18:41
Typical Vitality game where ZywOo 1v9
2020-09-06 18:49
1 reply
cry is free no scene hooeta ;) imgur.com/8fEKQqx
2020-09-06 19:29
#47
mir | 
Russia M13F
go go go Team Spirit
2020-09-06 18:51
very sad for Team ZywOo
2020-09-06 19:00
First epl post
2020-09-06 19:06
LET'S GO SPIRIT LET'S GO
2020-09-06 19:09
#61
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Europe k1otaN
Zywoo VS 9 Misutaaa worst player Who ever been in top 1 team
2020-09-06 19:15
LULTALITY APEX 0 IQ
2020-09-06 19:17
Zywoo vs mir
2020-09-06 19:25
#76
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Russia Kirillqa89
Mir gg
2020-09-06 19:53
spirit realised in the last round on dust2 that they play pro league not t2 throw competition
2020-09-06 20:00
16-11 15-11 --> lost bo3 . hard to be vitalit fun. so disqusting play and probabbly fix
2020-09-06 20:20
#85
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United States Gonginator
Ouch...I feel bad for ZywOo lol.
2020-09-06 20:32
#92
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World Notb8ing
top 1 btw ahahahah, nice one mr baguettes
2020-09-06 22:55
Would rather see spirit win than vitality any day of the week.
2020-09-07 00:26
#94
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Europe LordSF95
Botwho strikes again 😂
2020-09-07 01:02
Sad for me, I closed the stream too early and missed this.
2020-09-07 01:37
expected
2020-09-07 01:44
#97
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Russia VelsVivard
Mir, you're the Russian god of CS, undisputed. Wish I could watch it live, it would be a delight.
2020-09-07 02:57
2 replies
On kak russkiy arT (iz furia)
2020-09-07 09:33
#105
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CIS Lepofo
+1 brat
2020-09-07 15:10
Spirit stronkk
2020-09-07 09:18
hahah, gj spirit
2020-09-07 15:58
no surprise here
2020-09-11 17:12
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