Vitality defeat BIG to qualify for BLAST Premier Fall Finals

The French team proved far too strong for their opponents, who drop down to the group's consolidation final.

Vitality have guaranteed a spot in the BLAST Premier Fall Finals following a 2-0 victory over BIG, who will face off against the winner of FaZe and Complexity in Group B’s consolidation final on Saturday.

The French team utilised all six players for the second consecutive match, with Nabil "⁠Nivera⁠" Benrlitom featuring again on Dust2 after a positive showing against Complexity in the team's opening match in the tournament, while Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier subbed in on Overpass and took the map by storm with a 1.43-rated performance.

Vitality ran over BIG in two maps

BIG started off on the right foot on their map pick of Dust2, pulling ahead 4-0 early on with a series of A site hits, but their momentum soon came to a halt. Vitality wasted no time in tying the score as Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut and Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon stepped up with numerous multi-kills to earn their side the lead and a strong economic advantage over their opponents. A stealthy push through long in the final round of the half resulted in a quad kill for Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy, who wrapped up the French team’s CT side 9-6.

A clean pistol round saw Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz’s squad secure the second-half opener, and they followed it up with a Nils "⁠k1to⁠" Gruhne 1v2 clutch to stay hot on Vitality’s heels. However, after levelling the score at 9-9, the German side fell flat and failed to subdue the Frenchmen’s offence as ZywOo spearheaded Vitality to a 16-10 victory.

Nivera was substituted for misutaaa on Overpass, where the French player made an impactful entrance to the matchup with a 1v2 in a post-plant situation. The young gun continued to shine in the subsequent rounds as Vitality claimed a 4-1 lead, but it didn’t take long for BIG to find their footing. Individual plays from tabseN locked down a couple of rounds for his team on the way to a 7-5 advantage and the German squad narrowly held on for a one-round lead at the midway point despite a late response from Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire and company.

Vitality promptly added three rounds to their tally on the defence to extend their lead, but Ismailcan "⁠XANTARES⁠" Dörtkardeş took charge once rifles were afforded to help BIG to secure two of their own. The Frenchmen turned it up a gear with the finish line in sight, with a RpK triple kill and a shox smoke defuse soon putting their team on series point. BIG could only deny a single round before Vitality claimed the win to secure their place in the group final as well as in the season finals.

Matchpage
2
0
30th October 2020
Germany
16
Dust2
10
16
Overpass
11
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabiermisutaaa 20 - 16 +4 103.0 1.43
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo 48 - 31 +17 87.2 1.38
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 40 - 32 +8 82.0 1.19
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 38 - 39 -1 85.3 1.10
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 37 - 37 0 75.4 0.97
Belgium Nabil 'Nivera' BenrlitomNivera 13 - 11 +2 54.5 0.96
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhnek1to 38 - 40 -2 80.1 1.04
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 41 - 43 -2 82.4 1.01
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 33 - 39 -6 78.1 0.98
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' RischesyrsoN 34 - 34 0 71.3 0.97
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 19 - 40 -21 46.2 0.57
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
200
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:
1445
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
1309
KPR:
0.83
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1574
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1772
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Germany Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Nils 'k1to' Gruhne
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
888
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.12
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
745
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Belgium Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
166
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1732
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
nice
2020-10-30 19:20
13 replies
#11
AM | 
Russia Skengdo
+1.
2020-10-30 19:22
6 replies
fuck swapping players i wish vitality lose every match
2020-10-30 19:23
5 replies
#26
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India AkhilJacob
how much?
2020-10-30 19:38
#54
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Netherlands Dvid
why tho
2020-10-30 20:58
cry is free
2020-11-01 00:43
Cry is free.
2020-11-01 04:18
#13
RUSH | 
United States ShawnM
col played better against vita then big did so im hoping col can beat big
2020-10-30 19:22
fuck swapping players i wish vitality lose every match
2020-10-30 19:23
4 replies
+1
2020-10-30 20:44
#74
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Slovakia EvErisT
dont be mad its only a game
2020-10-31 11:07
i aint on the 6 man roster train either. shits just annoying. this is not the future of cs. just stick to your actual roster.
2020-10-31 20:06
1 reply
+1
2020-10-31 20:06
EZ
2020-10-30 19:20
1 reply
#29
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Indonesia lumayan
6 vs 5, not cool man
2020-10-30 19:40
BUG
2020-10-30 19:21
Go go macron
2020-10-30 19:21
3 replies
+1 you're so true (dont forget to eat babybel)
2020-10-30 19:21
2 replies
#57
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France JawadDu58
you forgot kiri :(
2020-10-30 21:04
wtf i like babybel (never heard of it) ecsdee
2020-10-30 21:24
69 nice
2020-10-30 19:21
EZ
2020-10-30 19:21
7 replies
#71
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Indonesia lumayan
Fluketality
2020-10-31 06:41
6 replies
cry is so free
2020-10-31 13:41
4 replies
#76
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Indonesia lumayan
Fluke and denial also free ;)
2020-10-31 14:44
3 replies
wow stop being so rude im going to kms(((
2020-11-01 00:24
2 replies
#85
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Indonesia lumayan
What is kms?
2020-11-01 04:02
1 reply
keep myself safe))
2020-11-01 15:02
Lmao . Cry is free.
2020-11-01 04:19
2020-10-30 19:21
Nivera dedicated dust2 player
2020-10-30 19:21
#10
RpK | 
France pol44r
Misutaa getting better hmmm
2020-10-30 19:22
zywoo carry
2020-10-30 19:22
1 reply
misuta *
2020-10-30 19:31
TRY AGAIN
2020-10-30 19:23
#17
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Algeria Tari)))
Nice GG WP
2020-10-30 19:25
#19
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Russia Syonamaru
misutaaa showed his best for saveing his place and I think they should kick rpk instead of him
2020-10-30 19:27
4 replies
They wont kick anyone
2020-10-30 19:38
#30
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India AkhilJacob
rpk is a great anchor
2020-10-30 19:43
#66
RpK | 
France HippzZ
They might replace RpK for Inferno games since he isn't good on b defense recently
2020-10-30 23:59
hltv thinking in a nutshell
2020-10-31 01:45
misutaa top 1 ez
2020-10-30 19:27
16 replies
1. s1mple 2. misutaa 3. zywoo 4. device etc.
2020-10-30 19:33
14 replies
1)zywoo 2)device 3)misutaa 99)somple
2020-10-30 20:09
13 replies
typical answer of ruski dolboeb/hater mir is tier4 player btw LUL Ukraine >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> russia (moscovia)
2020-10-30 20:10
12 replies
>tier4 >5 mesto na pro lige Ty ebanat vhlam?
2020-10-30 20:21
11 replies
mir = tier4 player deal with it, vatnik
2020-10-30 20:37
10 replies
Ty chem tam ob'ebalsya? Kakoy ya tebe blya vatnik, dlya menya Putin takoe zhe xyilo, kak i dlya tebya Mir - tier4? Prufani, xuli
2020-10-30 20:43
9 replies
" ... Putin takoe zhe xyilo, kak i dlya tebya" well, ok. he is tier3 then.
2020-10-30 20:44
8 replies
Tem ne menee ya trebuyu prufy Bremya dokazatel'stva lezhit na utverzhdayuschem
2020-10-30 20:45
7 replies
:DDDD straight after proofs about s1mple to be top99
2020-10-30 20:46
6 replies
Konchenoe xyilo kak chelovek i diko pereotsenyon kak igrok Ok, ne top99, pust' top 20, gde-to mezhdu xantaresom i blamef
2020-10-30 20:48
5 replies
i don't see any reason to talk about s1mple's personality. but ok... in my opinion s1mple is a good person in general. he has bad manners and he is uneducated - yes. but he is not a bad guy. and also his personal irl qualities have nothing to do with his skill. he is top1 by stats and he has LAN MVPs this year. the only 1 close to him this year is Zywoo. but s1mple was more consistent since Zywoo was bad for first months of 2020 (graphics and stats never lie). so i barely see how could you put s1mple on 99th place.
2020-10-30 20:53
4 replies
Ty slyshal chto-nibud' o vzaimodeystvii v komande, a ne tol'ko o stathunterstve? Ya tebe odin sekret otkroyu: mozhno zarabatyvat' ebeyshuyu statu, vyglyadya bogom v reytinge, no stata eta dostigat'sya budet putyom prodazhi timmeytov i tupoy begotnyoy za fragami Ty videl kogda-nibud', kak vse na'vi delayut eco, a simple pokupaet ebaniy awp dlya sebya lyubimogo?
2020-10-30 20:59
3 replies
your problem is you think that games on such level are like some MM game. if he bought AWP and others only deagle - then they spoke about it for sure and it was their plan. they play together as a team and they play with tactics / plans. he has no freedom in the most of cases in-game.
2020-10-30 21:01
2 replies
Ty ochen' sil'no oshibaeshsya naschyot svobody Navi igrayut ot odnogo cheloveka, i eto simple (i net, eto me on takoy krutoy, a navi takie vgashennie)
2020-10-30 21:05
1 reply
#78
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France heiwa
well that escalated quickly :')
2020-10-31 18:49
xaxaxaxaxa
2020-10-31 03:55
#21
RpK | 
Turkey MrAycan
Misutaa is improving everyday
2020-10-30 19:28
Misuta play really good lately, sick Ak aim , some brutal entry frags every matchs
2020-10-30 19:38
1 reply
#52
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Europe PowwneD
Yes with the confidence coming, he have less and less presure on his shoulders
2020-10-30 20:53
6v5 cheaters jkjk
2020-10-30 19:39
EZ best team in the world with astralis onlyheroic don't @
2020-10-30 19:40
2 replies
#31
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Ukraine McSwell
Can I see best team' in the world trophy cabinet?
2020-10-30 19:45
1 reply
#32
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India AkhilJacob
No
2020-10-30 19:53
gg guys
2020-10-30 19:59
Misutaaa stepped up after nivera joined, i think 6 this is the only way to do a 6 man roster, rotate constantly and keep everyone motivated, if you dont show your best on a map you simply wont get to play it anymore Not like astralis that has a "6th" man for "burnouts", bubzkji literally never gonna play a map for astralis ever again i guarantee it
2020-10-30 20:02
3 replies
#36
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France StickyRice
Agree. Usually danes in CS are doing it better than french, but on this 6 men roster (Astralis were even 7) Vitality seems to be doing it better than Astralis
2020-10-30 20:04
2 replies
#53
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Europe PowwneD
The 7 men roster of Astralis was different, it's more to face the over-exhaus of the players, Vitality actuallu is the first team to do it this way
2020-10-30 20:56
1 reply
#67
RpK | 
France HippzZ
+1
2020-10-31 00:01
Zywoo best Jerman living abroad!
2020-10-30 20:06
#40
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Faroe Islands pmX_
cool
2020-10-30 20:14
#41
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Vietnam khaii
what's wrong with tiziaN ?
2020-10-30 20:15
Haha BIG sucks
2020-10-30 20:22
When Tizian has his usual day, big dont have a chance against TOP10 teams. Also 6v5 is not fair imo :(
2020-10-30 21:51
6vs5 gigakek
2020-10-30 22:04
Misuta getting "motivated" since nivera subbed him a couple times.
2020-10-30 22:26
Zantares?? LOL
2020-10-30 22:45
#64
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Poland SebL
Vitality is showing some potential, the core of shox, apEX and ZywOo can still build a good team together I think. And BIG is looking dead, changes are needed I think.
2020-10-30 22:54
6v5 ez
2020-10-30 23:45
#72
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France LorisDF
does misutaaa have ptsd on d2 from going 0-18 a couple months ago?
2020-10-31 07:13
1 reply
Dunno but Nivea anchoring B site with an awp unlocked shox on ct side and he dominated. Before that he was the one holding the site with an awp and was hit or miss.
2020-10-31 09:53
cool
2020-10-31 16:23
6 vs 5 EZ mens))
2020-11-01 00:28
#88
cArn | 
Philippines J4DEM
then they will choke to Astralis or Heroic.
2020-11-01 04:29
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