Virtus.pro send fnatic to consolidation final, secure Flashpoint 2 grand final spot

Virtus.pro came out on top of the Flashpoint 2 upper bracket after coming back from an opening map loss on Vertigo and a 7-13 scoreline on Overpass against fnatic.

Virtus.pro have already guaranteed themselves by far the biggest payout in the team's history as they await their opponent in the grand final, the winner of which will secure $500,000 while half of that amount will go to the runner-up. Meanwhile, fnatic have dropped to the consolidation final, in which they will face the winner of MIBR and OG on Sunday.

Just like in the previous series Virtus.pro played at Flashpoint 2 against BIG, the Vertigo pick did not pan out for Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali and company against fnatic. The CIS side looked competitive at first, leading the map early on despite Ludvig "⁠Brollan⁠" Brolin's massive effort, but late in the first half fnatic's defense came alive, with Jesper "⁠JW⁠" Wecksell finding some key early duels with the AWP.

VP came back from dire straits on Overpass to clinch the grand final spot

Brollan's aggression continued to yield great results for the Swedes once on the T side, where fnatic didn't allow Virtus.pro to string rounds together on the back of openings from the 18-year-old and clinched the first map 16-10.

The series was looking on course towards a quick finish on the second map. fnatic seized control of Overpass early on the Terrorist side to pick up a comfortable 9-6 half, and a good start on the defense put them three rounds away from a place in the grand final. Virtus.pro's forcebuy win at 7-13 turned the map on its head, however, with Jame starting to come online after a rough first half and leading the way in a dominant run that saw the CIS team equalize the series with a 16-14 victory.

Train started out with the two teams trading blows en route to a 4-4 scoreline, but from then on it was an all-Virtus.pro show as the Jame-led side racked up several clutches and won all the close late-round situations for seven in a row. Switching over to the preferred defense with 11 rounds to their name already, VP lost the pistol but then won another 2v3 situation in the next forcebuy, at which point they never looked back and rallied to a 16-5, 2-1 win.

Flashpoint 2Best of 3
Matchpage
2
1
5th December 2020
10
Vertigo
16
16
Overpass
14
16
Train
5
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
62 - 50 +12 79.8 1.17
46 - 43 +3 75.0 1.14
53 - 55 -2 79.8 1.13
43 - 45 -2 56.3 0.93
44 - 54 -10 69.1 0.91
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
65 - 50 +15 96.2 1.38
56 - 45 +11 76.4 1.13
43 - 48 -5 63.0 0.94
36 - 52 -16 65.7 0.82
44 - 55 -11 60.6 0.81
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
930
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.09
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
811
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1834
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
ggwp !
2020-12-05 22:49
4 replies
#4
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Europe _Tacoo
brollan back but fnatic bad
2020-12-05 22:49
#15
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Kazakhstan justnuros
he actually played well
2020-12-05 22:52
how come flusha is so bad nowadays?
2020-12-06 01:50
lol fanatic, cheat pack stooped working mid series!?
2020-12-06 06:13
#2
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Europe _Tacoo
unexpected
2020-12-05 22:49
1 reply
JAME TIME
2020-12-05 22:51
N ICE WP VP
2020-12-05 22:49
2 replies
VP TOP 1
2020-12-05 22:58
1 reply
nadeus zavtra na nih stavlu tochno
2020-12-05 22:59
#5
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Colombia Shanliang
GG VP
2020-12-05 22:49
Izi
2020-12-05 22:50
ALGA
2020-12-05 22:50
#8
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Russia HackFeed
Hope VP is back and will compete with more T1 teams soon! NT, fnatic, hope to see you in Grand Final :)
2020-12-05 22:51
3 replies
#18
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Montenegro IzAlaN
vs t1 they will suck fnatic is shit nowaday
2020-12-05 22:56
2 replies
ok
2020-12-05 23:01
then BIG Fnatic Mad lions not tier 1?
2020-12-06 01:46
Yek1ndar was the solution.
2020-12-05 22:51
2 replies
Ye kinda
2020-12-05 22:57
1 reply
n1
2020-12-06 12:40
lol
2020-12-05 22:51
Ez kz
2020-12-05 22:51
#13
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Latvia YungPan666
GG EZ
2020-12-05 22:51
EZ title for VP forZe just let them rise on this tourney
2020-12-05 22:52
#16
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
expected
2020-12-05 22:53
Virtus.Pro the GOD of 3v5 clutches
2020-12-05 22:55
Just unbelievable comeback from VP. When Jame had only 1 kill in first half on ovp I thought it has to be really tough to comeback. What a performance from Buster and Qikert. Another ace to the bank of buster. Now they're looking like a team, contributing equally. GG to fnatic, solid opponent. As VP delivering more and more on tier-1 scene, I guess they are approaching top-10 of the ranking
2020-12-05 22:56
250k secured lol wp
2020-12-05 22:57
13 7 to 16 14 what a bots
2020-12-05 23:01
very easy for bolshoy chlen bolshie yaica
2020-12-05 23:02
1 reply
Jame mens
2020-12-06 00:14
It's Jame time baby. One frag in the whole CT half of overpass. Let's fucking go.
2020-12-05 23:03
1 reply
Who cares, they won anyways)
2020-12-05 23:58
theyre gonna win the whole thing mens
2020-12-05 23:08
EZZZZ
2020-12-05 23:17
BUSTED!
2020-12-05 23:18
#32
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Sweden Svahn
GGs! Hopefully we can see VP in the Finals :)
2020-12-05 23:22
#33
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Brazil hugoooo
What a comeback!
2020-12-05 23:25
LOL wtf? Why are Fnatic losing against these kinda players..
2020-12-05 23:25
7 replies
#35
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Montenegro IzAlaN
becoz fnatic is shit nowaday
2020-12-05 23:31
1 reply
True
2020-12-06 00:02
These kinda players made it to the last Major finals. I don't remember fnatic achieving anything like that in the last 3 years
2020-12-06 00:13
#50
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France t0l_
Because you don't know anything about CS, that's why.
2020-12-06 00:33
3 replies
Virtus pro are dogshit
2020-12-06 01:42
2 replies
So who is fnatic if they losing them from 13:7 ??
2020-12-06 09:53
1 reply
Cos fnatic are dogshit to lol
2020-12-06 17:41
Busterenko e6et
2020-12-05 23:34
2 replies
Zdorovym
2020-12-06 00:19
VP boosted by buster POG
2020-12-06 01:46
match worth atleast 250k xd
2020-12-05 23:35
why people surprised? Avangar won a big event with adren and was a runner up to Astralis.
2020-12-05 23:53
2 replies
True
2020-12-06 00:18
True
2020-12-06 01:47
Huge throw from Fnatic, Noob flusha should be kicked from the team. Navi Buster pls, replacing bot Flamie
2020-12-06 00:27
2 replies
don't ruin VP
2020-12-06 00:57
they try to recruit jame and qikert or buster something like that before but they refuse and of course navi player salary is quite$$$
2020-12-06 03:17
Such pro gaming many pro super tier gamings wow unrealz :O
2020-12-06 00:32
expected
2020-12-06 00:45
These guys from vp are awesome. Good job!@
2020-12-06 01:18
#56
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Ukraine ksay
classic overpass choke
2020-12-06 01:30
Lmao swedes tilted
2020-12-06 01:35
bald from brazzers
2020-12-06 02:24
#64
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Poland SebL
Virtus.Pro is looking pretty good, with small changes they could be a TOP 10 team. fnatic pretty good to, small changes and can be TOP 5.
2020-12-06 02:41
4 replies
If you know the history of the roster then you understand that they prefer to improve by working hard and growing up, not by changing roster. They make roster changes only after they tried all other options and none of them worked.
2020-12-06 08:28
3 replies
#73
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Poland SebL
The thing is, that it would be much easier to make some small changes, and grow up even bigger.
2020-12-06 11:23
2 replies
Excuse me, but this is very primitive approach. CS is a team game and team is more than just "1+1+1+1+1" = "5 players", it's a whole thing. In theory you can expect improvement if you change "the worst player" to "better player", but on practice it might completely ruin what you have now. Also "easier" doesn't necessary mean "more correct". They've chosen their own way instead of just going easier route and I can only respect that.
2020-12-06 12:42
1 reply
#78
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Poland SebL
It might be the case ofc., just like always, but if you know how to setup a player, how to use him, it only can be a upgrade. I respect that aswell, but it would be much better if they would make some small changes.
2020-12-06 18:04
13-7 ct side of Overpass (own pick). Whata choke fnatikekw
2020-12-06 02:46
Wow, congrats VP!
2020-12-06 08:24
I'm glad I decided to fan for this team some time ago, it's been paying off more than my dedication to NIP has for the past 3 years
2020-12-06 11:01
VP very strong lately
2020-12-06 11:14
Virtus.pog
2020-12-06 14:32
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