Virtus.pro beat FURIA to book cs_summit 7 playoff spot

The CIS team launched an impressive comeback on Overpass with an imperious display by Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis.

Virtus.pro are the third team through to the cs_summit 7 playoffs following a 2-0 victory over FURIA in Group C's upper bracket final. The CIS side took the lead in the series with an all-round display on Inferno, while Overpass was a one-man show as YEKINDAR pulled off countless multi-kill rounds and a few crucial clutches to help the team recover from an 11-4 deficit.

"I'm happy I had a good game because on Inferno it was a bit harsh for me," the Latvian said after the match. "It was a bit unusual to play a team like FURIA, their individual style is really hard to adapt to. Usually, I'm usually not playing against that type of players."

The first half of Inferno was a keenly-contested affair played with high intensity. Neither side managed to stamp their authority on the game or string more than a couple of rounds together, with the two in-game leaders, Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali and Andrei "⁠arT⁠" Piovezan, topping the scoreboard for their respective teams.

Virtus.pro move on to the playoffs

Virtus.pro came out of the break looking a more resolute side and started to put some rounds together, bringing the scoreline to a 13-7 advantage on the back of a 1v4 clutch by Sanjar "⁠SANJI⁠" Kuliev in the first full gun round. FURIA were not fazed one bit, though, and went on a solid run to restore parity at 13 rounds, but the CIS team were unwilling to let a comeback happen and ran over the Brazilian defence in the closing stages of the game to lock down the map.

Having lost all but one of the last five games played on Overpass, FURIA seemed to be in trouble as they headed into the second map, but they surpassed all expectations, racing to an 11-4 lead with a strong defensive showing.

And then the YEKINDAR show began. The Latvian player, who had ended Inferno with a modest 14 frags, went 27-5 in the half and averaged over 200 damage per round to inspire Virtus.pro to a comeback victory against the Brazilians in what turned out to be a completely one-sided half.

cs_summit 7Best of 3
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26th January 2021
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Inferno
13
16
Overpass
12
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
49 - 41 +8 86.9 1.28
40 - 37 +3 80.2 1.13
37 - 35 +2 72.8 1.01
35 - 38 -3 69.1 0.96
35 - 37 -2 57.0 0.93
 FURIA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
40 - 38 +2 78.5 1.09
38 - 38 0 78.4 1.09
35 - 41 -6 70.6 0.98
33 - 36 -3 66.0 0.97
40 - 43 -3 66.1 0.92
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
930
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.56
Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' Kuliev
Sanjar 'SANJI' Kuliev
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
584
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.67
Brazil Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Andrei 'arT' Piovezan
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
764
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
853
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Virtus Pro actually playing hella nice cs. Furia on the other hand...
2021-01-27 00:08
14 replies
YEKINDAR too stronk
2021-01-27 00:24
3 replies
Expected from NA / SA
2021-01-27 01:26
1 reply
wut is british cs? is it even exist?
2021-01-27 11:26
+1
2021-01-27 12:19
Yes but furia players = top20 players list xd
2021-01-27 01:11
8 replies
Furia is playing with a new guy, not only zero experience in big matches but (by now) 2 weeks of practices together. And the game was close. Says a lot of the quality of Furia's players. VP is the 10th best team
2021-01-27 03:41
7 replies
Mousesports beat the 5th best team with a new guy too btw.
2021-01-27 08:37
4 replies
Acor is tier 1 player, can't compare to a guy that didn't even played in Brazil high level.
2021-01-27 09:00
3 replies
Agree, they used to play much more better with Hen1. Kick of Hen1 = big mistake!
2021-01-27 09:26
1 reply
#57
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Czech Republic JameS_19
They didn’t kick Hen1. He step down because he wanted to, it was his decision. Because he wants to play with his brother, so Furia were trying to create space for his brother in the team, so Hen1 would stay, but they didn’t found any space for him in the team, and Hen1 step down because of it, he wants to play with his brother. And Furia can’t do anything about it
2021-01-27 09:49
#67
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Brazil BrokeN35
So true
2021-01-27 12:17
The Furia is a team without a captain. They play like a cool stack in competitive matches. They run, shoot. And 1 taken round in attack out of 13 on overpass is proof of this. They needed to kick arT instead of Hen1.
2021-01-27 08:55
1 reply
They didn't kick hen1. He left because he wanted to pull off a NiKo and play with his brother.
2021-01-29 12:05
#77
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Israel GrandpaZ
Probably the most t1 underrated team rn...
2021-01-27 18:43
#2
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Philippines Kithya
yekinGOD top 20 for sure if he keeps on playing like this and sanji has been playing really decent lately
2021-01-27 00:08
#3
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Argentina zrmkr
honda 2 slow
2021-01-27 00:08
ez
2021-01-27 00:08
2 replies
2021-01-27 00:49
1 reply
+1
2021-01-27 00:49
EZ K4tka 4 ma bois
2021-01-27 00:08
#6
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Russia GoblinYuko
Gg
2021-01-27 00:08
very unlucky on inferno VP won a lot of unlikely clutches like 1v4 almost 1v5 many 3v5s on overpass we choked 11-4 wtf rigged summit
2021-01-27 00:09
8 replies
Furia gg 🤡🤡🤡🤡
2021-01-27 00:15
#20
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Brazil rhal
It wasn't the lack of luck, but a lack of patience from Furia. The 1v5 Art needlessly jumped towards JAME to get a pistol kill and died, for example. This game and the game against EG were winnable games, but Furia seemed to lose their concentration too easily. So the unlikely situations were not VP's luck, but their ability to capitalize on Furia's throw.
2021-01-27 00:41
There are many problems on Furia. 1: It seems to me that after Guerri was banned, they kinda look desperate and tilted late in the game and the keep maing lots of mistakes. 2: Those mistakes are rushing when having advantage. Art rushes kills 1 enemy, its 5v4 for Furia and he rushes again and dies. 3: It seems they are not communicating very well to, like when they were on Overpass today and there was this guy hidden, killed 2 players and someone walked and was killed.
2021-01-27 00:47
5 replies
You mean that play when Yekindar is 1 v3 on pillar with famas? Terrible play by Furia to give him three 1v1 when everybody is on site.
2021-01-27 12:04
1 reply
There were so many like that, i feel that they put themselves in terrible situations and if they just stood still they could have won 2-0 the series
2021-01-27 12:26
#78
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Israel GrandpaZ
Nah...its simpler, no hen1, no win...
2021-01-27 18:45
2 replies
sad but true
2021-01-27 19:32
1 reply
#82
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Israel GrandpaZ
Only now people realise how critical he was for the team. Its a shame. He's a very exciting player to watch. Same like obo and col, once he left, shit went downhill.
2021-01-27 20:40
#8
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Europe Vallon4
Brazillians OMEGALUL
2021-01-27 00:10
time to kick art furia fanboys, his style only worked in NA!
2021-01-27 00:11
2 replies
the truth like that can be harmful ma men
2021-01-27 01:15
Everyone saw what happened against Astralis. This style is never going to be a permanent thing, had it been that... this would have become a meta already.
2021-01-27 11:18
ez for Kazakh CS
2021-01-27 00:11
4 replies
#26
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Russia Bogzz1k
CIS* :)
2021-01-27 00:59
2 replies
Latvian cs*
2021-01-27 06:18
1 reply
#60
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Russia Syonamaru
Uzbek cs*
2021-01-27 09:57
gg )))
2021-01-27 06:23
ez for future CS_SUMMIT winners.
2021-01-27 00:12
ez4 clutch god SANJI
2021-01-27 00:15
virtus plow is back 😳
2021-01-27 00:15
2 replies
nice name
2021-01-27 00:15
1 reply
thank u mens))))
2021-01-27 00:41
#16
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Brazil Anarchybr
FURIA ain’t going nowhere with honda, they need junior asap
2021-01-27 00:16
YEKINDAR going +8 and everyone is losing it!
2021-01-27 00:17
1 reply
he was 14/22 after first map, 35 kills on 2nd.
2021-01-27 01:28
#19
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Ukraine StaR1y
nice!
2021-01-27 00:25
#25
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United States Rambeard
It's nice to see VP doing well.
2021-01-27 00:57
#28
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Brazil chico12
H0nda very bad
2021-01-27 01:14
So ez for my boys virtus pro, because brazil is portugal colony
2021-01-27 01:48
What happened with junior?
2021-01-27 01:51
1 reply
Visa issues
2021-01-27 02:07
So is basically furia just trying to play hyper aggressive cs without really putting much thought in it?
2021-01-27 02:09
2 replies
Sounds very Brazilian
2021-01-27 13:33
1 reply
No wonder they can't accomplish anything in EU then
2021-01-27 14:00
#36
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Lebanon Dogman69
ez for Jame
2021-01-27 02:11
FLUKIA OMEGALUL
2021-01-27 02:30
Ez 4 ma boi Sanji "PlovEater" Kuliev
2021-01-27 02:42
3 replies
I can't believe this team considered kicking Sanji and keeping Adren at one point so glad they had brains and kept Sanji.
2021-01-27 05:47
1 reply
+1, great support
2021-01-27 08:36
+1 the uzbek GOD
2021-01-27 09:22
Jame was not included in the list of the best players of the year because he didn't play enough tier1 events. Meanwhile cis tier2 > na tier1. 2020 raiting is a joke
2021-01-27 04:06
2 replies
+11111
2021-01-27 08:24
#80
keeN | 
Kazakhstan Dosss
+100500
2021-01-27 20:29
happy to see avangar/vp turning things around. they have great potential but they get in their own heads too much.
2021-01-27 05:59
2 replies
It is converselely. They are too detached sometimes now. Jame talked about it in his view. Also heard similar things from AdreN's stream and Yekindar's view. Team is untypically to CIS is very calm and collected. Too calm I would say, which in my opinion is better to be consistent, but doesn't translate into miracle runs, like it was on Berlin major
2021-01-27 14:42
1 reply
Agree.
2021-01-27 16:51
lol
2021-01-27 07:21
#46
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Brazil dottsz
Who cars about furia anyway?
2021-01-27 08:21
Furia playing like bots from mm, always peeking, pushing like idiots
2021-01-27 08:35
#52
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Kazakhstan Adik0ne
GG guys GL on Play-off
2021-01-27 08:58
#56
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Ukraine McSwell
CIS > NA
2021-01-27 09:34
This Tournament is a fkn joke. Results in these matches mean literally nothing.
2021-01-27 09:51
6 replies
#61
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Kazakhstan Massaget
any arguments why it is so?
2021-01-27 10:02
5 replies
Because he lost a bet.
2021-01-27 13:23
1 reply
I dont bet. I dont even care about these results.
2021-01-28 17:25
Casting is really horrible, the matches feel like shit, its like watching people play faceit pugs and the entire randomness of this shtshow being played online makes it even more horrible to watch.
2021-01-28 17:31
2 replies
#86
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Kazakhstan Massaget
No, you didn’t get my point, you wrote that results in these matches mean nothing, what did you mean by that?
2021-01-28 19:37
1 reply
Ohhh sry. The results mean nothing because the tournament is not even something serious. Look at the casters/teams etc. Teams all play like its a faceit pug.
2021-01-29 16:20
furia without hen1 = tier 2
2021-01-27 09:57
im sorry for being against VP after change pl roster to cis but now they're playing really nice cs
2021-01-27 10:19
1 reply
#81
keeN | 
Kazakhstan Dosss
cause polish cs is already dead
2021-01-27 20:33
expected
2021-01-27 10:45
Good job VP.
2021-01-27 12:43
Bra71l cs lmao
2021-01-27 17:36
#83
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Brazil Goelfla
good game
2021-01-27 23:08
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