Snow Sweet Snow 1 reaches semi-finals

Gambit, Virtus.pro, SAW, and FunPlus Phoenix have made it to the last-four stage of the tournament.

Snow Sweet Snow 1 has reached the semi-final stage following the conclusion of the quarter-finals, which saw the four directly invited sides win their respective series after entering the competition late.

Keeping their unbeaten streak alive with 15 consecutive map wins and nine consecutive series wins, Virtus.pro eliminated Endpoint with landslide victories on Dust2 (16-7) and Mirage (16-4), with Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis leading the way as he averaged a 1.86 rating in the best-of-three affair.

Virtus.pro's undefeated run continues

On the same side of the bracket, Gambit put up a similarly convincing performance against the Epitacio "⁠TACO⁠" de Melo-led GODSENT to join their regional rivals Virtus.pro in the semi-finals.

The new ENCE squad under Marco "⁠Snappi⁠" Pfeiffer's leadership had impressed in the previous stages of the tournament, but SAW ended the European mixture's campaign in joint-fifth place on the back of a 10-2 Terrorist half on Train and an 11-1 defensive side on Nuke.

The Portuguese side will face off against FunPlus Phoenix next after Jesse "⁠zehN⁠" Linjala & co. came out on top of a nail-biting series against forZe, who were still playing with Aleksandr "⁠zorte⁠" Zagodyrenko after the benching of Dmitriy "⁠facecrack⁠" Alekseyev. In the quarter-final affair, FPX came back from a whitewash loss on Dust2 to beat the Russian side 16-14 on Nuke and 25-22 on Train after triple overtime.

The semi-finals and the grand final will take place on Wednesday, with the schedule looking as follows:

Wednesday, February 10
09:00 Portugal SAW vs. Europe FunPlus Phoenix
09:00 Russia Gambit vs. CIS Virtus.pro
12:00 Grand final

Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1187
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
Finland Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Age:
29
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
968
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
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Russia Aleksandr 'zorte' Zagodyrenko
Aleksandr 'zorte' Zagodyrenko
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
319
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
Russia Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyev
Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyev
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1528
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1279
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
861
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
#2
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Jordan Zereeni
Nice
2021-02-09 16:04
4 replies
whoever comes out on top in Gambit vs VP will win the tournament
2021-02-09 16:06
3 replies
#13
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Netherlands n0b8m8
no
2021-02-09 16:08
Pretty much Fpx / saw are gonna get bulldozered in the final
2021-02-09 18:02
+1
2021-02-09 23:09
ez4saw
2021-02-09 16:04
#4
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China HEIDASHUAi
Very cool
2021-02-09 16:04
4 playoff invites :D says alot about the society
2021-02-09 16:04
1 reply
#46
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Russia fuX0iq
:D
2021-02-10 12:13
saw vs VP
2021-02-09 16:05
ENCE FeelsBadMan fair play saw played much better
2021-02-09 16:05
Nice
2021-02-09 16:05
ez4GODJ and fpx
2021-02-09 16:06
3 replies
+1
2021-02-09 16:15
+1
2021-02-09 17:12
+1
2021-02-09 17:39
#12
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Brazil rehbobina
sAw vs VP VP winner
2021-02-09 16:07
#14
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Slovakia xaboff
Even as an FPX fan, I gotta say seeding the top 2 teams against each other in the semifinal is hella unfair
2021-02-09 16:09
1 reply
+1
2021-02-09 23:15
#16
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Pakistan LoOuU2
EZ for VP.
2021-02-09 16:10
Ok, all throwers is knocked out. Now its will be interesting to watch.
2021-02-09 16:12
#18
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CIS cardison
500 eur on godJ carry in grand final
2021-02-09 16:13
All games didnt matter. They could start from 1/2 with invited teams 😂
2021-02-09 16:15
2 replies
#22
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Brazil Lostty
exactly kkkkk
2021-02-09 16:19
+1 doesnt make sense to me. Should have at least a lower bracket so the teams have another chance against the invites.
2021-02-09 17:13
those tier 3 teams are so happy that they grinded those games to get destoroyed by playoff invited teams :D
2021-02-09 16:27
Gambit will take the win
2021-02-09 16:46
fpx will win final
2021-02-09 17:17
1 reply
Great joke :)
2021-02-09 23:18
#30
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Portugal MCDOUG
Bad luck for Forze, zorte kept having connection problems on Nuke, they could've closed the bo2 then.
2021-02-09 17:20
Good run for Godsent
2021-02-09 17:41
#33
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Poland SebL
FPX 2-0 SAW Virtus.Pro 2-1 Gambit That's my prediction for semi-finals.
2021-02-09 17:52
2 replies
#38
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Portugal MCDOUG
hmm, I felt FPX against a Forze with sand-in's and connection problems had to struggle allot... I can see SAW take this.
2021-02-09 18:39
1 reply
#39
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Poland SebL
Honestly I don't think so, but GL.
2021-02-09 21:01
#sAwtouadar Lets Go sAw!
2021-02-09 22:32
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