Complexity beat Virtus.pro in ESL Pro League playoffs

The 'Juggernaut' claimed another CIS scalp in the knockout stages of the tournament after previously beating NAVI.

Complexity came from behind to beat Virtus.pro 2-1 and seal passage to the quarter-final stage of ESL Pro League Season 13. The international team looked shaky at first as they conceded their map pick in a one-sided game, then moved into higher gear, taking down Virtus.pro on their strongest map before pulling off a surprise victory on Vertigo to snap a four-game losing streak on the map.

"We were expecting Vertigo as the third map," Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke, who helped the team over the finishing line with some stellar AWPing on the CT side of the decider map, said after the match. "We've been practising it a little bit and trying to make our game plan way better. It's really hard to play Vertigo when you don't play it that much. We had great team play and good communication. We were playing off of each other. poizon was doing some amazing plays on the T side. It felt amazing."

Complexity will face the loser of Heroic vs. NiP next

Complexity took some time to get into their rhythm in the first half of Mirage as Virtus.pro took control of proceedings with a tight defence, but they rallied late in the half to cut the deficit to three rounds. The 'Juggernaut' kept the game very much open after the break, but their comeback hopes were dashed in the 22nd round, when Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis unlocked the defence with a trio of frags in a 2v4 situation, setting Virtus.pro on their way to a comfortable victory.

The CIS team looked intent on building on their Mirage success as they controlled the first half of Inferno, posting nine rounds as Terrorists after exposing a leaky Complexity defence. Things went from bad to worse for the 'Juggernaut' after being shut down in the second pistol round, but they immediately rallied back and took the game to their opponents. Complexity ruthlessly tore VP's defence apart in the second half, with Valentin "⁠poizon⁠" Vasilev delivering the finishing blow with a trio of AK-47 frags to cap off an impressive T side showing (1.45 rating and 93 ADR).

Virtus.pro came out on Vertigo the brighter of the two sides as they raced to a 4-0 lead, but rather than put a death grip on the game, they ceded control to Complexity, who ran riot for the rest of the half. poizon was once again at the centre of the action, winning all but one of his six opening duels and leading his team with 14 frags and a 108 ADR. The second half began with Virtus.pro putting some rounds together, but the complexion of the game changed as soon as Complexity had money in the bank. k0nfig took over sniping duties and inspired his team to an impressive win, which was sealed with a defuse through a smoke in a round the 'Juggernaut' had no business winning.

"Apparently, I'm a little bit of a hybrid player," the Danish player said after the match, laughing. "I hit some lucky shots today. "

Matchpage
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4th April 2021
16
Mirage
9
13
Inferno
16
11
Vertigo
16
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
52 - 48 +4 63.3 1.11
53 - 49 +4 64.2 1.11
54 - 46 +8 65.1 1.08
47 - 53 -6 77.8 1.08
48 - 43 +5 66.4 1.07
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
56 - 41 +15 77.7 1.17
47 - 53 -6 74.3 1.08
53 - 54 -1 70.1 0.98
42 - 49 -7 59.8 0.88
40 - 58 -18 61.3 0.83
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1345
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
904
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
954
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
VP disband INC
2021-04-04 23:06
7 replies
LETS GO feels so good to see col play well
2021-04-04 23:07
6 replies
#42
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Netherlands staticNL
such beautiful t sides
2021-04-05 01:24
4 replies
*sad navi fan noises*
2021-04-05 06:48
1 reply
#85
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Netherlands staticNL
Yep, I like to see Navi winning too. Sad to see how bad their t-sides are.
2021-04-05 19:04
Im now rooting for complexity all the way so that navi's loss was not in vain xD
2021-04-05 06:49
1 reply
#84
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Netherlands staticNL
Haha, I know that feeling.
2021-04-05 19:04
+1 they're finally playing like we know they can
2021-04-05 05:24
deserved
2021-04-04 23:06
#3
arT | 
Brazil logzera
Poor Yekindar
2021-04-04 23:06
#4
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Serbia CoIe47
look here listen
2021-04-04 23:06
Virtus.Throw kkkkkkkk
2021-04-04 23:06
Well played CoL Rip big loss day ;__;
2021-04-04 23:07
#9
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United States irony_irony
WOOOOOOOOOO
2021-04-04 23:07
FINALLY
2021-04-04 23:07
#11
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Brazil Anarchybr
Wtf , I closed the game when VP won the pistol in the 2nd half of inferno and now I open HLTV to check the game result and see this Damn
2021-04-04 23:08
3 replies
Wow, a comeback from 10-6, never seen before
2021-04-04 23:11
2 replies
#26
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Brazil Anarchybr
Thats not the point, VP was dominating the game until I left, the rounds that Col were able to win were hard fought and VP CT side on Inferno is strong
2021-04-04 23:22
1 reply
And they played t side inferno , which is not very easy
2021-04-04 23:54
Last map was great! Love vertigo)))
2021-04-04 23:08
Complexity <3 WE LOVE COL
2021-04-04 23:08
1 reply
Name does not check out
2021-04-05 04:26
LET'S GO
2021-04-04 23:08
All red stats yet still win the series??😂😂😂👌
2021-04-04 23:10
5 replies
#43
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Slovakia bGEE
And everyone from VP had above 1.00 rating compared to only two from Col wtf 😂
2021-04-05 01:26
That's because the brainF is smarter and harder fragging than everyone else. I am curious if VP's stint at the top will continue now that teams are catching up to their meta.
2021-04-05 03:18
4/5 green stats but lost two maps kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-04-05 04:26
#79
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Denmark zorglubx
In a lot of the rounds on both inferno and vertigo Vp saved so many rounds, thereby not giving same amount of frags up. And the first map was a bit of a stomp from vp. Haven't you noticed jametime?
2021-04-05 12:25
1 reply
no bro didnt have time to watch this game, gf time ;/ that just caught my attention, opponent team has more pos. kd and yet still lose gg xd
2021-04-05 19:07
Congrats - that was a deserved victory
2021-04-04 23:10
#17
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World Beard43
Yewwwww! Ninja!
2021-04-04 23:10
LLEETTSS GOOOOOOOOO GG VP, WP
2021-04-04 23:11
#20
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United States BGS
I am so happy for this team... They have put in so much work and have had so many questions written about them since the start of this adventure. Ever since poizion has come back (with getting jks comfortable as well) this team has risen another step in the scene. Jason Lake must be starting to finally see the end of the light in the tunnel with one of his rosters.
2021-04-04 23:11
2 replies
It's brilliant, Jason Lake is a super wholesome guy as well, so its great to see that a roster is finally working out for him, along with the fact that the roster seem to fit together super well, even on a personal level
2021-04-05 02:23
1 reply
+1
2021-04-05 06:19
#21
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Portugal dracø
Complexity looking so much better since poizon rejoined. VP needs to switch up the pace sometimes, if they keep at it they'll be hard countered consistently as time goes by.
2021-04-04 23:13
2 replies
+1
2021-04-04 23:26
poizon really is glue for them. every CoL player talks about how much they like him as a teammate
2021-04-05 05:29
#22
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Iceland caverat
unfair poor vp, nice match btw
2021-04-04 23:16
1 reply
#53
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Australia CaZeR01
Unfair how?
2021-04-05 03:51
Nicee!
2021-04-04 23:16
sad day, but VP will work hard, fix their mistakes and keep growing as a team #ALGAVP
2021-04-04 23:21
it’s a pity that VP didn’t finish off Complexity. The entire VP tournament looked unreliable, leading to overtime
2021-04-04 23:25
to easy for the dane
2021-04-04 23:25
#30
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Denmark EY2ZY
ez finally ccant win with cheats
2021-04-04 23:26
Ez for BlameF and his biceps
2021-04-04 23:43
Yekindar is overrated ?
2021-04-04 23:53
GJ
2021-04-05 00:03
NT VP, and well played juggernuts. Maybe, they can aim for that semifinals spot.
2021-04-05 00:06
#38
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Ukraine z3m4
VP nt CoL congrats good job
2021-04-05 00:28
#39
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Turkey 69kagan
blameF's anti strats are crazy! lets go coL
2021-04-05 01:13
Deserved.
2021-04-05 01:17
Vp whole squad is over 1 rating 2.0 btw
2021-04-05 01:19
4 replies
Due to saving rounds, they lose a round with 1/2 deaths, and win rounds killing 5, so the 2.0 rating doesn't really tell the story of the game.
2021-04-05 01:45
1 reply
Literally the definition of Jame Time
2021-04-05 02:24
Bot time. (jame time)
2021-04-05 05:37
score doesn't matter. Team work does
2021-04-05 11:27
#45
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Chile esanchez47
The juggernaut is real
2021-04-05 01:46
this is proof that ratings dont win games. look at VP stats and col stats. maybe there should be something that gives less points to kills when you lose a round so that the ratings represent the end result more. if you got 1 or 2 exit kills every round and saved every round and you lose 16-10 your rating would still be pretty good even though your kills are pretty useless
2021-04-05 02:25
4 replies
#50
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Australia Cheesle2
VPs stats are inflated because they saved EVERY round basically halved the kills that CoL could get.
2021-04-05 02:48
3 replies
Jame time = BOT TIME Memes = reals
2021-04-05 05:36
That’s what I mean there’s got to be a way the weight kills less from rounds saved or lost. Let’s say it’s like this. So you win theory does the kills are worth 1 point you lose the round the kills are worth 0.9 points. Or something similar so that saving and getting kills that aren’t that important are valued less in the ratings.
2021-04-05 12:29
1 reply
#90
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Australia Cheesle2
+1
2021-04-06 05:16
The boys get it done with blameF doing the usual, carrying while calling.
2021-04-05 02:47
Whats happening with CS? There are no teams anymore to keep in the top for more than 2 months. Wth
2021-04-05 04:15
2 replies
2021 is the craziest year cs has ever seen, like no contention.
2021-04-05 05:35
Very good competition. Which is great. There are about 10 teams that can all beat each other on a good day.
2021-04-05 12:30
#57
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Brazil Karlogaria
VP is good, as well as Jame, but too much Jame Time today. The baiter got what he deserved
2021-04-05 04:39
#63
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Russia razorVJ
Next match on Thursday? Wtf is this schedule?
2021-04-05 05:36
1 reply
that too in online era. players playing in their shorts, some players can immediately jump on the bed after the match.
2021-04-05 06:09
#71
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Sweden frizzahh
Lets go COL,
2021-04-05 10:15
#73
kennyS | 
Russia yus1
undeserved 5 undeserved rounds on inferno.
2021-04-05 10:28
3 replies
No they are bigger stars, they look better, they played better, they make more money, they have a major winner on their team, ann zthat is not cis,,,but EU and USA.
2021-04-05 12:10
2 replies
#77
kennyS | 
Russia yus1
vp Achievements 2021 > col Achievements of all the time vp just give them free win
2021-04-05 12:12
1 reply
VP IS the MOST BORING CS ,, AHHH WE WAIT UNTIL THERE ARE 20 SECONDS LEFT AND THEN WE RUSHER ,,, and then yopu have SANJI ,,,, always give weapon hahahahah a slave for the team an JAME, but it's like that too IN THE societies WHERE they are from, there is always a big BOOS and a small slave, that's fine enough, but where I come from, society is built in a different way, we are all equal. vp Achievements 2021 > col Achievements of all the time vp just give them free win,,,LOW IQ,,,THE REASON YOU HAVE NOTHING TO SAY,,,,
2021-04-05 12:16
Should have been ENCE vs coL but CS Gods punished ENCE once more for kicking aleksib. They are forever cursed......
2021-04-05 11:52
ez! ! ! ! ! !!! ! !!
2021-04-05 13:09
#83
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India SKS_1337
42-49 FOR "STAR" player. Nice signing!! Man Just buy obo back and we can go back to #1. pls.
2021-04-05 15:36
1 reply
Whos we? And why you want them to sign mamas boy
2021-04-05 22:09
Complexity could be stable top3 team if jks would not play level below his standards more often than not.
2021-04-05 19:24
Complexity are slowly growing on me as a team, and honestly one of my favourites as of late. Happy to see them doing well, and BlameF is certainly a beast of an IGL.
2021-04-06 03:28
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