forZe stun Virtus.pro in first round of FunSpark ULTI Europe Final

Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali and co. will have to continue their tournament run through the lower bracket.

forZe are through to the Funspark ULTI Europe Final upper bracket semi-final after defeating the top-ranked team in the tournament, Virtus.pro, in a two-map series on Mirage (16-11) and Overpass (25-23), where Virtus.pro forced extra rounds from the brink of defeat just to end up falling after three sets of overtime.

forZe will now go on to face the winner of HAVU vs. Complexity in the tournament's upper bracket semi-finals, while Virtus.pro will go up against the loser of the same match in the first round of the lower bracket, where they will be fighting for survival after their initial defeat in the double-elimination system.

FL1T topped the scoreboard with a 1.43 rating across both maps

forZe were quick to take the lead on their map pick, Mirage, going up 3-0 on the attacking side before Virtus.pro secured the first gun round. forZe struck right back, but weren’t able to follow it up as VP brought it back to a 4-4. An incredibly strong Evgeny "⁠FL1T⁠" Lebedev powered forZe to a 7-4 lead, but they gave up the last three rounds and went to the half trailing by one.

Virtus.pro extended their lead in the second pistol round, threatening with a possible early snowball on the attack, but forZe shut that down by winning the forcebuy to keep things close. Having regained the lead, Andrey "⁠Jerry⁠" Mekhryakov and company went on to find comfort in the CT side as FL1T hit 31 frags in the 27 rounds it took forZe to close the series out, 16-11.

FL1T continued wreaking havoc in the early stages of Overpass, taking down three Virtus.pro players in the pistol round with his USP and four more on the anti-eco. Two entries by Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis, who had struggled on Mirage, got VP on the board, but doubles by Jerry and FL1T in the following round propelled a red-hot forZe who went on to take an 11-4 lead at the switch.

Virtus.pro made a strong case for a possible comeback by winning the first four rounds of the half, but forZe hit back in the fifth to make it 12-8. Almaz "⁠almazer⁠" Asadullin and company followed it up all the way to match point before Sanjar "⁠SANJI⁠" Kuliev was able to win a 1vs1 on B to keep the game alive, after which Virtus.pro clawed their way back to a tie in the last round of regulation.

The two teams then battled it out across three overtimes as Virtus.pro fought for survival in the series, but it was finally forZe who managed to close the map out, 25-23, to proceed through the upper bracket.

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Mirage
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Overpass
25
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
58 - 45 +13 82.0 1.24
51 - 53 -2 77.3 1.02
48 - 59 -11 75.9 0.94
48 - 52 -4 65.5 0.91
40 - 53 -13 55.7 0.83
 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
68 - 49 +19 99.7 1.43
57 - 43 +14 69.3 1.21
56 - 45 +11 77.9 1.17
43 - 54 -11 69.5 0.86
37 - 54 -17 55.8 0.78
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
983
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.55
Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' Kuliev
Sanjar 'SANJI' Kuliev
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
637
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.66
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1201
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
Russia Almaz 'almazer' Asadullin
Almaz 'almazer' Asadullin
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1116
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Russia Evgeny 'FL1T' Lebedev
Evgeny 'FL1T' Lebedev
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
969
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Wow I didn't expect this.
2021-04-19 17:29
23 replies
#8
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Finland DTeeVee
CIS team ranking atm: 1. Gambit 2. Spirit 3. forZe 4. VP 5. NaVi
2021-04-19 17:30
22 replies
5. Winstrike 6. Nemiga 7. NaVi
2021-04-19 17:34
20 replies
#16
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Finland DTeeVee
+1
2021-04-19 17:35
#33
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Ukraine NiP_sux
7. kyiv ec 8. Navi
2021-04-19 17:42
10 replies
#40
SPUNJ | 
Albania F4lKs
8. navi junior 9. k23 10. navi
2021-04-19 17:49
9 replies
10. Trident 11. 1WIN 12. 100PG 13. Spirit Academy 14. Hard Legion 15. Navi
2021-04-19 18:00
10.random mm stack 11.navi
2021-04-19 18:01
7 replies
15. Russian silvers in mm (drop avp rush b cyka) 16. NaVi
2021-04-19 19:09
#52
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Serbia hitomi79
15.Extremum 16.Na'Vi
2021-04-19 19:15
5 replies
#56
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Canada tom_com
16. Grond 17. Na'Vi
2021-04-19 19:27
4 replies
17. SG.pro 18. Na`Vi
2021-04-19 19:39
3 replies
18. ex-HellRaisers 19. Na'Vi
2021-04-19 21:07
2 replies
#65
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Latvia PeaceDATA
20. PASHANOJ 21. Na'Vi
2021-04-19 22:02
1 reply
#70
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Australia kaos0002
21. HellRaisers 22. Na'Vi
2021-04-20 04:28
k23!!!
2021-04-19 17:45
7 replies
tbh forgot about them but they're retard for keeping mou and adren, literally all they need is to sign xsepower/deko/sensei + some good rifle and make nealan igl again
2021-04-19 17:48
6 replies
dont disrespect my man mou like that :(
2021-04-19 19:19
5 replies
I like him but hes so inconsistent, very underwhelming these years
2021-04-19 19:22
4 replies
xsepower is not an upgrade for mou. They need a better rifler
2021-04-19 20:24
3 replies
hows he not upgrade for someone who occasionally goes 10/30? even despite shitty 2020 year, xse is still one of the best awpers in cis
2021-04-19 20:33
2 replies
how tho, mou and norbert both have to play fantastic to be able to win against great opponents. I can agree that xse is more consistent but mou have played with the core for a long time. Rather kick adren and see how it works.
2021-04-19 20:41
1 reply
idk I mean mou is barely 3rd best player on k23 while being an awper, I personally believe hes simply not enough if they want to compete with winstrike, forze etc.
2021-04-19 20:54
#49
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Russia M31F
update Gambit Spirit ForZe VP ex-winstike NaVi
2021-04-19 18:21
#2
NAF | 
Canada Dash_
welp
2021-04-19 17:28
#3
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Finland Cucumber))
GOD FL1T
2021-04-19 17:28
ok
2021-04-19 17:29
#5
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Brazil EGMonster
Russian mafia too strong 🤣
2021-04-19 17:30
#6
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Germany BlastingDoc
Expected
2021-04-19 17:30
YEKINDAR’s inconsistency is a big red flag for this roster, hopefully they figure something out to allow for the team to succeed without YEKINDAR killing everyone.
2021-04-19 17:30
4 replies
+1
2021-04-19 17:36
Its not even inconsistency..u cant expect a player with such a role and playstyle to keep up s1mple/zywoo numbers and 1.6 opening rating or w/e
2021-04-19 19:40
2 replies
True, you’re right, plus it seems like teams have started to prepare for his plays and counter him.
2021-04-19 22:40
1 reply
No Yekindar no win
2021-04-20 17:55
rip my fantasy team
2021-04-19 17:30
#10
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United States urm@m
Seemed like a match fix to me. (not a bettor, just viewer). VP running through mollys, not picking up bombs, not checking corners, rushing, etc. Sorry for all who lost money.
2021-04-19 17:30
6 replies
Typical russians: RUSH B!!!!!!!
2021-04-19 17:43
3 replies
Typical germans 4/2/19 every game
2021-04-19 19:07
2 replies
14/88
2021-04-19 19:18
1 reply
Lul
2021-04-19 19:40
??? forze doing save in 16k ot
2021-04-19 17:51
Completely agreed. It's been going on for a while. Too many tech pauses and game changes. Online era is full of fixing. Yes, internet might cause issues in online but too many technical pauses for ping or connection issues. It's very suspicious to watch a pro team "forgetting" to take the bomb that many times. And on top of that, attempting to rotate and plant on another site with like 20 seconds left on "overpass". I am not even a good CSGO player, but still have common sense that it would be better to try and plant on B instead of going A with 20 seconds. You wouldn't even reach there without smokes, let alone clearing a player and planting.
2021-04-20 10:34
its very nice
2021-04-19 17:31
#12
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India Ez4ez
Navi pls buy fl1t
2021-04-19 17:33
sad
2021-04-19 17:33
#14
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Reunion kolgab
so much talent on cis... spec right now and they still didnt pick up anyone instead of sanji... 99% of their lose bcs of sanji
2021-04-19 17:34
12 replies
Sanji is IGL he does not have to put yekindar numbers
2021-04-19 17:36
8 replies
Jame IGL Right ?
2021-04-19 17:37
7 replies
Jame awp
2021-04-19 17:37
6 replies
Jame awp and IGL
2021-04-19 17:39
2 replies
No. Don't spread lies
2021-04-19 17:40
1 reply
sanji barely speaks Russian
2021-04-19 17:40
jame is igl.
2021-04-19 17:39
2 replies
Jame awp.
2021-04-19 17:40
1 reply
#48
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CIS Gerh
fallen awp
2021-04-19 18:06
if he had not won round 1 v 2 with a deagle on the score 9-15 they would have lost 9-16
2021-04-19 17:37
2 replies
#36
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Reunion kolgab
and they lost plenty of rounds bcs of him so??? whats your point???
2021-04-19 17:43
+99999 he spent all his money that round to drop Qikert a m4 and play with no armor no utilities deagle, and still able to clutch that 1v2 this is just one of the many rounds he dropped weapon to teammate and play with a worse weapon so it is expected he doesn't have good stats. dunno how people actually watched the game can blame the loss on goat sanji
2021-04-19 22:34
Easy for PASHANOJ's apprentices zorte and KENSI
2021-04-19 17:36
Chinese tournament and Russian Teams. What do you expect?
2021-04-19 17:36
1 reply
#25
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United States 3manu3l
the Chinese paid VP for match-fixing just like most NA teams
2021-04-19 17:38
#24
sausol | 
Switzerland x676
ahhahhahahahahahahahahahaha
2021-04-19 17:38
This new forZe lineup looks promising. Hopefully they can continue their progress.
2021-04-19 17:39
vp showing poor form lately, but didn't expect this kinda result.. well they in big problems :)
2021-04-19 17:41
ez 4 god FL1T
2021-04-19 17:42
Not a stun really, forZe been looking promising back in the day as well, it was on the rise just like Spirit and Gambit were, they were just hiding for a few months in the shadows, but that should've never been a surprise that they could've beaten VP.
2021-04-19 17:46
#42
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Russia mshkoda
Shock)
2021-04-19 17:57
how
2021-04-19 17:59
#44
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Brazil mininuh$
really weird maps....
2021-04-19 18:00
Expected, never bet CIS vs CIS.
2021-04-19 18:04
#68
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African Union mikecool
Forze played great. VP on the other hand were all over the place and looked terrible.
2021-04-19 22:50
haven't seen forze for a while but where is sexpower now?
2021-04-20 00:27
#72
cadiaN | 
Poland SebL
forZe is showing some potential. VP semt completely unready for the match, they understimated their opponent I feel like, also their structure looked pretty bad today, they defienietly didn't play like a TOP 5 team, not even TOP 15 team I feel like. Something has got to change, it can't look like that.
2021-04-20 16:58
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