HAVU send Virtus.pro packing; BIG edge past Evil Geniuses in FunSpark ULTI

Tournament favorites Virtus.pro were one of the first teams to be eliminated from FunSpark ULTI 2020 Europe Final.

Virtus.pro's run at the $250,000 event was cut short by HAVU, who sent the CIS side packing after just two matches played. BIG managed to avoid the same fate by taking down Evil Geniuses, pulling off comebacks on both Dust2 and Nuke.

The first round of lower-bracket matches at FunSpark ULTI 2020 Europe Final provided thrilling matches. HAVU, who have risen to new heights in 2021, secured their biggest scalp to date by overcoming the world No. 5 in a three-map series. Following the game, Virtus.pro's entry fragger Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis admitted that "there are problems, individual and teamwise", but stressed that they are working on them.

BIG, who have won just two of their last ten matches, survived a tough test against Evil Geniuses. The North American team that was playing its debut tournament with Michał "⁠MICHU⁠" Müller is out of competition following two comebacks from Johannes "⁠tabseN⁠" Wodarz and co. Clawing back from 12-6 and 11-4 deficits sees BIG stay alive at the tournament, setting up a match against Complexity on Friday.

HAVU march on at the expense of Virtus.pro

HAVU started the series cold, allowing Virtus.pro to run up an 11-4 lead on the Finns' map pick, Train. An inspired Lasse "⁠ZOREE⁠" Uronen helped HAVU turn things around on the defense, though, forcing overtime which his team eventually closed out, 22-20.

The revenge on Inferno was quick and decisive from the CIS side, who took their own pick 16-8 to push the series to the decider. Once a staple for Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali's team, Dust2 was a disaster in this series. The final map went HAVU's way convincingly, 16-5, with Sami "⁠xseveN⁠" Laasanen boasting a 1.76 rating on it.

Matchpage
1
2
22nd April 2021
20
Train
22
16
Inferno
8
5
Dust2
16
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
69 - 52 +17 69.6 1.19
65 - 64 +1 87.1 1.15
54 - 51 +3 69.6 1.10
47 - 64 -17 69.3 0.87
45 - 55 -10 54.0 0.80
 HAVU K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
73 - 53 +20 92.0 1.26
58 - 43 +15 60.7 1.10
59 - 59 0 72.2 0.99
55 - 70 -15 78.5 0.92
36 - 56 -20 57.8 0.74

Evil Geniuses were competitive on BIG's pick, Dust2, showing up with a respectable Terrorist side (9-6) to start things off, but edged even closer to the map victory with the second pistol. It was 12-6 for the North American side when an unexpected BIG comeback started, led by Florian "⁠syrsoN⁠" Rische. The German squad went on a 10-1 run on the offense and claimed the map with a near-flawless offense.

Nuke followed, and a similar story repeated. Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz's troops looked good as Terrorists, this time pushing things even further in the first half and switching sides 11-4 ahead. But the defenses crumbled under BIG's attacks time after time, with just two sporadic rounds going their way in the whole half. tabseN led BIG by example, posting 31 kills and 115.7 ADR in the comeback to conclude the series 2-0,

Germany
Matchpage
2
0
22nd April 2021
16
Dust2
13
16
Nuke
13
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
50 - 38 +12 93.9 1.28
47 - 35 +12 79.5 1.26
38 - 43 -5 73.3 0.97
32 - 36 -4 65.9 0.96
33 - 36 -3 67.3 0.96
 Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
41 - 42 -1 83.6 1.10
42 - 38 +4 74.2 1.08
38 - 38 0 69.6 1.03
35 - 41 -6 70.7 1.00
31 - 41 -10 57.5 0.87
Finland Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Lasse 'ZOREE' Uronen
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1510
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1438
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1656
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
Finland Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Sami 'xseveN' Laasanen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1098
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
986
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.55
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1238
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
909
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1593
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
#1
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Finland HAVU_CHOKE
ez4havu
2021-04-22 21:29
6 replies
Name🤔🤔🤔
2021-04-22 21:30
Clash of trash: BUG vs EGG
2021-04-22 21:32
1 reply
Xantares not even positive KD at 2-0, is he cooking kebab on the side while playing?
2021-04-23 03:27
#56
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Finland puurokissa
SE ON HAVUJA
2021-04-23 02:08
#64
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Brazil gtkacz
sexseven
2021-04-23 04:41
#66
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Finland Veeti777
HAVU FUTURE TOP 5 TEAM AND MAJOR WINNER HAVUJA
2021-04-23 05:42
Now obo will slowly understand how hard it's to make a working team and what you can lose if you leave one.
2021-04-22 21:29
17 replies
Obo fucked up leaving complexity
2021-04-22 21:30
3 replies
#27
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Finland Nollegee
+1
2021-04-22 21:59
+ 1
2021-04-23 00:13
#72
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Lithuania 7000won
+1
2021-04-23 11:15
+1
2021-04-22 21:45
+1 individual prowess is never enough
2021-04-22 22:07
xd RIP
2021-04-22 22:53
#47
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Hungary Shiron212
F
2021-04-23 00:19
honestly glad hes struggling now
2021-04-23 00:20
7 replies
Why lmao ? He didn't like the environment that he was working in that's the reason he left.Would you work in an environment that you had no friends and everyone except for you was 20+ years old if you had other choices?People so inconsiderate these days he's 17 years old.
2021-04-23 00:56
6 replies
#52
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Australia kaos0002
Yes
2021-04-23 01:38
In his position, yes. Not going to argue this position when I did already months ago. Regardless of how he felt, it was extremely childish and unprofessional to leave without telling anyone mid tournament when it was already agreed that he'd leave after the same tournament.
2021-04-23 02:03
Tf u mean he had no friends he had the team
2021-04-23 02:25
3 replies
The team are work colleagues bro not friends,most of the pro players are not that close out side of work.HLTV did an interview with oBo where he stated that Complexity was not a good place for him cuz of his young age.You can look it up.
2021-04-23 02:55
2 replies
OBO is a baby and acted unprofessional and his age so it’s to be expected but sadly this is high stakes high money professional e sports and he slandered his own commitment so Luckily he’s talented enough to get another tier 1 chance but EG IMO will fall to pieces adding Michu
2021-04-23 18:50
1 reply
EG probs need a new igl. Since they are an international roseter, they probable could find a better igl. Someone like ALEX or chrisJ
2021-04-25 15:57
Remember how he's 17 at the time and is concerned that he can't go back home to america if he stayed in europe during the pandemic? Cut him some slack, he's still so young
2021-04-23 01:55
So many chokes lol
2021-04-22 21:30
Vp back to being top 15 like last year?
2021-04-22 21:31
Vp flukeeeeee
2021-04-22 21:31
kkkkkk le epic comeback
2021-04-22 21:31
this team beat liquid, astralis, vitality, nip and now they go out last in FunSpark ULTI online cs has to go
2021-04-22 21:32
1 reply
hopefully cologne will be the first step
2021-04-22 22:46
HAVUJA
2021-04-22 21:33
VP thought it was a game of hide n seek.... I’m Impressed though that they didnt save on the pistol round being down 4v5.
2021-04-22 21:35
Just one word needed: xseveN
2021-04-22 21:40
1 reply
+1
2021-04-22 21:41
sexseven
2021-04-22 21:41
sexseven
2021-04-22 21:41
sexseven
2021-04-22 21:41
#18
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Poland sosiad
lol nice kill difference havu
2021-04-22 21:43
1 reply
#34
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United Kingdom novaseer
something something perfectly balanced something
2021-04-22 22:15
Yooooo
2021-04-22 21:43
go havu!
2021-04-22 21:44
Choke from Vp 10-1 on Train, choke from 11-4 on Nuke by Eg and choke from 15-12 on Train and comeback for Dbl. My lucky day. Won 3 dead bets xD
2021-04-22 21:45
X7 TOP20 THIS YEAR
2021-04-22 21:49
#24
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Pakistan LoOuU2
EG choked so bad on both the maps, the team doesn't seem to be improving at all and Stan still being the deadweight with braindead calls and no frags. Maybe things change with more time along Michu but I said it before, - Tarik wasn't the right move.
2021-04-22 21:52
2 replies
The issue currently is the absolute lack of form in Cerq. It is 100% the most obvious problem. He looks absolutely miserable in game right now.
2021-04-22 22:12
1 reply
#63
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Pakistan LoOuU2
That's a very valid point, yes Cerq has been really underwhelming very lately.
2021-04-23 04:32
#25
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Brazil Anarchybr
Imagine being 2-0’d by BIG in 2021 LOOOOL
2021-04-22 21:52
2 replies
German CS Best CS
2021-04-22 23:06
1 reply
Mouz 2008 can confirm cyx fkng beast
2021-04-22 23:11
EZ4SYRSON EZ4BIG
2021-04-22 21:54
#28
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Finland Nollegee
Sexy7
2021-04-22 22:00
Stats for Havu are interesting. +20, +15, 0, -15, -20. Way to offset the bad performances with the good.
2021-04-22 22:05
6 replies
#45
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Brazil Anarchybr
This proves the game was fixed
2021-04-22 23:54
4 replies
How does that prove the game was fixed you idiot
2021-04-23 04:57
2 replies
#68
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Brazil Anarchybr
You just got baited lol
2021-04-23 07:51
1 reply
Grrrrrrrr
2021-04-23 07:51
It has to be!
2021-04-23 08:40
#31
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France cedd
sexseven
2021-04-22 22:09
VP what happened? YEKINDAR, bro.
2021-04-22 23:01
German CS Best CS
2021-04-22 23:06
sent packing online omegalul
2021-04-22 23:10
how long is jemi going to bottomfrag before /kick
2021-04-22 23:45
#50
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African Union EZ4GOAT
2 ez
2021-04-23 01:00
VP fluke? Who's next? Gambit? I hope not :((
2021-04-23 01:35
1 reply
#67
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Russia Syonamaru
Don't worry. Gambit have another playstyle. They play smart game, like Astralis in better days
2021-04-23 06:50
expected
2021-04-23 02:04
i love how VP throw this game so hard
2021-04-23 02:18
If Extra Salt beat BIG, then BIG beat EG. ES > EG 🤯?
2021-04-23 03:44
2 replies
Everyone > EG
2021-04-23 08:40
1 reply
+1 and that Michu acquisition didn't do shit but of course, at the same time they just picked him up.
2021-04-23 18:41
honestly i still thin EG is just 1 roster change away from being a really good team again. they need to -Cerq he is a good player overall but extremely inconsistent lately. If you want you could also replace stan the BNB core of PTR and Jonji could work out as replacements if they want more change
2021-04-23 03:54
#73
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Brazil Aim_K1ng
How does someone prefer to remove the major champion tarik instead of removing a crude newba called stanislaw ?????????????????????????????? The leaders of EG are very stupid, of little intelligence ... In the CS GO scenario we find the most intelligent people on the planet but we also find the most dumb and retarded managers and team owners on the planet ... EG RIP
2021-04-23 13:59
#76
cadiaN | 
Poland SebL
HAVU is showing some life left in them. VP plays completely trash, honestly they played like a mix team, they didn't show any chemistry, any strats, lots of mistakes, overall I feel like changes are coming for them. BIG still seems to not be in their prime teamwise, I mean it feels like they lost chemistry for me, but overall they are still showing something. I know it's first tournament for EG with MICHU, but cmon nothing worked for them, they looked unprepared, they didn't show any chemistry, the firepower was not there, overall I wouldn't be surprised if they would disband after some more tournaments.
2021-04-23 18:54
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