DBL PONEY stun Vitality in Flashpoint 3 opener

Vitality have fallen to the lower bracket of the Regional Major Ranking at the hands of their countrymen.

DBL PONEY have caused the first major upset of Flashpoint 3 in the opening match of the event, decimating their compatriots Vitality 16-5 on Nuke and 16-7 on Inferno to move on in the upper bracket and set up a clash against the winner of Astralis-OG in the next round.

The stunning loss comes as a big blow to Vitality, who are still coming to grips with their latest change, which saw veteran Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy make way for younger talent in Jayson "⁠Kyojin⁠" Nguyen Van. Following the switch, the French powerhouse has so far continued their struggle for form dating back to the beginning of the year with a group stage exit at DreamHack Masters Spring.

Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire & co. will have several days to go back to the drawing board and pick themselves up before they have to take on their first opponent in the lower bracket of Flashpoint 3 on Saturday, which will be the loser of the Astralis-OG matchup.

Vitality suffered a tough loss against their countrymen

DBL PONEY chose Nuke to kick off the series and reaped the benefits of the comfort pick against their countrymen, dominating the opener from start to finish. Alexandre "⁠bodyy⁠" Pianaro's 1v3 in the pistol gave the underdogs early momentum, and when Vitality looked to strike back after picking up a couple of solitary rounds, the in-game leader and Lucas "⁠Lucky⁠" Chastang secured two more 1v2 clutches to stop their adversaries in their tracks.

Down 4-11 at halftime, apEX's team's lifeline in the form of a pistol round victory wasn't enough, as DBL PONEY responded with a forcebuy, courtesy of a triple from Thomas "⁠Djoko⁠" Pavoni, and drove the map home 16-5.

Things went from bad to worse for Vitality when they were also put on the back foot early on Inferno, this time starting on the T side. Outside of a three-round run from Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut & co., DBL PONEY had the opening half under control and went on to win the forcebuy battles in the early stages of the second half to prevent Vitality from coming back into contention.

Flashpoint 3Best of 3
Matchpage
0
2
10th May 2021
5
Nuke
16
7
Inferno
16
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
32 - 32 0 83.5 1.08
26 - 38 -12 68.6 0.83
25 - 33 -8 65.2 0.78
16 - 33 -17 45.0 0.57
16 - 34 -18 40.3 0.54
 DBL PONEY K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
40 - 22 +18 106.3 1.55
36 - 25 +11 90.7 1.39
33 - 22 +11 73.2 1.36
34 - 25 +9 76.8 1.25
27 - 21 +6 62.9 1.19
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1499
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
810
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
997
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
France Jayson 'Kyojin' Nguyen Van
Jayson 'Kyojin' Nguyen Van
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
29
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.68
France Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
880
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
France Thomas 'Djoko' Pavoni
Thomas 'Djoko' Pavoni
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
159
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1793
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Zywoo come to coL or EXTREMUM 😎👍
2021-05-10 20:28
27 replies
zywoo col would be fucking insane
2021-05-10 20:31
22 replies
Lmao, not
2021-05-10 20:33
3 replies
Vitality CEO malding RN after firing le tank hahahahaha, back to the tier 2 losers
2021-05-11 07:52
2 replies
+1:)
2021-05-11 07:59
+1 for real haha
2021-05-11 22:39
lol , blameF and Zywoo at same team . baiter + baiter = no
2021-05-10 20:45
15 replies
#84
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United Kingdom Triturn
+1
2021-05-10 20:49
+1
2021-05-10 20:59
+1
2021-05-10 21:00
4 replies
#123
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Romania Lil_fps
Everything checks out
2021-05-10 21:21
3 replies
wdym?
2021-05-10 21:24
I mean he is not lying
2021-05-10 23:20
1 reply
Flair checks out
2021-05-11 02:47
+1
2021-05-10 22:10
#163
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Greece RedWinter
do children actually think zywoo is a baiter?
2021-05-10 22:41
5 replies
fan godsent omegalul
2021-05-10 22:54
3 replies
#174
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Greece RedWinter
great arguement, I'm flambergasted
2021-05-10 23:14
2 replies
#187
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Brazil Aim_K1ng
+1
2021-05-11 00:54
i'm flabbergasted by your grammar. i'm giving you a contravention of 1 ETH payable before the end of covid have a nice day
2021-05-11 04:01
#204
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Korea ramza72
LMAOOO ONLY ZYWOO FANBOY THINK ZYWOO NOT BAITER
2021-05-11 06:02
#171
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United States Shr3y
Since when Zywoo is baiter? You guys are more simp for s1mple than Userbemchmark is for Intel
2021-05-10 23:02
Zywoo calls idonno
2021-05-10 21:20
I don't think ZywOo speaks that good English, so looks difficult. But it could work if they communicate properly.
2021-05-11 00:30
extremum is losing to main teams in qualifiers...
2021-05-10 22:00
2 replies
Vitality without Zywoo would lose to worse opposition OMEGALUL
2021-05-10 22:10
1 reply
its actually sad ye
2021-05-10 22:34
Sorry but Zywoo wants to win tournaments not play with extreme mums xD
2021-05-12 01:20
ez
2021-05-10 20:28
1 reply
ez
2021-05-10 20:39
#4
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United Kingdom ChuMatrix
EZ
2021-05-10 20:28
1 reply
ez
2021-05-10 20:39
wtf smash from nbking?
2021-05-10 20:28
NBKING
2021-05-10 20:28
rekt...
2021-05-10 20:28
Zywoo 1vs9
2021-05-10 20:29
1 reply
so true
2021-05-11 08:03
#10
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Finland -swag-
pog
2021-05-10 20:29
#12
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Austria Grundz
Ok...is it really "stunning" Vitality at this point? REAL QUESTIONS.
2021-05-10 20:29
16 replies
+1
2021-05-10 20:41
+1 They have not made playoffs once after getting caught cheating.
2021-05-10 21:01
13 replies
Vita cheating? :0 when?
2021-05-10 21:20
12 replies
Start of this year in Blast event. They only got fined 10k by ESIC for that which is not a big deal
2021-05-10 21:23
stream sniping vs liquid (they barely won 2-0, 16-13 and 16-14 iirc LMFAO)
2021-05-10 22:49
10 replies
Streamsnipe with 5min delay wow nextlevel
2021-05-10 23:56
9 replies
Doesnt matter what you think, even the organizers judged it as cheating since they got fined.
2021-05-11 00:45
8 replies
They didn't judge it as cheating since none of the players were punished/fined. They fined the org for not following the rules (it was impossible to cheat, the stream was running in a different room behind the entire team's back, it was just the room that was only glass covered so you could see other people of the org but not team members/coaches watching the stream in the background). Stop twisting truths.
2021-05-11 08:38
Nope, they specifically said that although a rule had been broken (hence the fine) no cheating had been done. NT lowbob
2021-05-11 10:27
6 replies
Well then, enlighten me, why did they get fined?
2021-05-11 12:05
5 replies
"they specifically said that although a rule had been broken (hence the fine)"
2021-05-11 12:23
4 replies
Well, I'm very tired right now, but what rule was that?
2021-05-11 13:11
3 replies
it was quite literally just something along the lines of "livestream of the game cannot be played in the same room as the players/in their line of sight while they are playing" vitality were not punished more due to it being caused by staff negligence rather than malicious intentions.
2021-05-11 13:16
2 replies
Well in a way that's still cheating, wouldnt you agree?
2021-05-11 13:18
1 reply
i cannot say because i dont know the in and outs of things but as far as we know vitality did not use the information gained from the other staff watching the stream to their advantage which, is what really matters imo. you would expect esic to have listened to the voice comms and they didnt hear anything that could indicate them abusing the unfair advantage hence only fining them 10k for playing the stream in virtually the same room as the players
2021-05-11 13:35
+1. going out every time in groups, losing to every underdog, there comes a time when you have to say they are playing at a consistent t3 level
2021-05-10 21:28
#14
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Poland B0rdo
Rpk>>>>>>kyojin
2021-05-10 20:29
4 replies
+1
2021-05-10 21:13
+1
2021-05-10 23:24
+1
2021-05-11 02:26
+1
2021-05-11 13:16
That was an absolutely beautiful, mouthwatering game.
2021-05-10 20:29
Deserved. Save Zywoo. +G2?
2021-05-10 20:30
6 replies
#57
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India shavar2099
Honestly would make G2 a top 5 team But -Amanek would be very sad
2021-05-10 20:40
5 replies
Would probably be -Jackz though, which would still be sad
2021-05-10 22:03
4 replies
-jackz +jackz again?
2021-05-10 22:42
amanek awper so it highly likely be him but i hope xi wu is just spineless joke will rot in chokelity for 4 years
2021-05-11 00:26
2 replies
He's no awper, he just plays it because this niko noob can't do shit. Doing what is best for the team as usual but he's nowhere close from a real awper
2021-05-11 10:28
1 reply
-jackz +zywoo -nexa +kennys new meta: 3awpers, 1 "awper, and sneeky-peeky-ninja-shooterer
2021-05-12 07:48
#17
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Ukraine McSwell
Vitality needs to work at their teamplay hard. They are not using their strong sides properly, unless they are playing for zywoo stats, not for a win.
2021-05-10 20:30
1 reply
#158
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World neomax360
Since Apex IGL they aren't playing for Zywoo anymore. With Alex IGL he was the case. Honestly when you have a player of this level, it is better to put him on good conditions, because he can make round easier to win by getting multikills.
2021-05-10 22:11
#18
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Finland Lolipowerr
No TANK NO GAME.
2021-05-10 20:30
2 replies
#159
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Europe xumpp
+1
2021-05-10 22:21
+1
2021-05-11 02:26
#20
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Georgia Megobari
I miss RPK
2021-05-10 20:30
#21
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Asia Drag0nJ
ahahahahahahaha
2021-05-10 20:30
#22
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Andorra NDRnews
Zywhooooo
2021-05-10 20:30
#23
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France 2Ez4MaBoyZ
Ma poneys gonna ride the world
2021-05-10 20:30
5 replies
Doesn’t sound as badass as you think
2021-05-10 20:31
4 replies
#43
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France 2Ez4MaBoyZ
Ok. 🐴🐴
2021-05-10 20:35
EXTRA SALT doesn't look that cool as well, but the team is really good.. so, let's go PONEYSSSS
2021-05-10 20:46
Stfu before I ride you.
2021-05-10 20:49
1 reply
wtf mens thats gay 😳😳😳
2021-05-11 01:40
EZ4PONY
2021-05-10 20:30
ahahahahah no Le Tank no win sry
2021-05-10 20:30
Impressive!
2021-05-10 20:30
Apex is gonna mald himself to retirement in a few weeks. Its going to be an improvement for vitality
2021-05-10 20:31
DBL Poney to sign Zywoo?
2021-05-10 20:30
2 replies
#209
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Russia Voldarck
Zywoo have contract with vita before 2024
2021-05-11 06:27
1 reply
#FreeZywoo
2021-05-11 14:52
#30
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Finland H0rnPub
XTQZZZ has to be fired
2021-05-10 20:31
5 replies
he was the one carrying this team when valve made the decision that he cannot call in games, vitality started stucking
2021-05-10 20:32
4 replies
Vitality started sucking after XTQZZZ couldn't use their TV-strat anymore
2021-05-10 20:36
3 replies
+10000000 mega gas light
2021-05-10 20:42
The sad thing is that you are 100% right. SUS
2021-05-10 20:50
+111111111111111 with it they can barely beat liquid without it they cant even beat tier 2-3 teams
2021-05-10 22:50
KEKW 12 rnds
2021-05-10 20:31
ZYWOO GO HOME XAXAXAXAXA
2021-05-10 20:31
Damn, getting whooped by tier 3. Disband, zywho to valorant.
2021-05-10 20:32
wtf so fast! I literally played 4 DMs and the 2nd map is done xaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2021-05-10 20:32
2 replies
#59
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India shavar2099
Wow that is actually insane that Vita got smashed so fast
2021-05-10 20:42
Fellow indian checking in men's :)
2021-05-11 09:21
-kyojin -misutaa +Nivera as 2nd entry in t side, lurer/cat/jungle player in CT side +RPK
2021-05-10 20:32
#40
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Israel fvlion
DBL PONEYYYY LALALALALALALA
2021-05-10 20:33
16-33 16-34 bruh what a talanted players
2021-05-10 20:34
#47
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Serbia LtN))
E Z
2021-05-10 20:38
#48
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Namibia ALLAHTARES
looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
2021-05-10 20:38
DUBLE PONEY LA LA LALALALALA Lets go NBKING
2021-05-10 20:40
#53
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Portugal dracø
they were never the same after nivera got benched yikes
2021-05-10 20:40
xaxaxaax
2021-05-10 20:40
Zywoo noob not even 1.7 rating
2021-05-10 20:40
RpK was the problem
2021-05-10 20:43
EZ 4 GOD BODDYYYYYYYY, NBK AND CO
2021-05-10 20:44
Apex is the problem ... you all can hate me and i really respect him as a player but they need to try with another IGL and you'll see it will be better ...
2021-05-10 20:44
NO STREAM SNIPE NO WIN KEKW XD
2021-05-10 20:44
There's a mistake in the article, it says kyojin is a "talent"
2021-05-10 20:44
2 replies
*bot, *baiter, *paycheck stealer, ;P
2021-05-10 20:46
Bruh, Kyojin would start crying now xD. Have some mercy LMAO.
2021-05-10 20:47
#73
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China HEIDASHUAi
No RpK no win!
2021-05-10 20:45
No RpK no party i hope that karma will hit you back and you will play like that till disband ez for DBL Poney top 1 french team !
2021-05-10 20:46
#78
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Canada Dubsyy
vitalulty lost to dbl nobodies
2021-05-10 20:47
2 replies
+1
2021-05-10 21:23
respect bodyy
2021-05-11 10:05
This was totally deserved, what a performance from NBK and co! Amazing to watch
2021-05-10 20:47
Not a stun, expected...
2021-05-10 20:48
#82
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
They forgot that this is RMR tournament baguetes xddd
2021-05-10 20:48
#85
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Czech Republic THE_WILLY
NBK is the KING of the French scene!
2021-05-10 20:49
So sad. Run Zywoooo run.
2021-05-10 20:49
#88
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North America mostlykelp
Stunned? Stevie Wonder could've seen this coming. Hard to win when you can't stream snipe anymore.
2021-05-10 20:50
1 reply
+1 You actually made me chuckle a little
2021-05-11 10:53
so good! if they make major then surely they will get a org!
2021-05-10 20:51
expected tho
2021-05-10 20:51
#93
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Ukraine sargon32
Cry Zywho cry)))
2021-05-10 20:52
#94
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Turkey 69kagan
Vitality needs bootcamp training
2021-05-10 20:52
1 reply
On French stream they say that they did a 3 weeks bootcamp xDdddd
2021-05-11 00:05
RPK was the problem, right? xD
2021-05-10 20:53
vitality is literally t3 right now. Holy, rpk and nivera can be happy they got benched lol!
2021-05-10 20:54
Vitality without RpK and Nivera = Tier 2
2021-05-10 20:54
Vitality new Ence Save Zywoo plz
2021-05-10 20:58
Vitality can't win absolutely ANYTHING without stream sniping. Damn 2ywh0 you can't even carry your team against these no org teams lmao
2021-05-10 21:03
1 reply
#205
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Korea ramza72
+11111 since get caught cheating they really noob maybe 2020 2019 they win because cheating
2021-05-11 06:04
#106
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France cedd
bring back rpk and nivera plssssssss
2021-05-10 21:03
NO TV NO WIN
2021-05-10 21:03
1 reply
+1 kekw
2021-05-10 21:05
#108
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Brazil bandicoot
clapped hard
2021-05-10 21:04
No XQTZZ in server, no win
2021-05-10 21:08
recruting young players who proved nothing , what do you expect
2021-05-10 21:10
#112
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Israel Xpicyy
This is a joke....
2021-05-10 21:10
#113
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Hungary szia
So is vitality going navi mode where they can't win shit despite having the best player in the world?
2021-05-10 21:12
6 replies
at least NaVi can win some stuff
2021-05-10 21:20
1 reply
#206
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Korea ramza72
SAVAGEEEE!!!! at least navi win 2 big tournament this 5 month
2021-05-11 06:04
navi were never this bad. vit is literally a t3 team now
2021-05-10 21:22
1 reply
They kinda were, in 2017, before Electronic joined. They became so bad, s1mple almost left Navi.
2021-05-11 06:19
#126
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Ukraine McSwell
NaVi won plenty events with s1mple, even if not win - they had enough resources for at least make playoffs of most tournaments. Vitality today is in "complete trash" mode.
2021-05-10 21:23
navi at its worst is just extremely inconsistent but can win games vitality cant win ANYTHING
2021-05-10 23:00
No stream sniping no win, no bait no kills kekw zywho subpar rating overrated player. Stat pads in games with tier 3 games, not even doing that anymore
2021-05-10 21:14
1 reply
so true
2021-05-12 13:38
LMAO HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA
2021-05-10 21:14
LOOL RPK was the problem
2021-05-10 21:17
Bring back Le Tank pls
2021-05-10 21:21
What a shame
2021-05-10 21:21
The video really got into their heads i guess
2021-05-10 21:23
3 replies
2021-05-10 21:25
1 reply
Lmao thats incredible
2021-05-11 01:57
2021-05-10 21:25
poney > bee
2021-05-10 21:23
TV is the problem
2021-05-10 21:25
Zywoo vs. DBL PONEY
2021-05-10 21:26
TRASHTALITY DISBAND ASAP OR - MISUTA AND KYOJIN
2021-05-10 21:30
LETANK God died for this ...
2021-05-10 21:31
no streamsnipe = no win
2021-05-10 21:31
Nice win from them!
2021-05-10 21:33
Save zywoo ffs
2021-05-10 21:33
#142
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Iceland caverat
LMAO
2021-05-10 21:34
#143
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Chile cristiaan
looool
2021-05-10 21:37
Wtf
2021-05-10 21:41
LESGOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-05-10 21:42
pssssst, ever heard of le tank? only he can save them now
2021-05-10 21:44
Me apex,me kick nbk,me kick nivera,me kick le tank,me win tier2 tournaments.. Zywoo come to fazeeee
2021-05-10 21:47
vitality just keep getting "stunned" by everybody at this point. Disband and let zywoo go.
2021-05-10 21:52
I guess kyojin now knows that aim isn't everything in t1 cs and that faceit is very different from the real deal. Vitality took a risk and I don't think it paid of
2021-05-10 21:55
zywoo ruined his career signing a 4 year contract with Vitality rip
2021-05-10 21:57
#153
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Hungary saderka
No Tank no party
2021-05-10 22:05
Vitality kicked Lucky and NBK for this
2021-05-10 22:09
pog
2021-05-10 22:10
SO EZ FOR NBKING KEKW zywoo malding
2021-05-10 22:30
#161
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France kNRD^
Kioshibot > kyoshin
2021-05-10 22:32
maybe the coach realized he benched his key player for vitality
2021-05-10 22:52
1 reply
He didn't and will not. They are in "i'll trust till the end" mode, they can't look back on their mistakes at all.
2021-05-11 02:31
NBK beating shox is always a win.
2021-05-10 22:52
#173
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Yugoslavia topsnake
I went to the store to get food and the second map was over like wtf.
2021-05-10 23:07
This should be unacceptable from vitality. Having former best player in the world losing to tier 3 teams in that fashion?? They didnt even get into double digits. Such a disappointing performance from s1mple's rival.
2021-05-10 23:27
hltv.org/matches/2347432/dbl-poney-vs-en.. ENDPOINT 16-0ed Double Pony. 2yWHO start praying you'll never have to play against them.
2021-05-10 23:34
#182
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Poland sosiad
Please save zywoo
2021-05-11 00:08
"RPK was the problem" Yeah, sure he was
2021-05-11 01:15
1 reply
same was for kioking
2021-05-11 02:13
#189
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Brazil Aim_K1ng
poor zywOo, reminds me of that movie: 'alone in the dark' ... hahahaha
2021-05-11 01:16
#197
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New Zealand rzt
nbk was the problem
2021-05-11 03:10
#198
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Estonia Shoyo
Nbking
2021-05-11 03:17
with those scorelines, a Vitality win would've been the upset.
2021-05-11 05:36
It's incredible how they still didn't kick misutaa. Guy must have some other hidden talents, because he definitely can't play cs.
2021-05-11 05:37
#202
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Brazil thiagomrm
Ez for Nathan
2021-05-11 05:56
i wouldnt blame kyojin or misutaa yet when the one they should kick first is shox who is useless for entry and endgame only could pull things with awp
2021-05-11 06:00
#207
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Korea ramza72
I WANT SEE ZYWOO AND APEX FACE LOSING HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA SAD
2021-05-11 06:05
This was quite expected Xtqzz needs to realise what a silly decision he took
2021-05-11 07:12
-rep for not showing apex malding
2021-05-11 07:59
1 reply
+1 xaxaxaxaxa wtf flashpoint mens???)))))
2021-05-11 09:24
#219
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Indonesia Nuryuky
No streamsnipe = no win (1000000000x)
2021-05-11 09:38
LES GO BODDYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!
2021-05-11 10:05
NBK = GOD
2021-05-11 12:39
16 kills in 2 maps, that was new "talanted" player for vitality :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2021-05-11 12:42
Vitality needs to find an igl asap. I don't understand people who praise him as igl. literally everyone can call go A, B or mid. apex is the type of guy who can't control his own nerves when something goes wrong, how is he supposed to control the whole team if he can't control himself? Vitality has other problems too but for the first thing they need to do if they want to achieve any success is to find a new igl
2021-05-11 13:18
#235
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North America Zorxs
Vita is probably gonna lose ZywOo soon. No evidence, but just a guess. I hope that Zywoo knows some english, because if there were to be any crazy move, I think that Zywoo to Mouz could be pretty cool. -Frozen +ZywOo
2021-05-11 13:25
#238
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Canada fedezera
LULtality
2021-05-11 17:21
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