Vitality knock out OG from Flashpoint 3

The French side move on in the lower bracket after putting in a solid display.

Vitality are through to the second round of Flashpoint 3's lower bracket following a convincing 2-0 victory over OG, who are the first team to be eliminated from the Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournament. After an embarrassing 0-2 loss to DBL PONEY on Monday, Vitality roared back thanks to a dominant performance from star player Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut, who was extremely effective with rifles and the AWP.

"I think players are scared to play against French players," Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire said about the defeat to DBL PONEY. "We were not really focused enough and that was a terrible game, really one of the worst that I've played with Vitality in almost three years.

"I just asked my players to play our game and not think about the result, just think about the way we practice and the way we play CS. Today was much better."

ZywOo put in a series-high 1.49 rating as Vitality beat OG

It was a frustrating afternoon for OG, who were on the back foot for most of the series despite winning three pistol rounds, but especially for Shahar "⁠flameZ⁠" Shushan, who looked out of sorts. Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen will be hoping to have his team up to speed by the time IEM Summer kicks off, on June 3.

Valdemar "⁠valde⁠" Bjørn Vangså opened up the action on Dust2 with a stunning 1v3 clutch to fire OG into the lead. That was the beginning of a chaotic period during which rounds went both ways and neither side managed to assert authority over the other, but then Vitality picked up the pace and carved OG's defence open, storming to a 9-3 lead. A quad-kill from Nikolaj "⁠niko⁠" Kristensen, who ended the half with a 1.38 rating and a 102 ADR, breathed new life into OG, who were able to reduce the deficit to just three rounds.

ZywOo, the only Vitality player to end the first half with a positive K-D (13-8), continued to show his class in the second half as the French team maintained their dominance over OG. The international team picked up the pistol round, but they were frustrated by Vitality's well-organised defence in the remainder of the half.

The first half of Inferno was almost a carbon of Dust2's, this time with Mateusz "⁠mantuu⁠" Wilczewski leading the charge as OG recovered from an 8-1 deficit to end the half down by just one round.

A quad-kill by Jayson "⁠Kyojin⁠" Nguyen Van gave Vitality their first pistol round of the series, with the French side following that up with the next two rounds to bring the scoreline to 11-7. OG then tightened up and took the upper hand, but their hopes of taking the series to a third map were dashed in the 26th round, when Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon picked up three key frags in a 2v4 situation. That round shifted the momentum back towards the French side, who ran away with the game.

Flashpoint 3Best of 3
Matchpage
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15th May 2021
Europe
16
Dust2
7
16
Inferno
13
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
48 - 28 +20 89.6 1.49
29 - 32 -3 65.5 1.05
32 - 29 +3 73.3 1.00
31 - 32 -1 64.2 0.98
30 - 33 -3 60.1 0.91
 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
39 - 31 +8 78.1 1.20
31 - 33 -2 70.2 0.99
33 - 34 -1 68.6 0.98
28 - 34 -6 61.8 0.93
21 - 40 -19 63.2 0.73
Poland Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
586
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
Israel Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
268
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
812
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1134
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
France Jayson 'Kyojin' Nguyen Van
Jayson 'Kyojin' Nguyen Van
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
31
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1112
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
890
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1831
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1795
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Ez for GOAT zywoo best player 2019/2020/2021
2021-05-15 20:35
26 replies
I think that a player can't just become the GOAT by amassing Top1's. And yes, this also applies to s1mple. It's unfair, I understand. But winning is at the core of the sport, not a ranking. That's my opinion at least. He is in BOAT contention though, indeed.
2021-05-15 20:38
9 replies
I guess you aren't informed, HLTV decided that if someone wins 3 #1 they get declared GOAT
2021-05-15 20:41
6 replies
But no one won 3 #1, dude
2021-05-15 21:03
5 replies
#58
Polin | 
Europe Daudy
Thats why we dont have goat yet
2021-05-15 21:19
4 replies
impressive effort by zywoo to clutch all rounds 1v5, at this point they should just add bots in vitality roster so zywoo can take over them after he dies
2021-05-16 02:35
3 replies
TBH thats unfair to vitality kyo for example had really big impact on T side of d2 for example...
2021-05-16 16:51
2 replies
kyo played 1 good map while rpk was consistent in more than 80% of his matches
2021-05-16 21:27
1 reply
We are talking about one particullar match here
2021-05-16 21:28
#52
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United States Shr3y
So team achievements should decide who should be best "individual" of all time? 0/8 take
2021-05-15 21:10
Flag checks out
2021-05-16 11:56
#14
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Serbia LtN))
0/8
2021-05-15 20:37
+1
2021-05-15 20:38
+2
2021-05-15 20:59
+3
2021-05-15 21:05
#54
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United States Shr3y
+4 ZYWOO best player from 3 years
2021-05-15 21:16
10 replies
#61
RpK | 
France HeyU1
2021-05-15 21:21
9 replies
#71
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United States Shr3y
Oh i forgot year is over...
2021-05-15 21:31
3 replies
In that case, haven't you contradicted yourself in #54 when you said "from 3 years"?
2021-05-15 21:35
2 replies
#74
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United States Shr3y
Yeah kind of if you take it for word by word, but what I actually meant is Zywoo will still win 2021 #1, just like he did when he was trailing behind p1mple in 2020 first half
2021-05-15 21:36
#79
RpK | 
France HeyU1
lmao xd😂
2021-05-15 21:44
#83
shox | 
France Nooel
s1mple is shit player
2021-05-15 22:47
4 replies
#87
RpK | 
France HeyU1
Yea, complete trash xd 😂
2021-05-15 23:49
What can write more idit like you
2021-05-16 02:36
2 replies
#113
shox | 
France Nooel
your mom is idit
2021-05-16 14:32
1 reply
yes stupid kid what you can say more clown
2021-05-16 14:56
never been #1 in 2020
2021-05-16 00:18
#2
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Finland Lattee
Rip
2021-05-15 20:36
its not over! 2 more tournaments!
2021-05-15 20:36
10 replies
#35
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Finland Khroni
Nah don't lie man it's over for OG here unless coL and FaZe lose as well
2021-05-15 20:48
4 replies
faze will probably...
2021-05-15 20:49
3 replies
#56
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United States Shr3y
nope. cope
2021-05-15 21:17
2 replies
not a hater but you have to admit that it has been very disappointing :/ i was hyped after +karrigan!
2021-05-15 21:25
1 reply
#70
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United States Shr3y
Ok, i 100 percent agree with you here. You didn't know how much was I disappointed as FaZe fan when they consistently lost.
2021-05-15 21:30
Bro can you tell me the name of those 2 tournaments?
2021-05-16 06:34
4 replies
This was the first RMR, there will be 2 more in the summer and fall.
2021-05-16 10:40
3 replies
Okk that means still some chance for OG to qualify for PGL major
2021-05-16 13:19
2 replies
Yeah and they do have some points from previous year
2021-05-16 13:25
1 reply
Thank you men:-))
2021-05-16 16:34
flameZ kkkkkkk
2021-05-15 20:36
Nice game from Vita, GL further!
2021-05-15 20:36
wow!
2021-05-15 20:36
#7
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Russia flennyiwnl
flamez so bad
2021-05-15 20:36
-flamez +issaa ???
2021-05-15 20:36
#9
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Nigeria STFU_M8
top3 igl aleksib got completely outcalled by apex.
2021-05-15 20:36
5 replies
hes top 3 according to OG fans, everyone else knows hes a fraud, only good player on OG is valde
2021-05-15 20:38
4 replies
0/8
2021-05-15 20:41
+1
2021-05-15 20:42
#57
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United States Shr3y
-1 for being Anti Semite
2021-05-15 21:18
Valde proved this series how useless he is. Good player, but what a baiter! Guy should play support instead of lurker, cause he is too passive for that.
2021-05-15 21:20
Save Valde plz
2021-05-15 20:37
4 replies
-BaitF +valde
2021-05-15 20:38
3 replies
And who would IGL then?
2021-05-15 20:39
2 replies
you call the thing baitF does IGLing? 😂
2021-05-15 20:40
1 reply
48kg jealous soyboy spotted
2021-05-15 20:51
#11
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Serbia LtN))
GG WP
2021-05-15 20:37
Unluko for OG, had to play against Astralis and Vitality.
2021-05-15 20:37
2 replies
#86
pm | 
France ilian_87
Against the worst astralis and vitality of their history
2021-05-15 23:35
against Vitality who lost to NBK and DBL Poney in the upper-bracket
2021-05-16 14:37
V for Victory
2021-05-15 20:37
#16
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Brazil F_FOR_MIBR
Aleksib so bad
2021-05-15 20:38
#19
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Finland LeksaBoi
ZYWOO KNOCK OUT OG FROM FLASHPOINT 3
2021-05-15 20:38
#21
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Finland H0rnPub
oveRRated thrash
2021-05-15 20:38
GG Vitality gl in majors Sad fucking day for me as an og fan, this team always finds out ways to lose rounds they have in the bag
2021-05-15 20:39
shouldnt have kick nbk
2021-05-15 20:41
#28
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Pakistan LoOuU2
NBK and ISSA died for this. OG`s problems lie deeper than what a few roster changes can solve. GG to Vitality , all players stepped up when neeeded.
2021-05-15 20:41
11 replies
still a very new roster all things considered. i hope they can come back from this
2021-05-15 20:42
2 replies
10 years latter og fans will still tell that this is new roster and them need time and practice
2021-05-16 07:47
1 reply
This is the #1 lie every delusional fan tells to themselves. valde & mantuu should realize the problem didn't come from NBK and ISSAA. PS: Aleksbot fan, don't come to argue again, I already buried you a couple of times.
2021-05-16 13:30
#32
koks | 
Yugoslavia al0))
they played against a better looking astralis/vitality from what we've seen the last months, unluko bracket imo
2021-05-15 20:45
7 replies
#63
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Pakistan LoOuU2
How long will "unluko bracket" be credited for their losses or any other struggling teams' losses for that matter? Vitality and Astralis though performed better than what they were showing recently but they were still far form their 2020 form. There are 4-5 definite better teams than them right now and if OG can't still take them down, they should forget about being a Tier 1 team contesting for titles. AleksiB getting hyped as a Top 3 IGL (even I was on that bandwagon) yet its been more than one year and they still haven't won something relevant , not even played the final of something relevant.
2021-05-15 21:24
6 replies
#77
koks | 
Yugoslavia al0))
ye kinda true, but still they are "relatively new" so how knows i didnt lose all my hope for this team today, but lets see
2021-05-15 21:40
What losses? The 2 losses here? Or the 1 other loss this roster has (a close series with G2) This roster has only been together for 1 month ffs, they've played 7 BO3's. Hardly fair to imply this roster is done after a month.
2021-05-15 21:44
4 replies
#81
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Pakistan LoOuU2
They have been crying over lack of bootcamp and even crediting it towards their performance sometimes. They had a bootcamp now, practiced more in a single day there then they did with Issa and NBK in a week yet their results are still varying on Valde carrying them while Mantu being impact less with the awp. I do take into account the fact that it's still not that old of a roster but I don't have any expectations of improvement from them with the given system. G2 loss can be written off cause they are a Top 4 team right now but if they can't win Astralis and Vitality even in their current form, they aren't improving.
2021-05-15 21:52
3 replies
They are not boot camping right now. FlameZ is playing in the Israel with high ping while worrying about getting bombed. I do think OG needs a better AWPer.
2021-05-15 23:07
1) you didn't watch the game, did you? 2) you also didn't watch the astralis game 3) OG never bootcamped with NBK/Issaa
2021-05-16 01:43
1 reply
#100
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Pakistan LoOuU2
I did watch the game, though not all of it. I watched the whole of Astralis game where they got runned down by the Danes on both maps until Astralis started doing braindead things on Inferno which OG capatilized on and when Astralis started throwing on Nuke just to close it late. I never said they bootcampped with Issa and NBK, I implied the opposite in my comment. I was a fan of this team since day 1 but over the years I have lost hope.
2021-05-16 05:56
mantuu is bot , prove me opposite
2021-05-15 20:45
1 reply
Aleksi had a lot of time to prove his IGL skill, this is an utter bad showing from OG. Outplayed by apex, and some people consider Aleksi to be at the level of Gla1ve smh. WP vita
2021-05-15 20:48
ISSAA and NBK were not the problem
2021-05-15 20:48
#36
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Croatia nAmeless69
They need someone better and more experienced than Niko Olofmeister would be ideal
2021-05-15 20:49
#40
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Poland SebL
It's insane that a trash team like Vitality can be able to win matches just because they have ZywOo, who wins them almost alone. I'm really surprised by OG here, I thought they were really good, unlucky for them, I think they will comeback stronger.
2021-05-15 20:52
1 reply
+1
2021-05-15 21:17
meanwhile NBK still playing with DBL poney in upper bracket
2021-05-15 20:52
2 replies
+1
2021-05-15 21:05
+1
2021-05-16 14:35
Old OG was better than this shit
2021-05-15 20:54
#43
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Georgia Megobari
FlameZ is under pressure after bombings
2021-05-15 20:54
4 replies
#69
syrsoN | 
Asia 7DoA
+1
2021-05-15 21:30
Issaa's revenge
2021-05-16 00:51
2 replies
Lmao
2021-05-16 11:50
lol
2021-05-16 14:35
#45
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Dominican Republic NNNumb
overatted botB and co
2021-05-15 20:57
matheu god
2021-05-15 20:58
Those internationals teams are cancer, biggest fraud in CSGO scene
2021-05-15 20:59
OG Disband, theres no progress
2021-05-15 21:11
2 replies
#62
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Poland xMBTx
regress
2021-05-15 21:21
1 reply
Actually, yes
2021-05-15 21:26
imagine losing to vitality while - Jayson 'Kyojin' Nguyen Van is still doing shit lol omg OG thats really bad.
2021-05-15 21:19
No NBK no gg
2021-05-15 21:26
flameZ was fighting a war in real life
2021-05-15 21:29
#72
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United States _intaKe
kyojin DOESNT bottom frag? NO WAY!
2021-05-15 21:31
If OG don't turn it around and come at least 1-5th in IEM summer then it's gg. Going out in group stage/qualifiers or 13-16th since the start of the year
2021-05-15 21:36
Nice gg
2021-05-15 21:38
#78
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Nice to see ZywOo is still one of the best players on the planet. ;)
2021-05-15 21:42
fluke, i hope vitality will lose every match
2021-05-15 22:15
1 reply
Hard agree
2021-05-16 00:34
#85
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United States vip3r_k1ng
lmao I've never seen a Bo3 where the winning team has 3 people going negative and still win 2-0 GG Zywoo
2021-05-15 23:28
time to remove aleksib, a drama queen.
2021-05-15 23:49
Valde is wasting his talent in OG , astralis need to save him.
2021-05-16 01:11
Very EZ get good kd then your team 4 other players is silvers. Bing this franch frog to normal team and hes kd will be not more then 0.9
2021-05-16 02:42
#105
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Finland kappaboi
I want lans back
2021-05-16 10:25
Nbk was the problem kkkkkk
2021-05-16 11:47
OG round out off vitality
2021-05-16 20:20
pOG
2021-05-17 07:44
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