Vitality defeat FPX in Flashpoint 3 lower bracket

FunPlus Phoenix will now play the 9-12th place decider bracket to find their final placing in the tournament's standings.

FunPlus Phoenix were unable to bounce back from their 0-2 loss to NIP on Thursday and have now fallen to Vitality, 1-2, in the Flashpoint 3 lower bracket. This second defeat puts them out of the running in the Regional Major Ranking tournament, although they will fight in the 9-12th place decider bracket to try and maximize their Regional Major Ranking points.

Vitality, who have at times struggled to find form since signing Jayson "⁠Kyojin⁠" Nguyen Van in lieu of veteran Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy, had been knocked down to the lower bracket by their DBL PONEY countrymen in the opening round, but have been showing growth with victories against OG and FunPlus Phoenix in the lower bracket to remain in contention in the RMR tournament, where they will next face the winner of Heroic vs. Complexity.

"I don’t care who we face, I don’t care who’s going to win. It’s just about us, not about the other team," Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire said when asked about their possible next match-up. "If we show up and we play good Counter-Strike, I feel like we’re a really good team. Both [Heroic and Complexity] are really good, but let’s just see how it goes for us."

ZywOo came online in the decider map, Vertigo, with 30 kills

Four kills by Martin "⁠STYKO⁠" Styk gave the first round of the series to FunPlus Phoenix, who started Dust2 on the attacking side, but Vitality struck right back in a back-and-forth that went the way of the European squad, 4-2, but then Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut and company took near complete control, winning eight of the final nine rounds to make it 10-5 at the half. The second half turned out to be a one-sided affair as FunPlus Phoenix fired on all cylinders, with every player putting in their bit to turn the scoreboard around, 16-13.

FunPlus Phoenix took a 3-0 lead on the attacking side of Inferno, but Vitality struck right back linking four of their own before STYKO brought things back to even with an ace, springing his team ahead to a 9-6 lead at the half. FunPlus Phoenix retook a 2vs2 afterplant to hit double digits in the second pistol round, but Vitality struck right back, led by apEX on the scoreboard, and didn’t let go until they crossed the finish line, 16-12, to force a decider map.

The third map, Vertigo, also started off being a close affair early on, but Vitality held strong on the defending side, finding a 7-3 lead after 10 rounds before Jesse "⁠zehN⁠" Linjala was able to outmaneuver apEX in a 1vs1 clutch situation. The two teams then traded rounds back-and-forth, ending 9-6 in favor of the French squad. Vitality won the second pistol round and stormed through the terrorist side, with ZywOo leading the way to a solid 16-10 victory in order for the French team to advance through the lower bracket.

Flashpoint 3Best of 3
Matchpage
2
1
21st May 2021
13
Dust2
16
16
Inferno
12
16
Vertigo
10
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
72 - 55 +17 76.6 1.22
60 - 54 +6 83.9 1.21
59 - 54 +5 80.3 1.12
59 - 60 -1 84.5 1.12
45 - 52 -7 57.8 0.82
 FunPlus Phoenix K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
60 - 57 +3 80.3 1.09
59 - 63 -4 80.7 1.06
56 - 56 0 65.8 0.97
51 - 62 -11 73.8 0.94
49 - 58 -9 66.6 0.89
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1499
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
Finland Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Age:
29
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1007
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
815
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.62
Slovakia Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Martin 'STYKO' Styk
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1365
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
France Jayson 'Kyojin' Nguyen Van
Jayson 'Kyojin' Nguyen Van
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
34
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.67
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1798
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Ez for GOAT zywoo, the best player in the world!
2021-05-21 21:50
13 replies
best eco fragger*
2021-05-21 21:55
3 replies
#16
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North America drac0z
nt mr fly
2021-05-21 21:58
that's device
2021-05-21 22:10
1 reply
Or Cold. Zywoo, being one of best clutchers, being called eco fragger is a joke. Or just bad troll
2021-05-22 15:12
12 less kills than misutaaa even lol
2021-05-21 22:04
7 replies
....simple fans excuses, as if he didnt get carried today by boombla lol
2021-05-21 22:58
6 replies
Carried by 2 more kills? kekw
2021-05-21 23:01
2 replies
lol ik you dont have sense but s1mple today 1.14
2021-05-21 23:03
dont know why you guys have to be so mad lol, enjoy both ffs and stop fucking hating, s\mple will likely be nr1 this year so why always mad at the world lol
2021-05-21 23:08
s1mple had +8 vs top1 hltv.org Zywoo -> +6 vs tier2 team
2021-05-22 16:05
2 replies
lol, again dont know why so mad cause s1mple has a good chance to win major this year even, cause the way they are performing, and i think its time for him finaly....
2021-05-22 16:10
lol he deserves it, i mean this year hes not alone but last year actually godtronic didnt perform like godtronic and s1mple had to do it more alone
2021-05-22 16:19
+1
2021-05-21 22:12
nice job))
2021-05-21 21:50
#3
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North America drac0z
why is it so ez for kyojin?
2021-05-21 21:50
3 replies
Wat u mean ez I don’t understand
2021-05-21 23:54
2 replies
he dont need to get kills Kappa
2021-05-22 02:29
1 reply
Ahrh Zywoo carrying
2021-05-22 12:54
#4
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Finland Cucumber))
frick :(
2021-05-21 21:50
#5
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France 2Ez4MaBoyZ
Noice
2021-05-21 21:51
#6
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France Theo5607
nice vforvictory
2021-05-21 21:51
nt fpx
2021-05-21 21:51
Is kyojin good yet?
2021-05-21 21:51
not deserved
2021-05-21 21:51
ez 4 god misutaa
2021-05-21 21:53
#11
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Vitality lucky Apex went beast mode on Inferno to carry Zywoo's asss there or else would have been 2-0 loss for them. FPX did well but need more time with emi
2021-05-21 21:53
1 reply
Man stars have really aligned for vitality in this rmr. Always facing low performers and the only half decent team they faced threw it away. And now CoL is prolly next. Happy for them tho, they got scammed out of their previous rmr points
2021-05-21 21:58
Misutaa on fucking fire
2021-05-21 21:54
#13
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United States poL_aris
very sad for styko
2021-05-21 21:54
misutaa the best vitality player
2021-05-21 21:54
How can you lose to kyojin and misutaaa
2021-05-21 21:59
3 replies
Give more respect to Misutaaa
2021-05-21 22:52
2 replies
happy will never come back
2021-05-22 08:14
1 reply
I know dw I just really like this player and i hope he will be good in Valorant
2021-05-22 15:06
Nice dogs fpx!!
2021-05-21 22:07
Misutaa carry
2021-05-21 22:08
"mEeEeH misutaa is crAp"
2021-05-21 22:19
2 replies
zywho is crap everyone knows that
2021-05-21 23:47
1 reply
true worstest player
2021-05-22 01:01
Not ez but ez
2021-05-21 22:22
Vitality is surprise on this tournament so far.. Great play
2021-05-21 22:45
If you watched the game, misutaa played very good on this one , good impact frag
2021-05-21 22:54
#35
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
misutaaa was the hero of that series... Well played indeed. :)
2021-05-21 23:47
Kyojin bottom again lol nice downgrade vita
2021-05-21 23:53
The amount of mistakes that Vitality is making is unbelievable, no wonder that they can't win vs better opposition. I have no idea why FPX didn't use that to their advantage, they looked really good before, really surprised with this result.
2021-05-22 00:13
Vitality starting to remind me NaVi from while ago. One superstar and 4 supports. AT least they are trying out new players...
2021-05-22 00:33
With Kyojin in the team, Vita will NEVER be a great contender to the next major
2021-05-22 06:25
All the people that say fpx have better results without krystal have to choke now. Cuz all facts show opposite
2021-05-22 10:03
Is this Misu's best rating?
2021-05-22 11:18
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