OG, Virtus.pro victorious in final set of IEM Summer opening matches

OG’s attack was too much for NIP to handle on Mirage.

The final two IEM Summer best-of-ones have been played, with OG and Virtus.pro defeating NIP and fnatic, respectively, giving way to the best-of-three series.

fnatic, who have had a troublesome season so far and have plummeted in the rankings all the way to being on the verge of falling out of the top 30, were no match for Virtus.pro in their opener on Vertigo.

In the other server OG and NIP played a close first half on Mirage, but it was finally the Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen-led team that outmatched their opponents on the attack.

"We know that we’re going to win after the first few rounds when everyone is talking, everyone is happy, everyone is smiling." Shahar "⁠flameZ⁠" Shushan said when asked about the positive atmosphere perceived in the OG side. "The most basic things affect so much in the game."

mantuu ended the match against NIP with 107.5 ADR

NIP broke OG by winning a second round forcebuy, taking a 2-1 lead, but the European combine quickly restabilized on the defense to go up 5-2 until a set piece on a forcebuy got the Swedish team right back in contention in an extremely close half that ended up with Mateusz "⁠mantuu⁠" Wilczewski and company in the lead, 8-7. OG then charged ahead on the attack, making what had been a tight map into a one-sided affair, giving up just two rounds on the way to a 16-9 victory.

Virtus.pro were quick out of the gate on the attacking side of Vertigo, giving up only two rounds in the first half as fnatic failed to put up a strong CT side. The Swedes kept the map going on the attacking side and made an attempt to correct their abysmal first half, even reaching double digits, but were unable to turn the map around as Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali and Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis powered their team to a 16-10 victory.

Sweden
Matchpage
9
16
3rd June 2021
Europe
9
Mirage
16
 NIP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
17 - 20 -3 83.1 1.12
18 - 17 +1 79.1 1.09
16 - 18 -2 63.4 1.00
13 - 16 -3 63.2 0.88
11 - 18 -7 43.8 0.61
 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
23 - 13 +10 107.5 1.61
23 - 16 +7 91.8 1.39
18 - 17 +1 60.6 1.04
13 - 14 -1 69.4 0.98
11 - 15 -4 53.7 0.80
Matchpage
10
16
3rd June 2021
10
Vertigo
16
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
18 - 16 +2 75.4 1.09
17 - 19 -2 73.3 1.01
16 - 22 -6 80.0 0.87
15 - 23 -8 65.0 0.71
10 - 19 -9 44.1 0.62
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
26 - 11 +15 105.0 1.70
23 - 17 +6 89.7 1.36
20 - 16 +4 71.5 1.18
18 - 18 0 79.2 1.08
12 - 17 -5 58.3 0.81

OG will face Virtus.pro next in the Group B upper bracket, while NIP and fnatic will go up against each other in the lower bracket, but before that the tournament will continue with Gambit taking on Vitality for a spot in the playoffs and Sprout playing Complexity for survival in the upcoming round of matches.

Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1019
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.55
Poland Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
594
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
Israel Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
276
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
898
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
942
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
GG!
2021-06-03 16:55
3 replies
coldzera made device cry
2021-06-03 16:56
2 replies
device_1team_cold_0team
2021-06-03 17:06
1 reply
Ez 4 best awp jamer
2021-06-03 17:56
Rematch pls
2021-06-03 16:56
1 reply
#21
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Indonesia woooi15
comedy yes
2021-06-03 17:29
#4
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Finland okxD
GG dreamog
2021-06-03 16:56
#5
i am | 
Finland iBait
OG wins Stockholm 2021
2021-06-03 16:56
3 replies
name doesnt check out
2021-06-03 17:18
2 replies
#18
i am | 
Finland iBait
+1
2021-06-03 17:20
+1
2021-06-04 02:44
Maybe NiP can take their revenge on og or mouz if they get invited to lan sweet lan but not here. gg
2021-06-03 16:57
#7
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Finland H0rnPub
cool, but rematch when?
2021-06-03 16:58
1 reply
#28
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Sweden bevern
original joke right here :I
2021-06-03 18:31
OG starting to look like a good team?!
2021-06-03 16:58
4 replies
#10
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Denmark twinseN
Yes they do , hope they can keep it up :)
2021-06-03 17:00
#13
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Finland okxD
I think that the spring sweet spring event improved them a lot.
2021-06-03 17:01
1 reply
the bootcamp works ig
2021-06-04 02:45
#37
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Australia Tentathief
Bootcamp in Copenhagen
2021-06-03 22:21
Nice work by OG today! #DreamOG Btw don't worry NiP fans, shit happens.
2021-06-03 17:00
2 replies
Packet loss happens :(
2021-06-03 17:28
1 reply
#31
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Finland Doto_top1
haha, classic.
2021-06-03 18:46
svedistan :D GG WP OG
2021-06-03 17:00
#16
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Philippines babc333
#DREAMOG
2021-06-03 17:19
#17
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Andorra Ticket2Win
young ninjas would put up a better fight
2021-06-03 17:20
Rematch When?
2021-06-03 17:28
rematch waiting room
2021-06-03 17:30
OG DREAM IS REAL
2021-06-03 17:42
#24
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Serbia eliiiiii_
linus tech tips
2021-06-03 17:46
EZ OG
2021-06-03 18:16
#27
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Portugal zeniteee
Idk how nip let it be mirage... Looks like any team can win against them in it. Saw the game, looked like they were solo queue
2021-06-03 18:25
NIP lost mirage? Replay Time!
2021-06-03 18:41
#30
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Israel Rea77y
Shahar the train! #dreamog
2021-06-03 18:45
Nip 🤨☹️ Expected a lot better
2021-06-03 18:47
OG wining? A surprise to be sure but a welcome on Changing Ztr was a mistake
2021-06-03 18:57
OG match will be rematched because NIP were retarded.
2021-06-03 19:13
Why JW not been replaced yet?
2021-06-03 21:10
OG is actually looking great, TOP 15 for sure. Nice that VP won vs dying fnatic, but they still need to get rid of BOT SANJI.
2021-06-04 16:00
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