Vitality brush aside Virtus.pro en route to IEM Summer semis

The Frenchmen are heading into a favorable OG matchup as they look to make their first grand final appearance of the year.

Vitality have passed the IEM Summer quarter-finals with flying colors after securing a commanding win against Virtus.pro on two maps (Inferno 16-10, Vertigo 16-5). The semi-finals will witness a rematch from the first round of the Flashpoint 3 lower bracket between the French side and OG, in which Vitality confirmed their edge over the European squad with their third consecutive 2-0 victory in the matchup.

The quarter-final series saw Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier in impressive form as he and Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut led the way to the comfortable victory. The 18-year-old has averaged a 1.33 rating over seven maps played during IEM Summer so far, showcasing an unprecedented level of performance following five months full of tournaments in which he was rated below 1.00.

misutaaa has continued to showcase an unprecedented level

"I think it's him having more confidence," Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire said on the topic of misutaaa's improvement in an interview conducted shortly after the match. "For more than three months misutaaa has been really sick in practice, but unfortunately he wasn't showing up during matches. [...] We tried to change a few things to make him even more comfortable, and I think it's working pretty well."

The first quarter-final series was expected to go to all three maps after a predictable veto produced Inferno and Vertigo as the first two, but it all changed when Virtus.pro faltered on their opening pick. The young French trio of ZywOo, misutaaa, and the still-fresh addition Jayson "⁠Kyojin⁠" Nguyen Van combined to put together a strong defense for Vitality on Inferno, and after a relatively comfortable closing the CIS-based team's chances looked doomed as they were heading into their least successful map.

With just one win to their name in the last eight matches on Vertigo, there seemed to be little hope for Virtus.pro on Vitality's pick, and the Frenchmen went on to confirm their position of the favorites with a dominant display. Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali & co. struggled after they chose to begin the second map on the Terrorist side, clinching just three rounds on the offense as Vitality rallied to a 16-5, 2-0 victory.

Matchpage
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0
11th June 2021
16
Inferno
10
16
Vertigo
5
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
46 - 21 +25 106.8 1.77
42 - 24 +18 84.3 1.43
33 - 22 +11 78.5 1.27
31 - 26 +5 68.4 1.12
32 - 31 +1 75.4 0.99
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
29 - 31 -2 66.4 0.94
31 - 41 -10 68.7 0.87
25 - 38 -13 63.1 0.76
18 - 37 -19 52.0 0.63
19 - 39 -20 56.9 0.62
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1029
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.55
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
264
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
826
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.62
France Jayson 'Kyojin' Nguyen Van
Jayson 'Kyojin' Nguyen Van
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
45
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.65
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1809
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
EZ for GOAT zywoo the greatest player in 2021!!!
2021-06-11 19:10
4 replies
Germany First Moon Landing, is that you? Cuz you said exactly what he says on every post xD Nice scripts to get that #1 everytime :D
2021-06-11 19:13
3 replies
#22
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United States Shr3y
Why Germany always cheats :(
2021-06-11 19:25
SmartestGerman, GermanyFirstMoonLanding, Ger_1_Einstein_World_0, MIBR_2_Disbands_BIG_0, GER_4_MAJOR_BR_FLAIR_CANCLLED and has more...
2021-06-11 19:52
1 reply
Yeah, it's actually pretty obvious. He doesn't even try different behaviours for different alt accounts. It's always the same spams.
2021-06-11 19:58
#2
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Albania Zhurma
zygod
2021-06-11 19:10
ZYWOO TOP 1 2021 EZ
2021-06-11 19:10
g2 will win
2021-06-11 19:11
#7
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Portugal MGL257
ez for vitality
2021-06-11 19:11
Very impressive
2021-06-11 19:12
#10
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United States NABOT
ez
2021-06-11 19:12
virtus.noob
2021-06-11 19:12
ez4botji and kekert
2021-06-11 19:13
only to lose against OG tomorrow. flameZ > kyojin valde > shox aleksib > apex mantuu < zywoo niko = misutaa
2021-06-11 19:13
12 replies
#25
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France Nooel
OG is Shit
2021-06-11 19:30
10 replies
atleast og>vitality
2021-06-11 19:49
9 replies
Vitality beat OG last 3 times they met, even when their form was shitty.
2021-06-11 19:56
8 replies
just luck
2021-06-11 20:18
6 replies
#51
shox | 
France Nooel
hahahahahahha OG is the worst team on the scene right now, so cry
2021-06-11 22:49
1 reply
HAA u dont know about vitality?
2021-06-11 22:53
Who needs to give an at least somewhat intelligent answer when you can say "just luck" right?
2021-06-12 00:43
3 replies
1 player team doesnt deserve to be exist, thats why they r lucky
2021-06-12 11:36
2 replies
So you just don't know much about csgo then. It's okay. We all start somewhere.
2021-06-12 16:03
1 reply
i know much about csgo xd
2021-06-12 16:44
When? With issaa's 150 ping?
2021-06-12 03:11
#36
pm | 
France ilian_87
It's wrong but even if it was true, the zywoo>mantuu could be enough for vitality to win the game
2021-06-11 19:55
#16
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France 2Ez4MaBoyZ
Was too ez for ZywOo aka the 2019-2020-2021 GOAT
2021-06-11 19:15
#17
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France cedd
ez pz lemon squeasy
2021-06-11 19:15
Expected from goat
2021-06-11 19:15
zywoo 1.77 top1
2021-06-11 19:16
Vitality comeback inc.? :O
2021-06-11 19:20
1 reply
Don't jinx it broooo
2021-06-11 19:24
#23
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Indonesia FinZzz
Zywoo + Misuta + Kyojin= best trio in the future
2021-06-11 19:25
7 replies
hahahahahah what is this XD
2021-06-11 19:50
6 replies
#33
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Indonesia FinZzz
Ah yes another s0mple fanboy
2021-06-11 19:51
1 reply
idk who is s0mple
2021-06-11 20:16
Better than s1mple+ 4 baits for simple
2021-06-11 20:03
3 replies
HAHAHAHA zywoo has 4 teammates with <1.00 rating and he just steals their frags + he baits them XD
2021-06-11 20:17
2 replies
Bad troll. Go get your GED or something productive.
2021-06-12 00:52
1 reply
so #41 is not bait?
2021-06-12 11:35
You know VP got rekt when Jame has negative kd
2021-06-11 19:27
1 reply
tru
2021-06-11 19:48
LETS ZYWOO MVP ?
2021-06-11 19:36
That nip win was such a fluke Lol I mean is anyone even surprised at this point. This roster is the most fluke roster ever in cs history. First fluked their way to major final, the fluked their way to some online relevance, fluked their way to iem summer play offs by way of fluke win against nip. Fluktus.noobs
2021-06-11 19:45
10 replies
and vitality isnt fluke team? they r most fluke team ever
2021-06-11 19:50
5 replies
Third team in 2019 & 2020, is a fluke ? I know you're a full retard simple d*** sucker but come on.
2021-06-11 19:58
4 replies
yes fluke, 1 player team doesnt deserve to be exist
2021-06-11 20:18
3 replies
#53
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United States Shr3y
So.....no NaVi?
2021-06-11 23:08
2 replies
WTF NO NAVI??? 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
2021-06-12 08:28
yeah yeah, we dont have electronic!
2021-06-12 11:36
More like NIP fluke team. They cried their way to finals at flashpoint and now people think they are a good team. VP beating meh teams is expected.
2021-06-11 19:53
2 replies
Nah everyone knows this line up is a fluke roster. Major finals fluke roster
2021-06-11 20:02
1 reply
NIP haven’t made major finals in years. A bit harsh to call them like that.
2021-06-11 20:32
#57
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
They're a team on the rise that worked bloody hard to be where they are right now. You're being a little unfair but I respect your opinion, nonetheless.
2021-06-12 00:33
Misutaa unlocked finally?
2021-06-11 20:09
#48
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United Kingdom FireWall^
Impressive
2021-06-11 21:17
Vitality with Kyojin looking great ! Keep it up..
2021-06-11 21:28
#50
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Poland SebL
Vitality starting to make things look a bit better, but still individual form isn't in a good place, they really need more firepower. VP I feel like have lost their magic, this aggresive starts and then slowing down stopped working for them, they need to shake things up.
2021-06-11 22:22
#54
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France sAeR
GG Vitality misutaaa, finally step up for good and kyojin seems less stressed since this IEM. Vitality coming back in top 3 world incoming !
2021-06-11 23:57
Zywoo GOAT Misutaa = new Twistzz
2021-06-12 00:29
#56
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Misutaaa has been on fire in iEM Summer thus far... If he keeps up this form alongside ZywOo, Vitality may very well be contenders to take the trophy, they already beat the number 1 team once before. Amazing game and I love how Vitality look right now. :)
2021-06-12 00:32
Nice game. But 2-0 for Vitality was unexpected.
2021-06-12 05:49
ez 4 godw0o
2021-06-12 12:42
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