Vitality secure first grand final spot with comfortable 2-0 victory over OG

OG's impressive Pro League run ends in a whimper as they never seriously threatened Vitality in a one sided series.

OG could not continue their impressive run at this ESL Pro League, falling 2-0 on Mirage and Nuke to a Vitality that showed excellent form across the board to secure their first grand final spot since late 2020. It will be encouraging for Vitality that they did not need to rely on the star man Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut to haul them to victory, with each of the five Frenchmen securing vital frags and clutches at different points in the series.

Kévin "⁠misutaaa⁠" Rabier identified the veto as a key component in his team's victory: "They picked Mirage first against us, and we feel really confident in our Mirage. We thought they would pick Dust2, but they didn't, unlucky!"

apEX saw his team produce a joint effort to secure a spot in the grand final

We opened the series with OG's map pick of Mirage, and the boys in blue got themselves off to a good start, winning their Terrorist pistol and converting to a 4-0 lead. Vitality quickly began to take control of the half, finding opening kills consistently and abusing OG's ponderous mid-rounds with quick flanks. Despite a huge 1v2 clutch from Mateusz "⁠mantuu⁠" Wilczewski to secure a half-buy win late in the half, OG simply couldn't get back into it and went into the second half 9-6 down.

Vitality opened up their T side with a pistol and second round win, and got themselves to a 14-8 lead before OG really found their feet in the half. As has been the case with the rest of the tournament, Shahar "⁠flameZ⁠" Shushan once again was the pillar around which OG tried to rally, but it simply wasn't enough for the European roster and Vitality secured the win, 16-12.

A shared team effort on the fragging front meant ZywOo was surplus to requirements for the French squad. mantuu once again was not his usual self, sitting bottom of the scoreboard for the 2nd time in OG's playoff campaign after being a top 5 rated player during group play.

The series moved to the Frenchmen's pick of Nuke, and it turned out to be a straightforward affair for Vitality. They won their T side pistol and converted, and despite OG managing to pick up the next three, Vitality ran away with the half. Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire's team saw great success with slow yard plays, taking space away from OG and often catching rotations; the European side contributed to their own downfall by consistently losing rounds where mantuu found the opening pick with his AWP. The boys in blue could only muster one further round, giving Vitality and 11-4 lead going into their CT half.

OG encapsulated their performance in this series by losing to a forcebuy after winning the pistol, and despite the boys in blue cobbling together a couple of rounds, Vitality comfortably secured the map 16-7. ZywOo was back to his best on Nuke, topping the scoreboard with 114 ADR for Vitality and securing multiple opening frags with his AWP.

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Mirage
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Nuke
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 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
42 - 36 +6 90.9 1.27
32 - 35 -3 73.1 0.95
35 - 35 0 67.2 0.90
25 - 34 -9 60.0 0.89
25 - 37 -12 58.0 0.79
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
43 - 30 +13 82.2 1.33
39 - 31 +8 82.2 1.26
37 - 34 +3 72.7 1.15
33 - 33 0 73.3 1.09
25 - 31 -6 63.6 0.90
France Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Kévin 'misutaaa' Rabier
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
299
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
Israel Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
310
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Poland Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
627
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
861
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.62
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1844
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
ez for goat zywoo
2021-09-11 18:14
11 replies
+1
2021-09-11 18:15
#15
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Lithuania TraX_LTU
s1mple coming for him
2021-09-11 18:18
1 reply
ez grand slam
2021-09-11 18:50
0/8
2021-09-11 18:26
goat of what???
2021-09-11 18:47
4 replies
goat of baguette eating contest
2021-09-11 18:59
1 reply
Most likely
2021-09-11 19:56
#35
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Other go1x1n00b
of CSGO
2021-09-11 19:04
1 reply
yeah mate sure Whatever helps you sleep at night
2021-09-11 20:27
GOAT first map
2021-09-11 19:12
#52
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India MrP!ng
lets see tomorrow
2021-09-11 23:16
#2
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Azerbaijan djwanksta
NAVI vs vitality reverse comeback for vitality ez
2021-09-11 18:14
6 replies
Its going to be a huge task for Vitality to reverse sweep But surely the finals is now going to be very interesting
2021-09-11 18:15
4 replies
its gonna be more boring than cologne final
2021-09-11 18:17
2 replies
#23
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Latvia emzijs
yep navi vs g0-5 bots was very boring, vitality is much better than g2dogs
2021-09-11 18:30
1 reply
Flair checks out
2021-09-11 22:39
can't wait to see it !
2021-09-11 18:18
that comeback was epicccccccccc
2021-09-11 18:31
Well played Vitality Good match
2021-09-11 18:14
#4
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Finland EnceIsSoBad
Bot og
2021-09-11 18:15
#7
SPUNJ | 
Singapore LawR3
wow
2021-09-11 18:16
#8
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China HEIDASHUAi
Nt og
2021-09-11 18:16
2 replies
#71
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Indonesia lumayan
shut up
2021-09-12 12:50
1 reply
#74
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China HEIDASHUAi
ok
2021-09-12 18:28
GG, nice to see Vitality perform so well, go take the final now, misutaaa & co
2021-09-11 18:16
3-0 FOR NAVI
2021-09-11 18:16
6 replies
Lol kids fan boy S1mple community ! In 8 years of games S1mple was elected 1 time the best player while Zywoo in 2 years as a pro twice best players in 2 years so stop making
2021-09-11 18:21
5 replies
But who has been more consistent for long period of time?? S1mple has been in top 10 for 6 years straight!! Top4 2016 Top8 2017 Top1 2018 Top2 2019 and 2020 And top1 2021 inevitably
2021-09-12 00:01
4 replies
Zywoo more consistent of course 2 years at pro lvl Twice top 1 Can't be more consistent
2021-09-12 08:47
3 replies
If you can't understand that 6 years of consistency is better than 2 years then I got a bad news for u mate!! 🤦🤦And it's not like s1mple was way behind zywoo last year in terms of stats. And zywoo hasn't even surpassed s1mple's 2018 stats. Zywoo neither has more consistency nor higher peak compared to s1mple. Sorry not sorry!! 🤷🤷 Edit: "He can't be more consistent." Stop kidding yourself. He disappeared for the last 6 months and just now came back in form in this EPL
2021-09-12 09:24
2 replies
"he disappared" Check : 1.29 rating the first six months Ok....
2021-09-12 14:35
1 reply
No tournament victories!!
2021-09-12 23:02
#12
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Finland H0rnPub
wp vita
2021-09-11 18:17
1 reply
GG
2021-09-11 18:36
Zywoo top1 coming
2021-09-11 18:18
#16
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United States Waagz
This is NaVi's tournament to lose.
2021-09-11 18:18
mantuu was doing so well this tourney but he got absolutely wrecked by zywoo in the duels this time...14:5
2021-09-11 18:20
1 reply
mantuu has been quite awful in the playoffs except that one map against nip
2021-09-11 18:21
I knew OG was gonna get 0-2'd
2021-09-11 18:24
Good job Vitality you took care of niko cheater We will take care of entire heroic cheaters
2021-09-11 18:30
4 replies
+1
2021-09-12 00:02
#61
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Indonesia FinZzz
"We" xD No the Navi team will take care of it. You are just a Navi fanboy.
2021-09-12 04:52
2 replies
nt zywh0 fanboy We are one big nation. We share the same feelings in our wins and losses. We love our team and support them always. That's why we always say #NAVINATION
2021-09-12 11:24
1 reply
#70
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Indonesia FinZzz
Cringe af
2021-09-12 11:51
#26
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France cedd
so easy
2021-09-11 18:38
Kyojin is getting the misutaa treatment now. Sucks at pickup, pops off after some months in the team
2021-09-11 18:40
Navi vs heroic map Nuke, Inferno, And Decider Ancient
2021-09-11 18:43
3 replies
It's a bo5
2021-09-12 00:02
2 replies
But Navi is gonna 3-0 so he’s technically right.
2021-09-12 08:40
1 reply
Lol +1
2021-09-12 09:15
#29
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Portugal n0xiv4
I wish Liquid was playing the semis instead on the other side but I wish Heroic loses now as we need to kick the cheaters from EPL
2021-09-11 18:43
anyways ez 3-0 sweep for navi in the GF gl Shitality s1mple>BotwOo B1T>Missutaaa Electronic>Botx Boombl4>maldpEX perfecto>botyiojin
2021-09-11 18:49
3 replies
#37
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Other go1x1n00b
ZywOo>s0mple B1t>missutaa motivated shox>electronic apex>boombl4 perfecto>kyojin 3-1 VITALITY
2021-09-11 19:11
2 replies
flair lol. iamgine bombing out in the QF ez 4 navi thx for money vita
2021-09-11 19:20
1 reply
Why u have to be so toxic??
2021-09-12 00:08
I love how all the s1mple lovers discard Heroic..
2021-09-11 19:02
2 replies
Hopefully Heroic win somehow (idk how would that be possible)
2021-09-11 19:05
Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-09-11 20:33
unluko
2021-09-11 19:14
You always have clown teams at semis or even finals with online tournaments. These teams just suddenly turn into trash and ruin the supposed competitive playoff series.
2021-09-11 19:18
1 reply
wtf are u talking about
2021-09-11 20:37
#43
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CIS imixiu
So sad for this news. They are pure bots, this team need disband cause without good day from zywoo they are trash. It will be quick 3:0 bo5 for heroic/navi
2021-09-11 19:59
3-4th. wp
2021-09-11 20:38
1 reply
well they haven’t won anything yet so te not really acceptable anymore
2021-09-11 22:51
That was really nice) the grandfinal is going to be a banger 100%
2021-09-11 22:51
-Aleksib +Karrigan
2021-09-11 23:02
1 reply
Mantuu went under 1 rating in both playoff games as an AWPER and the logical conclusion is: Aleksib is the problem. OMEGALUL
2021-09-12 09:39
#53
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France Uexo
FIRST FINAL OF THE YEAR LET'S GO #VforVictory
2021-09-11 23:17
3 replies
#54
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France 71snack
LET'S GO MY FRIEND
2021-09-11 23:20
2 replies
#55
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France Uexo
YOU ARE NOT MY FRIEND, YOU ARE MY BROTHER MY FRIEND
2021-09-11 23:26
1 reply
#56
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France 71snack
YES MY BROTHER. MY COMPATRIOTE LET'S GO
2021-09-11 23:27
Vitality smashed it
2021-09-12 04:59
#69
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Australia B_Tannen
up the bees
2021-09-12 11:27
#73
NiKo | 
Poland SebL
Wow, the individual level on Vitality is looking really good atm., it's not just the ZywOo show, but as a team I doubt they will be able to beat NaVi. It was a cool match, OG seems to have same problems as Vitality, their individuals are good but they seem to struggle when it comes to mid rounds and they often seem to not have an idea of how they want to approach some of the scenarios. Good run for them. GG.
2021-09-12 16:05
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