1WIN crowned Malta Vibes Knockout Series 2 champions

The Russian squad went through the stage 2 gauntlet undefeated with a grand final victory over Sinners.

1WIN have become the Malta Vibes Knockout Series 2 champions after defeating Sinners 2-1 in the grand final, growing their title cabinet in size and prestige after winning the last two ESEA Cash Cups.

Vadim "⁠MSE⁠" Zimin’s men showed exceptional resilience in the three-map grand final, upsetting the Czech squad that currently sits 22nd in the world ranking, ten places above 1WIN, with star player Denis "⁠deko⁠" Zhukov putting in a massive performance for his squad with a 1.44 rating by the end of the series.

Both of the finalists, 1WIN and Sinners, were invited to the second stage of the tournament, where the two teams took big scalps throughout the single-elimination bracket, with the Russians eliminating 00Nation and Malta Vibes Knockout Series 1 champions Entropiq, while the Czech squad took out none other than FURIA.

deko continued to impress, powering 1WIN to victory

The series started on 1WIN’s pick of Nuke, where deko took the point for the Russian squad, scoring multi-kills with pistols, rifles and the AWP as he and his team went on to take the lead at the half, winning nine rounds before switching sides. On the offense, Sinners weren’t able to turn things around and it was the Russians who took their pick 16-9.

1WIN took the early lead on Ancient after winning two close rounds on the CT side, but after that it was Sinners who took the initiative and broke through the defenses to a 9-6 lead. The Czech team then continued to expand the gap in the second half, with 1WIN only able to cover up a one-sided result with a five-round streak before being taken down 12-16.

Vertigo started out as a close affair between both teams as Sinners went up ahead 5-4 before putting down two rounds for each round 1WIN were able to tally on the attack, assuring a decent economy to head into half-time with a three round lead. Up 12-8 deko won a crucial 1vs3 to keep his team charging forward, after which 1WIN hit match point at 15-9, but they only needed one more round to close things out and become the Malta Vibes Knockout Series 2 champions.

Matchpage
2
1
23rd September 2021
16
Nuke
9
12
Ancient
16
16
Vertigo
9
 1WIN K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
78 - 43 +35 94.9 1.44
50 - 53 -3 77.7 1.03
53 - 58 -5 79.9 1.01
47 - 52 -5 74.6 0.99
50 - 57 -7 67.2 0.99
 Sinners K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
58 - 58 0 81.2 1.10
51 - 49 +2 69.0 1.02
51 - 61 -10 73.1 0.98
51 - 58 -7 72.2 0.96
50 - 53 -3 71.9 0.96

The final Malta Vibes Knockout Series 2 standings are:

1. Russia 1WIN - $24,000
2. Czech Republic Sinners - $8,000
3-4. Denmark Lyngby Vikings - $4,000
3-4. Russia Entropiq - $3,000
5-8. Brazil FURIA - $1,000
5-8. Brazil 00Nation - $1,000
5-8. Turkey Eternal Fire - $2,000
5-8. Sweden Young Ninjas - $2,000
9-16. Russia Spirit
9-16. Finland hREDS - $1,000
9-16. Norway 777 - $1,000
9-16. Ukraine Trasko - $1,000
9-16. France LDLC
9-16. Europe mouz NXT - $1,000
9-16. United Kingdom Endpoint
9-16. Germany cowana - $1,000
17-24. Russia Spirit Academy
17-24.Albania BLINK
17-24. Serbia ONYX
17-24. Europe Finest
17-24. Ukraine B8
17-24. Slovakia Enterprise
17-24. Kazakhstan Unique
17-24. Europe GORILLAZ
25-40. Germany BIG Academy
25-40. Mongolia D13
25-40. Sweden Galaxy Racer
25-40. Ukraine NAVI Junior
25-40. Belarus NewBelarus
25-40. Denmark Astralis Talent
25-40. Ukraine EC Kyiv
25-40. Russia bankaPEPSI
25-40. Denmark Tricked
25-40. Estonia Levadia
25-40. Poland PACT
25-40. Norway Oilers
25-40. Denmark AGF
25-40. Romania Infinite
25-40. Denmark AaB
25-40. Denmark South

Russia Denis 'deko' Zhukov
Denis 'deko' Zhukov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
204
KPR:
0.83
DPR:
0.57
Russia Vadim 'MSE' Zimin
Vadim 'MSE' Zimin
Age:
35
Team:
deko one for the future!
2021-09-23 19:18
21 replies
Ez tier 1 champion
2021-09-23 19:20
15 replies
its impressive for sure)
2021-09-23 19:21
14 replies
Overdrive said he is using some sort of hacks
2021-09-24 10:45
13 replies
Don't listen that mf
2021-09-24 13:27
3 replies
2 replies
Ahhh that's sus
2021-09-26 04:20
1 reply
I know...
2021-09-26 13:57
did he have proof?
2021-09-24 14:44
8 replies
2021-09-26 13:58
7 replies
that does look kinda shady
2021-09-26 14:31
6 replies
It does. The problem is that no one is going to check him out.
2021-09-26 14:48
5 replies
You could report it?
2021-09-26 17:42
4 replies
To who, exactly?
2021-09-26 21:48
3 replies
Esic right? They also do cheating
2021-09-26 23:24
2 replies
They are not care about this tourney, only T1 and heroic and RMR's. They should check PCs or that is fixed match
2021-09-28 00:58
1 reply
Well the Match fixing scandal they are working on is lower tier 3 NA so this is higher then that
2021-09-28 00:59
#22
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Belgium Ax1yn
EZ 4 deko
2021-09-23 19:23
2 replies
yeah mens) he should get an article
2021-09-23 21:50
1 reply
#71
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Belgium Ax1yn
Oh he will soon get an article once he joins the tier 1 team don't worry about that :D
2021-09-23 21:52
he really is something else...
2021-09-23 21:50
#87
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France Keironical
Deko better get a tier 1 team to sign him cuz he's good fr
2021-09-24 05:22
#2
SANJI | 
United Kingdom SAMER7
1sr
2021-09-23 19:18
4 replies
nt
2021-09-23 19:22
3 replies
i was close brother
2021-09-23 19:22
2 replies
next time you"ll get it brother dw
2021-09-23 19:22
1 reply
inshallah
2021-09-23 19:22
ez4deko
2021-09-23 19:18
Congrats!
2021-09-23 19:19
#5
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Europe elefiveS
god and handsome
2021-09-23 19:20
maybe better team?
2021-09-23 19:20
1 reply
one time hero
2021-09-24 17:47
very impressive result!!!
2021-09-23 19:20
#9
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Russia ToughGuy
CIS continue dominating !
2021-09-23 19:21
ez4deko. Hope to see him in tier1 teams in the future.
2021-09-23 19:21
1WIN coming out of nowhere like Gambit Academy and making their way into Top 30 convincingly. CIS is scary.
2021-09-23 19:21
4 replies
#31
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Russia CYETA
gambit academy were much much stronger top 30 team
2021-09-23 19:39
Gambit just swept everything in that period much more convincingly tbh
2021-09-23 19:50
1WIN is much better with ravenlot + glowing
2021-09-23 20:06
deko 1 man army gambit was team work team
2021-09-23 21:50
nice
2021-09-23 19:22
2 replies
#85
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Brazil Motoca8000
At least we lost to the champions. Moral top2
2021-09-24 03:42
1 reply
moral victory
2021-09-24 03:45
deko has been insane for the past few months
2021-09-23 19:22
Deko another CIS awper on the rise? He was exceptional on Nuke! It's amazing how CIS keeps producing them!
2021-09-23 19:23
Congrats on making it to the top 30 ruski weebs!
2021-09-23 19:23
deko won this alone
2021-09-23 19:28
What an amazing run. Gz!
2021-09-23 19:30
deko deserves tier-1 team imo
2021-09-23 19:34
#28
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Russia INESSOR
god deko cis dominating even on t3 tournaments
2021-09-23 19:37
#34
deko | 
Russia ErleN_
ez4deko
2021-09-23 19:42
deko xiter
2021-09-23 19:42
3 replies
mad cuz crimea is part of russia Donbass soon)
2021-09-23 19:52
2 replies
HASHAHAHHAHAHAHAH
2021-09-25 00:18
xDDDD
2021-09-25 12:57
#37
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Russia mshkoda
Nice money for young team, deko insane. Good job!
2021-09-23 19:43
1 reply
yes with coach if we split 6 ways its 4000 USD per player and that is really good amount in Russia.
2021-09-23 19:50
great, deko is another rising star
2021-09-23 19:51
deko to g2 😎😎😎
2021-09-23 19:51
Nice 1win
2021-09-23 19:55
#56
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Czech Republic LoGaS01
deko cheating? that prefire on oskar sus clips.twitch.tv/DarkEndearingEyeballJonC..
2021-09-23 20:01
5 replies
#59
deko | 
Australia zaffie
Salty flag When you play 4200 elo faceit matches in Russia like deko does... these become standard issue
2021-09-23 20:14
1 reply
#61
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
I also paid attention to this flick, it was like wtf o_O
2021-09-23 20:36
The flick was insane, but died after without see the tr
2021-09-23 22:49
people gotta be delusional not to think that this is perfectly clean
2021-09-23 23:06
#83
mir | 
Other M31F
dont cry)
2021-09-24 03:27
#58
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Netherlands Sem0733
Dammit these Russians are becoming too good.
2021-09-23 20:09
sick
2021-09-23 20:30
cheaters
2021-09-23 20:41
9 replies
Cry is free. Also, I think you meant Akuma ;)
2021-09-23 22:22
8 replies
yea sure, see 1win at any other not booky tournament, Sinners will eat them 2-0
2021-09-23 22:47
7 replies
These are conspiracy theories my boy.
2021-09-23 23:07
6 replies
sure sure you'll see
2021-09-23 23:13
5 replies
You literally have zero proof and making these accusations up out of thin air.
2021-09-24 07:20
4 replies
just be there when they play not in bookie tournament
2021-09-24 13:11
3 replies
This is not the evidence, you know, innocent until proven guilty.
2021-09-24 13:14
2 replies
Maybe jealous only S1mple best playar from ukraine
2021-09-25 12:58
1 reply
I'm pretty sure it is a salty Ukrainian here. Well, they also have cheaters Akuma in Ukraine :)
2021-09-25 18:57
#63
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Brazil Anarchybr
Deserved. deko is insane
2021-09-23 20:42
#64
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Hungary szia
well that was certainly unexpected. good job to them
2021-09-23 21:03
#65
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Brazil hugoooo
YET ANOTHER sick Russian awper appears for the world! The list is immense
2021-09-23 21:34
deko to tier 1 team PLS. -acoR -jackinho -halzerk
2021-09-23 21:51
#70
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Turkey Herbx
1win into top30 now
2021-09-23 21:51
deko deserves better
2021-09-23 21:54
CIS kicks ass, the new era has begun!
2021-09-23 22:22
Deko beast
2021-09-23 22:47
#81
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World streetson
retired Oskar after that one LUL
2021-09-24 00:13
deko god <3 horosh denis
2021-09-24 02:47
#84
mir | 
Other M31F
deko crowned malta vibes knockout series 2 champions
2021-09-24 03:28
#89
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Finland SamulisS
at 1st deko should be checked on lan
2021-09-24 09:31
#94
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Brazil victorhsl
Does somebody knows why 1WIN aren't in the RMR events?
2021-09-24 13:59
2 replies
lost in bo1 open qualifiers
2021-09-24 14:46
1 reply
#99
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Brazil victorhsl
damn, not having a chance because of a bo1 must hurt
2021-09-24 16:28
Hahahaha, Deko is so obvious m.twitch.tv/gaules/clip/UgliestOriginalB.. Yep, you say he´s clear? 100% aimbot :) GG 1WIN :)
2021-09-24 14:01
1 reply
0/8
2021-09-24 21:57
BOTSKAR
2021-09-24 14:45
wp
2021-09-24 22:45
It's so obvious Deko is cheating, all the proof youtube.com/watch?v=V3-ifoBUdpc
2021-09-25 11:00
1 reply
#109
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Czech Republic etingzzz
the best part is no one's gonna care that he cheated... somebody responsible..
2021-09-25 23:01
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