Upsets galore on day one of V4 Future Sports Festival

The favourites had a rough time in the opening day of the play-in portion of the event.

It was a busy day of games on the opening day of V4 Future Sports Festival, with fans treated to four best-of-ones and two best-of-threes as the play-in stage got underway.

Sinners managed to avoid being sent home early

First up, one of the favourites to advance to the main event SINNERS took on huge underdogs ONYX, and we were in for a surprise result very early in the tournament. ONYX took a shocking victory off the back of an impressive AWPing performance from Aleksa "⁠Impulse⁠" Stankić, besting SINNERS 16-11 on Inferno, one of the Czech team’s better maps.

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Next in group A we saw AGO facing off against eSuba, and once again it was not the result many predicted. It took them an overtime to get it done, but eSuba took Nuke 19-16 against the Polish squad, with another AWPer stealing the show in the form of Dominik "⁠Blogg1s⁠" Janita; he posted a mind-boggling 45 frags on his way to a 1.89 rating.

Poland
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This meant that two of the highest rated teams in the play-in were made to battle it out in an elimination best-of-three, SINNERS and AGO. It ended up being a fairly straightforward affair for the Czech roster as they picked up a 2-0 victory, taking AGO’s pick of Ancient 16-11 before crushing them 16-7 on Inferno.

The usual suspects of Adam "⁠NEOFRAG⁠" Zouhar and Tomáš "⁠oskar⁠" Šťastný did the heavy lifting for SINNERS, whereas it was quiet on the fragging front all around for the Poles.

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Day two will see eSuba face ONYX for a spot at the main event. The loser of that game will get a second chance, and will battle it out with SINNERS on day three to decide the other qualifier from group A.

Over in group B it was Fiend and Budapest Five who initiated proceedings, and yet again we were graced with an upset, albeit with the Bulgarian squad playing with Georgi "⁠SHiPZ⁠" Grigorov standing in for Viktor "⁠v1c7oR⁠" Dyankov. Mirage was the scene for this one, Budapest Five being powered to a 16-13 victory by Kornél "⁠kory⁠" Szedlár’s 100 ADR performance.

The second game in group B saw Wisla Krakow take on Enterprise, and although the Polish squad may house some more recognisable names, only four spots separate the two teams in the HLTV rankings, #58 and #54 respectively.

For the first time so far at V4 the higher ranked team won the game, with Enterprise taking Ancient 16-10, a messy game going the way of the Slovak-Czech mix by virtue of a strong carry performance from Erik "⁠The eLiVe⁠" Sith.

Of course that left the group B elimination match, which was to be contested by Fiend and Wisla Krakow, and the two teams gave us a back-and-forth series .

Dust2 was taken 16-13 by the Poles, just about doing enough on their CT side to stop the Bulgarians after what seemed a convincing 10-5 T half. Tomasz "⁠phr⁠" Wójcik was the standout player for Wisla Krakow, but Hristiyan "⁠REDSTAR⁠" Pironkov was the best player on the server, even in defeat.

Inferno went to Fiend 16-12, relying on their tendency to grab the opening frag to carry them over the line. This time it was Deyvid "⁠h4rn⁠" Benchev who went above and beyond for Fiend.

By this point, late on in what was a long day, the series had descended into a messy affair, with both teams making mistakes and losing to eco rounds or half-buys.

Overpass was another close, chaotic battle, with both teams having chances to take the map by the scruff of the neck and failing to do so. In the end the extra fragging power of the Bulgarian side prevailed, h4rn once again leading the way, as it finished 16-14.

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Day two will feature Enterprise and Budapest Five fighting for a spot in the main event, with the loser facing Fiend on day three for the last berth available from group B.

The standings after day one are as follows:

Bulgaria Deyvid 'h4rn' Benchev
Deyvid 'h4rn' Benchev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
486
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
Bulgaria Hristiyan 'REDSTAR' Pironkov
Hristiyan 'REDSTAR' Pironkov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
590
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Czech Republic Adam 'NEOFRAG' Zouhar
Adam 'NEOFRAG' Zouhar
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
507
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
Hungary Kornél 'kory' Szedlár
Kornél 'kory' Szedlár
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
400
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
Bulgaria Georgi 'SHiPZ' Grigorov
Georgi 'SHiPZ' Grigorov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1466
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
Poland Tomasz 'phr' Wójcik
Tomasz 'phr' Wójcik
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1227
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Slovakia Erik 'The eLiVe' Sith
Erik 'The eLiVe' Sith
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
335
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
Bulgaria Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankov
Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankov
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1850
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
Serbia Aleksa 'Impulse' Stankić
Aleksa 'Impulse' Stankić
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
696
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1414
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
Czech Republic Dominik 'Blogg1s' Janita
Dominik 'Blogg1s' Janita
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
157
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
Sinners will win this event
2021-11-15 00:23
5 replies
#16
maleK | 
France DeVSS
Agreed
2021-11-15 00:50
#33
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Spain elk878
mmm gambit mmm big mmm movistar riders mmm entropiq
2021-11-15 06:45
1 reply
mmm so tasty
2021-11-15 07:25
#36
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Slovakia TheAdamco
well they can't win it, they can just quilify on main event. And there is like, 6% chance they will win it :D
2021-11-15 07:39
Winning a qualifier if the best sinner can do, I agree
2021-11-15 12:49
#2
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Spain Nepomu
Poland lasted the same as Brazil in major
2021-11-15 00:23
9 replies
is there any polish teams in playoffs? oh wait no...
2021-11-15 00:39
3 replies
There was Mantuu... Oh wait.
2021-11-15 03:55
1 reply
Uff
2021-11-15 11:47
#30
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Poland kerlito4
damn
2021-11-15 06:09
#12
Dosia | 
Poland iOFF
lol dont be soo cocky first time on major and win against shit tier teams lol
2021-11-15 00:42
#19
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Netherlands puddingkip
Brazil was in quarterfinals mens
2021-11-15 01:19
Smartest man in spain posting
2021-11-15 05:44
#47
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France cedd
furia ?
2021-11-15 15:26
1 reply
#49
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Spain Nepomu
I know I just love getting Brazilians angry
2021-11-15 15:37
#3
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Sweden skorpan
Polish teams …. Wtf
2021-11-15 00:24
1 reply
+1 so sad mans((((
2021-11-15 09:12
#4
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Turkey sedo7
lmao what a scam tourney, all bettors crying
2021-11-15 00:25
1 reply
#39
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Denmark Mister_A
Dont gamble kids
2021-11-15 08:43
#5
Freya | 
United Kingdom woOrmY
Huge surprise by BP5 . Well done!
2021-11-15 00:26
#6
NEO | 
Guatemala izquse
Polish team rn is big meme
2021-11-15 00:26
4 replies
#20
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Poland Skrzypek_
anonymo last hope
2021-11-15 01:19
3 replies
#26
ele | 
Russia ctronic
Hahahahahahah
2021-11-15 03:12
ago is better and they are in epl15
2021-11-15 04:09
1 reply
#31
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Poland Skrzypek_
no lol
2021-11-15 06:29
#7
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Poland Neo[T]orius
wtf bondik in 2021? o_O
2021-11-15 00:27
1 reply
Ha I thought the same, name rang a bell
2021-11-15 10:55
#8
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Hungary szia
cant stop bp5
2021-11-15 00:27
Our scene is down bad...
2021-11-15 00:28
1 reply
#32
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Poland moonspell1
its not bad, its horseshit
2021-11-15 06:42
Incredibly irrelevant
2021-11-15 00:42
2 replies
The main tournament has a solid list of teams attending
2021-11-15 02:05
Haha +1
2021-11-15 08:32
eSoba is my fav ramen noodle
2021-11-15 00:44
2 replies
Twist left for this?
2021-11-15 07:20
1 reply
twister is my favorite sexual innuendo game
2021-11-15 13:54
#15
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Indonesia lukerey
It feels good to take all handicap for underdog on bo1s yesterday. I wish I had the balls to put it on parlay lol. Anyway, rip our scene. Maybe honoris and anonymo can do better here than trash onliner ago or wisla
2021-11-15 00:44
fak
2021-11-15 00:54
xD interesting
2021-11-15 01:16
just lazy script writers
2021-11-15 02:04
At least sinners survived the second round😓
2021-11-15 02:05
polish cs against international teams kekw
2021-11-15 02:06
what is this event and what are this bot teams?
2021-11-15 10:17
Polant stronk
2021-11-15 11:05
#48
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France cedd
cant tell if onliners or actual throwing for money
2021-11-15 15:27
#50
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United States Teztyment
Bendoski - Polish Pride baby
2021-11-15 15:46
#51
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China RADNIKEY
Ga! Lore
2021-11-15 18:29
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