Sinners, Fiend grab final spots at V4 Future Sports Festival

After disappointing results on day one, both SINNERS and Fiend completed their recoveries today to claim the final spots available for the main event.

It was do-or-die time on the final day of the V4 Future Sports Festival Play-in, with only two spots for the main event left to play for. On the line was a chance to join teams like BIG and Gambit in the main draw, and the prospect of a slice of the impressive $326,360 prize pool.

The first series saw SINNERS taking on ONYX, and despite 62 places separating them in the HLTV world rankings, it was a tightly contested match.

Fiend finally took the main event spot their world ranking deserved

The first map of the series was the ONYX pick of Inferno, a map that SINNERS themselves are proficient on. The Serbian side found themselves having to battle back from a poor start where they went 7-3 down, before a back and forth game ensued that ended with a narrow 16-14 victory for ONYX.

Newcomer to the squad Luc "⁠ArroW⁠" Oehmke further reinforced his claim to a permanent spot on the roster with a 1.46 rated performance topping the scoreboard for his side.

Next up was SINNERS pick, Vertigo, and this map ended up being a comfortable one for the Czech squad. They were simply too good for their counterparts ONYX, the difference in utility usage highlighting the gulf in class between the two teams on this particular map.

Jindřich "⁠ZEDKO⁠" Chyba was the standout man in a comfortable 16-8 victory, posting an impressive 113 ADR on his way to a 1.88 rating.

The decider of Nuke, much like the first map, went all the way, but with a different result. SINNERS scraped a 16-14 victory, largely due to the superlative performance of one Adam "⁠NEOFRAG⁠" Zouhar, who racked up 35 frags to carry his squad to victory. It may have been a more secure result had the Czech side not given up the first seven rounds of the map to the ONYX T side.

Matchpage
2
1
16th November 2021
14
Inferno
16
16
Vertigo
8
16
Nuke
14
 SINNERS K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
73 - 52 +21 90.8 1.40
66 - 57 +9 91.9 1.29
57 - 41 +16 67.3 1.14
42 - 61 -19 63.2 0.87
45 - 55 -10 53.7 0.86
 ONYX K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
69 - 47 +22 80.3 1.29
57 - 58 -1 72.8 1.03
48 - 60 -12 69.7 0.92
44 - 60 -16 64.3 0.86
45 - 59 -14 68.9 0.84

The second series of the day featured Fiend taking on Budapest Five, and despite only going to two maps, this was still a close battle.

The Hungarian squad picked Nuke, however they didn’t quite manage to justify the pick. Five rounds on their T side was respectable, before they struggled on the start of their CT side and ended up falling to a 15-11 deficit.

They managed to recover and haul the map to overtime, but Fiend made the rounds chaotic and thrived in that chaos, taking overtime 4-2 and the map 19-17.

That took us to the Bulgarian’s pick of Inferno, and they made the pick count. Despite a heroic performance by Fodor "⁠fleav⁠" Levente as he attempted to drag his team to a decider, Fiend came out on top 16-13, largely due to edging the Hungarians in two key areas, going 15:14 in opening kills and 2:1 in clutches won.

This meant the home favourites were sent crashing out of the tournament before making it to the main event.

Matchpage
2
0
16th November 2021
19
Nuke
17
16
Inferno
13
 Fiend K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
54 - 38 +16 79.6 1.20
50 - 36 +14 69.8 1.15
39 - 53 -14 77.5 1.04
39 - 47 -8 75.2 0.96
34 - 41 -7 65.6 0.90
 Budapest Five K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
46 - 43 +3 88.6 1.24
53 - 42 +11 82.2 1.15
42 - 46 -4 70.7 1.03
45 - 41 +4 74.2 0.98
29 - 45 -16 47.2 0.70

The end of the day brought with it the group draw for the main event, which gave us the following groups and matchups for day one:

Group A
10:00 Russia Gambit vs. Bulgaria Fiend (BO1)
11:15 Germany BIG vs. Czech Republic eSuba (BO1)

15:00 Group A elimination match (BO3)

Group B
12:30 Russia Entropiq vs. Czech Republic SINNERS (BO1)
13:45 Spain Movistar Riders vs. Slovakia Enterprise (BO1)

18:30 Group B elimination match (BO3)

Czech Republic Jindřich 'ZEDKO' Chyba
Jindřich 'ZEDKO' Chyba
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
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Czech Republic Adam 'NEOFRAG' Zouhar
Adam 'NEOFRAG' Zouhar
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
510
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
Germany Luc 'ArroW' Oehmke
Luc 'ArroW' Oehmke
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.84
Maps played:
16
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.70
Hungary Fodor 'fleav' Levente
Fodor 'fleav' Levente
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
534
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.71
first
2021-11-16 21:15
5 replies
#5
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Czech Republic CopeXar
Gambit vs. Sinners grand final, let's go!
2021-11-16 21:24
4 replies
+1
2021-11-16 21:27
2 replies
#7
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Czech Republic CopeXar
Potentially Movistar could end up in the top playoff bracket with Gambit and maybe beat them if Gambit play drunk, so maybe Sinners Movistar final :D Good luck bro
2021-11-16 21:37
1 reply
You too mate :D
2021-11-16 21:37
#19
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Germany X5ander
BIG vs Gambit will be final !
2021-11-17 10:15
#2
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Finland Cucumber))
Go
2021-11-16 21:15
#3
 | 
Czech Republic forseti12
letsgo
2021-11-16 21:17
#4
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India Pranav3112
Gg
2021-11-16 21:17
Go movistar
2021-11-16 21:58
CZ/SK era coming
2021-11-16 22:49
1 reply
+1
2021-11-17 10:06
Interesting tournament 🙂 go go Entropiq 🙂
2021-11-16 22:53
#12
EliGE | 
Brazil RMoLL
Is V1c7or in Fiend or not?
2021-11-16 23:19
1 reply
He is but he couldn’t travel with the team due to a medical emergency, he is still playing the online matches with the team
2021-11-17 15:41
V2, Poland and Hungary didn't make it FeelsBadMan
2021-11-17 00:01
4 replies
sad!
2021-11-17 00:56
You’d think they got the invites 🤔
2021-11-17 02:05
2 replies
they got invite to play-in, same as czech teams u know
2021-11-17 10:19
1 reply
i know but not the main event
2021-11-17 12:29
Let’s go sinners! Actual V country in there
2021-11-17 02:05
#17
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Russia mshkoda
Looks like ez money for Gambit
2021-11-17 09:34
#23
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China RADNIKEY
It is time for +deadfox
2021-11-17 16:10
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