sdy & magixx win Red Bull Flick 2vs2 Helsinki invitational

The Russian-Ukrainian duo came out on top in a championship Sunday filled with amateur teams.

The Red Bull Flick 2vs2 Helsinki Invitational, a pro-am event put together by the Austrian energy drink company and produced by BLAST, ended up with sdy & magixx winning the title after all other professional teams were knocked out of competition during the first day of play in Finland.

The professional teams made up of G2’s Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač and Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač, FURIA’s Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato and Yuri "⁠yuurih⁠" Santos, OG’s Valdemar "⁠valde⁠" Bjørn Vangså and Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen, ENCE’s Paweł "⁠dycha⁠" Dycha and Joonas "⁠doto⁠" Forss, as well as BIG Academy’s Nico "⁠Aqua⁠" Kembitzky and Alexander "⁠glaVed⁠" Pletz, were all eliminated on Saturday, unable to make it out of the Swiss group stage and into the playoffs.

sdy & magixx won being the only pros to make the final day

As the only two pros left standing, Viktor "⁠sdy⁠" Orudzhev and Boris "⁠magixx⁠" Vorobiev fought their way through a field of amateur players, including Nexus’ 16-year-old Laurențiu "⁠lauNX⁠" Țârlea, although the young Romanian and his teammate Bogdan "⁠CHANKY⁠" Șerban were eliminated in the first round of the lower bracket.

Meanwhile, the upper bracket was being lit on fire by local duo Puteli & blaze, who knocked Spirit’s Russian-Ukrainian duo down to the lower bracket, and securing a spot in the final.

sdy & magixx didn't fret and made it out of the lower bracket alive, beating raks0n & mati in the consolidation final to set up a grand final grudge match against the local boys.

The grand final, as all matches, was played in Red Bull’s capture the point game mode on custom maps, and it went all the way to the decider after both sdy & magixx as well as Puteli & blaze won their picks. After two rounds on the final map it was the CIS duo who took charge in the finishing moments, dominating their rivals to secure the $22,570 grand prize.

The Red Bull 2vs2 Helsinki invitational's top 8 teams and their prizes are:

1. CIS sdy & magixx - $22,570
2. Finland Puteli & blaze - $14,670
3. Poland raks0n & mati - $7,900
4. Turkey Alpar & Jaex - $4,514
5-6. Portugal drext & Frozzen - $2,257
5-6. Poland Yamii & Zireael - $2,257
7-8. Romania lauNX & CHANKY - $1,128
7-8. Ukraine m1koo24 & HELLKISSS - $1,128

Germany Nico 'Aqua' Kembitzky
Nico 'Aqua' Kembitzky
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
46
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.71
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1372
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1197
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
Germany Alexander 'glaVed' Pletz
Alexander 'glaVed' Pletz
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
53
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Brazil Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Yuri 'yuurih' Santos
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
935
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.64
Russia Boris 'magixx' Vorobiev
Boris 'magixx' Vorobiev
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
557
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Kaike 'KSCERATO' Cerato
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
843
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.58
Poland Paweł 'dycha' Dycha
Paweł 'dycha' Dycha
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
685
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
953
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
Romania Laurențiu 'lauNX' Țârlea
Laurențiu 'lauNX' Țârlea
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
108
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Finland Joonas 'doto' Forss
Joonas 'doto' Forss
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
645
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1535
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
Romania Bogdan 'CHANKY' Șerban
Bogdan 'CHANKY' Șerban
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
87
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.72
Ukraine Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
998
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Nice
2021-11-21 22:21
4 replies
Theyre literally the only players with a hltv page
2021-11-22 02:53
3 replies
#62
jks | 
Australia Klashik
There were quite a few others (Aleksib, valde, NiKo, huNter, dycha, doto, yuurih and kscerato) but they all bombed out in the Swiss stage.
2021-11-22 03:05
2 replies
+LauNX and Chanky
2021-11-22 07:15
1 reply
#89
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Finland JammuCSGO
+BIG academy
2021-11-22 13:09
GG WP
2021-11-21 22:21
#3
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Russia mshkoda
other pro did not went to play-offs lol gj
2021-11-21 22:25
1 reply
who was it LUL oh #10
2021-11-21 22:57
magixx looking different (better, no stupid hair)
2021-11-21 22:22
1 reply
You mean he no longer looks Like a Girl ?
2021-11-22 06:29
CIS Era xd
2021-11-21 22:22
#6
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Germany yannxbr
lol something like that tournament exists
2021-11-21 22:23
#7
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Poland Hanse
lmao only 2 pros in playoffs
2021-11-21 22:23
4 replies
yeah others didn't make it passed qualifying. og, g2, furia, big xd
2021-11-21 22:26
2 replies
i thought big academy guys played
2021-11-21 22:34
1 reply
yeah, I think they where still under the BiG banner
2021-11-21 22:35
#74
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Korea BETRAYALLL
yeah because pros dont have time to prac these maps 8 hours a day
2021-11-22 10:30
#8
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Ukraine futplxyer
I hope they both get to keep 100% of that prize money, gz to them and hope they get better teams than Spirit now ...
2021-11-21 22:23
2 replies
magixx still in spirit. But hope they reunite or at least sdy, mir and chopper play together.
2021-11-21 22:28
1 reply
+monesy and flamie @ complexity
2021-11-22 22:16
#9
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Finland skaril
Damn great effort from our Finnish boys though
2021-11-21 22:24
3 replies
yeah blaze was on fire. ;)
2021-11-21 22:25
boss osujat never forget
2021-11-22 00:59
1 reply
+1
2021-11-22 12:15
Free money for borya xd, thank you for everything, sdy, hope you'll find a new home soon. Old Spirit should have stuck together imo but it is what it is... I can't turn back time.
2021-11-21 22:25
8 replies
#19
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Ukraine VoidWave
+1 sad that their ceo is weirdo and did this to spirit
2021-11-21 22:29
5 replies
Certus was the biggest problem of Spirit. I'm not surprised that chopper couldn't improve as an IGL while having a 50 yo drug addict as a coach. I wish they kicked him but yeah I can't turn the clock back.
2021-11-21 22:31
4 replies
#24
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Ukraine VoidWave
wait is he really drug addict or you were sarcastic? lol
2021-11-21 22:34
2 replies
Sarcastic :P. I'm on the edge since I can't get over the fact that this team went from beating Astralis 16-1 and reaching semifinals of IEM Katowice to the full disbandment.
2021-11-21 22:36
1 reply
+1
2021-11-22 00:58
+1 shoulda get new coach and not rework the roster
2021-11-21 22:47
Btw degster appreciates certus very much as a person and as a coach
2021-11-22 09:25
1 reply
LULW
2021-11-22 10:32
CIS keeps demolishing the whole CS GO scene in 2021 damn... Definitely CIS era ))
2021-11-21 22:25
#14
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Germany M0en_
Would have liked to see the finns winning
2021-11-21 22:26
4 replies
Thats true, but I'm sure they are happy with 14k of drinking money.
2021-11-21 23:17
3 replies
for non-professional gamblers, this is a lot of money, especially received with the help of a favorite activity. these tournaments for non-professional players are an incentive to improve, play in good teams and make money.
2021-11-22 01:02
2 replies
#91
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Germany M0en_
Ofc
2021-11-22 13:15
Yeah I agree. These kinds of events are very important in motivating people in their dreams of become pros.
2021-11-22 20:17
blaze & puteli nice try from them !
2021-11-21 22:26
#17
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Russia ToughGuy
lmao cis even winning 2x2 tournaments
2021-11-21 22:28
#18
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Ukraine VoidWave
cool
2021-11-21 22:29
#20
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Finland Emvi
GL to sdy to find a new home, he is a great player
2021-11-21 22:30
sdy beast
2021-11-21 22:31
1 reply
+1
2021-11-21 22:35
#27
Banjo | 
Finland 5way
ggwp spirit and nt blaze and puteli :/
2021-11-21 22:35
#29
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Ukraine alexftw
Cis domination in every fcking event
2021-11-21 22:35
kovacs lost? damn.
2021-11-21 22:36
1 reply
2021-11-22 01:04
very fun tournament! gj
2021-11-21 22:42
Was fun to see how amateurs training the maps for real really were OP. Guys like valde were there only to drink beer clearly :D
2021-11-21 22:48
#34
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
I think everybody pretty much called the winner of this but GG to the rest if the teams. :)
2021-11-21 22:52
1 reply
They prepare unlike some other pros so it was just a guess who of them would
2021-11-22 02:09
#36
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Finland uSnaj69
That was entertaining. Thanks Puteli & blaze for putting up a great fight against pros in front of the home audience and congrats for 2nd place!
2021-11-21 22:57
Lmao, the only names that i know, they compete against amateurs ?
2021-11-21 23:28
4 replies
all the other pros didnt qualify for main event
2021-11-21 23:28
2 replies
LMAO
2021-11-21 23:28
1 reply
The professional teams made up of G2’s Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač and Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač, FURIA’s Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato and Yuri "⁠yuurih⁠" Santos, OG’s Valdemar "⁠valde⁠" Bjørn Vangså and Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen, ENCE’s Paweł "⁠dycha⁠" Dycha and Joonas "⁠doto⁠" Forss, as well as BIG Academy’s Nico "⁠Aqua⁠" Kembitzky and Alexander "⁠glaVed⁠" Pletz, were all eliminated on Saturday, unable to make it out of the Swiss group stage and into the playoffs.
2021-11-21 23:31
#43
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United States Rayduh
The only pro team in the top 8 haha
2021-11-21 23:37
#44
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Finland fr0zeNid
Wow nice
2021-11-22 00:02
Huge shout out for sdy & magixx, they stayed in the stage for like 40minutes after the final giving signatures and taking photos with fans.
2021-11-22 00:09
1 reply
respect :)
2021-11-22 01:06
Wow, what a surprise..! No, actually not really.
2021-11-22 00:24
1 reply
#64
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Brazil hugoooo
Most of the people was expecting the Kovač cousins to win
2021-11-22 03:25
Where do I find the VOD?
2021-11-22 00:28
3 replies
redbull twitch channel mens twitch.tv/videos/1211816158?t=0h0m1s
2021-11-22 00:33
2 replies
thank you mens))
2021-11-22 00:34
1 reply
np men😎😎
2021-11-22 01:37
tOO GOOD!
2021-11-22 00:38
Surprisingly fun:) gj
2021-11-22 02:09
#59
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Estonia thisba!tes
Nice
2021-11-22 02:18
gg wp
2021-11-22 02:37
#63
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Brazil hugoooo
CIS won literally EVERY SINGLE event they attended this year!???
2021-11-22 03:22
#65
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Russia AliasNamer
Very nice!
2021-11-22 05:33
Nice
2021-11-22 05:43
ez for the best gay duo in pro-scene 😍👉👈
2021-11-22 06:15
2 pros beat nonamers from tier 20 wow such hard
2021-11-22 07:16
8 replies
The professional teams made up of G2’s Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač and Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač, FURIA’s Kaike "⁠KSCERATO⁠" Cerato and Yuri "⁠yuurih⁠" Santos, OG’s Valdemar "⁠valde⁠" Bjørn Vangså and Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen, ENCE’s Paweł "⁠dycha⁠" Dycha and Joonas "⁠doto⁠" Forss, as well as BIG Academy’s Nico "⁠Aqua⁠" Kembitzky and Alexander "⁠glaVed⁠" Pletz, were all eliminated on Saturday, unable to make it out of the Swiss group stage and into the playoffs.
2021-11-22 12:23
7 replies
or just doesn't needed it so much
2021-11-22 12:25
6 replies
Nice excuse The thing is that CIS are experts on 2on2
2021-11-22 12:38
1 reply
2 cis teams in the top 8, one of which was a pro team. the other one got into 7-8th
2021-11-22 13:06
#94
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Ukraine ksay
why even bother participating then? kek or they just like to be humiliated by nonamers?
2021-11-22 15:14
3 replies
contracts
2021-11-22 16:10
2 replies
#96
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Ukraine ksay
lmao what contracts? u mean their orgs forced them to do it? explain
2021-11-22 17:13
1 reply
sponsors forced their orgs orgs forced their players Red Bull img-cdn.hltv.org/playerbodyshot/lfzbHz7w.. Red Bull img-cdn.hltv.org/playerbodyshot/jRr9ju_h.. Red Bull img-cdn.hltv.org/playerbodyshot/7UlnSQw1.. Red Bull img-cdn.hltv.org/playerbodyshot/YEhB4CF-.. Red Bull img-cdn.hltv.org/playerbodyshot/V6nPJBLC.. Red Bull img-cdn.hltv.org/playerbodyshot/lp2wJxhw.. Red Bull liquipedia.net/commons/images/thumb/d/d7.. There's things you can't ignore when you are on the contract with big org that has big sponsors and want more views of their event on Twitch
2021-11-22 17:34
cis even here
2021-11-22 07:29
#72
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Other the_dark
Ez spirit
2021-11-22 08:56
<3
2021-11-22 11:17
ez4Puteli and ez4blaze.
2021-11-22 12:19
2 replies
#86
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Ukraine Wesago
just leave
2021-11-22 12:59
1 reply
I'm right tho
2021-11-22 13:00
#82
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India rivervp
Cant believe these actual pros didn’t let the kids win a bloody 2 v. 2 invitational, shame on you sdy and magixx
2021-11-22 12:42
1 reply
Cry more
2021-11-22 12:50
how did niko and hunter lose this -.-
2021-11-22 12:44
2 replies
they prop didnt even know the maps and got paid by red bull flick a participation fee
2021-11-22 13:15
1 reply
+1, it look like Spirit was the only team that put some effort in learning maps etc. The pros owned in aiming etc. But lost to loss of strats...
2021-11-22 14:43
#85
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Ukraine Wesago
ez sexy boys
2021-11-22 12:59
#92
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Portugal dracø
Lets take a moment to appreciate the production value of this tournament. Custom hud, player cams, great hosts and casters, cool venue. Redbull carry the next major pls
2021-11-22 14:15
gg
2021-11-22 19:07
nice ez top1 magixx
2021-11-22 19:08
#102
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Estonia nordjoker
plz hire these two in tier-1 team they won't disappoint you
2021-11-23 11:33
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