forZe secure Major qualification, Unique knocked out

forZe's 2-1 reverse sweep over SAW ensure them a slot at the upcoming Major.

After a well-earned victory over SAW, the Andrey "⁠Jerry⁠" Mekhryakov-led team booked their place at the PGL Major Antwerp. forZe's 3-1 standing in the Swiss stage of the Europe Regional Major Rankings A ensure them at least a Challengers stage berth and a chance at securing a Legends spot.

On the other hand, Unique's 0-2 loss to OG ends their Regional Major Ranking campaign after managing just a single win throughout the event.

forZe dominated the last two maps of the series to secure a Major spot

forZe got off to a dominant start on SAW's map pick of Nuke, scoring eight of the first ten rounds as they took an 8-2 lead. Christopher "⁠MUTiRiS⁠" Fernandes rallied his team as they clawed their way back into the game by winning the last five rounds of the half, only trailing their Russian opponents by one heading into halftime. The second period was a more competitive outing early on, as neither side could get an edge over the other. In the end, it was SAW who sealed the narrow 16-14 win on Nuke to give them a 1-0 series advantage.

Dust2 kicked off in forZe's favor as the Russians secured the first five rounds to go up 5-0. SAW were constantly overwhelmed by forZe's attacks and couldn't find their groove as they trailed 3-12 after 15 rounds. Aleksandr "⁠KENSI⁠" Gurkin empowered his squad to quickly put an end to their map pick and force a decider on Inferno.

The opening half of the third and final map saw a commanding performance from forZe, whose nearly flawless defense gave them a significant 12-3 lead going into halftime. Even as SAW took the first two rounds after the break, forZe were able to convert a force-buy and ultimately close out both the map 16-5, and the series 2-1.

Portugal
Matchpage
1
2
19th April 2022
16
Nuke
14
3
Dust2
16
5
Inferno
16
 SAW K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
41 - 49 -8 70.2 0.98
46 - 51 -5 66.1 0.84
34 - 50 -16 63.9 0.80
35 - 49 -14 56.1 0.77
29 - 57 -28 58.0 0.61
 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
61 - 40 +21 93.8 1.42
48 - 40 +8 82.1 1.27
55 - 35 +20 70.3 1.25
49 - 33 +16 70.2 1.20
43 - 38 +5 74.6 1.18

In their elimination matchup, OG put Unique on the back foot early by denying their opponents' attacks as the defenders and attaining a comfortable 10-5 lead after the first half. Despite a closer second half, Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković and his squad were able to clinch the 16-10 victory on Overpass and secure a crucial 1-0 advantage heading into OG's map pick.

Ancient was a back-and-forth affair between Unique and OG in the opening six rounds, with the score deadlocked at 3-3. Aman "⁠ice⁠" Seitkaliyev's crew were able to pull ahead, winning seven out of the remaining nine rounds to find themselves up 10-5 at the switch. OG quickly turned the tides of the match, as they erased their deficit and won 11 out of 12 rounds played on their CT side to cap off a remarkable comeback and keep their Major aspirations alive.

Europe
Matchpage
2
0
19th April 2022
16
Overpass
10
16
Ancient
11
 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
49 - 30 +19 93.8 1.42
41 - 25 +16 67.0 1.22
35 - 33 +2 83.6 1.19
27 - 34 -7 58.3 0.91
24 - 34 -10 62.2 0.87
 Unique K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
37 - 33 +4 76.0 1.05
31 - 32 -1 67.4 1.00
32 - 39 -7 76.0 0.95
28 - 30 -2 56.8 0.89
26 - 43 -17 50.0 0.68

The Swiss series standings so far are as follows:

Group Swiss
3W - 0L
3W - 1L
2W - 2L
1W - 3L
Kazakhstan Aman 'ice' Seitkaliyev
Aman 'ice' Seitkaliyev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
430
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1229
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Russia Aleksandr 'KENSI' Gurkin
Aleksandr 'KENSI' Gurkin
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
474
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1526
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
Portugal Christopher 'MUTiRiS' Fernandes
Christopher 'MUTiRiS' Fernandes
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1196
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
Wow
2022-04-19 14:01
1 reply
from losing in Pinnacle Cup to Major now, deserved
2022-04-19 15:51
#2
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Mauritania CYETA
ez for top 3 CIS team
2022-04-19 14:01
1 reply
best cis team
2022-04-19 14:23
sad for unique. they deserved it over big.
2022-04-19 14:02
1 reply
-1
2022-04-19 14:07
nice format
2022-04-19 14:02
#5
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Romania ali_nah
solid
2022-04-19 14:02
these kids gonna beat NAVI and Outsiders soon.
2022-04-19 14:04
#7
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England MikeLCHV
Forze gets legends spot for beating 2 top 40 teams and og who are inconsistent af, nice rmr format volvo
2022-04-19 14:05
10 replies
exactly....that's really dumb.
2022-04-19 14:17
They don't give spots for HLTV ranking, you need to win games
2022-04-19 14:19
6 replies
These are all the teams they beat so far to reach this point: Queota, Nexus, Storm, ASAP, LowLandLions, Masonic, WinX, 1shot, GamerLegion, OG, Saw sorry, but that's really unfair.
2022-04-19 14:21
5 replies
Any team that can beat LowLandLions deserves Legend spot tbh
2022-04-19 14:24
1 reply
XDXDXD 8/8
2022-04-19 14:25
I get what you are saying but no qualification system is perfect. Forze is not the strongest team but they beat opponents there were put against.
2022-04-19 14:30
1 reply
yeah for sure.
2022-04-19 14:42
Well, that's arguably better than: Mars, Norfolk Youths, LDLC, Sacramento, Aseris, k23, 1shot, Unique, Unique again, Fnatic and ForZe. Simply because OG, yes, but still.
2022-04-19 14:36
#42
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Denmark 12inchNRG
they don't get a legends spot..
2022-04-19 15:46
What legend spot
2022-04-19 18:33
Truly, the saddest timeline. It was now or never for sAw.
2022-04-19 14:06
#10
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CIS CIS_ERA
gj forze. CIS is proud
2022-04-19 14:07
Sadge saw without major Will be Funny to watch on tier 5
2022-04-19 14:08
cringe
2022-04-19 14:11
I personally think it's kinda unfair to qualify after beating GamerLegion, OG, and SAW. but well done for them.
2022-04-19 14:20
7 replies
#18
JK | 
Asia flipflop
You're not alone
2022-04-19 14:22
Yep, they had the easiest path here, but Imperial's 3-1 was even easier, forZe had to beat OG at least.
2022-04-19 15:11
5 replies
well, not even gonna talk about NA cs XD
2022-04-19 15:13
4 replies
I understand that power level of the different RMRs are far from the same (that's why I'm not talking about IHC/Renegades or other NA teams), but Sao Caetano, Case and Party Astronauts path to 3-1 even by NA standards feels more lucky than GamerLegion, OG and SAW here.
2022-04-19 15:28
3 replies
yeah probably..
2022-04-19 15:29
#45
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Denmark 12inchNRG
Renegades arguably had a tougher route, IHC look really good and Tyloo is better than most of the teams forze beat. Forze were gifted this, I mean why the fuck are they playing sAw and NaVi is playing vitality, makes no sense. It should've been FaZe vs Saw, NaVi vs Forze and Mouz vs Vitality.
2022-04-19 15:49
1 reply
#48
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United States Sup3rGh0st
It makes sense because it's a purely math based system. SAW were the highest ranked team due to the Buchholz, and forZe were the lowest. I think the Buchholz isn't very good, but the math holds up.
2022-04-19 16:13
#15
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Portugal EddyParera
IDK why people are all going about Forze getting legend spot, it's not garanteed. They still need to secure 3rd place. If not, they'll face another 3-1 for the last legend spot... they didn't achieve it yet.
2022-04-19 14:19
1 reply
Who care if they dont get a Legend spot, first thing all the teams and fans care about is to get to the major, who cares if they skip one stage, every team that gets 3 wins goes to the major
2022-04-19 15:13
Who would have thought that ForZe will be the first CIS team to qualify. Good on them after they miss out on last major and had to rebuild.
2022-04-19 14:22
#23
valde | 
Denmark Likli
They did get very lucky with the bracket. With the exception of Heroic, they got easy opponents, who they almost lost to. That being said, Forze isn't a bad team, and I do think they have some upset potential.
2022-04-19 14:26
10 replies
"almost lost to" flair checks out
2022-04-19 15:21
9 replies
#54
valde | 
Denmark Likli
Overtime bo1 16-14 bo1 Reality checks out
2022-04-19 17:50
8 replies
forZe owns you, cry is free
2022-04-19 17:51
7 replies
#57
valde | 
Denmark Likli
Which is what you'll do when they go 0-3
2022-04-19 18:04
6 replies
I don't care about forZe, all I care about is OG fans crying about losing to a tier 3 team like forZe
2022-04-19 18:08
5 replies
#60
valde | 
Denmark Likli
You sound like a well adjusted individual.
2022-04-19 18:17
4 replies
Thanks Imagine not qualifying to major because you lost to forZe and Eternal Fire kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2022-04-20 16:00
3 replies
#63
valde | 
Denmark Likli
Damn, my comment must've really stung.
2022-04-20 16:58
2 replies
Nah, I'm laughing because you were talking about luck, whilst your favourite player singlehandedly threw the game against tier4 team
2022-04-20 17:01
1 reply
#65
valde | 
Denmark Likli
I don't really see how the two things are related.
2022-04-20 17:09
#24
 | 
Spain YiXx_
Why is that cheater allowed to play in a major?
2022-04-19 14:29
gg deserved
2022-04-19 14:41
#29
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Russia mshkoda
Gj guys. gj old buddy Jerry
2022-04-19 14:43
Thanks to the bracket just match bracket of Eternal Fire unlucky for them
2022-04-19 14:44
#31
 | 
Qatar olaolakaka
Forze very lucko Compare their opponents vs dignitas lmao
2022-04-19 14:53
When your opponents to get into the biggest even of the year are: Queota, Nexus, Storm, ASAP, LowLandLions, Masonic, WinX, 1shot, GamerLegion, OG, Saw. Thats one way how to get some russians into the event even tho they are utter trash tier 4 team.
2022-04-19 14:54
Ez for Ruszi. Portugal had their chance and probably won't have another one in the near future.
2022-04-19 15:28
#40
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Australia sm0go
This is like EG in the Legends Stage last Major.
2022-04-19 15:34
And people said America Rmr was easy... Forze qualifying over GL and Saw while Vitality got Navi and Mouz got Faze, lmao.
2022-04-19 15:35
CONGRATS!!!!
2022-04-19 15:46
Are faze in legends if they win or are they in the playoff?
2022-04-19 15:49
1 reply
they will be in legends cuz they r high seeded but only if they gonna win mouz
2022-04-19 16:29
Congrats to Forze! Gigachad SAW clearly thought it was unfair to go through so easily so wanted to play the 2-2 match against a tougher opponent.
2022-04-19 16:02
In every sport there are and should be suprises. Yes, maybe lucky draw a bit, but if NaVi, Vitality, Astralis etc. would always be 3-0? No excitment. + every tournament needs an underdog.
2022-04-19 16:48
Qualify for legends spot only to go 0-16 every match at major
2022-04-19 17:08
#52
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Hungary szia
When forze can qualify but vitality and fnatic cant aha
2022-04-19 17:13
1 reply
Fnatic XDDD
2022-04-19 17:53
#59
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Indonesia cleostar
trash. such a stupid system. meanwhile eternal fire's route is very ruthless.
2022-04-19 18:11
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