Movistar Riders continue good run of form with victory over G2 at IEM Cologne

The Spaniards keep pushing the envelope with an opening victory in IEM Cologne’s group of death.

Movistar Riders continue to turn heads after winning ESL Challenger Valencia against Outsiders and clearing the IEM Cologne Play-In with two victories over MIBR and Vitality, this time with an opening group stage victory against G2 in Cologne.

The Spaniards are now through to the group of death’s upper bracket quarter-final on Friday at 19:30 , where they will play for a spot in the playoffs against the victor of ENCE vs. Vitality. On the other hand G2 are now in a precarious spot, as they will play the loser of the aforementioned series for survival in the tournament.

SunPayus was a thorn in G2’s side throughout the series

The series kicked off on Movistar Riders’ Vertigo, but it was G2 who got ahead after winning the first pistol round on the CT side. The lead didn’t last as it was the Spaniards who set the pace early to take a 3-7 lead. G2 brought it back to within one, but a big three-kill round by David "⁠dav1g⁠" Granado Bermudo on a pistol buy secured the lead at the half for his team, who went on to take the final round of the half to go up by two.

Alvaro "⁠SunPayus⁠" Garcia, who had a Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali-like performance with only four deaths in the first half after picking up the AWP, continued to bring down the hammer on the CT side as the Riders took a five round lead, 13-8.

Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač did everything in his hands to get his team back in the game with a strong performance as G2 got to within one despite Ilya "⁠m0NESY⁠" Osipov not showing up, but once again dav1g became the hero for the Riders with a four-kill round to get Riders up 14-12, which the Spaniards were able to build upon to close their pick out 16-12.

m0NESY downed three CTs in the first pistol round on Inferno to cleanse the palate after his underwhelming display on Vertigo as G2 took the early lead, but Movistar Riders struck right back with rifles in play with SunPayus once again leading the way for his team in a 9-6 half.

G2 won the second round buy despite letting the pistol round go in their attempt to bring things even, but Alejandro "⁠mopoz⁠" Fernández-Quejo Cano came alive for the Riders as the Spaniards powered to a commanding 14-8 lead before Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač and company could retaliate. That spare round did not ease the pressure, however, and Galder "⁠bladE⁠" Barcena’s men cruised to a 16-9 victory to secure a spot in the Group A upper bracket quarter-final.

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Vertigo
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9
Inferno
16
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
38 - 39 -1 75.9 1.10
32 - 36 -4 73.2 1.00
26 - 35 -9 68.8 0.87
24 - 33 -9 40.4 0.74
26 - 37 -11 58.2 0.74
 Movistar Riders K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
42 - 21 +21 79.7 1.41
37 - 32 +5 77.7 1.19
39 - 35 +4 74.9 1.14
33 - 31 +2 76.8 1.09
28 - 29 -1 66.5 1.01
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1469
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
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Spain Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1147
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1187
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.55
Spain David 'dav1g' Granado Bermudo
David 'dav1g' Granado Bermudo
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
285
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
Spain Alvaro 'SunPayus' Garcia
Alvaro 'SunPayus' Garcia
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
320
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.59
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1632
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
Russia Ilya 'm0NESY' Osipov
Ilya 'm0NESY' Osipov
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
258
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.61
unlucko lol
2022-07-07 15:02
4 replies
Always unlucky for G2 :(
2022-07-07 15:03
2 replies
#12
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Spain Zhalos
Name, flair and flag check out also your name very true and based
2022-07-07 15:04
1 reply
fathering
2022-07-07 15:06
40 ADR HAHAHAHAHAVAHA
2022-07-07 15:16
POG
2022-07-07 15:02
#3
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Denmark slacking
G0-2
2022-07-07 15:02
#4
degster | 
Indonesia he_J
damn
2022-07-07 15:02
THE GOAT DELIVERS
2022-07-07 15:02
7 replies
“Goat” lol
2022-07-07 15:07
6 replies
Monesy AKA Bugesy The "NOAT" delivered in Vertigo to make Sunpayus AKA The Real G.O.A.T. carry with Ferrari Peek 0.8 Rating King Dav1g
2022-07-07 15:24
5 replies
Ok 0/8
2022-07-07 15:27
2 replies
Nt
2022-07-07 15:44
1 reply
2022-07-07 16:41
#91
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Netherlands Michael036
-1000
2022-07-07 17:13
1 reply
Flair
2022-07-07 17:33
VAMOS
2022-07-07 15:03
g2 more like tier2 I hope movistar riders make it far in the tournament, love to watch them play
2022-07-07 15:03
1 reply
TYTY apreciated
2022-07-07 16:38
G2 degster incoming
2022-07-07 15:03
#11
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Poland Tongus
G2 absolute bots
2022-07-07 15:04
20 replies
#42
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Latvia laiziolas
Your rank and age big boy ?
2022-07-07 15:18
19 replies
#45
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Poland Tongus
Global like 1 year after cs came out 4.4k elo faceit
2022-07-07 15:22
16 replies
4.4k faceit surely if you even had half of that elo you wouldnt be wasting your time on hltv
2022-07-07 15:24
15 replies
#54
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Poland Tongus
If you could read my previous comments you would know im pro in another similar game:)
2022-07-07 15:29
14 replies
What game? Out of curiosity.
2022-07-07 15:38
12 replies
#63
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Poland Tongus
Val
2022-07-07 15:41
11 replies
#66
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Czech Republic JameS_19
your val team name?
2022-07-07 15:50
10 replies
#68
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Poland Tongus
Dude im writing too many retarded things there xd better stay anonymous
2022-07-07 15:55
1 reply
#69
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Czech Republic JameS_19
oh ofc
2022-07-07 15:56
#72
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Poland Tongus
If you didn’t know, riot games is a very strict/firm company, u can get banned for years/perm from their game for writing 1 bad thing
2022-07-07 15:57
7 replies
Got like a weeks voice ban for saying someone is shit a few times after he started talking too much whilst bottomfragging.
2022-07-07 15:59
6 replies
#78
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Poland Tongus
And you’re just a random player in random matchmaking game And now imagine a player that plays in Riot sponsored league and represents the game smh
2022-07-07 16:04
5 replies
Ye I know. They are a bit too snowflakey for me, but I guess that's the standard we're abiding by recently.
2022-07-07 16:08
1 reply
#94
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Austria doMK0
Tbf typical CSGO assholery is why i stopped playing the game. Played one random ranked match after 6 months of pause and had to listen to 14year old kids complaining about how "shit" i was although they played like idiots. No thanks, waste of time. Faceit is even worse toxicity wise.
2022-07-07 17:23
Riot will not ban you,if you say your nick and tag of your team. So,we are waiting xD @ thread G2 disband xD
2022-07-07 17:25
2 replies
#96
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Poland Tongus
Not about this, but calling other teams trash, dogshit, garbage, insulting players, maybe that will help them :)
2022-07-07 17:26
1 reply
Still waiting for that pro valorant nick name and team tag.
2022-07-08 06:48
Nick and tag?
2022-07-08 11:12
"you are only esea adv so you have no right to make fun of people who get paid 300k+ per yr to play a videogame when they lose" What is it like to go through life with such warped reasonability? And by your logic, if your rank is lower than his, you can't criticize him lol
2022-07-07 15:23
1 reply
#55
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Poland Tongus
dude, he doesnt even know that casters of lol/cs are like gold ranks
2022-07-07 15:30
Let's gooooo!!
2022-07-07 15:04
Fluke
2022-07-07 15:04
2 replies
CRY
2022-07-07 15:08
Explain me pls how Woro2K's play against EF made many of you angry
2022-07-08 10:01
LET'S GO MOVISTAR
2022-07-07 15:05
KEKW G02 KEKW G02 KEKW G02
2022-07-07 15:05
SunPayus owns m0NESY
2022-07-07 15:05
#18
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Greece h0nest_fan
G2nd is not even 2nd anymore
2022-07-07 15:06
#20
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Other Awimawe
-600k 0.74
2022-07-07 15:06
#22
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Spain Jackler
ESPAÑA!
2022-07-07 15:06
#24
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Spain Hulio17
Give this guys the stickers they deserve!!!
2022-07-07 15:06
24 - 33 -9 40.4 0.74 Not good at all :/
2022-07-07 15:08
Lets go movistar riders
2022-07-07 15:10
Sorry ... but I really enjoy NiKo losing like this. actually im not sorry.
2022-07-07 15:10
1 reply
Hahahaha
2022-07-07 15:11
#30
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Serbia Ljannister
Gtier2
2022-07-07 15:10
G2 degster G2 yekindar Yes?
2022-07-07 15:10
2 replies
yes and yes, and let alexi actually choose how to play the game. but we all know what will happen... Alexi on the chopping block
2022-07-07 15:16
1 reply
#86
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North America AsheS_EdeN
How many IGL's does NiKo need to burn through before they realize the problem???
2022-07-07 16:40
siiiiiiuuuu
2022-07-07 15:11
40 adr awper yikes
2022-07-07 15:12
LOST $300 THANKS NIKO !!!
2022-07-07 15:13
9 replies
G2 bettor KEKW
2022-07-07 15:18
Are You actually dumb enough to bet on G2? I earned like 190 euro this game cuz it was obviously 50/50 or 52/48 for MSR
2022-07-07 15:29
5 replies
MSR IS NEWBIE TEAM G2 IS OLD TEAM !
2022-07-07 15:57
4 replies
Newbie team that is getting better and better every single tournament vs. "old team"(that isn't old since 2 changes) and its getting worse and worse every single tournament. You're obviously 37 iq and dont know sh!t about CS.
2022-07-07 16:33
3 replies
msr will lose next match if you dont agree with me your knowledge too weak
2022-07-07 18:03
2 replies
Wassup now mr. expert? Probably some supreme or lvl7 faceit bot. I told You MSR is getting better. Vitality isn't a team, they only win if one of the players is shining, without it they can't do sh!t.
2022-07-08 23:22
1 reply
MSR will lose next match Vitality is not next match because 2 days ago MSR beated Vita So MSR will lose NaVi match
2022-07-09 12:59
#64
NAF | 
Canada Bak2BED
STOP BETTING ON JITU
2022-07-07 15:40
Why would you do that… Hahahaha
2022-07-07 16:01
#37
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Spain Alannn2k
lets fucking go
2022-07-07 15:13
The cousin effect hahahahahavahahavavavava
2022-07-07 15:16
sunpayus GOAT
2022-07-07 15:26
#52
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Spain lukasgc15
Wow, Riders is just so lucky guys! T1 teams always have some kind of problem facing us. Hope it’s not that Riders is actually good
2022-07-07 15:28
2 replies
First I thought Movi beating VP was just a fluke but now you guys convinced me!!! A really good form right now and hope they will make Spaniards CSGO proud for once haha
2022-07-07 15:32
Haha, good buddy
2022-07-07 17:11
G2 very unlucky team. Nothing to do with skill, just unlucky.
2022-07-07 15:32
#59
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Sweden skorpan
Feels like alex and mopoz has been around for AGES and I was thinking that it's soooo cool to see them finally peak while being above 30 years old! Then I saw that they're only 25 and 26 years old haha :D Still young with a lot of years left, this is really good for the spanish scene! Musamban1 is defenetely watching this with tears in his eyes!
2022-07-07 15:34
2 replies
#67
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Spain FrankHL
Musamban1 is looking for his own success nowadays being BIG Equipa coach
2022-07-07 15:50
Yee but both of them have been playing in Riders for almost 5 years, thats a lot of time.
2022-07-07 15:56
Goes on to show a good national team with common language, culture, friendship and much work is generally better than a sum of mecernaries with skill... If WE still doubted that ...
2022-07-07 15:37
4 replies
All it shows is that a washed up deag god, and Aimee’s aren’t enough to beat a tear 2-3 team that plays as real team and use their brains.
2022-07-07 16:04
2 replies
Washed up #3 ranked player in 2021 and in the last 12 monthes... Mmmmmkay... Who's ''Aimee'' btw ? The team and brain parts are suite right though. G2 gonna G2...
2022-07-07 16:42
1 reply
Aimers * I guess you couldn’t guess that just by reading. But regardless. Yeah g0-2
2022-07-07 19:34
True
2022-07-07 18:59
Haha I missed this, as I was sleeping and on my way to work. Holy shit I can’t believe g0-2 is still a thing by t2-3 teams hahaha wtf is going on.
2022-07-07 15:59
2 replies
Aleksibot strikes
2022-07-07 16:39
1 reply
I actually picked Alex in the fantasy. Fuck haha
2022-07-07 19:35
Riders too much for G0-2
2022-07-07 16:01
#79
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Brazil sprk1
well done movistar
2022-07-07 16:08
Aleksibot kicked check reddit
2022-07-07 16:39
dont taking away credits of Movie Stars but G2 just a joke, wasted money on these clowns and they play like average tier2 team
2022-07-07 16:48
#92
oSee | 
Canada RelayS
G2 should get junior. So they can be treash forever
2022-07-07 17:18
#93
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Canada fenix_wang
Jackz and M0nesy is like father and son... They either win together or lose together. Wanjiqi NIUBI.
2022-07-07 17:21
How on earth is G2 loosing to movistar freaking riders. Seriously. I mean same goes to Vitality and others, i just don't know anymore :))
2022-07-07 18:08
ez for españa
2022-07-07 18:11
800k losing to this, nice Carlos
2022-07-07 21:51
#106
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Europe dip6o
G0-2
2022-07-07 23:17
#108
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Germany Tomssen
Happy to see that the spaniards are doing quite well. I hope they'll make it to the playoffs.
2022-07-08 09:01
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