Vitality outlast Outsiders to reach ESL Pro League semi-finals

The European squad survived a trip to overtime on Dust2, the series' second map, to remain unbeaten in Malta.

Vitality locked in a place in the ESL Pro League Season 16 semi-finals, edging out Outsiders 2-0 in what was their first time back in the server in over three weeks. The European combine got the better of the Russians on Mirage (16-13) before edging out their foes in an overtime affair on Dust2 (19-17).

Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut continues to be an unmatched presence in the server, the Frenchman put up a superb 1.37 rating and 56-32 K-D. Vitality will face off against the winner of G2 vs. Natus Vincere, with that match-up taking place on Friday at 19:00 .

Outsiders, meanwhile, exit the event in 5-8th place after narrowly booking a spot in the playoffs following their 3-2 record in Group B. The Russian squad will be back in action from Malta in the not-too-distant future, as they're set to participate in the IEM Road to Rio Europe RMR from October 4.

ZywOo delivered for his team putting up a 1.37 rating in the series

The penultimate quarter-final of the tournament got underway on Outsiders' pick of Mirage, though it was Vitality who got off to a strong start on the CT-side, powered by ZywOo who added 16 kills to the board to gift the European combine a 7-0 opening lead. Outsiders slowly began to find their footing, however, as the Russians nabbed a handful of crucial rounds on the back of explosive bombsite takes to regain control of the economy and bring the map back to a more recoverable 5-10 scoreline by the side swap.

Outsiders nabbed the second pistol round of the map to get their comeback attempt started, following up with a spree of rounds as they clawed their way back to just one round down, 11-12. Vitality managed to maintain their composure, though, stealing away the 24th round thanks to a successful force buy to run ahead and reach match point, 15-11. A short-lived two-round statement by the Russians kept them in the running, but in the end, Vitality did enough to close the map out, 16-13, as a slow lurk up B short in the final round went undetected for the European mix to convert their 4vs3 advantage.

Vitality got off to a hot start on their pick of Dust2, overturning an Outsiders pistol round win with a commanding five-round streak of their own on the T-side. The European mix's advantage was eroded away slightly as the map progressed, with Alexey "⁠Qikert⁠" Golubev putting his team on his back as his squad reduced the deficit down to 4-7. The remainder of the half was a back-and-forth affair, with two-round sprees by both sides allowing Vitality to lead 9-6.

Outsiders were firmly in the driver's seat at the onset of the second half, the Russian lineup consistently finding the opening pick on the offense to propel themselves to an 11-9 lead. ZywOo stepped up massively in the ensuing rounds to get his team back on track, though, the two-time best player in the world hitting 20 frags as his team pulled the score back to a 13-13 stalemate. At this point, the game returned to the hard-fought nature seen at the end of the opening half, with Outsiders converting a 3vs3 post-plant on the A site in the 30th round to force a trip to overtime.

Once there, it was Vitality who barely came out on top, with the side winning four rounds to Outsiders' two to clinch a 19-17 victory — ZywOo once again being instrumental for his team as he added four frags to his tally in the final round to get his team over the line.

Matchpage
2
0
30th September 2022
16
Mirage
13
19
Dust2
17
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
56 - 32 +24 88.3 1.37
43 - 38 +5 78.8 1.12
35 - 42 -7 62.9 1.00
32 - 40 -8 60.8 0.82
26 - 38 -12 53.0 0.77
 Outsiders K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
44 - 42 +2 73.7 1.10
46 - 37 +9 70.5 1.09
40 - 38 +2 76.6 1.09
31 - 38 -7 60.1 0.94
29 - 37 -8 50.4 0.86
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.27
Maps played:
1045
KPR:
0.84
DPR:
0.61
Kazakhstan Alexey 'Qikert' Golubev
Alexey 'Qikert' Golubev
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1285
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
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#1
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Russia amc20
ez
2022-09-30 18:50
2 replies
ZywOo in good form going into rio gonna be spicy
2022-09-30 18:53
1 reply
Ez 4 GodwOo
2022-09-30 19:08
Wp, Jame time to leave, +Guardian
2022-09-30 18:51
2 replies
flag checks out -> no cs knowledge detected
2022-09-30 20:35
#30
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France Strayke
0/8
2022-09-30 21:01
jesus is sleeping
2022-09-30 18:51
#4
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Estonia simondoggo
Damn
2022-09-30 18:51
#5
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United States zovint
Outsiders good try Vitality well done. Sp0nx bot
2022-09-30 18:52
#7
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United States Illusi0n1g
Cya
2022-09-30 18:53
#8
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Romania aLeeeeex
jame threw at 14-13 with the awp buy and then at 18-17 with useless jump ty very much
2022-09-30 18:54
#9
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Ukraine SwissRolls
zywoo bailing out vitality again, whats new?
2022-09-30 18:56
1 reply
Xi wu China pride
2022-10-01 09:21
Sometimes better team loses. Outsiders lost 3v1, 2v1 and so many stupid rounds. They basicly gifted Vitality a win. GG
2022-09-30 18:56
6 replies
#13
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France Guilsz_
cry more
2022-09-30 19:03
ty 4 juicy odds
2022-09-30 19:10
outsiders is the better team but no the better individuals. that made the difference
2022-09-30 19:15
3 replies
i would say the opposite,they were better individually they were just worse team.
2022-09-30 20:36
wow....thats exactly the opposite of what happened XDDD. Good job
2022-09-30 20:40
1 reply
wasnt talking about this game didnt watch it
2022-09-30 20:44
Yeah, it wasnt the most enntertaing cs to watch, but i think outsiders did good
2022-09-30 19:04
#12
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Brazil flytw4tp
even apex played better than spinx today lul
2022-09-30 19:02
1 reply
Yeah lul he had a bad day but I hope he will destroy when its matter
2022-10-01 18:49
#14
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Europe kuu1
Vitality locked in a place in the ESL Pro League Season 16 semi-finals, edging out Outsiders 2-1 2-1?
2022-09-30 19:07
2 replies
Still not edited.
2022-09-30 19:51
1 reply
#20
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Europe kuu1
They are probably watching Na'Vi v G2, no time for editing :)
2022-09-30 19:54
#19
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Netherlands Lasarius
2-1 you mean 2-0 they made a mistake with Heroic Navi saying they didn't drop a round in the second half of overpass when they did
2022-09-30 19:52
Spinx and Dupreeh really underperformed, good thing for Vita that Magisk stepped up. With that form they'll never beat G2 and even less Navi.
2022-09-30 20:09
3 replies
#24
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Argentina nymeros
not dupreeh, crucial roudnds maneuvered extremely well by him. Yes on Spinx, too much contained IMO, just a few rounds when he pushed and lurked; at late d2 he could caused damage at rotation, but as i said, it looked too conservative (Dunno if it was a strat knowing the low paced VP style, or was his fault)
2022-09-30 20:36
2 replies
Dupreeh had some good actions but overall it is below his standard
2022-09-30 20:39
1 reply
#32
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France Guilsz_
Go look at mirage again
2022-09-30 21:42
#25
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Argentina nymeros
Magisk was the KEY, yes Mathieu was the MVP but failed at some clutches(weird moves for his standards) when Emil was sharp at those moments. Not an easy game, VP changed styles in between rounds and Vita managed to read and adjust throughout the battle, wp!
2022-09-30 20:38
#28
fox | 
Portugal synyp
Delusional russians said that outsiders were about to win ahaha
2022-09-30 20:41
Outlast goat game
2022-09-30 21:05
ez
2022-09-30 21:52
GG
2022-10-01 04:42
ez
2022-10-01 11:49
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