BNE, Spirit, and B8 to 2-1 pool after third round victories in Malta

Astralis, GamerLegion, and fnatic are one best-of-three defeat away from elimination.

Bad News Eagles, Spirit, and B8 all claimed their second victories at the Europe Regional Major Ranking tournament to kick off the third round of matches. The Kosovar squad delivered a near-flawless performance and barely broke a sweat in their 16-3 thrashing of Astralis, B8 were in the drivers' seat all throughout their game against fnatic and took home the 16-9 victory, while Spirit edged out GamerLegion 22-20 in a double-OT thriller.

Astralis, GamerLegion, and fnatic are now in the 1-2 pool and will be fighting for their RMR lives. While the stakes may be high for all three teams, Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander's side are now under the threat of missing out on the top-24 stage of a Major for the first time in the organization's history.

If Astralis fail to reach IEM Rio, Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth will also lose his record of placing in the top-24 stage of a CS:GO Major for the first time since the game's release.

s1ren's 40-bomb drove Spirit to a comeback victory

Bad News Eagles dominated their third round matchup as the Kosovar squad took home a 16-3 win over Astralis. gla1ve's side were bested at every corner as the attackers and lost 11 consecutive rounds before finally scoring their first in the 12th.

The Danes entered halftime down 2-13 and picked up the second pistol, but their efforts just delayed the inevitable as Bad News Eagles put the game to bed in the next three rounds. Dionis "⁠sinnopsyy⁠" Budeci finished with a 28-7 K-D and 2.36 rating, with 26 of his kills coming in the first half of the game. Asger "⁠Farlig⁠" Jensen, meanwhile, had a miserable time on the server and ended with four kills and a dismal 0.16 rating.

 Bad News Eagles K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
28 - 7 +21 122.4 2.36
25 - 8 +17 111.7 1.86
10 - 5 +5 68.6 1.31
11 - 12 -1 91.4 1.16
11 - 7 +4 67.3 1.15
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
13 - 17 -4 78.4 0.75
10 - 16 -6 55.5 0.64
6 - 17 -11 39.5 0.52
6 - 16 -10 51.6 0.50
4 - 19 -15 35.5 0.16

The first few rounds of the game went back-and-forth between both sides as Spirit held a narrow 4-2 advantage after six. From then on, GamerLegion asserted their dominance on the T side as they won nine unanswered rounds en route to an 11-4 lead at the break.

The tables completely turned after swapping sides, this time around it was Spirit who looked unstoppable as the attackers. The Russians won seven of the first nine rounds of the half before GamerLegion scored back-to-back to clinch map point. Kamil "⁠siuhy⁠" Szkaradek's team had several chances to close out the map, most notably in round 30 with an advantageous 3vs1 retake, but Spirit stood their ground and won the last four to force extra time.

Spirit finally sealed the comeback victory 22-20 after two tightly-contested sets of overtime. Frederik "⁠acoR⁠" Gyldstrand and Pavel "⁠s1ren⁠" Ogloblin were undeniably their teams' best fraggers throughout the game as the pair dropped 44 and 40 kills, respectively.

Matchpage
22
20
6th October 2022
22
Ancient
20
 Spirit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
40 - 26 +14 89.0 1.41
31 - 27 +4 90.7 1.25
32 - 31 +1 89.5 1.17
30 - 32 -2 77.9 1.06
27 - 28 -1 63.5 1.04
 GamerLegion K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
44 - 28 +16 94.3 1.43
27 - 30 -3 82.1 0.98
27 - 35 -8 84.9 0.92
25 - 31 -6 70.1 0.91
21 - 36 -15 65.8 0.71

B8 came out the gates swinging and streaked to an 8-2 lead over fnatic on Ancient. The European mix struggled to defend the bomb site all half, but eventually picked up the pace and claimed four of the last five rounds before the switch.

The Ukrainian squad continued their excellent form and won five straight coming out of halftime. William "⁠mezii⁠" Merriman's men fought back and scored the next three to increase their tally to nine, but B8's lead was too much to overcome in the end. Nikita "⁠Hkta⁠" Reva's crew closed out Ancient 16-9 and are now one victory away from qualifying for IEM Rio.

Ukraine
Matchpage
16
9
6th October 2022
16
Ancient
9
 B8 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
23 - 16 +7 100.1 1.51
20 - 16 +4 92.7 1.30
19 - 16 +3 85.6 1.24
15 - 16 -1 68.8 0.98
9 - 15 -6 37.7 0.69
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
17 - 18 -1 93.8 1.12
17 - 16 +1 80.0 1.11
18 - 16 +2 70.8 1.05
13 - 16 -3 64.2 0.79
13 - 20 -7 58.5 0.65
Ukraine Nikita 'Hkta' Reva
Nikita 'Hkta' Reva
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
195
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.69
Kosovo Dionis 'sinnopsyy' Budeci
Dionis 'sinnopsyy' Budeci
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
681
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.72
Russia Pavel 's1ren' Ogloblin
Pavel 's1ren' Ogloblin
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
207
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Poland Kamil 'siuhy' Szkaradek
Kamil 'siuhy' Szkaradek
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
542
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
Denmark Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Asger 'Farlig' Jensen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
765
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossander
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1725
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Frederik 'acoR' Gyldstrand
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1074
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
2018
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.61
United Kingdom William 'mezii' Merriman
William 'mezii' Merriman
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
555
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
#1
jhd | 
Finland JHdash77
B8))
2022-10-06 13:05
WTF? Well done BNE
2022-10-06 13:06
#3
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Brazil Elakk
Nice
2022-10-06 13:11
#4
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Russia mshkoda
s1ren with do or die 1v3 clutch
2022-10-06 13:14
#6
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Finland iamjoe
ASTRALIS +XSEVEN
2022-10-06 13:14
Astralul
2022-10-06 13:15
#8
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Poland lustro
gamer legion hahahaha. 15-14 3vs1 ct side . damnnn loosers go home
2022-10-06 13:16
#9
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Pakistan LoOuU2
only caught the GL game and man , what a mess it was. Too many clusterfuck rounds, both teams especially GL threw away soo many man advantages and conceded soo many clutches that they deserved to lose this one tbh. Isak in particular was letting TS get into every single round unluko for all 3 teams that lost here , why let Ancient be played in a BO1 ?
2022-10-06 13:16
why did sinnopsy get mvp for match vs Astralis? imo farlig more suited for mvp for BNE
2022-10-06 13:16
#11
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Russia WiHuu
beat them s1ren 😈smash them s1ren 🤙🏻 break them s1ren 💪🏻squize them s1ren 😤kill them s1ren 😎trample them s1ren 💀 crush them s1ren 🦍 chop them s1ren ☠️
2022-10-06 13:20
1 reply
#15
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Spain AlfonGD
beat them s1ren 😈smash them s1ren 🤙🏻 break them s1ren 💪🏻squize them s1ren 😤kill them s1ren 😎trample them s1ren 💀 crush them s1ren 🦍 chop them s1ren ☠️
2022-10-06 13:27
ez 4 bneeeee
2022-10-06 13:21
acor hard carry and still lost :(
2022-10-06 13:22
#14
NiKo | 
Brazil Nero7
gonna be a great major, cant wait to watch B8, 1win, Sangal and so on! fking T1 teams losing to everyone, fk u G2, fk u Imperial, fk u Astralis, fk my life
2022-10-06 13:24
6 replies
not bne?
2022-10-06 13:33
1 reply
#23
NiKo | 
Brazil Nero7
i actually like them, hope they qualify, its one team i want to watch, the others are just sad af tho
2022-10-06 13:40
#19
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Russia WiHuu
How much?
2022-10-06 13:34
1 reply
#22
NiKo | 
Brazil Nero7
im profiting in terms of betting, i usually do live bets on underdogs when they have a big lead, im not mad because of money, im mad because of the major it self, took 10 years for us to host one, and everyone wants to watch the big names or br teams in the arena, not t1.5 - t2 teams
2022-10-06 13:40
>T1 teams losing to everyone >Imperial ???
2022-10-06 13:35
1 reply
#21
NiKo | 
Brazil Nero7
didnt say imperial is t1, just said fk them, because its one of the teams i want to watch in Rio
2022-10-06 13:38
these 2:1 teams are a fcking joke
2022-10-06 13:32
9 replies
cryyyyyy poland team 0-2 HAAHAHA
2022-10-06 13:33
8 replies
lmao, polish teams are shit, dont even support them typical low iq navi answer xD
2022-10-06 13:45
7 replies
#30
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Ukraine litekreu
but ago is good, right?
2022-10-06 20:56
6 replies
no, why?
2022-10-06 20:56
5 replies
#32
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Ukraine litekreu
i thought they were good for t3 team (but why so many sponsors tho?)
2022-10-06 21:04
4 replies
to be honest i dont know, in the past i was also wondering why they have so many sponsors
2022-10-06 21:06
3 replies
#34
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Ukraine litekreu
like even intel, puma and razer for what except money?
2022-10-06 21:07
2 replies
i dont know rly, its weird
2022-10-06 21:07
1 reply
#36
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Ukraine litekreu
same with nexus (guys are literally losing everything they're participating in and they still have sponsorships with samsung, vodafone and lenovo/legion), pact and other tier 3-4 teams
2022-10-06 21:09
#25
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African Union mikecool
The woes continue for australis
2022-10-06 13:54
astralis copium
2022-10-06 14:03
#27
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Ukraine SwissRolls
This is insane, g2 astralis fnatic 1-2
2022-10-06 14:06
#28
fox | 
Portugal synyp
B8 and BNE nice one dudes
2022-10-06 14:16
Ez 4 Dendi
2022-10-06 16:45
1 reply
#37
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Ukraine litekreu
now when new ukrainian dota roster?
2022-10-06 21:12
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