OG and Heroic among pro duos who fall as amateurs win Red Bull Flick 2vs2

The amateur duos' familiarity with the maps and game mode was more than enough to overcome their professional counterparts.

Red Bull Flick 2vs2 Copenhagen concluded on Sunday with amateur pair Puteli & 8Juho8 taking home the trophy and €20,000 for their efforts in the pro-am tournament.

It was an all-amateur grand-final as the two duos who made their way through the group stages, Puteli & 8Juho8 and raks0n & mati, swept aside the likes of OG's flameZ & F1KU and Heroic's cadiaN & TeSeS in Red Bull’s capture the point game mode.

Puteli and 8Juho8 met in Helsinki during last year's event

"It feels amazing. I achieved everything I wanted, including revenge on magixx," said Alec "Puteli" Koivanen, who was beaten by the Russian rifler in the previous iteration of this event.

"When we started playing together I had high hopes for us because we both knew the game mode so well," Juho "8Juho8" Kankaanpää added, "so I was really confident we were going to make it far."

Before getting the chance to take on the professional duos the amateurs had to battle their way through two gruelling group stages that saw 24 teams whittled down to only two. It wasn't just amateur teams competing in the group stage however, with Adriano "⁠WOOD7⁠" Cerato and Lucas "⁠lux⁠" Meneghini of Fluxo and Matúš "⁠MATYS⁠" Šimko and Jan "⁠HONES⁠" Urválek of Sampi arriving in Copenhagen having made their way through the qualifiers.

The professionals from Sampi and Fluxo found out just how dangerous motivated and well-practiced amateurs could be, with both teams falling in the first group stage with 3-2 and 2-3 records respectively. It was prior experience in Red Bull Flick events that shone through, with many of the duos who saw success in the first group stage having featured in Red Bull Flick 2vs2 Helsinki 2021.

Ultimately it was Puteli & 8Juho8 and raks0n & mati who triumphed and made it all the way to Sunday's double-elimination bracket, Puteli and both of raks0n & mati having made top-three in Helsinki last year. Those pairs were bested by the duo of sdy & magixx in Finland, and had the chance to exact revenge on one of their nemeses with Boris "⁠magixx⁠" Vorobiev in attendance here in Copenhagen.

First they would have to wait for the professionals to fight for the right to face them, as both of the amateur squads were seeded directly to the upper semi-finals. The teams that earned their way there were magixx & w0nderful, who beat es3tag & calc and m0NESY & jks, and cadiaN & TeSeS, who defeated drop & GaBi and flameZ & F1KU.

The early stages of Red Bull Flick captured an old-school LAN feel

Once again the amateurs proved they were anything but pushovers as they defeated their professional counterparts to make the upper final, their superior knowledge of the maps and familiarity with the game mode proving too much for the pros to overcome. This guaranteed at least one amateur duo would be in the grand final.

It was Puteli & 8Juho8 who reigned supreme in the upper final, but raks0n & mati quickly brushed off the disappointment and exacted revenge on magixx by eliminating him, thus securing the clash of the amateurs in the final.

The grand-final itself saw Puteli & 8Juho8 head into the match with a 1-0 map advantage, and they made it count as they triumphed 3-1 to take home the lion's share of the prize pool and the Red Bull Flick trophy.

Slovakia Matúš 'MATYS' Šimko
Matúš 'MATYS' Šimko
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
249
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
Russia Boris 'magixx' Vorobiev
Boris 'magixx' Vorobiev
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
679
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.63
Czech Republic Jan 'HONES' Urválek
Jan 'HONES' Urválek
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
149
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.70
Brazil Lucas 'lux' Meneghini
Lucas 'lux' Meneghini
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
199
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Adriano 'WOOD7' Cerato
Adriano 'WOOD7' Cerato
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
623
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.62
#1
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Poland Kobel_
nt mati and rakson
2022-11-21 00:52
4 replies
G2 -jks -monesy +puteli +8juho8
2022-11-21 05:43
2 replies
Nahhhh
2022-11-21 10:52
-Mirage +City palace -puteli +hmeli
2022-11-21 16:52
#74
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Finland OGVilzu
make them a hltv profile plz
2022-11-21 14:07
Letsgoooooo
2022-11-21 00:52
let’s go finland
2022-11-21 00:52
who are half of the players...
2022-11-21 00:52
2 replies
Its a charity event I think
2022-11-21 10:52
1 reply
But you still can bet so:))))) This is dirty af bruh poor kane lost all his money betting on Edward's Team in past charity event
2022-11-21 16:54
#5
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Finland AliSabid
Lol gg
2022-11-21 00:52
1 reply
Gg
2022-11-21 10:53
#6
NEO | 
Poland ScR1337
Nice
2022-11-21 00:52
if you get rid of the invite system you realise how many talent is there
2022-11-21 00:56
18 replies
To be fair being good at clicking heads is only the requirement for being a good player. Not what makes them truly great
2022-11-21 01:05
1 reply
Agreed. Any bot can practice aimlabs for 10 hrs a day Csgo pros is so much more
2022-11-21 10:53
There are people who would beat top20 players in a 1v1 arena. Just look at furiouss, robot AIM, but when he got a chance on a team 💀💀💀💀
2022-11-21 01:15
8 replies
#21
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Germany mganick
If your logic was true all these talents can easily form a team and qualify to a big tournament via open qualifiers. But its not just talent and clicking heads.
2022-11-21 01:55
3 replies
What. OH, you got confused, my bad. Let me explain. There are people who can outaim s0mple and tabsen and onlaner syrson (yeah i said it) on a 1v1 arena duel, but given a chance on a team they perform poorly. Example given, furiouss. smiley_face
2022-11-21 05:47
2 replies
+1 I think you made that pretty clear in your first comment idk what he was on about
2022-11-21 09:29
1 reply
+1
2022-11-21 19:48
0.79 mf💀💀💀
2022-11-21 02:37
+1 I personally have beaten Lobanjica in 1v1 but Im just a noob 2.3K elo barelly doing anything in Slovak university leagues
2022-11-21 08:12
A good example from t1 is kyojin during his time in Vitality. Guy had phenomenal aim but played braindead cs.
2022-11-21 09:56
1 reply
He gave Navi 2 trophies during Navi era
2022-11-21 12:32
+1
2022-11-21 01:44
Pro play isn't just about aim.
2022-11-21 02:09
1 reply
and this game mode isnt even just aim the pros probably have never played the maps before
2022-11-21 04:57
summit1g beat s1mple in a 1v1. 1v1's don't correlate to how good of a player you are.
2022-11-21 03:33
1 reply
#40
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Slovakia GloryMole
CadiaN lost to a girl
2022-11-21 07:34
Pros played this gamemode maybe few times, these guys played 50+ maps so they have more experience
2022-11-21 12:33
1 reply
+1 didnt watch now, but some years ago jamppi and allu played in the finnish redbullflick (against cheaters lmao) and allu didnt even know the basic idea of the gamemode
2022-11-21 17:44
#8
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Australia Dadecum
irrelevant deathmatch event
2022-11-21 00:58
2 replies
cmon mate
2022-11-21 01:00
1 reply
#56
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Norway Mickoo
name checks out
2022-11-21 10:34
ez for finland
2022-11-21 01:03
4 replies
+1 finland home of aimgods
2022-11-21 01:08
2 replies
Name one better than shroud
2022-11-21 10:51
1 reply
yangile clear
2022-11-21 11:16
#94
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Netherlands JUNG13
Juho8 hltv represent!
2022-11-22 03:31
#13
podi | 
Finland Mat0n1
Boss osujat
2022-11-21 01:11
#14
s1n | 
Finland Khroni
Valve should add this to wargames It has actual potential and is somewhat fun Unlike half the stuff Valve has shit out recently
2022-11-21 01:12
3 replies
#27
NAF | 
Canada Bak2BED
Agreed. The new version of demolition fucking sucks, and this can take its place
2022-11-21 03:19
#41
jabbi | 
Poland czan
+1 would be so nice to have an actual interesting alternate mode
2022-11-21 07:50
#79
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United States codgun
but we already have wingman
2022-11-21 15:14
cool gamemode but its pretty removed from a lot of what makes up top tier cs so its really not that surprising aimgods who play it a lot would win they should invite quake players like cooller, cypher, av3k imo
2022-11-21 01:18
2 replies
Quake players don’t know what recoil is though
2022-11-21 04:18
1 reply
+1 I don’t see also why bring up those names
2022-11-21 11:13
#17
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Georgia Nickk8k_
GG, I AM MALDING -1000000000000€, HELLO I AM UNDER THE WATER PLS HELP MEEE
2022-11-21 01:21
4 replies
#18
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Poland BAN_ANIME
hey please don't be under water thanks
2022-11-21 01:27
Being under the water is forbidden please behave
2022-11-21 08:18
Mens, you are polluting the waters, get out of there asap or you'll be fined :(
2022-11-21 08:31
+1
2022-11-21 09:18
i like how its "og and heroic" instead of "og, heroic, g2, nip and spirit" , lul
2022-11-21 01:30
3 replies
g2 teir 5 team, rest i agree
2022-11-21 04:56
Jks and m0nesy only lost to w0nderful and magixx tho
2022-11-21 09:45
Es3tag played with 40 year old calc
2022-11-21 12:35
#22
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Brazil pcR
lmao
2022-11-21 01:59
just like in mm with 5-stack finns tryharding when you just wanna have some fun
2022-11-21 02:08
Expected
2022-11-21 02:55
G2 can't even get a finals appearance in a 2v2 event won by amateurs 😂
2022-11-21 03:47
1 reply
Well they qualified for the event this time
2022-11-21 23:29
COMEDIAN KEKW
2022-11-21 03:53
first juliano now this, comedian i am disapoint
2022-11-21 04:17
1 reply
Kekw trur
2022-11-21 10:50
#36
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Singapore 2200DPI
OG didnt lose to amature duo, did they? Spirit?
2022-11-21 05:47
#38
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Hungary szia
when is redbull mode being added officially
2022-11-21 05:58
#39
Kvem | 
North America kommi
not the real juho
2022-11-21 06:23
Being good in competive cs =/= clicking heads. Firepower is a myth, most players have same aim abilities. Its more about preperation, stress managment, understanding roles, flanks, rotations etc.
2022-11-21 09:13
#49
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Brazil hugoooo
Puteli was 2nd in the 2021 event, the Polish duo was 3rd... they are experienced o these crap maps
2022-11-21 09:43
I hope these are not the same guys who won Jamppi and Allu in RedBull flick 23.5.2020 youtu.be/PEa2kEbZks0
2022-11-21 10:06
#55
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Hungary saxxo
I think this is maybe a sign that aim is not enough to become a pro player.
2022-11-21 10:23
1 reply
#67
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Well, to be fair, I don't think these guys have been given a proper opportunity to play in a pro team. They are called amateurs for a reason. But other than that, I agree with your sentiment.
2022-11-21 11:53
Wow
2022-11-21 10:50
Nice
2022-11-21 11:12
God tier amateurs Final was great!
2022-11-21 12:17
gg ez
2022-11-21 12:19
#88
HooXi | 
Poland DRUGI
cadian lost to woman, so losing against 2 male amateurs isn't big deal
2022-11-21 17:34
#90
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United States Illusi0n1g
Owned. Amateurs are sometimes better than pro players who get their d's rode by fanboys
2022-11-21 19:34
Kuu
2022-11-21 20:22
very nice
2022-11-22 08:35
Being pro is not all aim. Its understanding tactics, consistency, pressure ect. The Winners are both faceit level 10 and I think one of them has a 1.4 rating and 30 match winstreak. So.. really good players, but many are. Pro life is a bit different than sitting in your moms basement and popping heads
2022-11-22 10:42
1 reply
its not that, amateurs won because they play those aim maps like 100x more than actual pros, who play real tournament maps
2022-11-22 19:19
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