UNiTED win Arbalet Cup February

UNiTED won Arbalet Cup February after defeating PinG 2-1 in the Grand Final.

PinG, who began the first de_nuke set as CT, got off to a flying start, winning the first six rounds, before UNiTED managed to claim their first one. The Ukrainians took the score to 8-1, but then their opponents finally started to get their game flowing, which allowed them to go into the second half down 10-5.

In the second half, Malik "N1ck3L" Sualirov picked up an ace in the pistol round but that was not enough to stop PinG's rush on upper bombsite from bearing fruits. The Russians only managed to pull one back in the fourth round, but it was too little, too late, as PinG took the first map 16:6.

On the second map, which was de_nuke again, PinG won the pistol round once again, but UNiTED's good eco strategy equalised the match. The Russians then took control of procedures, as unlike what had happened on the first map, PinG were now finding it very hard to break down UNiTED's defence, as they set the score at 12-3.

PinG knew they had a mountain to climb with a nine-round deficit, but they did not lower their heads and won the pistol round, with their last player being killed only after the defuse. After losing the second round as well, UNiTED opted to buy and their inner-bombsite rush proved successful, and they were now just three rounds away from victory.

Hereupon, the Russians won their 14th round, but then PinG bagged five rounds in a row to put a lot of pressure on their opponents' shoulders. Dmitriy "hooch" Bogdanov's 1-on-2 situation set things at 15-10, but with the match point at hand, they would have to wait one more round before sealing a 16-11 victory. 

Arbalet Cup February Final Standings

1. Russia UNiTED - $5,000
2. Ukraine PinG -  3,000
3. Russia forZe - 2,000
4. Ukraine Natus Vincere

Cool. Hot game :)
2010-02-14 21:48
I missed the ENTIRE event. great.....
2010-02-14 21:49
gg =)
2010-02-14 21:49
nice.. gg guys.. united have one hell of a team..
2010-02-14 21:50
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NICE utd!!! forze is good too , but they was randomly ownd by ping :D:D
2010-02-14 21:51
UNiTED <3 Nice
2010-02-14 21:52
GG both teams - hooch+lmbt <3
2010-02-14 21:52
3 replies
almost accept u hooch, romjke :P United looks like very strong now. I hope they can go bigger tours :)
2010-02-14 22:17
2 replies
Almost accept me? :) Ye, hope they do well in bigger tours, great team, great guys.
2010-02-14 22:19
1 reply
sure i like this team a long time ago :)
2010-02-14 22:20
gooooood job guys, WELL played!
2010-02-14 21:52
gg guys =] <3 AdreN&hooch
2010-02-14 21:54
during the whole champ utd played 9 matches, 7 of them were nuke and 2 times train. no inferno or d2 at all :/
2010-02-14 21:59
congratS!!! fucking good team
2010-02-14 21:58
2010-02-14 21:58
AdreN mvp od tournament Dosia best awp
2010-02-14 22:00
NaVi 4th... surprising :)
2010-02-14 22:00
2 replies
they can`t win alot in a row...
2010-02-14 22:17
1 reply
They should've been able to beat PiNG anyway ;)
2010-02-15 11:11
well played! nickel is unstoppable! :)
2010-02-14 22:01
2010-02-14 22:07
good job UNiTED!
2010-02-14 22:16
hltv stuff how do you feel in moscow? :D
2010-02-14 22:18
5 replies
Estonia FrispeN
they are really sad, but they are extremely happy to leave ;)
2010-02-14 22:20
i think they don't really like Moscow and Russia at all...cold and dirty comparing to denmark despite the fact that they haven't seen any bears walking on the red square...
2010-02-14 22:34
I think you meant "staff".
2010-02-15 03:58
1 reply
ya i was tired to edit it :D
2010-02-15 08:17
It was cold, but just fine overall :)
2010-02-15 08:59
all 3 maps they played this tournament is nuke, i think it is stupid to play like this, arbalet should make some changes in picking maps by teams, coz now it is to borring to watch the same.....
2010-02-14 22:25
4. Natus Vincere hahah so sick :DD
2010-02-14 22:28
they need to paint the walls in r3d!!
2010-02-14 22:35
2010-02-14 22:56
Na`Vi's manager said his guys would not win this tournament because they weren't training 2 weeks...it's sad, but i think EM will show everything :) P.S. gratz UNITED! u were best that day :]
2010-02-14 23:06
#27 True! gg UNiTED
2010-02-14 23:35
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2010-02-15 02:17
2010-02-15 02:06
lol press on fire had more prize money than this? :D
2010-02-15 02:57
Natus Vincere ... fail name! :D
2010-02-15 03:16
2010-02-15 05:57
United forze and NaVi all are on the same level...great competition :) MOTHER RUSSIA IS BACK! LOL
2010-02-15 06:14
Gj UNiTED.hooch,romjke,adren >3
2010-02-15 07:24
GG united hooch <3
2010-02-15 07:55
<3 utd =)
2010-02-15 09:15
GOOD JOB Hooch impressive as Adren ! Nice keep it
2010-02-15 11:56
UNiTED n1ce !
2010-02-15 12:22
RuSsIA <3 UNiTED KaZakHsTaN <3 UNiTED .'.'.'.'.'WE'.'.'.'.' '.'.'.'.'LOVE.'.'.'.' .'.'.'.'.UNiTED.'.'.'
2010-02-15 13:56
Na `Vi neachem =/
2010-02-15 15:37
Very nice:D Nice photo :O
2010-02-15 20:39
NICE hooch =)
2010-02-15 22:21
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