M5 strike back against Virtus.pro

Moscow Five have qualified for the Grand Final at ICSC 8, following a 2-0 victory against Virtus.pro in the semi-final.

The Russian battle started on de_inferno, with Virtus.pro starting on the attacking side. Yesterday, when the two played the same map, both teams displayed strong performance on the T side, and Virtus.pro did exactly the same today. At half-time, they had a seven round lead, with Anton "kibaken" Kolesnikov having played exceptionally, having a score of 21 and 5 deaths before switching sides.

Moscow Five won the second half's pistol round, after Virtus.pro attempted an aggressive CT push. Moscow Five took seven consecutive rounds, before Virtus.pro managed to win their first, tying the score at 12-12. It would be in the last round Virtus.pro managed to win, as Moscow Five took four rounds in a row to win 16-12.

Second map, de_train, started with Moscow Five winning the pistol round from the T side, which came about as Alexander "xek" Zobkov won an unique 1-versus-4 situation. After one eco round, Virtus.pro managed to stop the M5 attack, to win their first round, and that continued for another six rounds, putting Virtus.pro in the lead by 7-2. At the end of the half, Moscow Five had gained quite a lot on the Virtus.pro lead, securing six rounds, while Virtus.pro had won nine.

Virtus.pro extended their lead by winning the pistol round of the second half, following a nicely executed fake push on the inner bomb spot, only to plant on the outer. Once Moscow Five had the finances to buy equipment, they succeeded in winning their first round in the second half.

Six rounds later, Moscow Five had brought the match to a tie, with both teams having 12-12 rounds won. Two rounds later, both teams had won one round each, meaning once again they were tied at 13-13. Two rounds later, Moscow Five secured match point and Virtus.pro could not deny them the following round, meaning a 16-13 win for Moscow Five and 2-0 overall.


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With the victory, Moscow Five might be able to recover their July wage, after the organization owner, Dmitryi "ddd1ms" Smelyi, yesterday had stated the following regarding the two map loss' against Virtus.pro:

"For losing to Virtus.pro my team will not get any salary this month. I say that. They will need to earn the money in this championship by themselves if they don't want to die from starvation. Virtus.pro guys have done a good job, they have prepared well for the game against M5."

Moscow Five will now square off against SK Gaming in the Grand Final. This match is scheduled to start at 17:00 . The winner of this match will score $5,000 and the victory at ICSC 8, while runners-up will have to do with $3,000.
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Virtus.pro will take on Frag eXecutors in the third place decider-match, which is also scheduled to start at 17:00 , a match which will determine who will win $2,000 and who will go home empty handed.

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i see strong correlation between lex retirement, and huge boost of russian 1.6 scene
2011-07-10 16:09
GREAT XEK
2011-07-10 16:09
1 reply
+ pro gamer
2011-07-10 16:11
1.SK 2.M5 3.FX 4.VP
2011-07-10 16:10
6 replies
+1
2011-07-10 16:10
+1
2011-07-10 16:11
no doubt
2011-07-10 16:12
+1
2011-07-10 16:27
or 1.M5 2.SK 3.VP 4.FX sounds like absurd :)))
2011-07-10 16:29
1 reply
it's never gonna happen
2011-07-10 16:33
2 match i the sam time sux :(
2011-07-10 16:10
1 reply
Ye, that should be changed in the future somehow! Want to see both games :(
2011-07-10 16:34
nice
2011-07-10 16:10
really impressive game
2011-07-10 16:10
I say that.
2011-07-10 16:10
I like that manager. :XD
2011-07-10 16:11
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Russia hameleonus
M5 didn't show their best, so I think SK will destroy them easly... M5 will take maximum 15 rounds on 2 maps T_T
2011-07-10 16:12
nice game
2011-07-10 16:12
i say that!
2011-07-10 16:13
"For losing to Virtus.pro my team will not get any salary this month. I say that. They will need to earn the money in this championship by themselves if they don't want to die from starvation. Virtus.pro guys have done a good job, they have prepared well for the game against M5." WHAT?!?!?
2011-07-10 16:14
9 replies
"yesterday had stated the following regarding the two map loss' against Virtus.pro"
2011-07-10 16:16
He made this comment yesterday, after they lost twice against VP.
2011-07-10 16:16
7 replies
now thats how things get done in Mother Russia if only there would be more managers like that :))
2011-07-10 16:23
3 replies
Lol, seems like things haven't changed much since WW2 really have they, go on keep shooting your own guys in the front no one really cares xD
2011-07-10 16:26
2 replies
genocide aside this is quite funny
2011-07-10 16:29
1 reply
Haha damn reeet! It's silly... "I know! to motivate my own team I will take away their pay... Yeah that will definately work!" O_o lol.
2011-07-10 16:31
hey man when will be fixed table betting thanks for answer
2011-07-10 16:33
2 replies
It's done once every night.
2011-07-10 16:33
1 reply
i know but dude ten days of not updating top this top last month :)
2011-07-10 16:48
go go m5 gl edik
2011-07-10 16:14
no any photos ?
2011-07-10 16:15
Looks like there'll be food on the plates after all.
2011-07-10 16:17
1 reply
haha
2011-07-10 16:54
I SAY THAT
2011-07-10 16:19
can someone slap Dosia in the face so he gets pissed off and beats SK??? he looked sleepy vs vp
2011-07-10 16:19
Dmitry Brave mmmwahahha
2011-07-10 16:23
its easy all the manager has to do is threaten M5 so they win :)
2011-07-10 16:24
gg m5, nice performance by vp though
2011-07-10 16:35
i expect this. virtus.noob is a low team gl on semi finals m5!
2011-07-10 16:41
very good match!
2011-07-10 17:02
GL. I think: 1.SK 2.M5 3.FX 4.Virtus...
2011-07-10 17:42
M5 heroes
2011-07-10 18:40
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Ukraine junoo
M5 SK VP FX
2011-07-10 19:34
VP fought valuently! They went off from 1st place in theor group which noone expected from them as they were there with ROCCAT, M5 and ESC. Great job and huge progress! Hope we'll see enough good matches with VP :)
2011-07-11 03:20
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