Curse win LanTrek 2013

January 12th, 2013 22:06

Curse has managed to win LanTrek 2013, their debut with Timi "aslak" Verkkoperä, by defeating NeRdS-GoNe-WiLd 2-1 (16-12 de_dust2_se, 11-16 de_nuke_ve, 16-9 de_mirage_csgo) in the grand final.

Curse struggled  throughout the day as they started both the quarter-final versus MOV3MBER, and the semi-final versus FR34KSHOW, by losing the first map in the best-of-three series.

MOV3MBER took down Curse 16-9 on de_nuke_se, lost de_dust2_se 12-16 and then went on to lose de_mirage_csgo 14-16 after bringing the score all the way back to 14-14 from trailing 1-10.

The semi-final saw Curse drop de_dust2_se 8-16 with a 0-9 second half against FR34KSHOW, but then score two easy wins on de_nuke_ve and de_mirage_csgo, losing only twelve rounds total.


aslak's team struggled but won their first domestic event in the end 

NeRdS-GoNe-WiLd had an easier route to the grand final, defeating both eastGamers and Team without dropping a map, although they did surrender fourteen rounds twice.

Strong play by Timo "reflex" Rintala and Joona "natu" Leppänen carried the rest of their squad over the finish line on de_dust2_se, which Curse won 16-12 after being up 14-3.

Timi "aslak" Verkkoperä's new team was then completely shut down on de_nuke_ve, where they went down 1-13 as terrorists. NeRdS-GoNe-WiLd won the pistol round as well, but weren't able to close the map out until 11-16.

Final map looked to be easy for Curse as they went up 9-4 as defenders, but final two rounds gave NGW a little hope. In the end the favorites came through, winning de_mirage_csgo 16-9 to clinch the LanTrek title.

LanTrek 2013Best of 3
12th January 2013

LanTrek 2013 final standings:

1. Finland Curse - 1,400€
2. Finland NeRdS-GoNe-WiLd - 700€
3. Finland FR34KSHOW - 300€
4. Finland Team

Curse currently sits with a 2-2 record in ESEA Invite after losing against n!faculty last week on de_dust_se. Next week they will take on VeryGames and ASES on de_mill_b2.

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Germany Dok1 
lineup of NeRdS-GoNe-WiLd?
2013-01-12 22:09
fAlsu gsieN kelli ZOREE xseveN
2013-01-12 22:11
statzzz plzzz
2013-01-12 22:17
well done ;)
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Serbia dekizh =DD 
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aslak stronk, lurppis wronk
2013-01-12 22:34
why even cover this ?
2013-01-12 22:39
why do you even comment on this?
2013-01-12 22:43
because i wonder why stuff like this is being covered?
2013-01-12 23:04
why not? i bet plenty of people wanted to find out how aslak fared at his first tournament
2013-01-12 23:13
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Serbia Wule123 
+1, and finland cs scene is always one of the best.
2013-01-12 23:17
Finland CS... hmm one of the only true competitors back in like 12/13 years ago, but then . ? not That much kk thnx hey bye. BUt is like kinda lika aslak, "pretty" solid AWP talent. Prolly Finland's greatest ive noticed when it comes down to raw AWP skill. But not enough to beat Delpan, for sure. freshmind you here (?) i wanna see your munintrollsface I'd say, please slap Sweden CS. Let me see your crawldance.
2013-01-13 00:09
Sweden BIRK 
Finland has always had good players and have always been there fighting.
2013-01-13 00:29
"Fighting" Yes, but Not paralell with Sweden measurements, far from it.
2013-01-13 00:32
Actually u sir, know dick..We got plenty of talent tbh.. Dont post if u truly know dick.
2013-01-13 02:40
Its Ok, you can cry in my arms.
2013-01-13 10:21
U supplying tissues aswell? Then its a deal!
2013-01-13 14:25
Europe _jUNGLE 
I remember an oldschool Lan called MindTrek, is this tournament somehow related? Just wondering...
2013-01-13 01:18
no idea
2013-01-13 02:03
Ofc, "BOOM!! - here comes the - BOOM!!, ready or not" etc, I must say very much a milestone CS movie, yeah Legendary.
2013-01-13 02:25
One of the best cs movies imo!
2013-01-13 02:58
Finland teco 
Well at least it was hosted in a same city and they both have Trek in their names.
2013-01-13 08:44
don't be ridiculous dude...
2013-01-13 09:47
why not ?
2013-01-12 23:20
they didn't make a full coverage of the lan, but it's cool to know who won and to know how good they are playing with aslak.
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cool stuff
2013-01-12 23:06
gg Curse :)
2013-01-13 00:09
nice one :)
2013-01-13 00:17
Easy 4 Course =]
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Sweden wmb 
nice performance by xseveN!
2013-01-13 01:49
I was casting the play offs. The entire event was far more competitive than I expected, with both Mov3mber and Nerds gone wild (The mix team) showing some fantastic play against Curse.Eu, who while admittedly making some tactical mistakes, is still the 5th ranked team in the world. I'd love to see Nerds gone wild to stick together, and I really would love to see Mov3mber to enter some international lans, as if they play the way they played then, with a little bit of practice (They made some occasional poor decisions) they could seriously do some damage. I was talking to them in the stream chat, and from what I understand they are looking for a organization to help them get to lans, and frankly if they play like they did today, someone needs to pick them up.
2013-01-13 03:00
I liked ur casting, gj. You sounded like a 15-year old boy lol
2013-01-13 10:54
"and I really would love to see Mov3mber to enter some international lans" AHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHA
2013-01-14 05:08
*were (notice past tense) the fifth ranked team in the world. without nasu i'm not so sure they belong
2013-01-13 11:51
and how would you know how they're gonna do after some practice with aslak? prolly even going to do better. i mean, they did win lantrek without even practicing with him.
2013-01-13 19:55
i don't know, but nasu has been an integral part to every good finnish team because he does a lot of the little stuff in the background that no one seems to notice. there is no way that they would have given up so many easy rounds if he was playing, even without practice. they should beat everyone at lantrek 2-0 without any issues, they actually were lucky to win. that's bad news.
2013-01-13 19:58
nasu is great and hard to replace, i know, but so is aslak and one cant judge their performance if they haven't practiced at all - no matter who the enemies are (and i also think you underestimate the power of finnish cs:s mixteams lol). all i'm saying is that you shouldn't turn down their future just because they replaced a great player, only future will tell how their chemistries are going to work out.
2013-01-13 20:28
i think it goes into the roles of the team, allu is basically playing all the roles aslak should have, and while they will move around to fit him better in, there isn't quite anyone capable of doing what nasu did (which is the essential stuff of not allowing mistakes, forcing them to be productive at practice, play seriously etc). aslak will be a better fragger without a doubt once he's adjusted, but it will make them very, very inconsistent unless they find a way to add someone who can entry frag and play the boring/hard backup roles nasu used to play. roles simply do not fit, as was the case with sk 2012 ft. trace.
2013-01-13 21:21
Not gonna happen as gsieN and probably zoree quit CS.
2013-01-13 18:59
Finland FRGVN 
where did ya hear that gsieN and zoree would quit CS? I talked them IRL and they said nothing like that.. but yeah not gonna happen since xseveN already plays in another team.
2013-01-15 00:04
they werent playing before lantrek and neither are now
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India h8or 
gg curse.
2013-01-13 03:01
gz Curse nice closes matches :D
2013-01-13 08:31
cap = +5 for skill
2013-01-13 09:17
was the ex-ROCCAT participating here ?
2013-01-13 12:15
Hm.. I don't think they are playing anymore. Some of them had to go the military service if i'm not mistaken.
2013-01-13 13:50
Sweden PPH 
aslak playd great
2013-01-13 13:38
gz Curse, reflex carried them hard
2013-01-13 13:50
strong mirage :D
2013-01-14 01:10
imo, this article was written with some bias considering nasu was benched. they won the tournament but it was written negatively
2013-01-14 03:19
I really like this :D
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