Video: trace vs FiNESSE

February 5th, 2013 22:30

In today's Frags from the past Martin "trace" Heldt shows us his tapping skills with the AK47 which he put to good use in the second group stage of Arbalet Cup Dallas 2010 against the US team FiNESSE.

The Danish ace was left all on his own in the bottom mid area while mTw were planting the bomb on B bombsite. After hearing steps from connector, Heldt decided to wait for an easy frag from behind.

Even though he got stuck in the center of mid with three opponents right in front of him, trace kept his calm and aimed for the top of their heads. A few wasted bullets did not stop him from trying as he got all of the remaining FiNESSE players lined up on the floor with three beautiful two-bullet taps in just a few seconds.

After placing first in both group stages, mTw continued in the path onto their losing streak against Na´Vi after being knocked out by the Ukrainians in the quarter-final.

You can download the HLTV demo here and his POV demo here.

Highlight info

Player: Denmark Martin "trace" Heldt
Match: Denmark mTw vs United States FiNESSE
Final result: 22:8 (12:3; 10:5), Score at 16 rounds - 16:6
Match date: 17.07.2010
Map: de_tuscan
Event: Arbalet Cup Dallas 2010
Stage: Group stage
Weapon: AK-47
Action situation: Denmark mTw Leading 8:1

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miss cs1.6-.-
2013-02-05 22:31
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Peru dbie 
2013-02-05 22:44
Poland joeb 
2013-02-05 23:51
2013-02-05 23:56
Korea ws0 
Nah, I miss 2003. CS 1.6 got boring after 7+ years playing it, but in its prime and when I was a kid, damn that shit was fun.
2013-02-05 23:59
2002-2006 was amazing for me
2013-02-06 05:41
Korea ws0 
2000-2005 for me mainly
2013-02-06 05:50
Sunde | 
Hungary Tibbse 
I must agree. Around 2001 to 2003 most of us had no own pc's and we usualy went to play lan on an inet caffee. It wasn't big (12 pc's) so most likely it was always full and we needed to wait to a free slot to play cs or any hl1 related mods like ricochet or wanted.:D Still we had a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed the game cuz it was NEW. Damn, we payed a lot. :,)
2013-02-06 09:09
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2013-02-07 13:22
fucking beaaaaast :)
2013-02-05 22:33
Sunde | 
World sfu 
epic is epic
2013-02-05 22:33
trace | 
Denmark esAq 
1.6 is just so much better than anything ells..
2013-02-05 22:35
Poland weg 
clean and easy
2013-02-05 22:36
most complete player ever.
2013-02-05 22:38
you wish
2013-02-05 22:39
tell me one player better than trace overall?
2013-02-05 22:52
Brazil agt 
neo, forest, spawn
2013-02-05 22:54
neo ~ok, this is personal opinion, i consider a draw f0rest ~ trace abilities with awp make him "most complete" than f0rest, but f0rest played in high level for a really long time, so lets consider a draw here too spawn ~ you must be kidding me hahahhaha
2013-02-05 22:57
SpawN got sniper, rifler and best pistoler awards from tournaments of his era...why the hell u're laughing like an idiot
2013-02-06 00:01
+1, but in my opinion forest awp is much worse than neo's or trace. He's not such complete player like them, but he has amazing rifle and pistol skills. Maybe I'm so called neo's fanboy, but I think that eventhough neo makes so much frags, he is the one who along with kuben cares about teamplay. I mean he never gets easy frags like for example gtr used to do in 1.6, and that's what makes him the best 1.6 player imho :D
2013-02-06 00:29
f0rest is bad with awp, really? enjoy frags mainly vs ESC with AWP
2013-02-06 18:08
SpawN > trace
2013-02-06 11:23
if youre talkin about wins: yes talking about skill: LOL, no fucking way
2013-02-06 15:19
you don't know 1.6 if you truly believe anyone > spawn. I mean there have been some really good and really dominate players at times from all countries but I bet you if you took a poll by the top players spawn would still be at the top even without playing.
2013-02-06 19:43
spawn was ahead of its time
2013-02-06 20:15
so? that doesnt make him better than trace..
2013-02-07 13:27
lol... spawn was alot better then trace will ever be you dont even know who spawn is when you laughing. your just trace biggest fan prob. but trace is good alround and better with awp then f0rest but not better with rifles..
2013-02-06 22:12
Spawn wasnt a lot better than trace, and will never be, he won more championships and thats it, skillwise trace is by far better than spawn :D
2013-02-07 13:29
SpawN is a beast you fool ! He owned f0rest a hundred times when he was active so stfu brazilian dumbass ..
2013-02-07 13:26
ANd what the fuck this has to do with trace? Spawn was a beat in his time and won several majors and bla bla bla, but we are talking about skill, and spawn is far from trace ~neo~forest
2013-02-07 13:30
neo, spawn, solo
2013-02-05 23:01
Neo ~ok spawn hahahha and solo hahahahhahahah
2013-02-05 23:04
what's wrong with spawn? when he played in the same age as f0rest he pretty much owned him, spawn was good with mainly all weapons, he used the AWP the first time in his life in an official match in the CPL Winter 2005 grand final and that paid off good (I know this from his grilled iview of Thorin)
2013-02-05 23:09
Yeh bro, awesome interview! :D Awping on Inf and Train!
2013-02-05 23:16
World fapper 
u are to young to know what player spawn was.
2013-02-06 15:07
oh yeah, and you know how old i am...
2013-02-06 15:20
SpawN >>>> NEo = gtr > trace = f0rest
2013-02-06 18:38
2013-02-07 13:24
The game changed from 2005 to 2011, spawn wouldnt kill anyone if he played in this era :D
2013-02-07 13:31
in this era (u mean global off? yes .. its a piece of sh*t)
2013-02-09 00:23
LOL NEO>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>f0rest>trace=GTR>ALL
2013-02-10 00:55
f0rest > gtr ? :DDDDDdddD
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Russia Voka2H 
Well, how about LeX(Aleksey Kolesnikov) from VP? He's mbe not played alot, at profesional scene, but his awp is amazing, just like pistols, he's good overall.
2013-02-05 23:15
he's good...that's all, he never played on the f0rest's, neo's, spawn's or trace's level
2013-02-06 00:04
Not better, but players who can compete with trace mSx 2k7 (awp&rifles) SIXER (awp&rifles)
2013-02-06 09:05
Whimp is the king!
2013-02-06 15:14
sure he is... btw trace>>> neo with awp trace is best overall 4 sure.
2013-02-06 20:11
2013-02-06 20:29
Russia vique 
sick trace!)
2013-02-05 22:38
lol, sick
2013-02-05 22:45
miss mTw :'(
2013-02-05 22:49
United States mah9 
sucks that this skill can't transfer to GO, it just doesn't work. trace seems pretty low in GO, he was sooooo fucking sick in 1.6
2013-02-05 22:59
his style that he plays in 1.6 doesnt work in go
2013-02-05 23:11
low skill ceiling :(
2013-02-05 23:12
true (
2013-02-05 23:16
Why can't you do that in csgo? My favourite 1.6 player :'(((((
2013-02-05 23:01
Germany Dok1 
you can^^
2013-02-06 01:26
Yeah i know. But trace can't atm. :(
2013-02-06 07:36
trace is epic
2013-02-05 23:11
Sick stuff is sick stuff! 1.6 4ever :O
2013-02-05 23:17
Sick action
2013-02-05 23:40
1.6 <3
2013-02-05 23:40
1.6 <3
2013-02-05 23:41
1.6 <3
2013-02-07 13:29
Awesome frags. And athid, I just want to say that I love you and your edit is just amazing. It's so smooth and clear omg :D
2013-02-06 00:02
neo > all ^_^
2013-02-06 00:08
2013-02-06 00:13
one of the best players ever!
2013-02-06 00:13
calm and precise. you can feel the calm energy vibe by just watching him alone.
2013-02-06 02:49
<3 trace
2013-02-06 04:03
<3 CS 1.6 CS:GO shit!
2013-02-06 04:15
my fsvourite player in 1.6 :)
2013-02-06 04:32
1.6 best!~!
2013-02-06 04:52
play with candy :D
2013-02-06 05:38
Good memories, the teams, the tournaments, the 'atmosphere' of competition... now look at what we have, that's pretty sad.
2013-02-06 05:55
He played well but the CT's completely failed that situation, all I was thinking during the clip was how he didnt get killed by three CTs who all had a clear view on him - hell, he even had time to miss some shots.
2013-02-06 10:04
actually the beauty of this clip is that both trace and the opponents could see only each other's heads, but it is clearly who was the better prepared in this kind of situations ;-)
2013-02-06 22:10
like on DM!
2013-02-06 10:28
Nice action! Missing this.
2013-02-06 12:14
You cannot see this awesome frags in CS:GOvno
2013-02-06 12:59
Finland pulu 
this is what we are missing in csgo. video tells everything.
2013-02-06 15:38
After that highlight he played vs TRUE OPPONENT aka Na`Vi! xD
2013-02-06 16:52
Serbia sALE 
nice frag 1.6 ftw
2013-02-06 18:11
damn sick
2013-02-06 18:14
trace the best<3
2013-02-06 18:36
<3 trace!
2013-02-06 21:02
<3 trace + 1.6
2013-02-07 19:31
Finesse team was so low... i mean 4 of them a he had over 50 hp left... and he didn't kill them all 4 in close range... he aimed across the map
2013-02-08 21:25
song name:3 ???
2013-03-22 22:38
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