Virtus.pro win Starladder i-League 1

1463944832-2984

Photo Credit: HLTV

When the dust settled in the explosive match between hometown favorites, Natus Vincere, and their challengers from Poland, Virtus.pro, only one team emerged victorious. Despite having everything against them, the crowd, the venue, the head-to-head matchup, Virtus.pro managed to overcome the odds and were crowned the Starladder i-League Invitational champions. Along with the trophy that they took home, the Poles also received a nice cash purse of $50,000 to sweeten their victory.

Groups

1463652041-0828

Photo Credit: HLTV

It seems like a common story in the group stages of any major tournament are the high number of upsets, and Starladder was no different. The first few matches saw one of the possible contenders for the title, SK Gaming, fall prey to another hometown favorites, Worst Players. Add on to the fact that Worst Players were the lowest rated team in the tournament makes the 2-0 upset even more surprising. However, the surprises of the day did not end there. Na’vi are current ranked as the 2nd best team in the world, dropped a close series to Dobry&Gaming, the 2nd best Polish team. To sum up how big of an upset it was, most predictions had Dobry&Gaming at less than 10% chances of winning the game, especially since it was a best-of-three.

The rest of the matches saw Virtus.pro and Dobry&Gaming, the two Polish teams, going into the winner’s finals with Na’Vi, GODSENT, Worst Players, and HellRaisers sent to the lower bracket. Virtus.pro proved superior in the winner’s match, taking down their fellow countrymen, 2-0, to send Dobry&Gaming into the loser’s bracket also.

Loser’s Bracket

1463825349-4648

Photo Credit: HLTV

Na’Vi had a long road ahead of them as they needed to beat three teams to make it out of the loser’s bracket to get to the grand finals. Their first match against HellRaisers was close on Mirage, but they won it 2-0 nonetheless. Their second match against GODSENT (who beat Worst Players) was an even closer affair as GODSENT took 12 and 14 rounds in the series, but again Na’Vi with some help from the crowd triumphed. Their final match in the loser’s bracket was against Dobry&Gaming, who had just come off a loss against Virtus.pro. The previous match had been a close fight with D&G winning in the group stages. This time, the Russian/Ukranian/Slovakian team powered through their opponents 2-0, allowing D&G to only grab 9 and 12 rounds.

Grand Finals

1463931734-7221

Photo Credit: HLTV

Although many people could not have predicted exactly how the bracket would pan out, most people would say that Na’Vi and Virtus.pro would be their two picks to make the finals. Interestingly enough, Virtus.pro were not given any advantages in the grand finals despite coming from the winner’s bracket and remaining undefeated up to that point. The maps for the finals were Inferno, Train, and Cobblestone with Na’Vi picking Inferno, Virtus.pro picking Train, and the decider being Cobblestone. Inferno began with Virtus.pro shutting down their opponents’ offense, only allowing a total of 3 rounds for Na’Vi’s terrorist side. Na’Vi could not put up a similar defense of their own and the map went the way of the Poles, 16-11. Train was almost the exact flip of Inferno. This time, Na’Vi were the ones to storm ahead to a 12-3 lead on their CT side leaving Virtus.pro to try and scrape together a strong defense to win the map. It was starting to look possible when Virtus.pro rattled off a string of rounds off of pashaBiceps winning a 1 vs 3 clutch in the 17th round of the game, but Zeus from Na’Vi answered with a 1 vs 3 of his own to push Na’Vi over the top and take the map 16-8. Cobblestone began with a quick 3-0 for Na’Vi, but Virtus.pro powered ahead to a 9-6 lead at halftime on their T side. The second pistol round also went the way of Na’Vi as they equalized the score at 9-9 off of that round win. However, a strong defense from the Poles allowed them to take seven out of the next eight rounds to win the map 16-10 and take home the prize of $50,000.


For the best CS:GO experience, check out CyberPowerPC’s VenomX GIGABYTE series.

blk_win10_4003

52 thoughts on “Virtus.pro win Starladder i-League 1

  1. Great Share! I’m impressed, I must say. Really rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. Your idea is outstanding; the issue is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this.
    patagonia sale http://patagonia.hawksportsind.com

  2. Approaching from the standpoint of a fellow member within this trade, I really enjoy your write-up. I’ve constantly been in in actual fact like with this trade all my life so I’ve developed a discussion board for marketplace specialists to come together and discuss all things in this business. You gave me some fantastic creative concepts for my own website online.
    vibrams on sale http://vibramfivefingers.easyinboxmailer.com

  3. Nice post. I learn something more challenging on different blogs everyday. It will always be stimulating to read content from other writers and practice a little something from their store. I’d prefer to use some with the content on my blog whether you don’t mind. Natually I’ll give you a link on your web blog. Thanks for sharing.
    furla handbags outlet http://furla.compucelunlock.net

  4. Hello, i learn your blog occasionally and i own an identical one and i used to be just wondering in case you get loads of spam feedback? In that case how do you forestall it, any plugin or anything you may recommend? Im getting so much recently it is driving me mad so any help is very a lot appreciated. Anyway, in my language, there usually are not a lot good source like this.
    patagonia houdini sale http://patagonia.ttravelmint.com

  5. I wanted to compose you a bit of scrutiny to finally say thank you yet again regarding the nice techniques you have documented at this time. It is quite wonderfully generous of people like you in giving extensively just what a lot of people would’ve offered for sale as an e-book in making some cash on their own, chiefly seeing that you could have done it if you ever decided. These strategies additionally served as the great way to be sure that someone else have the identical fervor just like my own to find out high-quality deal more with regards to this problem. I know there are abundant more agreeable instances ahead for folks that take a look at your website.
    stuart weitzman bridal shoes on sale http://www.dolux.co.uk

  6. Dude, please tell me that youre going to publish much more. I notice you havent written an additional weblog for a while (Im just catching up myself). Your blog is just too important to become missed. Youve acquired so much to say, these knowledge about this subject it would be a shame to see this weblog disappear. The internet needs you, man!
    balmain skinny jeans http://www.possion.co.uk

  7. Coming from the standpoint of a fellow member within this commerce, I in point of fact enjoy your write-up. I have continuously been in in actual fact like with this production all my life so I’ve developed a argument board for market specialists to come together and discuss all things in this business. You gave me some fantastic thoughts for my own website.
    millet聽shoes price http://www.milletsale.cc

  8. Hello there! My name is john I am a 20 many years previous pupil. I love to examine. I dont have lots of time. It is why I realized how to read better and faster, I Think that should you study lots of books and megazines youve to find out the ability of speed reading. Just so that you can read far better and quicker. anyway, I hope you will proceed to sustain this site. this is a excellent location and Im sure Ill be back again within the close long term again.
    how much are balmain jeans http://www.leove.co.uk

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s