CS: GO Virtus pro team was not ready for resistance from less status teamsPredator
Many experts were convinced that the Virtus pro team will show itself worthily at the Dreamhack Open Leipzig . Even the insulting defeat of the Kazakh team in the first match did not negatively affect the general mood. If desired, it could be justified by various factors: from Jame’s negative statistics to a sharp change in time zones. In any case, Virtus pro still had a chance to rectify the situation, so many fans made a bet on one of the strongest teams in the world in advance. If you also love a risky game, then you can study the rating of bookmakers. To do this, just follow the link .
Unfortunately, the Virtus pro team fell short of everyone's expectations, finishing the tournament in last place. A similar failure from the finalists of the World Cup was shocking, but quite natural, because the team looked awful. To make sure of this, it is enough to study in more detail the mistakes of the Kazakhs in the confrontation with Cloud 9.
Predictable draft - an advantage for the opponent
At Virtus pro, the process of peak cards is debugged to automatism. It would seem that in such a situation the team must definitely get some advantage over the young opponents, but in practice everything looked different: the Kazakh team was definitely not in the role of a clear favorite on any of the cards. Overpass is a trump card in the Cloud 9 pocket. On this map, the Americans have already won important fights, and the Kazakhs have shown not the best game in recent times, alternately losing to Nip (6-16) and Havu (12-16). And although Virtus pro had chances to earn a solid handicap at its peak, which was Dust 2, even here the CIS team managed to give an advantage to the rivals, losing 7-16.
Risk movements negatively affected the final result
The Kazakh team is always quite boldly moving around the map, but sometimes such rotations are more like a thoughtless risk than some kind of coordinated action. Returning to the match against “Cloud 9”, we can recall several such situations at once:
In one of the important rounds, Virtus pro players earned a solid advantage by killing a couple of opponents in the first seconds. However, having remained in a 5 by 3 situation, for some reason they left point A completely open, although it was possible to evenly distribute the forces throughout the map. As a result, there remained a free zone into which Floppy burst, and after installing the bomb, the numerical advantage of the Kazakhs was leveled.
Another significant episode happened a little later. It would seem that the Kazakhs finally made the right rotation, which should lead to the desired result, but excessive aggression again ruined the whole team. In fact, the actions of the Kazakh team were logical, but inconsistent, so some players lost their positions, for which they instantly paid.
Of course, the experienced and skilled team made many more critical mistakes, but the above points are quite enough to understand why the obvious favorites lost.
Negative Sanji Stats
Obviously, the young Uzbek simply did not get in shape before the tournament. In fact, many players face similar problems from time to time, but Sanji was really bad. If you look at the statistics of the Virtus pro player, you can see that he was not able to achieve a positive balance on any of the cards. Simply put, Sanji died much more often than he killed opponents. Consequently, Virtus pro rivals easily gained a numerical advantage in many rounds, and on the professional stage they learned how to use such “gifts” long ago. In addition, not only Sanji but other Kazakh arrows hit the target badly, the hope of a positive result disappeared as quickly as it appeared.