Key Prematch odds:
Brazilian Flair Too Much For OG
- To win this series: OG 65% v MiBR 35%
- OG outright odds: 3/1
- Team outright odds: 16/1
- Read our group stage review for more details!
There have been rumblings across the CS:GO community about MiBR’s potential to be dark horses to win this tournament due to their aggressive playstyle and individual talent and they certainly showed their potential against a very good OG side in their opening playoff game as the Brazilians swept the second best team in the tournament aside over a three map thriller.
MiBR started well by picking up Nuke to open a 1-0 map lead in the series and it was the performance of Vito “kNgV” Giuseppe which caught the eye for the Brazilians. He was by far the best player on the server, hoovering up 33 kills and leading MiBR to a 16-10 victory, in a game where OG couldn’t hold them in defence, often letting MiBR walk in through the ramp to B for free, and on the T side they simply failed to penetrate and only managed to pick up four rounds.
OG rallied back to win decisively on Inferno with a 16-6 scoreline and took us to a 3rd map - the fourth three map series so far in this exciting playoff bracket. This time it was Valdemar “Valde” Bjørn Vangså who was influential, coming up with a series of multikills to top the server with 24 kills and a 1.89 rating, leading OG to win 10 rounds in a row and send the series to Dust2.
Any thoughts of a comeback for OG were blown to smithereens by MiBR who delivered a knockout punch with a 16-3 victory on Dust2 to leave OG sprawling on the deck and sending the Brazilians through to the Upper Bracket Semi-Final where they will face Swedish powerhouse Fnatic.
Map 1 (Nuke)
- Vito “kNgV” Giuseppe went nuclear and dominated in virtually every metric with 33 kills, 112.8 ADR and a rating of 1.78
- kNgV’s 33 kills wasn’t just impressive, it was 14 more kills than the next highest fragging player on the server, Mateusz “mantuu” Wilczewski, who led in AWP kills with 9, but struggled to make a real influence on the game.
Map 2 (Inferno)
- Valdemar “Valde” Bjørn Vangså carved open MiBR like a Thanksgiving turkey on Inferno, with 7 opening kills.
- Valde’s 1.89 rating was the highest any player achieved throughout the entire series
Map 3 (Dust2)
- Vinicius “vsm” Moreira led MiBR’s rout with 22 kills in only 19 rounds
- Valde was the only player on OG to achieve a rating higher than 0.90, with 1.27
- MiBR’s momentum was too much for OG to handle on Dust2 as they picked up 10 rounds in a row without reply. MiBR were clinical, giving OG no room to breathe. Their performance against such a good team has shown that the Brazilians can challenge the top dogs and stake a claim to go all the way in this tournament, especially if Vinicius “vsm” Moreira and Vito “kNgV” Giuseppe can maintain their form going forward and teams continue to overlook banning Dust2.
- OG - It’s a bitter blow for OG who went into this game as second favourites to win the tournament and already find themselves in the lower bracket with no more second chances. Despite strong performances from Valdemar “Valde” Bjørn Vangså throughout the series, it wasn’t enough for OG who will need to quickly regroup and find a way to stop the inconsistency that they have suffered throughout the entire tournament so far.
MiBR will face Fnatic in the Semi-Finals of the Upper Bracket for a chance to play the winner of the other Semi-Final: Virtus.Pro vs BIG, whilst OG will drop down to the Lower Bracket to play Dignitas.
Here is how the Brackets are shaping up: