DeKay's Sources: jedqr set to play with Virtus.pro CS:GO on a temporary basis - Dexerto
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DeKay's Sources: jedqr set to play with Virtus.pro CS:GO on a temporary basis

Published: 20/Jun/2019 16:39

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis

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Polish Counter-Strike team Virtus.pro will be replacing Arek ‘Vegi’ Nawojski on the active lineup due to illness, according to multiple sources close to the team.

jedqr is a Polish Counter-Strike player that is currently benched within the x-kom Team organization, meaning Virtus.pro will pay a loan fee to use him on their roster. 

It is expected that Grzegorz ‘jedqr’ Jędras will take Vegi’s place during his recovery, in which he will return to the lineup when ready.

After joining x-kom Team in October of 2018, jedqr played for almost six months before being moved to a back-up position alongside Krzysztof ‘Goofy’ Górski. x-kom Team recruited Paweł ‘innocent’ Mocek and Paweł ‘reatz’ Jańczak to replace them over the following month.

Virtus.pro/TwitterVergi Joined VP in April 2019 as part of the team’s new-look roster.

Vegi joined Virtus.pro in April, replacing Mateusz ‘TOAO’ Zawistowski on the active lineup. Since joining the roster the team has not made any progress towards gaining international relevance. 

After qualifying for the StarLadder Berlin Minor Closed Qualifier, they were unable to reach the Europe Minor with a losses to Mousesports and BIG.

ELEAGUESnax is the lone player to remain from VP’s legendary roster.

Janusz ‘Snax’ Pogorzelski and coach Jakub ‘kuben’ Gurczyński are the only members from the famous Virtus.pro team that won a Valve sponsored Major in 2014 as well as many other premier tournaments. 

The other four players from that lineup have gone their separate ways: Filip ‘NEO’ Kubski is now playing with FaZe Clan, Wiktor ‘TaZ’ Wojtas has started a new project with Aristocracy, while Paweł ‘byali’ Bieliński and Jarosław ‘pashaBiceps’ Jarząbkowski are professionally inactive.

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S1mple vs ZywOo: The Stats That Prove Who Was IEM Beijing’s Real MVP

Published: 27/Nov/2020 16:58

by Marco Rizzo

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The two best CSGO players of 2020 faced each other in the grand finals of IEM Beijing-Haidian, with both Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev and Mathieu ‘ZywOo’ Herbaut delivering incredible performances across the tournament. 

Fresh off the end of IEM Beijing, Dexerto takes a look at the statistics of the two best players of the event trying to determine who was the real MVP.

Across the five maps, ZywOo was the only player on Vitality to display an overall positive HLTV rating as Nabil ‘Nivera’ Benrlitom only played two maps after subbing in for Kévin ‘misutaaa’ Rabier on Dust 2 and Richard ‘shox’ Papillon on Inferno.

The young Frenchman was responsible for some of the most incredible moments in the entire tournament, with two ace clutches in the final map of the event.

S1mple, meanwhile, boasted some ridiculous numbers in the first two maps of the final series, collecting 64 kills across Dust 2 and Nuke while spearheading NaVi’s domination in the first half of the series.

While ultimately being on the losing side of the grand final, s1mple earned the highest rating of the series with 1.47, an incredible achievement across five maps.

Both players were also unbelievably consistent across the entire tournament, and while ZywOo edged the Ukrainian in overall ratings, s1mple had the better k/d ratio out of the two.

These two have been tearing the CSGO scene this year and IEM Beijing won’t be the last time these two prodigies face each other in the finals of a major tournament.