However, this turned out to be only the start of a long match. Virtus.pro slowly gained the advantage back, killing and attacking. Fnatic stood their ground and this turned out to be a draw.
Alexey "LeX" Kolesnikov of Virtus.pro gave a live comment:
"We played the opening match of KODE5 and we were up against currently the best team in the world - fnatic. We were not expecting a draw, we wanted to win that game. After losing the first side badly (where we messed many moments), we were able to get ourselves in one piece and fnatic a hard time. This draw gives us a moral bonus for our next games. Right now we're going to play Dignitas, and then our WCG 2007 rivals - team Evil Genius. The match against the Americans is going to be an interesting thing to watch for sure."
This somehow evens this group out, because before the game, other teams could hope for VP or fnatic to lose the match and the points, but now both teams gained points. It's going to be very hard for other teams in this group now.
You can download the HLTV demo of this match from our democenter.
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Reps.ru StarCraft journalist.
WGTour.com league manager / newsmaker.
myMYM.com StarCraft / DotA journalist.
Proplay.ru multigame journalist.
cyberfight.ru multigamer journalist.
SK-Gaming multigame journalist
Rekrut.ru WarCraft 3 journalist.
iGameCentral.ru multi-game journalist.
All Aggression (shortly [a2]) team founder, co-leader and manager. TOP4 of Russian StarCraft teams of all time.
stOrm Multigaming (www.stormthefront.ru) - TOP1 various games in the country (Uzbekistan).
Consisted of CS, WC3, DotA, FIFA and NFS divisions.
PinCho WINGS - an Uzbekistan CS team based on Storm.lan, part of PinCho Penguins club (www.twitter.com/pincho_moscow).
Storm (forum.esport.uz), an Uzbekistan CS team. Most successfull Uzbek CS team in the history of the country.
Arbalet League September 2008 - 1st place
Teams defeated: all KZ teams and k23 in the final.
Arbalet Cup April 2009 - 1st place
Teams defeated: PL, Sky, k23 in the final.
DTS Cup Ukraine May 2009 - 9th place
Teams played with: Virtus.Pro (lost 8:16), DTS.chatrix (lost 13:16), tp.uSports (lost 9:16).
Arbalet Cup August 2009 - 4th place
Teams played with: Virtus.Pro (won 16:8, 16:13), KerchNET (lost 8:16, draw 15:15), PL (won 16:2, 16:3), k23 (lost 1:16, 10:16), forZe (won 16:8, lost 15:19, lost 8:16).
Arbalet Ukraine - top 7-8
Arbalet Asia - top7-8
Arbalet SNG Cup - top5-6.
Nikka "episode" Ibragimovich
Server "cEKKA" Kerimov
Thomas "Thommes" Yasyukyavichyus
Timur "JTX" Nizamov
Kamal "Archiello" Abdukadirov
I am still striving to prove that it doesn't matter which country a man is from to be good.
I am still believing that it's all about skills and respect.
Wish me luck ;)
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