We’re going to have a hot day today! It will begin with an important meeting against EnVyUs. Participation in the Kiev LAN finals is at stake, and it’s a matter of principle for our players to make it there. The French lost only once at StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3, that was a fight against G2 (3:16 on Train, 13:16 on Nuke). EnVyUs had also lost twice to the Danes from North a day before that.
As we can see, shape of the French isn’t perfect, but our players aren’t going to drop guard. EnVyUs is a dangerous opponent, but HellRaisers surely want to perform in front of Kiev audience, too. Our team is at the bootcamp right now and is ready to do its best to earn a slot in the Kiev LAN finals.
The match day will be carried on by tough matches with the Poles from Virtus.pro, the champions of DreamHack Masters Las Vegas 2017. However, after such a huge victory the Poles didn't advance out of the group stage at IEM Katowice 2017. The team wasn't satisfied with that, and so Virtus.pro have got their shape back, having outplayed Astralis twice and traded maps with Fnatic within ESL Pro League Season 5.
The first match will take place on Mirage. Virtus.pro have unbelievable numbers here — 9 victories in 10 meetings. The Poles have played this map against the current roster of HellRaisers twice, and both times ended up winning, so this meeting is going to be very tough for our players.
The second map will be Overpass. The Polish five have managed to win it only twice in 5 games! Indeed, the Poles haven't played this map against our team in official matches. and we're sure ANGE1 and Co know how to surprise Virtus.pro.
The history of meetings looks interesting, too.
Thus, the upcoming meeting is going to make this esports evening pleasant for all fans of spectacular matches. Virtus.pro are willing to win, since their situation in the tournament bracket makes them earn points to secure the leading position, but HellRaisers have ruined the Poles' plans many times before, so we expect a powerful match.