After a well fought battle, 00 Nation sadly lost their inaugural CS GO match with new CS GO roster including Epitácio “TACO” de Melo, Eduardo “dumau” Wolkmer, and Bruno “latto” Rebelatto against current rising Outsiders, the now neutral name of Virtus Pro, this happening at the opening round of ESL Challenger Valencia.
The former GODSENT trio moved to play with Marcelo “coldzera” David and Santino “try” Rigal on new team 00 Nation, which was announced just a couple of days ago, one month after it was initially rumored. On top of the big name signings of TACO, dumau, and latto, 00 Nation also brought former GODSENT staff, head coach Olavo “cky” Napoleão and assistant coach Alan Diego “aDr” Riveros.
There were a lot of expectations coming into ESL Challenger Valencia within the Brazilian community, as of course TACO and coldzera are back to back Major champions around the 2016 era of CSGO betting under the Luminosity Gaming, and after a heavy dispute moving to the SK Gaming banner.
If you are csgo betting sites fan, then you should be excited for this as they finally have reunited for the first time since 2019, but their debut was of mixed emotions, as it definitely did not go how the Brazilian fan base was expecting. Outsiders came out swinging, as they dominated Inferno from the very start of the live session, having won the straight-eight initial rounds to set up quite a powerful early game advantage.
00 Nation did manage to recover right at the end of the first half while also managing to secure the second pistol round to get some economy going, nevertheless, Outsiders put up a stop to this and created a great T side performance to finish the game with a 16 to 11 scoreline. The big name for this first game on Mirage was Petr “fame” Bolyshev, who led the aggressiveness for Outsiders in the fragging department with 22 kills, while everyone on 00 Nation’s side, with the exception of entry fragger dumau, finished with an underwhelming negative kill to death ratio.
Coming back to the next series of games 00 Nation will face Brazilian rival Furia Esports, and the csgo odds lean towards Furia. Both teams unfortunately provided disappointing results on their first showings of play in the tournament. However, 00 Nation has way more pressure on their shoulders as a new organization. Not only do they have a supposed star-studded roster, but also a legacy to protect from their veteran players.
Outsiders will come back to play once more on the live server later this week to face the winner of FURIA vs. Sprout within Group A’s winner match. As for 00 Nation, this defeat leaves them in a tough spot as mentioned before in the ESL Challenger Valencia as they’ll have to win two straight best-of-three series in order to climb back to the playoffs section of the tournament. Hopefully we will see better performances from the South American representatives, after a cold bucket of water was thrown last evening with the upset.