Vitality over Virtus.pro to IEM Summer 2021 semis
Vitality has absolutely demolished mighty Virtus.pro in the first quarterfinal match of IEM Summer 2021, thus ensuring their participation in the tournament's semifinals. The Frenchmen, it seems, have managed to regain their confidence after recent reshuffles and did close out the game easily on 2 maps 16-10 on Inferno and 16-5 on Vertigo.
"I think it's him having more confidence," Vitality's Dan "apEX" Madesclaire said on the topic of misutaaa's improvement in brief aftermatch interview. "For more than three months misutaaa has been really sick in practice, but unfortunately he wasn't showing up during matches. [...] We tried to change a few things to make him even more comfortable, and I think it's working pretty well."
The opponent of the French team in the next round of the playoffs is OG, who have been struggling lately, but despite that, they've been showing impressive performance throughout the course of the event. The match will take place on Saturday, June 12, starting at 16:45 CET.
Current IEM Summer 2021 playoffs bracket: