With an earlier Saturday afternoon start, the second week of the Gfinity Elite Series concluded with the Method dropping to the Epsilon side. The second week was full of exciting games, and saw the standings thrown into disarray as Prophecy failed to secure a bonus point yet again and Team Infused took a surprise win over the EnVyUs Academy side. The only British match up on the cards between Team Endpoint and exceL eSports ended having been a close fought battle, with the victory eventually going to the Endpoint side.Week 2 Results: Team 1ScoreMapScoreTeam 2 Prophecy8train16Reason Gaming EnVyUs Academy12cbble16Team Infused Epsilon 16cache11Method Team [...]
The upper bracket final took place between Team CeX, a team who had not dropped a single map by this point in the tournament, and Enclave Gaming, the tournament first seed who had numerous run-ins with London Lynx on their path through both the groups and the upper bracket.
Map one, de_inferno, had been played by both teams through the event. CeX had nothing but success so far, and hence were cool, calm and collected heading in to the game. For the Enclave side, the memory of their loss to London Lynx on the map was likely still in the forefront of their minds.
They went on to make many similar mistakes to those that they had made earlier in the day, losing out players [...]
Last night’s group stage finished off with the down on their luck London Lynx side taking on the hot favourites Enclave Gaming. The matchup saw the Lynx team push Enclave all the way on de_cbble, stopping just short of the win and taking away a tie and an extra point in the groups.
Following the first round matches in the elimination bracket, where the Lynx side dropped the surprise Opulent side and Enclave overcame the Madison Ivy side, the teams found themselves head to head once again.
The first map, de_inferno, kicked off with Lynx on the CT side. An initial pistol round loss saw Enclave with an early lead, but they were swiftly put straight on to the back [...]
With the final few games finishing off just moments ago, the group stage of the Counter-Strike tournament at epic22 has come to its end. The group stage was not by any means a boring one, and it is not exactly surprising that there have been some upsets with the number of seeds packed into each of the four groups.
There were upsets across the board, starting out with the defeat of London Lynx at the hands of The Goose House in the very first round. They almost managed to do something special themselves though by taking Enclave Gaming, the tournament first seed, all the way and ending the game with a tie. In the end, they ended up third in their group on account of their rocky [...]