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 epic22 CS:GO tournament has now come to an end with CeX beating eDen esports on two maps, to win the best-of-five grand final 3-0 including their upper bracket map advantage. It has been a packed weekend, full of upsets and surprise results, with a couple that are worth their own mentions. Of course, CeX taking the win is not neccesarily a surprising result, but their grand final opposition eDen esports had to fight tooth and nail to make it there, even overcoming the first seed Enclave Gaming.
The London LYNX side managed to out-do their seed, despite a rocky start to the tournament with a few hurdles in the group stage. The found themselves up against the first seed [...]
Last nights win over London Lynx saw the eDen esports side progress in to the lower bracket final, where a confident Enclave team were waiting for them. The Enclave side had made most of their journey through the upper bracket, before being beaten by the second seeded CeX side in a two to zero series.
Up to that point, the eDen side had a much more rocky route through the brackets. After leaving the groups in second position, they had to play both CeX teams one after the other. Being successful against the disappointing CeX side, they fell foul to the less disappointing CeX side seeing them drop to the lower bracket in the second round.
As their eventual fellow [...]
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 [...]