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ESL UK Premiership: The Preview

by AzuuraJOctober 21, 2016

Next Friday, 2 teams will descend on London’s MCM Comic-Con to play the finals of the ESL UK Premiership, The 3 week group stage is finished and we were left with 2 teams who have proved their dominance over the games they have played throughout the past weeks.

Molotovs and Marshmallows Gaming

Originally known as Heinz.UK, the Molotovs and Marshmallows side led by Coach and Manager Neil “Neil_M” Murphy have destroyed the competition throughout the Promotions cup and the Group stage, not dropping a single map throughout the competition, beating teams such as XENEX, nerdRage and FM eSports in clean 2-0’s. They’re heavy favorites coming into MCM London but recent travel to China may leave the team fatigued and vulnerable.

The team consists of:

  • Tom “jenko” Jenkinson
  • Tramaine “stan1ey” Stanley
  • Josh “mole” Rowley
  • Fabien “kioShMa” Fiey
  • Aaron “AaroN” Hemmings

(We previously reported robiin and tsack would be playing for the team, we recieved word quickly after publishing that those 2 players had been changed for the 2 now mentioned above)

Reason Gaming

Placing second in the group is Reason Gaming who played through the ESL Premiership as Vexstar. They too did not drop a single map throughout the tournament except for one Bo5 which went 3-0 to our other finalist team – MnM. A bad omen for the side maybe? Reason Gaming have however now had chance to go over demos from MnM so should be prepared for them when the time comes next Friday.

Reason Gaming consists of :

  • James “Kryptix” Affleck
  • Sam “RattlesnK” Gawn
  • Ben “r0m” Smith
  • Valentin “Bishop” Canepa
  • Robin “RobiNasTy” Perret

The matchup even has a little bit of a rivalry behind it, as Reason Gaming earlier on were set on picking up the Heinz.UK squad, only for them to back out after everything had been announced. Now that Reason Gaming have another squad, it’s their chance for both the org and the team to take revenge for the 3-0 that MnM Gaming handed them earlier in the season.

The venue will be MCM Comic-con London, the 3 day event taking place in the Excel London will host the ESL Premiership on Friday the 28th of October. A single Best of 5 Series will take place between the two teams to settle the prize money of £6000, £5000 will go to the winner with £1000 going to 2nd place. All the action can be found on ESL Twitch channel on Friday the 28th October!

You can see how the Premiership played out HERE, and check out the ESL_CSGO_UK twitch page next friday, October 28th, for the final!

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AzuuraJ
Writer and tournament admin for UKCSGO, previously worked with JGL and FACEIT. you'll find me on twitch under the name blackoutazura
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