Quantic have edged out VeryGames in the consolidation final of ESEA Season 13 Global Finals in a very close series (22-20 on de_inferno_se, 16-14 on de_cache), scheduling a meeting with NiP in the grand final for $17,500.
The last day of action at ESEA Season 13 Global Finals kicked off with the consolidation final between VeryGames and Quantic, the winner of which would get a chance to challenge NiP in the grand final for $17,500.
As the top seeded team from the North American region, Quantic chose to veto three maps and leave it to VeryGames to pick the first one. The French selected de_inferno_se and a CT side start.
The very beginning of the match hinted that we would be in for a close affair as Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom won a 1-on-2 situation to give his team the pistol round. Quantic won the 3rd round, but they failed to plant the C4 against eco the round after so VG strolled to a 5-1 lead.
Carey "frozt" Kertenian then stepped onto the scene with his AWP, getting important picks and helping his team win a couple of 2-on-3 situations to narrow the lead down to 5-4. But once again the North Americans' slow paced attacks backfired and they failed to plant the C4 in the B bombsite after running into an eco-stack.
VG used that to go up 8-4 before a force buy by Quantic produced results. Trey "tck" Martin also stepped into the spotlight in the penultimate round of the first half, winning a 1vs2 situation to make it 8-6. In the last round of the half Nathan "NBK" Schmitt scored 3 kills before Kertenian almost won a 1vs4, but the French took the round for a 9-6 lead.
VeryGames won the second half pistol, as well as the first two buy rounds and they quickly climbed onto a 14-6 lead, looking like they have cemented the first map victory. However, the home team kept their nerves and they fought back various attacks, including Martin's 1-on-3 situation at the B bombsite that pulled the score back to 14-12.
The other Martin in Quantic, Spencer "hiko", locked down the B bombsite in the next few rounds, scoring three and then five kills for a 15-14 advantage, although VG evened it out in the very last round and brought the match into overtime.
In the first few rounds of OT, VeryGames returned to what worked for them earlier – attacking the A bombsite – and they took a 17-15 lead, with Benrlitom then winning a 1-on-2 in B for their last T round, making the result 18-15.
But the French team's ailment rose up again, as they were unable to close the match despite having favorable situations. First Kertenian and "tck" won a 2-on-3, then "hiko" and Kertenian somehow pulled off a 2-on-4, and in the third round Kertenian added another clutch 1-on-1 to take the map into second overtime, 18-18.
The second overtime once again saw the French take the lead after the first half, 20-19, but they were unable to break down Quantic's defense after the sides changed, seeing Kory "semphis" Friesen get his first big round of the map with 4 kills which clinched the map 22-20.
Moving on to Quantic's battleground de_cache, the French-Belgian mixture surprisingly went up 5-0 after a quick pistol and first buy round executions. They soon crumbled though, being unable to win a 3-on-2 against "tck" and Sam "DaZeD" Marine in the seventh round, and then seeing Kertenian win another important 1vs1 for 5-4.
Quantic continued stopping VG's B attacks, as they won a 3-on-5 to take the lead for the first time and after that had "tck" win yet another clutch, this time a 1-on-1 for 7-5. The North Americans strolled to make it ten rounds in a row and to take a solid lead into the second half, 10-5.
But VeryGames didn't roll over and give up, instead they won the pistol round and made it 10-8 with no problems in the anti-ecos. Quantic took the first buy round though and looked on the way to taking the second as well, but Benrlitom showed his skill yet again and clutched a 1-on-2 despite being in a crossfire from two enemies.
That boosted his team who went on to tie the score at 11-11, right after which another very slow attack from Quantic fell into water when time expired, letting the French take the lead. The teams went neck to neck, exchanging the next few rounds as the score became 13-13, when Schmitt, forced to buy only a MAG7, scored three kills at the vents to put his team up 14-13.
However, same as yesterday against NiP in the second map, they were unable to hold onto that advantage and Kertenian once again stepped up and scored three kills including a 1-on-2 to equalize the result at 14-14.
VeryGames were unable to afford much in the last couple of rounds, which Quantic took perfect advantage of, and despite Benrlitom's best efforts at the A bombsite in the last round, the North American team came out victorious 16-14.
After losing four maps in a row with only two rounds difference, two to NiP and now two to Quantic, VeryGames will have to settle for 3rd place which will bring them $4,000.
The North American squad will take on NiP in the grand final where they will need to win two best-of-threes, opposed to NiP's one, in order to get to the $17,500 first place prize. Second placed team will earn $7,000.
I didn't? I just pointed out the bias here. Nice straw-man argument though.
And considering Quantic has really been the only U.S. team to edge out Euro teams, it's kinda a given.
Oh yes, silly me for expecting the official stream of an international LAN to have somewhat objective casting.
Post edited 2013-04-21 19:56:52
Considering it happens at other international LANs too, it seems like you just like attacking Americans. Stop acting like ESEA is the only one to have casters that are biased.
Grow up, geek.
And I said it seemed like, because tons of other, "official streams" are biased, and yet he only wants to rag on ESEA's.
Double jeopardy yet?
Yup, my claims are stupid, says the person that waits two shitty troll comments later to actually post a coherent response. Keep at it.
Post edited 2013-04-22 23:26:19
I never referenced to the bombing, I was highlighting how stupid your claim was that he was "attacking Americans". I don't know why I'm trying to drive it through your extremely dense skull further because it is quite apparent that some people such as yourself absolutely crave being the victim. You accused him of "attacking Americans" which he did in no way whatsoever, then you went on to accuse me of making a jest at the Boston bombings, because you are so far up your own backside you can't see how ridiculous your first accusation was.
Post edited 2013-04-23 01:43:04
And round two, usually means come back for seconds. You must not get out much. How is it being anti-social? Must be fantastic in that dark, small cave of yours.
No, I did. And all you said was, "terrorist." There are more than just terrorists that attack Americans, but you wouldn't know that, would you? You have this idea in your head that whenever an American says someone is attacking another American, we automatically all assume terrorism. You are unbelievably ignorant.
Yup, totally reaching here, especially when all the OP did was attack the American casters. And he did, his comments had negative connotations to them about the American casters, therefore, berating them, AKA a verbal attack.
Your inability to realize this, due to your inability to read, is astounding. Educate yourself, please.
1. Dribble is a British insult, generally meaning spastic/moron.
2. I knew exactly what you meant, I was just baffled that you thought we were in some kind of 'battle' when in truth, I am trying my best to help a very misguided individual. Please explain how that equates to not getting out much.
3. Of course there is more than one way to apply the word attack to something. I was ridiculing the fact that you would accuse him of 'attacking America' in any sense of the word, when he simple stated they were being exorbitantly biased, which is the truth.
He never made a single bad remark about America, The U.S, or anything involved. Just the casters who believed to be bias were from The U.S, that's it. Yes he was attacking the casters, I will give you that. But the casters are not the face of the United states of America. It would be like you saying I am 'anti-social' or an 'idiot'. You are verbally attacking me. You aren't attacking the United Kingdom.
Post edited 2013-04-23 07:04:36
1.Good thing everyone is from Great Britain huh? Ya twat.
2. Doesn't have to be a battle for that to happen. But again, thinking everything is extremely drastic and to the worst extent.
3. I said Americans, as in the casters. And yet again, considering he had no problem ridiculing verbally American casters. Considering he did, I'd say that's a form of verbal attack. But again, you are captain social, so I'm sure you understand every sense of conversations.
Never said he was attacking America, only the American casters. Little bit of a difference. As for the terrorism thing, that's on you. If it was a thread about a Russian caster, you wouldn't have said, "hur durr Terrorism," would you have?
inc 16-2 16-4 from nip against these l0wmuricans
Post edited 2013-04-21 19:41:30
Stop being so pompous and admit an American team did well.
they only can play on this maps
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Post edited 2013-04-21 19:47:09
not on the cache and other shits
I hope Quantic will take one map or BO3 from NiP.
Expecting a gg but NIP to win as per usual.
Post edited 2013-04-21 20:05:47
VG will get there though, sick team and still learning. Kenny and Scream still young and learning loads every tournament. I hope they take positives and keep working on getting better, they will win a big tournie eventually.
VG have proven time and time again they deserve to be top 3 in the world and when they get beaten fair and square instead of everyone saying good job Quantic, everyone says VG sucks. Yall are fuckin wack
or vg never top1
tbh calling does not really make it that much harder for you to play
Both sick as fuck
Shoxie can call as well, he was held as the best aimer in all css, I like ex6 but he is a lot worse than everyone on the team, if rpk came back and -smithz -ex6 +RPK +shoxie VG would be super strong
Ex6 can be a good caller (I am usually just watching finals so I dont know) but I see so many people criticizing for bad calling, in comments bellow almost every match
super late but was a good game ^_^
Post edited 2013-04-22 20:40:58