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ESC Gaming win SLTV StarSeries IV
Time: 2012-12-23 17:59
Game: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

ESC Gaming has defeated Virtus.pro 2-0* (16-7 de_mirage_csgo, 16-6 de_nuke_ve) in the best-of-five grand final of SLTV StarSeries IV finals to clinch the first CS:GO season's title and $6,000.

The Poles continued strong counter-terrorist play on de_mirage_csgo as they once again scored into the double digits with a 10-5 lead at half, but unlike in the upper bracket final where they lost after a 12-3 lead, this time they followed through with a 6-2 second half.

ESC Gaming close out the year with a win, just like in 2011 (Photo: Facebook) 

With their backs against the wall, having to win the next three maps in a row to have a chance at the title, Virtus.pro started off as terrorists on de_nuke_ve and only managed to score five rounds at half.

Filip "NEO" Kubski's team was once again able to retain their lead, as they held the second 10-5 lead as well, winning 6-1 as terrorists for a 3-0* (ESC started the series up 1-0 due to winning the upper bracket) series sweep.

SLTV StarSeries IV

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K - D
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SLTV StarSeries IV final standings:

1. ESC Gaming - $6,000
2. Virtus.pro - $3,000
3. Imaginary - $2,500
4. zNation - $2,000

SLTV StarSeries will return in 2013 with an announcement regarding the next seasons of its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments.

HOPPPAAAA deserved
2012-12-23 17:59:50
2012-12-23 18:01:11
2012-12-23 18:01:14
neo was beast,and taz ofc... bravo ESC...:) i am really proud of you :)
2012-12-23 18:02:17
Yup, he will prove to everybody soon why he is the best 1.6 player :D

2012-12-23 22:30:08
loled he will not
2012-12-23 22:59:46
yea he will prove! hater of esc,and neo! davypenis bye
2012-12-24 00:04:43
anddd,okram a was watching your clip vs virtus :) i was like :) gj :)
2012-12-24 00:05:50
2012-12-23 18:02:51
easy money
2012-12-23 18:03:20
noobs NiP > ESC
2012-12-27 18:44:05
Congratz to ESC! Pazsha is strong!

Anyway its good results for Virtus.pro on their FIRST lan tourney :P
2012-12-23 18:03:50
yeah VP on sltv were so cool and strong, for sure its 1st lan for them, and there are showed good results :))
2012-12-23 18:06:38
Now ESC needs to rape NiP in a final so the universe can be restarted.
2012-12-23 18:06:03
2012-12-23 18:07:54
2012-12-23 18:57:49
Only chance that ESC can win over NiP is if all NiP players use their left hand to use the mouse. But even that would be hard for them when NiP are on a different level.
2012-12-23 19:02:58
yeah exactly like in 1.6, right?
2012-12-23 19:22:56
2012-12-23 21:29:03
csgo, not 1.6 .
2012-12-23 21:52:59
and what did happen in cs 1.6 if u can remind me?
2012-12-23 23:00:38
the swedes struggled hard against the poles
2012-12-23 23:37:15
find you fucking typical lazy american
2012-12-24 01:56:44
2012-12-23 19:50:48
Hes right in the point NiP is at a completely diferent level, the rest is just retardness
2012-12-23 21:24:46
Kisses 2 u my friend. Love u
2012-12-23 22:11:45
marcus1g and badboll trollzors of univers,gtfo tards
2012-12-24 00:07:16
Not our problem that it is a Swedish team that is beating up everyone.
But I'm proud of that. Even prouder when they are raping teams that people thinks are amazing.
2012-12-24 02:24:12
Congratulations and well deserved for their effort. ESC!
2012-12-23 18:07:20
stich - HLTV.org
Grats ESC I believed in you when others were naysaying.

Also on a side note, I'm highly amused at the flame war you started on twitter lurrpis over ozstrik3r's shit-tier play. As if he makes up for it somehow? lol
2012-12-23 18:07:43
can you send me a link?
2012-12-23 18:58:13

ctrl + f oz
2012-12-24 01:05:44
lol hahahaha whats his problem with ozstrik3r, i know he sucks but who cares?
2012-12-24 10:57:56
link please bro
2012-12-23 20:33:03

ctrl + f oz
2012-12-24 01:06:02
lol, i agree with lurppis, oz is horrible, probably the worst player ever.
2012-12-24 06:04:51
haha +1
2012-12-23 18:07:51
vp put up a good fight in the semifinal, wasn't expecting this. ESC is getting stroner and stroner. gg.
2012-12-23 18:07:55
awesome <3
2012-12-23 18:08:05
I guess taz has the role of neo nowadays
2012-12-23 18:08:39
TaZ is such a beast and most consistent of the five. He doesnt get the credits he deserves imo though.

Post edited 2012-12-24 01:59:50
2012-12-24 01:59:01
lets be honest, taz was always as good as a shooter as neo he just never had to movement and brain to back it up like neo
2012-12-24 17:40:51
gratz ESC Gaming! Very nice and atmosphere game ;)
2012-12-23 18:09:08
nice job guys :D
2012-12-23 18:11:57
They are really getting the hang of go now :)
2012-12-23 18:13:15
ESC have got so much better the past month or so, deffo gonna push NiP all the way in 2013 wp guys x
2012-12-23 18:13:21
unlike you
2012-12-23 18:17:15
2012-12-23 20:43:24
Good for them
2012-12-23 18:53:45
2012-12-23 18:15:15
YAY! On their way back to the top.
2012-12-23 18:15:36
ESC showing hard work and strong reasonable goals do pay off :)
2012-12-23 18:17:08
Last couple of minutes of the match + quick view of awarding ceremony http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedd..
2012-12-23 18:17:46

Post edited 2012-12-23 19:02:58
2012-12-23 19:00:59
deserved victory
2012-12-23 18:23:37
I saw Neo with the awp alot.

Is he the new sniper in ESC? I'm probably wrong, was just watching the match with little attention
2012-12-23 18:26:18
Nah, probably it's just like 1.6. He will play as a secondary awper.

Post edited 2012-12-23 18:33:41
2012-12-23 18:33:00
it's mostly not wise to double awp in GO for a bunch of reasons. at least compared to 1.6. NEO was main awper in this final.
2012-12-23 18:59:15
neo is mad player, it doesn;t matter is he playin rifle or awp
2012-12-23 18:58:57
He is main awper atm idd.
2012-12-24 02:02:31
pasha/taz mvp
very well ESC!
2012-12-23 18:27:25
congrat´s ESC :D
2012-12-23 18:29:08
2012-12-23 18:32:32
2012-12-23 18:34:00
They had made enormous progress. Deserved ofc ;) Hope to see them in such good disposition against VG/Nip.
2012-12-23 18:41:55
i think that ESC > VG, i hope for that...:) PGS <3
2012-12-24 00:10:32
2012-12-23 18:42:04
2012-12-23 18:45:50
im very happy for them
2012-12-23 18:51:13
NEO's Interview to VP's portal http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedd..

LeX's translating...
2012-12-23 18:51:38
thanks for sharing
2012-12-23 19:07:00
2012-12-23 19:41:16
Thanks for sharing with us.
2012-12-24 01:47:56
I still find it hard to believe how some of you guys thought that ESC couldn't raise their level, the very best and most consistent lineup of CS history, maybe you're all just too young :p the same way that na'vi can do damage if they pracc hard and just enjoy the game. And sure there's still the "nip" level, but finally some teams "closing" by.
2012-12-23 18:52:19
ESC are not the "very best" lineup in cs history, they are the most cosistent for sure tho. How can you say ESC are "closing" by NiP's level when they just won a tournament with absolutelly no big cs:go names whatsoever? I mean... who didnt saw this coming? The last game beetwen the teams ended up in what.. a 16-1? 16-3? Something like that. And that result is not the first time it happened. I would say theres NiP level, then VG, and then the rest still. Theyre closing up to VG level only.
2012-12-23 21:28:20
well, the best being arguable, they sure are one of the best ever. Anyhow, maybe not closing by, but maybe closing the gap a bit, and yeah you'r totally right we have to see teams close up to VG level yet, should have used them instead.
2012-12-24 01:11:00
Yeah they are arguably, but in my humble opinion they are not the most skilled/best lineup in cs history. I dont know i feel NiP is getting even more out of control so-to-speak, but i totally agree they are gapping into VG, cant wait for like 3/4 teams to be at NiP's level, then the spectacular matches we were used to watch in 1.6 will be "replicated"
2012-12-24 01:14:21
you mad man... go to the doctor... it is obviously that golden5 is the very best lineup in history... there are no better players playing with each other for so long time... you are saying stupied things.. you are mad bro. you are swede and it is obvious you are fan n1 of NIP but be more fair!
2012-12-26 11:28:36
Your obviously not very smart. First of all, i said they are NOT the most SKILLED team in hsitory, and theire not imo. And im waiting for someone to beat NiP so saying im a fan of NiP out of nowhere pretty much sums up your IQ
2012-12-26 23:54:53
ahahah i think you are very retarded , your words doesn't make any sense
2012-12-27 00:00:13
2012-12-23 18:57:21
2012-12-23 19:02:17
2012-12-23 19:09:18
2012-12-23 19:10:20
no nip no vg no dennmark good teams , easy for them.
2012-12-23 19:25:56
lmao @ no denmark teams :DDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2012-12-23 20:06:46
2012-12-23 20:49:30
dennmark teams? They are low lol
2012-12-23 22:11:04
3d max, anexis...
2012-12-29 23:57:23
Neo has woken!

2012-12-23 19:26:52
Can't wait for ESC domination in 2013. =D
2012-12-23 19:30:42
sad that neo&dosia, some of the best players in 1.6 suck at go
2012-12-23 19:30:49
true about neo & dosha
2012-12-23 19:37:01
"suck" :D they arent as dominant for sure but they are really good players alson in cs go
2012-12-23 19:37:58
yeah, maybe suck is the wrong word, but in 1.6 dosia and neo were always carrying their teams, always
2012-12-23 19:45:53
this vp team is stacked with big names though
2012-12-24 04:44:31
suck? why suck? he play very good in lasts matches...
2012-12-23 20:18:00
2012-12-23 19:33:45
TaZ has been playing well every time in CS:GO.. deserved it..
2012-12-23 19:35:18
Yeah, I think TaZ is like Neo in 1.6 now. All team is good, but he is on the higher level.
2012-12-23 20:50:21
TaZ is the only one in ESC who is at NiP's level of skill IMO. I've always liked taz alot but since they changed to GO he has been a true beast and a fantastic person by watching his interviews. Really hope ESC the best and hopefully the rest of the players can achieve taz level soon
2012-12-23 21:32:31
I think TaZ was as good or better than Neo in 1.6 most of 2012 as well.
2012-12-24 04:42:50
Good to see Poles are improving
2012-12-23 19:50:37
THIS IS IT TAZ! Congratulations to ESC, Virtus
2012-12-23 19:51:49
ESC <3
2012-12-23 19:59:22
2012-12-23 20:05:18
Congrats for The First International CS:GO Tournament Win Hope for ESC to get more Better in CS:GO Waiting for navi also:D
2012-12-23 20:10:55
GJ ESC! :)
2012-12-23 20:16:53
ESC is the best

when there is no fnatic and NiP.
2012-12-23 20:22:34
fnatic? roflcopter
2012-12-23 20:46:22
one map when esc wasnt even praccing csgo. last time fnatic got raped by esc easily...fnatic isnt even top10 in csgo. why you even mention them lol.

Post edited 2012-12-23 21:38:25
2012-12-23 21:38:03
wasnt even pracc cs:go WTF hAHAHAHah wake up pls
2012-12-23 23:04:57
DAvy jones you are the 1st troll of ESC, kid just kill you plz imba idiot
2012-12-24 00:15:52
hahah im not even trolling now , this is the truth... how can this polish idiot says that esc wasnt even pracc wtf?

Post edited 2012-12-24 10:15:02
2012-12-24 10:14:35
fnatic without MODDII fucking suck balls
2012-12-23 21:43:44
u mean VG and NiP

fnatic is not good right now
2012-12-23 21:02:45
GZ ESC. Too bad no good teams attended
2012-12-23 20:27:06
Finally !
Taz is a monster :)
wp and congratz guys!
2012-12-23 20:32:38
Loord's first good performance.
2012-12-23 20:40:02
2012-12-23 20:45:09
Low Prize money no fear, btw congratz ESC. And I dunno what is happening with hltv.org very late news.

Post edited 2012-12-23 20:52:46
2012-12-23 20:52:28
People that is a little bit older, as i figure the hltv guys are, is usually really busy around the 24th of december ;)
2012-12-23 23:36:04
nice begin
2012-12-23 20:55:34
grat :)
2012-12-23 21:17:27
Deserved. GL in beating NIP
2012-12-23 21:25:03
well done guys :)
2012-12-23 21:28:17
TaZ again best in ESC. GJ
2012-12-23 22:05:20
2012-12-23 22:32:09
Great Job guys!
2012-12-23 23:14:52
Ive been saying ange1 into navi for years, despite a break this year he proved to have amazing skills, in the new CS version aswell. although I think this team is great for him aswell, with time this VP can do real damage. star studded line-up

and congrats to my boys ofcourse, knew you could do it ! <3
2012-12-23 23:33:41
gg ESC, well played.
Merry Christmas to everyone :)
2012-12-24 00:39:25
Loord MVP for me :)

good to see esc back on the top :)
2012-12-24 01:16:55
gg gj
2012-12-24 01:32:15
GoMeZ - HLTV.org
I should be a total scumbag and re-bump the threads where people were saying they would come last every event and should just quit and retire... One guy went as far as saying it was embarrassing watching them play.

But that would be a total scumbag move, so i wont, and you shouldn't either :)

2012-12-24 01:58:47
2012-12-24 02:05:18
Oh but you should. To eat humble pie and all that :)
2012-12-24 05:26:52
that's because people expected to see them being as great as they were in 1.6. and they're on a good road to do that.
2012-12-24 07:19:51
finally G5! wp
2012-12-24 02:16:02
good job
2012-12-24 02:45:33
2012-12-24 04:38:47
2012-12-24 05:44:51
The building platform for winning against NiP perhaps?
2012-12-24 08:32:13
2012-12-24 10:12:11
GJ G5 (y)
2012-12-24 11:14:22
yesss esc
2013-01-22 16:17:43

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