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ESC Gaming have been crowned champions of Your road to Katowice after defeating myDGB.net 2-0 in the Grand Final (16-9 de_nuke_ve, 16-11 de_train_se).
The Polish giants had finished 2012 on a high, winning the SLTV StarSeries finals, and they were able to pick up where they had left off, building on their success in Ukraine with another title, this time on home soil.
The first map of the final was de_nuke_ve, ESC Gaming's choice, and here myDGB got off the brighter, taking the first two rounds of the first half, in which they were playing as CT. A buying option from ESC saw the Poles win the next two rounds to turn the score around, but then Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács showed why he was considered one of CS:Source's greatest AWPers and got two impressive kills, as the Slovakian team levelled the game on three rounds.
Another round then went myDGB's way, forcing ESC to go on eco, but Filip "Neo" Kubski pulled off four kills to put his side back in the race. In the remainder of the first half, neither side could stamp their authority on the game as the scoreboard showed 8-7 in favour of ESC at the break.
ESC further enlarged their lead at the start of the second half as Jarosław "pasha" Jarząbkowski picked up four frags in the pistol round, with myDGB's players looking completely lost on the map. The Poles continued on a roll, taking the score to 12-7, and even though myDGB managed to reduce the deficit to three rounds, ESC remained in the driving seat as they won the map 16-9.
de_train_se was the map that followed, and myDGB, who were playing on the CT side, got off to a great start, strolling to a 5-0 lead. Jarosław "pasha" Jarząbkowski then spectacularly won a 1-on-4 situation to give ESC their first round of the map. Such a round inspired the Poles to mount a comeback, taking the score to 5-6, but the Slovakian team gave a great account of themselves in the latter stages of the half, going into the break up 10-5.
Now on the Terrorist side, the former BEASTS side came out very aggressively in the second half, winning the pistol round, but then ESC stunned their opponents by pulling one back with an impressive eco strategy. From that point on, it was a one-way street, with ESC taking completely control of proceedings to walk out 16-11 winners, with Jarosław "pasha" Jarząbkowski's producing more highlight material as he pulled off another four-kill round.
Your road to Katowice final standings:
1. ESC Gaming - $4,000
2. myDGB.net - $2,000
3. MaxFloPlay - $1,000
they can beat vg right now.
ESC have improved a lot, I'm certain that they can par VG, maybe even NiP
I'm certain ESC can challenge VG. About ESC challenging NiP, that IS a ridiculous statement by me, since even I don't believe in it :)
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Do you not think VG improve aswell? You think they just stay at the same level they are at yet ESC continue to improve?
You my friend, are either drunk, drugged up or a complete moron.
Judging by other comments, I will go with the last theory.
ESC's progress is not the same with VG's.
ESC's progress has a lot more to do with them getting used to the game.
VG's progress has a lot more to do with the tactical aspect of the game.
Post edited 2013-01-21 17:38:50
cs:go movement,aiming,shooting all completely different to css.
Nice fail excuses.
IMO it's scary that CS:GO scene is so small.
NiP destroys everyone, then is forever runner-up VG and then ESC winning with everyone else.
no offense its a joke xD
and sick ace by neo in b
Post edited 2013-01-20 22:45:48
Anyway, well played, was an interesting game to watch :)
if they had any gamesense those three rounds would have gone their way and they could've had a fighting chance here but what can you say, esc is better and it shows.
congratz especially pasza & kuben & neo on last map were monsters
GG again, well played
Only good player in myDGB was oskaR and now when he is gone they are nothing, and guardian should stick with riffles he sucks with orb and its very expensive for them.
ESC are top 3 team at the moment and along with VG they have a change to beat NiP in their top form. Pasha is hitting good shots, Neo is playing well and TaZ is one of the best players in the world at the moment.
Respect lads respect no need for hate.
They are good and in my subjective opinion will get even better and will chalenge top 3 even more.
and why that makes them not overrated because they been preforming on top level and been preforming good. so how is that overrating thats F.A.C.T!
3esc no doubt about that at the moment
2nd. DGB beat VG on lan, which ESC dont, so that yours point of view can be also applyied for DGB, they just not beat NiP and ESC, so they should be 3rd atm ? not very logical my friend...
Post edited 2013-01-21 10:54:00
GuardiaN is one of the best AWP players atm, period.
>sucks with orb
And key of ESCs succes is that they play together for VERY long time, they know each other in every fucking detail, so there is no problem for them to get along with a "new" game ( same concept.. ).
Im 100% sure that myDGB will be top world when get decent amount of pracc, and php get in his sick CS:S form.
also in that article
so many individual action from esc :)
they getting bettttter :)
hope they smash NiP
gg to both teams, we could see really good match and that´s fine :)
They started playing when everyone else on the scene had put a lot of effort into GO already!
Now they're undoubtedly the 3rd best team and they might be able to beat VG in the next event!
Na`Vi never liked the game, never put a lot of hours into it! And that's a FACT!
Post edited 2013-01-21 20:39:39
then when they lost it came down to they didnt practice enough. i ask, why was everyone hyping them with no proof other than their "past achievements". which is what mark said
And did you read the comments when php joined?
Almost all saucers claimed that it was a good change php was great in source bla bla, while not mentioning the fact that mydgb just lost their best player for someone who hasn't played in over 2 years!
2. Basically only GuardiaN & PhP played together in a very good lineup at Reason Gaming, which was more than 3 years ago I think.
3. PhP has been inactive for almost 2 years and already plays tournaments like this within his first 100 hours of csgo. I think he did pretty well.
4. ESC already plays together for many years and also already have quite a lot of experience in csgo, compared to other teams...
And what do you mean by "always hype former source teams based on their past achievements" ?
VeryGames has been #2 in CSGO since the beginning, a source player which got hyped is ScreaM and he really has proven himself. Also, mousesports did a pretty good job against NiP and would easily be in the top5 if they'd active.
gotta love how people like you always write bullshit to provoke a discussion...
1. Most of the credit myDGB have, they owe it to some of their players' achievements, so I count them as sourcers.
2. Don't really care / Off-topic
3. see #3
4. So what? In #96 I was referring to people (mostly Slovakia) who promised that myDGB was already a top3 team and that they were about to crush everydoby, The fact is that they're still behind ESC.
To answer your question: Ever since GO was released we've witnessed waves of sourcers (I have no problem with them tbh, as long as they can refrain from trolling) who swore former 1.6 players would be mind-blown by former source teams. Before the first tournaments, about half of the people commenting thought VG would be top1 "easily", closely followed by teams like mousesports, and most of the players who were supposed to become superstars disappointed me. ScreaM's case is different, he was said to be good but nobody here mentioned him as the "star" he's apparently become.
That said, it was painful to see myDGB lost Train.
10-5 swapping over
1. Won pistol round to make it 11-5, and somehow lost a ridiculous eco round with a poorly executed mid push while they could easily do a slow 2-1-2
2. Lost a freaking 1 vs 4 against Pasza >.<
3. Lost another 1 vs 2 against Pasza, again, with 2 riflers/bomb planted, inside vs an Awper.
Aimwise: Esc does have and edge over my DGB but not so much
Teamplay: myDGB is still really rusty, gotta communicate and play better teamplay. IF they'd play those lost rounds a little bit more passively and win 1 of those, the morale + finance would be in their favor.
Lastly, WATCH the back !! The amount of time they commit to a bombsite and get fucked from behind is unacceptable !!
- ESC: their progress is really scary, interesting competition coming tourneys
- myDGB great potential, but needs a lot more hours to feel comfortable with teamplay and also individual performances.
As for ESC I'm sure about progress from the time of SLTV finals... we'll see if they play VG or NiP.
Post edited 2013-01-21 14:26:38
edit: atleast sneix and uno.
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Post edited 2013-01-21 08:42:15
fixd it 4 you as 1.6 requires way more skill in movement than in csgo
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+ PhP has just recently joined the team, I don't even think he have hit the 150hrs yet, and if he have, it's mainly DM which don't you much of an idea about the new peaks etc.
All in all, myDGB did well, they just need to play a bit more.
A round can be close (1v2, 1v1 etc) or the round can be a execution (all enemies shot, whilst you have 4/5 members of your team left).
It was close in the meaning, that it was always down to individual players, as in 1v1's or 1v2's, with a bomb planted.
I think that the first part of 2013 will still be NiP and VG battling in finals, but I do believe we will see them loose maps vs other then each other, and the game getting more teams that can challenge. Hopefully in the later part of 2013 we will have top6 teams that can all beat each other and each tournament will be a big battle where you will have a hard time to predict a winner even though you can always call out a couple of the best performers.
NiP have by far the biggest edge on playing the game on a high level for the longest, once teams start finding there groove that they had from 1.6 and CS:S - this will start to get interesting !
they have a lots to improve but also great potential
TAZ after match against Max said: We still chasing NIP but others including VG need us more than we chase them.
And I belive him.
I look forward with hope for both team.
Always he was the worst player in ESC, but know he can stand next to pasha neo and taz.
Nice music, anyone knows who sings it??
4:22 - :) kuben hehe
http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/8518/p1270510.j.. - me and esc.
Post edited 2013-01-21 21:44:31