1. overrated due to fluke
2. not caring about low level online games
it seems like throwing sometimes
Ence fans just can't stand ence losing
maybe they are just trying new dumb strats thats what evryone does in the mdl
They are doing purposefully bad to justify kicking somebody and bringing in sunNy
major fluke and back to tier 2 status
i just think they might not care as much for this MDL season since its not like they'd get something out of it.
They're not throwing, just experimenting with new maps and tactics.
i guess it's just that they wont get anything even if they played good there
No reason to tryhard when they wont gain anything out of it
It doesn't matter as long as they don't bet against themselves. It's not against rules to play badly.
Theyre not throwing, because they have no reason to just lose these matches. But I think they dont put all focus onto these games, its sometimes pretty obvious because the way they play.
I'll wait until next major to see what level they are cabable of playing at consistently. I know, its hard to sometimes be patient and reasonable
they just take mdl matches as practice because they dont have any other worth
and to people calling ence fluke wait atleast for blast pro and starseries before jumping on these conclusions
Its samething like you are global on matchmaking and tryhard it
Saving strats for blast pro series
Ence was never good just fluke team
I don't think they give a shit anymore. The honest answer is that after making second place at the major, they probably think all of this is beneath them (they're kinda right) and just aren't preparing for any of the matches.
doesnt MDL give spots to ESL Pro League in the next season?
Yeah but the thing is, throwing isnt illegal, unless they benefit from it somehow.
eg. betting against themselves
during an MDL game vs spirit they were buying dualies and m249s
its not throwing (making sure their result is a loss), its just that they are using zero strats pugging their mdl matches and any opponent that is actually coordinating will beat them. they aren’t trying which is a fine line between throwing, but still not the same.
throwing is when you loose a match because ur getting sth for it (IBP)
just not caring about a match and dont prepare is just lazyness
online games, cache map on which they never play, and IB is not that bad team
I don't think they are throwing but just not playing at 100% power, reason being that they are online bo1s in a league that really doesn't matter.
MDL is online and this season has no promotion. They're most likely taking those games for practice and testing new things. There's a big LAN in a week or so and they want to present good tier cs so it's natural that they don't play these MDL matches at 100% or anywhere near.
Technically even if they do, it’s not the throwing itself that is illegal, it’s the throwing and betting on the other team - basically committing fraud, that is illegal. Like iBuyJobless.
ence has always been top 5 team IMO they just didn't play that many matches against top teams
No, they're trying hard every time, but they just aren't that good.
Its a joke season. Not really worth it for any team. Small price pool for massive amount of games and no promotion.