Vox Eminor take out CGPL Season 1

March 26th, 2013 12:34

Vox Eminor has taken out the inaugural season of the CyberGamer Premier League after defeating Athletico on two close maps 19-17 on de_train_se and 16-12 on de_inferno_ce. Vox Eminor will walk away with $5000 in cash and the crown of CGPL Season 1 champions.

Season 1 of the CGPL was heralded as the first real major tournament on Australia's CS:GO calendar and with most of the big teams managing to come through the season. It was the showdown to establish how teams stacked up against each other in tournament conditions and most of the results went as expected.

The finals stage - Photo courtesy of Cybergamer.com.au

Just as the seeds suggested the top two teams ended up reaching the final, but an interesting map veto left the teams to fight it out on the lesser played de_train_se. On a match fueled with passion the event looked likely to boil-over with both teams giving it everything they had. The match eventually went into overtime where Vox Eminor showed their experience in LAN finals and took it out on a very close 19-17 scoreline.

De_inferno_ce gave both teams an opportunity to reset and play a tactical game, however the first map had taken the wind out of Athletico's sail and they failed to put enough pressure on Vox Eminor to mount a challenge for the second map. Vox Eminor took the map and the championship 16-12.

24th March 2013

CyberGamer Premier League Season 1 results:

1. Australia Vox Eminor - $5000
2. Australia Athletico - $2000
3-4. Australia Auxiliary
3-4. Australia Immunity
5-6. Australia 3H
5-6. Australia We Ain't Mad
7-8. Australia Volpriv
7-8. Australia Noxious Gaming

The Coverage does not end here as we are still organizing Demos, Stats and possible movie highlights from the weekend.

I have reserved this space to re-iterate the shout-outs to the people involved in making this happen. Simcore, Pandan, Tonks, Rogue, Omen, Bench, deathdoG, Sutto, Lordo, Boomser, Spunj, Event Partners, BenQ WD AMD Kingston and Cooler Master. Last but not least Talnoy, the tireless work and passion you put into these events is beyond words. Hopefully we can continue to work together and help spread the word of Australian Esports.
2013-03-26 12:40
Oh wow forgot, neogear.pl - these guys took a chance and decided to cast some games in english. Even though it didnt quite work out, they took a chance and had go, so big thanks to them as well!
2013-03-26 12:51
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
Could you add their.Lu please? Because it puzzles me how a team with GazR apoc n destiny could be beaten domestically... Unless benor plays again? :p
2013-03-26 15:41
Vox.Eminor - TopguN, Spunj, LukeHavoc, Snyper, AZR Athletico - Rickeh, teddyT, dosky, peetyG, jks GazR and deStiny arent very good in CS:GO (in comparison to 1.6) and thier 4th and 5th (OVERKLASSON and sibe) just aren't on par with the others. Apoc was pretty much carrying them the whole tournament (he averaged about 30 frags a game including 125+ dpr)
2013-03-26 21:50
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
Nice, thanks alot man! last Q: the Vox guys hailing from source or 1.6 scene? :] good to see apoc still got the moves ^_^ hope to see gazza step it up too !
2013-03-26 21:58
topgun, spunj, havoc all played CGS Snyper played a decent amount of 1.6 with Ferg Azr played a decent amount of 1.6 but i guess it's a source team.
2013-03-26 22:51
Link to jks frag vid
2013-03-26 22:52
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
cheers :] ferg sounds familiar, other than that havent been able to follow the aus scene, esp source :P
2013-03-26 22:56
ferg aka the frenchman played for aAa etc
2013-03-27 07:27
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
2013-03-27 19:53
I thought Havoc didn't play in the CGS, I believe he was too young to attend?
2013-03-27 00:04
His facebook page says he did... 1st GamerThon Nationals 2008 (Sydney UnderGround) 1st CGS Qualifiers 2008 (Sydney UnderGround)
2013-03-27 01:43
Australia TotalEclipse 
Havoc didn't play in the CGS friend
2013-03-27 00:24
His facebook page says he did... 1st GamerThon Nationals 2008 (Sydney UnderGround) 1st CGS Qualifiers 2008 (Sydney UnderGround)
2013-03-27 01:43
Australia TotalEclipse 
That's fair enough. He played in the qualifiers but was too young to compete in the actual competition.
2013-03-27 04:48
Voxe pretty much got the perfect blend of both 1.6 and source, they had players who were top tier players in both games and just mixed together really well.
2013-03-26 22:52
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
the Austrailian NiP ;D
2013-03-26 22:56
examples of the "top tier" 1.6ers in voxe? maybe snyper is acceptable but sai never did anything and either did spunj
2013-03-27 06:29
Nah Bro spunj made it to 130 stat in ipgn defs had 1.6 skillz
2013-03-27 06:39
not sure if ur trolling me :S
2013-03-27 06:56
did you take part in the organisation?
2013-03-26 17:22
Not really no, I created the coverage portal here on HLTV.org (added event, teams, players, matches, results, hot match pages, streams). It was only about 8 hours work compared to others who would of spent 80+ hours.
2013-03-26 23:01
Ecuador habdi 
2013-03-26 12:36
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
2013-03-26 21:59
love australian teams :X
2013-03-26 12:37
2013-03-27 00:03
really dude.. love australia overall for me its the best country in the world in terms economics and landscape :) one day I want to be there! <3 AUSTRALIA!
2013-03-27 00:25
wow 5000$ :D
2013-03-26 12:38
Good job, keep it up!
2013-03-26 12:38
Australia JNUPS 
intense 2 days. thanks for the publicity gomez :)
2013-03-26 12:40
Thanks for the 0-14 on T train
2013-03-27 06:40
2013-03-27 09:00
Excellent job guys
2013-03-26 12:46
5000$ :O GREAT !!!
2013-03-26 12:49
2013-03-26 12:58
You're alive!
2013-03-27 01:07
simmo | 
India rite2ace 
demo link ?
2013-03-26 12:58
looks nice why no 3rd place :?
2013-03-26 13:06
Was some good games and competition! hopefully the community can continue to grow and hopefully my team can compete at the next nationals!
2013-03-26 13:07
Not bad!
2013-03-26 13:07
How do Aussie teams generally stack up to the rest of the competition out there?
2013-03-26 13:10
Voxe are in a league of their own really, I think they'd do well at a European lan, it's just the cost of travel expenses that's probably stopping them from going.
2013-03-26 13:27
^ tell him hes dreamin'
2013-03-26 14:24
Sweden nSo~ 
hows the serenity?
2013-03-26 15:08
nearly as good as the pool room
2013-03-26 16:37
Dont pay any attention to Fishballz guys. His some rand who aliases and trolls everyone..
2013-03-27 12:55
"KUKLOS" nuff said.
2013-03-27 14:13
No Australian team would come even close to the Euros, as good of a tactical player spunj is, if you can go 0-14 on a half on train against aussies, its scary to think what Europeans would do. That being said they are a pretty dedicated team so if they practised really hard you never know what they could achieve.
2013-03-26 21:52
Australia TotalEclipse 
I think Voxe would do well overseas with enough practice. Right now they look pretty average considering their pedigree. But with some European hours put into the game they would definitely do well.
2013-03-26 23:10
The problem isn't entirely if Vox are good enough or not, at the end of the day its the competition you play against, and in Aus/NZ i could count on 1 hand what teams would be even remotely close to European level. That why immunity always got crushed overseas, they dominated Australians and they were a very skilled team but they just wern't used to that level of skill.
2013-03-27 00:32
Australia TotalEclipse 
Yeah you're not wrong. I guess in that case the sooner Voxe go to Europe to compete the better, considering the skill difference between 1.6 then and CS:GO now is simply immeasurable.
2013-03-27 04:51
Nice one
2013-03-26 13:13
de_inferno_ce :D
2013-03-26 13:20
fucking sick map!
2013-03-26 13:55
2013-03-27 00:03
wow nice prize :) gz gz
2013-03-26 13:28
Was crazy to watch.
2013-03-26 13:33
Good prices.
2013-03-26 13:37
Is there any VOD or something for that inferno_ce game?
2013-03-26 14:05
Australia Jks 
twitch.tv/cgplevent/b/381626842?t=128m59.. Should be linked to where the match starts.
2013-03-26 14:17
Great, thank you! :)
2013-03-26 14:52
de_inferno_ce should be adopted. Its way better than se....
2013-03-26 14:06
Was a great tournament; glad I stayed up to watch it. Congrats to Voxe. I feel like they could definitely hold their own at a European LAN event.
2013-03-26 14:14
U cant know that tbh..
2013-03-26 16:49
Australia Jks 
GG Voxe, fun close games!
2013-03-26 14:18
Where is your frag video against wAM on mirage?
2013-03-26 21:55
2013-03-27 01:08
nice prize gj
2013-03-26 14:32
Norway billson 
Gogogo Australia :)
2013-03-26 14:37
Australia taking the world by storm. Someone get these guys to an European event :D
2013-03-26 15:53
Australia TotalEclipse 
Thanks GoMeZ for posting everything on HLTV.org and everyone who tuned in. It really does help in hosting more competitions. Hopefully Voxe can get some good practice in and compete overseas sometime. EDIT: Didn't mean to reply, sorry!
2013-03-26 16:14
IN FUCKING FERNO_CE ! I'm gonna immigrate....
2013-03-26 16:48
wow $5,000 is pretty big for a national event, especially in Australia
2013-03-26 17:22
nobody can know if Vox could do work @ euro LAN but they are entitled to think so...
2013-03-26 20:57
The problem with Australian teams is that they are really only limited to practising against AUS and NZ teams so they playstyles are only created to bear them, thats why Immunity dominated aus 1.6 for over 7 years but when it came to going international they barely has any good showings.
2013-03-26 21:54
7 years?
2013-03-27 10:27
Thanks to Gomez and HLTV for supporting the event, the VODs will be uploaded the youtube later today.
2013-03-26 23:50
Was an awesome event, thanks for the coverage HLTV :) 5th is an OK placing for our first national event, we'll improve for the next one! #Team 3h
2013-03-27 00:07
Macedonia EXTOL[t] 
Good Prize Money. GL in Australia.
2013-03-27 04:05
Voxe winning was always expected, they'd get crushed tho against most EURO teams...just sayin
2013-03-27 04:34
United States Bibby 
Congrats to Voxe well played! But lets see them @ cph or eswc vs some EU teams :)
2013-03-27 08:28
Not to down talk any accomplishments iM/VoxE even the 1.6 peers I came to play against before they hit there peaks but I have to get something off my chest. In quake we have duelers competing against Euros and actually playing very decent..... In CS we have idiots who lack critical thinking in a 3rd level perspective. You all do the same trained strats and spray and pray in a game that even after 10 years allows you to kill someone with 1-2 bullets and move into positions faster and setup bottlenecks that destroy anyone. Everyone plays for them selves and the high fives you do at one lan generates into Heat when you all blame each other when you lose the next lan because you lost out early or blew something big. No one takes away any experience from LAN in aus and you all treat it still like a piss up and a catchup with your mates. Don't ever compare your selves to Euros and this isn't jealously because I never made in cs or anything but my opinion(might be wrong but i dont care) I've witnessed enough dickheads with inflated egos and these teams like iM are letting there players do exactly that. Your facebook page with your fans havoc are lol I cannot wait when 500 people just shut you down and treat you like a second class citizen when you fail. The community is full of retards in Aus and I don't seriously believe eSports will ever be big because of the mileage from here to any country that plays as dedicated as us.
2013-03-27 09:04
Woah. Someone is burning. I dont understand why you are bashing me so much I actually don't know you other than seeing your name here and there in 1.6 and qlive Also, I started on Q2 when I was about 10 lol. I won my first quake SGL comp before my feet could touch the ground sitting at a desk, and I stopped to play CS full time when source came out in late 2004.. Just saying, because apparently im dumb because i play CS? I dunno, is that what you are saying? Now that I think about it, why are you even posting this in reply to this post, why not just make a thread on an Aus forum or something
2013-03-27 10:40
Lastly. And the only time I ever saw a community come sooooo close to being united was ESWC 2003. Which problary 80% of the players from Source WEREN't APART of.
2013-03-27 09:05
Thanks for the coverage and everyone involved - it was a great tournament! So happy to come away with a win, although we all feel like we under-performed and we are keen to show our potential. Also, we never said we wouldn't get smashed by European teams lol. Of course we would right now, but given the opportunity to practice teams of that quality on a regular basis, who's to say we couldn't post good results? I honestly think we could, Australians have great individual skill, but lack the tactical and team play of european and american teams that can practice each other 24/7. Thanks for the support, already keen for next season! :D
2013-03-27 10:44
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.