POPPERS, led by former Anexis Counter-Strike 1.6 in-game leader Danny "BERRY" Krüger, have won ESEA Open Season 13 after defeating einheit 2-0 in the grand final.
A total of fourteen teams qualified for the playoffs with teams such as Torqued, TeamCRG, einheit, LowLandLions and POPPERS vying the $900 first place prize of Season 13.
While every team that made playoffs has been moved up to ESEA Intermediate for the upcoming Season 14, only the top eight placed in the money during this season's playoffs.
Joshua "steel" Nissan's Torqued were knocked down early, with Chris "chrisJ" de Jong's LowLandLions quickly following suit just like Mad Catz Vienna surprise TeamCRG and Polish MaxFloPlay.
BERRY from Anexis
BERRY led his team to ESEA Open championship
Danish POPPERS and Spanish einheit, formerly known as Karont3, wound up meeting in the upper bracket finals, where the Spaniards prevailed 19-17 in overtime and sent Krüger's squad down to the consolidation final.
Meeting them there was Norwegian team Kraftlaget who fell victim to the Danes with a 12-16 score on de_inferno_se, setting up a rematch of the upper bracket final in the grand final.
In the grand final the tables turned just enough for the Danes to come up with two 16-13 wins on de_dust2_se and de_nuke_se, good for a 2-0 win from the lower bracket.
ESEA Open Season 13 final standings:
1. POPPERS - $900
2. einheit - $550
3. Kraftlaget - $400
4. LowLandLions - $300
5-6. AUSTRIAS FINEST - no prize money, caught cheating
5-6. Refuse - $200
7-8. Torqued - $100
7-8. Stahlwerk - $100
ESEA Open Season 14's registration is currently open here, and will continue running until Tuesday, May 7th at 07:00. Prize distribution for the upcoming season will be published soon.