Wild Fire are the new EPS champions in Germany following a 2-0 victory over mousesports in the grand final of the Spring season.
The top four sides from the regular season gathered at the ESL's TV studio, in Cologne, to contest yet another edition of the EPS finals, with €7,500 up for grabs in this tournament.
Despite fielding a lineup with a stand-in (Fatih "gob b" Dayik, who replaced Timo "Spiidi" Richter), mousesports still entered the event as favourites, and they gave a good account of themselves in the semi-finals, beating EnRo GRIFFINS 2-0 (16-12 on de_inferno, 16-7 on de_dust2) to reach the tournament decider.
chrisJ's one-man show not enough to win title
On the other end of the bracket, Wild Fire and ALTERNATE played out a three-map thriller, with Benjamin "qk-Mantis" Oberlein's side picking up a 2-1 victory (16-13 on de_mirage, 7-16 on de_dust2, 16-14 on de_inferno).
The first map of the grand final, de_dust2, was a very close affair and even went into overtime, where Wild Fire ran out 21-19 victors. de_inferno was much more one-sided, and in the end mousesports were downed 10-16, without a doubt a big disappointment for Chris "chrisJ" de Jong's side, who lose the German title.
K - D
Benjamin 'qk-Mantis' Oberleinqk-Mantis
52 - 49
Manuel 'mnL' OberleinmnL
50 - 49
Niclas 'enkay J' Krumhornenkay J
33 - 41
Pascal 'nky' Maassnky
39 - 50
Patrick 'KRAEUTERHUMPEN' JakobiKRAEUTERHUMPEN
35 - 47
EPS Spring 2014 final standings:
1. Wild Fire - €4,000
2. mousesports - €2,000
3-4. ALTERNATE - €750
3-4. EnRo GRIFFINS - €750