Flipsid3 Tactics win ESEA IM S16
Swedish Flipsid3 Tactics have won ESEA Intermediate Season 16 with a 2-0 (16-13 de_dust2, 19-17 de_nuke) win over Paranoia in the grand final to win $1,300.
Paranoia eSports finished the regular season in seventh place, boasting a record of 11-5. Their grand final opponents, Swedish Flipsid3 Tactics, finished 10-6, good for a tenth placing.
In the playoffs the Finns ran through the upper bracket undefeated, though with close matches that included a 16-14 win versus RCTIC and 22-19 overtime victory over Flipsid3.
Jumpy's Flipsid3 win ESEA IM Season 16
The Swedes then took down Norwegian Expert-gaming 16-12 on de_inferno to clinch a spot in the grand final, and a chance at redemption against Paranoia-eSports through the lower bracket.
Flipsid3 Tactics did just that. They first overcame the Finns 16-14 on de_dust2, and then came back from a 3-12 deficit on de_nuke to win 19-17 in overtime to win ESEA IM Season 16.
ESEA Intermediate S16 final standings:
1. Flipsid3 Tactics - $1,300
2. Paranoia - $850
3. Expert-gaming - $650
4. CELPHTITLED - $600
5-6. myGame - $250
5-6. bananaboat - $250
7-8. DOT SEFI - $125
7-8. RCTIC - $125
You can find the full bracket of ESEA IM Season 16 playoffs here. ESEA Season 17 is expected to start in July with a new Main division being added to European CS:GO.