France wins ESEC 2014

Tgwri1s
December 16th, 2014 16:30

French national team triumphed in Belgrade, Serbia over Poland 3-1 in the grand final of European Championship 2014.

The second day of ESEC 2014 opened up with a showmatch where one player from each national team played with casters Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunović and Mohamed "Availer" Zardab. Kassad's Legends ended up winning 16-7 on Mirage largely thanks to Filip "NEO" Kubski dominating with 27:9 (1.93 rating).

In the main tournament, three teams were left after day one, as Finland was eliminated in 4th place, with Sweden taking on Poland in the consolidation final.


Poland defeated Sweden in consolidation final 

The squad led by fnatic's Markus "pronax" Wallsten took the first map, but the Poles turned it around with an intense 16-14 win on Mirage and then a 16-11 victory on Overpass, thus proceeding to the grand final.

Matchpage
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Cache
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Mirage
16
11
Overpass
16

 Poland K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 74 - 58 +16 - 1.20
Poland Paweł 'innocent' Mocekinnocent 58 - 59 -1 - 1.05
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 60 - 57 +3 - 1.01
Poland Jacek 'MINISE' JeziakMINISE 57 - 58 -1 - 0.97
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 50 - 59 -9 - 0.82
 Sweden K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 69 - 59 +10 - 1.11
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax 62 - 59 +3 - 1.06
Sweden Mathias 'pauf' Köhlerpauf 58 - 61 -3 - 0.98
Sweden Jacob 'pyth' Mourujärvipyth 58 - 58 0 - 0.96
Sweden Andreas 'znajder' Lindbergznajder 44 - 62 -18 - 0.73

Coming from the upper bracket after having beated none other than Poland in the upper final the day before, France had an automatic 1-0 advantage in the best-of-five contest to determine the champions.


TaZ, Neo & co. fought France for the big trophy

At the start, the LDLC-Titan mixture won their map pick Cache 16-12 with an 11-2 comeback on the CT-side, to take a 2-0 lead.

However, with being just one step away from the prize they crumbled under the Poles' fast-paced play on Cobblestone, losing 4-11 as CTs, and despite starting well on the T-side the saw NEO & co. closing it out 16-9.

On the next map, Nuke, the Poles got the chance to start on the CT side, looking poised to even out the series, but they allowed the Frenchmen too many T rounds, with the first half ending 8-7. Dan "apEX" Madesclaire & Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey then led the way on the CT side for France's 16-10 victory and an overall 3-1 triumph in the grand final.

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Nuke
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 France K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 66 - 51 +15 - 1.24
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 57 - 48 +9 - 1.10
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 57 - 54 +3 - 1.07
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 48 - 49 -1 - 0.97
France Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy 35 - 56 -21 - 0.70
 Poland K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 62 - 52 +10 - 1.11
Poland Paweł 'innocent' Mocekinnocent 60 - 55 +5 - 1.08
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 55 - 49 +6 - 1.02
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 40 - 49 -9 - 0.87
Poland Jacek 'MINISE' JeziakMINISE 40 - 58 -18 - 0.75

ESEC 2014 final standings

1. France France - $6,000
2. Poland Poland - $3,000
3. Sweden Sweden - $1,000
4. Finland Finland

After finishing in second place to Denmark last year, France came out on top this time and took home the big trophy and the $6,000 prize.


France with their cheque and trophy as ESEC 2014 champions

The organizers of ESEC have announced that next year they will run a World Championship instead, with all continents and interested nations having a chance to participate.

Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1621
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
1176
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1268
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Serbia Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunović
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
98
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.14
Libya Mohamed 'Availer' Zardab
Mohamed 'Availer' Zardab
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.29
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.13
DPR:
0.78
APR:
0.09
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1145
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
gg
2014-12-16 16:30
LDLC all the way, babayyy!!
2014-12-16 18:58
2nd
2014-12-16 16:31
more like 3rd amirite.
2014-12-17 08:38
u sure?
2014-12-16 16:31
who cares
2014-12-16 16:31
5th nvm
2014-12-16 16:31
better late than never...
2014-12-16 16:31
:(((
2014-12-16 16:31
#8
HeatoN | 
Yugoslavia Knugen1 
schneider bad
2014-12-16 16:32
he's casual so expected
2014-12-16 16:34
#9
Sweden er1kz 
hltv.org to slow 4 you
2014-12-16 16:31
Expecteted
2014-12-16 16:31
breaking news
2014-12-16 16:32
IE users?
2014-12-16 16:32
So late HLTV...
2014-12-16 16:33
Nice..congrats FRANCE
2014-12-16 16:34
HLTV admins uses internet explorer :S
2014-12-16 16:35
hahaha xD
2014-12-16 23:21
IE?
2014-12-16 16:35
Orly hltv?
2014-12-16 16:35
Keepo
2014-12-16 16:35
#23
Australia PhK_ 
Sa early
2014-12-16 16:36
#24
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Israel TalOs 
took you long enough...
2014-12-16 16:38
why the fuck kio wearing shorts in winter? Is it very warm in serbia?
2014-12-16 16:38
its cold here, yeah.
2014-12-16 16:39
It's hot inside the venue you know ... We recently hot heat and electricity yeeey
2014-12-16 17:25
what about outside? He was walking with shorts to the venue from hotel?
2014-12-16 17:38
Prolly not... I mean what kind of question is that ?
2014-12-16 19:21
The venue is literally inside the hotel nightlife-belgrade.net/wp-content/upload.. hotel holiday inn, they didn't have to walk outside- from hotel to the venue
2014-12-16 19:25
Dude, your english is fucking awful.
2014-12-16 17:38
CSGL add plz
2014-12-16 16:39
#29
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Romania Cuntstantin 
LDLC win dreamhack winter
2014-12-16 16:39
-fiffy pls
2014-12-16 16:41
#31
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina tubinh007 
HLTV uses Internet Explorer confirmed!
2014-12-16 16:43
a question since im seein that the organisators are from Serbia, would u allow Kosovo, Albania & Bosnia take place on ur second euro/world champion tour?
2014-12-16 16:46
I guess for Bosnia and Albania wouldnt be problem, especialy for Bosnia. But im not sure would they agree with Kosovo
2014-12-16 17:25
well the politics should be away from eSports i think, anyway thats the best way to show the proffesionalism from the organisers gl tho. :)
2014-12-16 19:09
Tbh, its useless anyway, they will lose 16:0 every match, so however
2014-12-16 19:28
why u are so sure, when u didn't see any of these teams play competitive anywhere?
2014-12-16 23:41
Its pretty obvious that they arent good enough. Even Albania dont have any semi pro player, and im sure that Kosovo would have it either.
2014-12-16 23:50
You really don't know much man, don't speak with blind eye, some team from Kosovo almost beaten ENTiTY on its prime with CI@ on 1.6(loosing on ties), none is good until u give the chance and its just stupid to not allow Kosovo or Albania to take place on a tour cause they are "bad", if so why the World Football championship doesn't ban the qualifiers for Taiti, that looses like 8-0 each game?
2014-12-16 23:56
#34
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Ireland skend 
schneider = babe
2014-12-16 16:54
#35
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
..an overall 3-1 triumph in the grand final. image shows 2-1 and "bo3"
2014-12-16 16:57
wish there was a German team competing
2014-12-16 16:59
#70
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
there was wasn't there? they just got shat on cos bad
2014-12-16 19:27
i dont even call that as a team x_x
2014-12-16 22:10
schneider is sixth man of poland
2014-12-16 17:02
#38
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World breezy0 
schneider was by far the worst player all esec long for sweden
2014-12-16 17:04
+
2014-12-16 17:05
gg
2014-12-16 17:05
carryS monster!
2014-12-16 17:07
#44
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Andorra KOVALSKII 
photos?
2014-12-16 17:07
#45
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Andorra KOVALSKII 
nvm i found
2014-12-16 17:08
#46
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Netherlands c3i 
kennyS 2 stronG>
2014-12-16 17:08
late news again :(
2014-12-16 17:09
Internet explorer admins ("__")
2014-12-16 17:12
enternet ixplorer
2014-12-16 17:13
no money for finland :(
2014-12-16 17:15
HLTV SLOW INTERNET CONFIRMED
2014-12-16 17:16
GG WP. Normal the best team from LAN...
2014-12-16 17:21
Let's hope Kioshima buys some new clothes with his winnings.
2014-12-16 17:21
Old as fuck.
2014-12-16 17:30
#57
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
who cares
2014-12-16 17:30
#60
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India c0rvus 
sexpected!
2014-12-16 17:46
#61
France JPK_ 
GG France <3 Nice job Poland in the finals as well
2014-12-16 17:57
E Z 4 B A G U E T T E B O Y S
2014-12-16 18:28
sol8
2014-12-16 18:47
I'm pretty happy about the futur of this tournament.I was a real fan of the Clanbase Nationcup. It's really refreshing and allow us to see some kind of dream teams (like France) or discover some crazy rising stars like Pauf who did an amazing job (for Sweden). Way to go!
2014-12-16 20:27
France to stronk
2014-12-16 20:33
rip winlando as expected :(
2014-12-16 20:51
exspected
2014-12-16 21:07
next year World Cup ! Nice !
2014-12-16 21:58
gg they barely beat our b-squad xDd
2014-12-17 03:50
Gz
2014-12-17 08:42
#87
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Slovakia patrikS 
GG :) France ez pz !
2014-12-17 21:22
give pronax a team -.- gg useelss people
2014-12-17 23:04
#89
k0nfig | 
Netherlands miles- 
european championship prize in dollars ???
2014-12-18 14:38
kio swvg swvg prvtty muthafvqr
2014-12-19 08:07
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