ESL ESEA PL S1 Finals stats leaders

Tgwri1s
July 7th, 2015 16:57

We take a quick look back at the ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 Finals from a statistics angle. Who were the top performers for fnatic on this title-winning occasion and which players stood out in Cloud9's miraculous campaign?

Fnatic secured their second $100,000 payday this year by defeating Cloud9 in the final 3-1 and it was once again in big part thanks to having multiple players step up.

Cloud9 put North America back on the map with their impressive runner-up result, although CLG also helped with the reputation restoration by causing an upset of their own.

Before we get into the specific players, here are the overall stats leaders of the event (only playoff participants included):


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Cloud9's star duo

The two players who find themselves among the best in most categories presented above are Cloud9's stars Mike "shroud" Grzesiek (14 categories) and Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham (12). Although those two numbers don't mean much on their own, they do a solid job of representing the North American team's rise to relevance and those two players' impact on that run.


Breakout event for shroud

ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 Finals saw the big breakout performance for the 21 year old Canadian of Polish origin, who never had a better tournament in his career.

shroud was the best fragger of the tournament (on average), scoring 0.82 kills per round. He also had the most headshots (in total and on average), the most clutches and the second most opening kills.

And it was in the grand final that he excelled the most, firstly putting up a 32:17 performance on Cobblestone to give Cloud9 a 1-0 series lead and later adding another 32-kill effort on Dust2.

In the end he had 100 kills over the four maps - outscoring all other players in the match - and having at least one kill in 42 of the 51 rounds C9 won against fnatic (63:18 score in those rounds).

While Sean "seang@res" Gares gathered plenty of the well-deserved praise for his calling throughout the event, it was shroud who made sure those calls translated into round wins by making the most direct impact for Cloud9 on the T-side.

His score in opening duels as a Terrorist was 27:12 - by far the most impressive of the event – and he scored at least one kill in 77% of the rounds C9 won on the T side (the rest of the team averaged 57%).


Skadoodle was the best AWPer of ESL ESEA Pro League S1 Finals

Unlike shroud, Skadoodle already had his share of time under the spotlight in the last two years, coming close to a place in our Top 20 ranking for both 2013 and 2014, largely thanks to his impressive play at ESEA Finals (especially Season 16), as well as FACEIT Season 2 Finals in Italy.

But still with $250,000 at stake, how he played at this event and against which opposition, surpasses all previous displays and justifies his expensive pick-up for Cloud9 a little over two months ago.

Skadoodle showed to be one of the world's best AWPers (although he only went head-to-head with JW out of the world's other best), not only passing the eye test but also putting up incredible numbers.

He led the tournament in every AWP category, and he did so in a dominant fashion – with 59 total kills more than the next best and 1.5 times more on average than the closest follower.

Overall, he had at least one AWP kill in 85 rounds, 60 of which Cloud9 won. That's 71% success rate for C9 when he had an AWP kill (80% when it was an opening kill), and out of all of their round wins 43% came in part thanks to his AWP.

Fnatic firing on all cylinders

A well-oiled machine that is fnatic was once again able to rely on production from all of its stars. Even though Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson was less impactful than in most of their events this year, that was made up for by Robin "flusha" Rönnquist stepping up – especially in the playoffs. Coupled with another great event by Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer and Jesper "JW" Wecksell it was enough for fnatic to clinch another $100,000 prize.


olofmeister continues his reign

Heading into the grand final, olofmeister was picking up more plaudits on top of his best in the world status, especially with the performance in the group stage elimination match against TSM (33:20, POV).

He also top fragged in the Keyd Stars and Virtus.pro series after that, as well as in fnatic's first map win in the grand final (24:10 on Cache) which in the end led to him having the most total kills at the event (238).

In other maps of the final he wasn't at his best, but flusha was. The #2 from our Top 20 players of 2014 list wound up with 93 kills in four maps (71:28 score in round wins) including some key rounds.


He also played great in the semi-final against Virtus.pro, and according to a new metric of ours, flusha was actually the biggest difference maker in fnatic's tournament with +11.2 round shares. Furthermore, he was involved with a kill, assist or surviving in most round wins for the team (87%).


Round shares at ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 Finals (representing a player's share in round wins and losses separately)

JW wasn't far behind him and olofmeister with +10.0 round shares, meaning the trio was responsible for +31.6 of fnatic's +42 round difference. And per usual JW was the most aggressive player and the one with the most opening kills (48 total, 0.16 on average).

NEO still has it

Filip "NEO" Kubski was actually the most impressive player of the event if we'd look at statistics without context - he led the tournament in 5 categories and was one of the most consistent performers.

However, the context is that he only played 5 maps and that his best play came in the group stage (Day 1 stats). To be fair, he was also the team's best in the semi-final loss to fnatic, but it wasn't a memorable match for him or the Polish team.

This isn't the first time this year that NEO showed glimpses of his past brilliance, as he did the same at the first major, but he still hasn't made such a mark in some of the big matches, instead mostly excelling at the start of a tournament.

Tarik flashes potential again, hazed and reltuC push team to the semi

CLG's 19-year-old star Tarik "tarik" Celik already showed his fragging potential earlier this year at CEVO S6 Finals and ESEA S18 Finals, as well as in Europe at the Katowice qualifier and the major itself.


CLG's during the fnatic match

This time he did it at a $250,000 tournament as once again one of the best fraggers overall (0.78 KPR), although he wasn't a sole star in the team.

In the group stage wins over fnatic and Keyd Stars, James "hazed" Cobb and Stephen "reltuC" Cutler put in Man of the Match performances, while tarik was the second best in both matches.

reltuC ended up as one of the most consistent contributors of the event, with a kill, assist or surviving 69.4% of rounds, but both him and hazed underperformed in the semi-final against Cloud9.

On the other hand, tarik stood out then too as the sole beacon on the first map, where he also had one of the highlights of the tournament:


Among the teams that failed to make it through the group stage, René "cajunb" Borg turned the most heads thanks to his play in the elimination match against fnatic where he had a 35:23 score (POV).

Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey put up similar resistance for EnVyUs in their loss to Cloud9 (32:21 on map two), as did Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo for Keyd on the second map against fnatic (30:22).

That was our quick review of the ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 Finals from a player statistics angle, which while not showing the whole story can give us some insight with a big enough sample size.

We will now turn towards ESWC in Montreal, Canada set for the upcoming weekend so stay tuned for our pre-event coverage.

Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1300
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1620
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
992
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1201
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
United States Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Stephen 'reltuC' Cutler
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
799
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1421
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1011
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1419
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1037
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1175
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
United States James 'hazed' Cobb
James 'hazed' Cobb
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
652
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
692
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Canada Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Mike 'shroud' Grzesiek
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
676
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1142
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
i like
2015-07-07 16:17
flaaaaaasha
2015-07-07 16:18
as expected, NA players dominated on most important stats ^_^ NA > EU skillwise
2015-07-07 19:34
ye stats is everything, who cares about winning the title
2015-07-07 19:49
shouldnt 'numberguy' care only about stats??
2015-07-08 00:29
nice
2015-07-07 16:17
#4
Poland vaph 
i liek edit: 2015 is neo's year, mark my words
2015-07-07 16:27
You missed it by roughly ten years.
2015-07-07 16:49
#39
Poland vaph 
if he was best player in the world for like 5 years it means that he can't be one this year?
2015-07-07 16:56
Since he was the best player in a different game and he was average at CS:GO ever since, yes, he won't be the best. Definitelly not this year. And I bet he won't be the best ever again.
2015-07-07 16:58
sushi go watch some hentai... i mean anime and cry because you don't have any cs go known team in your country
2015-07-08 01:19
Neo is kind of good in CS-GO, but iI don't think he will ever play as good as in 1.6.
2015-07-07 22:59
half a year has already gone by, and neo is still shit
2015-07-07 17:20
yeah totally shit..hes the best vp player for the entire year now
2015-07-07 18:07
Best in the worst :)
2015-07-07 19:40
To even come close to Olofmeister this year, he would need to demolish every team at every tournament almost single handedly. That's extremely unlikely.
2015-07-07 18:06
#74
Poland vaph 
im really surprised that people above me were so nice, is that real hltv? shouldn't replies be like "stfu polak fanboy neo is shit"?
2015-07-07 19:29
and people said that flusha cheated.. lmao.
2015-07-07 16:18
#6
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Vietnam yolesnoobs 
shrood!!!
2015-07-07 16:18
flusha :o
2015-07-07 16:18
#9
Denmark Bagsy 
neo da god
2015-07-07 16:19
flusha so bad
2015-07-07 16:22
Ska the AWP king
2015-07-07 16:22
neo beast
2015-07-07 16:22
skaaaa
2015-07-07 16:25
SHROOOOOOOOOOOD
2015-07-07 16:25
#15
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
i am bit sad for neo now... snax lost his form totally he was at some point top3 without a doubt but now he plays worse and pasha ofc..
2015-07-07 16:26
That's becuase he's IGL now, such a bad decision by VP imo. When Neo was IGL he was still beasting, the IGLs in VP should be Neo or TaZ, they have the most experience.
2015-07-07 16:56
Top 5 1 - Fnatic 2- Cloud 9 3- TSM 4 - NIP 5 - Na'vi
2015-07-07 16:27
hahahahaha
2015-07-07 16:30
forgot the Kappa
2015-07-07 18:06
#62
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Poland Marcines 
nt fnatic is n1 teams below just changing postions over and over
2015-07-07 18:21
almost it would onLY be the accurate if Keyd Stars were number 3, because c9 is ofc n2 and nV doesn't even enters here. Big Kappa
2015-07-08 01:21
neo is back
2015-07-07 16:28
Top calls= Sean
2015-07-07 16:30
ex6tenz by a mile
2015-07-07 20:02
Smelling the troll but actually Sgares has always been a big fan of Ex6 (especially on Source) and he surely was inspired by him.
2015-07-07 21:19
are you saying sean is better tahn ex6tenz? rofl
2015-07-07 21:57
No, just 2 leaders with one (Sgares) with a better team overall at the moment than the other ^^
2015-07-08 10:33
sgares came from 1.6 , dazed was the fan of ex6tenz , sgares dindt even know him.
2015-07-09 01:52
But still sgares was always impressed by ex6 (when he played against VG with Area51/CoL) and said a lot of times on stream that Ex6 was a genius blabla. And once, he even said on the analyst desk (Katowice 2014 if I remember well) that he would choose Ex6TenZ when it was asked "what player would you like to have as a coach ?"
2015-07-09 13:12
doesnt change the fact that you just failed about the source stuff , seangares didnt even play source and is just for this that i answer you, i like ex6tenz im not arguing that.
2015-07-09 14:02
The fact that he never played Source means he didn't follow Ex6 when he played on Source ? oO Like I don't play football but I can't follow the World Cup ? What's this logic ? Like do you think Source players doesn't know about 1.6 legends like HeatoN, f0rest, NeO before CSGO despite the fact they played on a different game ? No fail at all mate, you didn't get my point.
2015-07-09 22:25
Best igl's in the world Ex6tenz Pronax seang@res (this one kappa)
2015-07-08 01:22
#20
Finland Qksc 
Shroud & Skadoodle <3
2015-07-07 16:33
#21
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Poland tentego 
neo <3
2015-07-07 16:33
<3
2015-07-07 16:46
'shrouds breakout event'? he was always topfragging in his team at lans c.c
2015-07-07 16:33
and how did they perform at this events?
2015-07-07 17:19
n0thing was always better statisticly, now that has def changed
2015-07-07 22:32
#23
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Greece her-1g 
as the time passes by freakazoid will shine as well. also c9 need a coach as well
2015-07-07 16:34
I agree, stunna might be a good manager, but not a good coach, imo.
2015-07-07 17:56
yeah stunna is not very good, they need someone with more knowledge of the game
2015-07-08 01:23
#71
Ireland n1ll 
I thought Swag coached them?
2015-07-07 18:43
nope, he's just an "analyst" which does no analysis, and doesn't really attend events with them.
2015-07-07 19:51
I don't think swag is allowed to participate in offline events in any form (obviously excluding local ones) because of his ban from valve and the leagues
2015-07-08 05:39
Epic nice
2015-07-07 16:35
A little bit skewed stats since Virtus.Pro had such an easy time playing against Luminosity.
2015-07-07 16:36
It mentions that in the article.
2015-07-07 16:37
#33
Poland F!go 
so you didn't read m8?
2015-07-07 16:47
Lol Is it VP's fault that ENvy lost to C9 ? TSM lost to keyd? Fnatic lost to CLG ? VP did thrash C9,would have thrashed CLG as well. Keyd would have been a tough game.
2015-07-07 18:38
#26
World Jeza 
Nice to see Neo have good event.
2015-07-07 16:36
#29
Poland F!go 
nice to see neo have good year ;> propably the best player in vp during 2k15
2015-07-07 16:39
Its nice to see him performing well. I think he is getting better over the events. Imagine NEO in godmode in DHW, he will be that monster again! Hope that he continue improving and i also hope that he will be on the TOP20 list!
2015-07-07 19:51
gj
2015-07-07 16:37
#31
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Korea saddummy 
VP is so bad, snax used to be one of the best now hes not even in top 15, pasha haven't seen him play since Katowice 2014, byali is random, TaZ random, NEO carrying
2015-07-07 16:43
#35
Poland F!go 
neo carry, snax now IGL so its normal that his stats are little bit low, taz as always, agree with byali - he is so random guy and pasha lost his skillz after katowice 2014
2015-07-07 16:49
#37
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Korea saddummy 
ah didn't know that snax was igl... but why? he used to be insane top 3 but now...
2015-07-07 16:50
#38
Poland F!go 
i don't understand it too to be honest, looks like he lost his game sense ;<
2015-07-07 16:52
neo impressing :) but he only played 5 maps :/ skadoodle tho 128 awp kills :D
2015-07-07 16:51
best awper on tournament against world's top 4 teams. "Not even top10" "top 10 NA,may be" "Ska sucks" i lol'd
2015-07-07 16:56
#44
Poland F!go 
hltv army at it's finest :D
2015-07-07 16:59
Flusha highest rws and fnatic came back time and time again
2015-07-07 16:58
Neo is the young Heisenberg
2015-07-07 17:02
#47
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Turkey powergs 
NEOOOO
2015-07-07 17:11
Ska, s1mple like :o
2015-07-07 17:18
NEO GOD
2015-07-07 17:24
#52
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
damn, if only neo was this good when snax also played like beast
2015-07-07 17:25
Good old NEO, come back to where you belong <3
2015-07-07 17:39
flusha god :o
2015-07-07 17:41
shroud got much more entry than freak, so why keep freak?
2015-07-07 18:11
Shroud gets entries on standard map control shifts and when the enemy over extends but freak can force entries when the above doesn't happen. IMO keep freak for 3 more months and if he doesn't show improvement by skill exposure and experience, it is a viable option to replace him.
2015-07-07 18:26
'if he doesn't show improvement ' he really have showed already if you look how did he played at gfinity.
2015-07-07 19:42
Freak is clearly a good personality to have on the team. Did you see Sean's muscles, looks like freak got him into biceps. Freak has a role in that team they need someone that's not an autistic nerd that can pull some tail after group stages are complete
2015-07-07 19:57
#60
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Brazil emezix 
no brazilians =/
2015-07-07 18:12
how much is that?
2015-07-07 19:51
Love these stats as always, keep up the great work. Interested in learning more of the "round shares" metric - was there a blog post explaining this more? Looking at Cloud9 vs fnatic, the difference is clear. Fnatic are just way too deep - four superstar level players vs C9's two.
2015-07-07 18:13
Jordan and Freak have the ability, the team just needs some more time together. You forget it's only been 2 months ;)
2015-07-07 18:33
#63
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Poland Marcines 
nice neo, but rest of vp sux
2015-07-07 18:22
where are the people who were saying -neo every fckin day? WHERE U AT BITCHES
2015-07-07 18:25
Neo in top 3 in half the categories,if not topping them <3
2015-07-07 18:37
SKAAAA
2015-07-07 18:39
If cutler keeps at this level I'd say -n0thing +cutler (replace with swag later) -freakazoid +tarik This team would smash Europeans and be contesting for first in the world
2015-07-07 18:40
fuck tarik he doesn't listen , freak does what sgares says , tarik likes doing his own shit most times so no thank you.
2015-07-07 19:33
That's not even true lol
2015-07-07 22:31
If it ain't broke don't' fix it.
2015-07-07 19:59
that's a fuckton of awp kills from skadoodle in one tourney
2015-07-07 18:43
NEOOO
2015-07-07 19:27
No one talks about neo anymore, yet he's top of the stat board. Legends never die.
2015-07-07 19:30
Revenge of NA
2015-07-07 19:40
#proudofshroud
2015-07-07 19:43
JW not best, Ska best.
2015-07-07 19:45
gj Ska <3
2015-07-07 19:46
neo god
2015-07-07 19:47
if neo would leave the support role and get back to his 1.6 position he would destroy everyone!
2015-07-07 19:47
shroudie :D
2015-07-07 19:52
Ska mvp of the tournament
2015-07-07 20:01
OH CANADA!
2015-07-07 20:03
I just wanna see shroud and Tarik on the same team.
2015-07-07 21:11
Most of these stats are so irrelevant. Like how "total X" stats are relevant when both finalists played more maps than the others teams ?
2015-07-07 21:21
Nice post
2015-07-07 21:30
neo second rating Katowice , now best :) Good year Filip :)
2015-07-07 22:43
<3 NEO
2015-07-08 01:31
#111
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Brazil hugoooo 
The best 1.6er ever is liking this game too... HAIL TO THE KING
2015-07-08 03:45
olofmeister.. what a player
2015-07-08 05:42
Skadoodle is a beast.
2015-07-08 10:39
#116
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Brazil emezix 
olof , best player atm?
2015-07-08 14:54
skadoodle.... what a beast :O
2015-07-10 11:02
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