eSuba win ASUS FINALS 8
eSuba surprised nEophyte 2-1 (de_inferno 10-16, de_dust2 16-5, de_cache 16-10) in the grand final of ASUS FINALS 8, taking place in Svitavy, Czech Republic on July 4-5.
Eight teams met in the online phase, consisting of one group, where everyone played each other twice, and playoffs up to semi-finals. nEophyte stormed through the group without losing a map with eSuba lagging behind with three losses in fourteen matches.
The two mentioned above advanced directly to the semi-finals, while GUNRUNNERS, Monads, IRON TEAM GAMING and Cyborg Factory fought for the other two spots in the quarter-finals.
fredi and company upset nEophyte
Monads and Cyborg factory got the better of their opponents, but both lost in one-sided matches against the favourites and met in the third-place decider in Svitavy, while nEophyte and eSuba fought for the title.
The team's best player,Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný, had to withdraw due to family commitments as Peter "uno" Lipowski replaced him. eSuba came in full strength and surprised nEophyte with a 14-1 Terrorist side on de_dust2 and despite a one-on-five clutch by Patrik "Zero" Žúdel towards the end, closed out de_cache convincingly as well.
ASUS FINALS 8 final standings:
1. eSuba - ~€370 + hardware
2. nEophyte - ~€275
3. Monads - ~€185
4. Cyborg Factory - ~€90