ESL Pro League Week 6 Recap

After two lengthy matchweeks, the sixth week in the ESL Pro League Season 3 saw twenty two games played as Cloud9 continued their surge and NiP took down Astralis.

A whopping total of 96 maps were played in the previous two weeks in the third season of the ESL Pro League but because we got closer to MLG Columbus 2016 we had a short one as most teams played their last official matches before going into the first ever $1,000,000 major.

Kicking things off in the European division, FlipSid3 took down SK on de_mirage where the Ukranian in-game-leader Andrey "B1ad3" Gorodenskiy had a 26:14 score and a 1.70 rating. Assisting him was Georgi "WorldEdit" Yaskin who had a highlight AWP ace and posted a 1.44 rating. He managed to pull off a pistol round ace on de_train and exploded with a 32:19 score despite his team losing 13-16.


GeT_RiGhT lead his team to the number one seed 

The second match was between mousesports and Dignitas as the Danes blew a 11-4 lead on de_cbble and could not prevent mousesports from taking it to overtime where Dignitas won it 19-16. Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke played a huge role in the victory with his 37:25 score and a 1.38 rating. The second map was de_inferno and mousesports struggled as they lost it 10-16.

FlipSid3 faced the world's number one ranked team and provided a respectable challange but came up short, losing both of the maps. de_overpass ended 16-13 in favor of fnatic as Yegor "markeloff" Markelov's 1.37 rating was countered by Robin "flusha" Rönnquist's 1.63. Dennis "dennis" Edman took the load on the second map to go 30:21 and led his team to a close 16-14 victory.

The most anticipated match of the week brought Astralis and NiP together, first on de_mirage and then on de_cache. The ninjas triumphed on both of them, winning 16-8 and 16-4 respectively. Finn "karrigan" Andersen averaged a 0.51 rating as Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund had a 1.58 rating on average to close out the week in Europe.


European division standings

In the North American division Cloud9 defeated NRG 16-12 on de_train and 16-5 on de_cbble. Peter "ptr" Gurney's carry efforts on the first map where he had a 29:18 score did not suffice as things got pretty ugly for his team on the second map. Three Cloud9 players had more than a 1.50 rating on de_cbble while both ptr and Fatih "gob b" Dayik posted 0.34 ratings.

Winterfox took down Complexity 16-12 on de_dust2 and 16-14 on de_overpass. Joshua "sancz" Ballenger of Complexity had a 52:34 score but his teammates could not reach the same level of productivity. Winterfox's two win start to the week didn't mean much in the end as they lost four maps in a row, two to NRG and two to Cloud9. With these results Cloud9 ended the week in the second position.


Stewie2K is adjusting to C9, averaging a 1.31 rating this week

Before the start of the sixth week OpTic had 10 wins and only two losses and were second only to Luminosity in the standings but OpTic played two maps against Selfless this week and lost both of them. On de_inferno Noah "Nifty" Francis went crazy and ended up with a 25:12 score and a 1.64 rating, helping his team win 16-10. de_mirage went to thirty rounds as OpTic's 10-5 first half was not sufficient and they let Selfless come back and win it (16-14).

Justin "jks" Savage was on form this week in their two map victories against Splyce (16-4 on de_train and 16-6 on de_inferno) where he totaled a 41:19 score and averaged a 1.61 rating. The only team without a victory in the NA division (KKona) were not able to stop the leaders of their division Luminosity as Marcelo "coldzera" David went absolutely mad on especially the second map with a 27:6 score and a 2.13 rating.


North American division standings

Player of the Week: Sweden Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund

NiP came on top of a huge battle against Astralis with great ease and GeT_RiGhT's play against the top Danish team was phenomenal. A total of 42 kills and 23 deaths in two maps and an average of 1.58 rating was enough for GeT_RiGhT to be back as the Player of the Week and for his team to take the number one spot in the European division.

*Others receiving consideration: Marcelo "coldzera" David, Justin "jks" Savage, Jake "Stewie2K" Yip and Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke

Team of the Week: United States Cloud9

It's undoubtable that Cloud9 have struggled for a long time, both regionally and internationally but things seem to be settling down for Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert & company. They took two maps from NRG who had been roaming around the fourth-fifth position since the start of the league and did the same to Winterfox who previously managed to get maps off of Luminosity, OpTic and Liquid. Cloud9 currently sit at the second position and paved their way to qualify.

Farewells so far (i.e. Teams that have no chance to qualify for the LAN finals):

EU division  NA division
Poland Virtus.pro  Canada KKona
Germany mousesports  United States Complexity
Denmark SK

You can find the demos or the VODs of all the matches that have been played so far and you can also go to our stats page to see who's been performing the best in the third season of the ESL Pro League.

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Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1079
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
United States Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
870
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
848
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
975
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
813
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
United States Joshua 'sancz' Ballenger
Joshua 'sancz' Ballenger
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
315
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
899
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.16
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1611
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
United States Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
781
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1502
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1051
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1087
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
ez for getright
2016-03-26 14:28
+1 My norwegian friend
2016-03-26 15:51
#2
Sweden avm 
m1
2016-03-26 14:28
3rd
2016-03-26 14:29
nt
2016-03-26 14:28
m1
2016-03-26 14:28
#6
NEO | 
Poland ByaliBrutal 
I can sell this place for skins
2016-03-26 14:28
how much
2016-03-26 14:29
sand dune statrak fn
2016-03-26 14:30
1
2016-03-26 14:28
#8
 | 
Ukraine FaZe_UW0TM8 
nice week
2016-03-26 14:28
I go cry
2016-03-26 14:28
ez
2016-03-26 14:28
1
2016-03-26 14:28
#14
Korea yuh 
ok
2016-03-26 14:28
#15
TenZ | 
Europe cngcsgo 
n1
2016-03-26 14:29
#16
 | 
Netherlands ghostcrendor 
1st edit fak
2016-03-26 14:28
#17
United Kingdom BiGz 
woo
2016-03-26 14:28
#18
 | 
Ireland deluxe^ 
7th time #18 fuck yeah
2016-03-26 14:28
#19
ELOSSA | 
Turkey paviz0 
n1
2016-03-26 14:28
n1
2016-03-26 14:28
hi
2016-03-26 14:28
#22
2016-03-26 14:28
wow
2016-03-26 14:28
#24
 | 
Germany 1criT 
14-2 easy
2016-03-26 14:28
rofl vp
2016-03-26 14:28
xd
2016-03-26 14:29
#27
kNgV- | 
Brazil brzcsgo 
NiP is BACK <3
2016-03-26 14:29
hahahah virtus
2016-03-26 14:29
n29
2016-03-26 14:29
ez virtus
2016-03-26 14:39
eams that have no chance to qualify for the LAN finals): EU division Virtus.pro ayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
2016-03-26 14:40
#37
 | 
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
last place gets insta relegated to lower division?
2016-03-26 14:45
They still qualify with top team of premiere
2016-03-26 14:58
I think so, 2nd worst plays a match or something
2016-03-26 16:48
NAVI FNATIC NIP ASTRAIS
2016-03-26 14:48
NiP 1st expected
2016-03-26 14:52
-SK +SS
2016-03-26 14:57
nip ez
2016-03-26 14:57
14-2
2016-03-26 14:57
nip top1
2016-03-26 15:04
#46
cadzor | 
Belgium cadzor 
Nice article dude, enjoyed reading this. Keep making shit like this!
2016-03-26 15:15
sad vp very sad
2016-03-26 15:22
NiP qualified to EPL already
2016-03-26 15:25
Nice to see NiP and c9 rising up again :)
2016-03-26 15:26
Great job from C9, and GeT_RiGhT!
2016-03-26 15:48
#53
 | 
Brazil coachdag3x 
VP in the premier division
2016-03-26 16:28
Nip are the new generation onliners :D
2016-03-26 16:31
Rip G2, navi is going to take over
2016-03-26 16:36
#57
Zeus | 
Ukraine Ckopoxog 
"Teams that have no chance to qualify for the LAN finals" No chance, my friend :D
2016-03-26 16:45
they have a no chance to be honest
2016-03-26 16:47
This shows exactly why NiP is still the best team in the world.
2016-03-26 16:57
#61
Kaze | 
Malaysia Swattax 
NiP onliners
2016-03-26 17:36
Whats that flag of NAVI?
2016-03-27 03:49
CIS
2016-03-27 10:40
#66
 | 
France t3r4byt3 
NiP have always been better on LAN than online goddamn, imagine the insanity at LAN then :D
2016-03-27 12:26
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