Tempo Storm win ESEA Premier S21

Tempo Storm win the ESEA Premier Season 21 North American finals 2-0 over Ze Pug Godz (16-14 on Cache and 16-3 on Cobblestone) and have now qualified for Season 4 of the ESL Pro League.

Similar to the ESEA Premier Season 21 Europe finals which took place last weekend, the one-day ESEA Premier Season 21 North America finals featured four teams competing in a single elimination bracket for $20,000 and an entry into Season 4 of the ESL Pro League.

Taking place in the ESL studios in Burbank, California, the tournament kicked off with a match between Ze Pug Godz and Kaliber, with the latter team having signed to a new home the day before.

Despite a 16-3 demolition derby on Mirage for Kaliber, the heavily favoured team (and ECS Season 1 contender) found themselves having to deal with Complexity's Bradley "⁠ANDROID⁠" Fodor (who was playing for Ze Pug Godz due to ESEA roster-lock rules) and the rest of ZPG across two maps which went the underdog's way in the end (22-18 on Cache and 16-10 on Train).

 Ze Pug Godz K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
73 - 56 +17 88.3 1.32
68 - 62 +6 80.0 1.11
53 - 68 -15 80.0 0.95
57 - 71 -14 73.8 0.85
39 - 58 -19 54.9 0.75
 Kaliber K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
82 - 62 +20 111.4 1.49
66 - 62 +4 86.9 1.20
61 - 52 +9 73.1 1.18
54 - 56 -2 72.9 0.99
52 - 58 -6 68.3 0.95

The second semifinal of the tournament saw the favourites Tempo Storm match up against Vault. Train at first looked as if a huge upset were in the making as Vault pulled ahead to a substantial lead after a 9-6 first half, but the Brazilian team eventually grinded the map out and took it 16-13.

The second map was a complete stomp as Tempo Storm took Cobblestone 16-1 and advanced to the grand final.

 Tempo Storm K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
52 - 33 +19 121.8 1.73
45 - 21 +24 102.3 1.58
27 - 21 +6 61.1 1.13
29 - 30 -1 64.0 1.05
28 - 26 +2 68.7 1.05
 Vault K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
39 - 33 +6 91.2 1.25
26 - 36 -10 69.3 0.74
24 - 38 -14 57.0 0.68
21 - 36 -15 56.6 0.62
21 - 38 -17 54.7 0.61

The grand final yet again saw Tempo Storm struggle to develop an early lead on the first map of a series as Ze Pug Godz finished their T-side on Cache with a 9-6 score and even took the scoreline as far as 13-6 in their favour.

However, discipline and fortitude always show, as the saying goes, and the Brazilian team simply proved they were the more versatile as they eventually began to snatch together round-after-round and ultimately won Cache 16-14.


felps and the rest of Tempo Storm have made it to the Pro League

Much like their semifinal battle against Vault, Tempo Storm then had an easy time of it on Cobblestone and defenstrated the pug gods 16-3 on the map; this map win included Lucas "⁠LUCAS1⁠" Teles hitting an astounding shot on a jumping Christopher "⁠cJ⁠" Jones on the second pistolround in an afterplant situation.

As a result, Tempo Storm have automatically advanced to the North American division of the ESL Pro League whereas Ze Pug Godz will play a Relegation match against KKona in the near future.

 Tempo Storm K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
45 - 27 +18 106.0 1.55
47 - 37 +10 99.8 1.53
45 - 27 +18 96.0 1.44
32 - 25 +7 66.7 1.10
25 - 24 +1 52.1 0.98
 Ze Pug Godz K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
34 - 36 -2 79.9 1.03
36 - 37 -1 79.0 1.01
31 - 40 -9 70.5 0.82
20 - 42 -22 53.4 0.57
18 - 39 -21 46.4 0.50

ESEA Premier Season 21 North America Finals final standings:

1. Brazil Tempo Storm - $10,000 + ESL Pro League Season 4 spot
2. United States Ze Pug Godz - $5,000 + ESL Pro League Season 3 Relegation
3-4. United States Kaliber - $2,500
3-4. United States Vault - $2,500 

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United States Christopher 'cJ' Jones
Christopher 'cJ' Jones
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
25
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.73
Canada Bradley 'ANDROID' Fodor
Bradley 'ANDROID' Fodor
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
65
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
165
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
#2
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Poland KiiK
1
2016-05-16 06:09
1 reply
bad luck casino, maybe you'll get first next time
2016-05-16 06:11
ez
2016-05-16 06:09
ez
2016-05-16 06:09
2 replies
s2
2016-05-16 13:40
1 reply
kakakaka noisss vietao s2
2016-05-16 23:05
chea
2016-05-16 06:09
expected
2016-05-16 06:09
Looking foward for the next season of ESL pro league. Tempo Storm will be a pain for the NA scenary, that's for sure. GGWP TS and gogo guys! TS/LG FTW!
2016-05-16 06:11
5 replies
#59
Ryu7z | 
France Impak
beware, g2 is coming to take ur throne ! :D
2016-05-16 09:30
4 replies
inb4 g2 out in groups next tourney
2016-05-16 11:55
3 replies
#69
Ryu7z | 
France Impak
possible xd if not, we will meet again at final !
2016-05-16 12:18
2 replies
g2 looking stronk. Shox and scream inspiring fear in everyone
2016-05-16 14:39
1 reply
#85
Ryu7z | 
France Impak
coldzera in this form is even scarier
2016-05-16 16:09
ez
2016-05-16 06:09
usp kreygasm
2016-05-16 06:10
brazil domination both in cs and the comments
2016-05-16 06:10
a1
2016-05-16 06:10
#13
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Brazil rickz1996
ez
2016-05-16 06:10
#14
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Portugal dracø
expected really. they should've been invited directly to give a chance to this other teams :<
2016-05-16 06:10
1 reply
+1
2016-05-16 06:16
#15
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United States Drifter808
KKona
2016-05-16 06:10
#16
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United Kingdom Cowyyy
Hey FGB what's your name?
2016-05-16 06:10
too strong.
2016-05-16 06:10
#18
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Brazil xLeWx
Super EZ
2016-05-16 06:10
RIP now 2 br teams in esl pleague NA
2016-05-16 06:10
#20
NiKo | 
Brazil wnttl
ez
2016-05-16 06:10
#21
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Brazil lNowayl
we no need to shit orgs give us invite, we try hard, and we can pick a spot, go suck dicks ECS, and make a qualif.
2016-05-16 06:11
2 replies
we? are you part of tempo storm?
2016-05-16 13:09
1 reply
take it easy faze|fox
2016-05-16 14:14
ez money I think they are playing against b0ts
2016-05-16 06:11
GA/TempoStorm pretty much ran through Premier and Main. Sucks that they didn't get an invite to EPL earlier.
2016-05-16 06:12
NTC
2016-05-16 06:13
rip kaliber :(
2016-05-16 06:14
Brazil to take control over USA
2016-05-16 06:14
What is pro league season 3 relegation? Isn't that a bad thing
2016-05-16 06:14
6 replies
#40
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Brazil SeukuMyama
Ze pug will play vs complexity now who wins gets a spot in the pro league
2016-05-16 06:31
5 replies
Thank you. But isn't androidx23 contracted to complexity but played for Godz because of rules? Incoming throw?
2016-05-16 06:40
1 reply
#44
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Brazil SeukuMyama
Holy shit just realized now probably
2016-05-16 06:46
You mean KKona, since they are dead last.
2016-05-16 08:47
2 replies
So which team from the pro league gets automatic relegation due to a team coming up every year, unless they expand every year
2016-05-16 14:57
1 reply
From what I'm understanding there is no more removal just cause, second place Premier will play the bottom "pro" team and whoever wins gets to go to next season pro.
2016-05-16 18:51
Brazil zil zil zil!!! We are the champions BOYS!!! Congratz #TSWIN!
2016-05-16 06:14
when does the next pro season start?
2016-05-16 06:15
Brazil Win again??? Omg brazilians CS is so good
2016-05-16 06:15
flair is wrong
2016-05-16 06:19
ez congrats
2016-05-16 06:20
Wp TS congrats on a perfect season!
2016-05-16 06:21
ez
2016-05-16 06:21
sucks that roster locks boned ZpG and TKs chances, but not ESEA's fault. grats to TS
2016-05-16 06:21
5 replies
Sure does. Didn't watch the game but looking at the stats TK seems to have had a better series actually. ZpG just got carried by a player from coL :(
2016-05-16 10:05
4 replies
ZpG got carried by a player from ZpG. ESEA has always used roster locks for postseason and android definitely knew that, so its his fault if he didnt think of that before hopping over to coL
2016-05-16 12:14
3 replies
Well true. Not saying it's anyones fault but android but I still wouldn't count him as a ZpG player just because one site has a roster lock. Never understood why they got a roster lock to begin with. Either there is a "league wide" roster lock or none. So situations like this doesn't happen. That's for another discussion though of course.
2016-05-19 21:22
2 replies
roster locks are league-wide. situations like this only happen because of uncommon occurances, eg. premier players being picked up by invite teams. better that than the inverse situation, invite players being picked up by premier teams for playoffs
2016-05-19 21:34
1 reply
Ah I wrote it wrong I meant that a roster lock for all leagues, not just one. But yeah you are right would be very wrong if the situation was inverse.
2016-05-20 21:10
ez. WP
2016-05-16 06:31
good shit.
2016-05-16 06:34
#42
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Brazil mibrzera
Ez 4 Henrique
2016-05-16 06:34
TS vs this garbage much like LG vs top NA
2016-05-16 07:17
tempo are wasted in Premier..
2016-05-16 07:20
#49
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Brazil Nobuga
expected
2016-05-16 07:22
Grats to Tempo. GJ making the rest of the competition look like... well... NA CS tbh
2016-05-16 07:23
we smart we loyal we friendly we major champions we CEVO champions we DH Austin champions we ESL champions we ESEA champions we are from BRAZIL!
2016-05-16 07:33
cJ on LAN 4Head
2016-05-16 08:45
I don't understand how organisers even let Brehze play on LAN without even investigating him in the slightest... the guy's clips are weird as fuck.
2016-05-16 09:04
That team kaliber got invited to ECS and lost to ZE PUG GODZ, while TS aren't invited for nothing, need to ran through ESEA MAIN AND PREMIER, and still won international events.
2016-05-16 09:14
1 reply
could you guys stop whining about ts and ecs invit just deal with it. they cant have 3 favelas in their league that would cause world war 3
2016-05-16 11:25
TS <3
2016-05-16 11:10
#65
Sf | 
Turkmenistan Autista
na scene lol
2016-05-16 11:46
ez br na scene gg
2016-05-16 12:08
Brazil CS top 1 scene. :)
2016-05-16 12:27
#73
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Brazil romp
expected
2016-05-16 13:45
CG :)
2016-05-16 14:04
won't be surprise if the NA teams create a syndicate to make a law that calls "The NA Qualifiers can just be played by american organizations with american players in it rosters". inb4 trump wins.
2016-05-16 14:20
2 replies
they're americans... south americans, but still americans =)
2016-05-16 14:59
1 reply
lol, i'm fucking southamerican, so I know that more than the rest ahahaha
2016-05-16 15:01
ez for ence.
2016-05-16 14:21
Brazil storm
2016-05-16 15:07
1 reply
Yeah!!
2016-05-16 22:29
#86
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Brazil sprk1
nice, TS!
2016-05-16 17:45
GJ TS!
2016-05-16 17:50
OCEAN > TS
2016-05-16 18:35
ez for BR boys... GJ!!!
2016-05-16 19:06
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