ELEAGUE Group B recap

This week's ELEAGUE action is over and thus we recap Group B's matchups and eye the best performers.

The second week in ELEAGUE Season 1 hosted Group B which consisted of the veteran ninjas NiP, the surging G2, the Spanish tarik's OpTic, and Selfless who recently added Connor "CONNOR93" Glover to their ranks.

G2 started their campaign with two 16-12 victories against Selfless. Cédric "RpK" Guipouy had a total score of 53:38 on two matches while Skyler "Relyks" Weaver's 110 ADR and 1.35 rating showing did not suffice.

Richard "shox" Papillon & company took on NiP next, winning 16-9 on Train and 16-12 on Dust2. Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom's 25:11 score and 1.50 rating in the first match wasn't as remarkable as shox's 36:16 score and 1.82 rating on Dust2. Also, G2 secured the #1 seed after beating OpTic twice.


f0rest earns the MVP award

One of the two favorites of the group NiP faced OpTic in their first matches and the Swedes came out ahead in both matches. Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund led the way on Cobblestone with a 1.61 rating and Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg took charge on Train as he posted a 30:17 score and a 1.54 rating.

f0rest stepped up once again, this time against Selfless as he contributed to two match wins with an average 1.29 rating and a total of 47:28 score and the Ninjas clinched the second place with these victories.

Two North American teams, OpTic and Selfless, battled it out for the #3 seed in the last matches of group play and OpTic triumphed as they won 16-1 on Cobblestone and 16-14 on Mirage. Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas and William "RUSH" Wierzba showed off on the first map with 1.93 and 1.69 ratings, respectively. A dynamite 35:18 score and a 1.71 rating by Relyks on Mirage was not enough and his team finished the group dead last with zero points.


Statistical leaders of Group B

The first semi-final was quite straightforward as G2 won the best-of-three series 2-0 and allowed Selfless to get ten rounds in total. While ScreaM totally dominated the series with a 49:18 score and a 1.84 rating, Selfless players had ratings ranging from 0.53 to 0.77.

The second series which was between NiP and OpTic was much more enjoyable. Cobblestone was a 16-3 blowout in favor of OpTic while Overpass was dominated by NiP who picked it up 16-2. The last map was a classic as NiP came back and won the match 16-14, advancing to the group final thanks to f0rest who posted a 1.31 rating and a 57:41 score.


SmithZz melted away in the group final with a 0.53 rating

The group final was also dominated by f0rest as he put up a 1.38 rating and a 43:27 score in the 2-0 victory against G2. The highest rating a G2 player posted was 0.91 as they lost 9-16 on Cache and 3-16 on Train. On the other hand, all the Ninjas showed up and the lowest rating among them was 1.07.

Group B MVP: Sweden Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg

The man, the myth, the legend! f0rest led all the players with a 1.19 rating and had the most multi-kill rounds with 24.3%. He won the most clutches and had the second best AWP kill/death ratio as he was second only to Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux. With GeT_RiGhT looking like his vintage self in 2016, NiP already made great strides and if f0rest can perform closer to how he did in Atlanta, the Ninjas will only become stronger.

Final standings of Group B:

1. – Sweden NiP: 10 points (4p GS + 2p SF + 4p GF) + A spot in the ELEAGUE playoffs
2. – France G2: 8 points (6p GS + 2p SF) + A spot at the Last Chance Qualifier
3. – Canada OpTic: 2 points (2p GS)
4. – United States Selfless: 0 points

*GS: group stage – SF: semi-finals – GF: grand finals

Selfless have been eliminated from ELEAGUE while OpTic still has a slim chance of making it to the Last Chance Qualifier as the two third-placed teams with the most points will earn a spot.

ELEAGUE will continue next Tuesday with Group C and you can visit our tournament page for more information.

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France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1241
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Skyler 'Relyks' Weaver
Skyler 'Relyks' Weaver
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
764
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1573
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
836
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Canada Connor 'CONNOR93' Glover
Connor 'CONNOR93' Glover
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
449
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.12
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1620
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Adil 'ScreaM' Benrlitom
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Cool news!
2016-06-04 15:46
#20
flusha | 
Germany swayyCS 
cool edited!
2016-06-04 15:47
SmithZz melted away in the group final with a 0.53 rating haha, you mean he played his usual game
2016-06-04 20:14
+1
2016-06-04 21:19
+1
2016-06-04 22:27
+1 -SmithZz +kennyS
2016-06-04 22:44
#73
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Estonia MorsAlbum 
so many things are wrong with what you just wrote
2016-06-05 06:08
welcome to csgo scene newfag
2016-06-05 08:49
after 2014 we haven't seen much from smithzz , he was a good player in 2013 , a decent one in 2014 and not so good after that , he's got a point , it's been over a year that we haven't seen smithzz
2016-06-11 17:13
gj
2016-06-04 15:47
Almost 1st fak ;( 3rd
2016-06-04 15:47
#5
flusha | 
Germany swayyCS 
k
2016-06-04 15:46
#6
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United States MichaelRoss 
^noobs
2016-06-04 15:47
#7
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Albania ekozix 
a
2016-06-04 15:46
n1
2016-06-04 15:47
#9
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Europe Predatorino 
n1
2016-06-04 15:46
1
2016-06-04 15:46
1
2016-06-04 15:46
h
2016-06-04 15:46
lol
2016-06-04 15:46
nj
2016-06-04 15:46
Tilted Shoxxie
2016-06-04 15:52
#16
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Finland Lehtori 
expected
2016-06-04 15:46
n1
2016-06-04 15:47
#18
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Singapore BOOMZOOM 
Smithzz melted away with a 0.53 rating XD
2016-06-04 15:48
#19
NiKo | 
CIS swikzie 
2
2016-06-04 15:47
#82
NiKo | 
CIS swikzie 
n1 n1 n1
2016-06-05 15:35
#83
NiKo | 
CIS swikzie 
n1 n1 n1
2016-06-05 15:35
#84
NiKo | 
CIS swikzie 
noone will never see this
2016-06-05 15:38
#21
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Mexico macwo 
Nice1
2016-06-04 15:47
#24
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Indonesia CoronaHypeZ 
Wp NiP
2016-06-04 15:48
n1
2016-06-04 15:47
f0rest! <3
2016-06-04 15:48
#29
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Sweden godname 
GodSmithZZ
2016-06-04 15:49
ty benja
2016-06-04 15:52
f0rest csgod
2016-06-04 15:54
Smithzz out Smithzz out OUT
2016-06-04 15:57
sweet 30k for 4 lost games :D
2016-06-04 15:59
higig
2016-06-04 16:09
Nice edit, good job
2016-06-04 16:11
#39
Panama JJAU 
I wonder why smithzz is still around, is he IGL or what?
2016-06-04 17:02
ez f0rest
2016-06-04 17:05
#41
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Brazil vass28 
Smithzz so bad
2016-06-04 17:10
#freefxy0pls
2016-06-04 17:17
f0rest jailed
2016-06-04 17:21
love NA
2016-06-04 18:17
ggwp nip
2016-06-04 18:20
f0rest-da-king
2016-06-04 18:45
scream number 1 all headshot stats.
2016-06-04 18:51
The "spanish tarik" hahahahah They do look alike on SOME photos though :)
2016-06-04 18:52
Optic still a Chance for Last Chance Qualifier With 2 Points Elegile
2016-06-04 19:00
You made a mistake. Relyks went 35:18 on mirage, not cobble.
2016-06-04 19:08
#59
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
forest definitely mvp after that 3frag map against NA tier3 team
2016-06-04 20:28
salty. He still let both teams after 3 maps.
2016-06-04 22:49
#78
FalleN | 
World Vechnyp 
??
2016-06-05 09:02
Check the series stats. f0rest finished the 3-map series with the highest rating. Pretty impressive after a 3-frag map.
2016-06-06 00:55
dam screamy Zey Tok About Mai Wun Tabs
2016-06-04 20:55
Xizt has decent stats :o
2016-06-04 21:31
NA is shit and NiP isn't, what's new?
2016-06-04 22:02
#65
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Romania walle17 
1
2016-06-04 22:41
f0rest is the best cs player of all time, still dominating tier 1 teams in 2016
2016-06-04 23:34
#74
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Australia Spionier 
"Tier 1 teams"
2016-06-05 08:06
Without Olof in fnatic and NaVi with their issues, the top teams are LG, NiP and G2 probably. I'd say that makes them tier 1-ish.
2016-06-06 00:59
#89
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Australia Spionier 
I aren't think so.
2016-06-06 08:41
That's just, like, your opinion man.
2016-06-06 09:57
f0rest best cs player of all time
2016-06-05 01:00
Agreed. 1.6 + GO gives f0rest one hell of a CS legacy.
2016-06-06 01:00
#70
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
The semifinals should be BO5 with one map advantage for 1st place and 2nd place team. It would make much more sense then.
2016-06-05 01:05
#76
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New Zealand Ratboy_Genius 
i aren't think that
2016-06-05 08:57
f0rest da legend
2016-06-05 03:29
#72
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Australia yourwombat 
deaths that were traded = reason nip won?
2016-06-05 04:03
#77
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New Zealand Ratboy_Genius 
threats strats*
2016-06-05 08:57
They must've taken a hard look at G2s Train tactics before the final! Even looked like they knew shox would get close to the smoke on upper in B again, so cool.
2016-06-05 09:51
#80
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New Zealand Ratboy_Genius 
when you can almost guarantee G2 didnt prepare well at all, assuming they were just gonna win
2016-06-05 11:00
Yep, most likely. Shame, they looked really good until then.
2016-06-05 22:44
Go back to call of duty please. You know who you are.
2016-06-05 11:14
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