ELEAGUE Group D recap

Group D action in ELEAGUE Season 1 has come to an end and thus we take a look at the matches and the best performers of the fourth week.

This week, ELEAGUE Season 1 taking place in Atlanta, Georgia hosted fnatic whose Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer returned, Dignitas who recently lost their young gun Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye, the rising FaZe, and TSM who used Casper "cadiaN" Møller as their fifth player.

fnatic played their first two matches against TSM as the Swedes won 16-13 on Cache and 16-3 on Mirage. olofmeister warmed up after the first map and put on a vintage performance, posting a 24:8 rating and a 1.92 rating.


HE'S BACK

The Swedish team later faced Dignitas and defeated René "cajunb" Borg's team in two matches as Robin "flusha" Rönnquist & company only gave 15 rounds in total. olofmeister had a 27:18 score and a 1.50 rating on Cobblestone while flusha posted a 1.91 rating on Dust2.

The return of olofmeisterand consequently the return of vintage fnaticstood out after fnatic demolished FaZe, beating them 16-0 on Cobblestone as Dennis "dennis" Edman had a 2.03 rating showing in the massacre.

FaZe replied with a 16-8 victory on Mirage thanks to Ricardo "fox" Pacheco who had a 25:13 rating. Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson posted a 0.28 rating, tying his second worst performance ever. With these results, fnatic guaranteed the #1 seed for the playoffs.


Statistical leaders of Group D 

Just like the Swedes, FaZe secured five wins in the group stage as they won two maps each against Dignitas and TSM. Philip "aizy" Aistrup exploded against Dignitas on Cobblestone, having a score of 31:6 and a rating of 2.48. These wins ensured the #2 seed for the European mix team.

Dignitas and TSM faced off for the third seed of the group, which meant avoiding fnatic in the semi-finals, and the Danish team won both maps. cajunb brought home the first map with his 1.33 rating performance and Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel took charge in the second map as he had a 1.34 rating performance.

The first semi-final featured fnatic and TSM and although the North American team manged to get a map off of the Swedes, Jesper "JW" Wecksell's team moved on to the finals with a 2-1 victory. Timothy "autimatic" Ta's 64:54 score across for maps did not suffice as olofmeister led his team to the victory with his 59:48 score and 1.17 rating.


TSM couldn't win a single match 

Dignitas clashed with FaZe in the second semi-final and after splitting maps, FaZe finished it off with a 16-14 win on Mirage. Håvard "rain" Nygaard led all players with a 1.31 rating and a 72:52 score while Dignitas's IGL Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen was subpar to say the least (0.82 rating).

The group final wasn't competitive as fnatic beat FaZe 16-12 on Cache and 16-5 on Cobblestone. olofmeister had a 1.51 rating and a 51:31 score on two maps. All but one fnatic player had more than a 1.00 rating while only aizy managed to exceed the said mark on FaZe's side.

Group D MVP: Sweden Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer

Are we even surprised at this point? The guy returns to LAN after a 74 day break caused by an injury and dominates everyone, making his team look like close to unbeatable. He is on a mission to Make fnatic Great Again and I endorse him for the job.


Eyes on the prize 

He led all players this week with a 1.24 rating and got 0.87 kills per round. He survived, had a kill or an assist in 72.4% of the rounds, topping everyone in his group. His impact is clear and fnatic, once again, might start climbing the rankings all the way to the top.

Final standings of Group D:

1. – Sweden fnatic: 11 points (5p GS + 2p SF + 4p GF) + A spot in the ELEAGUE playoffs
2. – Europe FaZe: 7 points (5p GS + 2p SF) + A spot at the Last Chance Qualifier
3. – Denmark Dignitas: 2 points (2p GS)
4. – North America TSM: 0 points

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

TSM's grand total of zero points eliminates them from the tournament and Dignitas will be joining them as they won't be among the two third placed teams with the most points.

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

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Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1397
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1327
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1547
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1290
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
932
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1504
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
782
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1289
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1125
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Dennis 'dennis' Edman
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1009
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
907
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
956
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1273
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#2
kaboose | 
Finland fe11owH 
Nice
2016-06-19 12:47
#3
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Europe SteffeM 
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
2016-06-19 12:47
#4
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Azerbaijan Verylising 
a
2016-06-19 12:47
1
2016-06-19 12:47
#6
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Germany H0lic 
Let's go guys
2016-06-19 12:48
#7
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World fox>Kennys 
ez
2016-06-19 12:48
haha olof return wasnt so special after all, not much people cared
2016-06-19 12:48
n7
2016-06-19 12:48
#12
fr0a | 
Serbia Xempy 
guys im stupid, is only fnatic going to playoffs ?
2016-06-19 12:49
fnatic goes directly to playoffs, faze has to play a qualifier with all the 2nd placed teams plus a few of the best 3rd placeers. dunno how many teams go through the qualifier tho
2016-06-19 13:00
#19
fr0a | 
Serbia Xempy 
thank you
2016-06-19 13:04
There is the 2nd place teams from each group and the two highest scoring 3rd place teams. There will be 8 teams in the last chance qualifier for the playoffs.
2016-06-19 13:17
God
2016-06-19 12:54
That name...are u dennis?
2016-06-19 12:58
the Arnold meme
2016-06-19 12:54
hard life for olof, 2 month break and still best in the world, hard life.
2016-06-19 12:56
FoX > JW at AWP
2016-06-19 12:58
The stupidiest format ever.
2016-06-19 13:07
#21
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
RIP Cadian
2016-06-19 13:10
RiPLG
2016-06-19 13:14
Fox is the best awper,that's interesting.
2016-06-19 13:10
#25
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Taiwan Gpoint 
olof almost on every list <3
2016-06-19 23:01
fox man... fox
2016-06-20 05:18
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