Athletico win EB Expo Sydney Finals

[t,5680,au,10586,10588,10587,9105,11141] lift the trophy as they emerge victorious in the Grand Final of EB Expo Sydney Finals, after defeating [t,7170,au,8776,9118,10163,11473,9110] in a close series 2-1 (16-6 de_train, 14-16 de_overpass, 16-13 de_mirage).

The two finalists, Athletico and onestop, won their respective semi-finals against AVANT and Legacy quite convincingly, both with a 2-0 stomp before encountering each other in the Grand final. 

Starting strong on the Terrorist side of Train, onestop took the first three rounds easily before Athletico's AWPer, Jesse "InfrequeNt" Barker, reversed the tide to make it 5-3 their way. Chris "CHRiSOAOW" Forman and the crew could not find an answer to break through the CT's defence. This was because Athletico's teamwork and double awp setup was too effective, closing the first half 11-4.

Once again, onestop were able to take the pistol round on their CT side, with a stack on the A bombsite. However, the mongolian stand-in, Erdenetsogt "erkaSt" Gantulga opened up with multi-entry kills in the following anti-eco round with the deagle, where his teammates capitalized on the situation to win the round. 

Athletico reached map point first at 15-5, until Dylan "kyoto" Brown prevented the finishing blow, with a triple-kill on the B defence. It was short-lived, as onestop lose their map pick to their enemies 16-6. 


Athletico add another trophy to their cabinet 

On the next map, Athletico were ahead on the Terroist side with a 3-0 lead, after Travis "wizard" Richardson secured a 1v2 clutch in the first pistol round on Overpass. Seth "seth" Leeson and company adapted and flipped the scores around to lead 10-5 on their CT side. 

The in-game leader of Athletico, Stuart "sonic" Rayner, secured the second pistol round with triple usp kills to close the gap to a 10-7 scoreline. Of course, onestop did not allow that to stop them, as they won the next couple of rounds to increase their lead even further.

It was Athletico's turn to bring it back with erkaSt resetting the Terrorists' economy with a quadruple kill on the B site. In addition, wizard aced the glock train in the following round. Adding more insult to the injury, Jay "Liazz" Tregillgas clutches a 1v3 situation allowing his team to eventually tie the scores 12-all.

Both teams continued to trade rounds until onestop finally managed to crack the CT's economy in the 29th round, winning a crucial and chaotic 2v2 after-bomb plant situation. Athletico with upgraded pistols on the last round, could not prevent onestop from taking map 2, losing 14-16.


From left to right: InfrequeNt, wizard, sonic, liazz & erkaSt

With the match tied 1-1 and both teams winning their opponent's map pick, the final battle was on Mirage. There was no time for Athletico to breathe on the favored CT side, as onestop managed to obtain a 8-7 lead. 

The same could be said for onestop after the switch, due to Athletico changing gears to take the front seats again. At 14-11, Peter "pecks" Nguyen prevented Athletico from reaching match point for the next two rounds including a 1v2 clutch. Sadly, his valiant efforts was not enough for the inevitable, allowing Athletico to insert the final stop in onestop, taking the series with a 16-13 win in the final map.

Matchpage
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2
1st October 2016
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Train
16
16
Overpass
14
13
Mirage
16

 onestop K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Sam 'mizu' Richardsonmizu 57 - 56 +1 79.0 1.07
Australia Peter 'pecks' Nguyenpecks 60 - 59 +1 75.5 1.02
Australia Chris 'CHRiSOAOW' FormanCHRiSOAOW 46 - 60 -14 68.6 0.91
Australia Dylan 'kyoto' Brownkyoto 50 - 62 -12 69.9 0.91
Australia Seth 'seth' Leesonseth 47 - 61 -14 57.1 0.87
 Athletico K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Jesse 'InfrequeNt' BarkerInfrequeNt 74 - 55 +19 94.2 1.42
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' GantulgaerkaSt 62 - 51 +11 76.3 1.20
Australia Travis 'wizard' Richardsonwizard 57 - 55 +2 76.7 1.07
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 52 - 50 +2 76.6 1.03
Australia Stuart 'sonic' Raynersonic 53 - 49 +4 69.6 1.01

EB Expo Sydney 2016 final standings:

1. Australia Athletico - $5,000 AUD (~$3,800)
2. Australia onestop - $2,500 AUD (~$1,900)
3-4. Australia AVANT - $1,250 AUD (~$950)
3-4. Australia Legacy - $1,250 AUD (~$950)

Photo Credit: Michael Craft (ESL Australia) at the Esports Arena at EB Expo

Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
662
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Australia Chris 'CHRiSOAOW' Forman
Chris 'CHRiSOAOW' Forman
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
255
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.17
Australia Seth 'seth' Leeson
Seth 'seth' Leeson
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
58
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.08
Australia Travis 'wizard' Richardson
Travis 'wizard' Richardson
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
260
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Australia Peter 'pecks' Nguyen
Peter 'pecks' Nguyen
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
389
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Australia Dylan 'kyoto' Brown
Dylan 'kyoto' Brown
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
244
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Australia Stuart 'sonic' Rayner
Stuart 'sonic' Rayner
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
210
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Australia Jesse 'InfrequeNt' Barker
Jesse 'InfrequeNt' Barker
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
467
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
705
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.16
#1
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
I want to Thank Johnathan E. For 1st Post
2016-10-02 05:15
#2
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Canada Danielskow 
hi mum i almost made it
2016-10-02 05:15
#7
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Australia kTw0 
nah you're not
2016-10-02 05:15
#10
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
You almost got it dude :)
2016-10-02 05:16
n1
2016-10-02 05:14
d
2016-10-02 05:14
no one care
2016-10-02 05:14
nobody cares
2016-10-02 05:14
legend
2016-10-02 05:23
isn't calling yourself fatguy a bit redundant? The flag says enough
2016-10-02 05:48
ayyyyyyyy
2016-10-02 17:15
sk top1
2016-10-02 05:15
#9
Azylu | 
New Zealand Azylu 
no one cares my Asian flame
2016-10-02 05:15
#11
BeeTee | 
Australia xenonau 
GO ATHLETICO <33333
2016-10-02 05:18
The Australian community are fuming right now someone they thought cheated "infrequent" has won two big major Australian comps they can't touch him he's the best in Aus now
2016-10-02 05:20
major and australian in the same sentence LUL (not trying to be rude but feel free to call me a cunt)
2016-10-02 05:25
"major Australian" well it had some of the best Australian teams so I guess it was a major Australian tournament
2016-10-02 14:55
thats the cs;go community for you.. if your good and unknown you must cheat
2016-10-02 05:39
#19
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Australia lyt3x 
It's so funny to see all the people whining in Twitch chat when he gets some good kills haha
2016-10-02 06:21
Dont know how Infrequent top fragged...played him dozen of times and wasted him like shit...guess Aus average csgo skill level is just low after all...ffs..
2016-10-02 07:17
ye man ur the best player ever u should be competing internationally imo
2016-10-02 14:07
#13
rain | 
United Kingdom shitbruh 
carried by griezmann
2016-10-02 05:21
#17
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Mongolia IBgn 
My boy erkaSt did work. on a side note, them price pool look pitiful
2016-10-02 05:46
The players don't even have a salaries so it's pretty good for them.
2016-10-02 07:01
#25
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Mongolia IBgn 
3800$ USD for 5 people, how is that good? p.s I'm not bashing the event and i get that it is a small LAN but still.
2016-10-02 08:02
#27
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Turkey OdinA 
3800 $ good for national event
2016-10-02 10:56
#34
lew | 
Australia Smrfy 
good for AU, people do it for fun not money
2016-10-03 00:56
#20
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Australia 100T_TOP_100 
who?
2016-10-02 06:57
kyoto 4Head
2016-10-02 07:46
#26
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Mongolia IBgn 
Dude straight up looks like a 40 year old lesbian EleGiggle
2016-10-02 08:02
kyoto PJSalt. Played him in a mm match and he's toxic lul
2016-10-02 14:57
vs'd him in a esea pug and we won 16-14, was triggered all game, called semi pro's/pro's in aus that are more successful then him 'bots'. LUL
2016-10-03 05:27
but can u even beat RNG xD probly not
2016-10-02 07:58
#35
lew | 
Australia Smrfy 
what's your point..?
2016-10-03 01:56
can athl beat rng? cmon smirffyyyyyy
2016-10-03 17:42
#39
lew | 
Australia Smrfy 
What does the fact that they can't beat RNG have to do with anything though? If they could compete with top3 NA like RNG could they would have salaries too by now.
2016-10-04 00:09
#28
Xyp9x | 
Denmark STATiC^ 
Gz boys! :)
2016-10-02 12:30
2016-10-02 18:07
spain has cs go scene? nice!
2016-10-03 01:57
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