LDLC and aTTaX to ESWC final

The semifinals were played out in Paris as ESWC gets ever closer to its climax, with only the grand final left in store to decide who will get the lion’s share of the $75,000 prize pool. The two to make it through were LDLC, who beat Space Soldiers, and ALTERNATE aTTaX, who made quick work of Platinium.

LDLC vs. Space Soldiers

The match, which started out on Overpass, looked good for the Turkish team, as they won the pistol round and developed a healthy lead early on the stage at the Porte de Versailles venue in Paris.

The home team, however, was not having it, as LDLC managed to win most of the key clutches in gun rounds as terrorists, particularly exploiting a shaky defense on the A site, setting themselves up for the switch at half time going into the defense.

The second half then was much easier, as Space Soldiers struggled to find cracks in the French-Belgian-British defense, who managed to close the map out 16 – 9.


LDLC will give the crowd something to cheer for in the final

The locals, LDLC, started out Train on the CT side, winning the pistol and getting a 4 – 0 lead in the blink of an eye. A monumental round by Ahmet "paz" Karahoca broke LDLC’s streak, though with four AK kills to sweep the A site clean.

In an unexpected turn on events, Space Soldiers managed to turn the score around to 7 – 8 and bag the half they played as terrorists.

The second pistol went to Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans and his boys, giving LDLC the lead. Despite Space Soldiers tying it back up at 10 – 10, it wasn’t long before LDLC took it to 14 and eventually match point. Far from over, though, Space Soldiers brought it back to 15 – 14, and took it all the way to the last second the match, as the Turkish team won the retake on the last round with Tugay "TuGuX" Keskin alive as the last man standing, but just one second too late on the defuse meant the Turkish team would be sent packing.

ALTERNATE aTTaX vs. Platinium

The German side started on CT side on Cache, off to a flying start winning the first pistol round. With an early lead, ALTERNATE aTTaX were able to establish their superiority initially, but the cinderella of the tournament, Platinium, picked up enough rounds mid and late in the first half to put up seven before the half.

The second pistol going their way meant Platinium tied it up at eight even, and then took the lead 10 – 8 before trading rounds with ALTERNATE aTTaX, now playing on the defensive side.

The rounds then went back-and-forth as both teams adjusted and readjusted all the way to a 13 – 13 tie. It was finally the German side that would run away with the first map on the last round on de Cache, despite an attempt by Platinium, closing it 16 – 14.

Overpass was to be the second map of the series, and things started looking quite good for ALTERNATE aTTaX, as a pistol round and six out of the first seven rounds in the bag gave the German team a lot of room to play, and put Platinium—already a map down—in a tight situation.


keev and co. to take on LDLC in the final

At that point, ALTERNATE aTTaX was in full control of the situation, destroying Platinium round after round, shutting down every single attempt the local team were making to do anything, and ending the half at 14 – 1.

The second half started out a bit better for Platinium, winning the pistol round and the anti-ecos, but the mountain ahead was insurmountable. The first gun round then went to ALTERNATE aTTaX who closed it out the following round, 16 – 4, earning themselves a spot in the final against the hometown heroes LDLC.

Germany Tugay 'TuGuX' Keskin
Tugay 'TuGuX' Keskin
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
349
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Ahmet 'paz' Karahoca
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
742
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1393
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
nice!
2016-10-30 12:13
#11
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France Revitalize 
Ex6TenZ will rekt everyone
2016-10-30 12:13
he's the hardcarry.
2016-10-30 12:25
#22
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Germany Bier 
let's gooooo aTTaX! ez 4 keev
2016-10-30 12:25
#30
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France NVR67 
keev xddd
2016-10-30 12:46
#31
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Germany Bier 
?
2016-10-30 12:49
keev on lan, i aren't think that
2016-10-30 12:50
#35
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Germany Bier 
i are think that he totally rekt platinum last game.
2016-10-30 13:14
#44
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
Platinub I kid, i kid :p All these teams have amazing talent, unfortunately space soldiers didnt make the final i was rooting for xantarEZ
2016-10-30 20:00
#12
XigN | 
Korea Blossom 
EZ 4 sEx6TenZ EZ 4 to1nou EZ 4 mistou EZ 4 xms EZ 4 ALEX EZ 4 MoMaNuS
2016-10-30 12:14
Kappa
2016-10-30 16:37
ez
2016-10-30 12:12
Great.
2016-10-30 12:13
#4
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Australia CKS 
awesome
2016-10-30 12:13
EZ LDLC
2016-10-30 12:13
#16
Germany mkai 
lel rip attax
2016-10-30 12:15
ez for platinum - new french stars
2016-10-30 12:14
#9
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France daniel19 
go ldlc
2016-10-30 12:13
gl ex6
2016-10-30 12:13
There's an error in the text "Turkish team would be sent sent packing."
2016-10-30 12:13
nt noscene
2016-10-30 12:57
expected
2016-10-30 12:13
Keev aimlock
2016-10-30 12:14
#17
Europe bueR 
ldlc will get raped 2-0.
2016-10-30 12:15
#18
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
if keev plays like he played in semi, then no chance my baugette friends, no chance.
2016-10-30 12:17
LDLC>GERMANS CHEATERS
2016-10-30 12:19
#20
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CIS CA1MAN 
If alternate loses LDLC will be disqualified due to 5 sec of their demo missing
2016-10-30 12:20
#23
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France p2l 
LDLC can't lose against these german whiners
2016-10-30 12:25
#24
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Serbia ZAG0R 
expected
2016-10-30 12:28
WE ARE THE FAVOURITES (sing it in the we are the champions song voice)
2016-10-30 12:31
great
2016-10-30 12:34
TuGuX - "We are the favorites"
2016-10-30 12:36
#29
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
They were. LDLC played well and had a bit of luck. No idea why everyone is being so bitch about SS suddenly
2016-10-30 12:43
#39
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Europe smasherrr 
u know why
2016-10-30 14:21
Auf geht's Attax!
2016-10-30 12:38
Stats? Is it that hard to get them and post here?
2016-10-30 12:53
Actually, yes.
2016-10-30 13:24
There were scoreboards, don't you usually use them as the source of the stats? What's the problem then?
2016-10-30 13:30
Propably one of that guys who spam .stats pug every 2 rounds on esea
2016-10-30 15:17
#38
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Europe smasherrr 
It wasnt despe, it was tugux who couldnt defuse the bomb
2016-10-30 13:33
#40
Ex6TenZ | 
Brazil LeTANK 
niceee
2016-10-30 14:42
#41
Russ | 
United Kingdom @Russ_CS 
ez for french online electronic store and esport organisation Team LDLC from the western european country france and their francophonic european roster consisting of veteran tactician Kévin "Out6InGroupZ" Droolans, consistent AWPer Antoine "still better than SmithZz" Pirard, mad fragger Alex "my internet is down" McMeekin, superb rifler Valentin "is he support or entry" Balbastro and all around rifler Alexandre "xhamster" Forté
2016-10-30 15:15
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