ALTERNATE aTTaX win ESWC 2016

ALTERNATE aTTaX emerged victorious from the ESWC final after beating the local favorites LDLC in three maps to take the bulk of the $75,000 prize pool.

The home team’s Dust2 was up first, with LDLC taking the CT side in the first half. Flying out of the gate, Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans’s team took the pistol round as well as the first buy round, establishing a quick and early five round lead. The German squad were quick to retaliate, though, taking the following four rounds after breaking the CT economy to crawl back into it and get within one. With the momentum on their side, and on the oft-preferred terrorist side, ALTERNATE aTTaX racked up a few more to take the half 8 – 7.

The B site was the one chosen by LDLC, who pushed their way in and planted the bomb, but down 2 vs. 4 were unable to stop ALTERNATE aTTaX’s blitzkrieg on the retake. Another play on B in an eco which should have under no circumstances go to the French-Belgian-British team, went their way as Alex "ALEX" McMeekin found himself with four P250 kills by the end of the ordeal. In the end ALTERNATE aTTaX ended up bouncing back and putting up the wall, stopping LDLC and winning most of the tight clutches for a 16 – 11 win.


The trophy for the winner of this match-up

Again LDLC were first out of the gate, with a fast B take on Cobblestone in the pistol round followed by some eco bashes. After a round win by ALTERNATE aTTaX and the following reset by LDLC, the francophone team started to build a healthy lead, 5 – 1. With 7 – 3 on the scoreboard for LDLC, things were looking peachy as ALTERNATE aTTaX were constantly running into paper problems, which ended with LDLC taking 11 before the half.

Another pistol round secured by LDLC started to make it look like a third map would be necessary to resolve this ESWC final. Indeed, LDLC won four out of five rounds in the second half to finish 16 – 5 and secure a third map.


ALTERNATE aTTaX emerge victorious after three maps

Cache was to be the deciding match of the ESWC final, and Kevin "keev" Bartholomäus the player to win a 2 vs. 1 clutch situation and put his team up ahead after the pistol round. The map, which has been a good map for ALTERNATE aTTaX lately, started as planned for the German team, who started racking up rounds led in frags by their star AWPer, keev. After winning the five first rounds, LDLC and ALTERNATE aTTaX traded rounds as both teams adapted and struggled counting nickels and dimes until ALTERNATE aTTaX got the reigns of the half back closing it out 11 – 4.

LDLC came out ready to put up a fight winning the pistol round with Valentin "mistou" Balbastro coming out big with three P2000 headshots, but a 1 vs. 2 afterplant clutch by keev on the second round killed LDLC’s economy and put them in a very complicated situation. Mistakes by ALTERNATE aTTaX on A, allowing LDLC to play the close angles effectively meant Antoine "to1nou" Pirard’s triple with a five-seven would launch LDLC back in it, but still with a very long way to go at 7 – 12.

It was finally ALTERNATE aTTaX’s match to take, as the German team managed to keep LDLC at bay and close out the map 16 – 13 in one of many forcebuys.

ESWC 2016Best of 3
Matchpage
1
2
30th October 2016
11
Dust2
16
13
Cache
16
 LDLC K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Belgium Antoine 'to1nou' Pirardto1nou 67 - 49 +18 90.6 1.37
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 57 - 46 +11 85.2 1.20
France Valentin 'mistou' Balbastromistou 57 - 51 +6 78.1 1.15
France Alexandre 'xms' Fortéxms 52 - 54 -2 72.4 1.01
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 45 - 54 -9 70.7 0.86
 ALTERNATE aTTaX K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Kevin 'keev' Bartholomäuskeev 58 - 46 +12 77.4 1.22
Germany Christian 'crisby' Schmittcrisby 60 - 59 +1 81.9 1.03
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 49 - 56 -7 74.2 0.99
Germany Oliver 'kzy' Heckkzy 51 - 58 -7 74.7 0.89
Germany Florian 'syrsoN' RischesyrsoN 35 - 60 -25 63.9 0.70
ESWC final standings:

1. Germany ALTERNATE aTTaX - $20,000
2. Europe LDLC - $15,000
3-4. Turkey Space Soldiers - $10,000
3-4. France Platinium - $10,000
5-8. Kazakhstan Gambit - $5,000
5-8. Sweden fnatic Academy - $5,000
5-8. Sweden Epsilon - $5,000
5-8. Denmark Tricked  - $5,000
9-16. Denmark Heroic
9-16. Brazil paiN
9-16. Finland iGame.com
9-16. Portugal k1ck oldschool
9-16. Poland Kinguin
9-16. Norway Norse
9-16. Poland PRIDE
9-16. Russia Preparation
17-24. South Africa Bravado
17-24. Belgium Sector One
17-24. France Red Instinct
17-24. Finland ENCE
17-24. Brazil Luminosity
17-24. China FIVE
17-24. Bulgaria Bpro
17-24. Germany PENTA
25-32. India Overcome
25-32. Denmark Rogue
25-32. Sweden ArchAngels
25-32. Sweden Wyvern
25-32. Iran GEX
25-32. Europe Millenium
25-32. Sweden GODSENT Academy
25-32. Portugal FTW

Germany Kevin 'keev' Bartholomäus
Kevin 'keev' Bartholomäus
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
594
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
Belgium Antoine 'to1nou' Pirard
Antoine 'to1nou' Pirard
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
848
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
France Valentin 'mistou' Balbastro
Valentin 'mistou' Balbastro
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
314
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
942
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
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 wp
2016-10-30 19:25
ezForenceandnizilangod
2016-10-30 19:25
Cheaters win always
2016-10-30 19:25
HH
2016-10-30 19:25
ex6tenz disappointed me (((
2016-10-30 19:25
wat
2016-10-30 19:25
#9
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CIS sergioff 
gg
2016-10-30 19:25
pz
2016-10-30 19:25
#11
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United Kingdom C0baltt 
gg
2016-10-30 19:25
#12
sergej | 
United States t0xic93 
ez
2016-10-30 19:25
gz
2016-10-30 19:25
#14
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Russia f0wlie 
1
2016-10-30 19:25
#16
chrisJ | 
Hungary baGO. 
nice
2016-10-30 19:25
ez
2016-10-30 19:25
gj
2016-10-30 19:25
gg wp
2016-10-30 19:25
#22
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Germany fbn_de 
Pariser Einzugsmarsch
2016-10-30 19:25
lmao
2016-10-30 19:42
ez
2016-10-30 19:25
#24
steel | 
Belarus Ruble 
ezpz<3
2016-10-30 19:25
so many stupid 1st comment hunters haha
2016-10-30 19:25
#26
Monkey | 
Brazil Cupinxa 
ez
2016-10-30 19:25
#27
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Poland mamba99999 
Next step is winning ELEAGUE.
2016-10-30 19:25
scum
2016-10-30 19:25
Biggest success for German scene so far? Congrats aTTaX
2016-10-30 19:25
mouz von acer predator masters 2
2016-10-30 19:27
#55
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Germany Chris Walker 
I think this event had more money involved
2016-10-30 19:38
>mouz >German scene Choose one. Penta and aTTaX are only one German teams at scene atm.
2016-10-30 19:56
wtf is this Flag ?? How u can write here ?? have u Internet in your country ?? kappa
2016-10-30 19:59
Get to the school faggot and learn where the Monaco is.
2016-10-30 21:15
rich boy
2016-10-30 21:31
mouz was considered a german team back then with 3/5 being german
2016-10-30 21:06
when they won it, there were still 3 germans in the team.
2016-10-30 21:06
#31
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France BigBlarg 
congratz to attax, wp LDLC
2016-10-30 19:26
#32
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
congrats alternate ~~ GL in eleague ;)
2016-10-30 19:26
congrats
2016-10-30 19:26
Gotta say this was a pure cancer game, but still I made 40 bucks so I dont complain.
2016-10-30 19:26
GJ
2016-10-30 19:26
Ex6TenZ 2nd again BibleThump
2016-10-30 19:26
Ex6Ten2
2016-10-30 19:28
TuGuX:"WE ARE THE FAVORITE" TOP KEK
2016-10-30 19:26
xms and ALEX biggest choke ever, lost b site every round. Ex6 and to1nou tried to carry but too much dead weight.
2016-10-30 19:27
Ex6 deserves so much better. EDIT: Although I think he made a mistake in not rotating To1nou in place of XMS or Mistou onto B on Cache, then again that's really the only fault I can think of.
2016-10-30 19:31
true
2016-10-30 19:37
mistou was on B site, not ALEX
2016-10-31 16:52
Yes my bad. He played checker every round and when they smoke b main he wouldnt know what to do
2016-10-31 17:46
BOTUX: WE ARE THE FAVORITE TEAM HAHAHHAHAHA
2016-10-30 19:28
#45
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Germany Chris Walker 
Gratz!
2016-10-30 19:29
Why was this tournament even made? Honestly, this is tier3 at best
2016-10-30 19:30
Their B hold was horible, they need to fix it before the minor
2016-10-30 19:30
#49
gob b | 
Germany Flexb0y 
Today ESWC and tomorrow Eleague?!
2016-10-30 19:31
#51
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World breezy0 
AMAZING GUYS ATTAX LOVE! <3 GREAT JOB
2016-10-30 19:37
ez for keev
2016-10-30 19:37
FU3K y34 :)
2016-10-30 19:38
#58
Germany mkai 
gj well deserved
2016-10-30 19:43
lul t5 tournament
2016-10-30 19:45
#63
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Brazil hugoooo 
It makes their ELEAGUE spot more worthy, considering Gambit, Kinguin, SpaceSoldiers, Epsilon, PENTA and Heroic attended this ESWC. It makes them looks like the best t3 team.
2016-10-30 19:51
warden
2016-10-30 20:10
#71
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
best german team, gz
2016-10-30 20:14
good job alternate ! love you since 1.6 times !
2016-10-30 20:31
There was a time when this title meant something. Disgrace to even use term ESWC for this tier 3 tournament.
2016-10-30 20:37
so happy to see that attax win something! gj
2016-10-30 20:52
ATN is pretty nice team, I'm happy for them
2016-10-30 21:08
#79
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Sweden X-rAy 
obviously they are german and 100% cheating, its only logic
2016-10-30 21:17
#82
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China angle409 
Finally a world title for Germany. Gj
2016-10-30 21:55
german flag? that triggered me
2016-10-30 22:23
#86
Hiko | 
Germany ebp 
y is there no scoreboard of the grand final?
2016-10-31 09:31
#87
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Austria gex0r 
Paris taken again!
2016-10-31 13:39
#89
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Sweden lagcats 
ppl says they're cheaters?
2016-10-31 16:53
#92
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Germany Bennime 
The Kings of tier3?
2016-11-01 16:56
keev langod
2016-11-01 16:58
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