Athletico win ESL ANZ S2 Finals

[t,5680,au,9105,10586,10587,10588,11141] become the two-time champions of ESL Australia & NZ Championship Finals for Season 2, after defeating [t,6010,au,8765,9108,11139,11140,11485] in the Grand final 3-1 (16-14 de_mirage, 6-16 de_cache, 16-6 de_nuke, 16-6 de_train).

The best-of-five Grand final began with Athletico securing the first pistol round on Mirage to lead 3-0. A triple-kill on the A bombsite from Liam "⁠malta⁠" Schembri helped Chiefs pick up their first round, who continued to be a constant threat to the opposing team throughout the CT half. Chiefs manage to clinch the 8-7 lead due to Joshua "⁠INS⁠" Potter's 1v3 clutch in the final round.

The boys in blue began to pull ahead after claiming the necessary pistol round to lead 11-7 until Stuart "⁠sonic⁠" Rayner's side halted the streak with a round win. However, a forcebuy from Chiefs and a 1v2 AWP clutch after the post-plant from Michael "⁠Lightstep⁠" Hall allowed his team to reach 14-8. Travis "⁠wizard⁠" Richardson kept Athletico on board with a triple-kill but the emergence of Jesse "⁠InfrequeNt⁠" Barker's AWPing gave Athletico the opportunity to come back from behind to take the map 16-14.


Another trophy added to Athletico's cabinet 

Despite letting the first map slip out of their hands, Tyler "⁠tucks⁠" Reilly and company reset themselves and presented a more convincing CT side on Cache with ten rounds on the board. Athletico were able to win the second pistol round to increase their chance for another comeback but a forcebuy from Chiefs in the following round prevented that. On the back of malta's impressive form, Chiefs claimed the second map 16-6 and tied the series 1-1.

Heading into Nuke, Chiefs carried their momentum when Alistair "⁠aliStair⁠" Johnston's triple usp kills obtained the first pistol round for them. Once Athletico were equipped with better equipment and weapons, they managed to reverse the scoreline with the mongolian overlord Erdenetsogt "⁠erkaSt⁠" Gantulga bringing forth chaos, taking a 11-4 Terrorist half. Athletico rolled over Chiefs in the same fashion with a 16-6 win their way.

One map ahead in the clash, Athletico came out on top in the pistol round and the next round. Chiefs didn't back down once they had upgraded guns to bring it back 3-2 their way. A magnificent quadruple kill involving a 1v2 clutch from Jay "⁠Liazz⁠" Tregillgas switch the situation quickly giving his team to build on their momentum to another 11-4 CT half.

In the second pistol round, Lightstep was left in a 1v4 situation and managed to take three enemies down with a couple seconds away from pulling off the smoke defuse clutch but once again erkaSt saved the day with the knife kill. Despite the valiant efforts of Chiefs to get back in the game, it was not enough as the domestic champions went on to defend their title with another 16-6 win on Train. Athletico continue their reign and dominance in the Oceanic region ending the series with a 3-1 victory.

Matchpage
3
1
6th November 2016
16
Mirage
14
6
Cache
16
16
Nuke
6
16
Train
6

 Athletico K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' GantulgaerkaSt 79 - 59 +20 85.5 1.22
Australia Jesse 'InfrequeNt' BarkerInfrequeNt 73 - 64 +9 86.5 1.18
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 65 - 61 +4 72.3 1.06
Australia Travis 'wizard' Richardsonwizard 68 - 70 -2 72.0 1.03
Australia Stuart 'sonic' Raynersonic 60 - 68 -8 71.3 0.96
 Chiefs K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Liam 'malta' Schembrimalta 79 - 72 +7 88.0 1.17
Australia Joshua 'INS' PotterINS 70 - 67 +3 78.4 1.06
Australia Michael 'Lightstep' HallLightstep 65 - 65 0 68.1 0.99
Australia Alistair 'aliStair' JohnstonaliStair 59 - 70 -11 75.5 0.93
Australia Tyler 'tucks' Reillytucks 49 - 73 -24 60.8 0.80

ESL Australia & NZ Championship Season 2 final standings:

1. Australia Athletico - ~$6,160 + ZEN APAC League spot
2. Australia Chiefs - ~$3,080 + ZEN APAC League spot
3-4. Australia Immunity - ~$1,540  
3-4. Australia Parallax - ~$1,540
5-6. Australia Exile5 - ~$960 
5-6. Australia onestop - ~$960 
7-8. Australia AVANT - ~$580 
7-8. Australia Legacy - ~$580

Australia Alistair 'aliStair' Johnston
Alistair 'aliStair' Johnston
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
866
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Australia Joshua 'INS' Potter
Joshua 'INS' Potter
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
782
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
751
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
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 Tyler 'tucks' Reilly
Tyler 'tucks' Reilly
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
689
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
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:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
799
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.16
Australia Michael 'Lightstep' Hall
Michael 'Lightstep' Hall
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
272
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Australia Liam 'malta' Schembri
Liam 'malta' Schembri
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
824
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
lololololololl
2016-11-07 02:25
reported
2016-11-07 02:51
#17
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Germany Bier
It's only possible for Athletico to win when there is no Real Madrid in the league. gz
2016-11-07 04:06
+1
2016-11-07 14:35
Wow im getting closer and closer
2016-11-07 02:25
3 months before Splyce kick Arya and pick up erkaSt
2016-11-07 03:50
lol
2016-11-07 02:24
Ew
2016-11-07 02:28
didn tknow athletico had a mongolian player. nice
2016-11-07 02:36
#10
lew | 
Australia Smrfy
Filling in for Chuch who took the last month or so off for exams, going to be interesting when he comes back seeing as how erkast has played amazingly for Athletico
2016-11-07 02:48
I thought it was wiz that was standing in for chuch?
2016-11-07 05:38
wizard replaced kyoto i thought
2016-11-07 06:24
#24
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Australia Dweg
Thats right, Wiz replaced kyoto and Erky is standing in for chuch
2016-11-07 09:11
I always feel bad for the stand-ins that perform well. Maikelele is in a similar position where they'll be replaced even after winning their team a title.
2016-11-07 13:05
I think he is a mongolian student studying in Australia, happens to be one of the best at CS in the region.
2016-11-15 06:06
interesting prospect for a really nice The Mongolz team with tsogoo, machinegun and himself
2016-11-15 14:11
#8
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Brazil hugoooo
Dear 'flam3zcsgo', you should always convert prize money to American Dollar... or at least put it on parentheses.
2016-11-07 02:41
No problem, fixed just for you :)
2016-11-07 10:37
#26
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Lithuania disesion
How about €?
2016-11-07 11:00
Where is the first comment? FASTEST GUY WHERE ARE YOU?
2016-11-07 02:45
Erkast is only a stand in? lol make him replace chuch if he is preforming this well every game
2016-11-07 03:26
Erkast GOD player of csgo
2016-11-07 03:29
uk in space scene lul
2016-11-07 03:59
#16
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Australia xenonau
YYAAAASSSSSS <3
2016-11-07 04:05
#20
BnTeT | 
Netherlands TEEZY
Mongols too stronk
2016-11-07 05:40
Isn't that a football club?
2016-11-07 06:24
tucks on lan lol
2016-11-07 07:51
Mongolia op vovlo pls nerf
2016-11-07 11:52
Is this Athletico bilbao or Athletico Madrid?
2016-11-07 12:20
Bilbao is Athletic
2016-11-07 13:12
#33
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Denmark regnant
RIP immunity. Congrats to athletico for winning and congrats to Chiefs for getting an APAC spot. Not to big into the AU scene but hopefully, tournaments like this can bring out the best of their talent.
2016-11-07 15:19
what talent?
2016-11-07 16:34
#35
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Denmark regnant
Haha +1
2016-11-07 21:22
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