Athletico qualify for MDL GC LAN Finals

ESEA Premier Season 23 for the Oceanic region has come to an end, with Athletico defeating Immunity 2-0 (16-11 de_cache, 16-7 de_nuke) in the Grand final, becoming the first team to qualify for the Mountain Dew League Global Challenge LAN Finals.

The eight team single-elimination playoffs finished earlier than expected, as three of the quarter-final matches were forfeited by Broken tag, Broken tag and Broken tag, due to roster issues. This gave Athletico, Broken tag and Immunity free access to the semi-finals. The last quarter-final match was played between Broken tag and the Aussie-Kiwi Broken tag team, which went in the way of Broken tag 2-1 who managed to scoop the last two maps 16-14 narrowly.

On one side of the bracket, Athletico was pit against last season's winner Broken tag, who defeated them in the semi-final 2-1 under the Broken tag name at the time. History did not repeat itself, as Athletico overcame Michael "⁠Lightstep⁠" Hall's side 2-0 convincingly, despite a close second map.


Athletico continue their reign of success without their favourite Mongolian, erkaSt

Switching over to the other semi-final, it went to all three maps with Exile5 taking Mirage 16-14 in the first map. Immunity stole the next map on Cobblestone in an overtime win, as Nikhil "⁠NikkeZ⁠" Victor's crew struggled to close the series 2-0 early when they had the lead. The showdown between the two was decided on Train, which progressed to quintuple overtime. James "⁠James⁠" Quinn' side survived the battle of endurance in the end with a 31-28 win, clinching the match 2-1.

With Connor "⁠chuch⁠" Morgan returning to the active line-up instead of the three month substitute in the form of Erdenetsogt "⁠erkaSt⁠" Gantulga, Athletico claimed another overseas trip, as they succeeded Immunity in the grand final with two straight maps. 

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 Athletico K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
47 - 31 +16 93.4 1.48
47 - 22 +25 90.2 1.47
37 - 28 +9 86.6 1.39
43 - 33 +10 89.8 1.33
28 - 29 -1 65.8 0.92
 Immunity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
42 - 37 +5 92.9 1.20
35 - 40 -5 68.8 0.88
24 - 38 -14 66.0 0.80
27 - 41 -14 72.1 0.76
15 - 46 -31 36.3 0.40

ESEA Premier Season 23 final standings:

1. Australia Athletico - MDL Global Challenge LAN spot
2. Australia Immunity - $1,750
3-4. Broken tag - $1,125
3-4. Broken tag - $1,125
5-8. Broken tag - $250
5-8. Broken tag - $250
5-8. Broken tag - $250
5-8. Broken tag - $250

After attending several LAN finals in Asia, this will be the first time Athletico will compete at an international event in the North American region. With this result, we are still far away from determining the following participants for the main event:

Australia Athletico Other Asia  Brazil Brazil South Africa South Africa
United States NA #1 United States NA #2 Europe EU #1 Europe EU #2
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
53
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Australia Connor 'chuch' Morgan
Connor 'chuch' Morgan
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
76
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Australia James 'James' Quinn
James 'James' Quinn
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
130
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.69
Australia Nikhil 'NikkeZ' Victor
Nikhil 'NikkeZ' Victor
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
73
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
Australia Michael 'Lightstep' Hall
Michael 'Lightstep' Hall
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
113
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.65
GZ guys
2016-11-22 19:57
5 replies
Congrats to the best teams in the world!!
2016-11-22 19:57
1 reply
C S G O B O M B . C O M code: s1mbo (1$)
2016-11-22 22:37
seems like ENCE too hard for Bulgaria;/
2016-11-22 19:57
1 reply
finland>bulgaria (:
2016-11-22 20:01
#17
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Denmark InZanity
Ok
2016-11-22 21:51
gratz boys
2016-11-22 19:57
nice
2016-11-22 19:57
gj athletico
2016-11-22 19:57
1
2016-11-22 19:56
#6
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Ukraine spetsura
фыв
2016-11-22 19:56
deserved
2016-11-22 19:57
#9
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United States donaldjae
fuck
2016-11-22 19:57
ronaldo hattrick
2016-11-22 19:57
Athletico to NA, can we do it?
2016-11-22 20:03
They shouldve picked erkast into their main lineup. Idyets
2016-11-22 20:03
#16
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Armenia cGev
AU CS EleGiggle
2016-11-22 20:39
1 reply
#25
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Australia Flyntos
What country are you again? Never heard of you
2016-11-23 03:31
hen1 Most rounds with contribution 71.9%
2016-11-22 21:58
lol Al4critous has already qualified
2016-11-22 22:41
Please replace gazR already ... he's fucking hopeless also replace nearly fucking anybody in athletico for erkast
2016-11-22 23:08
2 replies
gazR is worse than hopeless, he got immunity Disqualified from Dreamhack Qualifiers because he's got a vac ban in csgo.
2016-11-23 03:34
#27
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Cyprus Swishh_
erkast won't be playing professional cs any time soon, he's focusing on his studies afaik
2016-11-23 06:49
New site: society.gg Code: splinter (5$)
2016-11-22 23:31
Australians try so hard to be better.
2016-11-23 02:20
1 reply
theyare best in world brate
2016-11-23 02:31
#28
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Taiwan SCVready
gz guys! let's go aus scene!!
2016-11-23 08:38
afrika will win
2016-11-23 09:50
#30
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Malaysia phyzell
ok. they own the next big thing after Rickeh! ;)
2016-11-23 17:20
$50 each for that effort for 5-8 place. Stick to McDonald's boys
2016-11-26 06:25
#32
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France Graphyx
gg wp
2016-11-27 19:01
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