Luminosity & Rush qualify for EPL S5

The last two teams for the North American division of ESL Pro League Season 5 have been decided as Luminosity and Rush won the relegation matches.

When the North American version of ESL Pro League Season 5 starts on February 7th, it will be with 14 teams battling it out for the much-coveted spots at the LAN finals.

12 of the 14 teams were already decided but the two relegation matches were going to send two more teams into the EPL and two teams into ESEA Premier Season 24.

In the first relegation match Luminosity were going to try to steal away Selfless' spot in EPL. The Brazilians achieved success in this particular goal as they won the series without any problems. Especially Gustavo "yel" Knittel showed up in the game as he ended with a rating of 1.69.

 Selfless K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Matthew 'no_one' Congdonno_one 39 - 39 0 83.8 1.05
Canada Terry 'dsr' Riouxdsr 29 - 42 -13 76.6 0.84
United States Alec 'Slemmy' WhiteSlemmy 27 - 40 -13 61.0 0.74
United States Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty 19 - 38 -19 50.0 0.66
United States Jake 'kaboose' McDonaldkaboose 22 - 40 -18 60.1 0.60
 Luminosity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Gustavo 'yel' Knittelyel 49 - 21 +28 93.4 1.54
Brazil Lucas 'DeStiNy' BulloDeStiNy 44 - 35 +9 99.4 1.42
Brazil Bruno 'shz' Martinellishz 35 - 27 +8 74.1 1.23
Brazil Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' GonçalvesSHOOWTiME 35 - 30 +5 85.9 1.22
Brazil Vinicios 'PKL' CoelhoPKL 34 - 24 +10 71.1 1.17
The last relegation match was set between Splyce and Rush and this was going to be a close match. Splyce started out best in the series as they won Mirage 16-13, but they couldn't keep up their strong play on the second map, Cobblestone, which they lost 13-16. 

LILMAN had a great game versus Splyce. 
The decider for the match was Overpass, where especially Derrick "LILMAN" Boyne had a great day. Rush managed to take the lead in the match and they didn't let that go, winning 16-10 to clinch the spot in ESL Pro League Season 5.
 Splyce K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Netherlands Joey 'CRUC1AL' SteuselCRUC1AL 67 - 56 +11 80.3 1.29
United States Taylor 'Drone' JohnsonDrone 59 - 55 +4 71.8 1.12
United States Ronnie 'ryx' Bylickiryx 57 - 54 +3 85.3 1.08
United States Arya 'arya' Hekmatarya 50 - 56 -6 73.2 1.05
Denmark Asger 'AcilioN' LarsenAcilioN 50 - 53 -3 68.5 0.97
 Rush K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Derrick 'LILMAN' BoyneLILMAN 58 - 59 -1 84.2 1.15
United States Matt 'Pollo' WilsonPollo 59 - 59 0 88.0 1.10
United States Kyuhyun 'blade' William Uhmblade 57 - 56 +1 68.3 1.04
United States David 'Toy' HanToy 50 - 51 -1 67.0 0.97
United States Daniel 'virtus' Carrillovirtus 48 - 58 -10 66.6 0.92
This means that the two teams from ESEA Premier S23 qualify for the next season in ESL Pro League while Selfless and Splyce will be demoted to ESEA Premier S24.
The following teams will compete in the North American division of ESL Pro League Season 5:
*Echo Fox still hold the spot, but they haven't announced any team yet.
Brazil Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
Canada Derrick 'LILMAN' Boyne
Derrick 'LILMAN' Boyne
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
RUSH ???
2017-01-19 10:33
Australia aucs 
Rip splyce
2017-01-19 10:32
Russia sNQ- 
bad line-up
2017-01-19 10:39
2017-01-19 10:32
terrible teams
2017-01-19 10:32
+1 :D
2017-01-19 10:33
Ant1ka | 
United States MDDDDDD 
2017-01-19 10:32
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
LET'S GO #LGLOYAL! Thank you, HLTV, we appreciate that! Will be awesome with 3 brazilians on ESLPROLEAGUE5 We smart, we FORBES, we AWARD Champions, We TOP1 and TOP2 HLTV 2016, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-01-19 10:33
friendly? i arent think that
2017-01-19 10:50
Yeah, great to have a team which will likely lose every single match.
2017-01-19 11:08
Salty tears com a hater :(
2017-01-19 11:40
I am not hating them. Did you see them playing? OMG HE SAID SOMETHING BAD ABOUT A (bad) TEAM I LIKE HE HAS TO BE A HATER I hate those people, go away.
2017-01-19 11:43
Why do u pretend that I dont know you? lul stay mad hater
2017-01-19 11:51
If you know me thrn you wouldnt say shit like that. lul stay delusional hater
2017-01-19 11:59
I know.who.are you, in every post that have relation with SK, you.go.and start shit.
2017-01-19 15:25
Show me one example of me talking shit about SK. I try to be as unbiased and realistic as possible.
2017-01-19 15:27
Show me one example of you talking good thing about SK. Hahaha Hard I know
2017-01-19 16:26
...why should I?
2017-01-19 16:28
You lost.
2017-01-19 16:30
No I didnt but you just lost the ability to get a reply from me.
2017-01-19 16:32
Even a baby can argue with a a SK hater
2017-01-19 16:35
If you can't say good things of Brazilians or Sk, it means that you just talk bad things about SK or BR's
2017-01-19 16:32
wrong. he can still dont talk anything about SK or BR's. BR logics LOL
2017-01-19 17:07
He can still dont...nice englando dumb
2017-01-19 20:52
thanks for showing how retard you are. > no arguments > talk shit about others english xDDDDD typical brazilian subhuman
2017-01-20 04:53
fucking dumb
2017-01-19 19:00
2017-01-19 16:27
Lose every match..wait, they won against Selfless, whadup now?
2017-01-19 15:22
2017-01-19 11:12
+1 Brazil=Best
2017-01-19 15:19
Bulgaria MaestroGOD 
Enjoy the moment cuz this year sk wont be even top5
2017-01-19 20:00
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
same as bulgarian teams has nothing? sorry, don't hate us if ur country r nothing dude, accept your really it's better to you! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we FORBES, we AWARD CHAMPIONS, we TOP 1 and TOP 2 HLTV 2016, we are from BRAZIL!
2017-01-19 20:16
Bulgaria MaestroGOD 
Yes, you are very loyal kicking fnx after 1bad tournament
2017-01-19 20:52
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
sorry if dreamer was kicked from mk too! LUL u haven't argument dude, please, stay tune my team playing major again <3 thank you, we appreciate that!
2017-01-19 20:54
Bulgaria MaestroGOD 
Dreamer was not allowed to play at most of valves tournament, cuz he was vacced in another profile.. its so different.. They will play the major after that they could be a great tier2 team with god fox
2017-01-19 20:59
Poland cGev 
2017-01-19 10:33
Nice a NA team with 2 european players in premier
2017-01-19 10:33
splyce lost to that shit team lmfao
2017-01-19 10:33
Was wondering when this was going to be posted :P aboot time! Surprising from rush.
2017-01-19 10:35
With Machinegun it would have been easy
2017-01-19 10:50
great! 2 new fresh teams with young talent ready to prove themselves in the top league. good stuff
2017-01-19 10:51
ryx has let me down wow
2017-01-19 10:53
Switzerland GoTMedicine 
yel'em all
2017-01-19 11:07
Echo Fox hold a spot despite not even having a team. Since when were ESL & ESEA more focused on the organisations than the actual teams participating? Sadly this all started when ELEAGUE booted SK and Luminosity due to swapping orgs.
2017-01-19 11:13
Brazil neyzambo 
Final prediction: SK x Optic
2017-01-19 11:20
lmao splyce is garbage
2017-01-19 12:03
Finland coswell 
Pretty sad for Splyce. I dont think that lineup is just meant to be. Weird that Acilion and Cruc1al have been there for such a long time for that...
2017-01-19 12:07
2017-01-19 12:26
yel is definitely a good player. he has been doing great for a long time. has potential to achieve a better stage in his carreer. shz and destiny are also outstanding players. despite being improving over the last months, they haven't racked their peak out yet. as both are young, they still have a large room to boost their games. we should keep watching them. lastly, showtime and pkl are just run-of-the-mill. unfortunately, i can't see any1 of them reaching something more than LG.
2017-01-19 12:38
Brazil torm3ntin 
Yel has potential to move to a better team. I don't see him playing on IMM neither SK though since he is mainly an alper
2017-01-19 12:54
Ez Brasil #RunSk #RunIMT #RunLG 25% of NA Qualifiers are Brazilian. We are smart, we are loyal, we are Friendly, we are from Brasil <3
2017-01-19 13:34
Kinda wish ESL would have more teams in NA battle for relegation. The level of CS for EU relegation matches was far superior to the level of CS for NA matches. Maybe Trumponian competition will help. Although, whoever called that Overpass for Splyce really did their team a disservice... Default into a 4-1, then have a single flash destroy an entire execute. Never really adapting to what Rush was doing.
2017-01-19 14:06
Germany grabke 
Splyce is really bad the recent player change did nothing. They are playing this way for quit some time now. If i was Splyce i would search a new team these guys are simply collecting money.
2017-01-19 15:33
Splyce create a lot of unique strats, and it's always been that way. It's just every iteration of this roster since they originally made it to invite have been known to lose some qualification matches to teams in ESEA-Main or worse. Speaking for the Americans... Drone is a good up-and-comer, Ryx goes missing in big matches and tends to chase frags, and I don't think Arya in-game has been anything special for a long-ass time now.
2017-01-19 15:40
Brazil theambush 
Brazilians will dominate the USA scene
2017-01-19 17:02
Yell is a monster
2017-01-19 18:45
Denmark regnant 
BR slowly taking over the NA EPL. Next season expecting PaiN
2017-01-19 19:15
or DaiDai Gaming
2017-01-20 17:46
Brazil hugoooo 
Orbit is also coming for Rush/Winterfox spots
2017-01-21 19:10
walle | 
Australia sini_ 
RNG top 4 again. WFX top 8 this season.
2017-01-20 15:18
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