through to ECS Season 3

March 27th, 2017 22:26 are back in the Esports Championship Series (ECS) after defeating Space Soldiers 3-1 in a promotion match.

With fnatic already through to ECS Season 3 are edging past North 3-1, the final spot in the prestigious league was decided in an exciting clash between, the ninth-placed team from Season 2, and Space Soldiers, the runner-up of the Development League.

The first map of the series, Train, was decided only in overtime after both teams showed strong CT sides during regulation. In overtime,'s experience proved crucial, with the Polish team winning two rounds in each half to secure a 19-17 victory. through to ECS S3 after edging past Space Soldiers 

Next up was Inferno, which was the most one-sided map of them all, with Space Soldiers convincingly cruising to a 16-8 victory, powered by a great performance from their newest recruit, Buğra "Calyx" Arkın.

Map three, Overpass, saw Space Soldiers recover from a four-round deficit in the second half to tie up the score at 15-15. Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş was hitting all his shots and getting multi kills round after round, but in the end walked out with another overtime victory, thanks to a great display from Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski.

Just like two of the previous three maps, Mirage went down to the wire, with Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski and Paweł "byali" Bieliński dropping over 30 frags apiece to inspire to a 16-13 win and a hard-fought 3-1 victory in the series.

27th March 2017

 Space Soldiers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 99 - 94 +5 90.0 1.15
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' ArkınCalyx 87 - 75 +12 78.4 1.14
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahocapaz 80 - 88 -8 73.3 1.03
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' KüpeliMAJ3R 78 - 81 -3 70.1 0.94
Turkey Çağatay 'DESPE' SedefDESPE 66 - 76 -10 57.0 0.89 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 96 - 82 +14 82.0 1.16
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 94 - 82 +12 78.1 1.12
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 91 - 88 +3 79.9 1.07
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 68 - 80 -12 66.5 0.94
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 65 - 78 -13 69.8 0.91

The following teams will compete in the European division of ECS Season 3:

Denmark Astralis Europe Dignitas
France Envy Europe FaZe
France G2 Sweden GODSENT
Europe mousesports Sweden NiP
Sweden fnatic Poland
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
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Maps played:
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
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Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
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Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
No team
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Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
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Netherlands adrbb 
2017-03-27 22:26
Nepal TYZ4 
Pasha top-fragging. Pasha 4 AWP kills on train (map 1) What year is this? 2014?
2017-03-27 22:35
Israel BingoBango 
Pasha has been playing consistently well for a while now
2017-03-27 22:48
Luxembourg alex24 pasha inhuman reactions.. just last year wtf changed since then ? i-m gonna say private cheats ?
2017-03-28 07:12
Israel BingoBango 
2017-03-28 07:47
Luxembourg alex24 
there was another scene on overpass, poor pasha rushed in and he saw 3 targets, couldn`t aim at none
2017-03-28 07:49
Israel BingoBango 
Thought you weren't stupid, was definitely wrong. Later nerd
2017-03-28 07:56
2015 was two years ago dude
2017-03-28 09:24
Since then he has a new house and he can finally focus while gaming. Before he couldn't even play DM cuz his kid was playin/screaming in the same room. So alot have changed.
2017-03-28 09:47
Luxembourg alex24 
okay, i seriously started to doubt how good pasha got in the past 6 months.. .after seeing what a terrible half of 2016 he had
2017-03-28 13:41
at the end of the day they're still humans. They can pratice to become in good shape back and also they can fall into a "formhole"
2017-03-28 15:21
Luxembourg alex24 
guess you are right i started to get bored at this game in 2015, and since i don`t play much anymore, i find it hard to belive that some players can get better again...
2017-03-28 15:29
i mean if you're already on high level you just need the spend time and passion for the game to reach the best level you had. of course they are some exceptions in the professional competiton but it is humanly^^
2017-03-28 15:38
last year, expected from netherlands, crack heads LUL
2017-03-29 22:34
Luxembourg alex24 
expected from noflag, no education, no life go back to school and learn more flags kiddo
2017-03-30 06:57
depressed netherlands 2016=/=2015
2017-03-30 09:10
2017-03-28 15:22
4. Neo 5. Taz soon -TAZ +x comments yeah, it's totally 2014
2017-03-27 23:07
Cyprus Xeeh 
"With fnatic already through to ECS Season 3 are edging past North 3-1" are edging? might need a quick check here mr editor
2017-03-27 22:56
+1111, it was a massacre
2017-03-27 23:32
2017-03-27 22:26
Japan soneFILER 
2017-03-27 22:58
If you're Dumb enough to bet on Turks in cs you deserve to loose the money you bet
2017-03-28 00:32
apEX | 
United Kingdom UKChef 
>loose >UK flag lul
2017-03-28 01:29
First of all, it's lose not loose. Secondly, it proved to be a reasonable ICB bet. The way SS played definitely proves that it was worth to play on them for 5.55 odds. Learn how to bet. Betting is about making the logical assumption with risk/reward anaylsis.
2017-03-29 22:32
Dam so u really thought ss was going to win vp has more exp on this kind of games by the way i bet 80 dolars in handicap in ss and got 78 dollars bsck thanks. Ss
2017-03-28 03:50
In male insects, the structure analogous to a penis is known as aedeagus. The male copulatory organ of various lower invertebrate animals is often called the cirrus.[citation needed] The lesser water boatman's mating call, generated by rubbing the penis against the abdomen, is the loudest sound, relative to body size, in the animal kingdom. In 2010, entomologist Charles Linehard described Neotrogla, a new genus of barkflies. Species of this genus have sex-reversed genitalia. Females have penis-like organs called gynosomes that are inserted into vagina-like openings of males during mating. In 2014, a detailed study of the insects reproductive habits led by Kazunori Yoshizawae confirmed that the organ functions similar to a penis – for example, it swells during sexual intercourse – and is used to extract sperm from the male
2017-03-27 22:27
well done
2017-03-27 22:57
Nepal TYZ4 
So the female "penis" actually works as a vacuum cleaner?
2017-03-28 00:04
2017-03-28 09:35
Sweden Daquan 
3 swedish teams, dead scene
2017-03-27 22:27
2 french teams tho. Both dead scenes lul
2017-03-27 22:35
Lets check Brazil scene 2-3 years ago :)
2017-03-27 22:46
nice job
2017-03-27 22:26
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fer | 
Turkey MaskoN 
2017-03-27 22:26
Turkey FeverSpeed 
rip ss
2017-03-27 22:26
2017-03-27 22:26
gratz ecs
2017-03-27 22:26
ECS through to ECS Season 3
2017-03-27 22:26
dennis | 
African Union okkkkkk 
2017-03-27 22:26
paz | 
Sweden daboxD 
nt spaceS
2017-03-27 22:26
ecs through to ecs lol
2017-03-27 22:26
Portugal DJ8 
2017-03-27 22:26
ecs through to ecs season 3? LUL
2017-03-27 22:26
Russia k3ron 
2017-03-27 22:26
HeatoN | 
Russia rassvet 
nice ECS
2017-03-27 22:26
2017-03-27 22:26
Italy 1nf3rn4L 
2017-03-27 22:26
France France98123 
gj ECS, good team
2017-03-27 22:26
Totaly shitsss teams ... Franch teams suck, swedish too but i Have to watch a NEW Dignitas
2017-03-27 22:48
France France98123 
yeah you dont get the joke, next time be there on time to understand
2017-03-27 23:11
the biceps is strong in this one
2017-03-27 22:27
KRL | 
France Omarion 
ecs strong team
2017-03-27 22:27
Turkey onat 
lol gz ecs
2017-03-27 22:27
NT SpaceSoldiers
2017-03-27 22:27
north over dig man. players achieved it. not the fucking brand
2017-03-27 22:27
2017-03-27 22:27
Sure They did. Thats why they lost -.-' Also VP suck online and its nothing new. Also SS is still tier2 team and nobody have time to check their tactics etc
2017-03-28 09:51
2017-03-28 15:22
Portugal dracø 
ez 4 ECS, best team world top 1 4head VP won an online qualifier in 2017!!!!!!! what is dis!!
2017-03-27 22:27
United States TheKrakenKing 
ECS top tier
2017-03-27 22:27
2017-03-27 22:27
Virtus winning online against Online Soldiers ? wtf
2017-03-27 22:28
Yeah yeah online match blablabla but this match proved us that Virtus.pros form is horrible. This could have been a clean 3-0 for SS.
2017-03-27 22:28
this comment has proved us, that you are stupid. (besides VP having so many idiotic rounds)
2017-03-27 22:30
delusional fanboys maybe are the worst fanboys right now
2017-03-27 22:31
delusional haters are maybe the worst haters right now. you are known as an annoying idiot. so i am not going to waste my time with you bot. so have a good evening! if you can find peace, due you have lost all your skins to VP which has won this B05
2017-03-27 22:37
>"i am not going to waste my time with you bot" >replying to me ????? please dont reply to me VP fanboy
2017-03-27 22:39
if you lose to VP online and pasha being the top fragger thats just SS throwing the game
2017-03-27 22:43
SS throwing = one map win, two ot maps and a 16-13 map means that VP has problems
2017-03-27 22:50
lol no. they're probably finishing top 3 at the least at their next lan. maybe you aren't familiar with VP online (obvs u are).
2017-03-28 00:03
2017-03-28 06:05
i even guarantee you said the same things last year...or every time VP is losing to shit teams online.
2017-03-28 16:42
Yeah I said one year ago that their form is horrible because their form was actually horrible.
2017-03-28 16:44
well, ill recognise form is different from a slump. in that case VP are in bad form after every big lan.
2017-03-28 16:47
We all saw how many rounds ss got at wesg against vp... A vp that got butt fucked by kinguin.
2017-03-28 08:30
Without calyx.
2017-03-28 08:54
dignitas ?
2017-03-27 22:28
to ez for godyali & godpapito. obviously snax and neo did aswell some solid stuff. while taz except of few rounds played awful but also had his grind. one of his weak series since a while ez comment#100 lul
2017-03-27 22:30
Turkey srtn16 
why always win tier 1 teams?
2017-03-27 22:30
Because they are stronger? ?????
2017-03-27 22:51
Because they are better than t3 teams?
2017-03-28 15:27
Poland Marcines 
2017-03-27 22:31
Liechtenstein killahakan 
not hard for stronk papa
2017-03-27 22:34
African Union Siktir 
2 ot wins keke
2017-03-27 22:34
nt SS, you could have win it 3-0
2017-03-27 22:35
no they couldn't. it's not mousesports they have lost to. even VP has had some idiotic rounds and Calyx and Cheattares looked like some hacking kebabs, vp wouldn't have lost it. and VP played quite weak
2017-03-27 22:40
xantares and calyx looked like cheaters, what about snax and byali? lol on overpass it felt like hack vs hack xantares vs snax, it was embarassing
2017-03-27 22:51
Snax and byali vs calyx and xantares
2017-03-28 01:02
United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
None of those aforementioned players are cheating, _prometheus_. Again, either play the game, provide proof or state it as your opinion. Don't talk about them as if they are actually cheating when they are not. It's both offensive to those who actually have brains to understand and the players themselves. Good day.
2017-03-29 04:16
You're right, I don't have any proof. It's only my opinion
2017-03-29 04:19
United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Thank you, _prometheus_. Have a good day, friend.
2017-03-29 04:20
Nobody played bad or good, it was just a good, well played game
2017-03-28 08:42
Turkey srtn16 
what is your rank silver or nova? if one player play good he is probably cheater? nice brain :) Did you watch major games if you watch you will say everyone have cheat :D
2017-03-28 09:58
i am less worse than a silver probably cuz i've never touched this game lul. xantares and calyx "haven't played good" they looked like complete hackers (and i am so aware what kind of good aimers they're) but they didn't spray through smokes no they instantly hsed them. i remember on overpass when xantares rush b and instantly hsed taz through the smoke, when he was close to water or the flick shot against taz aswell lul. sorry if a guy like kqly hacked which has actually never be proved by valve that he hacked on lan (maybe i missed it^^) why don't you think about the other possibilities. i never understood how kqly looked like an hacker tbh. he was a good player in that competion but if you compare with nowadays player he would look like an solid player not more not less. and i've been watching csgo since katowice 2014^^ i think that they are not hacking but you never know. they're are good aimers so aimlock would just increase the chances to hit those shots much more without to realise^^
2017-03-28 15:36
cry more cry how much ?
2017-03-28 16:15
you stupid brain doesn't want to understand it or?
2017-03-28 21:22
how much ?
2017-03-29 14:23
United States MAY0 
It was anyone's game... They both could have won it depending on a few crucial rounds that SS just couldn't close out which gave vp the momentum to win
2017-03-28 14:38
you don't know that VP would play differently after 0-1 on first map and then highly impossible 0-2
2017-03-28 15:31
thats why I said "could have" not "will have"
2017-03-28 16:26
Gl papa
2017-03-27 22:37
World neomax360 
HOW the fuck HomeSent get to ECS?
2017-03-27 22:42
why the fak dignitas is there??
2017-03-27 22:43
United States MAY0 
Orgs with a lot of money buy invites
2017-03-28 14:44
Turkey Mertcursed 
So close space soldiers
2017-03-27 23:01
Brazil BrunoWalter 
hahaha, How Taz can be so bad?
2017-03-27 23:05
NEO -13
2017-03-28 00:00
2017-03-27 23:06
Nepal TYZ4 
2017-03-27 23:56
Just kick despe ffs
2017-03-28 00:07
With fnatic already through to ECS Season 3 are edging past North 3-1, the final spot in the prestigious league was decided in an exciting clash between, the ninth-placed team from Season 2, and Space Soldiers, the runner-up of the Development League. How long has HLTV been around for? 10 years? 15 years? Get someone who knows how to write please.
2017-03-28 00:28
nice "edging past"
2017-03-28 00:30
wow nip with easiest opponent ofc
2017-03-28 01:25
Wait wut ¿ when did dignitas came back i thought team was dead and why space soldiers is no here insteqd of homesent wait ¿¿¿ Wtf is going on why godsent is here ¿
2017-03-28 03:47
Turkey powergs 
Gj ss really good fight (even if Vp playing bad that doent matter) And lets go VP win it all !!!
2017-03-28 06:35
ANGE1 | 
Turkey RAGE_M 
Lul Space Soldiers is better half of this list.
2017-03-28 07:19
Space gave away all their advantages on mirage t side .. sucks to lose like this . Gggggs
2017-03-28 08:16
Good job VP, hope they do great !
2017-03-28 08:26
Sweden pontus767 
Xantares ez 99 fragzzz
2017-03-28 08:58
When is ECS s3 starting?
2017-03-28 09:36
pasha n1
2017-03-28 09:51
How on earth did Dignitas get a spot!?
2017-03-28 10:55
Romania Tise 
Due to North's (Dig at that time) performance in the last season. The thing is that unlike the major, the org holds the spot instad.
2017-03-28 13:34
WP Papa.
2017-03-28 11:17
pasha is back. but neo and taz are ..... IN BACK yo yo yo
2017-03-28 13:04
Snax | 
Poland soreeeh 
VP is the best team of all time, it just had to be win
2017-03-28 13:08
3-1 vs. online team , not bad :) gj VP!
2017-03-28 13:31
online team lul :) they win kinguin in lan ?
2017-03-28 16:14
Sweden lagcats 
xoxogang shud have a spot but neh ;[
2017-03-28 15:24
well deserved
2017-03-28 15:25
2017-03-28 17:46
VP always at the bottom of the leagues and always gets relegated lol.
2017-03-28 21:31
United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Well... those unintelligent think VP/SS were cheating and those also unintelligent presume throwing went on. Why can't anyone see this as it actually was, a very close BO5 that was incredible to watch from start to finish. Well played, VP. Fingers crossed SS will get another chance in the future. XANTARES absolutely NEEDS more recognition.
2017-03-29 04:17
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