Dark Sided qualify for ESEA S24 GC

Dark Sided have won ESEA Premier Season 24 Australia and qualified for the ESEA S24 Global Challange after beating Athletico 2-1 in the grand final (6-16 on Mirage, 16-11 on Inferno, and 16-8 on Nuke).

ESEA Premier Season 24 Australia started off with a 17-team group stage at the end of which eight teams advanced to the playoffs.

The playoffs had a single-elimination, best-of-three bracket. Athletico defeated Chiefs 2-1, who finished the regular season with a 16-0 record. Due to roster locks Chiefs were unable to use their new player Peter "pecks" Nguyen and had to use Seth "seth" Leeson as a stand-in. Athletico then beat AVANT to advance to the grand final.


The 15-year-old Texta & his team will be in London

Dark Sided, on the other hand, secured a 2-0 quarter-final victory against Athletico Black to start the playoffs. Then they beat Tainted Minds who finished the regular season in second place with a 14-2 record, advancing to the grand final.

The grand final kicked off with a 16-6 Athletico win on Mirage but Dark Sided responded on Inferno with a 16-11 victory. Dark Sided started Nuke on the CT-side and won the map 16-8 after an 11-4 CT-side half, winning the grand final and qualifying for ESEA Season 24 Global Challenge.

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 Dark Sided K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Willem 'badger' Clarkebadger 60 - 43 +17 74.7 1.22
Australia Sam 'flickz' Jonesflickz 55 - 50 +5 95.6 1.20
Australia Ollie 'DickStacy' TierneyDickStacy 53 - 52 +1 86.3 1.12
Australia Mitchell 'Sync' DaleSync 46 - 53 -7 66.9 0.93
Australia Matthew 'Texta' O'RourkeTexta 43 - 54 -11 63.4 0.87
 Athletico K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Nikhil 'NikkeZ' VictorNikkeZ 72 - 52 +20 100.2 1.39
Australia Iyengaran 'IyeN' RajuIyeN 52 - 54 -2 74.3 1.00
Australia Bobby 'zedzke' Johnsonzedzke 52 - 51 +1 65.7 0.97
Australia Iain 'SnypeR' TurnerSnypeR 34 - 48 -14 66.6 0.87
Australia Sam 'jokes' Molanjokes 41 - 52 -11 69.3 0.87

The standings in ESEA Premier Season 24 Australia can be found below:

1. Australia Dark Sided - Spot at ESEA S24 GC
2. Australia Athletico - $2,100
3-4. Australia AVANT - $1,350
3-4. Australia Tainted Minds - $1,350 
5-8. Australia Chiefs - $300
5-8. Australia Legacy - $300
5-8. Australia Supremacy - $300
5-8. Australia Athletico Black - $300

Splyce, Enigma6, and Bee's Money Crew earned the three North American spots at ESEA Season 24 GC which will take place in London, UK on May 13-14.

paiN secured the Brazilian spot and GODSENT clinched one of the three European slots for the tournament in London. BIG and PENTA will face each other for one of the spots and the loser will play Spirit for a last shot at the Global Challange.

The team list for ESEA Season 24 Global Challange can be found below:

United States Splyce United States Enigma6  United States Bee's Money Crew Brazil paiN
Australia Dark Sided  Sweden GODSENT  Europe EU slot.  Europe EU slot.

BenjaCS is a staff writer at HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.

Australia Seth 'seth' Leeson
Seth 'seth' Leeson
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
58
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.08
Australia Peter 'pecks' Nguyen
Peter 'pecks' Nguyen
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
389
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
NICE TO GAME :D
2017-04-12 16:20
#8
Germany Necha 
ez
2017-04-12 16:20
#9
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Italy Er1cz 
EZ
2017-04-12 16:20
nice
2017-04-12 16:20
He doesnt even look like he is 15 :O
2017-04-12 16:21
#13
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Croatia nAmeless69 
GJ Dark Sided
2017-04-12 16:23
#14
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Germany Zaykor 
DS never played ATH.black it was TM who played against them. DS played Supremacy
2017-04-12 16:54
I've been away from the scene for a few years. Can someone tell me why none of the big names are going to be at ESEA this year?
2017-04-12 17:35
because ESEA is the smaller league....big teams play the ESL pro league. ESL Dreamhack and ESEA are all owned by 1 company.
2017-04-12 20:31
#17
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Brazil XEMBAO 
GC will be easy for EU teams omg
2017-04-12 17:42
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