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.
|Dark Sided||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Willem 'badger' Clarkebadger||60 - 43||+17||74.7||1.22|
|Sam 'flickz' Jonesflickz||55 - 50||+5||95.6||1.20|
|Ollie 'DickStacy' TierneyDickStacy||53 - 52||+1||86.3||1.12|
|Mitchell 'Sync' DaleSync||46 - 53||-7||66.9||0.93|
|Matthew 'Texta' O'RourkeTexta||43 - 54||-11||63.4||0.87|
|Athletico||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Nikhil 'NikkeZ' VictorNikkeZ||72 - 52||+20||100.2||1.39|
|Iyengaran 'IyeN' RajuIyeN||52 - 54||-2||74.3||1.00|
|Bobby 'zedzke' Johnsonzedzke||52 - 51||+1||65.7||0.97|
|Iain 'SnypeR' TurnerSnypeR||34 - 48||-14||66.6||0.87|
|Sam 'jokes' Molanjokes||41 - 52||-11||69.3||0.87|
The standings in ESEA Premier Season 24 Australia can be found below:
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:
|Splyce||Enigma6||Bee's Money Crew||paiN|
|Dark Sided||GODSENT||EU slot.||EU slot.|
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