PENTA win ESEA S24 MDL Finals
PENTA defeated BIG 2-0 (Cache 16-13, Inferno 16-12) in the grand final of ESEA Season 24's MDL Global Finals for the $18,000 grand prize.
After PENTA and BIG came out on top of their semi-final battles with Splyce and GODSENT, respectively, the two grand finalists met on Cache at first. PENTA were the ones to get an early 4-0 lead much thanks to Kevin "HS" Tarn's triple in the pistol round.
Many of the rounds afterward came down to individual plays, as Fatih "gob b" Dayik, Kevin "keev" Bartholomäus, Miikka "suNny" Kemppi, and Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz all had their moments with at least three kills, making it 8-4 in favor of PENTA. A B attack then gave BIG their fifth round, but Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend's team closed out the half at 10-5 with suNny putting up a crucial double in the last.
PENTA broke the streak with a half-buy consisting of pistols, a bit of utility, and armor, as suNny picked up a triple with a Deagle for 14-12. gob b then replied with three kills of his own in a 3v5, but BIG ultimately couldn't come back fully as PENTA won their opponent's pick 16-13.
Despite losing the pistol round due to keev shutting down the attack, it was PENTA who got off to the better start on Inferno after winning the second round forcebuy, going up 4-1 as BIG saved their weapons twice in a row.
Grenades down mid helped BIG win an eco round, followed by a narrow 1v1 on the A bombsite for 4-6. While the German side continued saving weapons time and time again, PENTA took the next three rounds just before BIG made the half 6-9.
The first two rounds of the second half were split once more, although this time it was BIG who came out swinging, closing the gap to 9-10 and eventually taking the lead 12-11 after a streak of three rounds.
K - D
Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny
50 - 33
Paweł 'innocent' Mocekinnocent
45 - 35
Kevin 'HS' TarnHS
38 - 36
Kevin 'kRYSTAL' AmendkRYSTAL
33 - 33
Jesse 'zehN' LinjalazehN
30 - 40
ESEA S24 Global Challenge - MDL Global Finals final standings: