Enigma6 to NA EPL, Foundation out

Professeur
May 18th, 2017 12:01

Enigma6, led by the former compLexity IGL Josh "shinobi" Abastado, managed to secure ESL Pro League promotion by beating The Foundation and Rush in the playoffs.

The core of the Enigma6 lineup was on the brink of Pro League promotion back in 2015, when they won ESEA Premier as Denial. However, a last-minute rule change meant that instead of getting a direct promotion, they were forced to play the relegation playoffs where they ended up losing to David "Xp3" Garrido's Winterfox.

The team then split ways with pieces ending up in TSM and compLexity, but was recreated in February of 2017, with Collin "wrath" McSweegan being the only newcomer to the side.

Coming into the relegation playoffs, Enigma6 first took on the side that was formerly Selfless, but is known as The Foundation after the organization decided to pull out of CS:GO. Josh "shinobi" Abastado's side took a decisive 2-0 victory in that match, moving on to the upper-bracket final.

witmer is back to Pro League

In the deciding match, Enigma6 met the surprise of last year's relegation, Rush. Right from the get-go, the 15-year old newcomer wrath was dominating his opposition, going 31-7 in Enigma6's 16-2 victory on Mirage. 

Rush didn't look like they had a way back into the series as Enigma6's first map stomp was followed up by an 11-round CT half on Cobblestone. Shawn "witmer" Taylor and co. closed out the second map 16-11 in the end to secure a spot in ESL Pro League Season 6.

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 Enigma6 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Collin 'wrath' McSweeganwrath 58 - 27 +31 135.5 2.05
United States Daniel 'vice' Kimvice 48 - 25 +23 104.7 1.77
United States Shawn 'witmer' Taylorwitmer 31 - 28 +3 66.1 1.06
Canada Armeen 'a2z' Toussia2z 24 - 27 -3 56.3 0.89
United States Josh 'shinobi' Abastadoshinobi 27 - 33 -6 61.9 0.88
 Rush K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Steven 'rooRoooo' HerrellrooRoooo 37 - 37 0 88.2 1.07
United States Samuel 'SileNt' PortilloSileNt 29 - 33 -4 65.6 0.89
United States David 'Toy' HanToy 27 - 37 -10 75.0 0.88
United States Adam 'aKis' KisseberthaKis 29 - 41 -12 63.3 0.77
United States Kyuhyun 'blade' William Uhmblade 18 - 40 -22 48.0 0.52

In the lower part of the bracket, Ghost and The Foundation were supposed to fight for their lives, but the latter team did not field a full roster and was relegated to ESEA Premier with a default loss.

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United States Josh 'shinobi' Abastado
Josh 'shinobi' Abastado
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
202
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.75
APR:
0.14
France David 'Xp3' Garrido
David 'Xp3' Garrido
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
437
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.12
United States Shawn 'witmer' Taylor
Shawn 'witmer' Taylor
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
236
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.11
United States Collin 'wrath' McSweegan
Collin 'wrath' McSweegan
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
125
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
#1
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Bosnia and Herzegovina nikokokoko 
gg
2017-05-18 12:01
#18
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United States kdpetr0 
sick play by shroud wow
2017-05-18 12:58
#33
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Denmark AstTop1 
finally witmer is no longer a pro reject cant wait to see him drop 100 frags the entire season
2017-05-19 16:54
#2
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Finland PopiCSGO 
Very nice
2017-05-18 12:01
armeen in EPL lul NA cs
2017-05-18 12:31
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United States koyoCSGO 
Welcome back to pro league, witmer. Hope you do good.
2017-05-18 12:37
wrath deserves a better team, but his age restricts him so much
2017-05-18 12:59
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Finally another team than shitty Rush that lost against 99% of the ESL teams. Well, Enigma6 wont be insane in Pro League but i think they can do better.
2017-05-18 13:01
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Estonia teremartin 
ez top in EPL
2017-05-18 13:07
#23
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North America Techno_Lover 
Foundation is done. I dont even think they even want to play together. I wouldn't even be surprised if they just mute their mics during the games.
2017-05-18 13:20
kinda expected that they will get a win rate of 10% just like how all the other NA teams beside big names.
2017-05-18 13:30
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United Kingdom OBLewis 
Witmer is in EPL? Christ u kno NA league is bad
2017-05-18 14:59
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United States ferdog 
a2z is the greatest player in the world.
2017-05-18 20:03
awesome news. love these guys.
2017-05-19 00:43
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