Space Soldiers win ESEA Season 25 GC LAN

The ESEA Season 25 Global Challenge LAN has come to an end with the Turkish side, Space Soldiers, taking home the grand prize of $18,000 after defeating FlipSid3 in the final, 2-0.

The ESEA Season 25 Global Challenge LAN playoffs started out with two matches, the semifinals, featuring Space Soldiers facing off Rise Nation, and FlipSid3 fighting Kinguin. As expected, Space Soldiers beat Rise Nation without mutch of a hitch, 2-0. The Turkish side gave the Canadians only 11 rounds across two maps, winning Inferno, 16-7, and Train, 16-4.

The second semifinal had FlipSid3 facing Kinguin. The CIS side held the reins of the match during the entirety of the two maps, with a particularly in form Yegor "markeloff" Markelov leading the way. The match ended with FlipSid3 qualifying for the final after two maps, Mirage, which they won 16-9, and Train, which they took 16-10.

Space Soldiers add another title to their list

The grand final saw FlipSid3 take a convincing first half on Overpass, their pick, as they took the CT side 9-6. When the tables turned, however, Space Soldiers didn’t give the CIS side a chance, taking 10 out of the 12 rounds played after switching sides for a 16-11 win and the edge going into their map pick.

The second map, Cache, didn’t go any better for FlipSid3, as Space Soldiers absolutely obliterated the CIS side. The Turkish team started out attacking, and won 12 out of 15 possible rounds, not giving FlipSid3 much room for a comeback.

Space Soldiers looked like they were going to close it out after winning the second pistol round, but a forcebuy gave FlipSid3 some hope, as they put 6 more rounds on the board. Eventually it proved to be too little too late, as Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş and co. bagged the map, tallying the last couple of rounds, for a 16-9 score.

 Space Soldiers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahocapaz 41 - 28 +13 81.1 1.22
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 40 - 33 +7 82.9 1.11
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' ArkınCalyx 33 - 33 0 70.4 1.10
Turkey Engin 'ngiN' KorngiN 38 - 36 +2 71.6 1.08
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' KüpeliMAJ3R 31 - 33 -2 75.4 1.04
 FlipSid3 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic 44 - 36 +8 86.0 1.14
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' YaskinWorldEdit 35 - 36 -1 74.7 1.00
Ukraine Yegor 'markeloff' Markelovmarkeloff 35 - 36 -1 78.0 0.98
Russia Jan 'wayLander' RahkonenwayLander 27 - 37 -10 55.8 0.81
Ukraine Andrey 'B1ad3' GorodenskiyB1ad3 22 - 38 -16 59.4 0.73

The ESEA Season 25 MDL Global Challenge’s final standings:

1. Turkey Space Soldiers - $18,000
2. CIS FlipSid3 - $10,000
3-4. Canada Rise Nation - $5,000
3-4. Poland Kinguin - $5,000
5.6. Brazil TeamOne - $3,000
5-6. Australia Grayhound - $3,000
7-8. United States Mythic - $3,000
7-8. Canada FRENCH CANADIANS - $3,000

Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.21
Maps played:
1035
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Ukraine Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Yegor 'markeloff' Markelov
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
nice
2017-09-25 01:50
dendiface
2017-09-25 01:51
#48
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Turkey Mustafa- 
XANTARES is monster, he should go to tier 1 team ;) (he can learn basic english, if he want)
2017-09-25 02:20
i still believe erdogan staged the coup.
2017-09-25 02:21
fake coup
2017-09-25 03:09
+1
2017-09-25 05:26
#137
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Greece knk74 
+1
2017-09-25 17:19
#111
 | 
Denmark Xipingu 
+28,5
2017-09-25 10:28
#149
ropz | 
Turkey eauchaud 
+Turkish people in the eu minus the çomars
2017-09-26 12:14
i talked to one turk from ankara and he said the coup was real.
2017-09-26 13:23
#151
ropz | 
Turkey eauchaud 
If hes supporting Erdo,then thats normal idk i thought that turks werent dumb but i guess i was wrong
2017-09-26 13:58
#29
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Finland TommIC 
mom would be so proud
2017-09-25 01:58
ehehem
2017-09-25 03:39
numbawan mr.boludo
2017-09-25 02:02
#43
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New Zealand onelover11 
hi messi
2017-09-25 02:10
>iamreallygay >gale force fan imgur.com/a/WoIvP
2017-09-25 03:11
ROFL
2017-09-25 03:17
im originally from costa rica but i still like gale force because i naturally root for underdogs
2017-09-25 20:23
ez
2017-09-25 01:50
ez
2017-09-25 01:50
first
2017-09-25 01:51
#5
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United States aust_h 
rip f3 :(
2017-09-25 01:51
Gj boys
2017-09-25 01:51
#8
 | 
Turkey cagataygs5 
ez 4 LANtares gg
2017-09-25 01:51
#87
 | 
Turkey Bronc0 
LUL ( burdada buldum amk ben fatih ) .d .d
2017-09-25 05:22
#9
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Turkey xxx_xxx9 
ss top 15 team
2017-09-25 01:51
0/8
2017-09-25 06:11
#99
 | 
Turkey orox2 
8/8 butthurt
2017-09-25 07:26
Ok I will give you 5/8 for trying
2017-09-25 15:51
#10
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Luxembourg sanzc 
ez for luxembourg
2017-09-25 01:51
expected xantaGod
2017-09-25 01:51
That was a very different way to take blood from people
2017-09-25 01:51
#93
 | 
Turkey lulpump1 
kan sadece damardan alinmaz
2017-09-25 06:20
WE HAVE GODTARES THEY DONT!
2017-09-25 01:52
Electronic>xantares
2017-09-25 06:11
Of course not
2017-09-25 06:41
#125
2017-09-25 15:53
Feelsbad
2017-09-25 10:38
#125
2017-09-25 15:52
With team play they didnt reach that major level but xanta>electronic. Check player stats if you dont know
2017-09-25 16:05
Electronic plays on majors against tier1 teams XANTARES plays on shitty online cups against fragsters and undefined
2017-09-25 16:14
+111111111111
2017-09-25 16:51
Electronic is better in every stat only in KD ratio is xantares better but this is boosted by playing against shit teams
2017-09-25 16:54
ROFL.
2017-09-25 11:25
On how many majors or tier1 xantares played?
2017-09-25 15:52
ez 18.000$
2017-09-25 01:52
#15
SpawN | 
Turkey tENGRI 
izi 60.000 TL thanks Erdogan
2017-09-25 01:52
erdogan ?
2017-09-25 02:02
#51
SpawN | 
Turkey tENGRI 
yes ???
2017-09-25 02:26
ne alaka lan göt !
2017-09-25 02:55
#74
SpawN | 
Turkey tENGRI 
expected from a faze fan iq lower than 50
2017-09-25 03:22
#128
 | 
Other TanriQQ 
I think he is trying to say that Erdogan made 1$=3.5TL so 18k$ is a big money in turkish currency
2017-09-25 15:54
xantares on the serveer opponents are nerveus
2017-09-25 01:52
#110
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Denmark Xipingu 
It was Expected tho, F3 can’t do ANYTHING aside from qualifying for the major LUL
2017-09-25 10:27
expected, flipsid3 loses everything
2017-09-25 01:52
Literally expected
2017-09-25 01:53
expected
2017-09-25 01:54
GOOD JOB BOYSS
2017-09-25 01:54
rip electronic
2017-09-25 01:55
nice job
2017-09-25 01:55
#23
 | 
Turkey talhagunes60 
ez
2017-09-25 01:55
#25
 | 
Finland t33mu 
-waylander
2017-09-25 01:56
#26
fer | 
Brazil renanks 
fatmagul ez
2017-09-25 01:57
gj SS <3
2017-09-25 01:57
konfig = "at least we attend to bigger events ;)"
2017-09-25 01:58
First Tier 1.5 / 2 tournament won! GZ Space Soliders next major is yours! :)
2017-09-25 01:58
*tier3
2017-09-25 06:12
congrats for trash tournament
2017-09-25 01:59
#112
Basso | 
Sweden eNvym 
sen simdiye kadar ne bok yaptin amin oglu amcik suratini sikim
2017-09-25 10:37
anani siktim sen ciktin oc lanet olsun o gune
2017-09-25 14:07
#156
Basso | 
Sweden eNvym 
off suan ananin agzina bosaliyorum sonra saclarini kesecem kel kafasina bidaha bosalacam sonra spermi kafasinin uzerine surecem ve tassaklarimi kafasina salliycam ondan sonra titfuck yapcam memelerinin arasina 25.5 cm lik sikimi surtcem saka maka bir yana sikimi anana gostersem aninda babani bosayip siki yalamak icin yalvarir amina kodumun cocugu
2017-09-29 17:08
senin olmuslerini havada dogmamis cocugunu karada torunlarini derede anani avradini evinde gavat babani denizde orospu bacini evimde babanneni ananeni mezarda amuda kaldirip sikerim orospu cocugu benim postumun altina yazma bidaha sikerim butun sulaleni alagavat seni
2017-09-29 18:11
#158
Basso | 
Sweden eNvym 
guzel kufur ettin, senin bacin kesin sexy bir orospudur onun amini yalarim
2017-10-02 11:05
gel sikimi yala orrospu cocugu sen orul orul orrospu cocugusun
2017-10-03 21:39
#160
Basso | 
Sweden eNvym 
bacina bi sokarim ananin amindan cikarirrim taa dikkat et bak picc
2017-10-06 16:51
kebab connection ????
2017-09-25 01:59
#33
woxic | 
Turkey razendd_ 
2017-09-25 02:00
#34
 | 
Mexico d0naldtrump 
electronic lul
2017-09-25 02:00
#39
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
GJ SS, the favorites won. And electronic always fragging, no matter what.
2017-09-25 02:03
ez 4 ISMAIL
2017-09-25 02:04
#41
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Brazil m4ri 
paz great aimer parabens
2017-09-25 02:07
expected however electronic as always showed up really hope he gets out of that contract soon cause that's just wasted potential at this point.
2017-09-25 02:07
#45
 | 
Spain akproxx 
#FreeElectronic
2017-09-25 02:13
#47
 | 
Belgium BIG__DADDY 
Much deserved, GG !!
2017-09-25 02:16
#50
 | 
France plagueis 
good job kebabs
2017-09-25 02:24
#52
 | 
Italy PiccanteCA 
nice godtares
2017-09-25 02:28
#53
Snax | 
Poland drammar 
polaks on lan xD
2017-09-25 02:30
fck your tier 10345 scene xD
2017-09-25 02:46
#61
Snax | 
Poland drammar 
mad poorlak
2017-09-25 02:46
nt tier 10345 scene :(
2017-09-25 02:48
While they had a subpar performance compared to WESG 2016/The online phase of MDL, we can't forget that they had their IGL retained out of the tournament due to visa issues. Loord might be a good coach and a legend for this scene, but he had the 4th worst rating on the tournament, he's done for good with playing it seems. They still got out of groups though, which isn't a bad finish at all. Curious to see what Hyper can do with them on LAN, hopefully he'll be around for the ESL Clash Of Nations :)
2017-09-25 03:31
#84
fer | 
Brazil renanks 
polak fakeflag ?
2017-09-25 04:32
No.
2017-09-25 15:56
gj
2017-09-25 02:37
revenge taken nice kebab <3
2017-09-25 02:41
Thanks buddy <3
2017-09-25 17:03
im glad kebabs doing good, wp keep it up hard work!
2017-09-25 02:42
I couldn't sleep f**k :(
2017-09-25 02:53
#68
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Australia StVincent 
same here :((
2017-09-25 03:01
I thought space soldiers were onliners:)))))))
2017-09-25 02:53
67rd
2017-09-25 03:00
#77
God | 
Portugal MAD_MONKEY 
nice edited lul
2017-09-25 03:39
#69
 | 
United States (Fr0st) 
#FreeElectronic
2017-09-25 03:08
#FreeElectronic -edward +electronic ez navi
2017-09-25 03:15
#75
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Russia ZzzonkeDD 
#FreeElectronic
2017-09-25 03:22
deserved
2017-09-25 03:42
#FreeElectronic
2017-09-25 03:52
#82
 | 
Brazil XEMBAO 
tier 25 lan, congratz
2017-09-25 04:06
#83
fer | 
Brazil renanks 
fatmagul soldiers F3 Kinguin t1 teams my friend ^^
2017-09-25 04:20
0/8
2017-09-25 06:13
#108
 | 
Denmark Xipingu 
Kinguin - T2/T3 Flipsid3 - T2 (looks like T3 atm) SS - T2/T3 (but looks like T2 atm, well done!) Rise Nation - T4 The rest: T5 and below. There are like 4 teams who are T1 lmao. G2, SK, FaZe and North (current form) - even Astralis doesn’t seem T1 to me anymore unless they bounce back xD
2017-09-25 10:24
#129
 | 
Other TanriQQ 
lul none of f3, kinguin or ss are t2
2017-09-25 15:55
#139
 | 
Denmark Xipingu 
> Kinguin > T2 Pick one. They lose frequently to T2 teams, you gotta have a middle ground mate. I can agree with F3 tho, they do not look T2 anymore.
2017-09-25 18:52
#153
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Other VeryGoodGuy 
and what's your point? He said that kinguin is not t2
2017-09-26 21:31
#154
 | 
Denmark Xipingu 
I read it as an "and", sorry. My only point was that Kinguin indeed wasn't T2 and that Flipsid3 WAS, but doesn't seem to be anymore.
2017-09-26 21:34
gj
2017-09-25 04:52
Gg
2017-09-25 04:59
GG
2017-09-25 06:56
#97
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Malaysia phyzell 
Better use the money for a female tournament next time. Fucking BO1 knockouts and shits.
2017-09-25 07:13
#100
Estonia rYm 
NaVi. electonic but WHEN??
2017-09-25 09:03
WHAAAT? it's noobs ... (
2017-09-25 09:08
Space Soldiers wins LAN lol
2017-09-25 09:33
I am feeling thank you wins LAN
2017-09-25 09:45
#105
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Poland zJe 
Expected lul.
2017-09-25 10:00
SS are for sure best tier3 team. Only if they had balls to play t2/t1 tournaments
2017-09-25 10:11
#114
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Turkey orox2 
they will be solid t2 after attend such tournaments like esl cologne again. They still need experience against t1 teams
2017-09-25 10:44
#107
 | 
Denmark Xipingu 
Expected, Flipsid3 is dead LUL
2017-09-25 10:15
Ez Bois
2017-09-25 11:15
gg
2017-09-25 13:35
XANTARES mvp for sure ;)
2017-09-25 13:35
#121
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Expected! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-09-25 15:10
#122
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Sweden lagcats 
gj ss you guys r nuts
2017-09-25 15:14
gg wp Space Soldiers <3
2017-09-25 15:26
#136
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Mexico d0naldtrump 
MK > space
2017-09-25 17:15
where is MK then lol
2017-09-26 21:35
#138
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Greece knk74 
ss to major im not fake flaging
2017-09-25 17:22
#140
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
a greek wants something good for turks, whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!!
2017-09-25 19:25
#141
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Greece knk74 
Turks r gud ppl I have nothing against them Plus i like xantares
2017-09-25 19:26
#142
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Turkey xxx_xxx9 
thx komsu
2017-09-25 19:29
#143
 | 
Greece knk74 
Komsu ?
2017-09-25 19:34
neighbor
2017-09-25 19:36
#145
 | 
Greece knk74 
Oh thx Gitona
2017-09-25 19:45
Thanks man
2017-09-25 21:00
#148
fox | 
Portugal GoDtK 
n1 SS!
2017-09-25 23:15
#152
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
gj Xantares -calyx +maikelele
2017-09-26 14:30
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