LDLC defeat BIG to win ESWC 2017

MIRAA
November 3rd, 2017 19:00

LDLC have won the 2017 ESWC edition after defeating BIG on two maps in the final.

Following the end of the round-robin stage, the top two teams squared off in a best-of-three match, with LDLC touted as favourites after defeating BIG twice on Thursday by hefty scorelines (16-2 and 16-8).

But the Francophone team had to work hard for the victory in the title decider. The first map of the series, Mirage, began with BIG cruising to a 12-3 lead on the Terrorist side. After switching sides, however, LDLC turned up the heat and won 11 of the first 12 rounds to overcome the deficit. That was when BIG's defence finally shined, with the Germans scraping two rounds to take the match to overtime.

LDLC win ESWC 2017 after finishing in second place last year

The first overtime could not determine a winner as the teams cancelled each other out, but in the second one LDLC managed to pull through, picking up two rounds in both halves to secure a hard-fought 22-20 win.

Carrying their momentum into Inferno, LDLC stormed to a 12-3 lead on the Terrorist side despite losing the opening round of the map. A successful A retake in the second pistol round powered Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans's to reach championship point, but BIG refused to throw in the towel. The Germans managed to string five rounds together to build up a strong economy, but then a 1v3 clutch from Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez on the B site gave LDLC the final round they needed to become ESWC champions. 

ESWC 2017Best of 3
Matchpage
2
0
3rd November 2017
Germany
22
Mirage
20
16
Inferno
8

 LDLC K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' QuiquerezManiac 55 - 46 +9 91.1 1.29
Belgium Antoine 'to1nou' Pirardto1nou 45 - 42 +3 65.4 1.09
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX 46 - 47 -1 80.6 1.07
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 45 - 41 +4 68.8 1.02
France Timothée 'DEVIL' DémolonDEVIL 35 - 39 -4 68.0 0.95
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 52 - 48 +4 90.3 1.14
Germany Kevin 'keev' Bartholomäuskeev 49 - 45 +4 71.3 1.08
Germany Johannes 'nex' Magetnex 41 - 47 -6 76.2 0.98
Germany Nikola 'LEGIJA' NinićLEGIJA 35 - 44 -9 60.5 0.91
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayikgob b 38 - 43 -5 63.1 0.90

ESWC 2017 final standings:

1. Europe LDLC - ~$29,150
2. Germany BIG - ~$17,490
3. France aAa - ~$8,745
4. France ARES - ~$2,915

Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
827
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1279
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.16
#1
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Finland Vkims 
Nice
2017-11-03 19:07
BOT DEVIL +Scream Top 2 baguette team
2017-11-03 19:08
DEVIL only baguette on team
2017-11-03 19:13
i forgetti to remember taht it wasnt a french line up anymore
2017-11-03 19:14
if scream joined instead of devil they would have belgian flag xD
2017-11-03 19:17
Think this team should be like: Ex6tenz ZywoO hAdji k1o Alex
2017-11-03 19:20
who is hadji?
2017-11-03 19:37
Playing for Envy acd
2017-11-03 20:30
#55
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Finland Vkims 
Kio and zywoo is great duo, great to see if they find team together
2017-11-03 19:40
#63
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Turkey rusty james 
kio zywoo amanek devoduvek/hadji maj3r better than nv & ldlc
2017-11-03 19:50
Alex is gonna be the first UK player to make it to a major I swear
2017-11-04 03:05
#85
Thorin | 
Finland KARJALA 
ScreaM? *barf*
2017-11-03 22:40
WTF i am also a big fan of ldlc why no streaming in english fuking illetrate shit piece of people..BTW well done ldlc.LDLD IS NO1 T SIDE TEAM IN D WORLD .. .lv u Ex6tenz....ex6tenz maniAC u r god.. kick devil buy scream at any cost and ezyyy top5 team in d world fr ldlc... .fuking nub silver devil he is even not silver he is plastic..fuker always run back never takes fight
2017-11-03 22:48
#47
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Australia BohemianJerry 
ESWhat?
2017-11-03 19:30
#59
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Australia BohemianJerry 
I know this tournament was great a long time ago but now puf... shit
2017-11-03 19:45
#60
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France LanaRhoades 
it's at the paris games week , just show
2017-11-03 19:47
#70
FalleN | 
Romania miezu 
I remember when ESWC was a MAJOR....not some tier 3 turnament with teams like aAa....in top3
2017-11-03 20:11
#3
NiKo | 
Austria Phil_1337 
Xkacken
2017-11-03 19:07
#4
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Turkey Ch0p$1sh 
Ok
2017-11-03 19:08
#6
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Poland furleppe 
biggest win in Ex6TenZ's history, no joke
2017-11-03 19:08
Local lan with tier 3 teams :( Felsbadman
2017-11-03 19:08
#17
f0rest | 
Yugoslavia Bodhii 
30k still
2017-11-03 19:10
#19
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Poland furleppe 
big major legend so this win is incredible : >
2017-11-03 19:10
ERRRRRRMMMMMM.....
2017-11-03 19:44
#8
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France kipoCSGO^_^ 
izi
2017-11-03 19:08
#9
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Russia AyvaN 
very ez for SourceGOD Ex6TenZ
2017-11-03 19:08
#11
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Portugal Cospar 
What this tournament showed us: LDLC still bad and BIG only did good on the major cuz #InfernoIsLife
2017-11-03 19:08
HAHAHAHA no bugs no win
2017-11-03 19:09
cry is free XD
2017-11-03 21:36
Thats only practice for BIG. gotta save strats for major
2017-11-03 19:10
i hope so
2017-11-03 20:15
#18
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France Maliso_ 
LDLC best european subtop team <3
2017-11-03 19:10
+1
2017-11-03 20:18
lol BIG just threw it away so hard lmao
2017-11-03 19:12
#23
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Denmark beastd 
+1
2017-11-03 19:13
#22
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Denmark beastd 
BOT DEBIL
2017-11-03 19:13
#25
Hatz | 
Korea taun_tatt 
Devil still negative k/d whilst playing against BIG, goddamn BIG, the team who needed to abuse a bug to win matches on a major, dissapointed in ldlc, WHEN ARE THEY GONNA GET KIO THE PROBLEM jesus christ
2017-11-03 19:14
Stupid xp
2017-11-03 19:19
#109
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France kipoCSGO^_^ 
2017-11-04 14:07
youre really dumb haha
2017-11-04 20:06
#111
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France kipoCSGO^_^ 
ok
2017-11-04 21:23
#26
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France mintzz 
ESWC used to be a big thing :(
2017-11-03 19:14
#27
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Germany cartii 
BIG LUL disband pls
2017-11-03 19:15
Sad to watch what ESWC became :<
2017-11-03 19:16
#89
BASiC | 
Macedonia Gombos_N 
+1
2017-11-03 23:51
devil 4head
2017-11-03 19:16
no bug no big expected :-)
2017-11-03 19:17
lul ESWC completely displaced by WESG. not even national teams any more at the Electronic Sports World Cup. sad. ESWC, WCG, CPL... last of the big tournament orgs...
2017-11-03 19:18
#90
BASiC | 
Macedonia Gombos_N 
they died in 2016 officially
2017-11-03 23:51
#37
Thorin | 
Finland KARJALA 
PogChamp
2017-11-03 19:21
ESWC not that good and popular event nowdays. Ofcourse when price isnt that good for tier tournaments. And also bad condition
2017-11-03 19:24
top prize 30k....ESWC used to be the biggest tournament tgt with WCG...how much it has fallen now.
2017-11-03 19:24
NO BUG NO WIN
2017-11-03 19:25
you stupid or what? how they got final without win? typical ruski brain
2017-11-03 19:36
#67
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Germany jirschi 
Andi this from Brasil. Nice bro
2017-11-03 19:59
i like tabsen ty
2017-11-03 20:00
I remember the days when I was on ESWC 2005 one of the best touraments in that time beside CPL and WCG , now ESWC looks like tier 3 tournaments , they should rise again
2017-11-03 19:26
#45
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France p2l 
LDLC was strong during the whole tournament, great victory
2017-11-03 19:26
#46
kNgV- | 
Cyprus TANERTT 
1. Europe LDLC - ~$29,150 2. Germany BIG - ~$17,490 Here is the part that i don't understand : They played vs 2 shitty tier999 team and went to final. Basically they didn't do anything to get $46,640. How do organizators of events like this profit ?
2017-11-03 19:30
last years ESWC was bigger and had 75k $ prizepool. So they have their sponsors I guess.
2017-11-03 19:51
#88
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France vNUSSS 
"2shitty tier 999 team" stfu they are good team but cant rival BIG and LDLC dude
2017-11-03 23:40
congrats LDLC
2017-11-03 19:31
No bug no win
2017-11-03 19:36
#52
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
just disband big... >.>
2017-11-03 19:36
#54
Poland n1u 
Omg, i remember when ESWC had Major status in 1.6...
2017-11-03 19:38
#56
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Brazil bvkzin 
what eswc became :(
2017-11-03 19:41
#57
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Great series! Maniac actually playing like he did in 2014, nex stepping up to the big plate and that last map of Mirage was super good to watch. :D Congratulations to LDLC. :)
2017-11-03 19:43
13-4 -> 15-15 kkkkkkkkkkk
2017-11-03 20:01
#84
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Yes... it was an amazing comeback.
2017-11-03 22:07
well done, i dont like fat big
2017-11-03 19:48
BIG losing all the finals lol
2017-11-03 19:49
cool to see maniac playing good :D
2017-11-03 19:53
#66
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Belgium Ex666TenZ 
Mr Ex6 i love you
2017-11-03 19:57
ESWC in 2017 LUL
2017-11-03 20:14
This tournament is so small compared to what it was during 1.6 times...
2017-11-03 20:20
#76
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Sweden godname 
congratz ex6
2017-11-03 20:28
#78
s1mple | 
Iceland cy_ro 
nice ldlc
2017-11-03 20:30
+rep schwizer
2017-11-03 20:50
Well played LDLC
2017-11-03 21:03
#81
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Sweden 133665 
Rip ESWC went from 1.6 majors to this and clash Royale tournaments feelsbadman
2017-11-03 21:12
#82
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Greece her-1g 
10 years ago this would be major news!!
2017-11-03 21:31
#87
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
UK CS, champions.
2017-11-03 23:00
#91
BASiC | 
Macedonia Gombos_N 
miss old CS 1.6 ESWC and CSGO
2017-11-03 23:52
What do you mean? You miss old CS 1.6 but also you miss CSGO? What do you miss about CSGO?
2017-11-04 00:21
after febr 2016 update csgo is not same anymore. i stopped playing it, simply it is robotical, aim, movement, throwing grenades, maps, distance per km in game, awp, deagle, umps. Skill absolutely gone, only aim + "good"day left, which is enough for winning. No more consistency in teams, system is down. money screw some things, it became more like bussiness with contracts and shits instead with friendship and love
2017-11-04 12:48
ESWC 2003-2008 <3
2017-11-04 00:20
#95
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Sweden Div-\ 
Gobb crying on twitter... Ayyyy
2017-11-04 00:34
Guess you could say that is a BiG win for them.......
2017-11-04 01:56
Man what happened to ESWC :(
2017-11-04 08:22
#100
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France KryzzZie 
They get more money from doing it at the Paris Games Week
2017-11-04 11:17
Used to be a tier 1 event, I guess time changes :((
2017-11-04 11:28
Go check the production from 2015, absolute garbage. It's been going down exponentially ever since.
2017-11-04 11:31
big can't get atleast 11 round without a bug ................... GERMANS PIGS
2017-11-04 08:29
What's this bug everyone is talking about?
2017-11-04 11:30
when you jump and crouch behind a wall or some shit people couldnt see you they fixed it but there u can see how bullshit it was youtube.com/watch?v=g-xGzxxkoaE&feature=..
2017-11-04 12:09
#104
France yvo 
GOD MANIAC
2017-11-04 12:07
#106
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Spain Elkubero 
tabsen plz get out of there
2017-11-04 12:24
#108
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Estonia zaurs 
BIG after major lul
2017-11-04 12:55
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