GX round up ESL Pro League NA Relegation

Professeur
November 17th, 2017 12:23

GX defeated Ghost Academy 2-1 (14-16 Mirage, 16-11 Train, 16-2 Cache) in the playoffs of ESEA MDL S26 to earn a spot in ESL Pro League North America Relegation.

The North American playofs for ESEA MDL saw Rise Nation and SoaR advance to the grand final, with the former defeating Mythic and GX and the latter taking down FRENCH CANADIANS and Ghost Academy.

With the top two teams found, the third-place match between GX and Ghost Academy was left to decide the team to join Immortals and Rogue in the ESL Pro League North America Relegation.

swag's team has a shot at making the next season of EPL

GX had a rough start to the game, going down 14-3 on their own map pick, Mirage. Shawn "witmer" Taylor and co. picked it up picked it up in the second half and managed to make it tight, but Ghost Academy took the map 16-14 in the end.

Train followed, where GX controlled the game right from the start. After a 10-5 first half, Keven "AZK" Lariviere's team won the T pistol and closed out the game 16-11. To decide the series, the two sides played Cache. Braxton "swag" Pierce single handedly closed out the series there, going 30-5 (K-D) as GX won the map 16-2.

ESEA MDL Season 26 North AmericaBest of 3
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 GX K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierceswag 76 - 37 +39 100.4 1.62
United States Michael 'dapr' Gulinodapr 60 - 45 +15 80.2 1.30
United States Shawn 'witmer' Taylorwitmer 53 - 46 +7 77.2 1.23
United States Matt 'Pollo' WilsonPollo 42 - 52 -10 73.0 1.00
Canada Keven 'AZK' LariviereAZK 49 - 50 -1 63.3 0.99
 Ghost Academy K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Chad 'Oderus' MillerOderus 53 - 52 +1 78.6 1.08
United States Andrew 'ShoT_UP' OrlowskiShoT_UP 58 - 55 +3 81.1 1.07
United States Jason 'neptune' Tranneptune 53 - 65 -12 77.6 0.88
United States Jarod 'Douglas' OnoratoDouglas 30 - 54 -24 50.6 0.72
United States Bryan 'MAKKA' DrouillardMAKKA 36 - 54 -18 55.9 0.71

With the ESEA MDL S26 third-place decider concluded, ESL Pro League Season 6 North America Relegation will feature the following teams:

Brazil Immortals  United States Rogue
United States GX Loser of Canada Rise Nation/United States SoaR

With North America having four spots at the Global Challenge LAN this time around, all of the ESEA Season 26 Global Challenge teams, except the Australian representative, had been decided before this match:

Poland AGO  Slovakia eXtatus
Turkey Space Soldiers  United States Ghost Academy
United States GX Canada Rise Nation
United States SoaR Australia Australia Premier #1
Canada Keven 'AZK' Lariviere
Keven 'AZK' Lariviere
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
163
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
United States Shawn 'witmer' Taylor
Shawn 'witmer' Taylor
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
225
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.11
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
218
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
MA BOOOY DAZED ....oh wait
2017-11-17 12:24
#30
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Sweden Liot 
Dazed thought that gx wouldn’t reach relegation lul
2017-11-17 13:19
if they make it to epl witmer gets kicked and dazed will come back xDDD
2017-11-17 13:28
#38
Rickeh | 
New Zealand HeliiZ 
I wouldnt even be surprised lul
2017-11-17 13:35
#53
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United States Err0h 
Zero percent surprised.
2017-11-17 14:50
#74
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Europe Pl4yed 
Actually it would be very surprising considering DaZeD brings nothing positive to a team as he is currently...
2017-11-17 17:26
#78
witmer | 
North America KeiKei 
he could coach at best, I love dazed but if he's going to be that petty about this team I don't want him playing.
2017-11-17 17:58
Hes petty for retiring because he doesn't want to put the time in to compete anymore? Autism. Dazed even said they'd be better with witmer. Bunch of ugly idiots in this thread lol.
2017-11-17 18:49
#83
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Europe Pl4yed 
He's saying he's being critical of small things in his team in a negative manner, "petty for retiring" doesn't make much sense... stick to words you know especially when you try to be critical
2017-11-17 19:01
#93
witmer | 
North America KeiKei 
He was a scumbag on the team and treated dapr like shit, really negative asshole, I was really excited to see him play again too, this is coming from one of his subs on twitch. He didn't need to retire either, he retired because he's too fucking lazy to try as hard as he used to on IBP and he makes a hundred times more money streaming and making youtube videos than he does playing. So yeah even if I did mean "petty for retiring", it's pretty fucking dumb he just gave up after having such high expectations, disappointing literally everyone of his fans.
2017-11-18 07:52
#49
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Indonesia calvinpg 
+1
2017-11-17 14:49
#71
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
lol nope. dazed is done plus everyone else would want witmer trust me
2017-11-17 17:00
baited us for so long :( i wanna be pro again bla bla bla ...gets the chance now and INSTANT quit ...he didnt even try XD
2017-11-17 17:35
#79
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
well he tried but couldnt get in the swing of things. and when that happens its hard to wanna play at the top level meaning the training and the traveling. i mean right now GX rarely practice at all. i mean seriously. if they had an org that could pick them up and actually let them train and get in the swing of things they would be much stronger. but just think about it.. GX was the only invited team to the MDL. they threw themselves together and already are in rtop 3 of MDL moving on. if they make EPL 1 of 2 things will happen.. 1. they will get picked up by an org and they will focus on all non sponsored valve everything and continue to play. 2. players will be picked by other teams. if brax ever gets an actual unban from valve then its on.. but i doubt that will ever happen.
2017-11-17 18:07
#84
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Europe Pl4yed 
Didn't really feel like he tried. It seems his heart wasn't really in it from the start considering he had doubts from the beginning when he was offered more serious contracts which he declined... Truth was that he didn't really have that competitive drive anymore, I think deep down he knew it which is why he didn't commit in the beginning. Skill wise I think he is capable of bringing himself back to a solid level in NA, but mentality wise it's just not there. He is a poor influence on his team and is incapable of leading with his attitude, basically just a slightly above average fragger and his negatives already outweigh the positives. But to be honest I think he made a bad decision once again. This really was a great opportunity for him to gain a bigger audience and influence and he just threw it away. A lot of people respected his pro or former pro status and now he just seems washed up. He's already losing followers on twitch. He makes pretty stupid decisions for someone who tries to act smart...
2017-11-17 19:16
#86
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United States TeDiouSn 
well think about it: GX lost to Gale Force with DaZeD, whipped them with witmer. ez decision
2017-11-17 21:20
#98
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Lol that has nothjng to do with what we are talking about
2017-11-18 17:05
#66
United Kingdom Rob4 
Ez for swag
2017-11-17 16:42
#2
SPUNJ | 
Czech Republic davskal 
god dazed
2017-11-17 12:23
2
2017-11-17 12:24
#4
TaZ | 
Denmark allebara 
2
2017-11-17 12:23
first
2017-11-17 12:23
#6
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Netherlands Dabomb050 
gg
2017-11-17 12:23
#7
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Russia b0gd4h1 
swaaaaag
2017-11-17 12:24
#8
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United States FiftyCaI 
There's the brax we all know and love.
2017-11-17 12:25
time to bring in steel since dazed and his ego are gone?
2017-11-17 12:25
like steel has less ego xD Might be even a better player and could also igl but who wants to play with a toxic guy like that. I hardly doubt he can control himself in a team and if he acts like he does in rank S and pugs then good night team atmosphere
2017-11-17 12:27
#94
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North America Techno_Lover 
Well, looks like a number of players want to play with him. Competed whenever he could with Torqued. Went to evert Fragadelphia since its formation. The guy isn't a quitter like a certain someone else, he actually wants to play, no matter how small the lan is.
2017-11-18 11:08
#99
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Slovakia zephh 
True. Steel looks like he wants to compete alot more than dazed looked past few months.
2017-11-18 18:29
#16
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Europe byama 
+1
2017-11-17 12:28
AzK -1
2017-11-17 12:25
#26
shox | 
Canada dB- 
But the titan he is the French stars.
2017-11-17 13:00
What is this meme
2017-11-17 16:28
Ez Swag
2017-11-17 12:25
witmer has put fire into this team, love that he's now playing instead of dazed. can't wait to see them in the next season of EPL EZ KATKA
2017-11-17 12:26
#13
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Ghost academy? Is this the worst team in the world?
2017-11-17 12:26
#31
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United States xiquo 
apparently they are equal to the normal Ghost team lul.
2017-11-17 13:21
#41
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United States DovtheGOAT 
lmao there as good as regular ghost team (aka just of bunch of gold nova masters)
2017-11-17 13:49
They arent bad. They are just worse than other pros :p
2017-11-17 16:41
#95
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North America Techno_Lover 
...Coming from the MG1 who is most definitely 100x worse than these guys when you're at your best lmao.
2017-11-18 11:10
#14
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Sweden Zolity 
Ez
2017-11-17 12:27
#17
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India Jags 
NA 4 slots at global challenge eu 3 slots topkek
2017-11-17 12:28
#42
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Wtf lol
2017-11-17 13:54
#18
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United States CWalker 
YES SWAG
2017-11-17 12:31
azk is so bad lmao he should go back to the overwatch
2017-11-17 12:35
No he’s been playing well, not these games though. Keep in mind he’s only been back for like a month too
2017-11-17 16:46
Space Soldiers vs Virtus Pro VS Gx vs Ghost Academy ...... lul
2017-11-17 12:36
#21
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Germany alluga 
Swag would win 1 vs 5 16 times against VP and SS without problems.
2017-11-17 12:42
joke of the year congratulations
2017-11-17 12:44
#32
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Germany t_mmey 
not really, but i can't wait to see him go up against higher tier teams!
2017-11-17 13:22
Stop being a delusional fangay Swag is not even close to ngin's level
2017-11-17 13:25
#36
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Turkey Lionnellars 
+1
2017-11-17 13:31
#37
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Germany alluga 
0 / 8
2017-11-17 13:32
#62
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Thailand Dino1 
:D
2017-11-17 16:33
#72
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
smoke more opium i can tell your high as fuck
2017-11-17 17:02
#22
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Russia avocadosatlaw 
Ez4MaBoiDazedSamMarine
2017-11-17 12:44
#24
World berd 
-pollo -azk +n0thing +adreN
2017-11-17 12:48
#25
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Finland kallepiispa 
+39 holy shit
2017-11-17 12:53
#28
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Singapore Aanszo 
30-5 damn
2017-11-17 13:01
#29
NAF | 
India Godspeed93 
" Shawn "witmer" Taylor and co. picked it up picked it up in the second half and managed to make it tight, " - HLTV, hire better editors. Picked it up is mentioned twice here.
2017-11-17 13:09
#33
NEO | 
Brazil tegin 
swag is a monster!! I hope to see him in the top level of CS.
2017-11-17 13:24
#39
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Brazil tito1982 
Dazed is the problem
2017-11-17 13:35
#40
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Portugal RKO23 
hltv.org/events/3360/esl-pro-league-seas.. Nov 30th 1999 wow , 1999 LOL
2017-11-17 13:44
#45
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Serbia Removekebab13 
LOL
2017-11-17 13:56
#47
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Portugal RKO23 
yeah xd , is an error xd
2017-11-17 13:56
dazed and confused
2017-11-17 13:55
#46
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World sexhaver_420 
Swag_mulcher
2017-11-17 13:56
People mistake steels toxicity with dazed too much. Dazed is a toxic whiner. Steel is toxic because of his passion for the game. There's a clear difference in their motivation. Steel will reach EPL again and be at the top if he stays motivated
2017-11-17 14:15
Nice showings gl
2017-11-17 14:49
#54
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
gl boys! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-11-17 15:02
what do they get relegated down into? and why do they get relegated for winning? im confused...
2017-11-17 15:04
#57
f0rest | 
Portugal KSED 
This season they played in MDL, they will now participate in the EPL relegation tournament, where they can qualify for the next EPL season
2017-11-17 15:08
thats what i assumed but why is it called a relegation tournament if the winner qualifies to get promoted into a higher league and not relegated into a lower league?
2017-11-17 15:10
#60
f0rest | 
Portugal KSED 
The tournament is composed of MDL members trying to get into EPL and EPL members trying to not get relegated. I agree the name is confusing, but it is in fact a relegation tournament... for half of the teams.
2017-11-17 15:19
how do you make it to epl from the EPL relegation tourny?
2017-11-17 16:43
#77
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United States eu4ia_ 
You place 1st or 2nd out of the 4 teams
2017-11-17 17:53
so basically u have 2 bo3s? to determine final 2 teams?
2017-11-17 18:36
#89
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United States eu4ia_ 
I'm not sure of the format, would have to double check the page
2017-11-18 00:26
#56
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Germany F0ryzen 
swag should have been picked up by some other better team at this point already.
2017-11-17 15:06
Witmer forever the guardian of EPL
2017-11-17 15:16
#63
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Canada uhJake 
Haha only a matter of time before -witmer + Dazed xd
2017-11-17 16:39
steel will join them if they make it to pro league for pollo i believe witmer is the next skadoodle
2017-11-17 18:37
#64
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Argentina ZaraLarsson 
why is that worth a news?
2017-11-17 16:39
#69
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United States Smurzz 
Is this the same makka in Steels rage
2017-11-17 16:48
#70
dennis | 
Palestine S1rEz10 
dazed left and the team just got better coincidence? hell na
2017-11-17 16:50
#73
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Denmark Xipingu 
SS to win the global challenge. IMT to be demoted to Premier, and Rogue to make it.
2017-11-17 17:07
#76
steel | 
Brazil tails36 
mah boi swag
2017-11-17 17:47
#85
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Serbia jovanovicc 
swag smurfing
2017-11-17 20:20
#87
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United States TeDiouSn 
how ironic would it be if witmer on GX beat his former team rogue to be in EPL once again, and knock rogue out of EPL im honestly shocked that GX didnt try to get Hiko out of rogue
2017-11-17 21:21
#88
boltz | 
Uruguay iNVE14 
. picked it up picked it up
2017-11-17 22:49
#90
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Serbia lancemisensei 
+39 ...
2017-11-18 00:36
#91
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Belgium sneaky_creep 
Braaaaaaaaaaaax-toon swaaaaag piiiiiiierce! What a performance dude!!!
2017-11-18 07:47
brax vs 9 ez game
2017-11-18 07:50
GG swag, 70 KILLS WHAAAAT
2017-11-18 12:00
#97
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Brazil Kwak 
gg swag
2017-11-18 12:49
#100
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United States Rambeard 
Can GX finally get a dang logo on HLTV already? I'm tired of looking at that question mark.
2017-11-19 15:57
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