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.
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.
K - D
Braxton 'swag' Pierceswag
76 - 37
Michael 'dapr' Gulinodapr
60 - 45
Shawn 'witmer' Taylorwitmer
53 - 46
Matt 'Pollo' WilsonPollo
42 - 52
Keven 'AZK' LariviereAZK
49 - 50
With the ESEA MDL S26 third-place decider concluded, ESL Pro League Season 6 North America Relegation will feature the following teams:
|GX||Loser of Rise Nation/ 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:
|Space Soldiers||Ghost Academy|
|SoaR|| Australia Premier #1