Movistar Riders won a spot in the next season of MDL as well as the grand prize of ~$9,000 after winning 2-0 on Overpass and Cache against KPI in the grand final.
The ESL Masters Finals started with a GSL group stage on Saturday between x6tence, Giants, gBots, and G2V, of which the first two, x6tence and Giants, qualified to play the semifinals against KPI and Movistar Riders, the two teams that ended first and second in the standings.
With the teams set, the first semifinal of the day pitted x6tence and KPI. Due to a clause in Omar "arki" Chakkor’s contract—who is on loan to KPI from x6tence—stating he couldn’t play against x6tence, KPI had to bring in a stand-in, Rafael "rAmbi" Jiménez Montilla for the first semifinal match of the LAN finals. That, however, didn’t stop Peter "shhhack" Belej & co. as they beat x6tence in two maps.
The second semifinal saw Movistar Riders beat the other team coming from yesterday’s GSL group, Giants, in three fought maps with a particularly strong showing by last season’s MVP, Alejandro "mopoz" Fernández-Quejo Cano who had +20 KDR, 93.2 ADR, and a 1.41 rating across all three maps.
The final between KPI and Movistar Riders kicked off on the latter’s pick, Overpass. After a 9-6 half, Movistar Riders ran away with it after winning the second pistol round and the three after that, taking a 13-6 lead and eventually closing it 16-11.
The second map, Cache, was a blowout for Juan "meisoN" Carlos Chacón & co., as the double AWP setup of Javier "dragunov" Sánchez and mopoz dismantled KPI’s attacks as Movistar Riders took the CT side 13-2. After winning the pistol round, Movistar Riders lost the anti-eco, but then won a forcebuy and were eventually able to close it out 16-4.
K - D
Peter 'shhhack' Belejshhhack
30 - 37
Michal 'EMENK' BelejEMENK
28 - 38
Victor 'xikii' Garcíaxikii
29 - 37
Omar 'arki' Chakkorarki
24 - 36
Miguel 'exerz' Marínexerz
17 - 39
K - D
Javier 'dragunov' Sánchezdragunov
43 - 24
Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Canomopoz
44 - 23
Alejandro 'ALEX' MasanetALEX
37 - 22
Juan 'meisoN' Carlos ChacónmeisoN
37 - 32
Francesc 'donQ' Savall GarciadonQ
26 - 28
The ESL Masters Spain Finals standings are as follows: