Movistar Riders win ESL Masters Spain; qualify for ESEA MDL Season 27

LucasAM
December 3rd, 2017 20:54

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.

mopoz was one of the driving forces of Riders’ success

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.

ESL Masters Spain Winter 2017 FinalsBest of 3
Spain
Matchpage
0
2
3rd December 2017
11
Overpass
16
4
Cache
16

 KPI K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Slovakia Peter 'shhhack' Belejshhhack 30 - 37 -7 83.3 0.96
Slovakia Michal 'EMENK' BelejEMENK 28 - 38 -10 65.2 0.83
Spain Victor 'xikii' Garcíaxikii 29 - 37 -8 64.3 0.76
Spain Omar 'arki' Chakkorarki 24 - 36 -12 59.6 0.76
Spain Miguel 'exerz' Marínexerz 17 - 39 -22 42.4 0.52
 Movistar Riders K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Spain Javier 'dragunov' Sánchezdragunov 43 - 24 +19 90.9 1.53
Spain Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Canomopoz 44 - 23 +21 91.7 1.47
Spain Alejandro 'ALEX' MasanetALEX 37 - 22 +15 80.8 1.26
Spain Juan 'meisoN' Carlos ChacónmeisoN 37 - 32 +5 90.9 1.21
Spain Francesc 'donQ' Savall GarciadonQ 26 - 28 -2 62.2 0.99

The ESL Masters Spain Finals standings are as follows:

1. Spain Movistar Riders - $8,923
2. Spain KPI - $4,759
3-4. Spain Giants - $2,379
3-4. Spain x6tence - $2,379
5-6. Spain G2V - $595
5-6. Spain gBots - $595

Spain Javier 'dragunov' Sánchez
Javier 'dragunov' Sánchez
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
152
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Slovakia Peter 'shhhack' Belej
Peter 'shhhack' Belej
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
38
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.13
Spain Omar 'arki' Chakkor
Omar 'arki' Chakkor
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
210
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.17
Spain Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
120
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Spain Rafael 'rAmbi' Jiménez Montilla
Rafael 'rAmbi' Jiménez Montilla
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
2
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.20
Spain Juan 'meisoN' Carlos Chacón
Juan 'meisoN' Carlos Chacón
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
229
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.14
#1
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Algeria FATALSki 
ez
2017-12-03 20:55
#2
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Andorra RuleFive 
movie who
2017-12-03 20:56
#4
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Spain ThePatron 
Expected
2017-12-03 20:56
expected af
2017-12-03 20:57
#7
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Portugal TugaShare 
Congratz Movistar Riders :)
2017-12-03 20:57
#10
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Venezuela LimitlessEXP 
WP deserve, good luck on MDL
2017-12-03 20:59
Expected.
2017-12-03 21:00
REALLY EXPECTED. EZ EZ RIDERS
2017-12-03 21:01
G2 vodafone wut
2017-12-03 21:02
gg, but honestly spain cs without mixwell and lowel is so poor
2017-12-03 21:03
#18
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Spain migueel_ 
ezzzz expected
2017-12-03 21:07
Congratulations! <3
2017-12-03 21:09
WOLOLOS >
2017-12-03 21:15
#23
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Brazil hugoooo 
The fuck with these foreign duos on Spanish teams? Two Swedes on x6, two Portuguese on Giants, and two Slovakian on KPI. And I feel that Spain is a country like Australia when it comes to CS: they spread they best talents on lots of teams, so they never achieve anything, because no team is strong enough to compete on higher level. Instead, they should form one or two lineups with the best they have to offer (like Brazil, France and Denmark do).
2017-12-03 22:29
+1
2017-12-04 02:08
#33
fox | 
Portugal GoDtK 
totally agree, Portugal is the same thing.
2017-12-04 18:53
#34
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Brazil hugoooo 
lol, sorry to be honest, but... Portugal don't have enough talent to make a decent roster with PT players only.
2017-12-04 21:36
#35
fox | 
Portugal GoDtK 
Mutt, Killdream, Fox, Zelin and Rmn/Zlynx. Portugal problem is that are poor on igl role, atm.
2017-12-05 00:50
#36
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Brazil hugoooo 
I don't think that lineup has enough talent.
2017-12-05 01:31
#38
fox | 
Portugal GoDtK 
ok, fine, it's just your opinion and i don't care about -.-
2017-12-05 15:41
Congrats to my boy Alejandro 'Spanish Fallen' Masanet
2017-12-03 23:10
#32
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Spain migueel_ 
spanish fallen is maybe musamban1? old and good awper xDD
2017-12-04 02:41
#26
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Brazil digozamaral 
what the fuck is G2V?
2017-12-03 23:18
G2 vodafone spain
2017-12-03 23:45
#29
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Argentina Cushiion 
niceee
2017-12-03 23:54
#37
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Spain edersptroll 
Movistar Raiders the best team in Spain.
2017-12-05 11:00
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