Misfits, SK advance to EPL S6 playoffs

eZlo
December 6th, 2017 18:54

Misfits and SK have booked their spots in the ESL Pro League Season 6 playoffs after defeating NiP and NRG, respectively.

The match between Misfits and NiP was played on Overpass, with the Swedes securing a quick 3-0 after picking up the T-side pistol. Although the North Americans then won the first gun round, NiP grabbed the next two rounds to reach a 5-1 lead.

After levelling up the score, Misfits reset NiP's economy, and took advantage of that situation to get to the lead. From that point, Sean "seang@res" Gares' men kept shutting NiP down, losing just the last round of the half to secure a 10-5 score as CTs.

Misfits remained calm and steady

With an aggressive and nearly-flawless B execution, Misfits picked up the second pistol of the map. Although NiP then countered their opponents with a force-buy win, the North American team would not let them string any rounds together, and went on to secure a 13-7 lead.

Following two lackluster rounds, Misfits saw their economy get reset, forcing them to call for a tactical pause. They would then manage to hit 14-rounds with a B execution, but NiP did not back down and went on to bring the deficit to a minimum.

seang@res would then lead his team to win the following round with nothing but CZs, crushing the Swedes' economy to hit match-point. NiP still found a lifeline in the next round as Richard "Xizt" Landström found the first two entries, but Misfits prevailed and locked down the map, 16-13, to book their spot in the event's playoffs.

ESL Pro League Season 6 FinalsBest of 1
Matchpage
16
13
6th December 2017
Sweden
16
Overpass
13

 Misfits K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Sean 'seang@res' Garesseang@res 27 - 20 +7 105.5 1.38
France David 'devoduvek' Dobrosavljevicdevoduvek 21 - 19 +2 84.8 1.22
United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' KhanShahZaM 23 - 18 +5 78.4 1.13
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 17 - 19 -2 80.7 1.06
United States Hunter 'SicK' MimsSicK 17 - 19 -2 50.6 0.89
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 22 - 22 0 85.5 1.27
Sweden William 'draken' Sundindraken 22 - 19 +3 75.8 1.21
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 24 - 20 +4 72.3 1.10
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 15 - 23 -8 74.5 0.85
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 12 - 21 -9 55.5 0.80

On Cache, the American clash kicked off with NRG grabbing a 3-1 lead despite SK winning the CT pistol. The Brazilians would then pick up their second round, but Damian "daps" Steele' men surprised the defense with three rounds in a row to pick up a 6-2 lead.

Following SK's three-round streak to reduce the deficit to 5-6, daps found three enemies with a Deagle to help his team win an eco-round. NRG would then lose two more rounds before winning the last of the half to switch sides with an 8-7 half-time lead.

In the second pistol, a double and a triple-kill from Ricardo "boltz" Prass and Fernando "fer" Alvarenga, respectively, set SK for a 10-8 lead. That moment marked the beginning of a nearly-flawless run from the Brazilian squad, who locked down the map, 16-9, to secure their place in the ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals playoffs.

ESL Pro League Season 6 FinalsBest of 1
Brazil
Matchpage
16
9
6th December 2017
North America
16
Cache
9

 SK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 21 - 10 +11 90.2 1.56
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 20 - 11 +9 81.1 1.39
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 18 - 14 +4 70.1 1.22
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 18 - 15 +3 76.9 1.18
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 15 - 15 0 74.2 1.08
 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 21 - 20 +1 70.4 1.05
Bulgaria Cvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 13 - 18 -5 61.8 0.90
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 10 - 19 -9 54.9 0.77
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 11 - 18 -7 63.6 0.77
Denmark Allan 'AnJ' JensenAnJ 10 - 17 -7 51.0 0.72

Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
728
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1269
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
691
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
514
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
660
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#1
rain | 
Norway Norsk 
Goodbye NIP!
2017-12-06 18:54
#5
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Mongolia Tendies 
Sad
2017-12-06 18:55
#9
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Turkey Mustafa- 
nip tier 3
2017-12-06 18:55
Boltzera carrying SK
2017-12-06 18:56
#2
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France root270 
nice ez France
2017-12-06 18:54
#33
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Canada LongBaguette 
2017-12-06 19:09
#3
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Argentina pepaqq 
ez
2017-12-06 18:55
#4
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United States Shadow272 
boltz
2017-12-06 18:55
#6
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Canada kawoh 
MISFITS <3 When you support this team since DH Tours and they finally happen to win :) Hope they'll go far in playoffs for the sick awper ShahZaM, the sick IGL seangares, the sick frenchies, and, well, SicK!
2017-12-06 18:56
#29
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United States _SaltY 
+1
2017-12-06 19:02
#36
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United States pieceofpi 
I've been supporting them since the roster first formed in January :)
2017-12-06 19:13
#38
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Canada kawoh 
yeah, saw you had that logo before. You're like the 2nd-3rd person I saw with that fan logo :^)
2017-12-06 19:39
#39
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Europe keNLey94 
then 4 :)
2017-12-06 19:41
+1 I've been supporting Shazam and SicK since EchoFox&TSM :)
2017-12-06 19:58
Supp since old Cloud9 team with sgares ;3
2017-12-06 23:52
For the first time in Sean's life he topfrags they beat NiP. Go fucking figure lol.
2017-12-06 19:59
#48
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Europe keNLey94 
he topfrag yesterday aswell :D
2017-12-06 20:01
#58
Poland wims 
In 1.6 he was topfragger many times
2017-12-07 16:07
#49
TACO | 
Brazil torm3ntin 
nobody cares
2017-12-06 20:04
#50
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Canada kawoh 
Well I’m sorry to hear that
2017-12-06 20:20
#59
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United States Keter 
I care immensely
2017-12-08 15:20
#52
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North America SilenceErupts 
Pretty wild, last time they made it to playoffs at Tours, then went up against HR as well.
2017-12-06 21:20
#53
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Canada kawoh 
Yep! Remember the 2-1 against NaVi ? A 14-1 half and a 16-4 on mirage :) So great to see! And HR has a different roster. it will certainly be an interesting match, but Misfits have their chance. I hope they will get to semis! :)
2017-12-06 22:19
#54
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North America SilenceErupts 
Same here! Would be absolutely incredible if they make it!
2017-12-06 22:22
Best NA caller 2nd best NA awper A huge up and commer in Sick And the pretty solid frenchies They got a chance to do something I say 3rd-4th place Misfits are a great upset team :)
2017-12-07 00:55
Lool nip
2017-12-06 18:55
Shoutout to seangares
2017-12-06 18:56
Pathetic
2017-12-06 18:55
#10
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Russia majncly 
ez
2017-12-06 18:55
#11
sodaH | 
Sweden yayer 
MEEEEH
2017-12-06 18:55
#12
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Poland raaVz 
ok
2017-12-06 18:55
#14
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Germany Gloin 
ez for amanekoiyum
2017-12-06 18:56
#16
NiKo | 
Europe LegacyMLG 
NIP LUl
2017-12-06 18:56
#17
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Brazil vass28 
ez boltao
2017-12-06 18:56
#18
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Brazil marcovsk 
Ez SK one more playoffs
2017-12-06 18:56
Happy for Gares!
2017-12-06 18:56
#20
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Brazil edivan1987 
SK on the grand final, sure.
2017-12-06 18:57
izi sk
2017-12-06 18:58
#22
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Romania cataswag69 
first half was 9-6*
2017-12-06 18:58
Yay misfits! This also means that SK won the group and will be on the other side of the bracket from faze
2017-12-06 18:59
#45
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Brazil vini_zan 
Faze don't Go to final . U can back here If It not happen i give u a skin.
2017-12-06 19:57
Hey there buddy $.03 skin pls
2017-12-09 22:50
#24
Nodios | 
Liechtenstein diosf 
BOLTZERA MVP
2017-12-06 18:58
RIP NIP
2017-12-06 18:59
SK finals beating faze to end the year with golden key! The Dream!
2017-12-06 19:00
#27
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Brazil Stayedy 
imagine a world without IEM oakland, NIP would not exist!
2017-12-06 19:00
Rofl priceless
2017-12-06 19:01
SK always out of groups.
2017-12-06 19:06
Lets Misfits win :) and tomorrow SK win fnatic, and than 1/2 SK win FaZe 2;0... AND SK win this OVERall, it would be so nice,hehe.. ( my fantasys ) anyways love'ing , watch'ing SK, SK Gaming <3 ONE love <3
2017-12-06 19:09
#34
France cedd 
Nice job Misfits :) nice underdog team to cheer for. and sgares is bae
2017-12-06 19:10
LETS GO SEAN
2017-12-06 19:11
#37
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Serbia banzae 
Sean the pussy slayer top fragged against NiP.Somebody wake me up, please...
2017-12-06 19:39
#40
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United States SpazzyyCS 
RIGHT! Sean might be back, but also prob not xd
2017-12-06 19:43
#41
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Czech Republic Limewax 
Who would have tought. Fnatic, HR and misfits in playoffs. LUL
2017-12-06 19:48
the bae of na strikes again
2017-12-06 19:51
#43
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Finland raivokkuus 
seangares topfragging, f0rest bottomfragging. What a day..
2017-12-06 19:54
ahahah how trash can you be when seang@res top frags agaisnt you
2017-12-06 19:54
#51
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Gj sean and gj devoduvek :D
2017-12-06 21:14
#55
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France SplasHg0d 
MISFITS HYPE!!! Sean playing like a GOD, really hope they can pull off the miracle and win this whole thing! LETS GO MISFITS!!! <3
2017-12-06 23:26
#61
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Slovenia Szarnyasgezuu 
Faze don't Go to final .
2017-12-10 11:47
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