AGO beat Space Soldiers; into ESEA MDL GC playoffs

AGO are through to the playoffs at the ESEA Season 26 MDL Global Challenge after beating Space Soldiers 16-11 in Group A's winners' match.

The first winners' match of the tournament quickly turned into a bloodbath. Starting out on the CT side of the map, Space Soldiers struggled to adapt to AGO's slow-paced strategies, getting immediately countered after finally taking their first round of the game.

Down 1-9, Space Soldiers came close to adding a second round to their tally after Buğra "Calyx" Arkın had picked up four kills inside B, but Damian "Furlan" Kislowski pulled off a 1v2 clutch, leaving the CTs strapped for cash.

It was only in the 13th round that Space Soldiers managed to get another round on the board, courtesy of a quad-kill from Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli, but once again they got instantly reset. That did not keep the Turkish team from winning the final round of the half on an extremely shoddy buy, but they knew they had a mountain to climb to overturn the massive 3-12 deficit.

AGO top Group A after beating Space Soldiers

Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş kept his team in it with a trio of kills in the pistol round, setting Space Soldiers up for a massive run. With the team's two main stars on point, the Turkish side bagged eight rounds without response, bringing the deficit to a minimum.

That was when AGO's defense finally came to life, thanks to Tomasz "phr" Wójcik, who came up huge to bring the scoreline to 14-11. Despite having plenty of money to work with, Space Soldiers could not find a way past the AGO defence again, with the Polish side locking down the map, 16-11, to book their spot in the playoffs.

 AGO K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Dominik 'GruBy' SwiderskiGruBy 28 - 14 +14 95.8 1.55
Poland Damian 'Furlan' KislowskiFurlan 25 - 19 +6 99.6 1.47
Poland Michał 'snatchie' Rudzkisnatchie 13 - 15 -2 59.8 1.07
Poland Tomasz 'phr' Wójcikphr 14 - 17 -3 59.9 0.88
Poland Mateusz 'TOAO' ZawistowskiTOAO 15 - 23 -8 56.8 0.86
 Space Soldiers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 26 - 20 +6 95.5 1.32
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' ArkınCalyx 22 - 17 +5 84.5 1.11
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahocapaz 17 - 19 -2 69.7 1.06
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' KüpeliMAJ3R 15 - 21 -6 71.3 0.82
Turkey Engin 'ngiN' KorngiN 8 - 18 -10 53.4 0.68

Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.21
Maps played:
1028
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Poland Tomasz 'phr' Wójcik
Tomasz 'phr' Wójcik
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
952
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
725
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Poland Damian 'Furlan' Kislowski
Damian 'Furlan' Kislowski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1425
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
755
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
#1
United Kingdom Jet_ 
1 Edit: I'd like to thank my family for supporting me through this journey
2018-01-05 23:30
#6
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Finland Lehtori 
1) space soldiers havent played much officials as of late 2) ago is on fire atm = expected outcome
2018-01-05 23:33
#33
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic Puget 
they probably didn't even care since they will play major soon
2018-01-05 23:49
#47
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Iceland Normanick 
I think AGO will be a TOP5 in Europe soon. youtu.be/sjVXaC0ThyI HAVE A NICE DAY! GL!
2018-01-06 00:19
Hello Dude, nice idea to put some highlights for people that haven't seen a match but those colors are awful... It looks like CS:GO got icterus
2018-01-06 12:18
#59
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Iceland Normanick 
OKey bro. TY for advice! Have a nice day! GL!
2018-01-06 12:45
#24
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Australia StVincent 
space soldiers on lan :D
2018-01-05 23:41
#27
United Kingdom Jet_ 
Poor Xantares, he should get on a real team
2018-01-05 23:44
#31
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Australia StVincent 
3-10 to 26-20 not bad for him
2018-01-05 23:46
#63
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
no team would get him lmao
2018-01-06 15:08
AGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2018-01-06 00:07
Wow
2018-01-05 23:28
#3
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Brazil Observer10 
SpaceSoldiers is so bad. Gj AGO!
2018-01-05 23:29
AGO are doing really good right now, wow.
2018-01-05 23:29
#68
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Poland wawywo 
Top 10 eu soon mark my words
2018-01-06 16:57
expected
2018-01-05 23:29
#7
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Belgium KYC 
TURKS LUL
2018-01-05 23:29
#26
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Turkey nonstopg0_0 
Belgium cs LOL
2018-01-05 23:43
#28
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Belgium KYC 
Scream, ex6tenz > BOTtares
2018-01-05 23:44
#30
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Turkey nonstopg0_0 
Ahhahhaa scream cant kill to anyone from behind
2018-01-05 23:45
scream is moroccan origin
2018-01-06 00:01
#48
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Turkey Tormund1 
2018-01-06 00:34
#49
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Belgium KYC 
2016, not relevant
2018-01-06 00:44
#51
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Turkey Tormund1 
it doesnt matter, xantares can beat that matchmaking hs machine anytime
2018-01-06 01:16
#8
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Poland Matxiuuu 
PogChampik
2018-01-05 23:29
#9
NiKo | 
Netherlands duudiGOD 
ez for igl gaming
2018-01-05 23:29
#10
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Paraguay imjustmau 
Optic gaming died for this
2018-01-05 23:29
#11
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Estonia sux3ss 
Ez
2018-01-05 23:30
#12
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Poland 0VERATED 
If they could replay eu minor they would won
2018-01-05 23:30
Tier4 derby, better team won... kebabs on suicide watch
2018-01-05 23:30
#14
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Europe defirujaca 
Expected :)
2018-01-05 23:31
#15
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Greece knk74 
they felt veri tenk you
2018-01-05 23:32
#16
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Netherlands Deji 
Ago onliners lul
2018-01-05 23:32
#22
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Poland Matxiuuu 
It's LAN Young Coldzera LUL
2018-01-05 23:39
stfu 3rd world
2018-01-06 00:05
PogCzman
2018-01-05 23:33
#18
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Turkey inmortial27 
Troll game this loss is not important to them.
2018-01-05 23:33
#19
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Poland crouzzz 
but on the major will play trashes like avangar or QBF instead of AGO...
2018-01-05 23:34
#20
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Turkey onuRRRR 
GGWP Ago
2018-01-05 23:35
wp
2018-01-06 00:05
Wp Space Soliders :D
2018-01-06 12:30
#21
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Turkey darknight53 
Furlan really wanted to win . this was a order from the sky
2018-01-05 23:37
#25
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France Ghoul98 
Lol give AGO a major spot instead of the kebaaaz pls
2018-01-05 23:42
#64
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
liquid?
2018-01-06 15:10
#66
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France Ghoul98 
Yea boi
2018-01-06 15:16
#29
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Poland skibv 
Merhaba kardesh! GG! Good match :)
2018-01-05 23:44
#65
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
looooooool
2018-01-06 15:10
#67
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Poland skibv 
waaht?
2018-01-06 16:13
ago > vp ?
2018-01-05 23:48
no but: -taz +gruby vp top3 ez
2018-01-06 00:06
#34
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Sweden crindz 
ez grubygod!
2018-01-05 23:50
#35
MSL | 
World Houzzy 
SS TRASH
2018-01-05 23:51
maj3r and ngin silvers always bottom frag
2018-01-05 23:54
ez for top10 team xD
2018-01-06 00:02
#43
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Poland Oleczeq 
Ezzz money kappa
2018-01-06 00:11
#44
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
space soldiers on lan
2018-01-06 00:11
nice!
2018-01-06 00:16
#46
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Finland Smoonah 
really not surprising.
2018-01-06 00:17
wtf, that's new top 1 poland team
2018-01-06 00:56
#52
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Poland Apollo93 
EZ For Lechian power
2018-01-06 02:34
wow
2018-01-06 03:02
#54
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Germany Tunio 
TrashSoldiers
2018-01-06 07:46
#55
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Liberia GibMoneyPlox 
wow im really suprised
2018-01-06 07:53
#56
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Europe JuliusCaesar 
Expected. If AGO won't win whole thing then I will be surprised. gj
2018-01-06 08:11
#60
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Poland trancemeister 
GG AGO :) Snax Byali Neo [igl] furlan Michu New VP <dream>
2018-01-06 13:31
#61
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Poland FilipHERE 
PogCzman
2018-01-06 13:34
AGO played better than us . Congratulations...
2018-01-06 13:55
#70
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Bangladesh ss^.^  
N1
2018-01-06 17:38
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