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
28 - 14 +14 95.8 1.55
25 - 19 +6 99.6 1.47
13 - 15 -2 59.8 1.07
14 - 17 -3 59.9 0.88
15 - 23 -8 56.8 0.86
 Space Soldiers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
26 - 20 +6 95.5 1.32
22 - 17 +5 84.5 1.11
17 - 19 -2 69.7 1.06
15 - 21 -6 71.3 0.82
8 - 18 -10 53.4 0.68

Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Ismailcan 'XANTARES' Dörtkardeş
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
650
KPR:
0.88
DPR:
0.69
Poland Tomasz 'phr' Wójcik
Tomasz 'phr' Wójcik
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
247
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
438
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
Poland Damian 'Furlan' Kislowski
Damian 'Furlan' Kislowski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
779
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Buğra 'Calyx' Arkın
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
475
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
1 Edit: I'd like to thank my family for supporting me through this journey
2018-01-05 23:30
5 replies
#24
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Australia StVincent
space soldiers on lan :D
2018-01-05 23:41
3 replies
Poor Xantares, he should get on a real team
2018-01-05 23:44
2 replies
#31
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Australia StVincent
3-10 to 26-20 not bad for him
2018-01-05 23:46
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
#4
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Europe obvious
AGO are doing really good right now, wow.
2018-01-05 23:29
1 reply
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
7 replies
Belgium cs LOL
2018-01-05 23:43
6 replies
#28
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Belgium KYC
Scream, ex6tenz > BOTtares
2018-01-05 23:44
5 replies
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
2 replies
#49
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Belgium KYC
2016, not relevant
2018-01-06 00:44
1 reply
#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
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
Ez
2018-01-05 23:30
If they could replay eu minor they would won
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
2 replies
#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
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
2 replies
wp
2018-01-06 00:05
Wp Space Soliders :D
2018-01-06 12:30
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
2 replies
liquid?
2018-01-06 15:10
1 reply
#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
2 replies
looooooool
2018-01-06 15:10
1 reply
#67
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Poland skibv
waaht?
2018-01-06 16:13
ago > vp ?
2018-01-05 23:48
1 reply
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
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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 sasha_king
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
wow im really suprised
2018-01-06 07:53
Expected. If AGO won't win whole thing then I will be surprised. gj
2018-01-06 08:11
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
N1
2018-01-06 17:38
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