eXtatus earn a MDL playoff spot by beating SoaR

eXtatus beat SoaR 16-9 on Train to claim the first place in group B and advance to the playoffs of the MDL S26 Global Challenge LAN.

The group B decider match took place on Train, where eXtatus were quick to pick up the Terrorist pistol round win. The Slovak-Czech mixture's sloppiness in the following wrong cost them, though, and with three Scout kills SoaR won the second-round force.

After taking the minimal lead, SoaR was on the receiving end of some overwhelming rounds from eXtatus, who went up 5-2 before SoaR managed to reply with their first full buy round—it was Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince and Logan "⁠Voltage⁠" Long that combined with two apiece to give the North Americans their third.

Rounds were traded back and forth from that point onwards, with individual plays such as Martin "⁠MonttY⁠" Melišek's 3K on the A offense in round 12 and Voltage's quad-kill with the AWP in the following deciding the outcome of rounds. 

Montty's 30 kills made the game smooth for eXtatus

SoaR managed to recover towards the end of the half and actually grabbed the lead before the switch (8-7), but eXtatus' duo MonttY and David "⁠frozen⁠" Čerňanský grabbed all five kills on the pistol to get their side back in control.

Matthew "⁠mCe⁠" Elmore's team had an opening in the second half after they won their first T round to make it 9-12, but after the following round came to a 2v2 situation on A, eXtatus was able to clutch it out, resetting SoaR. The North American side wasn't able to fight back from that situation, and after frozen clutched the final 1v1 against Ryan "⁠Snakes⁠" Amann, ended up losing the game 16-9.

Matchpage
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5th January 2018
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Train
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 SoaR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Ryan 'Snakes' AmannSnakes 20 - 16 +4 77.2 1.12
United States Jack 'xCeeD' HolimanxCeeD 15 - 19 -4 76.6 0.99
United States Michael 'Grim' WinceGrim 17 - 19 -2 79.0 0.97
United States Logan 'Voltage' LongVoltage 17 - 18 -1 71.0 0.96
United States Matthew 'mCe' ElmoremCe 13 - 20 -7 65.7 0.78
 eXtatus K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Slovakia Martin 'MonttY' MelišekMonttY 30 - 16 +14 102.4 1.66
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanskýfrozen 21 - 16 +5 93.3 1.37
Czech Republic Jindřich 'ZEDKO' ChybaZEDKO 13 - 16 -3 67.2 1.04
Slovakia Richard 'queztone' Strnátkoqueztone 15 - 19 -4 65.4 0.93
Czech Republic Patrik 'DEV7L' StuchlíkDEV7L 13 - 15 -2 55.8 0.84

United States Matthew 'mCe' Elmore
Matthew 'mCe' Elmore
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
249
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.16
Slovakia David 'frozen' Čerňanský
David 'frozen' Čerňanský
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
965
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Slovakia Martin 'MonttY' Melišek
Martin 'MonttY' Melišek
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
522
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
668
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Logan 'Voltage' Long
Logan 'Voltage' Long
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
420
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.09
United States Ryan 'Snakes' Amann
Ryan 'Snakes' Amann
Age:
18
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
403
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
#4
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Malta 74c00
Lul
2018-01-06 00:20
Wp
2018-01-06 00:21
#8
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Czech Republic ThePechy
nice
2018-01-06 00:20
kek na is free
2018-01-06 00:20
Fak i miss first
2018-01-06 00:21
#seXtatus
2018-01-06 00:21
They will lose to SS in semifinals then
2018-01-06 00:21
1 reply
+1 unfortunately...
2018-01-06 00:22
MonttyGOD
2018-01-06 00:22
#15
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France StickyRice
Group B was weak af. Balanced groups one time please ...
2018-01-06 00:22
5 replies
they are 3 good teams and 3 retard teams, one group had to be worse
2018-01-06 00:40
4 replies
#22
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France StickyRice
Yeah but AGO and Space Soldiers are better than Extatus though. So if you had Extatus on Group A with AGO or Space Soldiers and the other one (from AGO or Space Soldiers) on the other group, groups would be more balanced.
2018-01-06 00:42
3 replies
Tbh Ago vs ext IS always close but extatus somehow cant win last round with couple matchpoints and playing vs ss is 60 40 for ss
2018-01-06 01:21
last time SS lost to eXtatus (even tho SS are better than eXtatus) so you are talking bs
2018-01-06 10:59
1 reply
#42
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France StickyRice
It was online bro. On LAN it was different hltv.org/matches/2316697/space-soldiers-..
2018-01-06 13:40
#17
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Spain GonGon
too late
2018-01-06 00:27
#20
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Finland Smoonah
monkASSSSSSSSSSSSSS
2018-01-06 00:36
Well i really dont get it why such an "important" match is only a BO1, when every decider is at least a BO3. Tbh im not interested in one of the Teams but it my opinion its kinda unfair *justmy2cents*
2018-01-06 00:48
hope to see extatus in epl, pretty same skill like ago
2018-01-06 01:02
2 replies
+1 They must learn by best teams in there world to be better
2018-01-06 01:22
1 reply
sure thing, better for them to gain some exp and upset some top tier teams
2018-01-06 03:48
Xddd
2018-01-06 17:37
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