Ghost Academy defeat SoaR; to ESEA MDL Global Challenge semi-final

Ghost Academy have secured their spot in the ESEA Season 26 MDL Global Challenge playoffs after beating SoaR 22-19 on Inferno.

The North American clash kicked off with SoaR picking up a quick 2-0 lead after winning the CT pistol, in which Logan "⁠Voltage⁠" Long opened up a way for his team with a trio of kills. In a third-round buy, Ghost Academy successfully executed A, breaking their opponents' economy to eventually secure a 3-2 score.

SoaR went on to equalize things off, but that would not stop Ghost Academy from increasing their lead to 5-3. Even though SoaR then managed to win the following round with nothing but CZs, Jason "⁠neptune⁠" Tran and co. did not let them follow that up.

The match continued to be a back-and-forth affair, but SoaR were still able to win three out of the final four rounds to reduce the deficit to a minimum by half-time, 7-8.

neptune led the charge for Ghost Academy with 48 kills

Now playing as Terrorists, the new ESL Pro League participants secured yet another pistol round, and followed that up with the subsequent anti-ecos to get back to the lead in the game, 10-8. As Ghost Academy had to work with their economy, Ryan "⁠Snakes⁠" Amann and his teammates took advantage of that situation and reached 12 rounds.

Although Ghost Academy were ready to put a halt on their opponents' momentum in the next round, Jack "⁠xCeeD⁠" Holiman stopped them with a 1v2 post-plant clutch, which included a key molotov play. That opened up a way for SoaR to hit match-point, but Ghost Academy did not want to throw in the towel, and immediately responded with a five-round streak to take the game to overtime.

Despite losing the first round of overtime while playing as Terrorists, SoaR switched to the CT-side with the lead, 17-16. However, the match would only finish in the second overtime, where Ghost Academy had a nearly-flawless performance to lock down the map, 22-19, and book their place in the ESEA Season 26 MDL Global Challenge playoffs.

 SoaR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
35 - 32 +3 85.6 1.22
31 - 31 0 76.6 1.08
25 - 29 -4 67.8 0.91
24 - 31 -7 74.2 0.90
23 - 32 -9 70.0 0.90
 Ghost Academy K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
48 - 28 +20 111.2 1.58
30 - 27 +3 84.4 1.23
33 - 27 +6 82.5 1.21
20 - 26 -6 60.6 0.96
23 - 32 -9 61.9 0.92

United States Jason 'neptune' Tran
Jason 'neptune' Tran
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
181
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.71
United States Logan 'Voltage' Long
Logan 'Voltage' Long
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
99
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
United States Ryan 'Snakes' Amann
Ryan 'Snakes' Amann
Age:
18
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
101
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
United States Jack 'xCeeD' Holiman
Jack 'xCeeD' Holiman
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
92
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
omg EDIT: Number 1 finally!!! Ghost Academy>Ghost
2018-01-06 19:33
13 replies
#10
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Russia AyvaN
nEptrunE wAs 0Nf1RE
2018-01-06 19:33
12 replies
ofc he was, he is sooo good.
2018-01-06 19:34
11 replies
#15
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Russia AyvaN
yeh, he deserve the spot in NRG or coL roster 4sure.
2018-01-06 19:34
10 replies
nahtE is going to NRG, replacing AnJ.
2018-01-06 19:34
9 replies
#17
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Russia AyvaN
do you have some insides? :thinking:
2018-01-06 19:35
8 replies
persources (DeKay)
2018-01-06 19:36
7 replies
#21
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Russia AyvaN
ah. Okey then. nahtE is a decent player.
2018-01-06 19:36
6 replies
yeah, he was the best on CLG.
2018-01-06 19:37
5 replies
#25
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Russia AyvaN
yes he is (after k00ster ofc ) xD
2018-01-06 19:37
4 replies
#35
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Australia Dubzayy
After Rickeh*
2018-01-06 20:43
3 replies
#37
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Denmark Twick_
Triggered Australian?
2018-01-07 18:25
2 replies
#38
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Australia Dubzayy
how am I triggered
2018-01-07 19:19
1 reply
#39
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Denmark Twick_
Just asking
2018-01-07 21:06
Ok bye
2018-01-06 19:32
Deserved, but Soars 1v4 was insane
2018-01-06 19:32
3 replies
lmao GA had no comms there
2018-01-06 19:33
clip?
2018-01-06 19:47
1 reply
gg
2018-01-06 19:32
#5
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Turkey Anatoray
n1
2018-01-06 19:32
#6
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Finland k6s
gz
2018-01-06 19:32
#7
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France Static2k
nice
2018-01-06 19:32
#8
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Kuwait marrrwin
woooho
2018-01-06 19:33
;u;
2018-01-06 19:33
#11
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Russia karmadon
worst american team confirmed
2018-01-06 19:33
Ghost is a joke, even their academy roster is better than main, they should switch main and academy rosters
2018-01-06 19:34
Seriously !! its a shame that neptune, snakes and S0m can't play Mdl next season because they are 15 years old !! Best team NA Neptune Support side holder Snakes AWP S0m Entry Swag Lurker N0thing IGL Lets see what end of 2018 tell us !
2018-01-06 19:35
2 replies
swag AWP snakes secondary
2018-01-06 19:36
Why would n0thing and Swag want to play in Main next season? Obo and 1 more 15 year old kid can join this ''filler'' team untill they are 16
2018-01-06 19:51
GG. Ghost academy gonna lose to AGO in semis and Extatus will lose agains Space Soldiers Gg ago vs extatus finals GG ago
2018-01-06 19:36
ghost cant beat soar even once and ghost academy 24-28 in mirage and beating soar on inferno
2018-01-06 19:36
15-10 to 19-22 typical na choke
2018-01-06 19:45
my god how can Ghost's academy team be more superior than the main LUL
2018-01-06 19:45
1 reply
Well Neptune can't play in Ghost Gaming so they pretty much made the academy just so they could keep him, He's going to be a beast when he can play EPL next year
2018-01-06 19:50
damn lol i mean GG (heh) people making mad money on these underdogs lol
2018-01-06 19:48
GOD Neptune, Hope he can reunite with Wardell in the future
2018-01-06 19:49
Fuck u soar, ban this team n kick everyone S ass
2018-01-06 20:04
Nnbb
2018-01-06 21:03
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