AGO win ESEA S26 MDL Global Challenge over Space Soldiers

AGO have won the ESEA Season 26 MDL Global Challenge after beating Space Soldiers 2-0 in the grand final.

The grand final best-of-three series at the ESEA Season 26 MDL Global Challenge kicked off on Mirage where Space Soldiers started on the T-side. Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli's two opening kills in the pistol round gave the first round to the Turkish side who made it 3-0 after winning the anti-ecos.

Although Space Soldiers lost the following three rounds, they kept planting the bomb and damaged AGO's economy (3-3). Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş & company won five rounds in a row to make it 8-3 and finished the half with a 10-5 lead.

AGO came back on both maps to win the championship

AGO won the T-side pistol round to pick up their sixth but they couldn't start a streak as they lost the anti-eco (11-6). After AGO started a comeback with three round victories, Dominik "GruBy" Swiderski clutched a 1vs3 to give his team their tenth round (11-10). The rounds were back-and-forth and the map went to double overtime where AGO won 22-18.

Starting on the CT-side on Train, Space Soldiers won the first three rounds and were about to win the first weapon round but Engin "ngiN" Kor died to fall damage before he could defuse the bomb (3-1). However, the Turkish squad recovered in the following round and made it 4-1.

Space Soldiers were unable to close out the maps

When the score was 7-2, AGO picked up a 3vs5 victory to get their third round but they couldn't start a streak once again as they lost the following round (8-3). Space Soldiers won the first half 11-4.

AGO started their CT-side campaign by winning the pistol round. Just like on the first map, the Poles started a comeback effort, winning the following four rounds to trail 11-9. AGO went ahead and were leading 14-11 when Buğra "Calyx" Arkın clutched a 1vs5 to keep his team in the game (14-12). The Poles, unfazed, won the map 16-12 and the series 2-0, becoming champions at the ESEA Season 26 MDL Global Challenge.

Matchpage
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2
7th January 2018
Poland
18
Mirage
22
12
Train
16

 Space Soldiers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Turkey Ismailcan 'XANTARES' DörtkardeşXANTARES 49 - 53 -4 92.9 1.14
Turkey Buğra 'Calyx' ArkınCalyx 56 - 52 +4 80.1 1.10
Turkey Ahmet 'paz' Karahocapaz 54 - 51 +3 80.3 1.06
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' KüpeliMAJ3R 38 - 41 -3 55.1 0.92
Turkey Engin 'ngiN' KorngiN 43 - 50 -7 71.6 0.91
 AGO K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Mateusz 'TOAO' ZawistowskiTOAO 60 - 42 +18 89.7 1.29
Poland Damian 'Furlan' KislowskiFurlan 54 - 46 +8 91.5 1.25
Poland Michał 'snatchie' Rudzkisnatchie 49 - 50 -1 73.5 1.02
Poland Dominik 'GruBy' SwiderskiGruBy 42 - 48 -6 65.6 0.96
Poland Tomasz 'phr' Wójcikphr 40 - 54 -14 73.8 0.91

The full standings at the event can be found below:

1. Poland AGO - $18,000
2. Turkey Space Soldiers - $10,000
3-4. Slovakia eXtatus - $5,000
3-4. United States Ghost Academy - $5,000
5-6. Australia Chiefs - $3,000
5-6. United States SoaR- $3,000
7-8. Canada Rise Nation- $3,000
7-8. United States GX- $3,000

Turkey Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Engin 'ngiN' Kor
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
712
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
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
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 Dominik 'GruBy' Swiderski
Dominik 'GruBy' Swiderski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1234
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
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
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Poland Kobel_ 
gg AGO <3
2018-01-07 18:23
#14
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Finland Lehtori 
2 rounds that single handedly lost space soldiers the series in context of how second map played out 1) ngin couldnt quite close out 1v0 2) space soldiers couldnt defend 5v4 afterplant on the second pistol
2018-01-07 18:26
#55
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Poland Kobel_ 
I just hope 1gin will become meme, I think it was even worse than what Summit did (besides the fact Summit would've won game)
2018-01-07 18:30
#74
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Turkey Mustafa- 
SS saving strats for Major Qualiefer Thats why SS lost.
2018-01-07 18:36
#78
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Poland Kobel_ 
Yeah jumping off the train to save defuse strats for major lul
2018-01-07 18:37
#86
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Europe martwica 
XD
2018-01-07 18:44
yep defusing the bomb is next lvl strat they gotta keep it for major XD
2018-01-07 18:51
ROFL
2018-01-07 18:52
#92
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United Kingdom RannarrCSGO 
The comeback on mirage as well!!! SS kept on resetting AGO and AGO always let them plant
2018-01-07 18:49
er for PROlska
2018-01-07 18:24
#26
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Poland 0VERATED 
Dreamhack should start inviting them to dreamhacks open. They deserve it
2018-01-07 18:24
#93
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United Kingdom RannarrCSGO 
Agreeed
2018-01-07 18:49
#50
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Poland pawlon23 
Gj
2018-01-07 18:29
ez
2018-01-07 18:32
AGO > Virtus Pro
2018-01-07 19:57
So close :/ GG Ago, lovely CT side
2018-01-07 18:23
ez
2018-01-07 18:23
first
2018-01-07 18:23
gg
2018-01-07 18:23
Wow
2018-01-07 18:23
wut
2018-01-07 18:23
#8
rain | 
Russia Flav 
ss sucks
2018-01-07 18:23
Nice GG
2018-01-07 18:23
#10
NEO | 
Poland Trausky 
EZ
2018-01-07 18:23
#11
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India Cutlass 
Ez
2018-01-07 18:23
#12
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Kuwait marrrwin 
Fuck AGO :(
2018-01-07 18:23
how much?
2018-01-07 20:01
#139
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Poland vzk 
How much?
2018-01-08 06:57
#141
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Kuwait marrrwin 
I dont bet and I don't like that team
2018-01-08 08:29
SS still in my heart! <3 hiding strats for navi!!
2018-01-07 18:23
#20
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Poland zJe 
ROFL
2018-01-07 18:24
#43
paz | 
Turkey Alptekin43 
<3
2018-01-07 18:27
<3
2018-01-07 18:32
#140
 | 
Poland vzk 
Yeaaaaaaaa on major 3:0 in qualifer and ez final for them
2018-01-08 06:58
#15
JaKu | 
Other cac_ 
wp
2018-01-07 18:24
<3 KURDISTAN <3 <3 KURDISTAN <3
2018-01-07 18:24
#123
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
<3 POLANDISTAN <3
2018-01-07 20:51
#17
LUq | 
Poland dnbk1ng 
GG
2018-01-07 18:24
#18
 | 
Europe defirujaca 
AGO onliners? i arent think that, gg <3
2018-01-07 18:24
+1
2018-01-07 23:27
#147
 | 
Poland Szmiciu 
+2
2018-01-08 20:19
#19
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Poland Matxiuuu 
PogChamp
2018-01-07 18:24
gg
2018-01-07 18:24
#22
 | 
Brazil de_stroyed 
SS Choke is real
2018-01-07 18:24
#23
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Malaysia byaIi 
first
2018-01-07 18:24
#24
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Poland grzybJ 
major team losing to t2 lul
2018-01-07 18:24
#41
paz | 
Turkey Alptekin43 
SS has won against SK ? So SS top1 team , great brain
2018-01-07 18:27
Wat
2018-01-07 18:29
#59
paz | 
Turkey Alptekin43 
I mean major teams can lose to t2 teams , there is no absurd thing
2018-01-07 18:31
#72
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Poland Kobel_ 
"Major Team" doesn't mean anything atm with likes of QBR or Flash playing there.
2018-01-07 18:36
Wym those two will be the major finalists
2018-01-07 18:43
expected
2018-01-07 18:24
Expected
2018-01-07 18:24
calyx xD
2018-01-07 18:24
GG AGO <3
2018-01-07 18:24
AGO > VP Have an autistic day! -VeryAutistGuy
2018-01-07 18:24
#60
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Brazil FaelEz 
Never my friend never AGO > VP
2018-01-07 18:31
What
2018-01-11 22:16
stupid nazi :D
2018-01-07 18:33
Reported Poorlak! Have an autistic day! -VeryAutistGuy
2018-01-07 18:37
#100
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Mongolia anhaa0915 
Poland were part of russia until 1989
2018-01-07 18:59
russia germany both sucks
2018-01-07 19:00
+1
2018-01-08 03:16
#150
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Mongolia anhaa0915 
And Nazi army occupied Poland for just 5 weeks
2018-01-20 14:35
#32
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Malaysia K2tan 
bad veto from ss lol , ss removed inferno , kkkkkk ss picked mirage kkkkkk
2018-01-07 18:25
AGO WIN ESEA S26 MDL GLOBAL CHALLENGE OVER SPACE CHOKERS
2018-01-07 18:25
#34
 | 
Poland vzk 
GG
2018-01-07 18:25
#35
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Brazil FaelEz 
Congratulations, AGO beautiful game.
2018-01-07 18:25
#36
paz | 
Turkey Alptekin43 
Lucky boys , SS give so many clutches
2018-01-07 18:25
Butthurt is real ;)
2018-01-07 18:31
#63
paz | 
Turkey Alptekin43 
Ok
2018-01-07 18:32
#97
 | 
Poland Ryunar 
Yes they give clutches because they're bad
2018-01-07 18:56
Good luck ago on major... Oh wait
2018-01-07 19:07
#112
 | 
Sri Lanka King Ye 
cry more
2018-01-07 19:31
I really didn't know Sri Lanka has internet , i am happy for u
2018-01-07 19:36
#122
TaZ | 
Poland Vrock123 
Neither Turkey lul
2018-01-07 20:34
#135
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Poland Ryunar 
turkey doesn't have internet, this guy is posting from germanistan LUL
2018-01-08 04:46
#37
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Europe JuliusCaesar 
Expected. Even on all of the maps from the map pool, SS would get maybe 1 of them. GG AGO.
2018-01-07 18:25
AGO > VP?
2018-01-07 18:26
#39
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Poland Astoner55 
Where is your Xantares now 4Head
2018-01-07 18:26
#40
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Croatia Netkov 
Jebaited
2018-01-07 18:26
ez for AGO
2018-01-07 18:27
#44
Poland MaYy 
the kebabens were eaten
2018-01-07 18:28
#45
 | 
Poland Spanksss 
ez for AGO <3
2018-01-07 18:28
#46
 | 
Indonesia Mednay231 
LUL onliners
2018-01-07 18:29
KEBAB ON LAN
2018-01-07 18:29
#48
 | 
Poland KasPro 
EZ FOR AGO <3
2018-01-07 18:29
nice, AGO push to the TOP harder!
2018-01-07 18:29
2ez4ago
2018-01-07 18:29
#52
 | 
Poland Carry Potter 
gg both, wp AGO
2018-01-07 18:29
#53
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Czech Republic ThePechy 
nice AGO>VP
2018-01-07 18:29
GG for my boy TOAO
2018-01-07 18:30
#57
 | 
Turkey onuRRRR 
GGWP Polish friends !
2018-01-07 18:30
:) gg!
2018-01-07 18:31
wp
2018-01-07 18:32
#61
 | 
Poland GeeeRo 
BRAWO!
2018-01-07 18:31
#65
 | 
Turkey darknight53 
gj ago unexpected performance
2018-01-07 18:32
unexpected hahahaha ?
2018-01-07 18:32
#70
 | 
Bulgaria vectralsoul 
GGWP TOAO so good, was he the ex-COD player?
2018-01-07 18:33
#94
 | 
Europe defirujaca 
yes
2018-01-07 18:50
#71
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Portugal dracø 
Deserved for AGO SS fucked up the veto but managed to play it close. Mirage was theirs to lose, and they had a great start on train. In the end Ago proved to be a better team mentally
2018-01-07 18:33
#73
 | 
Estonia sux3ss 
Wp my boys
2018-01-07 18:36
ago <3 love u
2018-01-07 18:36
#76
 | 
Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
AGO in top 10~ in the next 6-8 months im calling it now
2018-01-07 18:37
#90
 | 
Finland f0pZ 
honestly, no chaans ma frend no chaans
2018-01-07 18:48
#121
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
how so, they already have a chance against half of the teams there.
2018-01-07 20:20
Look at the standings 3 teams from European region placed top3 (extatus top3/4) Still 3 spots for europe 4 for NA. It should be changed next season
2018-01-07 18:37
#80
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Turkey SG^^ 
wp AGO This defeat has so many things to teach to SS bois.
2018-01-07 18:38
#81
 | 
China TianxingLang 
SS REALLY SUCKS TERRIBLE 15-14 ON MAP1
2018-01-07 18:38
#82
 | 
Turkey J4WS 
toilet c******
2018-01-07 18:40
nt onliners no cheat no win hahahahhahaha
2018-01-07 18:43
#98
Happy | 
Poland Vwash 
Evolve
2018-01-07 18:57
#102
 | 
Poland Matxiuuu 
Ahmed, cmon.
2018-01-07 19:01
#83
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Poland crouzzz 
kebabs mad, expected B)
2018-01-07 18:42
Im feeling thank you
2018-01-07 18:45
#88
 | 
Finland f0pZ 
expected
2018-01-07 18:47
#89
 | 
Brazil cadik 
and ? SS need to save strats unlike AGO AGO at major? i aren't think that
2018-01-07 18:48
#91
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Iceland caverat 
so choke o T site kebabs
2018-01-07 18:49
on mirage they choked on ct
2018-01-07 19:31
#114
 | 
Iceland caverat 
yeah, but they lost on OT because the T side (0-3)
2018-01-07 19:48
#115
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Iceland caverat 
and i dont blame them for the last round (15-14) that play on window was sick
2018-01-07 19:50
Exactus lost to this? Lmao
2018-01-07 19:04
#105
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Poland PiterixXx 
cumback ago <3
2018-01-07 19:09
VP to sign AGO and AGO to sign VP!
2018-01-07 19:13
gotta love this. Turkish people hating on mousesports for not winning ECS etc, and blaming they only got 'shit' enemies such as astralis with stand-in.. but only chance they have for tournament win they cant beat tier 2.5
2018-01-07 19:16
Choke Soldiers :)
2018-01-07 19:18
ez for my boys from poorlandstan
2018-01-07 19:28
Ez for My boys from poorlandstan
2018-01-07 20:08
#131
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Poland Matxiuuu 
ty BRA71L
2018-01-07 23:58
#119
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Other Phinks 
ONLINErs
2018-01-07 20:09
#124
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Poland Carry Potter 
but they won on lan vs pretty good team (ss) so why do you call them onliners? ohh wait.. I got baited
2018-01-07 20:53
#125
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Other Phinks 
I was talking about SS. Your need to defend your team is funny.
2018-01-07 20:55
#126
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Poland Carry Potter 
I just wanted to be funny :(
2018-01-07 20:56
good job men)))
2018-01-07 20:09
AGO in top10 inc
2018-01-07 21:17
#128
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Canada Matomoto 
Ngin 400 iq
2018-01-07 21:41
GG
2018-01-07 22:40
#133
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United States Rambeard 
Was there really any doubt as to who would win this? AGO is a freaking great team.
2018-01-08 03:51
EU - 3 slots = All place top 4 NA - 4 slots = 1 team makes top 4 I aint gonna argue with the slot you give Aussie teams because i appreciate it, but EU should always hold more event slots than any other region
2018-01-08 04:28
who cares esea boiz its only practic for major haha
2018-01-08 04:49
Sure
2018-01-08 06:47
Space Luldiers
2018-01-08 06:47
#142
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
SS > SK XD
2018-01-08 09:21
#146
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Poland emerror 
Told you guys it will be win :)
2018-01-08 19:43
ago > sk > ss
2018-01-10 18:47
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