Ghost beat Rogue to book ESL Pro League spot

eZlo
January 8th, 2018 22:55

Ghost have booked their place in the ESL Pro League Season 7 after defeating Rogue 2-0 (16-11 on Cobblestone, 16-7 on Overpass) in the upper bracket final of the North American Relegation stage.

The first series of the day kicked off on Ghost's map pick, Cobblestone. After securing the T-side pistol, Phong "bee" Nguyen's team followed that up with the next round, but could not prevail in the subsequent anti-eco. Still, after building up their economy, Ghost managed to regain control of the game, not letting their opponents take the lead.

Rogue would not let their opponents remain in the driving seat for long, and tightened up their defense in the following rounds, winning five in a row to secure the lead for the first time. In the next round, Sebastian "seb" Bucki denied Spencer "Hiko" Martin the chance to clutch 1v2, setting Ghost up to win the remaining rounds of the half.

Although Hiko's men began the second half with a successful pistol, Ghost responded in the next round with a CZ-buy win, which seb closed out with a 1v2 clutch. That was the start of a five-round streak from Ghost, who would only be stopped in the 22nd round.

Ghost were then set to immediately reset Rogue's economy, but Matthew "WARDELL" Yu could not win a 1v1 situation against Casper "cadiaN" Møller, with the North American falling for a fake plant with fewer than four seconds left on the clock. Still, Ghost would only lose one more round before locking down the map, 16-11.

Ghost have secured their place in the next ESL Pro League iteration

Next up was Overpass, Rogue's map pick. Playing on the Terrorist side, Daniel "vice" Kim and co. started it out on the right foot by winning the pistol round. However, bee came up huge in the next round after finding three opponents in a 2v3 post-plant situation.

The few rounds that Rogue edged out were few and far between, so they were kept off any economic development, with the half ending in a 10-5 scoreline in Ghost's favour. 

The second half began at a frantic pace as the teams traded round for round, but a victorious force-buy from Ghost in the 19th round sparked a great run from the Canadian side, who won five rounds in a row en-route to a 16-7 finish. 

 Rogue K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN 45 - 35 +10 92.6 1.30
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 30 - 37 -7 57.0 0.80
Canada Michael 'Uber' StapellsUber 27 - 41 -14 64.2 0.78
United States Daniel 'vice' Kimvice 21 - 41 -20 63.4 0.73
United States Josh 'shinobi' Abastadoshinobi 24 - 36 -12 56.2 0.68
 Ghost K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Matthew 'WARDELL' YuWARDELL 40 - 24 +16 88.5 1.45
United States Sebastian 'seb' Buckiseb 39 - 29 +10 79.3 1.29
United States Phong 'bee' Nguyenbee 39 - 33 +6 91.3 1.25
Canada Dallas 'Dallas' MicksDallas 42 - 30 +12 79.1 1.20
Canada Connor 'CONNOR93' GloverCONNOR93 30 - 33 -3 79.0 1.04

Canada Matthew 'WARDELL' Yu
Matthew 'WARDELL' Yu
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
408
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
891
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
United States Phong 'bee' Nguyen
Phong 'bee' Nguyen
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
138
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Daniel 'vice' Kim
Daniel 'vice' Kim
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
428
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
841
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
United States Sebastian 'seb' Bucki
Sebastian 'seb' Bucki
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
382
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
#1
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Mongolia Tendies 
Congrats Bee, good luck after retirement!
2018-01-08 22:56
+111111 i hope he does well as their coach.
2018-01-08 23:11
#2
freddieb | 
Sweden carvin 
gz
2018-01-08 22:56
ezy wardell
2018-01-08 22:56
#4
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Finland perkelemeister 
Najs 4 dem
2018-01-08 22:56
Uber or nUbER or Just Vice? xd
2018-01-08 22:57
#22
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Bangladesh Ligma_ 
It's vice not device
2018-01-08 23:44
#6
kNgV- | 
Brazil olocoxd 
rip hiko
2018-01-08 22:57
#7
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Canada VeryWeirdGuy 
Canada > USA Have a weird day! -VeryWeirdGuy
2018-01-08 23:01
ur weird
2018-01-09 01:23
ARE YOU EATING ME HIKO INHUMAN DIGESTION
2018-01-08 23:02
Cadian should play for an actual team
2018-01-08 23:03
#10
United Kingdom Jet_ 
Poor cadiaN
2018-01-08 23:04
#11
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Finland Smoonah 
haha self apparels
2018-01-08 23:05
Probably worst CS match I have watched in last few years...Pro League ? ROFL
2018-01-08 23:09
gl after your retirement bee :)
2018-01-08 23:10
#15
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France Yoyoona00 
NaVi next for Europe
2018-01-08 23:14
Poor cadiaN :(
2018-01-08 23:16
#17
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United States majdob 
who
2018-01-08 23:19
#18
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Brazil FaelEz 
What's up with Hiko and friends ?
2018-01-08 23:29
Hiko LUL
2018-01-08 23:30
At least Bee closed his CS career with some dignity unlike hiko..
2018-01-08 23:32
GOD forgives Ghost ARENT. #thecryisfree #RUNGHOSTG #ghostLoyaL #Hikoin2018LUL
2018-01-08 23:37
Rip Sk another 16-3 coming
2018-01-08 23:45
#24
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
hike is and has been awful
2018-01-08 23:53
Hiko I remembers a choke
2018-01-09 00:20
#26
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
Ghost Pro team pick one
2018-01-09 00:46
Who beat who?
2018-01-09 01:02
It's funny how the best player in the game is not even from NA, but T2 danish. I just love it.
2018-01-09 16:37
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