Windigo, BIG, Spirit earn MDL LAN spots; close in on EPL

ESEA MDL Season 27 Europe has reached the end of its online stage, with three squads qualifying for ESEA MDL Global Challenge LAN and having a chance at making the next season of ESL Pro League.

Windigo was one of the standout teams through the regular season, finishing tied-first with Kinguin, having 11 wins and five losses to their name. In the playoffs, the Bulgarians took a fairly straightforward win against Sprout in the quarter-final before pulling off a massive comeback on the decider against Virtus.pro, Train. Windigo was 11-4 down on the Terrorist side, but still secured a 16-14 to win the series and finish top two in the playoffs.

bubble's squad is one win away from qualifying for ESL Pro League

bubble's squad is one win away from qualifying for ESL Pro League

Joining them at the top is BIG, who dropped one map to EnVyUs Academy in the first playoff match, but swept the following two to eliminate the French side. After that, Fatih "gob b" Dayik's team took down Spirit 2-0 (16-12 Inferno, 16-10 Overpass), securing a top finish.

BIG and Windigo therefore qualified for the ESEA MDL Global Challenge LAN, where they will also play the final match of the regular season. The winner of that match will earn direct promotion to ESL Pro League Season 8, while the loser will play the ESL Pro League S7 Relegation.

The last place at the Global Challenge LAN and the last spot in the ESL Pro League S7 Relegation tournament was decided between Spirit and Virtus.pro today. The Russian squad was off to a good start on Inferno, taking the 6-1 lead as Terrorists before Virtus.pro struck back to finish the first half 8-7 up.

Spirit claimed another pistol to hit the ground running in the second half, quickly grabbing a 15-10 lead which they converted into a 16-13 victory.

Pavel "COLDYY1" Veklenko and co. kicked off Cobblestone 7-0, but Virtus.pro once again turned the score around to finish their CT side with a minimal, 8-7 lead. However, losing another pistol round to Spirit, who also had Viktor "somedieyoung" Orudjev put on a masterful performance, meant that Virtus.pro couldn't get back into the game and went down 16-10, 2-0 for the series.

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 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 41 - 39 +2 76.0 1.02
Poland Michał 'MICHU' MüllerMICHU 35 - 41 -6 70.7 0.97
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 34 - 38 -4 69.6 0.92
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 30 - 38 -8 58.7 0.79
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 22 - 42 -20 68.9 0.71
 Spirit K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Ukraine Viktor 'somedieyoung' Orudjevsomedieyoung 51 - 30 +21 97.3 1.55
Ukraine Pavel 'COLDYY1' VeklenkoCOLDYY1 51 - 35 +16 88.4 1.34
Russia Dmitriy 'Dima' BandurkaDima 39 - 35 +4 82.4 1.17
Russia Dmitry 'S0tF1k' ForostyankoS0tF1k 32 - 34 -2 62.8 0.95
Russia Vadim 'DavCost' VasilyevDavCost 25 - 28 -3 47.5 0.94

With these results, all three of Spirit, BIG and Windigo have a shot of making the next season of ESL Pro League, but the latter two teams can make it either by winning ESEA MDL S27 in the final, offline game, or by going through ESL Pro League S7 Relegation, where they will face the 12th and 13th placed ESL Pro League team and Spirit.

On the other hand, Virtus.pro and the remaining teams will have to wait until ESEA MDL S29 to have a chance to qualify for ESL Pro League, as ESEA MDL S28 happens between two ESL Pro League seasons and doesn't have the promotion aspect.

Out of the 27 teams in ESEA MDL S27, eight reached playoffs and finished in the following order:

1-2. Bulgaria Windigo - S27 Global Challenge LAN, MDL Season 27 Grand Finals
1-2. Germany BIG - S27 Global Challenge LAN, MDL Season 27 Grand Finals
3. Russia Spirit - S27 Global Challenge LAN, ESL Pro League S7 Relegation
4. Poland Virtus.pro - $2,500
5-8. Germany Sprout
5-8. Europe Asterion
5-8. France EnVyUs Academy
5-8. Poland Kinguin

Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
975
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Viktor 'somedieyoung' Orudjev
Viktor 'somedieyoung' Orudjev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
529
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Pavel 'COLDYY1' Veklenko
Pavel 'COLDYY1' Veklenko
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
947
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
#2
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United Kingdom Tendies 
Windigo to epl ez
2018-04-06 00:54
ez 4 DavCost
2018-04-06 00:54
This is so stupid how come idiots like these get spots and VP doesnt. CS is such a stupid unfair game
2018-04-06 00:54
#9
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
FeelsBadMan
2018-04-06 00:56
unfair? VP lost to tier 20 teams, its their fault...they deserve that
2018-04-06 00:56
yeah but people want to see them why should performance matter? in other sports it doesnt either. most liked people get invited
2018-04-06 00:57
Vp 2018 dont has much fan as you think
2018-04-06 01:10
Hahahhahahha the dumbest comment ever, lol, why would performance matter? Everyone wants to see them ahaha
2018-04-06 02:25
you prefer watching teams like ldlc godsent ago and heroic i guess,omegalul
2018-04-06 07:32
I'd better watch these teams failing than Pasha trying to show that he's still relevant while at the same time he makes same amount of in-game mistakes DMG does in MM.
2018-04-06 08:21
X D
2018-04-06 08:45
Bro what ever ur smoking on j want some. Cuz ur out of ur mind. People cant pay enough to get as high as u.
2018-04-06 02:42
Jw good but not best (jw best) Stay mad fangay
2018-04-06 05:29
#49
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Denmark Cleandog 
Only performance matters! Otherwise you don't see talent, new teams and innovative briliant evolving plays. In your world we will end up with sub-par performing teams and players... like VP
2018-04-06 07:45
#57
gob b | 
Germany Dubster 
Most stupid conment in 2k18.
2018-04-06 09:45
This comment is so intelligent and smart, are you pashas brother??
2018-04-06 10:02
Nt get right
2018-04-06 10:09
ahha dobre.. they r idiots for some1 who have never seen their games
2018-04-06 00:58
#18
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Sri Lanka stalingodynwa 
Yep, their are idiots but that means VP are idiots as well cuz they lost to them hahahahah
2018-04-06 00:58
VP most smartest team in history
2018-04-06 00:59
#21
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Sri Lanka stalingodynwa 
They lost on LAN against Fragsters, so... IDIOTS
2018-04-06 01:00
#7
kissmyass | 
Denmark raaVz 
rip vp
2018-04-06 00:55
#10
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Denmark Xipingu 
VP loses to Fragsters and now Team Spirit. Ez. Virtus.Throw or Virtus.Premier - your choice, equally as fitting.
2018-04-06 00:56
#38
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Poland Hell2k 
throw lul they have 20k per month they dont need throw no motivation i guess
2018-04-06 02:52
^^^ This. guaranteed salaries and the resultant complacency in the larger teams is the reason why NiP had their massive slump, and why VP are slumping super hard right now. If this was any other sport the players would be up for transfer and benched by now, unfortunately for CS:GO the entire squad is the main 5 - if there was a 6th or 7th player in the organization just waiting for their shot on the main team you know things would be different for the players... they'd be practicing as much as they can to stay at the top of their game. Just look at Oskar and ChrisJ in Mouz, they both got benched and look at them now!
2018-04-06 16:53
#78
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Denmark Xipingu 
Either way, it's pretty pathetic.
2018-04-07 03:38
#12
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Poland LucaS04 
Report vp pls
2018-04-06 00:56
EZ EPL 4 Windy boiz
2018-04-06 00:57
ez for bug
2018-04-06 00:57
#16
byali | 
Poland BYALl 
ez 2.5k $ for VP now they can buy some pubg skins for it
2018-04-06 00:57
200iq play
2018-04-06 01:07
#19
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Sri Lanka stalingodynwa 
LET'S GO MY BOISS!!!
2018-04-06 00:59
yeah, two bottom fragging players from vp match vs spirit should retire what a coincidence
2018-04-06 01:03
#23
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Turkey onuRRRR 
VP OmegaLUL
2018-04-06 01:05
Michu destroyed VP, they could win t4 matches with taz, but not with him
2018-04-06 01:06
#37
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Poland Hell2k 
with taz they dont even reach top 8 mdl
2018-04-06 02:51
they were 3rd in MDL last season,wtf are you talking about ? hltv.org/events/3047/esea-mdl-season-26-..
2018-04-06 07:34
Actually excited to see windigo in epl. Gl to them
2018-04-06 01:07
#30
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United States julian_stout 
windigo to epl, I believe
2018-04-06 01:51
#39
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Germany Youngnibba 
No cause BiG with Godlegija will win the final 2:1
2018-04-06 02:56
BiG will make EPL, then get relegated immedietely - again.
2018-04-06 16:54
#77
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Germany Youngnibba 
Depends on who the new 5 player gonna be
2018-04-06 22:49
Gg spirit i guess...
2018-04-06 02:01
#32
jOELZ | 
CIS kuuler 
Virtus.Premier
2018-04-06 02:20
#36
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Poland Hell2k 
ez for VP
2018-04-06 02:51
#40
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Malaysia byaIi 
rip VP #DavCost is baCK
2018-04-06 04:13
Spirit big online team
2018-04-06 06:51
#48
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Austria gex0r 
no just VP bad as fuck
2018-04-06 07:41
No ive seen them on LAN they suqq
2018-04-06 11:16
Brr brr!
2018-04-06 15:23
Virtus.Premier LUL
2018-04-06 07:09
VIRTUS PREMIER 4HEAD
2018-04-06 08:18
#52
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
rip VP
2018-04-06 08:44
we dont like to suck dicks but 2.500$ its 2500$
2018-04-06 08:46
#55
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
someone has to retire
2018-04-06 09:23
NEO 22-44 in BO3 vs some TIER4 dogshit team i hope he is next to remove from this team
2018-04-06 10:01
#62
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France p2l 
Is this happens because we are from BULGARIA ?
2018-04-06 10:13
Embarrassing
2018-04-06 10:13
#65
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Poland zJe 
VP...
2018-04-06 11:33
#66
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
virtus.semipro
2018-04-06 11:53
#67
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Poland trancemeister 
1-1 and 13-7 ct train vs. Windigo ----> 14-16 and 1-2. They did not deserve it. Good luck BIG , Spirit and Windigo! :))
2018-04-06 12:56
#68
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Poland zerodesire 
I hope we will see Windigo on next season of EPL, good luck guys
2018-04-06 13:04
#69
Australia vik^ 
Nice
2018-04-06 13:46
#70
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Germany NiceC 
Windigo is strong but i hope BIG can do it. VP shouldnt have kicked TaZ btw.. also byali shoud follow his heart and play PUBG LUL
2018-04-06 13:48
ez 2,5k for VP xd top kek
2018-04-06 14:00
will be 2ez for big to erase all other teams
2018-04-06 15:20
BUBBLEONFiRE
2018-04-06 15:52
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