Windigo, ex-Splyce secure EPL spots; EnVyUs, Swole Patrol to MDL

May 10th, 2018 21:49

Windigo and ex-Splyce have assured themselves of a spot in the next season of ESL Pro League, while EnVyUs and Swole Patrol will play in the 28th season of ESEA MDL.

The European consolidation final of the Pro League relegation kicked off on Windigo's map pick, Train, but it was Envy who got off to a flying start, constantly overwhelming the Bulgarians' strategies to bag a 12-3 lead by half-time. EnVyUs' run would not stop in the second half, and quickly finished things off, 16-4.

17-year-old SHiPZ led the way for Windigo with 58 kills

Envy' map pick, Cache, saw Windigo secure a narrow 8-7 half-time lead as CTs. Just like on Train, however, the team who had picked the map could not stop their opponents from closing it out, this time around with Kamen "bubble" Kostadinov and co. taking the series to a third map with a 16-11 victory.

Starting out as Terrorists on the decider map, Inferno, Windigo completely shut down the defence to go up 11-4 before switching sides. From that moment, there was little that the Frenchmen could do to halt Windigo, who went on to seal the deal with a 16-5 scoreline.

 Envy K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy 61 - 47 +14 94.5 1.24
France Ali 'hAdji' HaïnousshAdji 54 - 47 +7 82.6 1.23
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM 48 - 41 +7 79.4 1.16
France Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK 44 - 49 -5 73.1 1.08
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 41 - 41 0 69.2 0.99
 Windigo K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bulgaria Georgi 'SHiPZ' GrigorovSHiPZ 58 - 51 +7 87.4 1.21
Bulgaria Viktor 'v1c7oR' Dyankovv1c7oR 42 - 54 -12 73.5 1.05
Bulgaria Teodor 'SPELLAN' NikolovSPELLAN 46 - 49 -3 72.9 1.01
Bulgaria Nikolay 'pNshr' PauninpNshr 48 - 45 +3 68.0 1.01
Bulgaria Kamen 'bubble' Kostadinovbubble 31 - 49 -18 63.9 0.80

Meanwhile, ex-Splyce took on Swole Patrol in the North American consolidation final. With Ricardo "Rickeh" Mulholland leading the charge with a 1.60 rating, ex-Splyce, who were down 7-8 by half-time, closed out their map pick, Cache, with a near-flawless T-side, 16-10.

Rickeh played a key role for ex-Splyce, averaging a 1.38 rating

On Inferno, ex-Splyce started things off on the right foot, losing a single round of the first six. Swole Patrol managed to reduce the deficit to just one round by half-time, however, and then followed that up with a massive run to lead by four rounds. ex-Splyce would still be able to take the map to overtime, but Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir and co. did not let their map pick slip away from them.

The decider, Train, saw ex-Splyce secure a comfortable 11-4 half-time lead as CTs. And even though Swole Patrol still proved that they did not want to throw in the towel after Rickeh clutched a 1v2 in the second pistol, eventually reaching the 10-round mark, the Australian put the last nail in the coffin following a successful 1v1 in the 26th round.

 ex-Splyce K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' MulhollandRickeh 70 - 43 +27 84.0 1.38
United States Taylor 'Drone' JohnsonDrone 74 - 57 +17 88.4 1.26
United States Stephen 'reltuC' CutlerreltuC 73 - 54 +19 82.1 1.24
Canada Kory 'SEMPHIS' FriesenSEMPHIS 53 - 64 -11 71.5 0.96
Canada David 'DAVEY' StaffordDAVEY 50 - 60 -10 65.5 0.92
 Swole Patrol K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadirfreakazoid 61 - 64 -3 87.2 1.10
United States Jordan 'Zellsis' MontemurroZellsis 65 - 64 +1 80.3 1.09
United States Austin 'Cooper-' AbadirCooper- 59 - 60 -1 62.2 0.98
United States Samuel 'SileNt' PortilloSileNt 51 - 65 -14 67.5 0.94
United States Ryan 'ryann' Welshryann 42 - 67 -25 52.4 0.72

United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir
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Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
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Bulgaria Kamen 'bubble' Kostadinov
Kamen 'bubble' Kostadinov
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Gg ez
2018-05-10 21:49
Spain Hola) 
2018-05-10 21:51
Fucking pathetic, feel sorry for ScreaM. Happy is a fucking hastr0 whisperer, his teams has been sucking for several years but he's still not kicked, instead he blamed it on their coach and lack of time, although almost 4 months and 65 maps were played with the same lineup, no improvements at all.
2018-05-10 21:52
Why do you feel sorry for screaM lol not like hes been performing really well in the past few months
2018-05-10 21:59
allu | 
Canada Lokomo 
I am pretty sure he has given up based on the results the team gets
2018-05-11 01:29
Russia VeryBlyatGuy 
give them a break. they played the upcoming winner of the esea global challenge, a CS superpower, Bulgaria.
2018-05-10 22:00
Happy most baiter in all cs history
2018-05-10 22:41
The whole team sucks not only him. Scream sucks too.
2018-05-10 23:44
4 months 65 maps isn’t that long of a time together...
2018-05-11 14:25
1) For how long should different lineups suck for people to understand Happy has no ide how to succeed anymore? 2) mixwell plays and NBK leads for 7 weeks and 42 maps, still many people blame everything on NBK and want shox to come back with his bullshit project. If 4 months and 65 maps is not enough - may be they should also shut the fuck up?
2018-05-11 14:46
Yea they should. Happy was carrying when the team first came together. They still don’t have a t1 AWPer. Same problem with liquid who has 3 of the top 4 players NA but no real AWP presence.
2018-05-11 17:10
You know nV play to win, not just to have a topfragging Happy? Who cares how many frags he gets when they have no teamwork, no good ideas, no nothing? Yes, Happy gets many frags, but rarely with any impact. Liquid has the same problem, I agree - they have no proper leadership, that's why they worked well at 1 or 2 tournaments and became shit right after. Both nitr0 and NAF can AWP pretty well, they proved themselves, but it does mean nothing since they're just a mix of 5 guys.
2018-05-11 17:40
Nitro has proved himself as IGL, I don’t think it’s leadership issues. Yes nitro NAF and even twistz can all AWP but none of them are great at it. Nitro misses so many routine shots and NAF/twistz are inconsistent with it
2018-05-12 16:38
> Nitro has proved himself as IGL Not really. They had a period when they played well, but not anymore, just like Cloud9 before they lost Stewie2K. A good IGL can make up something new, but a mediocre IGL usually struggles when it gets countered. And it's not like you must have a top sniper to defeat top teams, G2 with SmithZz managed to push SK to the limit in 2016, but in the end they failed, because a team that heavily relies on firepower (mouz, Liquid) can't constantly succeed. Moreover, it's not like jdm64 was a great AWPer.
2018-05-12 16:46
As far as Nv they really don’t have that much talent. And French scene is either dead or won’t try out young guys
2018-05-12 16:40
Liquid are just inconsistent skillwise, they rely on firepower so much but they don't have that firepower currently. nitr0 carried like a motherfucker for some time, Twistzz was a solid player, NAF was good previously, ELiGE too, now they're nothing special.
2018-05-12 16:48
Gpaly finally made it.. Drone is the biggest not pro player in scene literally hes fat af kick that bot
2018-05-10 21:51
Wtf he should be kicked cuz he is fat? Poor Dosia, Guardian
2018-05-10 22:42
he sucks you monky
2018-05-10 22:42
You sucks
2018-05-11 01:22
no you do and you smell and you drink shit because people use the bathroom in your rivers
2018-05-11 04:00
Dont understand a single word cuz u are dumb af. Just talking shit.
2018-05-11 04:24
oh im sorry let me talk your language so you can understand: oooo oooo aaaa aaa
2018-05-11 23:08
Did you say: ask if mom is ok? Cuz she is here.
2018-05-12 01:06
Hi mom
2018-05-10 21:49
Singapore Wadufuk 
Hi dad
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Czech Republic sponka 
2018-05-10 21:49
EnVy disgrace to French scene
2018-05-10 21:49
french scene is a disgrace to france tbh
2018-05-10 22:17
France is a disgrace.
2018-05-10 22:28
i would just say the scene is. without france we do not have quiche
2018-05-10 23:55
Tru but France does tend to... surrender
2018-05-11 03:53
Quiche sucks
2018-05-11 09:30
Norway Phancy11 
Happy topfraggin lul
2018-05-10 21:50
EnVyUs and EnVyUs Academy both in MDL now Which is the real academy 4Head
2018-05-10 21:50
sergej | 
Ireland MP0P 
gunna drop the fucking main team for the academy team 5Head
2018-05-10 21:52
Envy LUL
2018-05-10 21:50
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Czech Republic Rewask 
Rip Envy
2018-05-10 21:51
Envy what a gamers
2018-05-10 21:52
Bye Envy, finally where they belong.
2018-05-10 21:52
But Windigo is not better at all..
2018-05-10 22:22
Bulgaria Leafa97 
2018-05-10 22:39
Bulgaria FrostNixon 
At least windigo is trying to improve where as nv has been going downhill for the past year or so.
2018-05-10 23:21
That's true tho, but I think it's a season to early for windigo. I got a bad feeling about it. Heads will role soon... :/
2018-05-11 17:40
Canada fivestarhonor 
Flag checks out
2018-05-14 06:30
Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Well done vactor & co.
2018-05-10 21:52
Everyone knows MDL is the superior league 4Head
2018-05-10 21:53
mixwell | 
Spain loviac 
Actually 3 teams major winners on eu mdl
2018-05-10 22:08
United States Neil111 
Which ones
2018-05-10 22:17
Switzerland zaViM 
Vp, envy(although only 2 players are major winners), gambit
2018-05-10 22:24
VP, Gambit & now EnVyUs ^^
2018-05-10 22:27
Poland Kobel_ 
VP, Gambit, now nV (though only with Kio and Happy from that line-up) edit: I post this comment and it turns out 2 people already answered and those didn't display for me, lul
2018-05-10 23:01
Bulgaria BlindBG11 
Congratz Windigo!
2018-05-10 21:53
L.K.S | 
Turkey xAiakos 
2018-05-10 21:53
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
Envy? Dark day for csgo
2018-05-10 21:55
United States Trump2020KAG 
Who will buy up ex-splyce now that they in main? Liquid should have grabbed ric but one Brazilian bot to another one makes more sense I guess
2018-05-10 21:56
United States Neil111 
2018-05-10 22:18
Bulgaria nekzcs 
2018-05-10 21:57
Envy? LOL, rest in peace boys
2018-05-10 22:00
Bulgaria squezzi 
ez for next big superstar shipz
2018-05-10 22:01
United States PsychoLogical 
Team Envy now becoming failures in every popular esport. Csgo ? Once one of the best now dead as shit. OW? once known as best western team, now they're dead in dallas fuel being garbage. LoL? Disbandment, gone. Whats next bois?
2018-05-10 22:05
2018-05-10 22:09
Envy will get dropped by the org which is good they can shuffle to fail once again
2018-05-10 22:09
nv lul also ex splyce should honestly just disband, thanks. for gods sake if they get picked up then they’ll never retire (davey,semphis)
2018-05-10 22:16
nex | 
Germany Der_Pabst 
they will definetely disband after getting into Pro league lul
2018-05-10 22:40
Europe trey_ 
rip envy
2018-05-10 22:16
United States Neil111 
Double major winners LUL look at kioshima and happ profile on twitter. They still think they are major winners. Back to bakery from Monday onwards Boisss. Only baguettes baking from now on LUL.
2018-05-10 22:20
solo | 
Russia Shumrud 
Dude easy on kioshima pls he needs a good team
2018-05-10 22:32
I was really hyped when they picked up kioShiMa & hAdji, they both are way better than SIXER & xms... But they looked flat from day 1. Absolutely no progression and their teamplay is so off, even Happy is making noob mistakes (he flashed his teammates 3 times on the same map vs AGO). Also when you're the IGL it's unforgivable to not pass a gun to your heavy hitters when you're not hitting anything. hAdji & ScreaM should be the entry duo, they have such a good aim, I can't figure why they're not doing it. I've seen hAdji mostly lurking (aggressively, but still lurking). Also what was really good when they added xms back then, Happy was calling fast rounds, fakes, & slow default. Not it's almost always SLOW rounds. Jeez you have insane aimers, use it ?!! They are truly disappointing, but I think everyone is to blame, not just Happy even though as a leader he should be more vocal. I've seen a video about nV at DreamHack Marseille... And there was something really weird. maLeK was talking to Happy and he said that they both prepared some strats they are gonna tell to everyone when the match starts (overpass vs FaZe)... Wtf is that shit, I mean for obvious reasons it's gonna fail. And it failed, they got rammed on Overpass vs FaZe. Hoping this is a wake up call, because the team is really malfunctionning.
2018-05-10 22:38
United States Neil111 
It’s time for the annual French shuffle. Shuffle the baguettes in another order.
2018-05-13 21:27
CIS s1mpletop0ne 
2018-05-10 22:21
Belgium HLTVnewfag 
lmao envyus
2018-05-10 22:45
Styx | 
Turkey Styyx 
2018-05-10 22:59
Both are dogshit
2018-05-10 23:26
Hadji fine, but Happy IGL is bad.
2018-05-11 02:33
United States subzera 
nice ex splyce boys
2018-05-10 23:05
Envyus MDL team what a fucking joke
2018-05-10 23:19
lets go windigo!
2018-05-11 05:27
s1mple | 
China KensonS 
2018-05-11 05:42
envy fresh right off bootcamp and they still lose against t3
2018-05-11 05:43
France uNLmofo 
Poor hadji he deserves better, not a good time for Frenchies..
2018-05-11 12:11
Pretty strange that nV under performs so massively. They have the firepower of a top 10 team but obviously something is missing. I have huge respect for Happy, one of few IGLs thats also really good individually and has proven himself before, but this isnt working and maybe the only way to bring something out of the talent in the lineup is a total IGL and playstyle change. Who in france could take over hos role atm?
2018-05-11 17:27
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