BIG and eUnited through to playoffs after first day of Global Challenge

The first day has come to an end with BIG and eUnited through to the playoffs while Swole Patrol is the first team out after losses to Spirit and Order.

After the ESL Pro League relegation in Leicester concluded yesterday, it is now time for the ESEA MDL Season 27 Global Challenge LAN, where teams from leagues across Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas are facing off with a prize pool of $50,000 on the line.

The day kicked off with BIG and Spirit winning their Group A openers against ORDER and Swole Patrol, respectively, followed by eUnited and Torqued beating YeaH! and Windigo in the Group B opening matches. 

BIG made it out of groups after two maps

With a 16-1 thrashing of Spirit on Overpass, BIG then became the first Group A team to make it to the playoffs. The German squad, playing with Nikola "LEGIJA" Ninić as it did during the ESL Pro League relegation matches due to the roster lock, was soon followed by eUnited who took a playoff spot in very different fashion, winning against Joshua "steel" Nissan’s Torqued in the thirtieth round, 16-14, on Nuke.

The last match of the day pitted ORDER and Swole Patrol in the Group A elimination match, which kicked off with the Australian team taking Nuke, Swole Patrol’s pick, 19-16, despite the American team  bringing it back from a 9-15 deficit all the way to overtime.

liazz was on fire with 106.7 ADR across both maps

ORDER then ensured their survival in the tournament and knocked their North American rivals out on the second map of the match, Cache, by an ample 16-3, therefore making Samuel "SileNt" Portillo and his team the first out of the competition in Leicester.

 ORDER K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 57 - 27 +30 106.7 1.61
Australia Alistair 'aliStair' JohnstonaliStair 44 - 30 +14 74.8 1.26
Australia Jordan 'Hatz' BajicHatz 37 - 35 +2 79.4 1.14
New Zealand Simon 'Sico' WilliamsSico 36 - 35 +1 80.3 1.10
Australia Chris 'emagine' Rowlandsemagine 39 - 36 +3 70.6 1.07
 Swole Patrol K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jordan 'Zellsis' MontemurroZellsis 40 - 44 -4 86.1 1.02
United States Samuel 'SileNt' PortilloSileNt 36 - 41 -5 69.9 0.92
United States Ryan 'ryann' Welshryann 31 - 43 -12 61.7 0.84
United States Austin 'Cooper-' AbadirCooper- 27 - 41 -14 60.1 0.74
United States Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadirfreakazoid 29 - 44 -15 61.1 0.72

United States Samuel 'SileNt' Portillo
Samuel 'SileNt' Portillo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
624
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.12
Germany Nikola 'LEGIJA' Ninić
Nikola 'LEGIJA' Ninić
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
850
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
438
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
#1
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Europe Dismal 
who
2018-05-11 21:58
#2
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United States josh2l 
+1
2018-05-11 21:59
#5
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
-1
2018-05-11 21:59
Expected
2018-05-11 22:00
+1 your -1 so 0
2018-05-11 22:13
0 +1
2018-05-12 05:14
#24
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Europe breweNje^ 
1 -1
2018-05-12 22:27
#4
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Yes
2018-05-11 21:59
Pls come shaakeh <3
2018-05-11 22:01
esskeetit
2018-05-11 21:59
#6
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Bulgaria nekzcs 
gj
2018-05-11 22:00
#9
Ireland TGC_ 
Ez 4 B1g
2018-05-11 22:03
smooya boi
2018-05-11 22:05
EZ 4 BIG ( British Italian Government )
2018-05-11 22:14
lmaoo
2018-05-11 22:28
#13
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Argentina Ilike 
harry potter playing Counterstrike
2018-05-11 22:15
#14
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Eunited has potential! good luck boys! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-05-11 22:22
Where is fucking SMOOGOD? COME ON!!!
2018-05-11 22:23
Nice one boiis
2018-05-11 22:28
EZ 4 BIG BANG THEORY FUNNIEST SHOW EVER
2018-05-11 22:31
Freakazoid sick as usual
2018-05-11 22:32
#20
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Vietnam the_hitman 
Go BiG 2018 the year
2018-05-11 23:49
#21
SPUNJ | 
Brazil FalKsCS 
AU CS OMEGALUL
2018-05-12 02:53
SWOLE Patrol got cheated out of their victory
2018-05-12 08:41
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