ENCE qualify for ESL One Cologne over Spirit
ENCE have booked their spot at ESL One Cologne after beating Spirit 2-0 in the grand final of GG.BET Majestic, held in Moscow.
ENCE and Spirit met in the grand final of GG.BET Majestic after leaving behind ALTERNATE aTTaX and AVANGAR in the previous stages of the LAN qualifier, which had a $25,000 prize pool and gave a spot at ESL One Cologne.
The grand final started on Mirage, ENCE's map pick, with Spirit winning their T-side pistol. The Finnish team did not let them follow that up, however, and immediately countered the Russians to take control of proceedings.
Spirit then won the first gun round thanks to a 2v5 clutch from Dmitry "S0tF1k" Forostyanko and Viktor "somedieyoung" Orudjev, but ENCE remained in the driving seat, losing only one more round before finishing off the map with a dominant 16-3 score.
Spirit did not want to back down and began their map pick, Cache, on the right foot, securing a quick 5-0 lead after prevailing in their T-side pistol.
The Finns responded vigorously in the second half, losing just the first gun round before equalizing the score at 12-12. And even though Spirit got back to life and went on to hit map-point without response, ENCE managed to take it to overtime.
Spirit also had the upper hand at the start of overtime, but the Finnish squad remained calm and collected to close out the map, 22-18, and clinch their spot in Cologne.
K - D
Vadim 'DavCost' VasilyevDavCost
45 - 44
Viktor 'somedieyoung' Orudjevsomedieyoung
36 - 51
Dmitriy 'Dima' BandurkaDima
41 - 50
Pavel 'COLDYY1' VeklenkoCOLDYY1
39 - 42
Dmitry 'S0tF1k' ForostyankoS0tF1k
30 - 44
GG.BET Majestic - ESL One Cologne Qualifier final standings
ESL One Cologne 2018 will run on July 3-8, with 16 teams battling it out for a share of the $300,000 prize pool. The team list for the event looks as follows: