ESL India announces rematch for Premiership Fall Finals*

flam3zcsgo
October 25th, 2018 10:44

ESL India and Nodwin Gaming have revealed that the grand final of the Premiership Fall Finals will be replayed between 2ez and Slaughter Rage Army, with the winner replacing OpTic India at ESL Pro League S8 Asia.

The official announcement from the Indian organisers takes place a day after Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) banned former OpTic India member Nikhil "forsaken" Kumawat for five years for cheating from all ESL, Nodwin Gaming and ESIC-partnered events until October 25th, 2023.

ESL India confirmed on Monday that the company found the exact same cheat software in forsaken's solid state drive (SSD), which was used during the ESL India Premiership 2018 Fall Finals (Oct 13-14). OpTic India went on to secure the title after defeating 2ez and Slaughter Rage Army in the semis and grand final, respectively.

OpTic India loses their ESL Pro League Asia slot

ESL India have come to a final decision with ESL Global and confirmed that a rematch will be played between 2ez (losing semi-finalists to OpTic India) and Slaughter Rage Army (losing grand finalist to OpTic India).

The best-of-three rematch will take place online on Sunday, October 28th at 10:30. The winner will earn the right to represent India at the ESL Pro League Season 8 Asia playoffs (dates to be confirmed).

*Update: Contacted by HLTV.org, Product Head of ESL India Premiership at Nodwin Gaming Aditya "Ad1" Shah confirmed that both teams will be playing the match online from internet cafes, where ESL India will be sending out admins to oversee them.

India Nikhil 'forsaken' Kumawat
Nikhil 'forsaken' Kumawat
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.31
Maps played:
27
KPR:
0.89
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.09
#1
forsaken | 
Russia H423zZ 
match of the year
2018-10-25 10:48
#12
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India Cutlass 
kek
2018-10-25 10:46
Fast fingers
2018-10-25 10:55
#50
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India Nishantking1 
Expected.
2018-10-25 11:28
Yes
2018-10-25 11:29
yeah
2018-10-25 17:05
#2
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Israel altandi 
good
2018-10-25 10:45
ez for mibr
2018-10-25 10:47
#24
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Israel altandi 
ez for undercover forsaken
2018-10-25 10:52
whats the new alias of goat
2018-10-25 12:41
#100
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Germany beerbear 
imdefinitelynotforsaken
2018-10-25 15:46
#130
gob b | 
Germany miinus 
foreskin
2018-10-26 12:10
#46
shox | 
India iejesus 
16-0 beach
2018-10-25 11:13
#3
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United Kingdom arsehole 
gg
2018-10-25 10:45
#4
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Australia lyt3x 
nice
2018-10-25 10:45
#5
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Lithuania SH4NKER 
nice
2018-10-25 10:45
#6
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Sweden skagge 
cool
2018-10-25 10:45
Waste of time scene is dead
2018-10-25 10:45
If marzil and antidote don't join any of these teams, it definitely is
2018-10-25 10:58
Bro i dont agree with you Why spoil other teams? I mean i agree they are pretty good players. As i recall there was scene where people were breaking teams to create OP team resulting in those teams without players.
2018-10-25 11:04
#91
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United Kingdom Shoomus 
should've let the rest of the old optic india roster play i bet they could've got a standin and totally destroyed the other teams not fair to punish forsaken's teammates for his crime big sad
2018-10-25 14:55
#104
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United States CallMeNahum 
Yeah his teammates didn't know he was using the most blatant cheats in history, sure thing
2018-10-25 16:13
#49
Xyp9x | 
Denmark greenhz 
im surprised that you Indian is not a fan of Forsaken, he's God from India
2018-10-25 11:19
oOOoooOo forsaken legend
2018-10-25 11:36
Never was, the guy looked like a cretin from day 1, and anyone who held a voice in the community knew that there was something wrong and his history even reflected our opinions, but alas, optic didn't listen and just wanted a 'superstar'.
2018-10-25 17:48
#8
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Spain IVakintosh 
fair
2018-10-25 10:45
#9
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India Fukuforsaken 
Deserved...
2018-10-25 10:46
#10
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Belgium HeHuang 
Lol
2018-10-25 10:46
Nice.
2018-10-25 10:46
good
2018-10-25 10:46
#14
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Russia Autistkek 
First
2018-10-25 10:46
#17
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India Jan7Y 
nt
2018-10-25 10:47
#44
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Germany Danzou 
dont talk india u have no rights
2018-10-25 11:11
#47
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India Jan7Y 
lol
2018-10-25 11:17
+1
2018-10-25 11:41
thats not nice
2018-10-25 13:38
That's rude. Not necessary at all
2018-10-25 14:56
#93
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Germany Danzou 
haha idc indians no ppl for me
2018-10-25 15:08
If they are no ppl for you and if you don't care, why do you reply to their comments? #44 lol It means you care too much about them
2018-10-25 15:13
you're trying to be funny, but it's embarrassing, please stop
2018-10-25 17:27
#126
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Germany Danzou 
+1 my friend
2018-10-26 10:05
#16
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Germany zeolikk 
POGGERS good job by them
2018-10-25 10:47
#18
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Brazil ZerongBr 
Not 1# ;-;
2018-10-25 10:48
#19
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United Kingdom Xradas185 
any sort of cheating or game fixing should result in a perma ban for life.
2018-10-25 10:48
#67
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Czech Republic realProkda 
cheating yes, match-fixing no
2018-10-25 12:13
Why no? If this is stated clearly that it is penalty then I don't see reason not to punish for life or at least 5 years. IBP is different case because at that time consequences were not that obvious for those involved.
2018-10-25 12:29
#131
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United Kingdom Xradas185 
why match fixing shouldn't be a bannable offense?
2018-10-26 14:36
#137
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Czech Republic realProkda 
not a lifetime ban for matchfixing, am I communicating so badly? :/
2018-10-26 17:37
#140
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United Kingdom Xradas185 
ah life ban got you my friend. still, match fixing ruins the game for everyone one... it's just as bad
2018-10-29 21:14
Pakistani agents at work again.
2018-10-25 10:48
Fake flagger lmao
2018-10-25 10:54
Nt Pakistani fake flagger. vittu sä oot homo.
2018-10-25 10:58
#132
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United Kingdom Xradas185 
no his 100% fish
2018-10-26 14:37
Shh lemme bomb Afghanistan..
2018-10-26 15:06
omg lul
2018-10-25 10:48
Game of the year.
2018-10-25 10:48
#23
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CIS sergioff 
rekt
2018-10-25 10:51
Justice will be served. All the best to both the teams, hope they learn something and perform well in ESL Pro League SEA.
2018-10-25 10:53
#26
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Belarus m4tr 
Nice
2018-10-25 10:53
nice move from UK citizens
2018-10-25 10:54
n1
2018-10-25 10:54
After this match ESL should leave India
2018-10-25 10:54
#31
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Denmark DanishDelight 
Good luck to both
2018-10-25 10:54
#32
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Finland lasarus 
Got banned for three days India cs ded men
2018-10-25 10:55
#34
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CIS eddie42 
"ESL India" - such a joke
2018-10-25 10:57
#37
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Denmark RealPissant 
How do they retroactively find it on his harddrive, do they keep a complete copy of a harddrive or something?
2018-10-25 10:59
Gaming house pc i guess
2018-10-25 12:07
Before the matches they ask the players to put their configs in the SSD which will be used in their PCs for the matches. They checked the same SSD used by forsaken in that particular tournament.
2018-10-25 14:22
#133
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United Kingdom Xradas185 
quite easy monitoring processes on a PC tbh.
2018-10-26 14:38
gg
2018-10-25 11:02
cool
2018-10-25 11:05
#41
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France Moutono 
Nice 👍
2018-10-25 11:09
#42
NBK- | 
France _NBK_ 
Ez4Forsaken, da legend from Optic India !
2018-10-25 11:10
#43
nexa | 
Lithuania Movie2k 
Pentagon, hexagon, octagon, forsakencareergon
2018-10-25 11:10
#45
shox | 
India iejesus 
Lets Fucking Go Boys
2018-10-25 11:12
Good job
2018-10-25 11:17
nice
2018-10-25 11:37
This is some nice justice
2018-10-25 11:40
#56
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India stiwa5k 
Ez for aflekx and SRA
2018-10-25 11:42
#57
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Korea Hunyango 
just ban CSGO INDIA
2018-10-25 11:46
+1
2018-10-25 11:47
forsakeNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
2018-10-25 11:55
god
2018-10-25 12:01
+1
2018-10-25 12:18
#60
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United States gtmaniacmda 
they found Microsoft Word on his home PC, ez VAC
2018-10-25 11:56
INTERNET CAFES OMEGALUL
2018-10-25 11:59
#64
Monkey | 
African Union ramrod 
expected in India
2018-10-25 12:02
#71
allu | 
India INDIANGUY 
Lmao you have no idea how good tier 1 cafes are in India
2018-10-25 12:18
hmm
2018-10-25 12:22
Yeah we've seen how good they are at the Indian Gaming Carnival LOL
2018-10-25 16:57
That was a joke Things have changed since
2018-10-25 16:57
Bringing back 2012 expected from you know who
2018-10-25 18:10
#122
Monkey | 
African Union ramrod 
AHAHAHAHAHA +1
2018-10-26 04:13
2018-10-25 12:20
Indians are shit at this game why can't they accept it and move on
2018-10-25 12:01
#65
suNny | 
Vietnam Oida 
Respect
2018-10-25 12:03
#68
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Brazil cadik 
just ban CSGO INDIA
2018-10-25 12:13
Best Indian team < top500 EU team btw
2018-10-25 12:17
"Online" lul
2018-10-25 12:29
Online from internet cafes? Why?!
2018-10-25 12:30
#78
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Poland halucyn0 
internet cafes? what year is it?
2018-10-25 12:46
Mumbai has some tier 1 gaming cafes.
2018-10-25 12:49
200x better than the second pic dude you have no idea
2018-10-25 18:08
Been to Korea, and actually playing in one of these pc bangs with group of people or even solo is way more fun than playing at home. They have some sick setups there, and u can order food/drinks... without moving your ass hahaha. You would be surprised how many people come to play there. I ended up playing with 9 more local guys, continously mixing teams for 5-6 hours. Its something we would never do in europe and it was actually really fun. Try it before you call it off...
2018-10-26 08:03
#123
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United States TriHardSeven 
Internet Cafes are great, just look at South Korea they have some of the best Internet Cafes and they're godly in esports (besides cs)
2018-10-26 04:21
#79
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Japan Watazini 
online from internet cafes hahaha best final
2018-10-25 12:49
playing from internet cafes lulw
2018-10-25 13:06
better than nothing lovely
2018-10-25 13:06
#Forsaken lol they really want to lay it on him
2018-10-25 13:26
InDIAN CSGO LUL
2018-10-25 14:26
ez forsaken
2018-10-25 14:52
ez forsaken MVP
2018-10-25 14:55
#94
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
lmao
2018-10-25 15:10
nice forsaken, best move ever for the indian cs scene
2018-10-25 15:20
Ex optic players were better than these two teams. forsaken ruined their career.
2018-10-25 15:24
One of the great decision in csgo history
2018-10-25 15:27
Maybe the winner will replace optic India's spot in esl pro league asia season 8
2018-10-25 15:29
#101
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Netherlands Njit 
ESL India announces tournament 2
2018-10-25 15:55
#102
suNny | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
nice
2018-10-25 15:58
LUL
2018-10-25 16:01
#105
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Canada PwnNewb 
GREAT MOVE! I know it sucks it happened, but at least this will make there a non cheating champion and help to legitimize Indian CS which has a lot of potential down the road. But for now it has a black eye, and this is a step in the right direction!
2018-10-25 16:50
excel.exe
2018-10-25 17:04
Rematch at Starbucks Mumbai!
2018-10-25 17:07
there is no shitty Starbucks in India u have not seen the internet cafes in India they are awesome
2018-10-26 04:23
2ez 4 2ez
2018-10-25 17:12
One guy can make the difference and destroy the scene and a dream indian team...
2018-10-25 17:23
#115
f0rest | 
Sweden ZEDENy 
VAC ForsenAken
2018-10-25 17:30
#117
FalleN | 
Brazil Feio91 
nice, deserved
2018-10-25 17:51
Dudes don't realise how good tier 1 cafes are in India Better than these EU/Na players play from at home or gaming house
2018-10-25 18:09
Only 5 years? the guy had been vac'd before & blammed it on account Trading & got that reduced from 2y to 6m, then he kept on cheating after that ban expired, hes had enough chances. Fuck him
2018-10-25 23:29
#139
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Pakistan Falconel 
+1
2018-10-27 13:11
ESL F0RSAKEN
2018-10-26 10:34
#128
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India cap7ainskull 
where the fuck is it even streaming on
2018-10-26 11:13
ESL India should be ashamed that they do not have proper software or proper admins which / who will detect cheats
2018-10-26 11:39
#134
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Brazil GoldZera 
I don't know why he was banned for only 5 years as he was previously banned for having a vac banned account and for account trade
2018-10-26 14:41
#135
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Brazil GoldZera 
their anti-cheat didn't pick shit
2018-10-26 14:41
#138
Dosia | 
Iran ahmaden 
Any detail on the cheat ? What cheat it was specificly ? Aim regarding cheat ? Or only some sort of wallhack ? Btw I checked some his demos , imo he is not even pro , so many mistakes in timing etc...
2018-10-27 00:37
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