3DMAX and Virtus.pro to ESEA MDL Grand Finals and Global Challenge LAN

The top two teams in this season's ESEA MDL Europe have been found, 3DMAX and Virtus.pro. They will play the ESEA MDL Season 29 Grand Finals as well as the Global Challenge LAN.

Epsilon and 3DMAX were both underdogs in their ESEA MDL Season 29 quarter-final match, where they beat OpTic and ENCE, respectively. Their semi-final bout was a three-map ordeal, which started out on Overpass, Epsilon’s map pick. The European combine were able to win it, 16-13, to take the early lead in the series.

Davidp & co. will have a shot at making ESL Pro League

The second map, 3DMAX’s pick, went the way of the French-Belgian side, as they were able to win Dust2, 16-11, to even out the series and take it to the decider, Inferno. After an impressive 11-4 half on the Terrorist side, 3DMAX were able to close the match out despite a late comeback attempt by Epsilon, sealing their pass to the Global Challenge LAN.

Matchpage
1
2
14th November 2018
16
Overpass
13
11
Dust2
16
13
Inferno
16
 Epsilon K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United Kingdom Kia 'Surreal' ManSurreal 69 - 54 +15 92.8 1.38
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' BremerblameF 66 - 47 +19 81.0 1.24
Netherlands Joey 'CRUC1AL' SteuselCRUC1AL 54 - 58 -4 65.8 0.96
United Kingdom Aaron 'frei' Freifrei 40 - 52 -12 61.0 0.91
Sweden Daniel 'djL' NarancicdjL 37 - 53 -16 54.2 0.84
 3DMAX K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 67 - 53 +14 84.2 1.20
France Bryan 'Maka' CandaMaka 57 - 54 +3 76.1 1.11
France Gaëtan 'JiNKZ' JaminJiNKZ 45 - 50 -5 61.3 0.97
France Lucas 'Lucky' ChastangLucky 50 - 57 -7 71.7 0.96
Belgium David 'Davidp' PrinsDavidp 45 - 53 -8 57.7 0.86

The second semi-final was a Polish derby, featuring Virtus.pro and Kinguin going head to head for a spot at the Global Challenge LAN. The first map on the dock was Mirage, Virtus.pro’s pick. After a 6-9 half on the attacking side, Virtus.pro were able to close it out to take the lead into Kinguin’s pick, Nuke. The first half of the second map went the way of Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas & co., who were then able to convert the second half, 16-5, to push it to the decider.

Virtus.pro will be present at this season's Global Challenge LAN

Cache then started going the way of Virtus.pro, who won the first half 10-5 and then took the second pistol round to make it 12-5. After increasing the lead to 14-5, Virtus.pro lost several rounds in a row as Kinguin tried to bring it back, but they were eventually able to close it in the last round, 16-14, qualifying for this season’s Global Challenge LAN.

Matchpage
1
2
14th November 2018
11
Mirage
16
16
Nuke
5
14
Cache
16
 Kinguin K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Jacek 'MINISE' JeziakMINISE 76 - 47 +29 90.1 1.42
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowiczrallen 55 - 58 -3 91.2 1.12
Poland Paweł 'reatz' Jańczakreatz 43 - 51 -8 58.9 0.93
Poland Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewskimouz 47 - 51 -4 64.2 0.92
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 43 - 56 -13 62.8 0.88
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Michał 'snatchie' Rudzkisnatchie 64 - 53 +11 88.7 1.26
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 58 - 52 +6 78.2 1.11
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 60 - 56 +4 82.9 1.10
Poland Michał 'MICHU' MüllerMICHU 38 - 52 -14 68.6 0.86
Poland Piotr 'morelz' Taterkamorelz 42 - 51 -9 60.7 0.85

The two teams will now play on LAN for a spot in the next season of ESL Pro League, while the current team list and slot allocation for the Global Challenge LAN is the following:

France 3DMAX
Europe EU Premier #3
North America NA Premier #2
Australia Grayhound
Poland Virtus.pro
North America NA Premier #1
North America NA Premier #3
Brazil BR Open #1
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1789
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Good luck!
2018-11-15 00:18
poor kinguin
2018-11-15 00:22
More like poor MINISE, he pulled off S1mple stats vs VP
2018-11-15 03:52
#49
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Austria ElGerda 
+1
2018-11-15 07:14
#60
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World Vidua 
If it wasn't for minise it would have been 2:0, and a dominating one. He stopped any chance of a comeback on nuke.
2018-11-15 10:10
ENCE died for this
2018-11-15 00:18
#13
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Brazil stewArt1 
cry more finnish fagg
2018-11-15 00:25
lol name me one brazilian pro player? hahah cant.
2018-11-15 00:33
Aspx
2018-11-15 00:50
#56
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France BoM_ 
Coldzero and Tarik
2018-11-15 08:37
Stfu
2018-11-16 15:35
VP lol
2018-11-15 00:19
#5
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
VP LUL
2018-11-15 00:19
#6
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Poland Shlatter 
ez
2018-11-15 00:19
The plow will charge again
2018-11-15 00:59
So ez 4 JackZ
2018-11-15 00:20
#9
Vegi | 
Poland Alone01 
Poor Minise
2018-11-15 00:23
#10
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Poland PiterixXx 
VP <3
2018-11-15 00:24
LETS GO VP
2018-11-15 00:25
#12
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Brazil S3bjastjan 
VP is back to Esl Pro League Season 9 PogChamp !!!! <3
2018-11-15 00:25
They aren´t yet, they only qualified for MDL Lan finals in which they will play for Pro league spots
2018-11-15 00:35
#58
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Bulgaria coolmen1 
And if they don't, they go to relegation where they beat noob teams like fnatic and NiP
2018-11-15 09:17
I mean, they can do that but based on their form i woudn't bet on that
2018-11-15 09:48
Fnatic wont lose, their form on lan was great @ Chicago, I doubt they will be relegated
2018-11-16 15:36
#14
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Slovakia S1W0 
wait vp only has to play against 3dmax or against all teams on Lan
2018-11-15 00:25
#23
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Poland Kobel_ 
To qualify for Pro League - only 3DMax (assuming they'll win, If they don't they'll face the #3 Europe MDL team and 2 teams from this season of Pro League in Relegations) Global Challenge is a separate tournament, just for money
2018-11-15 00:50
#55
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Slovakia S1W0 
Okay ty
2018-11-15 08:24
#15
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France cedd 
lul ence and ldlc [*] omegalul two more seasons of MDL for you guys !!
2018-11-15 00:29
#25
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
LDLC got robbed by having to play jetlagged, as they had to play the same day they got back from Chicago. ESEA didn't want to reschedule the match which kinda sucks
2018-11-15 00:56
Robbed lol With the jetlag they managed to go quarters on iem.
2018-11-15 07:39
#63
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
I think in IEM they did atleast get a night's sleep, no? This time they had to play on the same day. Just look at ECS the day after, when they actually got some rest. They 2-0'd them
2018-11-15 13:10
#34
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Poland Lukovsky 
Why two? Can't they qualify from the next season?
2018-11-15 01:27
#37
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France cedd 
usually for every season of EPL there are 2 seasons of MDL
2018-11-15 02:01
#38
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Poland Lukovsky 
thank you for the info
2018-11-15 02:03
#39
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France cedd 
I actually just checked ESEA. It looks like the pattern is 2 seasons of EPL then one off season. So next season there should be also EPL, but the one after there will not be. So my first post looks to be wrong, ence and ldlc will have a chance next season.
2018-11-15 02:06
#41
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Poland Lukovsky 
Thanks again for your replay. I just remembered there was no EPL promotion last season, so your info should be correct. Cheers!
2018-11-15 02:30
nice no more virtus premier
2018-11-15 00:32
#43
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France cedd 
they have to beat NiP or fnatic in relegation matches to make it to EPL
2018-11-15 02:46
They just need to beat 3Dmax i think.
2018-11-15 07:06
NEO washed up "pro"
2018-11-15 00:32
#62
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Finland Vkims 
Neo will play in EPL. How about you?
2018-11-15 10:47
Good for scream and hadji
2018-11-15 00:38
#21
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Spain Silber_ 
Pasha not bottomfragging ez
2018-11-15 00:40
#46
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United States EmperorTrump 
But TaZ is. Expected.
2018-11-15 05:52
#24
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Brazil Beckermonster 
ENCE AND LDLC TOP 15 TEAMS AND VP OUT OF 30 nice joke LUL pepsilon > ence and ldlc fluke iem
2018-11-15 00:56
#26
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
LDLC had to play jetlagged
2018-11-15 00:56
#27
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Brazil Beckermonster 
see ya more 2 seasons of mdl xddddddddd
2018-11-15 00:57
#28
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
I'm fine with it lol
2018-11-15 00:57
#29
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Brazil Beckermonster 
but it's funny bro sorry
2018-11-15 00:58
#31
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
It's allright lol
2018-11-15 00:59
#50
Twistzz | 
Poland XowXot 
Hahahaha
2018-11-15 07:15
#32
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Poland Ryunar 
neo and pasha not bottom fragging x)
2018-11-15 01:03
#33
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Europe chespiZ 
+29 imba
2018-11-15 01:07
Jackz looking great for G2 already 7u7
2018-11-15 01:36
VP ERA starts here
2018-11-15 01:57
Why are there an equal amount of slots for EU and NA? It bothers me so much. Reduce the amount of NA slots. If NA MDL hasn't improved with 20+ seasons of equal LAN finals slots, fuck them. Give it to a region that deserves it (Brazil or Australia). The amount of cancer in the scene I can't be bothered to watch them get ass fucked by all these EU teams that really give a fuck about being good
2018-11-15 02:06
#42
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Myanmar xdcc 
It's different for EPL (NA 12 - 6 finals, EU 14 - 7 finals) but they could easily add more slots to EU if the same level was kept across. There are Brazil and Australian teams taking NA spots now though. In finals Renegades, INTZ, MiBR.
2018-11-15 02:44
I'm talking only about MDL. NA pro league is good enough imo. MDL is a cultural shit show though
2018-11-15 02:57
#48
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World taco__ 
VP back in league just to get rekt again. Ez money.
2018-11-15 07:07
#52
Aleksib | 
Denmark megz 
BlameF is such a beast.
2018-11-15 08:07
I CALLED IT!
2018-11-15 08:16
#54
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Poland MRX1812 
Virtus.Plow coming back again <3
2018-11-15 08:16
#57
LOGAN | 
France Typex06 
3Dmax will burst VP and moreover they will not pass the dams
2018-11-15 08:55
#61
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Finland Vkims 
Playing in lan for a spot in online league? Good logic
2018-11-15 10:46
#64
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Russia toYOtaOG1 
gl vp
2018-11-15 13:58
i hope VP win this match, GO VP!
2018-11-15 15:11
#66
NEO | 
Macedonia ElGancho 
When will 1st place decider be played
2018-11-15 16:19
#67
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Australia |bruh| 
ez for grayhound
2018-11-15 22:37
sup motherfuckers! heres dick stacy
2018-11-18 12:11
can someoone tell when the game going to start?
2018-11-18 12:12
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