Kinguin defeat Epsilon 2-1; qualify for EPL Relegation and Global Challenge LAN

With a 2-1 victory over Epsilon (14-16 Overpass, 16-9 Train, 16-11 Cache), Kinguin secured a third-place finish in ESEA MDL S29 Europe.

The third-place decider started on Overpass, where Kinguin took a 5-0 lead straight off the bat. Epsilon broke into the site for the first time in the following round and got on their board, putting their foot down in the match. Off of that, the European mixture managed to bring the score down to a two-round deficit, 4-6, before Wiktor "⁠TaZ⁠" Wojtas and co. started firing back.

The Poles got every round before the end of the half, finishing the CT side 11-4 up, but Epsilon won the pistol and got off to a 6-0 start after the switch. With a start like that, Daniel "⁠djL⁠" Narancic and co. were in control of the economy and managed to utilize that to come back on the defensive side and win their map pick 16-14.

TaZ's team finish third in the European division of MDL

Kinguin looked much better on the T side of Train, their map pick, grabbing an 8-3 at the start, despite losing the pistol and the follow-up. In the next round, Aaron "⁠frei⁠" Frei went huge and locked down the Ivy push single-handedly, with three frags, but Karol "⁠rallen⁠" Rodowicz replied with a double entry to get his team back to winning ways.

With the half finishing 11-4 and Kinguin winning the pistol on the defensive side (13-4), the match was all but concluded. However, Epsilon started putting up a fight and got the score back to 13-9 before Paweł "⁠reatz⁠" Jańczak hindered their B push with a 3K, allowing the retake. From there, with the double AWP rolling, TaZ and co. closed out the map, 16-9.

On the decider, Cache, Kinguin looked in control as they went up 5-0 on the CT side, but a "Hero AK" on Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer combined with an A execute worked wonders and started a streak of rounds going Epsilon's way. The European team survived a scary anti-force and had Michael "⁠Crucial⁠" Bishop clutch a 1v2 to finally get into the lead, 6-5, but Kinguin still managed to finish the half with a minimal, 8-7 lead.

djL and frei, with two kills apiece, secured the second pistol for Epsilon, however, with rifles, and with Mikołaj "⁠mouz⁠" Karolewski being on-point, Kinguin quickly took control of the proceedings and started bullying the B site, round after round. Fighting match point (15-10), frei managed four kills on B to save Epsilon, but an A split worked out in the following round and Kinguin took the victory, 16-11.

With that, the series was concluded 2-1 in favor of the Poles, who qualified for ESEA MDL Global Challenge S29 LAN, as well as the ESL Pro League Relegation tournament.

Matchpage
1
2
15th November 2018
16
Overpass
14
9
Train
16
11
Cache
16
 Epsilon K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
55 - 50 +5 70.7 1.10
54 - 55 -1 65.3 0.98
54 - 57 -3 75.1 0.93
45 - 59 -14 65.4 0.87
44 - 59 -15 61.3 0.83
 Kinguin K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
69 - 46 +23 84.8 1.38
56 - 49 +7 72.4 1.14
57 - 51 +6 75.1 1.13
57 - 53 +4 78.2 1.11
39 - 53 -14 58.6 0.88

ESEA MDL S29 Global Challenge LAN's team list currently looks as follows:

Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
34
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1578
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
South Africa Michael 'Crucial' Bishop
Michael 'Crucial' Bishop
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.67
Maps played:
7
KPR:
0.47
DPR:
0.78
Poland Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1070
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
United Kingdom Aaron 'frei' Frei
Aaron 'frei' Frei
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
172
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1090
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
Poland Paweł 'reatz' Jańczak
Paweł 'reatz' Jańczak
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
792
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Daniel 'djL' Narancic
Daniel 'djL' Narancic
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
371
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
148
KPR:
0.83
DPR:
0.62
gg wp!
2018-11-16 00:13
1 reply
Welicky Czelowek Wiktor Wojtaz
2018-11-16 05:53
#2
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United States l1nkax
God taz
2018-11-16 00:13
gg
2018-11-16 00:13
Expexted
2018-11-16 00:14
#6
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Denmark DarkDude
When will be lan finals?
2018-11-16 00:16
5 replies
#8
fox | 
Portugal VAC69FOX
hi
2018-11-16 00:16
#10
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World Vidua
Half of December - nearly in a month
2018-11-16 00:20
2 replies
12 december starts minor quals i don think so
2018-11-16 00:25
1 reply
#21
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World Vidua
That's what Kubik from VP said in Facebook comments. Can't find it now.
2018-11-16 01:10
Hi babe
2018-11-16 00:20
On tier 3 level we bestest in the world
2018-11-16 00:16
#9
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Bulgaria TryGam3s
Taz's team...... Where is TaZ?! At the bottom.....
2018-11-16 00:17
2 replies
Zdr opitvam igri
2018-11-16 00:23
1 reply
#39
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Bulgaria TryGam3s
zdr naylone
2018-11-17 19:33
#12
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Poland Ryunar
2 indonesian teams PogChamp
2018-11-16 00:20
Well played, epsilon is in good form right now i remember when thay was week tier 4
2018-11-16 00:22
Rip epsilon :( good to see them playing better, but damn epl relegation was close...
2018-11-16 00:29
1 reply
Anyway they has zero chances to beat NiP or fnatic
2018-11-16 00:57
#17
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Spain 7VultuR
When is BlameF signing for a good team
2018-11-16 00:32
3 replies
Yeah optic should get him
2018-11-16 01:12
2 replies
This!
2018-11-16 10:33
#38
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Spain 7VultuR
+1
2018-11-16 14:11
King WIN
2018-11-16 00:32
#20
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Poland Kobel_
gz
2018-11-16 01:01
NICE
2018-11-16 01:48
TaZ washed up
2018-11-16 02:07
taz at the bottom as always
2018-11-16 06:57
GOD BlameF When will this superstar get a real shot at fame? Just imagine -dupreeh +blameF for astralis... now that would be an INSANE team
2018-11-16 07:29
4 replies
Duoreeh its best pkayer on astralis u mongoloid
2018-11-16 08:35
3 replies
Duoreeh, never heard of him
2018-11-16 09:18
2 replies
name checks out,get a life u stupid child
2018-11-16 11:32
1 reply
Jebaited eliminated
2018-11-16 12:21
<3
2018-11-16 08:35
#31
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France Azowel
wp :) huge domination by Kinguin, gg !
2018-11-16 08:42
#34
Coffee | 
Netherlands p2dr
Michael "Crucial" Bishop LUL n1 hltv
2018-11-16 11:19
#37
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Poland Apollo93
Nice
2018-11-16 13:37
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