Rogue, Kinguin earn final spots in ESL Pro League Season 9

martiicsgo
December 7th, 2018 07:12

Rogue defeated Singularity 2-0 to guarantee their place in ESL Pro League Season 9 while a three-map series rematch between Virtus.pro and Kinguin saw Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas & co. do the same in the European division.

The consolidation final between Rogue & Singularity kicked off on Mirage, where Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen led his squad with an impressive 2.14 rating in the commanding 16-7 map victory over Victor "food" Wong & comapny's map pick.

MSL's Rogue remain in ESL Pro League

The series then moved on to Overpass. Rogue got off to a smooth start winning the T pistol and the following anti-ecos, but were stopped in their tracks as Singularity fired all cylinders on their CT-side, taking the first half lead 10-5.

However, the second half was a much different story, as Rogue only allowed three rounds against them, winning eleven on their CT-side to close the map 16-13 and series 2-0 to earn their spot in Season 9.

 Singularity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Victor 'food' Wongfood 36 - 44 -8 91.8 0.99
United States Cameron 'hydrex' Kernhydrex 30 - 37 -7 73.5 0.96
United States Ryan 'ryann' Welshryann 34 - 42 -8 70.8 0.96
United States Josh 'oSee' OhmoSee 34 - 35 -1 64.8 0.90
United States Anthony 'vanity' Malaspinavanity 28 - 40 -12 65.5 0.84
 Rogue K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 53 - 31 +22 106.3 1.58
United States Daniel 'vice' Kimvice 48 - 30 +18 88.6 1.33
United States Hunter 'SicK' MimsSicK 41 - 32 +9 86.6 1.27
Canada Michael 'Uber' StapellsUber 36 - 38 -2 79.4 1.01
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 20 - 33 -13 49.6 0.79

In the European division, Kinguin and Virtus.pro kicked off their upper bracket semi-final rematch on Train, where Piotr "morelz" Taterka and Michał "snatchie" Rudzki dominated both halves to take the 16-5 map victory and series lead. Moving on to Mirage, Kinguin kept their composure after securing the 9-6 half, winning the remaining four rounds as CTs in the second half to even the series 1-1.

The series then came down to Nuke. Kinguin got the edge winning the CT pistol, but could not secure the following anti-ecos, as Virtus.pro went on to win the next six out of seven rounds to make it 6-2. From there, TaZ & co. tightened their defenses, winning seven straight to take the 9-6 lead at halftime.

TaZ defeats his former team to earn their place in Pro League

The second half was much like the first, as Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski and his men rallied back after their second pistol loss, stamping six on the board (12-10). In the end, Kinguin showed no remorse, closing out the series 2-1 with six of their own, claiming the map, 16-12 and locking their place in ESL Pro League Season 9.

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Train
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Mirage
16
12
Nuke
16
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Michał 'snatchie' Rudzkisnatchie 69 - 47 +22 89.3 1.34
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 54 - 54 0 69.6 1.01
Poland Michał 'MICHU' MüllerMICHU 52 - 52 0 70.3 0.99
Poland Piotr 'morelz' Taterkamorelz 40 - 50 -10 67.6 0.89
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 32 - 49 -17 58.6 0.83
 Kinguin K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewskimouz 63 - 50 +13 84.8 1.19
Poland Paweł 'reatz' Jańczakreatz 56 - 47 +9 76.0 1.16
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowiczrallen 46 - 52 -6 74.4 1.02
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 42 - 48 -6 68.3 0.95
Poland Jacek 'MINISE' JeziakMINISE 45 - 51 -6 63.9 0.93

Below you can find the current team list for ESL Pro League Season 9 in Europe and North America:

Europe

North America

Poland Piotr 'morelz' Taterka
Piotr 'morelz' Taterka
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
703
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
United States Victor 'food' Wong
Victor 'food' Wong
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
226
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1614
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Poland Michał 'snatchie' Rudzki
Michał 'snatchie' Rudzki
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
622
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.09
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1407
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.16
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1567
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
ok
2018-12-07 07:12
#4
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Nepal TYZ4 
KingWIN >>> VP TaZ GOAT
2018-12-07 07:13
#9
max | 
Sweden Unluko 
Vp :(
2018-12-07 07:17
Esea still hasn't learned that you have to physically place vp in pro league and you can't rely on them to qualify. Funny how they talk about expanding the league for the player when in NA it's been 12 spots forever. How do you get better teams in NA? You have them play the better teams to get better instead we get NV taking up a spot an up and coming hungry team can have.
2018-12-07 11:16
#38
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Georgia Satan_p 
so easy to qualify to NA and even qualify from NA =))
2018-12-07 11:25
#47
sergej | 
Finland KentNT 
Bravado need a Spot
2018-12-07 12:35
#69
ScreaM | 
Canada Lokomo 
+1
2018-12-07 22:52
#2
Snax | 
Asia Snax10 
What?
2018-12-07 07:13
#54
Twistzz | 
United States Mik_ 
VP on MDL once again
2018-12-07 14:15
#3
cajunb | 
CIS spk13 
RIP VP
2018-12-07 07:13
#5
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Poland Axer85 
Wrong match LUL
2018-12-07 07:14
#6
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Europe KRiSEF 
virtus.mdl :)
2018-12-07 07:14
#7
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Germany nilssonxdd 
Lululul rip vp
2018-12-07 07:15
#8
oskar | 
Czech Republic PlaSSma 
Whaaat VP?!
2018-12-07 07:16
#10
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United States jaeger_steam 
Wrong polish match linked. Also, rip polish scene...
2018-12-07 07:17
T A Z W A S T H E P R O B L E M
2018-12-07 07:20
#45
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Nepal TYZ4 
4HEAD
2018-12-07 12:13
#12
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United States Merk0 
And back to virtus.premier they go :( also Taz got payback xD
2018-12-07 07:23
#13
device | 
India lyncix 
Why Cloud9 is allowed to play in NA?
2018-12-07 07:25
Because they have an NA ESL Pro League Spot. Why wouldn't they be allowed to play in NA? Renegades plays in NA, so does MIBR, both are not majority NA Players.
2018-12-07 07:38
#65
device | 
India lyncix 
Ik. My question includes them too. Weird.
2018-12-07 18:31
#18
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Germany Gabbah 
Because fack logic
2018-12-07 07:39
#66
device | 
India lyncix 
LUL
2018-12-07 18:31
OpTic played in NA Pro League too, with a full danish team.
2018-12-08 10:04
#73
device | 
India lyncix 
true. Logic <3
2018-12-08 14:14
2018-12-07 07:27
you gotta love him! great sports guy :)
2018-12-07 08:54
Why is he crying tho?
2018-12-07 15:23
Theres.no hope for vp with polish squad anymore.they should builld international team thats embarassing for the org
2018-12-07 07:36
#17
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Europe trey_ 
vp xDdd
2018-12-07 07:38
Pretty funny that Taz gets revenge on his old team. They need to do something about Neo, he is consistently bottom fragging in this team. Maybe they could bring back Snax, and bench Neo or something.
2018-12-07 07:39
#58
byali | 
Poland JPKson 
You're right. Neo plays so bad and in my opinion TOAO, who was benched in AGO, will be the best option to switch in IGL in VP. About Snax, I don't think so he want back to VP. He will fight for bigger team but it's only my opinion about his situation.
2018-12-07 14:39
#20
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Indonesia Speartuna 
Big man TaZ
2018-12-07 07:46
How on earth can the difference between MSL and Hiko be that large? Is Hiko the new Aizy?
2018-12-07 08:11
#28
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Europe _jUNGLE 
Nah, aizy is still capable to show up sometimes. Hiko... Why are you still a pro? Go OldGuysClub!
2018-12-07 09:05
hltv.org/stats/matches/mapstatsid/78758/.. its just one series man. both of them have been playing pretty well in this roster, with a few off games
2018-12-07 11:56
okay, I just never like to see such extreme drop off
2018-12-07 13:15
#22
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China randomnolife 
nice vp Virtus.Premier again
2018-12-07 08:22
TaZ>NEO confirmed
2018-12-07 08:37
snatchie vp it was kurwa mistake
2018-12-07 08:45
TaZ in EPL VP in MDL S30 AHAHAHA LMAO
2018-12-07 08:54
NEO is so bad lmao
2018-12-07 08:58
#29
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
jeez VP, what a nightmare. hope NEO and pasha will retire by the end of 2018. they have to stop to destroying and damaging their status and public image.
2018-12-07 09:10
#30
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Norway Phancy11 
It probably will happen if they don't qualify to minor next week
2018-12-07 09:20
#40
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
Neo is the worst pasha is ok
2018-12-07 11:30
VP to create an international team: - s1mple - electronic - magisk - NiKo - sunny
2018-12-07 09:26
5 mil to buyouts And no igl
2018-12-07 09:56
niko can igl
2018-12-07 10:46
#35
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Finland Vkims 
Can he? If you really think about it, can he actually?
2018-12-07 11:00
#46
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United Kingdom XNL 
In what logical world would Magisk leave Astralis?
2018-12-07 12:28
this is obviously bait xD
2018-12-07 14:47
the same that made kjaerby leave, money.
2018-12-07 17:26
vp disband
2018-12-07 10:15
#36
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Finland Vkims 
Legendary IGLs secure theur places in EPL, congrats or both Taz and MSL
2018-12-07 11:01
#39
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
Gj rogue :) cool for taz to beat the virtus.semipro
2018-12-07 11:29
Virtus.premier
2018-12-07 11:35
#43
RasE | 
Australia sini_ 
my boy Rickeh!!
2018-12-07 12:06
#44
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Poland LilDilben 
Na farcie kurwy słabe tylko Vp i tak odpadniecie
2018-12-07 12:10
Vp the best team in the world... having 3 chanches to qualify for Pro League they dont win one game .... they beat Kinguin twice 2-0 they cant beat it when it matters.... Credits to TaZ team showing that he wasnt the problem
2018-12-07 12:37
Srsly neo, it is over, admit it.
2018-12-07 12:43
n1 Hiko Hiko is a Russian Dosia these days, no longer fragging, but still gets important shit done on the map and plays out of his experience...
2018-12-07 13:38
#52
HUNDEN | 
Denmark Absi 
King MSL does it again!!
2018-12-07 13:46
OMEGALUL VP DISBAND
2018-12-07 14:14
Neo... i love you but it's time to go. You're killing your own legend
2018-12-07 14:25
taz was right VP was left
2018-12-07 14:27
#57
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
NEO was middle
2018-12-07 14:35
#60
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Russia blueskii 
RIPpappa
2018-12-07 15:00
#62
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Awesome news! Both teams deserved it
2018-12-07 15:36
Can we have the same with the Mdl league? Cheers
2018-12-07 17:28
vp :C even pasza and snatchie showed up still no win:C after the 16-5 i was confident they would take it 2-0
2018-12-07 18:35
Good job boys
2018-12-07 18:49
#70
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Canada sessions_tv 
virtus.mdl - yikes. taz aiming for heads, byali not too far behind either. #stayfrostyvirtus
2018-12-08 01:57
#71
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Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
Virtus premier lul
2018-12-08 03:47
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