3DMAX defeat Kinguin to win ESEA MDL Global Challenge

martiicsgo
December 10th, 2018 09:29

3DMAX won the ESEA MDL Season 29 Global Challenge after defeating Kinguin 2-1 in the grand final.

The final began on Nuke, Kinguin's map pick, where the Polish side got off to a blooming 5-0 start on their T-side. The Frenchmen of 3DMAX finally made some noise, winning their first of the half, off the back of David "Davidp" Prins' triple-kill with an automatic shotgun. This sparked a great run for the French side, who held off Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas's men for five straight, tying the game at 5-5.

A timeout called from the Poles was enough to get their wits together and retake the lead, in hopes to inspire their T-side, but it was to no avail: the remainder of the half was all about 3DMAX, who bagged four in a row to take a 9-6 lead at halftime.

In the second half, Kinguin were the first to strike, locking down the CT pistol, but they could not follow up with an anti-eco win, as 3DMAX hit back to reach double digits (10-7). The Poles fired back to reduce their deficit by two, but it would be the last round Kinguin would win as 3DMAX fired on all cylinders to secure six rounds that led to the 16-8 map victory.

3DMAX will take home the $18,000 first place prize

The series then landed on Cache. After losing their map pick, Kinguin once again got off to a blistering start, locking down the six initial rounds to kick off the first half as CTs. 3DMAX then put an end to the streak, with Audric "JaCkz" Jug & Lucas "Lucky" Chastang, G2's newest recruits, putting in most of the work.

The momentum from the round win put the French back on track, with the team continuing their march on the T-side, adding five more to their tally. The rest of the half was a highly-contested battle, with Kinguin managing to take the edge over 3DMAX as they closed out the half with an 8-7 score.

The second half saw 3DMAX swiftly take the CT pistol and the following anti-eco, but they were promptly stopped by an aggressive Kinguin squad. The Poles didn't look back as they thrashed 3DMAXs' defense, adding four more on the board to make it 13-9. 3DMAX weren't out of it just yet, as the French began to knock on Kinguin's lead winning three of the next four rounds, but, in the end, TaZ & co. would lock down the map, 16-12, forcing the decider.

Kinguin came up short on the decider Dust2

The series decider came down to Dust2. Right from the start, 3DMAX wasted no time on their CT side, giving the Poles no room to breathe with a perfect 6-0 start. Kinguin managed to snap the streak in the following round, but the French side continued their dominance, immediately countering every round win from their opponents to secure a 12-3 halftime lead.

The second half began with Kinguin securing the T pistol and the following anti-eco, before 3DMAX won their 13th round to force the CTs to save. With the game slipping away, TaZ called a timeout - a move that did not change the course of the game as 3DMAX quickly wrapped things up to seal the victory and the title of ESEA MDL Global Challenge victors.

Matchpage
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Nuke
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16
Cache
12
5
Dust2
16
 Kinguin K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 49 - 51 -2 70.4 0.97
Poland Paweł 'reatz' Jańczakreatz 47 - 53 -6 75.1 0.96
Poland Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewskimouz 41 - 54 -13 63.5 0.89
Poland Jacek 'MINISE' JeziakMINISE 45 - 58 -13 71.5 0.89
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowiczrallen 39 - 54 -15 72.2 0.88
 3DMAX K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 70 - 41 +29 106.6 1.50
France Gaëtan 'JiNKZ' JaminJiNKZ 48 - 51 -3 80.7 1.11
France Lucas 'Lucky' ChastangLucky 50 - 43 +7 74.1 1.09
France Bryan 'Maka' CandaMaka 50 - 37 +13 61.1 1.08
Belgium David 'Davidp' PrinsDavidp 52 - 49 +3 75.3 1.06

The Global Challenge final rankings are:

1. France 3DMAX - $18,000
2. Poland Kinguin - $10,000
3-4. United States Singularity - $5,000
3-4. Australia Grayhound -$5,000
5-6. Poland Virtus.pro - $3,000
5-6. United States Vireo.pro - $3,000
7-8. United States Swole Patrol - $3,000
7-8. United States cantwinalan - $3,000

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
France Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
282
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Belgium David 'Davidp' Prins
David 'Davidp' Prins
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
396
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Audric 'JaCkz' Jug
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
414
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
#2
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Poland Astoner55 
Wp 3d!
2018-12-10 09:30
#3
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India Zer0point5 
Wpwp
2018-12-10 09:31
#4
FalleN | 
Poland Snoozie1 
WP
2018-12-10 09:31
#5
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France Fran6k1D 
Ez
2018-12-10 09:31
#6
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France StickyRice 
3DGODS best team MDL in a long time. Champions of MDL Season 28 (no promotion to Pro League that season) and now winners of ESEA MDL Challenge + qualified to Pro League from MDL Season 29 GG
2018-12-10 09:33
but -jackz -lucky after that :(
2018-12-10 09:46
#12
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France StickyRice 
Yeah unfortunately. +hAdji and maybe +fearoth or +EX6 (but he is under contract), ScreaM would want a too big salary i think for him to come on 3DMAX
2018-12-10 09:48
g2 ruines another fr team on rise and they will be still shit.sad
2018-12-10 09:52
#7
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Latvia Skym93 
VP and.... VP gets 5th place?
2018-12-10 09:34
Jackz da king
2018-12-10 09:40
this team had potential,rip tho jackz and lucky are gone
2018-12-10 09:46
nt TaZ
2018-12-10 09:57
#15
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Spain flakkk 
+ Amanek + devoduvek
2018-12-10 10:05
#16
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
AWKWARD WIN...
2018-12-10 10:13
#16
Zeus | 
Finland Olter 
Quite sad
2018-12-10 10:13
#18
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Singapore Trisha 
and G2 had to ruin this lineup by stealing jackz and lucky ruining another french team for their own benefits smh
2018-12-10 10:27
#20
device | 
Denmark emkawrr 
Virtus.pro=Vireo.pro xD top kek
2018-12-10 11:05
This tournament didn't answer the question which VP is better.
2018-12-10 11:28
best match thos year
2018-12-10 16:22
G2 be proud
2018-12-10 23:21
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