Rogue win ECS S7 NA Week 1 to book finals spot

Rogue are the first North American team confirmed at the ECS Season 7 Finals after topping the week 1 tournament over Complexity.

There were plenty of upsets across the board in the first week of action in ECS in North America, the biggest of which was the early elimination of Liquid against Rogue, who were ranked 19th in the region heading into this single-elimination tournament.

Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen's troops proceeded to down Luminosity 2-0 in a straightforward affair, setting up a final clash against Complexity, who survived a three-map series with eUnited before beating NRG 2-0 to spoil Tarik "tarik" Celik's debut for the cs_summit 3 and Americas Minor champions.

MSL's Rogue qualify for the ECS Season 7 Finals

The grand final began with a dominant showing from Complexity on Nuke, where Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz's men showed a solid Terrorist side, which allowed them to take control of proceedings from the get-go.

Rogue responded in a keenly-contested Overpass game to take the series to Inferno, which turned out to be the most chaotic of the three maps. MSL's side led an 8-2 lead slip and lost control of the game in the second half following a sloppy approach to an anti-eco round, but they still managed to recover from 12-15 down to force overtime, in which they would eventually come out victorious.

Matchpage
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1
14th March 2019
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Nuke
16
16
Overpass
13
22
Inferno
20
 Rogue K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Hunter 'SicK' MimsSicK 78 - 65 +13 79.7 1.16
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 67 - 74 -7 78.7 1.08
United States Daniel 'vice' Kimvice 67 - 65 +2 75.0 1.06
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko 72 - 76 -4 80.6 1.03
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 47 - 68 -21 54.1 0.76
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' KhanShahZaM 69 - 61 +8 76.6 1.14
United Kingdom Rory 'dephh' Jacksondephh 68 - 70 -2 81.2 1.14
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 72 - 67 +5 75.8 1.13
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing 74 - 66 +8 77.3 1.12
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' MulhollandRickeh 64 - 67 -3 74.6 1.06

ECS S7 North America week 1 final standings:

1. United States Rogue - $12,000 + spot at season finals
2. North America Complexity - $5,000
3-4. United States NRG - $2,500
3-4. Brazil Luminosity - $2,500
5-8. United States Liquid - $750
5-8. Brazil INTZ - $750
5-8. United States eUnited - $750
5-8. United States Spacestation - $750

This result comes as a much-needed boost for Rogue, who have not been to a LAN event since the ESL Pro League Season 8 relegation tournament, in December. Later this month, the North American side will be attending StarSeries i-League Season 7, their first event with Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen.

Rogue join Astralis, the winner of week 1 in Europe, on the list of participants for the ECS Season 7 Finals, which will be held from June 6-9 in London. The week 2 and week 3 champions will also secure direct entry into the $500,000 British event, while the fourth regional team will be determined by the amount of prize money earned during the course of the regular season.

Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
859
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1004
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1193
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
#1
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Argentina TheRealLucas 
The BEST team from Na ez 4 msl
2019-03-15 03:20
#10
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Argentina TheRealLucas 
I made It lol
2019-03-15 03:24
#12
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Denmark Ramp8 
even with a good comment, gj.
2019-03-15 03:29
Ez for MSL
2019-03-15 07:01
#45
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Sweden Unluko 
Wtf
2019-03-15 06:56
#2
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Canada BreXuwu 
NRG 😭
2019-03-15 03:20
sad bro, where is the true nrg
2019-03-15 03:22
#29
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Canada BreXuwu 
im shooting up a school in fortinite battle royale
2019-03-15 04:13
at least it's fortnite, dont do this in real life bro
2019-03-15 04:30
Pretty SicK game guys!
2019-03-15 03:20
#23
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Denmark CRAM3R 
Nice, I see what you did there! Nice!
2019-03-15 03:55
gg
2019-03-15 03:20
ez4hiko ez4msl north bots
2019-03-15 03:20
#62
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Denmark Cleandog 
+1
2019-03-15 08:54
#6
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Germany JeanKanne 
ez 750$ prize money for liquid!
2019-03-15 03:21
big stacks for them, that should help fund the team for like 10 secs
2019-03-15 03:23
#24
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
Hahaha
2019-03-15 03:56
they can afford a better player than stewie now :o
2019-03-15 07:17
Even me and you are still better than that toxic bot ,at least we won't kill every team with toxicity
2019-03-15 07:43
'but he likes to tilt himself, he plays better that way'
2019-03-15 07:55
#7
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Argentina DxRama 
Ez for hiko (-21)
2019-03-15 03:21
-21Hiko +fugly?
2019-03-15 04:19
U dont replace a person after a super good result + online, so u wait till he does it at lan to kick.
2019-03-15 07:24
#11
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
EZ for Mastermind MSL
2019-03-15 03:25
#13
MINISE | 
Europe Cirro 
GG, gj MSL
2019-03-15 03:30
#14
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Sweden Lagge15 
MSL vs Astralis... end of an era???
2019-03-15 03:34
#15
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Russia M13f 
wasted spot NA wasted CS country
2019-03-15 03:36
#43
NiKo | 
Poland Kocykeee 
deserved
2019-03-15 06:22
#65
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
IT always seem to come trash when Russians write, None can take russian...serious ,,, there is a lot of corruption in the country, Russian CHEAT in sports with doping.....,I think you should go, you don't belong here.
2019-03-15 09:32
#16
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United States ThetaSigma11 
SicK/Vice to C9 please thanks
2019-03-15 03:39
#17
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Denmark Ramp8 
I really can't take that talentless Wh1mp benched MSL. They win DH Master Stockholm, even with Astralis in the finals. MSL becomes MVP. They choke at the major - that happens for every team. They even kicked Niko who they won the event with. And look at him in this nice form again. Wh1mp is really the reason for North is so shit. I could go on forever. They kicked k0nfig - the only decent playing dude in optic. Every fucking time, Wh1mp kicks the best players for what? Cadian? HE IS AN IDIOT AND SHOULD NOT BE IN ESPORTS!!! Thank you for reading my rage post <3 good night.
2019-03-15 03:39
Let's just wait for the moment they'll kick Valde and him getting picked up by a better team
2019-03-15 03:50
#21
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Denmark CRAM3R 
Hey my man. Nice to see you still support OG even in these times where results are lacking. I disagree with you about the benching. You could really see they needed change tactically. DH Stockholm was a bit lucky due to all the other teams not performing well, and I say that as a North fan. Really happy to get that trophy but it was a matter of timing. Right now it doesn't look any better with cadian. Something is just wrong. They need confidence and better frags. I don't know what the solutions is other than maybe lower the expectations and let them grow some joy and confidence. I don't think you can blame WHIMP for anything. After all he's the one spreading most joy and ambition. Goodnight to you too, and take a chill before you call somebody an idiot. :-)
2019-03-15 03:54
#21
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Denmark CRAM3R 
Hey my man. Nice to see you still support OG even in these times where results are lacking. I disagree with you about the benching. You could really see they needed change tactically. DH Stockholm was a bit lucky due to all the other teams not performing well, and I say that as a North fan. Really happy to get that trophy but it was a matter of timing. Right now it doesn't look any better with cadian. Something is just wrong. They need confidence and better frags. I don't know what the solutions is other than maybe lower the expectations and let them grow some joy and confidence. I don't think you can blame WHIMP for anything. After all he's the one spreading most joy and ambition. Goodnight to you too, and take a chill before you call somebody an idiot. :-)
2019-03-15 03:54
#28
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Denmark Ramp8 
He kicked their 3 best players, and he have been there for what? 12-18 months? DH Stockholm was not lucky. It was a tactically carry by MSLGOD. One of the only IGL who can keep up their stats while playing Just listen to thorin, machine, alex all of the others. Wh1mp is the problem. But yes great spirit and smiles - no sense of what he is doin tho. Wh1mp = K1ck
2019-03-15 04:06
#55
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France JBzOo 
Konfig left by himself MSL was kicked by the player not the org Niko was not kick cause he was under heroic contract when he win dh with north. Maybe he was to expensive for the .org idk
2019-03-15 07:47
1. Not true 2. You think only the players decide ? 3. They didn't keep Niko because they wanted an entry fragger, and gade was still under contract with them. Don't spread bullshit.
2019-03-15 14:12
#74
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France JBzOo 
1. hltv.org/news/22654/k0nfig-to-step-down-.. so stop say bullshit. 2. last event with north win against top 1 world astralis and MVP of the lan. I never said player are the decision maker but the request it's from players. 3. Did you know what maybe doesn't mean ? Je vais te parler en francais pour que tu comprenne. Ton post est inutile a par me contredire alors que je lache que des infos juste et une supposition.
2019-03-15 17:36
+1 MSL god
2019-03-15 03:56
north and mouz finished the same business schooll "how to fuck yourself up in 3 simple steps"
2019-03-15 08:35
#76
Dosia | 
World zeree 
+1
2019-03-15 23:19
#18
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Denmark CRAM3R 
Really really nice game, especially the two OTs. They should be proud of that performance both teams. Gg MSL and NIKO
2019-03-15 03:46
Hiko is so washed :(
2019-03-15 03:50
#26
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World dammo 
MSL rekting NA CS OMEGALUL
2019-03-15 04:01
#27
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Macau shoxisagod 
MSL leave North and North play like shit now. OMEGALUL
2019-03-15 04:04
north bench magisk and MSL 0.001 IQ
2019-03-15 04:34
#36
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Peru AgentLF 
North miss really good oportunities with those players XD
2019-03-15 04:46
col still have that lineup
2019-03-15 04:24
happy to see you back MSL
2019-03-15 04:28
MSL god
2019-03-15 04:40
ncie comeback Rogue gg
2019-03-15 04:47
rip Hiko
2019-03-15 04:51
#39
woxic | 
Brazil Skilo 
Ez coz half Danish
2019-03-15 05:04
msl looks like redskull
2019-03-15 05:36
he guides others to a trophy he cannot possess
2019-03-15 06:00
lol
2019-03-15 06:43
Both teams won 49 rounds.. it's a TIE! ;P Also fun when you win a boi3 and are underfragging..
2019-03-15 06:12
#47
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Korea ecsta_s1 
MSL one of the best IGL?
2019-03-15 07:03
omg can u understand msl team has just won a single elimination bracket with liquid and nrg in it Wp
2019-03-15 07:15
i was watching the inferno game and 14-10 and rogue economy was shit.. "its over" i guess is only over when it is over
2019-03-15 07:24
liquid lol
2019-03-15 07:27
#53
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African Union mikecool 
Rogue top tier?! Poggers
2019-03-15 07:42
#57
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Other fo3nixz 
who tf, wtf?
2019-03-15 08:29
gratz north, rogue is happy for your gift
2019-03-15 08:31
Ez for MSL
2019-03-15 08:49
#61
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Spain flakkk 
Why hate MSL? I think he is very veeryy good Igl and good playeer...
2019-03-15 08:50
#67
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Greece deST) 
Those who hate MSL or other pro players are some insecure autism kids who envy everyone or prolly lost 100 euro in a random bet,dont mind them.
2019-03-15 09:49
#63
cadiaN | 
Finland 0lter 
Best NA team has 2 EU players lul
2019-03-15 08:54
#66
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
GODSL
2019-03-15 09:33
#68
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Greece deST) 
Very nice to see Rogue in the lan finals.Gonna 'support' them since North failed so badly to qualify.Happy for MSL
2019-03-15 09:51
trash team trash na cs, wasted spot
2019-03-15 10:08
Bb coL bb liquid bb nrg welcome rogue
2019-03-15 10:10
#71
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Germany Retrogott 
it's hard to bet on na teams
2019-03-15 11:05
just bet on the teams with the most EU players
2019-03-15 17:56
MSL Kreygasm Glad he's doing well in NA
2019-03-15 13:16
#77
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United States WashamGaming 
lowkey SiCK is a fking carry, Sick 2 c9 -RUSH
2019-03-16 07:20
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