ESL Pro League Season 9 Round 2 day one recap

The first day of ESL Pro League Season 9 round 2 has come to an end, with most of the favourites coming out on top of their matches.

The regular season of ESL Pro League Season 9 entered on Tuesday its concluding stage in Europe and in the Americas, with six spots on the line at the LAN Finals in Montpellier on the line.

The first match of the European league, in Leicester, saw a clash between OpTic and fnatic, where the Green Wall withstood the Swedish offense after three maps. The teams exchanged their respective map picks in Inferno (16-13) and Nuke, the latter of which saw a 19-16 overtime victory for fnatic. The series came down to Dust2, which was convincingly taken by Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen and his men at 16-7.

niko topped the scoreboard come conclusion of the series against fnatic

Next on the agenda was a face-off between HellRaisers and Aristocracy. Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas and company, previously known as devils.one, went for a Vertigo pick, a gamble that did not pay off as they lost the map 16-10 due to a weak CT-side performance. Overpass ensued, where Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow led his squad to a comfortable 2-0 series victory, concluding with a close 16-13 victory on the map.

Across the pond, Renegades took on the rebranded compLexity in battle with stand-ins on both sides as Jaccob "yay" Whiteaker replaced Ricardo "Rickeh" Mulholland in the North American team, while Owen "smooya" Butterfield filled in for Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai in the Australian squad.

Initially, affairs looked bleak for the American team, who conceded Nuke with a blowout 4-16 scoreline, with only two rounds per half secured. Amends were made on Dust2, where a 7-8 T half was followed up with a 9-4 defence, taking the series to map three. It was on Mirage that Aaron "AZR" Ward and his squad asserted dominance, besting compLexity with a 16-8 scoreline.

coldzera demonstrated vintage form, sporting a 1.40 rating

Concluding the day was a series between MIBR and Isurus. The Argentinian side found themselves on the back foot early on and lost their map pick, Dust2, by a 16-10 scoreline. Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's squad proceeded to close out the series on Overpass, but not without struggle, as Isurus took the established quintet the full distance before losing the game 16-14.

Below are the upcoming matches for ESL Pro League Season 9 Europe and the Americas:

18:20 - Europe HellRaisers vs. Sweden fnatic
22:20 - Denmark OpTic vs. Poland Aristocracy

02:20 - Argentina Isurus vs. Australia Renegades
06:00 - Brazil MIBR vs. North America compLexity

United States Jaccob 'yay' Whiteaker
Jaccob 'yay' Whiteaker
Age:
20
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
505
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1676
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1061
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
361
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
545
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Australia Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Aaron 'AZR' Ward
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
773
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1573
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1456
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
587
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
#1
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United Kingdom Dimwit 
cool
2019-05-15 13:01
F7
2019-05-15 13:07
#36
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
EZurus will qualify Vamos Kun Aguero!
2019-05-15 13:58
#9
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-05-15 13:07
F3
2019-05-15 13:22
#3
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Australia JoeOnTheJoint 
Congrats to RNG
2019-05-15 13:04
#3
2019-05-15 13:03
#8
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Australia JoeOnTheJoint 
It was close
2019-05-15 13:07
kennyS>jks
2019-05-15 13:07
#12
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Australia JoeOnTheJoint 
jkaem>kennys>jks
2019-05-15 13:09
kennyS>trashaem
2019-05-15 13:09
#14
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Australia JoeOnTheJoint 
Some edgy faggot>jkaem>kennyS>jks
2019-05-15 13:10
kennyS>spunj
2019-05-15 13:11
#16
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Australia JoeOnTheJoint 
+1 GG you won
2019-05-15 13:12
no..u lost
2019-05-15 13:13
#18
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Australia JoeOnTheJoint 
Wp I lost
2019-05-15 13:13
nd i won too
2019-05-15 13:15
#21
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Australia JoeOnTheJoint 
I lost too
2019-05-15 13:17
no. i won
2019-05-15 13:17
#24
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Australia JoeOnTheJoint 
Where is this going? Nobody knows
2019-05-15 13:18
idk but i gotta admit it u lost to me
2019-05-15 13:19
#27
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Australia JoeOnTheJoint 
I did lose, kinda depressed tbh
2019-05-15 13:21
u should hate urself aahhahah
2019-05-15 13:21
#31
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Australia JoeOnTheJoint 
*spots knife to my left* *looks at wrists*
2019-05-15 13:22
goodbye
2019-05-15 13:23
#33
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Australia JoeOnTheJoint 
And goodbye to this thread, which is most definitely going to be deleted
2019-05-15 13:24
#34
blacK | 
Namibia Toonga 
You handled this well +1 rep
2019-05-15 13:48
ik
2019-05-15 13:51
#38
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Denmark RUZUR 
oh
2019-05-15 14:39
#5
suNny | 
Germany beerbear 
ez 4 taz
2019-05-15 13:04
#6
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Argentina Dll14 
NT isurus
2019-05-15 13:05
Hope rng win
2019-05-15 13:08
Complexity is a mess of a team
2019-05-15 13:15
M16R OMEGALUL
2019-05-15 13:17
will advance anyway
2019-05-15 13:19
nope
2019-05-16 00:43
ok
2019-05-16 04:55
How can aristocracy play in this group when the same players represented devils one in another group?!
2019-05-15 13:22
Its 2nd group stage
2019-05-15 15:36
ooh I see, thanks!! XD
2019-05-15 17:23
#37
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Iceland caverat 
ok fnatic is done
2019-05-15 13:58
#39
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African Union mikecool 
Let's go boys!!!
2019-05-15 14:47
#40
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Denmark clutchkongen 
Optic played well against fnatic ezz
2019-05-15 15:03
#51
meyern | 
Argentina Ra88it 
Go isg :( S2
2019-05-15 16:52
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