Lazarus qualify for ESL Pro League S10 Americas over Singularity
Singularity secured themselves a spot in the grand final thanks to victories over Lazarus and INTZ in the upper bracket of the pre-relegation tournament. Meanwhile, after losing their opening match to Singularity, Lazarus bounced back in the lower bracket and made their way to the grand final thanks to swift 2-0 victories over both Envy and INTZ.
Thanks to their upper-bracket run, Singularity started out the series with a 1-0 map advantage, but Lazarus wasted no time tying things up with a close battle on their opponents' own map pick, Train. After being down 0-4, Lazarus bounced back thanks to several stellar rounds from Gage "Infinite" Green and managed to close out the first half up 9-6. The second half was an all-out brawl, rounds going back and forth before Lazarus finally closed out the map in double overtime.
After a long battle on Train, Lazarus were determined to win Inferno in a much simpler fashion as everyone stepped up for the team to end the first half with a dominant seven-round lead. Despite winning the second pistol round of the map and several of the following rifle rounds, Singularity would not be able to pull off a comeback as Lazarus’s defense proved to be just as deadly as their offense, closing out Inferno 16-11.
Up next was Vertigo and it was clear that Lazarus didn't plan on letting Singularity gain anything more than the map advantage they started the series with. After giving up four rounds to their opponents, Lazarus reached a turning point as they managed to shut down the T-side for the rest of the half, securing a 9-6 lead. Lazarus' firepower continued to rain down upon the players of Singularity going into the second half as they gave up just four rounds, closing out Vertigo 16-10 to reclaim a spot in ESL's showpiece league.
|Singularity||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|59 - 70||-11||73.1||0.96|
|61 - 71||-10||74.8||0.94|
|60 - 63||-3||63.2||0.93|
|48 - 69||-21||64.9||0.85|
|45 - 65||-20||53.6||0.76|
|Lazarus||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|83 - 51||+32||91.5||1.44|
|76 - 55||+21||89.0||1.33|
|67 - 49||+18||74.8||1.19|
|61 - 61||0||76.4||1.07|
|51 - 57||-6||58.9||0.94|
EPL Season 9 North America pre-relegation standings:
Singularity, INTZ, Envy and ESEA MDL side ATK will lock horns over the weekend in the relegation tournament, with only one Pro League spot on the line. The opening match-ups for this double-elimination tournament are the following:
The list of participants for ESL Pro League Season 10 Americas, which kicks off on October 8, currently looks as follows: