Envy qualify for ESL Pro League S10 Americas; INTZ, Singularity, ATK to ESEA MDL S32

Following a 3-1 win in the grand finals of Relegation, Envy have retained their spot in ESL Pro League, and are set to return for Season 10. Their opponents, ATK, have been cast down to ESEA MDL alongside Singularity and INTZ.

Envy secured themselves a spot in the grand finals following following wins over INTZ and ATK in the upper bracket. Having knocked Singularity down to the lower bracket in their opening matchup, ATK had to battle past their fellow MDL hopefuls a second time in the consolidation final. A narrow 2-1 victory for the South African roster set up a rematch of the upper bracket final between Aran "Sonic" Groesbeek and his former teammates for a spot in ESL Pro League Season 10.

Following their run through the upper bracket, Envy entered the final series of Relegation with a one map advantage as they looked to secure a win on their own pick of Inferno. Their edge did not last long however, with Johnny "JT" Theodosiou helping to power ATK to an 8-0 start on the defense. Although Envy managed to narrow the deficit to 10-5 at the half, a pistol win following the side swap allowed for JT and company to close out the map in fast fashion, giving up just five rounds before locking in a 16-10 victory to tie up the series.

s0m proved to be a crucial piece for Envy in the final map of the series

ATK continued in their winning ways as Dust2 got underway, dropping the opening pistol before pushing up to a 5-1 lead. A back-and-forth trading of rounds between the two sides saw Envy come out on top to swing momentum into their favour, with Bradley "ANDROID" Fodor finding 21 frags in the first half to edge out the lead by a single round for his team. A 5vs2 pistol round loss following the side swap saw ATK scrambling for control, managing just one round as Envy took six for themselves to sit upon match point. ATK replied in kind as they fought to force overtime, but fell short at the final hurdle as Envy regained the lead in the series with a 16-14 victory.

The situation took a downturn for the South African side on Train, with the team opening up the map with two rounds on the defense before finding themselves on the backfoot as Envy won eight of the ensuing nine rounds for an 8-3 scoreline. Three rounds towards the end of the half allowed for ATK to slightly close the deficit, allowing them to steal away the lead from Envy with a quartet of rounds following the side swap thanks to a 1vs3 clutch by JT in the pistol.

ATK's one round lead did not last for long once Envy returned to rifles, with Sam "s0m" Oh, Noah "Nifty" Francis, and Jacob "FugLy" Medina combining to push their side up to match point at 15-10. Much like on Dust2, ATK embarked on a comeback effort that saw them garner three additional rounds, but they were once again cut short as Envy closed out the map 16-13 to retain their spot in ESL Pro League for the next season.

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Inferno
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Dust2
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Train
13
 Envy K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Sam 's0m' Ohs0m 65 - 57 +8 87.2 1.29
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 54 - 54 0 77.4 1.10
United States Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty 54 - 58 -4 72.7 1.07
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' GroesbeekSonic 55 - 56 -1 67.3 1.05
Canada Bradley 'ANDROID' FodorANDROID 58 - 51 +7 66.7 1.05
 ATK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
South Africa Johnny 'JT' TheodosiouJT 67 - 46 +21 79.9 1.23
South Africa Robby 'blackpoisoN' Da LocablackpoisoN 60 - 58 +2 74.5 1.07
United States Ian 'motm' Hardymotm 52 - 62 -10 72.3 0.92
South Africa Dominic 'Domsterr' SampaioDomsterr 45 - 58 -13 66.7 0.89
South Africa Rhys 'Fadey' ArmstrongFadey 52 - 62 -10 62.2 0.85

The final EPL Season 9 North America Relegation standings are:

1. United States Envy - ESL Pro League Season 10
2. South Africa ATK - ESEA MDL Season 32
3. United States Singularity - ESEA MDL Season 32
4. Brazil INTZ - ESEA MDL Season 32

Just one spot in ESL Pro League Season 10 Americas remains to be determined through the South America Relegation tournament, with the current list of participants looking as follows:

South Africa Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
534
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1045
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United States Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
791
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
South Africa Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
513
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Canada Bradley 'ANDROID' Fodor
Bradley 'ANDROID' Fodor
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
779
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
United States Sam 's0m' Oh
Sam 's0m' Oh
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
237
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
#1
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China Blitzer 
1st
2019-08-19 03:38
#2
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Australia Chereska 
LUL
2019-08-19 03:39
#3
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China Blitzer 
china always numba one m8
2019-08-19 03:39
#5
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Australia Chereska 
no no, taiwan numba wan
2019-08-19 03:40
#7
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Denmark BRAZlL 
cool nolifer.
2019-08-19 03:40
#9
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China Blitzer 
ofc ez skins ez money scamming kids is a way of life
2019-08-19 03:41
#13
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Denmark BRAZlL 
expected from skins "made in china" the numba wan
2019-08-19 03:45
#17
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China Blitzer 
scamming m4a4 dragon king 24/7
2019-08-19 03:51
gj mens)))
2019-08-19 04:47
4th :c
2019-08-19 03:40
#6
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United States Nahtenojoh 
Wow s0m is god
2019-08-19 03:40
Gg
2019-08-19 03:41
#10
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United States EZ_FOR_NINJAS 
who?
2019-08-19 03:43
#11
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China Blitzer 
major winning org dumb ass
2019-08-19 03:44
#12
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United States EZ_FOR_NINJAS 
envy never won a major
2019-08-19 03:45
#16
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United States EZ_FOR_NINJAS 
oh ok org is shit now tho
2019-08-19 03:47
#23
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Hungary subzera 
Omegalul kid knows nothing
2019-08-19 04:28
#28
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United States EZ_FOR_NINJAS 
sorry
2019-08-19 04:34
#29
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Hungary subzera 
all is forgiven, young one, carry on
2019-08-19 04:39
wtf your name is EZ_FOR_NINJAS
2019-08-19 04:46
#33
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United States EZ_FOR_NINJAS 
yes i liked nip before scandal
2019-08-19 04:57
I just expected a NIP fan to be an oldfag
2019-08-19 05:05
#36
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United States EZ_FOR_NINJAS 
no, i only started really following csgo in 2018. i decided to become a nip fan because i liked the name
2019-08-19 05:08
Ok mens))) That's how I started following CS back in 2013 when hearing about NIP from my brother
2019-08-19 05:18
Atk played very good. Put a good pressure on Envy, som fugly and nifty deal so good on retakes. congrats Envy
2019-08-19 03:46
#18
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China Blitzer 
motm is a beast
2019-08-19 03:53
#19
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United States Fin4life 
GHOST????
2019-08-19 03:55
#25
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China Blitzer 
yes wardell vs 5
2019-08-19 04:28
Imagine thinking Fugly was gonna miss Pro League twitter.com/fugly/status/116326038628971..
2019-08-19 03:57
#26
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China Blitzer 
nice record :)
2019-08-19 04:28
#22
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African Union mikecool 
pretty close games man either way, envy could've gotten relegated themselves...
2019-08-19 04:27
#24
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Hungary subzera 
Very nice
2019-08-19 04:28
#27
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United States Fin4life 
ENVY SEASON 9 13th-16th.....ajajajaj
2019-08-19 04:30
#30
Canada ssau 
That series could have so easily gone the other way. I actually would have rather seen atk play in pro league. Hope they make it next time around
2019-08-19 04:41
Save floppy please
2019-08-19 04:59
+1
2019-08-19 17:22
#38
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Brazil hugoooo 
INTZ 0-3
2019-08-19 05:35
Good shit s0mathan
2019-08-19 06:18
What a waste of a spot. Som is the only reason theyre no longer getting slapped around. Good on him though
2019-08-19 07:57
#44
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United Kingdom h4m 
Not even s0m is terrible
2019-08-19 08:10
he’s inconsistent but he’s getting better
2019-08-19 08:59
NRG changed the logo again?
2019-08-19 18:41
#41
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Poland rude_wredne 
som rekt dem with his anime waifu steam picture gg 10/10 weebs in
2019-08-19 08:09
#43
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United Kingdom h4m 
Not even he's a worthless dweeb
2019-08-19 08:09
#42
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United Kingdom h4m 
Lmao such a useless team and they somehow get it lol idiots
2019-08-19 08:09
#46
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Europe unlukomaluko 
Grats
2019-08-19 09:57
#47
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Germany KamenFD 
Pretty harsh to beat a team with their own player you bought from.
2019-08-19 10:08
GOD ENVY
2019-08-19 14:29
intz lullll
2019-08-19 16:02
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