AVANGAR top ECS Season 8 Europe week 1 over forZe

AVANGAR have secured the first week victory of ECS Season 8 after besting forZe 2-1 in the grand final.

The first week of ECS Season 8 in Europe has drawn to a close as the eight-team tournament reached its conclusion following an all-CIS final which saw AVANGAR pitted against Russian side forZe in a rematch of the recent BLAST Pro Series Moscow final.

AVANGAR had made their way to the final with victories over Virtus.pro and a fnatic side that had seen the return of Robin "flusha" Rönnquist and Maikil "Golden" Selim. Meanwhile, forZe had reached the final stage by taking down Ambush and Japaleno in the previous rounds.

Jame continued his fine run of form to end the series with a 1.68 rating

The grand final looked destined for a swift ending as AVANGAR took control of the series with a 16-9 showing on their map pick of Dust2. However, forZe recomposed going into Inferno, where they grinded out a closely-contested 16-14 map win to force a decider.

As the series headed in the direction of Train, AVANGAR turned their game up a notch, locking down 12 rounds on the CT side in rapid fashion. Dzhami "Jame" Ali and his squad swiftly took the remaining four rounds on the offensive half to take a 16-3 map victory, and a 2-1 series win to top week one of ECS Season 8 Europe with $12,500 in winnings.

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 AVANGAR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame 76 - 35 +41 103.3 1.68
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster 71 - 41 +30 93.1 1.44
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 52 - 48 +4 79.3 1.15
Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' KulievSANJI 50 - 43 +7 71.5 1.13
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert 37 - 45 -8 60.4 0.92
 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Jenya 'FL1T' LebedevFL1T 44 - 55 -11 71.5 0.98
Russia Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyevfacecrack 43 - 52 -9 69.8 0.91
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' MekhryakovJerry 46 - 60 -14 74.3 0.90
Russia Almaz 'almazer' Asadullinalmazer 43 - 64 -21 65.2 0.78
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikovxsepower 36 - 55 -19 51.2 0.72

AVANGAR have now taken a giant step towards securing the first European spot at the ECS Season 8 Finals, which will go to the team that accumulates the most prize money over the course of the first two $25,000 single-elimination online cups. After that, each weekly winner will automatically qualify for the main event.

Week 1 standings:

1. Kazakhstan AVANGAR - $12,500
2. Russia forZe - $7,500
3-4. Sweden fnatic - $2,500
3-4. Sweden Japaleno - $2,500
5-8. France Heretics
5-8. Poland Virtus.pro
5-8. Denmark Heroic
5-8. Denmark Ambush

Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
661
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.09
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
521
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1475
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
gg!
2019-09-19 23:48
#14
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
expecto
2019-09-19 23:55
Very ez for Jame
2019-09-20 02:27
#2
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Poland trollorowy 
gg expected adwokacik>mibr
2019-09-19 23:49
What does adwokacik and mibr have to do with ECS?
2019-09-19 23:50
#10
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Poland trollorowy 
adwokacik gonna qualyfing for ECS Season 9 mibr gonna win ECS Season 8
2019-09-19 23:52
#15
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Poland BRKxD 
adwokacik>ecs
2019-09-19 23:55
#3
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Poland BRKxD 
bait
2019-09-19 23:49
EZ4AVANGAR
2019-09-19 23:49
#40
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Korea MadnessUsage 
So ez
2019-09-20 04:38
wow I see a lot of avg glory boys here, where were you
2019-09-20 11:22
#50
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Korea MadnessUsage 
XD
2019-09-20 12:58
#5
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Canada Michaelides 
It doesn't particularly say that they qualified for ECS finals. Weird.
2019-09-19 23:49
Because they haven't
2019-09-19 23:52
how does one qualify for the ecs finals
2019-09-20 00:02
#22
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United States WilsonDS 
I think it's the team with most prize winnings after first 2 weeks and the winners of weeks 3 and 4
2019-09-20 00:10
#55
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Spain N0Love 
That's a weird ass format but kinda cool
2019-09-20 15:14
AVANGAR have now taken a giant step towards securing the first European spot at the ECS Season 8 Finals, which will go to the team that accumulates the most prize money over the course of the first two $25,000 single-elimination online cups. After that, each weekly winner will automatically qualify for the main event.
2019-09-20 00:10
oh right, reading comprehension. that doesn’t exist where i live
2019-09-20 00:16
#39
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Canada Matomoto 
can confirm
2019-09-20 04:35
jametime
2019-09-19 23:50
JAME TIME BOYS
2019-09-19 23:51
Avangar players become fking rich for these 2 week damn
2019-09-19 23:52
Avangar on top 3 tournament in a row pog
2019-09-19 23:53
#13
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United States AlphaMaleHere 
Wtf +41
2019-09-19 23:54
Avangar seems to be on quite the upswing
2019-09-19 23:55
#17
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Sweden Madrigals1 
like every 2 days one new about AVG
2019-09-19 23:57
deserved tbh they should recognize forze aswell, how crazy facecrack and xsepower are. its sad they seems inconsistent
2019-09-20 04:21
avangar is crushing so bad, damn
2019-09-20 00:00
#20
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Belgium YoGatesKevin 
NaVi >
2019-09-20 00:06
Ok axaxax
2019-09-20 00:43
#21
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China SkywakerR 
Go boys go
2019-09-20 00:09
history repeats itself
2019-09-20 00:12
can't stop the goat Jame
2019-09-20 00:16
#27
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Myanmar aligholiz77 
And people think blast format is confusing lmao what the fck is this shit show
2019-09-20 00:34
#29
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World Notb8ing 
"AVANGAR have now taken a giant step towards securing the first European spot at the ECS Season 8 Finals, which will go to the team that accumulates the most prize money over the course of the first two $25,000 single-elimination online cups. After that, each weekly winner will automatically qualify for the main event." This doesn't seem confiusing at all, you have 10iq?
2019-09-20 00:43
#30
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Myanmar aligholiz77 
Ok? And what if Avangar finish second and Forze finish first next week who qualifies they will have the same amount of money.
2019-09-20 00:59
Jame is such a god.
2019-09-20 01:07
Another title for my boyz
2019-09-20 01:12
Jame is strong
2019-09-20 01:28
Jame +41 and igl? omfg
2019-09-20 01:59
#35
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
jame top 20 2019
2019-09-20 02:02
#37
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United States EmperorTrump 
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali 76 - 35 +41 103.3 1.68
2019-09-20 04:12
#41
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Kazakhstan Juandro 
gg boys, Jame time is here
2019-09-20 06:29
#42
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
JAME TIME Btw Avangar are 1st CIS team on ECS Finals
2019-09-20 09:41
#43
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Singapore FallBlade 
JAMERS RISE UP
2019-09-20 09:53
Looks like it wasn't a fluke after all
2019-09-20 10:19
#JAMETIME
2019-09-20 10:27
#46
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Russia yarishkin16 
ez4Jame
2019-09-20 10:43
+41 PogU
2019-09-20 11:56
+41 God Jame
2019-09-20 12:25
#51
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Switzerland LordVoldemort 
Avangar is so good men
2019-09-20 13:22
jame god
2019-09-20 13:36
#53
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African Union mikecool 
Jeezus stats
2019-09-20 13:59
I'm just here to say "expected" like the law-abiding HLTV commenter that I am.
2019-09-20 14:16
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