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.

Matchpage
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19th September 2019
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Dust2
9
14
Inferno
16
16
Train
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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 Evgeny '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:
823
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.09
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
701
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1655
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
gg!
2019-09-19 23:48
expecto
2019-09-19 23:55
#36
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Brazil Not_lxxl
Very ez for Jame
2019-09-20 02:27
gg expected adwokacik>mibr
2019-09-19 23:49
What does adwokacik and mibr have to do with ECS?
2019-09-19 23:50
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
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
XD
2019-09-20 12:58
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
#6
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Netherlands JUNG13
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
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
#38
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Indonesia segopecel
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
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
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
jame top 20 2019
2019-09-20 02:02
gg boys, Jame time is here
2019-09-20 06:29
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
ez4Jame
2019-09-20 10:43
+41 PogU
2019-09-20 11:56
+41 God Jame
2019-09-20 12:25
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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