NRG trounce Sharks to top ECS Season 8 NA week 1

NRG have claimed victory in the first week of ECS Season 8 following a dominant 2-0 victory over Sharks in the grand final.

After recently completing their journey to North America, Sharks looked to impress as they joined seven other teams in the inaugural week of ECS Season 8. The team made short work of their fellow Brazilians from INTZ in their first round matchup, but their real potential showed in their ensuing semi-final bout against Liquid, where Ignacio "meyern" Meyer helped his side net a narrow 2-0 victory over the current No.1 team in the world.

NRG had little difficulty navigating their way through their side of the bracket, only dropping a map to Singularity before cruising to a series victory and then making short work of Cloud9 for a spot in the grand final.

Brehze's NRG proved too powerful for Sharks

A pistol ace on the offense from Tarik "tarik" Celik helped NRG get things underway on Nuke, allowing the team to push up to a 3-0 lead. An eco victory by Sharks gave the Brazilians a chance to answer back, with the team briefly managing to steal away the lead from the opposition. Once they had returned to rifles however, NRG remained firmly in control of the half, winning seven rounds straight and only conceding one at the end for a 10-5 lead as the sides swapped over.

Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz and company continued in their winning ways as another pistol victory saw the team move up to a 12-5 lead. Sharks answered back by taking a trio of rounds for themselves, but NRG replied in kind to quickly cruise to match point. Sharks were able to briefly forestall their execution for two additional rounds, but it wasn't long before NRG took the map over the line with a 16-10 scoreline.

Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte took matters into his own hands as he helped NRG to win eight rounds straight as a part of their opening gamut on Mirage, with Sharks finally putting a halt to the streak with two rounds of their own. A back-and-forth trading of rounds saw the Brazilian side attempt to fight their way back into the map, but an 11-4 halftime lead for NRG was too much to overcome as stanislaw and company gave up only one additional round on the road to a 16-5 finish.

Matchpage
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20th September 2019
United States
10
Nuke
16
5
Mirage
16
 Sharks K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Leonardo 'leo_druNky' Oliveiraleo_druNky 27 - 36 -9 71.2 0.81
Argentina Ignacio 'meyern' Meyermeyern 25 - 38 -13 63.7 0.74
Brazil Jhonatan 'jnt' Silvajnt 22 - 36 -14 54.2 0.72
Argentina Luca 'Luken' NadottiLuken 26 - 35 -9 59.7 0.71
Brazil Raphael 'exit' Lacerdaexit 22 - 35 -13 61.4 0.70
 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 48 - 23 +25 102.9 1.60
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 37 - 28 +9 89.4 1.30
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 35 - 28 +7 75.2 1.25
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 31 - 20 +11 75.7 1.19
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 29 - 24 +5 68.1 1.11

As a result of their win over Sharks, NRG have put themselves in position to claim the first North American spot at the ECS Season 8 Finals. Their position isn't assured however, as the team that accumulates the most prize money over the first two weeks of play will be the one awarded the spot. All following weeks will see the weekly winner directly qualify for the main event.

With NRG and Liquid in attendance at DreamHack Masters Malmö during the second week of play, Sharks and Cloud9 will have the opportunity take the lead in the prize money standings should they signup to play. If neither team manages to pull ahead, NRG will face off against the winner of week two for a spot in the main event.

Week 1 standings:

1. United States NRG - $12,500
2. Brazil Sharks - $7,500
3-4. United States Liquid - $2,500
3-4. North America Cloud9 - $2,500
5-8. Brazil INTZ
5-8. United States Singularity
5-8. United States eUnited
5-8. Brazil ex-Luminosity

United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
827
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Argentina Ignacio 'meyern' Meyer
Ignacio 'meyern' Meyer
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
227
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1004
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1193
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
#1
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Portugal Flame20 
ez for nrg
2019-09-20 02:12
Ez for lulquid
2019-09-20 02:13
Cerq beautifull ass
2019-09-20 03:10
bro??
2019-09-20 12:10
well played sharks
2019-09-20 02:12
WP Sharks, a team with young players with projection
2019-09-20 02:13
#5
RapeN | 
Finland ENCEL 
LULquid
2019-09-20 02:16
Liquid isn't a top 5 team. Change my mind
2019-09-20 02:16
#7
tarik | 
Brazil GuGa62 
I cant
2019-09-20 02:22
Exactly, because I'm right
2019-09-20 02:29
#21
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United States NotASmurph 
Nt fake flagger
2019-09-20 03:22
#30
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Reunion Esquinox 
+1
2019-09-20 05:42
Lmao faze isn't even a top 10 team
2019-09-20 05:46
"Trounce" Is that even a word? HLTV editors are making stuff up 😤😤😤😤
2019-09-20 02:23
#11
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
2019-09-20 02:24
What a nerd you are
2019-09-20 03:05
#32
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Poland rude_wredne 
nice name mens))) but why tho(((
2019-09-20 06:19
You've been watching too much porn, pick up a dictionary instead my friend :D
2019-09-20 02:33
#16
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Latvia latvianguy 
DAMN SON LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT COCK ON THIS MAN.
2019-09-20 02:34
I doubt it will make my peepee go up but I'll try, thanks.
2019-09-20 03:04
Expected from Brazil
2019-09-20 08:42
#23
RapeN | 
Finland ENCEL 
AHAHAHA HLTV staff so savage
2019-09-20 03:40
#26
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United States CaliNinja 
Savage, New favorite mod. Sit down John E
2019-09-20 04:40
#34
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
cya 10
2019-09-20 07:31
lmao
2019-09-20 10:31
#50
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United States RealGabeNewel 
Cya in 10
2019-09-20 13:26
nrg are like the china to the sharkfin soup
2019-09-20 02:24
#10
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United States FrothaIPBan 
Good game out there Nohte
2019-09-20 02:24
Thank you Ahtorf!
2019-09-20 02:34
ez 4 brehzy
2019-09-20 02:28
Brehze best asian player on planet earth
2019-09-20 02:36
Now that I think about it, there's still no top NA teams yet in the CSGO history that doesn't have any asian player LOL.
2019-09-20 03:47
#25
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Canada Michaelides 
OpTic in December of 2016
2019-09-20 03:52
#29
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Argentina fhaep 
ibuypower?
2019-09-20 05:14
#33
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United States FrothaIPBan 
Liquid 2018?
2019-09-20 07:30
LOL, thx for the list guys. It seems I was so shortsighted. My mental image of such teams were previously only Cloud9 due to the Major win & the current Liquid due to the dominance.
2019-09-20 10:34
#22
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United States NotASmurph 
EZ4NA All the Liquid fans (including me) bouta be NRG fans if Liquid keep choking.
2019-09-20 03:25
Honest fan
2019-09-20 04:57
EZ4PHILIPPINES PRIDE VINCENT 'BREHZE' CAYONTE POG
2019-09-20 04:52
#35
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Other admin_1 
lolquid lost to that
2019-09-20 08:15
The best NA team right now
2019-09-20 08:20
#38
ottoNd | 
Finland vapaaxx 
brehze onliner
2019-09-20 08:57
#56
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United States jay_320 
If Brehze is an onliner you must hate everyone on Ence.
2019-09-21 01:29
#58
ottoNd | 
Finland vapaaxx 
na brain n/a info
2019-09-21 01:48
#59
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United States jay_320 
Big event info has already been provided dummy.
2019-09-21 15:11
#39
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Singapore FallBlade 
NRG > Sharks > Liquid
2019-09-20 09:53
Lulquid > Nrg wtf men
2019-09-20 11:52
#53
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Belgium BIG__DADDY 
Lulquid > world
2019-09-20 14:45
But we have to agree that the Sharks got a good bite on this event.
2019-09-20 12:07
#57
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United States jay_320 
You are ok.
2019-09-21 01:30
#46
cadiaN | 
Finland 0lter 
Feels bad man
2019-09-20 12:12
#47
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Portugal faizk 
Sharks are performing really well!
2019-09-20 12:37
Luck
2019-09-20 12:57
#49
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Switzerland LordVoldemort 
GG well player NRG
2019-09-20 13:17
#51
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African Union mikecool 
What a brehZe
2019-09-20 13:58
#52
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Argentina Konigmdq 
nt sharks, new team
2019-09-20 14:38
#54
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Canada CeeeD 
Props to Sharks. Pretty cool to see new team taking their chances. Wish the best of luck for the remaining of the season.
2019-09-20 14:48
#60
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Europe unlukomaluko 
New team ?
2019-10-02 22:36
HLTV Writters hates brazillian teams... wtf..
2019-09-20 16:10
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