Singularity and ATK take wins in ESL Pro League Americas stage two openers

Singularity and ATK took down DETONA and Envy, respectively, in their opening matches of the second Americas group stage of ESL Pro League Season 10.

A bout between DETONA and Singularity was first up, with the latter side debuting with Swedish stand-in Robin "robiin" Sjögren on Overpass. Despite the pistol round going the way of the Brazilians, a force-buy reply on the offense from Skyler "Relyks" Weaver and company had Singularity take three to lead 3-1.

The situation for Singularity in the first half quickly turned sour once DETONA had rifles in their hands however, leading to a smattering of rounds for DETONA on CT as the team ran up a 10-5 scoreline. That strong performance did little to aid Vinicius "vsm" Moreira's side following the side swap though, as a stellar showing from Will "dazzLe" Loafman combined with fragging from Michael "dapr" Gulino had Singularity concede only two rounds before taking the map 16-12.

dazzLe shone bright on Overpass with a 1.83 rating

An even split of the first six rounds of DETONA's Dust2 pick kept the two teams at even keel as the second map got underway, but it wasn't long before DETONA gained the upper hand. By taking six of the ensuing seven rounds, the Brazilians helped to put themselves ahead 9-6 at the half, a lead which they swiftly extended with a trio of rounds following a pistol win. Singularity began to claw back with three of their own, but DETONA kept up the pressure to push the series to a deciding map with a 16-10 win.

A pistol win on the offense gave Singularity a 3-0 start to Train, with five rounds in a row from DETONA seeing the two teams keep the scoreline competitive. Those close margins quickly dwindled following a 1vs3 AWP clutch by Relyks, allowing momentum to swing in the favour of Singularity as the team cruised through the remainder of the half for a 10-5 lead.

The final pistol round of the series also went the way of Singularity, helping to put them at 12-5, but a comeback effort from DETONA had the two teams battling all the way to thirty rounds, forcing overtime. Although DETONA took their first T round to kick things off, back-to-back 1vs1 bomb defuses from Relyks and Sebastian "seb" Bucki gave Singularity the edge, which they used to close the map 19-17.

Matchpage
2
1
14th November 2019
16
Overpass
12
10
Dust2
16
19
Train
17
 Singularity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Michael 'dapr' Gulinodapr 78 - 60 +18 84.9 1.26
United States Will 'dazzLe' LoafmandazzLe 67 - 64 +3 93.0 1.22
Sweden Robin 'robiin' Sjögrenrobiin 55 - 65 -10 70.9 0.99
United States Skyler 'Relyks' WeaverRelyks 51 - 61 -10 59.9 0.92
United States Sebastian 'seb' Buckiseb 46 - 60 -14 57.0 0.85
 DETONA K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil André 'tiburci0' Rossettotiburci0 68 - 54 +14 82.4 1.16
Brazil Matheus 'Tuurtle' AnhaiaTuurtle 70 - 67 +3 88.0 1.15
Brazil Matheus 'prt' Scuveroprt 63 - 59 +4 69.3 0.98
Brazil Vinicius 'vsm' Moreiravsm 55 - 62 -7 71.7 0.95
Brazil Lucas 'Lucaozy' NevesLucaozy 54 - 57 -3 60.3 0.94

ATK and Envy were next up, with Envy fielding a stand-in of their own in the form of coach Zachary "Eley" Stauffer due to visa issues for Bradley "ANDROID" Fodor. An all-out brawl in the first half of ATK's Overpass pick gave Envy a one-round edge as the teams swapped sides, with ATK briefly gaining the upper hand following a pistol win for a 9-8 scoreline.

A spree of five rounds put Envy in control as they pushed up to a 13-9 lead, but a solid defense, handful of opening picks, and number of man disadvantage recoveries offered ATK the opportunity to keep things even at 14-14. Having fought back to a tie, Johnny "JT" Theodosiou seized control of the proceedings for ATK as he earned a quad kill to grant his team match point, securing three more frags in the ensuing round to narrowly edge out the victory 16-14.

floppy topped the board on Overpass with 102 ADR

Envy got back into the swing of things with four rounds on the attacking side of Nuke, but ATK didn't falter as they found four of their own to tie the match. Envy doubled their score to pull ahead 8-4, although a final trio from ATK kept the teams close at the half once again. A similar scenario to Overpass unfolded as ATK regained their footing with a pistol round and ensuing anti-eco, with Envy taking another four in a row to snatch the lead at 12-9. Again, ATK remained resilient in the latter portions of the map, consistently forcing openings in Envy's CT setups to eventually net a second 16-14 map win.

United States
Matchpage
2
0
14th November 2019
16
Overpass
14
16
Nuke
14
 ATK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemeryfloppy 53 - 38 +15 90.3 1.34
United States Josh 'oSee' OhmoSee 42 - 38 +4 70.3 1.16
United States Ian 'motm' Hardymotm 39 - 33 +6 72.3 1.14
South Africa Johnny 'JT' TheodosiouJT 41 - 39 +2 71.3 1.12
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' GroesbeekSonic 40 - 38 +2 73.0 1.09
 Envy K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Ryan 'ryann' Welshryann 49 - 45 +4 84.6 1.15
United States Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty 41 - 35 +6 75.1 1.12
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 33 - 43 -10 68.2 0.91
United States Zachary 'Eley' StaufferEley 32 - 48 -16 66.7 0.81
United States Sam 's0m' Ohs0m 31 - 44 -13 54.5 0.76

Only the top team from each of the two groups in the Americas will advance to the ESL Pro League Season 10 Finals. The standings for Group A following the conclusion of the first round of matchups are as follows:

United States Michael 'dapr' Gulino
Michael 'dapr' Gulino
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
509
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Skyler 'Relyks' Weaver
Skyler 'Relyks' Weaver
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
772
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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
United States Sebastian 'seb' Bucki
Sebastian 'seb' Bucki
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
549
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Brazil Vinicius 'vsm' Moreira
Vinicius 'vsm' Moreira
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
290
KPR:
0.82
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United States Zachary 'Eley' Stauffer
Zachary 'Eley' Stauffer
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.82
Maps played:
148
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.14
Canada Bradley 'ANDROID' Fodor
Bradley 'ANDROID' Fodor
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
777
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Sweden Robin 'robiin' Sjögren
Robin 'robiin' Sjögren
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
897
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.18
United States Will 'dazzLe' Loafman
Will 'dazzLe' Loafman
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
603
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
#1
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Russia amc20 
Cool
2019-11-14 09:15
#3
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Russia amc20 
Really wish som played better than his coach though
2019-11-14 09:16
+1 bruh moment.
2019-11-14 10:52
+1 now we see it so obviously that who’s an arrogant overrated FPL
2019-11-14 11:49
Every time Eley stands in he always out performs someone. He even played pretty well against MiBR
2019-11-14 16:14
Som’s role is just different than what he’s used to.
2019-11-14 18:26
#2
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India divineKiller 
GG guys
2019-11-14 09:15
#4
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Finland Love_God 
16-14 against a coach... yikes
2019-11-14 09:16
#5
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Israel geturlolon 
atk lucky af with all the changes and issues, hope they go through
2019-11-14 09:19
#7
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South Africa Ston3Cold 
Hope so too! Let's go ATK!
2019-11-14 09:45
#6
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Poland Julka 
S0m is bottomfragger playing with coach LUL
2019-11-14 09:26
#8
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Germany L1lK1M 
I am always wondering how teams with a coach as their standin are able to play like that against teams more or less on the same level.. is CS just random or are the coaches really good?
2019-11-14 09:45
I think its a bit random tbh 😀
2019-11-14 10:25
Hi Mr.Martin
2019-11-14 12:41
Hi men)))
2019-11-15 07:54
many coaches have some decent player careers under their belt so they can act as emergency subs
2019-11-14 11:17
because you don't usually play vs. that player (coach in this case), so you don't know what to expect from him, like how he's gonna play etc. this especially applies to NA since there aren't as many top teams there as there are in EU
2019-11-14 11:20
nt Detona
2019-11-14 10:22
#11
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African Union mikecool 
Atk atk atk!
2019-11-14 10:25
s OMEGALUL m kept trashtalking while performed worst in his team OMEGALUL
2019-11-14 10:56
furia and 100t being in the same group is extremely haram
2019-11-14 11:28
#18
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South America mik00 
VSMBOT
2019-11-14 12:07
ATK is on top because they didn't lose a game like Sing?
2019-11-14 13:08
#21
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Singapore Trisha 
Probably on top because of a better round difference against their opponent
2019-11-14 13:16
#27
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World nakTriceps 
Map difference is always above Round difference.
2019-11-14 14:56
#22
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Brazil Beckermonster 
make this group and put furia and 100t in the same, nice seeding esl
2019-11-14 13:43
#23
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Brazil goatzera 
Detona is in a good level
2019-11-14 13:51
#28
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World nakTriceps 
Tough loss, btw. That 15-14 on Train... The two Defuse´s rounds in OT when it was 16-15 for DETONA, too...
2019-11-14 14:58
#31
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Brazil goatzera 
Yes, they will fix this with time
2019-11-14 17:44
#33
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World nakTriceps 
Hope fix for today´s match against Envy. Life or death game tonight. If they won, they still have a chance to qualify (ATK has to win against Singularity).
2019-11-14 19:05
gj
2019-11-14 13:57
Americas esl league is absolute garbage compared to Europe
2019-11-14 14:24
fan of favu LOLOLOLOL
2019-11-14 21:55
#26
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Ukraine d3adLY 
som is noob
2019-11-14 14:32
#29
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Russia BULLYHUNTER_8 
floppy poppin' off
2019-11-14 15:00
#34
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Brazil parrud0www 
DETONA played very well against NA teams
2019-11-14 20:01
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Brazil Projectrv 
lucaozy was the worst move detona could make. Hardzao was pretty much better than this guy.
2019-11-14 20:33
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