forZe qualify for ESL Pro League Season 11 Europe

forZe have assured themselves a place in ESL Pro League Season 11 Europe following a 3-0 victory over HAVU.

The two sides battled it out in the ESEA MDL Season 32 Finals for a spot in the next season of Pro League, with the loser of the matchup being sent to ESL Pro League Season 10 Pre-Relegation for another shot at promotion against EPL Season 10’s worst performers and Spirit, the third-placed MDL side.

Coming from the upper bracket, forZe entered the best-of-five matchup with a 1-0 map advantage over HAVU, with the Russian squad doubling their score as the opening map of Train concluded. HAVU made it far from easy, though, as the Finnish side pushed forZe all the way to double overtime, but standout performances from the duo of Bogdan "⁠xsepower⁠" Chernikov and Evgeny "⁠FL1T⁠" Lebedev edged the Russians over the line.

forZe will compete in the next season of Pro League

With forZe on the cusp of promotion, Andrey "⁠Jerry⁠" Mekhryakov and his squad turned their performance up a gear on Mirage in order to close out the series swiftly. forZe stormed to an 11-4 halftime lead off the back of numerous multi-kills from Dmitriy "⁠facecrack⁠" Alekseyev, but HAVU would not give up.

Despite the Russian squad hitting series point early in the second half, a late resurgence, led by Joonas "⁠doto⁠" Forss, enabled the Finns to narrow the deficit to 13-15. However, it was not to be as forZe shut down HAVU in the following round to secure a 16-13 score and close out the series 3-0 to book a place in the Pro League for the first time in the team's history.

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 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikovxsepower 66 - 39 +27 91.7 1.44
Russia Evgeny 'FL1T' LebedevFL1T 65 - 44 +21 93.1 1.42
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' MekhryakovJerry 52 - 46 +6 76.6 1.08
Russia Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyevfacecrack 44 - 49 -5 73.0 0.99
Russia Almaz 'almazer' Asadullinalmazer 37 - 39 -2 57.6 0.90
 HAVU K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Finland Joonas 'doto' Forssdoto 53 - 53 0 81.9 1.06
Finland Lasse 'ZOREE' UronenZOREE 51 - 46 +5 67.0 1.05
Finland Olli 'sLowi' PitkänensLowi 42 - 52 -10 63.1 0.87
Finland Eetu 'sAw' SahasAw 33 - 57 -24 62.2 0.75
Finland Aaro 'hoody' Peltokangashoody 35 - 56 -21 56.4 0.68

forZe will look to build on this promotion this weekend at the ESEA MDL Global Challenge, where $75,000 will be on the line. The Russian team, who are currently ranked 16th in the world, will then play their final event of the year on home soil as they will attend the $500,000 EPICENTER, in Moscow, from December 17-22.

The following teams are already confirmed for ESL Pro League Season 11 Europe:

Russia Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1122
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyev
Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyev
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1528
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Finland Joonas 'doto' Forss
Joonas 'doto' Forss
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
451
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Russia Evgeny 'FL1T' Lebedev
Evgeny 'FL1T' Lebedev
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
890
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
964
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.08
Well deserved but Faze will win EPL S11.
2019-12-13 21:19
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Spain Granjero
2019-12-13 21:21
5 replies
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#14
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Spain Granjero
0/8
2019-12-13 21:25
3 replies
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#21
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Spain Granjero
stop
2019-12-13 21:31
1 reply
Haha best Finnish team destroyed by t2 CIS. FIN CS OMEGALUL
2019-12-13 21:24
3 replies
Have u?
2019-12-13 21:27
No
2019-12-13 21:28
Best cis team destroyed tier 3 finnish mix
2019-12-13 23:55
EZ4ZE
2019-12-13 21:19
gg
2019-12-13 21:20
Next season winner B) EZ44ZE
2019-12-13 21:20
#5
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United States sorcrcrc
yee haw
2019-12-13 21:20
#6
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Denmark QBE_
Niceeee
2019-12-13 21:21
Natus Vincere xsepower in 2 weeks
2019-12-13 21:21
1 reply
#32
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Europe dan1elsen
Agreed 🤝
2019-12-13 23:31
how the fuck is HR on ESL 11 ?
2019-12-13 21:23
3 replies
#16
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Russia krenovich
they defeated Windigo ( that disbanded after epl) and avoided relegation
2019-12-13 21:27
#31
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Ukraine TBOY(2)
Shut up nerd
2019-12-13 22:49
1 reply
#37
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Finland N1ggers
LUL
2019-12-14 10:18
oof:(
2019-12-13 21:23
#13
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Russia M13F
Deserved wp
2019-12-13 21:24
Really noice
2019-12-13 21:26
gj deserved
2019-12-13 21:30
What else is new, expected from pros :D
2019-12-13 21:31
wait so a russain and finnish team flew to texas to have a single bo5 why what who approved of that
2019-12-13 21:36
2 replies
No, there is a Esea Global Challenge at the same place
2019-12-13 21:40
1 reply
AH i knew i'd be missing something. thanks
2019-12-13 21:41
hellraisers still in xd
2019-12-13 21:44
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Argentina Cushiion
Deserved, great team
2019-12-13 22:00
Hellraisers, North and BIG are in EPL goes to show how fast one can go hero to zero i supose
2019-12-13 22:15
forze is not fazepalm clan so too ez for top3 2020
2019-12-13 22:45
Ezzz
2019-12-13 23:38
very closed circuit
2019-12-13 23:55
WELL DESERVED Jerry OR SEXpower to NAVI next year :)
2019-12-14 02:15
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