ESEA MDL Season 33 reaches playoffs

The regular seasons of ESEA MDL in Europe, North America, and Australia have been played out and the playoff brackets are now set.

Eight teams secured spots in the playoffs of each region, with teams dropping out due to participation in ESL Pro League Season 33 or Flashpoint 1 causing significant shifts on the European side of things. Following exits from BIG, HAVU and Spirit, Sprout and GamerLegion ended up securing the two top seeds going into playoffs.

Spiidi's team topped the EU division of MDL

AGO and pro100 followed closely, with Japaleno, HellRaisers, Nordavind and Movistar Riders completing the playoff bracket in Europe. At the bottom of the league are two Polish teams, Illuminar and Wisla Krakow, who will have to fight for their place in ESEA MDL S34 through relegation.

Europe ESEA MDL S33 standing:

1. Germany Sprout (playoffs)
2. Sweden GamerLegion (playoffs)
3. Poland AGO (playoffs)
4. Russia pro100 (playoffs)
5. Sweden Japaleno (playoffs)
6. Ukraine HellRaisers (playoffs)
7. Europe Nordavind (playoffs)
8. Spain Movistar Riders (playoffs)
9. Belarus Nemiga
10. Poland PACT
11. Denmark Singularity
12. Europe Demolition Crew
13. Germany Unicorns of Love
14. Poland Illuminar (relegation)
15. Poland Wisla Krakow (relegation)

*Spirit and BIG have been moved up to ESL Pro League S11, HAVU has pulled out of MDL to take part in Flashpoint.

According to the initial announcement, the three best teams from European and North American playoffs were to secure spots at the MDL Global Challenge LAN in April, where Pro League spots would be given out. However, due to the coronavirus outbreak, it is uncertain if the Global Challenge LAN will take place.

MDL Season 33 playoffs will be played using a BO3, double-elimination bracket:

Germany Sprout vs. Spain Movistar Riders
Russia pro100 vs. Sweden Japaleno
Poland AGO vs. Ukraine HellRaisers
Sweden GamerLegion vs. Europe Nordavind

Under 21 surprisingly topped ESEA MDL S33 North America leading into playoffs, with their standout player being Rahul "⁠curry⁠" Nemani with a 1.27 rating. Among other teams that made the playoffs are Peter "⁠ptr⁠" Gurney's Bad News Bears, as well as TeamOne, Chaos, and Mythic

North America ESEA MDL S33 standing:

1. United States Under 21 (playoffs)
2. United States Recon 5 (playoffs)
3. United States Bad News Bears (playoffs)
4. United States Triumph (playoffs)
5. United States Chaos (playoffs)
6. United States Rugratz (playoffs)
7. Brazil TeamOne (playoffs)
8. United States Mythic (playoffs)
9. United States Swole Identity
10. United States Station7
11. United States Monstars
12. United States Big Frames
13. Canada District 7
14. United States Divine (relegation)
14. North America New England Whalers (relegation)
15. Canada OCG (relegation)
16. Colombia Infinity (relegation)
17. United States Thunder Logic (relegation)
18. United States In The Lab (relegation)

Just like in Europe, eight teams will be in competition in the double-elimination playoffs:

United States Under 21 vs. United States Mythic
United States Chaos vs. United States Triumph
United States Rugratz vs. United States Bad News Bears
United States Recon 5 vs. Brazil TeamOne

Alongside Europe and North America, the ESEA MDL S33 was played out in Australia as well, with the playoff bracket looking as follows:

Australia AVANT vs. Australia Skyfire
Australia Chiefs vs. Australia TRIDENT
Australia Ground Zero vs. Australia Rooster
Australia ORDER vs. Australia Paradox

United States Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Age:
32
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
944
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
United States Rahul 'curry' Nemani
Rahul 'curry' Nemani
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
113
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
BIG withdraw? xD
2020-03-16 17:04
5 replies
#5
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Sweden Lingon
Thy are playing EPL
2020-03-16 17:05
They withdrew before getting destroyed by Riders again
2020-03-16 18:10
3 replies
By who?
2020-03-16 19:28
1 reply
Movie Stars
2020-03-16 22:01
+1
2020-03-17 00:19
EZ FOR GERMANY!
2020-03-16 17:04
more match-fixing!
2020-03-16 17:05
#6
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Sweden WaSee
who?
2020-03-16 17:05
Going for either gamerlegion, movistar riders or sprout for the win.
2020-03-16 17:07
Sprout ez
2020-03-16 17:11
1 reply
+1
2020-03-16 17:12
EZ4RIDERS
2020-03-16 17:11
#14
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Russia KamaraD
Why Nemiga 9th place??? They have more points then Movistar
2020-03-16 17:13
5 replies
I think cuz rounds difference (-2) (+16)
2020-03-16 17:16
#17
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Spain ZephyrBruh
Head to head games, riders beat nemiga
2020-03-16 17:20
HLTV tournament table is wrong. BIG, Spirit and HAVU are counted as a win for all of the teams, while on HLTV if a team has played a match against one of these teams before their withdrawal and lost it still counts as a loss.
2020-03-16 17:28
2 replies
#36
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Russia KamaraD
Oh... If they withdraw it's not a tech lose?
2020-03-17 14:05
1 reply
It is. But on HLTV if they played a match and won it's still counted as a lose for a team that lost to them. So situation with Nemiga and MR is that MR lost to those teams, so HLTV shows these matches as a loss. But since these teams withdrew from league they actually count as a win for MR. And so MR and Nemiga have same amount of points, but MR won head to head.
2020-03-18 03:30
#16
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Slovakia xaboff
Respect to Chaos for not withdrawing from MDL when they got invited to Flashpoint... unlike one finnish team
2020-03-16 17:19
1 reply
Unlike the Finnish bots they realized that they wouldn't participate in the next season of Flashpoint so they have to stay in MDL.
2020-03-16 17:39
#19
mir | 
Russia M13F
Ez for Spirit Oh wait...
2020-03-16 17:22
#20
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Spain x676
EZ 4 RIDERS
2020-03-16 17:33
Go Riders! Thanks big , spirit and havu
2020-03-16 18:11
#27
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United States B0b3rT
Damn the whalers really almost made it but relegation will be no problem for them
2020-03-16 18:33
ez for nordavind if Rubino comes back!
2020-03-16 19:09
NO ESPER NO MDL!
2020-03-16 20:51
Poland CS ULTRALUL 2 teams in lower level relegation :DDD
2020-03-16 21:00
ez riders
2020-03-17 00:00
#35
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Poland FreeSnacer
2 polish teams in relegation, pretty sad, that our scene is so bad...
2020-03-17 13:02
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