Triumph ease past TeamOne to qualify for ESL Pro League Season 12

Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince and Rahul "⁠curry⁠" Nemani's last ride with Triumph was a successful one as they helped the team earn promotion to ESL Pro League with a 3-0 series victory over TeamOne.

After ESEA officially canceled MDL Global Challenge Season 33 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was determined that the MDL Season 33 playoffs bracket in each region would be played out to completion. In North America, Triumph, Bad News Bears, and TeamOne were the teams who had been left standing in the bracket, but due to the disbanding of Peter "⁠ptr⁠" Gurney's side, only the Brazilian roster and Triumph were left to play for a sole spot in ESL Pro League Season 12.

The match marked Grim and curry's final outing with the roster, with the former preparing to embark on a new chapter of his career as a part of Liquid, and the latter turning his focus towards college. The pair's last hurrah as a part of Triumph was a successful one as Alan "⁠Shakezullah⁠" Hardeman's troops entered the series against TeamOne with a one-map advantage, a result of them going undefeated in the upper bracket during the playoffs of MDL Season 33. Swift victories on Nuke and Inferno helped the team make short work of the Brazilian roster, earning them one of the final two spots in ESL's premier league. Sprout will take on AGO in the European grand finals for the final spot, with the match set to play out on August 17 at 17:00 .

Grim and curry helped secure Triumph promotion to EPL in their final outing

It was a strong performance from Gabe "⁠Spongey⁠" Greiner that helped put Triumph in control at the onset of Nuke, combining with Grim as the team charged ahead to an 11-4 lead at the end of their offensive effort. A pistol round victory and subsequent conversions gave TeamOne a moment of respite as they closed the gap, but multi-kill rounds from curry, Paytyn "⁠junior⁠" Johnson, and Spongey took Triumph over the line with a 16-9 map win.

TeamOne fared better on Inferno, making up for an 0-3 start by securing five rounds in a row to take the lead. The double AWP of curry and junior helped Triumph get back into the running, remaining steadfast in their defense to pull ahead 8-7 at halftime. However, the momentum of Pedro "⁠Maluk3⁠" Campos and company ran out following the side swap as Triumph once again took control on the T side, conceding only two additional rounds as they brought the series to a swift close to earn their promotion.

 Triumph K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Michael 'Grim' WinceGrim 45 - 28 +17 90.9 1.40
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnsonjunior 40 - 25 +15 77.2 1.36
United States Gabe 'Spongey' GreinerSpongey 41 - 28 +13 89.7 1.30
United States Rahul 'curry' Nemanicurry 36 - 30 +6 76.1 1.21
United States Alan 'Shakezullah' HardemanShakezullah 26 - 30 -4 73.6 1.03
 TeamOne K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Bruno 'b4rtiN' Câmarab4rtiN 33 - 31 +2 68.8 0.98
Brazil Matheus 'prt' Scuveroprt 29 - 35 -6 73.4 0.97
Brazil Matheus 'pesadelo' Panissetpesadelo 24 - 40 -16 66.1 0.80
Guatemala Mario 'malbsMd' SamayoamalbsMd 28 - 46 -18 66.1 0.76
Brazil Pedro 'Maluk3' CamposMaluk3 23 - 37 -14 52.5 0.70

The team list for ESL Pro League Season 12 now looks as follows:

United States Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
986
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.11
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
622
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
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United States Gabe 'Spongey' Greiner
Gabe 'Spongey' Greiner
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
470
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
United States Rahul 'curry' Nemani
Rahul 'curry' Nemani
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
201
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Paytyn 'junior' Johnson
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
168
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.09
Brazil Pedro 'Maluk3' Campos
Pedro 'Maluk3' Campos
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
701
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
United States Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
431
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
no one cars
2020-08-08 04:54
Liquid will waste his talent by giving shit role to him
2020-08-08 11:05
he keeps like 90% of his roles. what are you talking about. hltv.org/news/30029/adren-comments-on-gr.. read.
2020-08-08 13:19
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South Africa @FyreCS
Facts, +1
2020-08-08 13:47
i dont care about liquid or grim, but i cant stand people talking bs.
2020-08-08 14:44
teamone sucks worst br org
2020-08-08 16:45
hi
2020-08-08 23:20
#49
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South Africa @FyreCS
Respectable move, I like it
2020-08-12 18:35
damn he got quiet after that
2020-08-08 18:48
#2
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Netherlands ___Snowy___
Good showing from both teams
2020-08-08 04:55
#3
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France Uexo
what a nice way to leave Triumph
2020-08-08 04:55
#25
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North America DoodlyDick
left triumph with a triumph
2020-08-08 08:42
#27
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Denmark iLoVeReD
Lmao.
2020-08-08 10:19
#28
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Czech Republic VerySadGuy
+1
2020-08-08 10:28
EZ GRIM REAPER GOD OF DEATH
2020-08-08 04:56
Seeing Grim succeed makes EU mens mad :))
2020-08-08 05:11
#26
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Russia xtkjdtr001
How?
2020-08-08 09:50
#38
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United States Frotha
Ik, lol. WTF is he talking about
2020-08-08 14:09
#37
Sayf | 
Sweden KavelN
I fucking hope to see that dude destroy some top teams like astralis and faze
2020-08-08 14:06
SO EZ
2020-08-08 05:12
#7
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Syria LONE_8122
gg
2020-08-08 05:14
Easy
2020-08-08 05:17
Ezfor grim
2020-08-08 05:16
grim gave his team a going away gift...pro league...too bad triumph will most likely be at bottom of division...too many proven good teams...
2020-08-08 05:16
Getting there's an achievement you know
2020-08-08 05:17
dont underestimate junior, could easily be the best na awp given some time and triumph can build around him. they have have a good igl so they can prob get some fresh na talent with that epl slot
2020-08-08 18:49
Grim is really good.
2020-08-08 05:19
i hope liquid will let grim play his good positions coz his potential seem to be really good, in online at least
2020-08-08 05:24
It was said in an interview. Grim will get most of his previous spots.
2020-08-08 08:07
Lul Brazil cs
2020-08-08 05:34
#16
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Asia Blitzer
grim smurfing vs tier 9876 gonna b shit against vs top teams
2020-08-08 05:59
isnt it nice to his last time with the team go well
2020-08-08 06:01
NA has some talented players on the come ups. Curry and spongey looked natural playing their roles. Moose coming in is perfect. You made it shake, time to step up and win some minors!
2020-08-08 06:03
#39
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United States Frotha
Spongey isnt very good
2020-08-08 14:09
#19
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United States raymoney
Grim's last hoorah on Triumph. Huge fan of the guy and am so happy he gets to be on Liquid.
2020-08-08 06:14
good to hear
2020-08-08 11:08
triumph not a bad org for upcoming na talent, they got that epl spot. best of luck to them welcome grim though))
2020-08-08 06:24
expected
2020-08-08 06:27
#22
ZywOo | 
India aR__
Nice spicy curry
2020-08-08 06:38
#23
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Hungary subzera
team zero, ahaha
2020-08-08 07:46
#31
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Poland SebL
Great result. If Triumph would remove Spongey and don't take moose into the roster, and instead get ANDROID and MarKE, they could be a great team. If TeamOne would get rid of prt and malbsMd and take young talent like dumau and a star player with some experience like felps they could be decent to.
2020-08-08 11:48
Never gonna happy considering Android and MarkE play for ZPG and they're looking for an org. That whole roster could achieve so much more than the Triumph roster. Infinite and cooper are insane as well.
2020-08-08 12:06
#33
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Poland SebL
I agree about Infinite and Cooper-. Those guys are great.
2020-08-08 12:25
#40
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United States Frotha
Android will go to Valorant
2020-08-08 14:10
#34
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Austria Ectasian
literally never heard of anyone besdies grim, and onlybecause hes going to liquid... can these teams even compete with the rest of EPL?
2020-08-08 12:54
Triumph even without grim can compete in EPL, they are pretty good and can cause upsets.
2020-08-08 17:44
#45
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Brazil batcompany
I know that that the cash is not mine, tho I'm getting mad torwards teamone. They are playing in NA for years, and they can't to show any improvements. It's ok that they lost their best player, but even when trk was there, they were geeting their asses kicked by puggers that get no salary. Kakavel really shoulder reconsider his options, cause even if it's worth to keep the team in NA (maybe he can get better sponsors), the brand TeamOne is just ashaming us.
2020-08-08 18:31
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