TeamOne overrun New England Whalers to qualify for ESL Pro League Season 13

The Brazilian roster's one-map advantage proved beneficial as they made short work of the New England Whalers in the best-of-five MDL grand final to qualify for ESL Pro League Season 13.

TeamOne have emerged victorious from the North American division of ESEA MDL Season 35, besting Ben "⁠ben1337⁠" Smith's New England Whalers 3-0 in the grand final (1-0 default, 16-6 Dust2, 16-10 Mirage). The victory sees TeamOne book a direct ticket to ESL Pro League Season 13 after the qualification spots were reassigned to the winners of the North American and European divisions of MDL following the cancellation of ESEA Season 35 Global Challenge.

The two finalists were the clear frontrunners during the regular season, earning the top two seeds heading into the playoffs. Pedro "⁠Maluk3⁠" Campos's men came out on top of their initial meeting against the Whalers in the upper bracket final, edging out a win in two maps, with ben1337 and company earning redemption by easing past Secret Club in the consolidation final to setup a rematch against the Brazilians for the title.

TeamOne have secured a spot in ESL Pro League Season 13

TeamOne, who entered the grand final with a one-map advantage due to their undefeated run in the upper bracket, kicked off their own pick of Dust2 in solid form, making up for a pistol round loss with a successful force-buy to take control.

An eight-round spree helmed by a strong showing from Matheus "⁠prt⁠" Scuvero put the Brazilians well ahead before the Whalers were able to respond, but rounds were few and far between for ben1337's side as TeamOne posted an 11-4 lead at the break before closing out their pick in fast fashion to go up 2-0 in the series.

The New England Whalers looked similarly out of sorts on their Mirage pick, piecing together a small lead at the onset before TeamOne put up a stalwart defense to pull ahead 10-5 heading into the side swap. A brief back-and-forth force-buy war at the start of the second half was won by Maluk3's men, who only conceded three additional rounds before closing out the series with a 16-10 scoreline to qualify for ESL Pro League Season 13.

 TeamOne K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Matheus 'pesadelo' Panissetpesadelo 44 - 31 +13 99.4 1.47
Brazil Matheus 'prt' Scuveroprt 39 - 24 +15 81.7 1.43
Brazil Bruno 'b4rtiN' Câmarab4rtiN 38 - 27 +11 75.6 1.16
Brazil Pedro 'Maluk3' CamposMaluk3 31 - 29 +2 81.6 1.14
Guatemala Mario 'malbsMd' SamayoamalbsMd 37 - 27 +10 73.8 1.14
 New England Whalers K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Brendan 'Bwills' WilliamsBwills 36 - 35 +1 77.0 1.02
United States Josh 'PwnAlone' PiguePwnAlone 31 - 39 -8 71.3 0.86
Canada Jonathan 'djay' Dallaldjay 29 - 36 -7 62.2 0.85
United States Ramal 'Rampage' SilvaRampage 22 - 41 -19 68.0 0.72
United States Ben 'ben1337' Smithben1337 19 - 38 -19 49.7 0.58

ESEA MDL Season 35 North America final standings:

1. Brazil TeamOne - $12,500, ESL Pro League Season 13
2. United States New England Whalers - $10,000
3. United States Secret Club - $5,000
4. United States Mythic - $2,500
5-6. United States Depth
5-6. United States Rebirth
7-8. Canada RBG
7-8. Canada Russian Canadians
9. North America Rugratz
10. United States Eclipse
11. United States Incognito
12. United States Third Impact
13. United States ex-Polar Ace
14. United States Vireo.pro - MDL S35 Relegation
15. United States ex-Recon 5 - MDL S35 Relegation
16. United States ImPerium - MDL S35 Relegation
17. United States Kinship - MDL S35 Relegation
18. United States Swole Patrol - Disbanded

Brazil Pedro 'Maluk3' Campos
Pedro 'Maluk3' Campos
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
755
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
United States Ben 'ben1337' Smith
Ben 'ben1337' Smith
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
521
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Brazil Matheus 'prt' Scuvero
Matheus 'prt' Scuvero
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
516
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Feels bad
2020-11-19 01:57
8 replies
who cars NA cs
2020-11-19 02:08
7 replies
3 replies
poggers
2020-11-19 07:46
1 reply
Brazil > NA What a surprise
2020-11-19 13:55
#57
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Sweden RSKcsgo
malta > usa
2020-11-19 13:19
1 reply
beautiful
2020-11-19 07:46
#71
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South Africa Graug_RSA
You obviously care. You opened a news link, and commented on the post... Why do you care so much? NA CS man.
2020-11-20 07:27
#3
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Argentina xpl0d3
Nice
2020-11-19 01:57
Lets go Team One
2020-11-19 01:58
#6
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Canada firtlast
only one spot for pro league? didn’t it make sense to have two?
2020-11-19 01:59
5 replies
#17
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United States BGS
I believe there was a post mentioning how covid refuced the spots available. Don’t quote me though as it could have instead been about how certain regions lost their ESP spot for this season.
2020-11-19 02:33
3 replies
#29
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Canada firtlast
ok Bandos Godsword
2020-11-19 03:49
2 replies
#30
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United States BGS
I came before bandos! :D
2020-11-19 03:54
1 reply
#38
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Canada firtlast
ok Before Godsword
2020-11-19 06:13
#51
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Portugal Hmikas
the other spot is for europe
2020-11-19 10:18
One Brazilian team in the entire league full of NA teams and they come first lol
2020-11-19 02:00
12 replies
#20
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United States BGS
To be fair they REALLY care. I tried interviewing every N/A MDL team (50% replied) and this was mals answer to a follow up question on if it’s frustrating trying to practice in N/A current environment: “It is true, but we aren't focusing on staying in MDL and get a good record, we are looking to move forward and make it to EPL and to win top tier events.” They are putting in 6-7 hours a day as a team. They have a goal and accomplished their first part.
2020-11-19 02:45
8 replies
#25
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Brazil parrud0www
Nice!! They deserve it
2020-11-19 03:10
#33
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Indonesia begalracer
Upvote this one
2020-11-19 05:03
Then why are they so bad then if theyr actually trying? Go watch european pro matches demos and try to learn. Plain and simple. When i was watching triumph vs team one nuke, i just thought to myself, how on earth those guys doesnt know how to do yard smokes and go b. If supposedly the pro team, simply too lazy to learn basics, what can we expect from mdl randoms. I bet by “we are trying” he means - we are playing entire day for fun as any other gamer and we will see what happens
2020-11-19 08:17
5 replies
#61
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Egypt w7tv
what the fk are u on, they just 3-0 on final and got 15W 2L the entire tournament go hate your UK scene no scener
2020-11-19 14:33
4 replies
Being “good” at the worst level isnt really acomplishment. Look at t1/triump they are better than those mdl teams and yet they get completelly shit on by tier 1, when tier 1 is not even trying. Of whalers would try as hard as they tell they do, they should atleast be able to compete woth tier 2 teams, yet they get shit on by teamone
2020-11-19 14:54
3 replies
#65
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Egypt w7tv
nt whalers on the scene since 2011 and got nothing relevant those guys teamone has been improving for long, hltv.org/matches/2344448/100-thieves-vs-.. they are starting confronting t1 teams again and not doing so badly triumph had his hardcarry (grim) removed, they made a couple steps back, few roaster changes and could be an EU competitor (wtf this doesnt exist)
2020-11-19 15:08
2 replies
Wait that interview was of team1, not whalers?
2020-11-19 15:19
1 reply
#69
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United States BGS
If you’re referring to my post, yes. Mal is on teamONE and he is the one who partook in the small interview with me. I don’t think you should be comparing them to any sort of European team right now as they just finished climbing the hurting N/A ranks. That isn’t to take anything away from them but the competition they face both in matches and in practice does, in my opinion, hinder their performance just a bit.
2020-11-19 19:04
#35
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United States Gonginator
Team One isn't bad. They've been trying to make a name for themselves in NA for quite some time now because they outgrew Brazil. While I'm a bit sad for New England Whalers, I'm sure that this will make them try even harder next season. I hope this "inspires" the other NA teams to actually try and do something if they really want to make it to the pro leagues for ESL and other events / leagues.
2020-11-19 05:38
2 replies
Outgrew brazillia and trying to make a name in NA hmm
2020-11-19 06:42
1 reply
#42
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United States Gonginator
I hope you're not trying to make a racist joke because it's old, overused, and not funny. You're laughing, but you see that some Brazilian teams have moved overseas from Brazil to NA in hopes of competing with the best by reaching the top of the ladder in NA. Brazil has a number of promising teams who want to win more than a lot of NA teams, so when they start beating NA teams, NA fans shouldn't get upset.
2020-11-19 07:40
#9
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Brazil pEdrAon1
LETS FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2020-11-19 02:03
SO EZ FOR MALBSMD GOGOGOGOGO
2020-11-19 02:06
2 replies
Lets GO guatemalanozinho
2020-11-19 02:23
1 reply
#26
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Brazil parrud0www
+1
2020-11-19 03:11
#11
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Canada Btards
team one at their peek
2020-11-19 02:08
#13
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Argentina cheapdeed
worst part is team one isnt even good they just grinding money and hltv points LOL
2020-11-19 02:11
1 reply
#21
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Brazil chico12
flag lol
2020-11-19 02:44
2 strong, congrats T1
2020-11-19 02:20
Winner of NA ESEA MDL Season 35 isnt even North American Is this where we should say that NA cs is officially dead?
2020-11-19 02:33
1 reply
#32
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Brazil hugoooo
lots of BR teams already won NA MDL
2020-11-19 04:43
honestly shows how bad NA is atm, any decent competition and t1 would have no chance, they make way too many mistakes and throw ecos like no tomorrow.. but they could be ok if they fixed those issues
2020-11-19 02:36
1 reply
#22
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United States BGS
They did what they had to do. They do not use the “no competition” as an excuse but it must make some parts of practicing a bit tough in terms of looking better.
2020-11-19 02:47
o v e r r u n
2020-11-19 02:47
Swole Patrol :( i miss cooper
2020-11-19 02:54
2 replies
#31
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Philippines EDBX
Swole Patrol would have taken this.
2020-11-19 04:00
1 reply
Absolutely agreed man
2020-11-19 05:08
#27
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Brazil parrud0www
Nice!! Go T1
2020-11-19 03:11
Let’s got team one so much potential
2020-11-19 03:13
#37
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African Union mikecool
Ez br team
2020-11-19 05:54
who won who?
2020-11-19 06:45
1 reply
teamone vs ne Whalers
2020-11-19 08:02
not expected O_O
2020-11-19 09:02
#48
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Poland SebL
TeamOne is looking insane atm., if they could play in Europe they would be TOP 15 team. And Whalers are showing a little bit of life left in them, with small changes they could be really good.
2020-11-19 09:31
2 replies
Delusional
2020-11-19 10:04
1 reply
#64
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Poland SebL
Not true at all.
2020-11-19 14:58
#50
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Georgia Megobari
NA CS is dead :(
2020-11-19 10:04
#53
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Europe k1otaN
Brazilian Cs LULW NA CS Omegalul
2020-11-19 10:44
#54
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Brazil tdsgg
#GOONE POG
2020-11-19 11:26
#56
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Greece 1926
ben is so bad i swear...
2020-11-19 12:54
Nice ! Good luck Teamone
2020-11-19 13:45
#59
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Brazil 3nzow
BRASIL DOMINATED NA SCENE
2020-11-19 13:48
next MDL champion = pain gaming
2020-11-19 14:37
1 reply
#68
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United States BGS
You could very well be right but New England Whalers should also be back and looking great.
2020-11-19 18:06
#67
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United States B0b3rT
Yo why did my comment get deleted wtf is this I didn’t do anything wrong? First ever first comment,on an article about my team and this happens
2020-11-19 18:04
E faz meme
2020-11-20 01:42
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