forZe defeat EPG Family to win Spring Sweet Spring 1

forZe secured a spot at LAN Sweet LAN with their grand final victory over EPG Family.

EPG Family, the recent ESEA Premier champions, were on the road to adding another notch to their belt with a clean run at Spring Sweet Spring. Dmitry "⁠hooch⁠" Bogdanov’s men were going into the grand final with a 6-0 record in the tournament and a broader 11-match winning streak, but forZe spoiled their countrymen’s plans by taking the final three-map thriller, which ended in the 30th round of the decider map, to win the title.

This grand final victory puts the squad led by Andrey "⁠Jerry⁠" Mekhryakov through to the LAN Sweet LAN tournament, where a plethora of winners from the same tournament series will face off in Belgrade, including Snow Sweet Snow frontrunners mousesports, HAVU and FunPlus Phoenix, with the initial tentative dates aiming at it taking place next February.

A 1vs2 by FL1T in the decider map's last round gave forZe the victory

The grand final series started on Overpass, EPG Family's pick, although it was forZe who got ahead on the CT side. EPG Family quickly tied it up before a back-and-forth series of rounds ensued, although they finally took the three last rounds before the half. forZe brought the map back to a 12-12 tie with decisive offensives, but Aleksey "⁠El1an⁠" Gusev swung momentum in his team's favor with a four-kill round after which EPG Family went on to close out the map to take the lead in the series.

EPG Family and forZe brawled in the opening rounds of Mirage, with clutches by Aleksey "⁠NickelBack⁠" Trofimov and Almaz "⁠almazer⁠" Asadullin swinging momentum back-and-forth like a pendulum, although it was the squad under the orders of hooch who were able to run away initially, leading 7-3. An impressive comeback put forZe on top at the half, however, as they chained five rounds in a row before switching sides. On the CT side forZe continued to throw their weight around and ran away with their pick, 16-10, to force a third map.

It appeared as though forZe were going to be able to bring their CT-side momentum to Dust2, going up 3-0, but EPG Family turned the tables in the early rounds, winning five in a row, although they again ran out of steam as Aleksandr "⁠zorte⁠" Zagodyrenko and co. took the remaining rounds in a 10-5 half. A quick five in a row by EPG Family tied things up going into the last 10 rounds of the series, but they failed to keep the pace and fell behind, 11-15. EPG Family made a last stand heroic attempt at sending the map to overtime, but a 1vs2 clutch by Evgeny "⁠FL1T⁠" Lebedev with seconds left in the final round of regulation sealed the deal for his team to win the title.

Matchpage
1
2
5th May 2021
16
Overpass
13
10
Mirage
16
14
Dust2
16
 EPG Family K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
61 - 55 +6 82.7 1.15
67 - 64 +3 84.9 1.09
58 - 53 +5 72.1 1.06
48 - 58 -10 67.3 0.96
44 - 57 -13 58.8 0.85
 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
70 - 59 +11 84.5 1.18
62 - 56 +6 75.2 1.14
56 - 54 +2 70.0 1.10
58 - 54 +4 80.5 1.10
41 - 56 -15 55.0 0.79

The Spring Sweet Spring 1 final standings are:

1. Russia forZe - $44,000 + LAN Sweet LAN
2. Russia EPG Family - $4,000
3-4. Sweden fnatic
3-4. Brazil FURIA
5-8. Europe ENCE
5-8. Oceania EXTREMUM - $4,000
5-8. Russia Spirit
5-8. Czech Republic Sinners - $4,000
9-12. Bulgaria SKADE - $6,000
9-12. Poland AGO - $3,000
9-12. Kazakhstan K23 - $6,000
9-12. Europe Lyngby Vikings - $6,000
13-15. North America Extra Salt
13-15. Sweden Apeks
13-15. Bulgaria Fiend - $3,000
16-18. Europe MAD Lions - $3,000
16-18. Denmark Copenhagen Flames
16-18. Brazil Case - $3,000
19-20. Poland Izako Boars - $3,000
19-20. Sweden Young Ninjas - $3,000
21-23. Denmark AGF - $1,000
21-23. France LDLC - $1,000
21-23. Sweden Galaxy Racer - $1,000
24-26. Belgium EC Brugge - $1,000
24-26. Europe Nordavind - $1,000
24-26. Poland M1 EDEN - $1,000
27-28. Ukraine EC Kyiv - $1,000
27-28. France Ambush - $1,000

The LAN Sweet LAN team list so far is:

Europe FunPlus Phoenix
Finland HAVU
Europe mousesports
Russia forZe
Other Spring Sweet Spring #2
Other Spring Sweet Spring #3
Other Invite #1
Other Invite #2
Other Sun Sweet Sun #1
Other Sun Sweet Sun #2
Other Sun Sweet Sun #3
Other Fall Sweet Fall #1
Other Fall Sweet Fall #2
Other Fall Sweet Fall #3
Other Invite #3
Other Invite #4
Russia Almaz 'almazer' Asadullin
Almaz 'almazer' Asadullin
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1152
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
Russia Aleksey 'El1an' Gusev
Aleksey 'El1an' Gusev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
892
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1237
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
Russia Aleksey 'NickelBack' Trofimov
Aleksey 'NickelBack' Trofimov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
980
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Russia Aleksandr 'zorte' Zagodyrenko
Aleksandr 'zorte' Zagodyrenko
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
403
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
Russia Evgeny 'FL1T' Lebedev
Evgeny 'FL1T' Lebedev
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1005
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
#1
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Denmark KING_VITO
1st comment LETS GO. CIS domination
2021-05-05 22:16
3 replies
ur greatest achievement yet? xd
2021-05-05 22:22
2 replies
#21
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Denmark KING_VITO
probably
2021-05-05 22:35
1 reply
2 invited teams got 2-0d in semis and the other 2 couldnt advance to finals, tier 2 scene closed the gap
2021-05-06 01:17
top1 inc
2021-05-05 22:16
Forza forZe
2021-05-05 22:16
#4
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Latvia YungPan666
5th team
2021-05-05 22:16
#5
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Russia d0lbaeb
nice peek forester jk, unluko EPG
2021-05-05 22:16
they are looking hot
2021-05-05 22:17
gg
2021-05-05 22:17
epg nt forze deserved
2021-05-05 22:17
1 reply
#29
mir | 
Russia ErleN_
+1
2021-05-05 22:56
#9
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Romania Lil_fps
Damn fl1t balls of steel
2021-05-05 22:18
1 reply
I remember a FL1T fl1ck
2021-05-05 23:15
gg
2021-05-05 22:18
wheres furia?
2021-05-05 22:18
1 reply
Flukia/flukeria 3-4 place
2021-05-05 23:23
#12
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Pakistan LoOuU2
FL1T finally getting some support from his team again , long time underrated CIS guy. GG
2021-05-05 22:18
2 replies
navi tried to pick him before perfecto but forze asked to much money
2021-05-06 13:07
1 reply
#79
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Yea CIS buyouts are insane.
2021-05-06 17:58
#13
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Portugal dracø
give this guys an org! CIS is strong af rn
2021-05-05 22:18
overhyped bot el1an
2021-05-05 22:20
forze back, very nice:)
2021-05-05 22:22
#17
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Russia flennyiwnl
that last round ....
2021-05-05 22:23
#18
dumau | 
Germany felo
Easiest money of my life betting 4 times on Forze in this tournament thank you zorte you deserve it )))
2021-05-05 22:23
Fl1t xiter?
2021-05-05 22:27
Nice run epg gg
2021-05-05 22:33
6k for 9-12th but 4k for 2nd place? What?
2021-05-05 22:35
3 replies
you get extra money for going 3-0 in groupstage or somth like that, which epg obv didnt do
2021-05-05 22:56
2 replies
EPG were 3-0 in the group stage
2021-05-05 22:57
1 reply
thats why i said somth like that, i dont know exactly
2021-05-05 23:06
EPG EZ 4000$
2021-05-05 22:36
congratulations forze, it means that the hires worked
2021-05-05 22:36
#25
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Brazil Anarchybr
Deserved! I’m not even bothered by the loss FURIA had today because they were invited directly to the semi finals and I thinks this is very very unfair.
2021-05-05 22:51
#26
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Australia txshirx
Am I dumb or why does some teams not get any $?
2021-05-05 22:53
1 reply
#28
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Russia Elvem
bcs they were invited while others team went throught the group stage
2021-05-05 22:56
God Zhenya! ggs
2021-05-05 23:00
#32
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Russia Elvem
Pretty good season league for tier 2 and even for some tier 1 teams tbh
2021-05-05 23:02
#34
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Poland sosiad
first place - 40000 second place - 4000 lol
2021-05-05 23:07
2 replies
9th place 6000 lmao
2021-05-05 23:14
That's what I thought 0 logic
2021-05-05 23:22
fnatic KEKW
2021-05-05 23:14
#38
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Poland SebL
forZe is actually looking pretty good. EPG Family is great, they are a TOP 20 team for me, and I'm surprised they didn't win this, but sometimes you win sometimes you lose, unlucky, they will comeback stronger.
2021-05-05 23:18
Fnatic and Flukeria kekw. Congrats Forze and Epg. And Ence kekw meme team btw
2021-05-05 23:24
fl1t spinbot poggers
2021-05-05 23:35
1 reply
I was scrolling down just to see this comment xD
2021-05-06 04:46
epg lost this final so they continue playing the next spring sweet spring tournaments. Either that or they are LAN dodging
2021-05-05 23:42
1 reply
#45
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United States _salmoN
I think HAVU got to play Snow Sweet Snow 3 after winning #2
2021-05-05 23:46
lmao wtf they need 8 more tournaments before they can do the LAN?
2021-05-05 23:45
#46
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Philippines orengj
El1an dodge the LAN hahaha
2021-05-06 00:18
1 reply
el1an lose on purpose so he can come to G2, iq200
2021-05-06 00:27
#48
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African Union mikecool
They are a forze to be reckoned with ;)
2021-05-06 00:50
#49
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Peru SuperGOD
good team , soon, tier 10
2021-05-06 01:00
#50
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Ukraine Kastrulya
Russian cs > all
2021-05-06 01:12
2 replies
#60
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Russia Voldarck
+1
2021-05-06 07:27
fakeflagger
2021-05-06 09:21
Good attempt by EPG, sadly not enough !
2021-05-06 01:54
So proud of this team getting back to their winning ways. They need to show a little more consistency on the CT side but this could be another good tier 2 squad to watch.
2021-05-06 02:02
#55
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Brazil hugoooo
They just beat EPG, FURIA and Spirit... looking strong as fuck
2021-05-06 02:16
Why second place - 4000 and some teams 9-12 - 6000?
2021-05-06 05:20
2 replies
Invite team = no money
2021-05-06 07:35
1 reply
#67
NiKo | 
Brazil MarcGP
W invite you, beat you and you leave with no money..
2021-05-06 15:31
Well played
2021-05-06 07:14
online era = dumbest shit ever
2021-05-06 09:23
11 replies
#65
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Russia CYETA
why is that?
2021-05-06 13:07
10 replies
if you ask this question, then you're d**b too
2021-05-06 16:04
9 replies
#69
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Russia CYETA
a simple question to which you cant provide an answer
2021-05-06 16:04
8 replies
the answer is: dumb irrelevant teams play good at this era, cuz it is dumb online
2021-05-06 16:43
7 replies
#72
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Russia CYETA
still didnt answer the question, how come theres correlation between dumb and online?
2021-05-06 17:09
6 replies
dumb and online are almost synonyms. irrelevant tier3-4 teams like Virtus and Gambit play good at this time, while teams like Astralis, NAVI, Vitality play worse
2021-05-06 17:12
5 replies
#74
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Russia CYETA
virtus pro were good on lans, gambit didnt get to play many lans since they were new team, navi are as good online as they were on lan, vitality literally peaked online and barely accomplished anything on lan
2021-05-06 17:13
4 replies
check their stats before dumb online era and then talk, blind fanboy
2021-05-06 17:15
3 replies
#76
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Russia CYETA
yes, i forgot teams arent allowed to eventually improve with time :( you're mad that furia lost to a better team and now you're talking out of your ass by providing worst examples lmao
2021-05-06 17:17
2 replies
i'm mad because irrelevant teams suddenly became "good" ONLY during online era. (somehow)
2021-05-06 17:17
1 reply
#78
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Russia CYETA
but out of teams you provided only gambit became good and thats because of the hardwork they put 24/7 for the last 2 years?
2021-05-06 17:18
gj 4ze. nt epg
2021-05-06 13:03
nice
2021-05-06 16:43
#80
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Canada sexic
EZ
2021-05-07 08:07
#81
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Argentina marce1g
let's goooo <3
2021-05-08 23:13
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