AGO qualify for ESL Pro League after strong ESEA Premier season

A 3-0 grand final victory in a Polish derby earned AGO a spot at the prestigious tournament, while Anonymo will have to settle for the newly-created EPL Conference.

AGO swept their contrymen from Anonymo 3-0 in the grand final of ESEA Premier Season 38 (default win, 19-17 Dust2, 16-6 Nuke) to close out the season and claim the main prize: $20,000 and a spot in ESL Pro League Season 15 which takes place in March - April of 2022.

"The Hawks" completed a strong season (5W - 2L in groups) with an impressive playoffs run — dropping just one map across four series —, despite losing two key players in Michał "⁠snatchie⁠" Rudzki and Karol "⁠rallen⁠" Rodowicz after the group stage.

Their two youngsters, Szymon "⁠kRaSnaL⁠" Mrozek and Miłosz "⁠mhL⁠" Knasiak, stepped up to the task and pushed their team to the title despite playing without their new in-game leader Denis "⁠Grashog⁠" Hristov.

mhL only featured in the playoffs, but averaged an event-high 1.33 rating

The other finalist, Anonymo, also had roster issues but managed to claim a spot in ESL Pro League Season 15 Conference while using benched player Kamil "⁠KEi⁠" Pietkun as a stand-in. BLINK are left disappointed after a 7W-1L group stage and 2-0 victories over Wisla Krakow and LDLC, and DBL PONEY in the playoffs, as Anonymo defeated them twice to see the Albanian team finish one spot short from qualifying for an event of higher stature.

ESL Pro League Season 15 schedule:
Conference: November 23-28 (online)
Group stage: March 9-April 3, 2022
Playoffs: April 5-10, 2022

ESL Pro League Season 15 Conference team list:

Brazil GODSENT
North America Extra Salt
Australia Renegades
Brazil Sharks
+5-8 National Champ. slots
Mongolia Renewal
Poland Anonymo
Europe DH Open November
North America ESEA Premier runners-up

ESL Pro League Season 15 team list:

Australia Looking For Org
Poland AGO
North America ESEA Premier winners
Other EPL Conference
Other EPL Conference
Other EPL Conference
Other TBD
Other TBD
Other TBD
Other TBD
Other TBD
Other TBD

The relegation tournament for ESEA Premier Season 38 was happening at the same time as the playoffs, where the four worst Premier teams, three best Advanced teams, and Copenhagen Flames as the invited team competed for four spots in the next season of Premier. There was little room for surprises as the four highest-ranked squads came out on top.

Movistar Riders staved off relegation, 1WIN and Nemiga stepped up from Advanced, and Copenhagen Flames proved they were worthy of a slot by beating Endpoint and Enterprise in the lower bracket despite a default loss to Apeks in the first match. After peaking at No. 22 in the world in August, demotion to ESEA Advanced will come as big hit to Endpoint who haven't found their footing since the departure of William "⁠mezii⁠" Merriman to fnatic.

Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1691
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
Poland Miłosz 'mhL' Knasiak
Miłosz 'mhL' Knasiak
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
366
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.64
United Kingdom William 'mezii' Merriman
William 'mezii' Merriman
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
397
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
Poland Kamil 'KEi' Pietkun
Kamil 'KEi' Pietkun
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
550
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
Bulgaria Denis 'Grashog' Hristov
Denis 'Grashog' Hristov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
42
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.68
Poland Michał 'snatchie' Rudzki
Michał 'snatchie' Rudzki
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
Poland Szymon 'kRaSnaL' Mrozek
Szymon 'kRaSnaL' Mrozek
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
35
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
#1
hades | 
Poland Amirek
nice! mhl too good altought I don't think -rallen was the good choice
2021-10-17 22:23
3 replies
#12
Xyp9x | 
Poland f3nce
rallen left team on his own decision :(
2021-10-17 22:34
2 replies
yeah ik((
2021-10-17 22:59
1 reply
Deserved, finally no Sinners to stop them
2021-10-18 04:21
ez x2
2021-10-17 22:21
#4
mhL | 
Poland Yomenik
Ez4mhL
2021-10-17 22:22
#5
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Europe KubusiekxD
Great
2021-10-17 22:24
noice!
2021-10-17 22:26
#7
PAGO | 
Poland Kazk
L
2021-10-17 22:28
#8
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Greece s1mp_le
mhl too stronk
2021-10-17 22:29
#9
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Poland ethereal0
tommorow rallen and snatchie to anonymo :)
2021-10-17 22:30
3 replies
#27
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Poland Totali_
what a downgrade, right?
2021-10-18 00:02
2 replies
mhl > snatchie krasnal ? Rallen (future will tell us)
2021-10-18 00:50
1 reply
#36
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Poland Totali_
i know, i said its a downgrade for snatchie and rallen
2021-10-18 02:10
EZ anonymo so bad
2021-10-17 22:31
#11
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Sweden pawn73
Easyyy
2021-10-17 22:31
#13
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Poland Jevilek
POLSKA GUROM
2021-10-17 22:35
lets go poland cs))
2021-10-17 22:41
polish mountain
2021-10-17 22:46
#16
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Poland Master2235
Polska Gurom
2021-10-17 22:49
pogu
2021-10-17 22:54
#19
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Hungary szia
not at all one i was expecting to win premier very well done AGO, very ez 4 godMHL, ggs
2021-10-17 23:10
#20
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Poland Kobel_
ez
2021-10-17 23:11
#21
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Argentina fedezera
ez
2021-10-17 23:12
#22
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Poland deepayy
Niceeee B)
2021-10-17 23:27
#23
mhL | 
Poland Yomenik
Pog
2021-10-17 23:31
the only polish team i'm not able to cheer for, sadge for anonymo D:
2021-10-17 23:32
5 replies
#28
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Poland Totali_
why?
2021-10-18 00:03
1 reply
fishy and childish org + totally boring team without any personality
2021-10-19 19:09
#29
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Poland crouzzz
All deserved, best Polish team and org once again smashes the most overrated team in Poland with the biggest kiddo fanbase. WP AGO
2021-10-18 00:05
2 replies
#38
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Finland SamulisS
Xddd Who played on rmr? Oh not ago
2021-10-18 07:59
1 reply
#43
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Poland crouzzz
rmr? anonymo lost there literally all matches who played 3 times in EPL?
2021-10-18 17:19
#25
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Australia Australis
mhL diff
2021-10-17 23:50
#26
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Japan Legoshi
ez for poland
2021-10-17 23:52
Time to show up mhl :)
2021-10-18 00:21
AGO? How come this team still exists
2021-10-18 00:36
2 replies
#33
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United States Rayduh
Right? I don’t remember them being relevant
2021-10-18 00:37
1 reply
fr, last time I've heard something about them was in 2019 I think
2021-10-18 00:38
#32
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United States Rayduh
I wanted Anonymo
2021-10-18 00:37
#39
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Poland lustro
good we need this star mhl . not washed old noob like innocent
2021-10-18 08:34
1 reply
It's good to see that he's not performing worse than snatchie.
2021-10-18 09:03
lets gooo!
2021-10-18 09:51
#42
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Poland SebL
This just feels great, they have lost their 2 best players ahead of the playoffs and they played great anyway, good to see a Polish team stabilise inside the TOP 30, I think that they will show great CS in EPL, like really, those young boys have so much potential, I'm so hyped up, GGWP AGO you really deserved it!
2021-10-18 16:03
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