Movistar Riders win ESL Masters, qualify for ESL Conference

The Spanish team will now compete for a spot at ESL Pro League after winning the domestic title.

Movistar Riders have been crowned ESL Masters champions after taking down SAW 2-1, making it their fourth consecutive victory in the domestic tournament, all of which they won against their Portuguese foes.

This time around it happened on home soil at the Movistar Esports Center in Madrid, Spain, where the two teams battled on LAN for the Iberian crown and a spot at ESL Conference, the vestibule of ESL's flagship league, ESL Pro League.

This victory brings Movistar Riders's win count to three since returning from PGL Stockholm, their first Major, as they also defeated 1WIN and Nemiga in ESEA Premier bouts this week.

Movistar Riders

The series kicked off on Ancient, SAW's pick, where the Portuguese squad got off to a quick start on the attack, hitting double digits by half time to bring it home without a hitch on the defense with a stellar Tiago "⁠JUST⁠" Moura.

The series got dicey for Movistar Riders as they struggled to gain control on Nuke despite keeping things very tight on the attacking side, going into the half down by just one round.

Unable to take immediate control, SAW had a chance to run away with the series, but Alejandro "⁠mopoz⁠" Fernández-Quejo Cano and company were finally able to settle late into the map to turn things around, 16-12.

Everything came down to Inferno, where the team led by Alejandro "⁠alex⁠" Masanet played a very calm and collected terrorist side which ended up with the Spaniards hitting double digits before the switch. SAW won an all-important second pistol round to try and bring things back in their favor, but a blundered round against a a full eco allowed Movistar Riders to pounce and take the map 16-7.

Matchpage
2
1
12th November 2021
Portugal
9
Ancient
16
16
Nuke
12
16
Inferno
7
 Movistar Riders K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
64 - 51 +13 104.7 1.36
57 - 40 +17 75.3 1.20
52 - 49 +3 75.7 1.10
48 - 45 +3 65.1 0.99
28 - 54 -26 43.1 0.66
 SAW K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
47 - 47 0 67.6 1.02
46 - 49 -3 73.6 1.02
51 - 53 -2 76.3 0.99
48 - 47 +1 64.1 0.94
45 - 53 -8 69.7 0.89

The ESL Conference teams so far are:

Spain Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1035
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Portugal Tiago 'JUST' Moura
Tiago 'JUST' Moura
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
Spain Alejandro 'alex' Masanet
Alejandro 'alex' Masanet
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1192
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
Congrats hermanos!
2021-11-12 23:00
4 replies
<3 Wish you the best of luck against fnatic!! Hope to see sAw in top 30 soon
2021-11-12 23:21
1 reply
wholesome iberic interaction :)
2021-11-13 01:35
Nt, much love tugas
2021-11-13 01:46
Great match, we win, but also, you was near to do it!! Saw is a great team and willl be in the top soon!! GGs
2021-11-13 12:31
#2
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Poland Neo[T]orius
n1
2021-11-12 23:00
nice
2021-11-12 23:00
#5
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Portugal sTrOFFICIAL
gg
2021-11-12 23:00
#6
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Canada SparklMastr
ESL Conference
2021-11-12 23:01
Riders next major winner
2021-11-12 23:01
7 replies
HAAHHA probably the best joke on hltv ! Try playing against spanish players hahaha, literally no clue wtf they are doing or any smart plays.. Just going for aim duels, they gonna get smashed so EZ when they meet a proper team...
2021-11-13 17:49
6 replies
#61
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Spain segment0
nice dutch cs scene btw
2021-11-13 18:18
3 replies
cant be more sad than what spain is offering.. Literally the most sad CS to look at, they play like its a god damn faceit pug... Running around like headless chickens.. I bet their praccing is done on Faceit as well hahahaha cuz they would get rekt praccing with any decent team
2021-11-13 21:27
2 replies
#69
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Spain segment0
name 2 good players in the history of dutch csgo i challenge u
2021-11-14 01:31
1 reply
don't do him this dirty xd
2021-11-14 09:17
#70
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Spain N0Love
Imagine being mad because of MM
2021-11-14 03:19
1 reply
Imagine blaming one nationality of a certain behavior on MM when every other nationality does the same.
2021-11-14 09:18
Movistar will win ESL conference
2021-11-12 23:01
#9
flusha | 
Spain IMV_
GG, was a great match!
2021-11-12 23:01
holy moly gz
2021-11-12 23:02
nice!
2021-11-12 23:02
ez 4 Riders
2021-11-12 23:02
#13
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Poland sznycel901
nice
2021-11-12 23:03
lets goooo <3
2021-11-12 23:04
I wanna see Riders playing a major again and the ESL Pro League, oh damn it that's literally my dream to watch it in this beauty game called csgo
2021-11-12 23:08
7 replies
Feelswowman
2021-11-13 09:41
srsly Movistar Ridars deserve more, so big hopes
2021-11-13 09:51
5 replies
yeah but being consistent is the way to reach greathest things, good to see that riders has beaten saw like 3 times in a row my friend
2021-11-13 16:42
4 replies
prediction: MVR can advance to the next major legend stage
2021-11-14 05:21
3 replies
I'll bet my house on this
2021-11-14 09:19
1 reply
if win remember my predictions
2021-11-14 16:56
yeah if they qualify for pro league im sure that if they dont lose the level they will be there, and I'll be so happy of course, for the guys and for spanish cs ^^
2021-11-14 15:18
#16
f0rest | 
Spain kE01
gg saw!
2021-11-12 23:13
#17
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Russia WiHuu
Gg
2021-11-12 23:13
#18
i am | 
Germany _car
Congrats!
2021-11-12 23:14
#20
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Argentina WaSTe_D
what is up with the articles today, last one about dreamhack was weirdly written and this one has a picture that only says movistar riders.
2021-11-12 23:23
2 replies
I always wanted to meet the only person in the world who reads the text below the images. It's a pleasure to meet you.
2021-11-12 23:24
1 reply
#22
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Argentina WaSTe_D
axaxaxaxa well yeah thats me, mr. Iactuallyreadthetextbelowtheimage
2021-11-12 23:27
We need fnatic now to do back to back tourney wins and start the era of british-swedish supremacy
2021-11-12 23:32
Who's this sunpayus guy, he appeared out of nowhere for me, really promising player tbh.
2021-11-12 23:43
2 replies
he has been playing on small orgs or even orgless teams in Spain for 3-4 years
2021-11-12 23:47
1 reply
Lootbet cups for tag IberianFamily
2021-11-13 01:37
very cool!
2021-11-12 23:45
came 1st out of 2 teams haha
2021-11-12 23:58
6 replies
No, u so dumb
2021-11-14 04:20
I just logged to reply you. to qualify for ESL masters we had 3 open qualifiers with 8 teams in each one. then you advance to online stage with winners of each qualifier and 5 invited team, so a total of 8 teams again for the group stage/playoff. and then only 2 team advance to LAN finals. you literally dumb.
2021-11-14 10:15
1 reply
<3
2021-11-15 12:02
+1 weak region. any other team is a place holder (and even sAw is weak now days)
2021-11-14 10:50
2 replies
what part of FINALS you don't understand? hltv.org/events/6204/esl-masters-spain-s..
2021-11-14 14:26
1 reply
I'm not the one having issues understanding. That link won't deflect my comment.
2021-11-14 15:07
#31
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Chile 1cristiaan
EZ Clap
2021-11-13 00:35
#32
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Brazil Andriks
dav1g with -26 kills, bif ooof
2021-11-13 00:41
3 replies
#33
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Spain D1N0!
He does a great job so the team play more comfortable, a great and sacrifice player
2021-11-13 01:06
2 replies
Hes like interz in Gambit.
2021-11-13 01:37
1 reply
Yeah
2021-11-13 09:10
well played irmaos <3 VAMOS RIDERS!
2021-11-13 02:09
Dav1g man is ok to play shit role and position but -26 vs saw ? Hit dm man
2021-11-13 02:54
1 reply
#48
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Spain Trujasmich
The problem was Ancient... Only 4 kills. saw surpised MR in the map, and he suffered a lot.
2021-11-13 10:24
#42
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Finland AliSabid
Nice
2021-11-13 03:20
#44
JK | 
Asia flipflop
Sun is paying well
2021-11-13 09:03
Godpayus has delivered once again, gg Saw
2021-11-13 13:59
#55
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Poland SebL
Man dav1g needs to step up, he can't play like this, what a series it was, deserved win for the Riders, they are looking pretty damn good lately, I'm so happy for GodPayus that he will be able to show himself against better opposition, let's go Riders!
2021-11-13 14:03
#58
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Brazil drydden
NT tugas <3 it was a nice series
2021-11-13 15:21
#67
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Germany Teztyment
How come literally everygame dav1g has the shittiest stats? Can you please remove the "1g" from your name. Your giving the best cs club in the world a bad name.
2021-11-13 22:01
Congrats!!!!!!! GO RIDERS!
2021-11-13 22:55
#78
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Turkey zombine
nice!
2021-11-14 13:39
gg hermanos
2021-11-14 16:19
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