Extra Salt secure EPL spot over MAD Lions

It's like floppy never even left.

The fourth day of the ESL Pro League Season 15 Conference has concluded, with Extra Salt securing the first of three EPL S15 main stage spots by defeating MAD Lions in the upper bracket 2-1 (13-16 Nuke, 16-10 Ancient, 16-10 Inferno). MAD Lions have been sent to the lower bracket where they will face off against Sprout to keep their Pro League hopes alive.

The qualification shows a return to form from the Extra Salt side, who, following a failure to qualify for Pro League directly through ESEA Premier after a loss to Party Astronauts, made the decision to replace Aran "⁠Sonic⁠" Groesbeek with Ricky "⁠floppy⁠" Kemery.

oSee has kept up his strong form against EU opposition

While the North Americans triumphed on the top side of the upper bracket, the other side fared as one would expect with GODSENT claiming victory over Endpoint and Movistar Riders defeating Anonymo. The Brazilian and Spanish sides will fight for the second EPL spot on November 27.

The lower bracket has also been par for the course for the most part, with remaining teams Sprout and LDLC having fairly strong runs in the event so far. After falling to Extra Salt in their initial match, the majority German Sprout fought their way through the lower bracket, taking down Renewal, Endpoint, and Anonymo.

LDLC have also had their moments in the tournament, as after taking down Sharks and ORDER, the Frenchmen defeated 2-0 an Eternal Fire who were in good form coming into the Conference.

Matchpage
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2
26th November 2021
16
Nuke
13
10
Ancient
16
10
Inferno
16

Here is the EPL Conference schedule for the 27th:

Saturday, November 27
13:30 Brazil GODSENT vs Spain Movistar Riders (Upper)
16:45 Europe MAD Lions vs Germany Sprout (Lower)
20:00 France LDLC vs GODSENT/Movistar Loser (Lower)

And here is the current team list for ESL Pro League Season 15:

Denmark Astralis (Member)
Europe Complexity (Member)
United States Evil Geniuses (Member)
United Kingdom fnatic (Member)
Europe G2 (Member)
Russia Natus Vincere (Member)
United States Liquid (Member)
Poland AGO (Prem)
Australia LookingForOrg (Prem)
Other Conference
Other ESL Ranking
Other ESL Ranking
Germany BIG (Member)
Europe ENCE (Member)
Europe FaZe (Member)
Brazil FURIA (Member)
Europe MOUZ (Member)
Sweden NIP (Member)
France Vitality (Member)
United States Party Astronauts (Prem)
North America Extra Salt (Conference)
Other Conference
Other ESL Ranking
Other ESL Ranking
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
940
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
707
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
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#1
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United States okuulanda
Wow!
2021-11-27 01:30
4 replies
Big foppy
2021-11-27 01:31
2 replies
FOPPERS COME HERE
2021-11-27 01:33
1 reply
Chill man carbondogmas fonna lose his fob
2021-11-27 01:36
let's go, actually happy for NA
2021-11-27 01:52
#2
NAF | 
Albania Zhurma
LETS GO SALTERS
2021-11-27 01:30
6 replies
NA CS is back?
2021-11-27 01:33
5 replies
They beat a tier 2 team... But let's hope!
2021-11-27 01:46
4 replies
#45
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United States gweees
Tier 2 team that beat major finalists recently
2021-11-27 05:17
3 replies
It was online, most teams do better on lan than online
2021-11-27 05:25
G2 has been very shaky and inconsistent.
2021-11-27 09:42
1 reply
#67
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United States gweees
Mad Lions also beat Mouz and Ence recently they are for sure one of the better T2 teams.
2021-11-27 15:44
The rebuilding phase in NA begins.
2021-11-27 01:30
13 replies
#23
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United States Rayduh
so easy for NA
2021-11-27 01:51
12 replies
"NA CS is t3-t4 EU CS" goes into Europe and goes 3-0 to qualify for pro league. Aged like fine wine.
2021-11-27 01:52
11 replies
They beat renegades and sprout lmao
2021-11-27 05:51
5 replies
renegades is a t2 team, sprout is t2 europe, and mad lions is on the verge of being t1 quit trying to downgrade their win.
2021-11-27 07:48
4 replies
Lol wtf are you saying? MAD Lions and Renegades are tier 2.5 and Sprout tier 3.
2021-11-27 09:39
2 replies
#58
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Spain Trujasmich
Top 21 is not tier 2.5, don't lie. Extra Salt won the match with justice. Even in Nuke they must won. They surprised ML in Ancient, taking and pushing hard in mid. Congrats Extra Salt and NA CS:GO!!! Go go MadLions!!
2021-11-27 10:09
1 reply
ML cant be considered solid tier 2. They failed to qualify for ESEA Premier and this roster is almost 1 year old... they are an Advanced team!!!!, and they did not qualify for the Major. They still being tier 2.5. They are not a hard contender for any team in the t2 scene (thats why they are tier2.5). Just because they are top 21 for a couple of weeks doesnt make them a tier 2.
2021-11-27 10:49
#60
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United States Rayduh
people keep thinking
2021-11-27 10:16
i hope that Godsent continue to show that NA based teams can thrive
2021-11-27 06:49
4 replies
#54
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United States Rayduh
GODSENT please win please win please win
2021-11-27 08:00
3 replies
They couldn't, but i still believe can qualify tomorrow. LESSSGOOO
2021-11-28 05:04
2 replies
#74
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United States Rayduh
they are favorite to win according to betway
2021-11-28 05:07
1 reply
t2-t3 EU teams always able to upset... but still believe dumaugod can carry Godsent to Pro League!!!
2021-11-28 05:47
foppy
2021-11-27 01:30
8 replies
#5
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United States okuulanda
foppy
2021-11-27 01:30
7 replies
foppy
2021-11-27 01:32
6 replies
#11
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Denmark Ariana
foppy
2021-11-27 01:33
5 replies
foppy
2021-11-27 01:52
4 replies
foppy
2021-11-27 02:06
3 replies
foppy
2021-11-27 03:24
2 replies
#68
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Ireland reyno0o
foppy
2021-11-27 16:07
1 reply
foppy
2021-11-27 16:10
#8
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United States NABOT
foppy
2021-11-27 01:32
4 NA teams
2021-11-27 01:32
5 replies
and one disbanded
2021-11-27 01:34
4 replies
#24
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United States Rayduh
which one?
2021-11-27 01:51
3 replies
eg
2021-11-27 02:06
2 replies
#53
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United States Rayduh
EG will sign stew NAF and autimatic
2021-11-27 08:00
#59
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Spain Trujasmich
They have place in ProLeague so they will have a new roster!
2021-11-27 10:10
Gotta love foppy
2021-11-27 01:35
#15
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South Africa Ston3Cold
FINALLY! Well done Extra Salt, here's hoping you guys continue to impress. Gg wp :)
2021-11-27 01:36
Is Heroic not a member team now? Surely they are on in ranking easily but I thought they were a member team.
2021-11-27 01:41
2 replies
#28
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Canada Fingy123
They will start to get their member spot in pro league season 17 (2nd half 2022)
2021-11-27 02:05
1 reply
Thanks, I figured it was something like that but wasn't sure. Appreciate the response.
2021-11-27 06:57
osee supremacy
2021-11-27 01:41
#21
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United States B0b3rT
We love extra salt, let’s go salters
2021-11-27 01:49
#22
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United States Rayduh
SO EASY FOR NA CS!!!
2021-11-27 01:50
If EG and Liquid go with mainly N/A teams there will be 4 predominately N/A teams at ESL S.15! Woohoo. This alone is a win for N/A CS in terms of showing others there are still opportunities out there by. Hell, they qualified for this tournament through 2 different events... the actual player scene in N/A may not be as strong as it was before Valorant but the actual circuit has become better after ESL's original re-structure that pissed everyone off.
2021-11-27 02:07
Man I really hope that this team doesn't get scalped
2021-11-27 02:08
2 replies
#49
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Canada firtlast
osee to mad lions floppy to cphf gg
2021-11-27 06:01
#76
FaNg | 
Canada JC_123
+1
2021-11-28 22:25
#33
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United Kingdom Jerry2805
Extra Salt winning a final? That's unpossible
2021-11-27 02:09
2 replies
It was a semi final
2021-11-27 02:27
1 reply
#37
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United Kingdom Jerry2805
Makes so much more sense
2021-11-27 03:05
whatever you do, don't search floppy on twitter and scroll down.
2021-11-27 02:30
wideswung
2021-11-27 02:57
#38
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United States gweees
LETS GOOOOOO
2021-11-27 03:21
nice
2021-11-27 03:29
Almost forgot about this team. Can't believe they were making final in EU only lost to Big a few months ago.
2021-11-27 03:34
#42
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Albania aplasa
Nice
2021-11-27 04:11
#43
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United States MODELMAN65
That's my Boy Floppy!!!!!!
2021-11-27 04:17
lets fucking GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-11-27 05:04
#47
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Finland AliSabid
Nice!
2021-11-27 05:47
CONGRATS
2021-11-27 08:04
#61
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Ukraine futplxyer
wp ES, had my doubts but they managed to qualify! Hope they can make some progress now with floppy back!
2021-11-27 10:25
#63
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Canada go1x1n00b
Osee will rekt s1mple
2021-11-27 10:49
What, ES didn't choke finals?
2021-11-27 11:45
#65
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CIS LuNaRy
Big floppy is back in town
2021-11-27 13:19
#66
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France cedd
good shit
2021-11-27 14:00
Thats cool! movistart too
2021-11-27 16:08
#71
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Sweden greger001
See you at Anfield, Extra Salt!
2021-11-27 16:19
1 reply
+1
2021-11-27 23:53
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