ex-MAD Lions clinch REPUBLEAGUE S3 title

After three weeks of action, the organization-less team around Thomas "⁠TMB⁠" Bundsbæk rose to the top as they beat fnatic in the title decider.

ex-MAD Lions have secured the REPUBLEAGUE Season 3 title, picking up the $75,000 cheque for first place at the competition after a surprising run that saw the underdogs surpass several bigger names.

Ranked just 46th at the moment after having recently lost Viktor "⁠sdy⁠" Orudzhev to Natus Vincere and adding former Fiend member Hristiyan "⁠REDSTAR⁠" Pironkov, the TMB-led side came into the event as the fifth-lowest ranked out of 16 teams.

Woro2k was REPUBLEAGUE's highest-rated player at 1.25 in 17 maps

En route to the grand final, they rose to the top after beating Eternal Fire twice, Bad News Eagles, K23, MOUZ NXT, and ECSTATIC, while also outplacing the likes of Imperial, Entropiq, and forZe.

In the title decider, ex-MAD Lions went up against the new fnatic team playing their debut with Ludvig "⁠HEAP⁠" Alonso and toppled the black-and-orange side in large part thanks to an incredible comeback from a 0-12 deficit on the T side of Mirage, led by Volodymyr "⁠Woro2k⁠" Veletniuk.

The Ukrainian had a great series overall, also being the leading man in the deciding Ancient victory, averaging a 1.51 rating thanks to his amazing effort in the defensive comeback on Overpass and in the closing stages of the deciding map.

The REPUBLEAGUE Season 3 final standings look as follows:

1. Europe ex-MAD Lions - $75,000
2. Europe fnatic - $32,000
3. Kosovo Bad News Eagles - $16,000
4. Denmark ECSTATIC - $5,300
5-6. Russia forZe
5-6. Poland MOUZ NXT
7-8. Europe Enterprise
7-8. Turkey Eternal Fire
9-12. Sweden Finest
9-12. Czech Republic SINNERS
9-12. Russia Entropiq
9-12. Russia K23
13-16. Brazil Imperial
13-16. United Kingdom Into the Breach
13-16. Russia 1WIN
13-16. Europe Sprout

Bulgaria Hristiyan 'REDSTAR' Pironkov
Hristiyan 'REDSTAR' Pironkov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
645
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Ukraine Volodymyr 'Woro2k' Veletniuk
Volodymyr 'Woro2k' Veletniuk
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
275
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
Ukraine Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1084
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Thomas 'TMB' Bundsbæk
Thomas 'TMB' Bundsbæk
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
730
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
Sweden Ludvig 'HEAP' Alonso
Ludvig 'HEAP' Alonso
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
375
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
#1
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Finland tpsa
nice
2022-06-29 23:58
1 reply
#41
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Yugoslavia Acceb
-buzz +boros
2022-06-30 04:38
good job
2022-06-29 23:58
To be called ex-something is so detrimental
2022-06-29 23:59
4 replies
Do you know what detrimental means?
2022-06-30 00:08
#22
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United States ilkym00th
I do not think that is how you english
2022-06-30 00:54
#36
NEO | 
Europe chespiZ
Nice job imperial 13-16 tier100 tournament
2022-06-30 03:50
true so detrimental agreed
2022-06-30 13:07
#4
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Lithuania Sopranas
EZ 4 jL
2022-06-29 23:59
#5
NEO | 
Poland ScR1337
Nice comeback
2022-06-30 00:00
#6
catgirl | 
Malaysia rs6a
xaxaxaxaxa fnatic pack loud af
2022-06-30 00:00
#7
Nifty | 
Bahamas Jam18
stand-in meta crazy right now
2022-06-30 00:01
fnatic cant even win tier 5 event fnatic fans be like (they are only 2-3 weeks together give them time excuse)
2022-06-30 00:01
7 replies
gonna be honest idk how fnatic are ever gonna be tier 1 with mezzi igl
2022-06-30 01:45
4 replies
#35
GIGA | 
Chad dooddi
yeah they should get ronaldo
2022-06-30 03:33
yeah.. like why the fuck didnt they buy trio from falmes to get real igl with 3 stars + Krimz as veteran presence.
2022-06-30 09:14
1 reply
Low iq management pretty much, imagine not getting a good IGL from CPH and making your at the time best player IGL.
2022-06-30 09:19
Mezzi was decent, and second highest rated fnatic player in the final. Krimz had an off series, but it was just the failure to close out mirage that cost them Fnatic have looked good with this new roster, it's still early
2022-06-30 09:54
#54
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Germany who|cars
+1 fnatic need 3-4 year exercise hard to see bald egg (legend & goat) carry 4 bots
2022-06-30 08:12
1 reply
bald egg? as opposed to hairy egg?
2022-06-30 10:51
gg
2022-06-30 00:06
#10
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Ukraine SwissRolls
woro2k eating t2 matches
2022-06-30 00:06
Woro2k nice Performance
2022-06-30 00:12
#13
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United States okuulanda
damn nice someone's gotta pick these guys up i heard they don't even practice together they just play officials
2022-06-30 00:13
#14
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Egypt BomberMan_
some org gotta air lift Woro out of these dead end squads at some point. I mean there are easily a few teams who need an awper. tho I guess degster would be the 1st choice.
2022-06-30 00:23
4 replies
#17
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Sweden skorpan
No point when he refuse to go to lan
2022-06-30 00:31
2 replies
Risky signing likely hackers.
2022-06-30 09:47
mette Lyoner just signed ex-Mad Lions mynetfair.com/_files/images/dynamic/prod..
2022-06-30 00:25
#16
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United Kingdom JupiterACE
woro2k is 100% walling online
2022-06-30 00:29
2 replies
#27
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Canada RelayS
You played with him?
2022-06-30 01:59
obviously, but if akuna didnt get banned with callout from multiple teams, i dont think valve cares
2022-06-30 02:21
#19
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North America barosielle
someone sign this team
2022-06-30 00:39
nice cash prize damn
2022-06-30 00:42
woro cheating the shit out of fnatic lmao
2022-06-30 00:43
and now disband kekw
2022-06-30 00:55
1 reply
#24
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Lithuania Zen3ix
Ye they said they'll disband after the player break, so basically they'll play elisa and go look for separate teams.
2022-06-30 01:07
@delusional_woro2k_did_nothing_wrong_fan
2022-06-30 01:36
Didn't even know this was a line-up after the Danish one...
2022-06-30 02:02
#29
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Bosnia and Herzegovina IamErko
gg mad lions #alwaysFnatic
2022-06-30 02:08
Fnatic can’t win tier 2 ex-something team even with their current lineup LOL
2022-06-30 02:46
2 replies
#38
Calyx | 
Turkey zane_
woro were cheating thats why they couldnt win
2022-06-30 04:04
1 reply
EF is just bad, don't blame woro
2022-06-30 10:32
Woro and online expected lol
2022-06-30 02:55
1 reply
#39
Calyx | 
Turkey zane_
you mean ch0t0
2022-06-30 04:04
How come Spirit didn’t chose Woro2k instead of w0nderful?
2022-06-30 02:57
3 replies
selection in cis teams is cringe like that.. the prime example is navi, they never took the strongest ones but the ones with good reputation and character. you can say it did work out but in reality it didn't until they got strongest ones (s1mple and elec) and even after b1t lmao.
2022-06-30 06:33
1 reply
I mean that was probably why deko didn't get the spot too.
2022-06-30 06:34
because w0nderful is better? woro is inconsistent and wonderful has a higher rating overall
2022-06-30 10:31
cArn noob get an IGL and -heap
2022-06-30 03:16
2 replies
+1
2022-06-30 07:14
There is this guy called HooXi...
2022-06-30 09:18
#37
arT | 
Albania Osmy
at least there is no org to share it with
2022-06-30 04:01
BNE beat them 2 - 0 lol
2022-06-30 04:17
10 replies
and ex-ML beat ECSTATIC who beat BNE
2022-06-30 04:46
9 replies
#62
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Kosovo adinhoo
but who won yesterday in the match bne against ecstatic?
2022-06-30 09:25
8 replies
#74
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Greenland CharlieeUK
who won the title? no one cares for your orgless kosovo 5 stack
2022-06-30 11:01
7 replies
whole world rotates around BNE obviously :D
2022-06-30 12:55
6 replies
Ur missing brain cells fam, i only mentioned that because the articles says otherwise and it should be corrected :D
2022-06-30 15:57
5 replies
did someone ask?
2022-06-30 16:27
4 replies
why did u reply to my initial comment then braindead? no one asked for your irrelevant opinion
2022-06-30 18:24
3 replies
#78 :DDDDD
2022-06-30 18:29
2 replies
u make 0 sense bruh, get some help
2022-06-30 18:30
1 reply
why do you think you're the only one who noticed that mistake in the article? :)
2022-06-30 18:31
#42
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Canada fenix_wang
Now it's time for some Organization to purchase this entire roster.
2022-06-30 04:42
bruh how does a pugging fpl mix team like mad lions win this tournament
2022-06-30 04:44
2 replies
#45
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China Tohsaka
xiting
2022-06-30 04:50
1 reply
proof?
2022-06-30 09:44
Pog and congrats
2022-06-30 05:24
Fnatic losing to organization-less teams in tier 3 tournaments nowadays.
2022-06-30 06:16
Typo "thanks his amazing effort"
2022-06-30 08:43
that's something
2022-06-30 09:00
Nice this will pay for his private cheats for the next few years at least lol
2022-06-30 09:12
#58
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France Diodele
lol have no name but have title
2022-06-30 09:13
Hey mad lions want to come back to cs?
2022-06-30 09:30
ez for the best lithuanian player jL
2022-06-30 10:10
Michu and kuben was the problem
2022-06-30 10:37
2 replies
#73
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Poland Rysk_
Kuben is still there
2022-06-30 10:57
but kuben is coach ex mad lions
2022-06-30 11:48
#76
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Wales tinribs
would the coach get any money im assuming he would but probably not as much as the players
2022-06-30 11:57
Congrats the guys. Hey Gaben didn't they deserve a bunch of wall with graffities??
2022-06-30 12:05
nice
2022-06-30 16:30
Ez for jL and woro2k
2022-06-30 16:43
nice
2022-06-30 16:56
RIP sprout
2022-06-30 18:04
#90
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Europe Zwenix
Are they still contracted to lions?
2022-07-01 04:03
Woro2k us wallhack in online matches he was banned for cheating! we need See him on Lan :)) When he Trust him self to play in Lan :))
2022-07-10 14:35
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