Movistar Riders continue flawless run to reach grand final on home soil

The Spaniards continue to impress at DreamHack Valencia, sweeping Sprout in two maps.

The second semifinal of ESL Challenger Valencia 2022 has ended, with Movistar Riders beating Sprout in a two map series. They first dominated Inferno, which they won with a 16-5 scoreline, and then moved on to Nuke where they prevailed with a 16-11 scoreline to qualify for the grand final in their home event.

Movistar Riders will face Outsiders in the grand final later today, where they will hope to continue their run without losing a map and get the trophy in preparation for IEM Cologne.

Meanwhile Sprout are eliminated from the tournament and will switch their focus to their IEM Cologne campaign, where they will be facing Heroic in the first round of the Play-In stage.

alex is still the highest rated player at the tournament by far

The series kicked off on Inferno, where Movistar Riders had a good start, winning the pistol and going on a rampage as they were 10-0 up before Sprout was able to get their first round on the board. That was also the only round they won in the first half, with the halftime score standing at 14-1 in the favor of the Spaniards. Alejandro "⁠alex⁠" Masanet, who had a 2.11 rating in the two maps played in the event up to that point, was once again the star player, racking up 20 kills by halftime.

A pistol round win for Movistar Riders after a B rush got them up to 15-1, but Sprout were able to win the forcebuy and start their attempt to make the scoreline respectable. They were able to get only four rounds though, as another B rush with pistols got Movistar Riders the final round to close out the map 16-5.

Next up was Nuke, the pick of the Spaniards. They started off the second map where they ended the first by winning the pistol round, but a forcebuy led by Laurențiu "⁠lauNX⁠" Țârlea got Sprout back into the game as they got a 3-1 lead. They kept the lead through the opening exchanges, with lauNX once again proving crucial with a 1v2 clutch to put his team 8-4 up. The half ended with a fairly even 9-6 scoreline, as neither team was able to get a streak going.

A 3k in the pistol round by Alejandro "⁠mopoz⁠" Fernández-Quejo Cano got Movistar Riders within one round of their opponents, but the Spaniards weren't able to win the first gun round, meaning Sprout went 11-8 up. That looked to have waken up the Spanish side and they didn't lose a single round after that, going on an eight round streak to win the map 16-11 and book their place in the grand final.

 Movistar Riders K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
39 - 24 +15 89.3 1.42
43 - 31 +12 94.9 1.29
39 - 33 +6 89.9 1.24
33 - 25 +8 61.9 1.15
22 - 29 -7 55.8 0.84
 Sprout K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
43 - 37 +6 86.6 1.22
30 - 35 -5 76.4 0.93
30 - 32 -2 65.0 0.91
26 - 36 -10 55.8 0.75
13 - 37 -24 47.0 0.55
Spain Alejandro 'alex' Masanet
Alejandro 'alex' Masanet
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1299
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
Spain Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Alejandro 'mopoz' Fernández-Quejo Cano
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1142
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Romania Laurențiu 'lauNX' Țârlea
Laurențiu 'lauNX' Țârlea
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
238
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
#1
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United Kingdom speare
Bosses
2022-07-03 16:30
#2
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Australia Whatajoke
GO SPAIN
2022-07-03 16:30
#3
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Romania Pecea
launx 1v9
2022-07-03 16:31
1 reply
no
2022-07-03 17:02
VAMOS RIDERS
2022-07-03 16:31
Vamos
2022-07-03 16:31
it's gonna be a good feeling if they win it in front of their home crowd
2022-07-03 16:34
11 replies
+1 just like c9 in dallas
2022-07-03 16:38
10 replies
-1
2022-07-03 17:33
#23
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France brunky
Thats really pathetic how NA take c9 as NA team because you got absolutly nothing in your scene.... what a shame
2022-07-03 18:24
8 replies
what? c9 has always been NA
2022-07-03 18:25
7 replies
#25
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France brunky
Why you dont cheer up for faze then? In your dumb logic its NA too
2022-07-03 18:28
6 replies
0/8 they only have 1 NA player
2022-07-03 18:28
5 replies
#31
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France brunky
your bait isnt enough funny. try again
2022-07-03 21:06
4 replies
what makes you think that im baiting?
2022-07-03 21:25
3 replies
#35
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France brunky
i believe you cant be that stupid
2022-07-03 21:53
2 replies
you want my homie hobbit to step in and teach you a lesson, big man?
2022-07-03 22:03
1 reply
#37
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France brunky
drink some water
2022-07-03 22:48
LETS GO RIDERS
2022-07-03 16:34
VAMOS
2022-07-03 16:37
#10
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Romania ali_nah
Straight Gigachading MR. VAMOS
2022-07-03 16:39
rigged for moviestar this event lol
2022-07-03 16:40
#12
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Spain DEFAULTESP
VAMOS RIDERS!!
2022-07-03 16:41
Movistar on LAN 💪 Movistar Online 🐔
2022-07-03 16:41
Outsiders gonna break their hopes
2022-07-03 16:43
1 reply
Lmaooooooi
2022-07-03 21:42
Lol who pissed these guys off
2022-07-03 16:44
vamos RIDERS
2022-07-03 16:44
lets see if they got this
2022-07-03 17:04
Nice
2022-07-03 17:08
Nt launx is great
2022-07-03 17:47
Spaniards <3
2022-07-03 18:15
Flawless run to reach grand final and GET PISSED OFF by Outsiders on home soil.
2022-07-03 18:30
3 replies
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Turkey edsvi
Flag checks out
2022-07-03 18:53
brazil hahaha
2022-07-03 18:57
Lmao
2022-07-03 21:43
#30
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Barbados n1ss
staehr 13 kills two maps lul
2022-07-03 20:46
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