Endpoint win 10th ESL Premiership title, qualify for EPL Conference

Endpoint's domination of the UK scene continued, but they were made to work for it by Viperio.

Endpoint secured their 10th ESL Premiership title and 8th in a row by dispatching Viperio in a tight 3-2 game, also earning themselves a spot in the ESL Pro League Conference 17.

Even though Endpoint were playing with a stand-in in the form of Thomas "⁠Thomas⁠" Utting, the series was closer than many may have expected, with the first three maps all going to 29 rounds and the series itself going all five maps. Over 100 places separated the two sides in the world rankings before the game began.

Surreal posted a 1.24 rating over five maps to help take the victory

Endpoint have spent much of 2022 hovering just outside the top 20, hitting their peak ranking of No. 24 with the current core in March. Mohammad "⁠BOROS⁠" Malhas departed the roster not long after said peak and since then the squad has undergone multiple changes, first bringing in Markus "⁠Kjaerbye⁠" Kjærbye, then swapping Joey "⁠CRUC1AL⁠" Steusel for Miłosz "⁠mhL⁠" Knasiak, and finally releasing Kjaerbye and picking up Nikita "⁠HeavyGod⁠" Martynenko.

The team largely still managed to maintain a ranking in and around the top 30, only recently dropping out into the top 50 due to Kjaerbye's departure.

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They secure themselves a spot in the ESL Pro League Season 17 Conference, where the likes of Outsiders, Imperial and Movistar Riders await. Endpoint qualified for ESL Pro League Season 16 via the Conference and beat Natus Vincere 2-0 in a notable upset win during that season, and will be hoping to repeat the feat once more.

Viperio sport a core of players that have been together since 2021 when they represented Coalesce, briefly peaking at No. 62 in the world in the month following their exit from that organisation at the beginning of 2022.

Since that time the squad has cemented itself as one of the best in the UK scene, recently defeating Into the Breach twice to claim regional trophies, first at the SteelSeries Nova Cup and later at the UKIC Beyond Summer Invitational.

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 Viperio K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
104 - 95 +9 85.1 1.13
88 - 101 -13 71.6 0.92
80 - 105 -25 63.0 0.86
81 - 102 -21 60.1 0.84
81 - 103 -22 69.1 0.84
 Endpoint K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
106 - 85 +21 85.3 1.24
111 - 83 +28 81.4 1.24
107 - 97 +10 79.1 1.18
100 - 94 +6 85.1 1.11
77 - 79 -2 59.0 1.00
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Markus 'Kjaerbye' Kjærbye
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1549
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Poland Miłosz 'mhL' Knasiak
Miłosz 'mhL' Knasiak
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
552
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
Jordan Mohammad 'BOROS' Malhas
Mohammad 'BOROS' Malhas
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
304
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.73
United Kingdom Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
967
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
Netherlands Joey 'CRUC1AL' Steusel
Joey 'CRUC1AL' Steusel
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1494
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
Israel Nikita 'HeavyGod' Martynenko
Nikita 'HeavyGod' Martynenko
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
127
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
#1
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France Ottimo1
cringe
2022-12-04 23:42
5 replies
rip artist
2022-12-05 01:10
2 replies
Endpoint is a jewel of UK counter strike (its not much but they can brag about it)
2022-12-05 01:11
1 reply
#32
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United States Gonginator
I miss the original Anexis Gaming roster, or at least I think they played under Anexis Gaming. RattleSnK and 4 other former CS: Source pros.
2022-12-05 01:50
french scene where?
2022-12-05 10:04
1 reply
Yo le noob, In zombie mode rn but not nearly as dead as UK my good sir.
2022-12-05 12:27
why did this get a news article lol
2022-12-04 23:45
5 replies
I guess cuz nothing notable till blast finals
2022-12-04 23:57
yeah, EF didn't get one for winning turkey championship
2022-12-05 00:31
3 replies
America ate all the Turkey two weeks ago!!!
2022-12-05 01:46
#42
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Europe Jezynt
These teams they played against didn't even had logo
2022-12-05 07:14
wasn't their 10th title though was it
2022-12-05 10:04
#3
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Russia YsvLive
viperio nt artist top1 ireland
2022-12-04 23:45
k0nfig was the problem
2022-12-04 23:47
it came home
2022-12-04 23:47
Nice that ESL gives free passes to EPL Conference for teams like Endpoint, Eternal Fire and Movistar, but teams from Nordics, CIS or CZ/SK have to fight for single spot in ECL.
2022-12-04 23:47
8 replies
Dude really tried to sneak in CZ/SK
2022-12-04 23:53
5 replies
Yeah even cz/sk have more competitive teams than Switzerland or Benelux that have their national leagues, thus spots in Conference.
2022-12-04 23:57
4 replies
lmao cz/sk, you should get added into balkans at best
2022-12-05 00:32
3 replies
NT Belgium peaked with scream
2022-12-05 00:33
2 replies
I mean nivera was also really good
2022-12-05 02:55
1 reply
#41
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China RADNIKEY
Yes, he was quite good, but in one of the weirder periods of CS
2022-12-05 06:31
#18
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Turkey cleFF
Actually, EF played a play in for the Epl conference last time but i dont know if this time they gonna play in again. Anyway i agree with you Turkish scene is not very alive and competetive.
2022-12-05 00:08
Omg the Nordics this the Nordics that. Stop posting this crap in every thread.
2022-12-05 17:40
wp
2022-12-04 23:48
what's the point Endpoint being in this if the only reason they're a majority-UK lineup is because they used a player that isn't theirs? UKCS not disappointing as usual
2022-12-04 23:49
3 replies
#11
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Poland ARTEScs
It's the same in German National Championship, Sprout uses german standins.
2022-12-04 23:52
That's usual in ESL nationals. Just look up German league, Sprout play with 2 different players, same as PENTA or MOUZ back in the days.
2022-12-04 23:54
1 reply
oh i know, but it's still stupid
2022-12-05 00:13
#9
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England Jerry2805
Up the boys!
2022-12-04 23:51
#10
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Poland ARTEScs
ESL Regional Championships should be for national rosters only, three players shouldn't be enough. Endpoint and Sprout exploit this by using standins to get easy spots at EPL Conference. Regional Championships should serve to grow national scene by supporting rosters with 5 players from specific country.
2022-12-04 23:51
4 replies
+1
2022-12-05 00:53
agreed, need some more full national teams back
2022-12-05 00:55
+1
2022-12-05 08:49
#52
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Portugal OwnedBro
+1
2022-12-05 12:56
congratulations ep
2022-12-04 23:56
#17
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United States the_hitman
It’s coming home
2022-12-05 00:07
#20
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United Kingdom tomtom94
Really well played by Viperio, hope to see them playing more HLTV games in the future!
2022-12-05 00:14
1 reply
+1
2022-12-05 10:05
#21
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Ukraine SwissRolls
Ez 4 mhl
2022-12-05 00:20
Ha at 2-1 I thought it was a BO3 and Endpoint had not won Prem for once Getting to see uni boys playing at Chillblast this week has really driven home how good players at the top of CS are Endpoint beat Viperio, and destroyed players like those on Arctic Raptors Meanwhile 2 of the Arctic Raptors guys outclassed my cousin who's the best player I know CS only really matters down to T3, but beyond that there has to be another 5 or 6 tiers of distinctly different skill level, where players are good, but would still get wrecked by those above them
2022-12-05 00:28
Why is this news? You didn't post an article for Master League Portugal, nor for other National Championships that also give spots to ESL Pro League Conference, but it's the UK, so they deserve more, right? Lol
2022-12-05 01:29
1 reply
Yo le noob, If yoy had read the title, it says that it's their 10th championship, which is kind of notable i would say.
2022-12-05 12:30
#33
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Russia HikZ
qualification abusers kkkkkkk
2022-12-05 01:54
#34
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United States kalimbo
Thomas was the key
2022-12-05 02:02
Yo who’s this Irish god? We need more of him.
2022-12-05 02:49
2 replies
I heard a rumour his secret is a big meal of potatoes and Jameson pre match.
2022-12-05 17:44
1 reply
Legend
2022-12-05 17:56
-thomas +thomas is the solution for every problem endpoint has
2022-12-05 02:51
THIS IS FUNNY BECAUSE THEY ARE IN ESL CHALLENGER LEAGUE TOO TO QUALIFY FOR ESL PRO LEAGUE BUT THEY WENT THROUGH THIS UK TOURNAMENT TO QUALIFY EASILY LMAO WASTE OF SPOT
2022-12-05 03:56
2 replies
#40
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Russia Drapery
Shut up
2022-12-05 05:00
no need to shout
2022-12-05 10:05
#39
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United Kingdom kpiz
hope to see kman carry this form onwards, top player
2022-12-05 04:22
#43
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Indonesia nouser
Still dont understand which one qualify directly and which one has to go through play-ins.
2022-12-05 07:40
1 reply
#49
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Turkey RaynTr
bro, u are not alone
2022-12-05 10:38
UK CS has been like this forever. In the past it was dominated by 4Kings (who were not good internationally) and nobody in the UK could get close to them to reach international LANs to gain experience so the skill was never passed down.
2022-12-05 13:05
after getting de_Stroyed by nexus
2022-12-05 16:44
The Reijn continues for Endpoint lol
2022-12-05 19:23
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