Frag eXecutors has defeated SK Gaming and won the 2011 edition of e-Stars Seoul. This is the second year in a row the Poles has won the prestigious South Korean event.
The final started off on de_tuscan with Fx starting out as terrorists. Fx mounted some good early pressure but seemed to run out of steam allowing SK to pick up some critical rounds towards the end of the half to take slender 8-7 lead to SK. SK continued their momentum and took rounds with ease in the second half and closed out the match quickly 16-9.
With SK winning de_tuscan, and the teams on even level now the Grand-final would be decided on de_inferno. Fx started out as counter-terrorists and both teams were neck and neck. A mix up in strategy from SK allowed Fx to win a round they really should not have won. This round would prove costly later on. At the halfway stage SK once again took a narrow 8-7 lead.
The second half commenced and Fx jumped out to an early lead, at one point it was 14-9 in favour of Fx. SK rallied back and managed to bring it all the way back to 14-14 with only the two rounds remaining. Fx won the 29th round and it looked like they had it in the bag, however SK managed to pick up the final round to send it into overtime.
The small overtime break really seemed to help Fx more, as they started to play a really aggressive counter-terrorist half in the overtime. Fx picked up all three rounds with the change of sides. In the second overtime, Fx looked close to closing it out on the tow rounds, but it was not to be. Eventually their joy came as picked up the crucial round at the last possible opportunity.
Frag eXecutors were victorious and take home the first place cheque for 15,000,000 WON which is roughly $13,800 and the title of e-Stars Seoul 2011 champions for the second year in a row.
e-Stars Seoul 2011 final standings
1. Frag eXecutors $13,800
2. SK Gaming $11,000
3. Natus Vincere $9,200
4. mTw $7,350
5-6. mousesports $5,500
5-6. WinFakt $5,500
7-8. fnatic $4,600
7-8. TyLoo $4,600
9-12. x6tence $3,650
9-12. project_kr $3,650
9-12. UMX.us $3,650
9-12. UMX.tw $3,650
13-16. Spero Spera $460
13-16. ONEPIECE $460
13-16. SiZ $460
13-16. Lunatic-hai $460
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