SK beat ESC to win CS:GO challenge

lurppis
April 5th, 2012 02:26

The Sound Blaster CS:GO Challenge has come to a close with SK Gaming winning it all by beating ESC Gaming 16-13 in the grand final.

The grand final took place on de_dust2 just as the rest of the tournament, with SK Gaming starting as counter-terrorists. They were able to win the opening pistol round and the following save round, but Mariusz "Loord" Cybulski's three kills in the third round and four on the fourth to tie it up at 2-2.

Celebration in the SK camp


Celebration in the SK camp

Fifth round came down to a one-on-one with possibly the two best CS players of all time, with Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg edging out the win against Filip "Neo" Kubski this time. The game kept going back and forth with Cybulski getting three kills in a one-on-four situation a few rounds later but Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund got the best of him to even it up at 4-4.

SK went on to win the next two rounds, but ESC tied it back up to 6-6 with a clutch by Cybulski against Alesund. The two teams were neck and neck throughout the half, as they traded more rounds only to even up at seven, before ESC scored the final round to switch sides with a 8-7 lead.


Handshakes exchanged between the two teams

Second half started with a three kill round by Kubski which secured ESC the pistol round. SK attempted a force buy on the second round but only managed two kills and were forced to save after. The Swedes woke up at 0-3 though, winning four rounds in a row before ESC got one of their own to make it 12-11.

SK quickly replied having found their tempo as terrorists, winning three in a row to make it 15-12 in their favor. As a desperate measure, ESC bought two shotguns that were able to cut SK's lead in two but in the end it was Lindberg who scored the last frag to lead SK to a 16-13 win.

Sound Blaster CS:GO Challenge final standings:

1. Sweden SK Gaming - 1,000€
2. Poland ESC Gaming - 5 x SB Recon3D Omega Wireless
3-4. Brazil TargetDown CS:S
3-4. United Kingdom mousesports CS:S
5-8. Denmark Xapso
5-8. Denmark Anexis
5-8. Denmark Copenhagen Wolves CS:S
5-8. Denmark Blight Gaming CS:S

Stay tuned for a post match interview with SK's Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund, which should be available within an hour.

Anexis, ESC Gaming, SK Gaming and Xapso will now have a day off in Copenhagen before the main tournament at Copenhagen Games kicks off on Friday at 10:00.

gj :D
2012-04-05 02:27
#3
Brazil mth_R 
No one cares about CS:GO/CS:S, both suck
2012-04-05 02:28
yeah absolutely right :P
2012-04-05 03:24
+1
2012-04-05 06:56
#50
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India Godz. 
+1
2012-04-05 06:57
+1
2012-04-05 09:11
+1
2012-04-05 09:49
but not you
2012-04-05 10:01
+1
2012-04-05 10:28
+1
2012-04-05 10:39
doesnt look like it!!
2012-04-05 10:58
+1.6
2012-04-05 12:42
+1 FINALLY some1 wrote it , I thought I was the only one.
2012-04-05 12:53
+
2012-04-05 12:59
+1
2012-04-05 13:06
+1
2012-04-05 13:22
+1
2012-04-05 15:22
+1
2012-04-05 16:09
I wonder why hltv is into CS:GO and CS:S.I though they dont like those games or at least CS:S.
2012-04-05 16:31
+1
2012-04-05 19:18
+1 no one care about this fuck game 1.6 stay the legend in all cs version
2012-04-05 20:09
+1337
2012-04-05 20:35
cs:go is a big shit
2012-04-05 20:40
+ 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
2012-04-07 16:44
HAHAHA. Cool XD
2012-04-05 02:28
#5
Other ohai 
denmark strong
2012-04-05 02:29
AHGAHAHHAHAHA
2012-04-05 06:54
hahahahah
2012-04-05 15:29
Expected, GeT_RiGhT is a beast at CS:GO ;D!
2012-04-05 02:29
and trace with AWP :D
2012-04-05 02:56
Jepperz ^_^
2012-04-05 02:57
forest was pretty good as well.
2012-04-05 04:13
Didn't see him too much :) Only saw GTR's sick famas skillz ;)!
2012-04-05 04:33
then you didn't see sk vs mouz
2012-04-05 04:50
f0rest pretty much owned them with that AWP :D
2012-04-05 09:11
No, I didn't :P I was playing a mix :'(
2012-04-05 22:31
#129
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Sweden MelleN 
Rich asked get_right whos the best CS:GO player is , he said f0rest :)
2012-04-05 18:06
#7
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Norway M0LTEN 
2 ezy 4 one point six! :D
2012-04-05 02:30
#8
Sweden Salcc 
gj SK <3
2012-04-05 02:31
#9
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China arbalestcn 
SK beat ESC only in showmatch..again
2012-04-05 02:32
:D
2012-04-05 11:58
:D
2012-04-06 01:30
1.6 ready yet? Let's gooo already! Gratz to SK anyway.
2012-04-05 02:36
#11
India h8or 
A black day for all the Saucers.HAHAHAHAHAHA.
2012-04-05 02:36
would've been nice to see Very Games CS:S team at this as well.
2012-04-05 02:40
oh yeah, those noobs
2012-04-05 03:40
Call of duty
2012-04-05 02:41
f0rest beast
2012-04-05 02:41
+1
2012-04-05 03:22
well, one less crying night for get_right should be
2012-04-05 02:42
HAHHAHAHAH
2012-04-05 10:20
ah get right's famas outplayed everyone, just a guess. edit: i'd like to get an hltv demo of the match if possible, since I didn't have time to watch the stream :(.
2012-04-05 02:45
#17
Albania JZ4 
cs 1.6 the god of games ! never die
2012-04-05 02:43
fuck cs:go recoil man...
2012-04-05 02:43
SK Gaming <333333
2012-04-05 02:46
CS:GO IS MORE TATICAL
2012-04-05 02:48
#23
Portugal nfzz 
-1
2012-04-05 02:52
#56
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Norway arrow2DKnee 
- FalleN
2012-04-05 07:56
haha that was ridiculous
2012-04-05 02:50
#22
REAL | 
Norway duffz00r 
gz hehe
2012-04-05 02:50
#24
India h8or 
Call of Duty: Global Battlefield.
2012-04-05 02:52
...do we have to laugh now?
2012-04-05 03:41
no u can laugh tomorrow as well.
2012-04-05 09:33
when i read tht in my head i put on an indian accent to make it funny LOLOLOLOLOL
2012-04-05 10:31
at least some of the replies made me laugh! :D:D:D just did the same thing!:D:D
2012-04-05 11:21
lol Russel Peters style
2012-04-05 13:16
haha ;)
2012-04-05 16:57
VERYGAMES > SK GAMING , lets hope to see a game between those 2 :)
2012-04-05 02:53
VG is quite overrated since...yesterday? They suck bro, cmon.
2012-04-05 03:43
I cant believe i watched a full CoD tournament :/ too bad for me :/
2012-04-05 02:57
1.6 <3
2012-04-05 03:04
Is there any video or recorded stream of this match?
2012-04-05 03:31
Should check over twitch.tv tomorrow. Nothing special tbh, but they surely recorded some VODs
2012-04-05 03:42
gg :)
2012-04-05 04:09
Let's see if it will be the same result in 1.6 >.<
2012-04-05 04:13
i guess CS:GO isnt as tactical as CS:S
2012-04-05 04:46
haha, waiting for Fallen's reaction to this!
2012-04-05 05:29
hahaha :D
2012-04-05 07:41
#42
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Brazil FavelaJz 
nice td :D, dont win but nice place !
2012-04-05 04:46
congratulations :)
2012-04-05 05:21
Very close game! Which also means that: -the movement is broken -the spray is 110% broken. It is pointless. Might as well replace every rifle with the deagle, because they are pointless. Or just nerf the deagle.
2012-04-05 05:33
GTR motm :D
2012-04-05 05:39
#51
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India Godz. 
highlights please :[
2012-04-05 07:03
cs1.6 teams > cs:s teams coz cs:s sux!
2012-04-05 07:41
Its so clear that if you give e.g. SK a week to practise CS:S, they will beat the number one team in CS:S. 1.6 requires the biggest combination of skills; aim, reflexes, brains, tactics..
2012-04-05 07:43
in cs:go win in cs 1.6 no
2012-04-05 07:45
#57
f0rest | 
Romania 69sRs 
gg sk gaming !
2012-04-05 08:01
1st dota 2 prize 1million $$ to winner 1st cs go prize 1000€ to winner :|
2012-04-05 08:02
#60
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Ukraine Maximka 
this is not official tournament from valve
2012-04-05 08:18
Expected Reaction from some guys: When ESC wins: ESC > SK ANYWHERE ANYTIME ANYGAME When SK wins: SK can only make it in other game
2012-04-05 08:15
Yeah, that's just sad. Congratulations to SK for winning, but also to ESC as a 1.6 team for reaching final. The second photo shows it was a fair game. I'm looking forward for 1.6 competition and tough matches between them!
2012-04-05 08:53
I doubt they were playing srsly
2012-04-05 08:59
i doubt u have brain
2012-04-05 13:40
I really don't care who wins as long as 1.6 wins :)
2012-04-05 09:17
Funny, SK won 1000 Euro, but those headsets, what ESC won cost 250 Euro each, so ESC won 1250 Euro :D
2012-04-05 09:01
Yeah, but i prefer the cash... I know they can still resell the hardware, but im not sure they will get full price for them.
2012-04-05 09:23
Im sure kuben will sell them online soon ;)
2012-04-05 12:05
Yes, but i dont think he will get the exact price of the ehadset for them, things lose value when you resell them, well unless its something like a house :P
2012-04-05 19:21
ESC lost on purpose :P
2012-04-05 09:30
lold
2012-04-05 09:05
Will the winners of the 10 beta keys for this CS:GO challenge get announced or have they already been spread?
2012-04-05 09:17
sorry but only cs 1.6.. but good fight by both teams. gl in 1.6 ;p
2012-04-05 09:25
Clearly cs 1.6 is a better game than source since it's more skill wise rather than source, although cs:go looks very much like source, cs 1.6 players dominate it
2012-04-05 09:27
i have played it and it doesnt feel like source or 1.6, its totally new game when it comes how it feels and most of those games where so close that they could have gone other way also. i highly doubt that cs 1.6 players would dominate cs:go anymore than cs:source players
2012-04-05 10:01
I cant argue, havent played it yet. Just saying from how the tournament has turned out. Both 1.6 teams played each other in the finals :)
2012-04-05 10:05
Exactly. I've got CS:GO Beta and I have to say it's totally different to 1.6 or Source. It's just a new Counter-Strike, but with all new physics and weapons.
2012-04-05 10:49
so nice, css teams had no chance. if cs:go really would unite the communities, sk, esc and navi will lead the game :D cya source noobs
2012-04-05 09:37
SB Recon3D Omega Wireless - 250e, so 5x250=1250e. :P
2012-04-05 09:46
Yeah but it was from one of the sponsors.. So they got it cheaper I guess :D.
2012-04-05 10:49
#80
chrisJ | 
United Kingdom dv-_- 
A big hit to the dwindling source community. 1.6 ftw!
2012-04-05 10:08
cs:go is a joke. gimme some 1.6 mfuckers!!!!!!!!!!!!
2012-04-05 10:15
I didn't saw the game =( Give me the link please where i can to see this epic game....
2012-04-05 10:23
#87
Finland pulu 
nice picture face is like walking away because he isnt interested at all about the game.
2012-04-05 10:42
f0rest was playing great with AWP and just incredible with this gun (vs. mouz.CSS) even if I'm not his fan, I noticed that :P From ESC - loord and taz were playing their best
2012-04-05 11:25
u are so good at noticing things
2012-04-05 15:06
#93
Brazil th3W 
SK is soooo good it could be source go 1.6, they win all, and css teams lost to 1.6 teams...HAHAHAHAHAHHA
2012-04-05 11:25
1.6 power
2012-04-05 11:27
make cs:Go like cs1.6! CS:go textures are pretty confusing and irritating to eyes.
2012-04-05 11:30
CS GO pls more blur xD
2012-04-05 11:43
only game where they can beat them :(
2012-04-05 11:52
#98
Poland p! 
Any replay from this match? Did any stream recorded it?
2012-04-05 11:54
#99
Czech Republic jYrY 
Are there any VODs somewhere?
2012-04-05 11:56
2012-04-05 13:29
thx
2012-04-05 16:05
didnt watch a single game neither will watch ever...i'm kinda sad players were playing this shithole because of 1000 euros...
2012-04-05 12:44
gggj
2012-04-05 13:15
1.6 won not Sk or Esc, btw gratz to GTR and f0rest for amazing game !
2012-04-05 13:15
#114
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Latvia GekonsCS 
where is CPH Games viewers guide ??
2012-04-05 14:26
#115
Romania mL7 
nice
2012-04-05 14:38
1. place = 1k euro 2. place 2x SB Recon3D Omega Wireless (250 euro each) rotfl
2012-04-05 15:18
yeahh baby!!
2012-04-05 16:59
Why not 5 cameras?
2012-04-05 17:02
wow nice, finally a victory for SK :D too bad its CSGO and Showmatch! but you take what you get! go sk!
2012-04-05 17:11
This game proves that CS1.6 players are more skilled than CS:S players. It means CS1.6 > CS:S in every aspect. GG
2012-04-05 18:42
lol and the image for d2 was 1.6 version
2012-04-05 20:15
#138
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Azerbaijan Talley 
I see indian with a brain
2012-04-05 22:33
:P
2012-04-06 17:24
who cares
2012-04-06 14:48
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