ESC Gaming win Eizo Challenge 2012

October 27th, 2012 18:29

ESC Gaming has defeated MaxFloPlaY 2-1 (11-16 de_nuke_ve, 16-2 de_inferno_se, 16-11 de_mirage_go) in the grand finals of Eizo Challenge 2012.

First map in the series was de_nuke_ve where MaxFloPlaY scored the first five rounds, going up 5-0 on the much harder terrorist side. ESC wouldn't give up though, as they won nine of the remaining ten rounds to go up 9-6.

Piotr "peet" Cwiklinski cluthed a one-on-one with 15hp in the second half pistol round, and Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas falling short on round three allowed the former Banana Phone squad to go back in the lead, 12-9.

Two successful upper executions brought ESC within one round of MaxFloPlaY, but the former CS:S side won a save round followed up by a heroic one-on-two straight defuse masked by a smoke by Bartosz "Hyper" Wolny to extend their lead to 14-11.

Filip "NEO" Kubski almost kept the reigning Intel Extreme Masters world champions alive in the game as he turned a one-on-four situation into a one-on-one, but ultimately it wasn't enough as ESC lost the opening map 11-16.


Loord's spray didn't connect on the defusing MaxFloPlaY player 

ESC won their first pistol round on the CT side of de_inferno_se, allowing them to go up 3-0. A well placed incendiary grenade by in-game leader Jakub "kuben" Gurczynski forced MaxFloPlaY to save their weapons next round, making it 4-0.

Clearly having turned a page from map one, ESC stayed on a roll, hardly losing more than two players en route to a 9-0 lead. The underdogs won round ten, but a well placed incendiary grenade and a pair of kills by Kubski forced Cwiklinski to save his AWP.

MaxFloPlay managed to win round fourteen, but Kubski and Jarosław "pasha" Jarząbkowski combined for five kills to make it 13-2. Second half started with Kubski clutching a one-on-two in the pistol round, allowing his team to finish the map 16-2.

ESC lost their CT pistol round on de_mirage_go, and quickly fell behind 1-5 as they were unable to string rounds together after a close round four win. Missed shots cost Kubski's squad the seventh round, and a misplayed three-on-two put them down 1-7.

ESC Gaming prevailed once again after a close series

MaxFloPlaY extended their lead to 8-1, but ESC rallied back to win all but one of the remaining six rounds, giving them a glimmer of hope as they changed sides one last time, now trailing 6-9.

Not willing to give up, ESC won the pistol round to even the game at nine. Two more successful bombsite A attacks followed, and the CS 1.6 heavy weights went up 6-0, 12-9 overall.

All of a sudden trailing after a 8-1 lead, an aggressive push from MaxFloPlaY gave them their opening round. Unlike ESC in the previous half, they weren't able to string together more rounds though.

With ESC Gaming on the verge of victory, MaxFloPlaY would win one more round before Kubski's squad scored their 16th round, proving they are still the best team in Poland, even in CS:GO.

27th October 2012

Eizo Challenge 2012 final standings:

1. Poland ESC Gaming - 5x Eizo Foris FS2333 + 250€
2. Poland MaxFloPlaY - 5x ROCCAT Isku + 5x ROCCAT Sense
3. Poland GIVE IT ALL e.V. - 5x ROCCAT Savu + 5x ROCCAT Taito
4. Poland inet kox

Can ESC Gaming continue winning in Paris next week? Make sure to read our pre-ESWC interview with Filip "NEO" Kubski if you wish to find out what he thinks of their chances at a third ESWC championship.

gr8 sad that DB wasnt ther
2012-10-27 18:30
2012-10-27 21:38
heh mistake DG :) Drunken Globus :P
2012-10-27 22:04
They ended 2nd.
2012-10-28 03:30
yee its your bad:)
2012-10-28 12:27
they would most likely win it.
2012-10-27 22:06
they lost final 2:1
2012-10-28 03:31
2 very different team mate.
2012-10-28 10:58
sry my bad:)
2012-10-28 11:49
EIZO Monitors ftw
2012-10-27 18:30
No 120Hz :/
2012-10-27 18:47
They are actually really good to use as second / third monitor because they have an IPS panel. The image those monitors display is freaking brilliant.
2012-10-27 18:58
I see, thanks for info.
2012-10-27 20:42
2nd place better
2012-10-27 18:54
always win
2012-10-27 18:30
ESC ESC ESC <3<3<3
2012-10-27 18:31
nice esc !
2012-10-27 18:32
At least they will be little bit more motivated for eswc.
2012-10-27 18:34
2012-10-27 18:56
nice ESC!!!!!!!!!!!!
2012-10-27 18:36
Kazakhstan Juandro 
good job !
2012-10-27 18:37
That is a clear message to the Polish scene to back off from ESC as they are still #1 domestically :P GJ ESC
2012-10-27 18:45
nice hate or joke
2012-10-27 18:57
Wasn't either actually. They suffered a defeat on EPS, and people were talking about whether ESC were not as good, or whether one of the other teams would be taking the #1 crown on Polish soil other than ESC. If anything, this puts ESC firmly in charge.
2012-10-27 18:59
EPS was online... don't feed the trolls.
2012-10-27 19:01
Yeah it was, but there were still questions being asked, remember this is a new game.
2012-10-27 19:02
You mean I'm the troll?
2012-10-27 19:16
not. i'm talking about the "people were talking about whether ESC were not as good, "
2012-10-27 19:17
thank god
2012-10-27 19:51
Sweden d9lk 
Are you aware of which teams ESC lost against online in 1.6?
2012-10-27 20:59
You are aware this is a new game, and therefore new possibilities. I am aware they lost to various teams online in 1.6, but there were still questions raised about whether they could topple people in the same way on CS:GO at LAN, this answered them thoroughly.
2012-10-27 21:24
best polish saucers didnt have good tactics for last map at all
2012-10-27 18:47
16-2 for ESC in source map (inferno)
2012-10-27 18:51
reply only if u understood what i typed bro!
2012-10-27 20:16
they didn't have good tactics cause mirage is 1.6 map. and ESC rape them in inferno, that's the same in source. good play from ESC!
2012-10-27 20:30
Neo forever in our hearts!:D
2012-10-27 18:47
gj :]
2012-10-27 18:54
India h8or 
And so it begins....
2012-10-27 19:02
2012-10-27 19:04
Portugal nsz 
MaxFoPlay lineup ?
2012-10-27 19:14
read the news
2012-10-27 19:16
Portugal nsz 
lol thx for that answer
2012-10-27 19:24
hope for the best in ESWC .. gogo ESC .....
2012-10-27 19:17
NOtA | 
Poland ChoseN1` 
mission imposible
2012-10-27 21:19
Pakistan MrHassan 
In my opinion ESC will not be good in ESWC but in future i hope and belive they qill at the level which they were in CS 1.6.
2012-10-27 19:21
Nothing about gamersparadise that had alot better prizes
2012-10-27 19:26
can't post about something i have no information on, let alone know is even taking place
2012-10-27 19:41
Was a event with 16 teams true 4 quals with the final being played in Oslo city, all have been streamed true the last weeks, ending with bx3 vs 969 in the final. Been a great tournament, sad that there has been like no covering. Bx3 consisted with likes of Prb, m1kkis, phnien. Prizes was Around 1.600€ for the winners
2012-10-27 20:52
poNder | 
Netherlands sleepK 
no real, no coverage
2012-10-27 23:19
They will get raped at ESWC
2012-10-27 19:48
India h8or 
I guess even they are aware of this.
2012-10-27 19:55
World RayX 
u med?
2012-10-27 20:32
Stop embarrassing yourself already.
2012-10-27 21:45
they will, i will be very suprised if they pass groupstage.
2012-10-27 22:32
lol i can do what i want
2012-10-27 23:33
2012-10-27 19:58
Taiwan SCVready 
here comes all the mad
2012-10-27 20:10
Nice!! GL at ESWC!!
2012-10-27 20:18
Nice job :D
2012-10-27 20:33
Congratz ESC! SILA
2012-10-27 20:41
N1 ESC s2
2012-10-27 20:52
I think it will be really hard for a lot of teams to beat the top 1.6 teams which made the switch in a Bo3. These teams have got years of expierence playing against the best competition in CS.
2012-10-27 21:17
gj ECS
2012-10-27 21:42
Tunisia edgg 
ESC and ESWC, anything similar?
2012-10-27 22:20
India h8or 
Nope, ESC is tournament and ESWC is a team.
2012-10-27 22:23
Tunisia edgg 
iknew it, i knew it..
2012-10-27 22:25
Slovakia kubiaxk 
offline stronk :) GoldenFive
2012-10-27 23:03
Pakistan $Bills$ 
And they say CS:GO is a random game? Talent shows, Skill shows. The best in 1.6 are at the top of CS:GO as well. GL GoldenFive
2012-10-28 03:50
I just realized that MaxFloPlay is former Banana whatever, the team that apparently had no competition in Poland. Then they got bitchslapped by Neo and Co. Cocky sausers were beaten by humble 1.6ers. Life is good. :P
2012-10-28 11:40
You will se how strong is ESC in ESWC if they reach top5 will be miracle :] Today Bananas play with Drunken Globus. DG wined easy with ESC in ESL.
2012-10-28 13:49
Czech Republic KB24 
2012-10-28 20:54
2012-10-28 20:55
Banana are strong in LAN and Online, ESC only in LAN
2012-10-28 21:37
but i'm talking about offline...
2012-10-28 21:39
Czech Republic KB24 
who gives a shit about Online? LAN is what matters.
2012-10-28 21:53
Sweden d9lk 
Banana Phone won 16-9 against DG haha
2012-10-29 18:24
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