ALTERNATE has managed to top ESL Pro Series Germany Winter Season 2012, beating n!faculty 2-0 in the grand final (16-14 de_train_se, 16-5 de_nuke_ve) to win 7,500€.
Favorites mousesports faltered in the semi-finals against n!faculty, who beat dotpiXels 2-1 in the quarter-finals, as they didn't even come close to winning in a lopsided 0-2 (10-16 de_train_se, 8-16 de_nuke_ve) loss.
Meanwhile ALTERNATE made it to the grand final by taking down Red Dead 2-0 and then gamed!de 2-1 (16-10 de_mirage_csgo, 11-16 de_train_se, 16-9 de_nuke_ve) in the semi-finals.
approx & co were unable to clinch the EPS title
mousesports salvaged a third place finish by besting gamed!de 2-1 in a close series (14-16 de_nuke_ve, 16-5 de_mirage_csgo, 16-11 de_train_se), but as we know now it wasn't enough to keep the team without changes.
Third place finishers in the regular season, ALTERNATE, managed to overcome fourth place finisher from ESWC, n!faculty, 2-0 in the grand final (16-14 de_train_se, 16-5 de_nuke_ve) to clinch the inaugural EPS Germany CS:GO championship.
EPS Germany Winter Season 2012 final standings:
1. ALTERNATE - 7,500€
2. n!faculty - 3,750€
3. mousesports - 2,000€
4. gamed!de - 1,200€
5-6. Red Dead - 600€
5-6. dotpiXels - 600€
EPS Germany's next season is expected to start in the coming months. HLTV.org will naturally keep you updated with the next season as more information becomes available.