ESC Gaming has defeated Virtus.pro 2-0* (16-7 de_mirage_csgo, 16-6 de_nuke_ve) in the best-of-five grand final of SLTV StarSeries IV finals to clinch the first CS:GO season's title and $6,000.
The Poles continued strong counter-terrorist play on de_mirage_csgo as they once again scored into the double digits with a 10-5 lead at half, but unlike in the upper bracket final where they lost after a 12-3 lead, this time they followed through with a 6-2 second half.
ESC Gaming close out the year with a win, just like in 2011 (Photo: Facebook)
With their backs against the wall, having to win the next three maps in a row to have a chance at the title, Virtus.pro started off as terrorists on de_nuke_ve and only managed to score five rounds at half.
Filip "NEO" Kubski's team was once again able to retain their lead, as they held the second 10-5 lead as well, winning 6-1 as terrorists for a 3-0* (ESC started the series up 1-0 due to winning the upper bracket) series sweep.
K - D
Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ
46 - 23
Mariusz 'Loord' CybulskiLoord
42 - 24
Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO
41 - 22
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps
37 - 32
Jakub 'kuben' Gurczynskikuben
26 - 21
SLTV StarSeries IV final standings:
1. ESC Gaming - $6,000
2. Virtus.pro - $3,000
3. Imaginary - $2,500
4. zNation - $2,000
SLTV StarSeries will return in 2013 with an announcement regarding the next seasons of its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments.