Curse has managed to win LanTrek 2013, their debut with Timi "aslak" Verkkoperä, by defeating NeRdS-GoNe-WiLd 2-1 (16-12 de_dust2_se, 11-16 de_nuke_ve, 16-9 de_mirage_csgo) in the grand final.
Curse struggled throughout the day as they started both the quarter-final versus MOV3MBER, and the semi-final versus FR34KSHOW, by losing the first map in the best-of-three series.
MOV3MBER took down Curse 16-9 on de_nuke_se, lost de_dust2_se 12-16 and then went on to lose de_mirage_csgo 14-16 after bringing the score all the way back to 14-14 from trailing 1-10.
The semi-final saw Curse drop de_dust2_se 8-16 with a 0-9 second half against FR34KSHOW, but then score two easy wins on de_nuke_ve and de_mirage_csgo, losing only twelve rounds total.
aslak's team struggled but won their first domestic event in the end
NeRdS-GoNe-WiLd had an easier route to the grand final, defeating both eastGamers and Team Menace.fi without dropping a map, although they did surrender fourteen rounds twice.
Strong play by Timo "reflex" Rintala and Joona "natu" Leppänen carried the rest of their squad over the finish line on de_dust2_se, which Curse won 16-12 after being up 14-3.
Timi "aslak" Verkkoperä's new team was then completely shut down on de_nuke_ve, where they went down 1-13 as terrorists. NeRdS-GoNe-WiLd won the pistol round as well, but weren't able to close the map out until 11-16.
Final map looked to be easy for Curse as they went up 9-4 as defenders, but final two rounds gave NGW a little hope. In the end the favorites came through, winning de_mirage_csgo 16-9 to clinch the LanTrek title.
LanTrek 2013 final standings:
1. Curse - 1,400€
2. NeRdS-GoNe-WiLd - 700€
3. FR34KSHOW - 300€
4. Team Menace.fi
Curse currently sits with a 2-2 record in ESEA Invite after losing against n!faculty last week on de_dust_se. Next week they will take on VeryGames and ASES on de_mill_b2.