February 9th, 2013 22:28

RAIDERS have topped the first ESPC Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament in Helsinki with a 2-0 win (16-7 de_dust2_se, 16-10 de_train_se) over FR34KSHOW in the grand final to win 700€.

Group A at ESPC #1 saw arguably the surprise of the event, RAIDERS, come out on top after three straight wins over Recursive, Paranoia and Slaava "Twista" Räsänen's Eternity Gaming. 

RCTIC went 0-3 in group B, and despite tying FR34KSHOW on de_train_se, Menace ended up being the second team to go out. Mistral advanced in second place after losing on purpose in their head-to-head match, according to Henri "HENKSU" Alame.

The first semi-final saw RAIDERS continue their undefeated run as they plowed through Mistral, whose strategy in throwing a match clearly yielded no results, with two quick 16-6 wins on de_train_se and de_mirage_csgo.

reflex wasn't enough help for FR34KSHOW to top ESPC #1 

FR34KSHOW, with Curse's Timo "reflex" Rintala as a stand-in, then took down Eternity in the other semi-final that went into the third map with scores of 16-11 on de_train_se, 13-16 on de_nuke_se and 13-16 on de_mirage_csgo.

Third place went to Eternity Gaming after two more close results as they scored 16-13 wins on both de_train_se and de_inferno_se to guarantee themselves a podium finish and 200€.

RAIDERS completed their surprise run in the grand final as FR34KSHOW stood no chance, only managing to score seven and ten rounds on de_dust2_se and de_train_se2 en route to a 0-2 defeat.

ESPC CS:GO #1Best of 2
9th February 2013

ESPC #1 final standings:

1. Finland RAIDERS - 700€
2. Finland FR34KSHOW - 400€
3. Finland Eternity Gaming - 200€
4. Finland Mistral - Hardware

ESPC #1 was held at Pelitalo in Helsinki, Finland. All the results are added on our event page, and has the full lineups listed on their viewer's guide.

Noticed reflex wasn't on his top game :/ Too bad... But GG RAIDERS :)!
2013-02-09 22:31
Finland pulu 
there was not enough food for him
2013-02-10 12:40
Wasn't that a bit harsh :P?
2013-02-10 18:06
guess reflex has no reflexes irl lol
2013-02-09 22:40
hahhahaha :D n1
2013-02-09 22:58
so dissapointed there was no GOTV =/
2013-02-09 22:44
Congratz ;)
2013-02-09 22:47
Can we expect to see RAIDERS at bigger events in the future?
2013-02-09 22:49
Finland NUCL3AR 
i hope so, they were good today
2013-02-09 23:29
Azerbaijan Talley 
"even reflex wasn't enough" haha, I see what you did there
2013-02-09 22:56
jR | 
Ukraine lancee 
2013-02-10 00:07
crush | 
Russia Lk- 
GJ FALSOO katiska ))
2013-02-09 23:06
United Kingdom Alth 
Falsu and reVicer good players, expected them to do well.
2013-02-10 00:46
Z z Z z Z
2013-02-10 01:21
such news always lack lineup. gj hltv
2013-02-10 09:53
Im surprised that FR34KSHOW didn't win, cause reflex does look like he have been putting alot of hours into this.
2013-02-10 10:23
not just hltv, always happens
2013-02-10 12:35
Well played!
2013-02-10 13:13
Well played RAIDERS! revicer, xarte & falsu MVPs
2013-02-10 13:28
Looks like it's time to get on a diet big fella. That can't possibly be healthy.
2013-02-10 20:05
rah | 
United Kingdom rah(-_-) 
why no line up?
2013-02-12 18:51
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