Epsilon win RaidCall EMS One Cup #1

February 15th, 2013 00:59

At the start of the new ESL Major Series season, Swedish team Epsilon has won the first cup by beating NiP's executioners n!faculty in the final 2-0 (16-12 on de_train_se & 16-5 on de_mirage_csgo).

The Spring 2013 season that will hand out $39,000 in prize money started with the RaidCall EMS One Cup #1, hosting 24 teams including the likes of NiP, ESC Gaming, Imaginary Gaming and Absolute Legends.

It began yesterday with the first three rounds of best-of-one action, when we already witnessed some upsets. In the first round Absolute Legends were knocked out by German side dotpiXels, while the second round saw ESC exit after a 16-11 loss to k1ck. Slovakian-Czech team 3DMAX also lost in the second round to Germans DRUCKWELLE in a tight 16-14 clash.

In the end, it was NiP, n!faculty, Imaginary Gaming and Epsilon that lived to see the next day by reaching the semi-finals.

As the action started today, we saw one of the biggest upsets in recent times as n!faculty defeated the Swedish giants and reigning EMS champions NiP with a 16-12 scoreline on de_mirage_csgo.

n!faculty disruptor
disruptor's n!faculty upset NiP in the semi-final, but then lost to Epsilon

In the other semi-final Epsilon, who reached this stage after a double overtime match against DRUCKWELLE, made light work of their clash against last season's runners-up Imaginary, winning 16-5 on de_inferno_se.

The unexpected final match-up began on de_train_se where n!faculty were unable to continue their strong play and Epsilon came out victorious 16-12. The match moved on to the map on which the Germans beat NiP earlier, de_mirage_csgo, but they were run over by the controversial young Swedish squad who clinched the cup with a 16-5 win.

RaidCall EMS One Spring 2013 Cup #1Best of 2
14th February 2013

 Epsilon K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 47 - 28 +19 - 1.46
Sweden Andreas 'znajder' Lindbergznajder 38 - 29 +9 - 1.24
Sweden Jerry 'xelos' Råbergxelos 39 - 25 +14 - 1.21
Sweden Tonoy 'Lox' Prince SayeedLox 40 - 25 +15 - 1.20
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 32 - 25 +7 - 1.10

 n!faculty K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Germany Simon 'smn' Becksmn 31 - 39 -8 - 0.93
Germany Benjamin 'qk-Mantis' Oberleinqk-Mantis 32 - 37 -5 - 0.91
Germany Azmican 'asmo' Berberogluasmo 34 - 38 -4 - 0.90
Germany André 'Kirby' KempaKirby 20 - 40 -20 - 0.60
Germany Christoph 'disruptor' Dölgerdisruptor 15 - 42 -27 - 0.37

After the tournament, ESL took a statement from the winners' captain Tonoy "Lox" Prince who had the following to say:

"It was a really good tournament for us, we need all the practice we can get before the LAN-events coming up. Great matches against the top elite of Europe.

"The early stages of the tournament were difficult for us, with some surprising teams playing very well (knocking out 3DMAX in the process), their strats were clean and they gave us quite a scare! And today we were really hyped to meet NiP in the finals but they lost against n!faculty on the earlier round. The match started and we felt that we had a good roll from the beginning and we just went with that and felt like we had this one in our bag.

"After the first map (train), we were worried because they had just beat NIP 16-12 on mirage, but after a strong CT-side, the confidence grew and we closed the first match. Then we started on the second map on mirage and lost the knife round which lead us to start T. We won the pistol round and in the end we managed to close the last map with 16-5 in our advantage.

"Great tournament guys, and I want to take the opportunity to thank our sponsors (Nike, Razer, PlayZ, Hiperz, Multiplay) by believing in us and sending us to the next lans which is Swedish Masters, Copenhagen Games, and NLAN. Thanks, see you soon!"

Epsilon will receive $600 for their efforts, while they also secured 100 points in the overall ranking. There will be three more cups like this one where teams will gather points, after which the best placed 16 will enter the group stage of the competition. That means that the likes of NiP and ESC still have enough time to secure their place for the next stage.

RaidCall EMS One Cup #1 final standings

1. Sweden Epsilon - $600 (100 points)
2. Germany n!faculty - $200 (75 points)
3-4. France Imaginary - $100 (50 points)
3-4. Sweden NiP - $100 (50 points)
5-8. Germany DRUCKWELLE (25 points)
5-8. Portugal k1ck (25 points)
5-8. Germany gamed!de (25 points)
5-8. Germany ALTERNATE (25 points)
9-16. Spain Wizards (10 points)
9-16. Germany EnRo GRIFFINS (10 points)
9-16. Germany dotpiXels (10 points)
9-16. United Kingdom Infused (10 points)
9-16. Slovakia 3DMAX (10 points)
9-16. Poland ESC Gaming (10 points)
9-16. Germany NOD (10 points)
9-16. Norway Temp (10 points)
17-24. Germany MTF Gaming (5 points)
17-24. France WaRLegenD (5 points)
17-24. Sweden Absolute Legends (5 points)
17-24. United Kingdom overrated individuals (5 points)
17-24. Bulgaria HEADSHOTBG (5 points)
17-24. France redzone (5 points)
17-24. Germany BE FIRST (5 points)
17-24. Germany EYES ON U (5 points)

The next cup will take place on February 20th-21st and anyone can still qualify for it via the A-Series. Right now it is looking likely that we will see fnatic and perhaps VeryGames in action next week, while Natus Vincere are also signed up but are yet to play a single match.

Stay tuned to HLTV.org as we will provide complete coverage of RaidCall EMS One throughout the season.

gg !
2013-02-15 01:02
2013-02-15 01:03
Czech Republic PETERS_ 
2013-02-15 11:02
Stop saying ONLINE etc. Idc if they beat NiP online or on LAN NiP lost 1 match. never thought n!faculty would do this ;p
2013-02-15 12:18
NiP has already lost online matches though nothing big here
2013-02-15 13:16
Which one?
2013-02-15 14:08
Denmark mikyb 
They lost to WRTT/Epsilon, before they got Flusha & Schneider on the team. They also lost to SY_b which became Western Wolves
2013-02-15 14:30
WRTT was cheating
2013-02-15 15:05
Denmark mikyb 
It's not proven, so please... Shut up.
2013-02-15 15:13
Thought it was prooved, because they got disqualified
2013-02-15 15:38
Denmark mikyb 
They got disqualified, because one of the players made a false .txt file as a joke, and it was proven that it was false on a youtube video, comparing his .txt file with the ones from Organner.
2013-02-15 15:43
Against WRTT(Epsilon) and ASES - dont remember if theres any other
2013-02-15 14:47
Ases was a draw
2013-02-15 15:04
They lost to n!faculty in Semi-Final
2013-02-15 01:03
United Kingdom Alth 
2013-02-15 01:04
Epsilon was blatant as fuck. Pixel peaking everything, playing clutch rounds perfectly and just straight knowing where to aim and when to shoot like no other. It was beyond obvious.
2013-02-15 01:04
Kirby had hacking some time agos with other player from Progaming!
2013-02-15 01:05
2013-02-15 01:20
typicially a comment from belarussian, you all have no brain...my history is million higher as you so dont speak, the world need no hackers
2013-02-15 01:25
rly, u are?
2013-02-15 01:35
Sunde | 
World sfu 
^this guy is a shame for Ukraine
2013-02-15 05:56
you are shame, you annoying everything
2013-02-15 08:16
You sound like you're the one who's annoyed :p
2013-02-15 13:11
bENNY | 
Europe Naitee 
2013-02-15 08:17
Slovakia ABzV 
2013-02-15 08:57
Belarus ALBiNh0 
wanna talk about this?
2013-02-15 11:08
too much hack there hahaha idk how there is people even believing people like jw Great tournament from n!
2013-02-15 01:09
n! didn't show these results in CSS either. It's a different game and im sure jw has been putting a lot of time into this game. Lets hope they prove themselves at LAN.
2013-02-15 01:16
Already did... 4th as eswc
2013-02-15 01:26
I mean to the level they have showed in this tournament. If your beating NiP you shouldn't be placing 4th :D
2013-02-15 01:54
4th on LAN with teams like nip, VG, etc. is impressive...
2013-02-15 02:38
learn to read.. "I mean to the level they have shown in this tournament"
2013-02-15 03:22
its not, mostly it means you are far away from nip, VG etc. so yes, 4th place in this game is atm "hello, i cant do shit to vg and nip"
2013-02-15 13:05
so thats because n! won against VG twice and against NiP..
2013-02-15 20:39
what i wanted to say was that placing 4th in cs:go doesnt mean youre really good, cuz so far vg and nip were far ahead from others so even if you are 4th usually dont stand a chance against them, so i wouldnt call them impressive. i agree that soon nip and vg will fall on lan which is great. i know that n! won against nip and vg but they are still loosing many times vs mid teams so theyre too random
2013-02-15 23:22
Not like it was MONTHS ago and people/teams can improve. Your comment is just hilarious.
2013-02-15 16:18
The only thing that is hilarious to me is that you would find that comment remotely funny. Even if it is wrong, you need to get out the house..
2013-02-15 21:46
aweee sweet :)
2013-02-15 22:20
Germany Dok1 
jw has 83.1 hrs / 899 hrs ^^
2013-02-15 01:42
2013-02-15 01:54
angel has 1k
2013-02-15 05:35
Denmark e1z 
and get_right has 3000, whats your point? :)
2013-02-15 13:49
does he actually? that would make me feel a little sick.
2013-02-15 21:47
2013-02-16 19:17
Sorry but i don't understand what you mean about nfac. They are cheating, they won't absolutely proof anything.
2013-02-15 05:13
Now how do you know this? Stop judging.
2013-02-15 11:45
XDDDDDDDDDDDD you don't know anything like the protest opened so please i don't judge without knowing. Hey guys what about going Vienna? Oh wait they don't go?
2013-02-15 22:19
They didn't get invited. I red about the protest 30 minutes after the match at fragbite: fragbite.se/?newsID=31532
2013-02-15 22:52
heheh cool
2013-02-15 01:11
epilson isn't the ex wrtt or sy_b?
2013-02-15 01:11
wrtt with slight roster changes
2013-02-15 01:14
Epsilon is ex-WRTT, and flusha and schneider played for SY&b/Western Wolves, so a little bit of both :)
2013-02-15 01:14
jw, flusha, and sch play for wrtt i think or sy_b? if i am not mistaken
2013-02-15 01:15
Only schneider and flusha were in the SY_b team that beat NiP.
2013-02-15 01:16
yes they are ex wrtt and should be banned now
2013-02-15 01:16
Dont know how they allow these guys in online tourneys
2013-02-15 01:12
online you can make much things, 70% of pros had cheating like russian Viktor or romanian DeCe or bulgarian SM1TH or romanian MaIaD .....
2013-02-15 01:14
MaIaD cheated :O i think that it's not quite good for me and my team because he is now in -Eq- and we are playing a match in ReC3 against them monday....interesting
2013-02-15 10:44
never gona see that money enjoy
2013-02-15 01:38
it's from raidcall and no need to be bitter
2013-02-15 01:40
Bitter about what? Fairplay raidcall is paying it thought it was ESL.
2013-02-15 02:17
Germany Dok1 
Great tournament with a lot of upsets :D Cya at Swedish Masters, Copenhagen Games, and NLAN I guess. People will be watching you!^^ Although I ask myself what everybody will think of them once they challenge teams like NiP, n!, VG, ESC or VP on LAN...:)
2013-02-15 01:48
cant wait to see these guys on lan... :D
2013-02-15 01:51
lol funny , im just shocked that n! beat NIP... and it sounds more like bullshit :) n!faculty are an average top side...but nowhere near NIP.
2013-02-15 01:57
They beat VG twice. The only team to do so. On ESEA client. Nfac are probably top 5
2013-02-15 03:05
sometimes they blow sometimes they play good, i would not say top5 :p
2013-02-15 04:27
bENNY | 
Europe Naitee 
but its the same with VP, loosing against mouz(seriously? :D) still people rate them top5. we'll have to wait for CPH Games
2013-02-15 08:19
Korea ws0 
if these teams finish last or nowhere near finals in LAN, that would make it pretty obvious that they cheated their way thru EMS 1
2013-02-15 03:05
epsilon is the real deal?
2013-02-15 03:58
epsilion is the real cheaters :)
2013-02-15 12:29
so epsilon is also better than NiP now?
2013-02-15 04:24
First place @ online Last place @ l@n mark my words.
2013-02-15 04:28
probably,they didnt atend any lan :P
2013-02-15 05:37
wp, cya on lan my friends
2013-02-15 04:29
2013-02-15 04:54
BnTeT | 
Netherlands rajino 
2013-02-15 09:10
Got it anyways. (eL pajero,schniiii,Whoopie,emlikz.idddQ)
2013-02-15 09:27
India c0rvus 
Epsilon looking strong. - ./X/
2013-02-15 06:18
2013-02-15 07:36
I wonder that I don't wonder about wondering on wonders that are wondering the wonders of wondering.
2013-02-15 08:00
real hash ya..
2013-02-15 08:48
NiP would be so med at lan vs n!faculty that they will rape them 16-0 on any given map. me fanboy!
2013-02-15 08:36
So yeah, N! to to the rescue against the evil forces if NIP.
2013-02-15 08:47
Netherlands g@M 
if you guys cheat i'll find you can someone tell me why there is a 1 map semi
2013-02-15 09:04
gj Epsilon<3
2013-02-15 09:18
those guys can be top 5 if they practice a bit more
2013-02-15 10:39
I managed to catch the 2nd half of the de_mirage_csgo map and you swear that Epsilon were bots in that match. Absolutely stunning performance. gg
2013-02-15 10:45
I don't believe them.
2013-02-15 10:48
Lets see if they can win a map on lan
2013-02-15 10:52
dv | 
United Kingdom dv-_- 
Didn't see the match, but I hope they weren't cheating.
2013-02-15 11:10
Netherlands g@M 
wouldn be the first time they actualy where bots ....
2013-02-15 11:12
why evryone say thet epsilon was cheating? no one have proof to confirm this,so just wait for lan and we will see what they can do there... btw al these guys are from 1.6?
2013-02-15 11:29
If they play suspect and have been banned for cheating in 1.6. There is pretty easy to figure out what they are doing. They have lost against some no namers here in Sweden, and now they are beating up everyone like shit. Yeah right!
2013-02-15 11:35
So tell me who have been banned for cheating in 1.6? Schneider never got banned for his bust movie, so who got banned? They've won vs good teams @ lan in 1.6, they are good, stop judging before proofs. And I'm not saying they're clean, but we need proofs first.
2013-02-15 11:49
Germany ayyy 
so you believe some random haters who are saying that they were cheating in 1.6? just try to use your own brain dude
2013-02-15 12:22
they are cheating, it's beyond me how people believe there is no cheaters in cs top players.
2013-02-15 11:42
Netherlands g@M 
they where cheating in 1.6 in jw stream there was an organners account shown.
2013-02-15 11:57
an organner account was shown? it was just a troll .txt which proofs nothing. whats wrong with you retarded guys publishing bullshit all the time?
2013-02-15 12:26
"They where cheating in 1.6" The only player in Epsilon that has been caught cheating is schneider. Schneider wasn´t a bad 1.6 player. But for some reason he bought organner and played with it in the end of 1.6. After that dispute schneider went to Nordic Masters and "proved" himself by winning against Lions. I can´t guarantee that none of the others hasn´t been cheating but they have never been busted/banned for cheating. All of these players have proven themselves at LAN. Except the incident when we got disqualified from the Swedish Championship. But I don´t think you can call Lox a cheater because of a small dot on the screen xD. All though it was really wrong of him. hltv.org/?pageid=188&matchid=11370&ref=d.. hltv.org/?pageid=28&&offset=0&search=1&t.. I hope they can handle the presure and perform at this level at LAN, I highly doubt it but it´s not impossible. Gj Epsilon =P
2013-02-15 12:36
I still can read between the lines that you think they are cheating and as a former teammate of them you should know it ;))
2013-02-15 13:36
Nah, I don't think they cheat. I wasn't trying to give my perspective on the situation(a bit though). I just gave some information that's good to know, because I think many people prejudge them. =)
2013-02-15 13:54
Go home Kabbe, you're drunk.
2013-02-15 15:04
They did not win yet! There is a protest open, so technically the game is not over yet!
2013-02-15 12:08
Epsilon is actually a good team, great individual players...Their only downfall though is their shitty and imature attitude..I really hope they can perform on LAN, cause as we all know, online matches means nothing.
2013-02-15 12:42
1. Epsilon 2. N!faculty 3. NiP 4. VG 5. VP CS:GO in 2013
2013-02-15 13:00
CS:GO Online 2013
2013-02-15 13:08
no. 1. Epsilon 2. N!faculty 3. NiP 4. VP 5. VG
2013-02-15 13:59
Denmark mikyb 
No. 1. NiP 2. VG 3. ESC 4. VP 5. Lemondogs You can't just do a top5 based on freaking online results...
2013-02-15 15:03
ye thats why they are trolling
2013-02-15 22:18
well played Epsilon! Wish you all the luck on the upcoming LAN events =)
2013-02-15 13:13
Omg people are so delusional here...
2013-02-15 13:25
do it on lan
2013-02-15 13:30
love maybe now scene of cs go will be more interesting to follow
2013-02-15 13:35
NiP took that 100 dollars, split it 5 ways, and continued to wipe their asses with it.
2013-02-15 13:38
No one cares, it's online
2013-02-15 13:48
schneider won. sry, sry for insultes.
2013-02-15 13:59
Reunion JKk 
Epsilon new top team.
2013-02-15 14:27
NiP GG!! Epsilon its WRTT GUYS fuck you GTR
2013-02-15 14:35
they are sick individually, and with time they will be winning alot more, and possibly get some top3 finishes at lan. But first game offline is in 2 weeks against top swedish side , so some can see how they do there ;>
2013-02-15 14:55
whats wrong with them? hope its nothing serious. my advice, if your sick go see a doctor asap!
2013-02-15 15:15
Schneider stream fuskbugg.se/dl/J8fNt9/S chneider%20fusk.jpg Copy of the stream speedy.sh/Wkugm/Schneid er-fusk-CSGO-2012-10-29.flv
2013-02-15 15:30
2013-02-15 16:57
hahaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! busted
2013-02-15 18:49
can someone translate what he talking?
2013-02-16 10:36
wp! funny shit that nfaculty protested, nfaculty themselfs are onliners, give me one tournament where they have been even close to how they perform online :)
2013-02-15 15:45
Hilarious that you call them onliners. They're the most legit german players ever. :)
2013-02-15 16:23
4th @ ESWC last year
2013-02-15 16:29
One will always say they got 6th at ESWC, compared to everything they attended.... :) They have always been nowhere near top3, and n!f win over NIP was pure luck or...
2013-02-15 15:55
While 95% of the teams keep changing players n!faculty is practicing for months together. Not like it's an advantage to stay together for a long time. "NaVi" "ESC" "NiP for over a year now". VeryGames is struggling with a new player.
2013-02-15 16:24
What the fuck are you talking about, NiP has not been together for 1 year?
2013-02-15 17:36
Oh please they obviously been practicing for much longer than the official team announcement
2013-02-15 18:09
oh god.
2013-02-15 18:27
they get 4th at eswc
2013-02-15 16:30
Lox :DD
2013-02-15 16:06
n! obviously anti stratted NiP
2013-02-15 16:18
And NiP are using old strats. You will see the new ones next lan
2013-02-15 23:05
N! whine like Nip and ESC, pathetic
2013-02-15 17:12
easier to join the bandwagon :)
2013-02-15 17:40
2013-02-15 17:14
Weird results in this tournament...
2013-02-15 18:05
Netherlands g@M 
After cheating in bf3 and the history of this clan in 1.6 and vs nip/esc still think about organner... epsilon-esports.org/index.asp?page=artic..
2013-02-15 18:05
It's funny how ppl defend them, they are accused of cheating on multiple games, not by randomers but by top teams and one of their player was busted on his stream. rofl. Cheater once, cheater forever.
2013-02-15 19:25
it's funny how ppl that have no insight in the scene comment and think they have all the information or evidence of things they accused people of.
2013-02-15 19:43
Netherlands g@M 
The moment you win from nip in lan on more then 1 map im convinced. Before that I have no reason to believe that organner note was just for fun. on the other end jw is 17 18 ?
2013-02-15 19:57
wow a player is 17/18 and is winning agianst top teams,never happened
2013-02-15 22:16
Its actually funny how your completely wrong. they won every lan to be exact ;) BF3 team never lost a single event, and even took the liberty to win Brink Gamescom, and then Firefall Gamescom in between. They also did the exhibition match for Shootmania, at Gamescom 2012 where the best BF3 team met "the best" german cs team back then, who by the way n!faculty :) Epsilon won it quite easily ! Sorry for reminding bad memories:p youtube.com/watch?v=mT_O8J9EcNg
2013-02-16 00:10
they never cheated in bf3 , just kids that got owned cried , they won allmost every lan they went to in bf3
2013-02-15 23:09
Netherlands g@M 
halo clan was also banned for cheating what an organisation...
2013-02-15 19:11
Epsi who ??
2013-02-15 22:53
it will surpirse me if epislon will get top 4 ever on LAN with any top team attending. pretty sure they are not clean
2013-02-15 23:09
Cheating on multiple games ? The BF3 team were, but they won 3 times DreamHack on BF3 and the Firefall tournament during IEM Gamescom, and Brink too aswell ... :)
2013-02-15 23:10
Was accused *
2013-02-16 02:36
twitch.tv/schneidercs/b/337321047 CHECK 52:00 :))))))))))))) AND THEY STILL CAN PLAY...
2013-02-16 10:45
They have yet to prove themselves at LAN, but wp to them for their stunning performances
2013-02-16 11:22
internet :-)
2013-02-16 19:15
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