ESL FM – Strong performance does not pay off

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The final weekend of the ESL Frühlingsmeisterschaft 2017 is finished. Our CS:GO team could point out once more which great quality it owns. The audience became witness of the best German duel during the last months, unfortunately, our team CS:GO could not recompense itself for their strong performance.
Saturday started for us already with the first semi-final against Planetkey Dynamics. On de_cache the team from Aachen could not fulfil the high expectations after the group phase and was defeated by us unexpectedly high with 16:03. On their own Map de_nuke the team around Alexander ‘alexRr’ Frisch found the way back into the game, but our team could close the game on t-side and enter the final with 16:10.

In the final we faced the team of Berlin International Gaming as it was expected by most of the experts. These had pointed in the second semi-final against PANTHERS Gaming with slight problems and decided the match after a strong second map of PANTHERS “only” with 2:1 for themselves.
BIG still came into the final as a clear favorite and had also claimed the clear majority of fans in the audience. Our pick in the final was de_cache again. Unfortunately BIG was able to win our map with 12:16. BIGs pick was de_train which our team was especially prepared for. This preparation should pay off, because after a very strong ct-side and more strong rounds in the second half we won the map with 16:13.

Now it was time for the decider map de_inferno. Our boys could get the knife-round and started on the ct-side. What followed then was highly thrilling and highly dramatic at the same time. Both half times went 07:08 to BIG and they therefore won the match extremely thrilling with 14:16 and are now the new German Champion. The high-class performance of our team is still to be mentioned here. All players showed excellent counter-strike and have surpassed themselves in quite a lot of situations.
Particularly to mention is Florian `syrsoN ´Rische who has shown that keev by no means is the undisputed number 1 AWP in Germany. But also the rest of the team could point out in many rounds, why only two rounds have distinguished us from a victory.
At this point once again congratulations to the team of BIG and thanks to both teams for this exciting and absorbing final. Finally a big thanks goes out to the fans who have supported us vocaly the whole final day! Let´s go aTTaX!

The Playoffs

Semifinal #1

aTTaX VS. Planetkey Dynamics

2:0

Final

BIG VS. aTTaX

2:1

Prizemoney

1st BIG 8.000 EUR
2nd ALTERNATE aTTaX 3.700 EUR
3rd – 4th Planetkey Dynamics 1.600 EUR
3rd – 4th PANTHERS Gaming 1.600 EUR
5th – 6th n0_0rg 800 EUR
5th – 6th Stofftiere Online e.V. 800 EUR
7th – 8th LeiSuRe 400 EUR
7th – 8th DIVIZON 400 EUR