pauLy came back to play the semifinals in a hospital gown
Esports Arena's Oakland $2,500 LAN has come to a close, seeing abE's Money Crew taking home $1,250 alongside the title of ESA Oakland champions.
Thank you to everyone who came out for our first $2,500 CS:GO LAN at @ESAOakland!— Esports Arena Oakland (@ESAOakland) June 4, 2018
Congratulations to the top 4 teams!
🥇abE's Money Crew
🥈 Over the Weebs
🏅 Tea Time pic.twitter.com/d7XAgykfL5
Their grand finals bout saw them take on Over the Weebs, a lineup which featured some notable names from the Dust2.us Western Pro League hub in Blake "Firestar" Houston and Erik "KP" Lytle. Although the series was closed out by Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson and co. in two maps, Over the Weebs kept both maps close with 16-11 and 16-12 scorelines, showing potential as they look to claim victory in future events.
abE's Money Crew was forced to play 4vs5 early in the tournament, fighting right up until their semifinal bout against Crystal Vision where Paul "pauLy" Guerboyan made a triumphant return in a hospital gown after being hospitalized earlier in the day.
Crystal Vision, who fell to Abraham "abE" Fazli's squad upon pauLy's return, previously made headlines by defeating an Entourage mix at Esports Arena's Frag for First competition a week ago, taking home $4,000 with their grand finals win. Although they were unable to take two events in a row, they look to the future as more local LANs are on the horizon.
The final standings for Esports Arena's first Oakland event are:
1. abE's Money Crew - $1,250 (abE, Fifflaren, pauLy, impsta, BioticRain)
2. Over the Weebs — $750 (KP, KatsUP, Firestar, Vince^, Bo_oM)
3. Crystal Vision — $500 (ColeUP, battery, mr_tony, Aluminium, ExxTooSee)