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Jaguar qualify for ESL Pro League Season 9
The South American mix dominated their competition to earn the coveted spot.
Written by: tolkienfanatic    March 11th 2019 1:08 am    #Jaguar #EPLS9 #VAULT #sickLy #sam_A #Niknexus #spamzzy #Daveys #cruzN #FULLSEND  

Link had a monstrous performance against Niknexus

Jaguar, a team composed of Peruvian, Colombian, and Mexican players, have topped the ESL Pro League Season 9 Latin America North Closed Qualifier after defeating Niknexus 3-1, thereby earning themselves passage to the main (and now entirely offline) event.

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The South Americans made their way to the Grand Final after annihilating Kadmus7, before a nail-biter of a match against Niknexus in the Upper Bracket Final. Despite Jaguar winning that series 2-0, it was anything but easy, as they secured victory by a mere five rounds in total across both maps.

The Grand Final saw a rematch of that tense bout, with Jaguar having a 1-0 advantage due to never leaving the Upper Bracket. With an expanded veto, they removed Overpass which went to overtime in the first series, and picked Train as the final map.

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Niknexus were able to even the series at 1-1 after a 16-8 win on Mirage, but it was Eduardo "Link" Osuna who would turn on the jets over the next two maps, powering Jaguar to a 3-1 victory with relative ease.

ESL Pro League Season 9 LatAm North Closed Qualifier
Best of five maps
Jaguar
3 - 1
Niknexus
de_default de_default
de_mirage 8 - 16 de_mirage
de_inferno 16 - 2 de_inferno
de_cache 16 - 10 de_cache
de_train de_train

Jaguar's qualification means that every member of the VAULT squad that participated in ESEA MDL Season 29 is set to take part in ESL Pro League Season 9 — a reversal of fortunes that the players are sure to appreciate.

Jaguar's roster is:

  • pe Bruno "BRUNO" Hernandez
  • pe Julio "VAATI" Jimenez
  • co Juanes "sickLy" Valencia
  • co Jesus "sam_A" Taboada
  • mx Eduardo "Link" Osuna

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#1 nguyen
2019-03-11 02:09
Deserved
#4 shrek
2019-03-11 14:43
Deserved
#2 Joe
2019-03-11 06:15
Link is absolutely nuts
#3 006_tv
2019-03-11 07:49
Cool name, GL to them moving forward
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