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Mythic and Big Frames qualify for MDL Season 32; heX, Prospects eliminated
Just two spots in MDL remain as the four remaining teams look to advance later tonight.
Written by: Nohte    July 21st 2019 5:15 pm    #ESEA #ESEAMDLS32 #ESEAMDLS31 #MDLRelegation #ThunderLogic #JustSwing #BigFrames #Prospects #Mythic #heX #asbolutemadlads #Bushido Boyz  

Nurfed returns to MDL

The second round of the MDL Season 31 Relegation tournament has come to an end, seeing two teams through to Season 32 and an additional two relegated down to Advanced.

Bushido Boyz and Prospects fall to MDL Relegation lower bracket

The two lower bracket matches were the first to conclude, with Bushido Boyz sending heX packing in two one-sided maps. Twelve rounds on the CT-side of Mirage allowed for Christopher "Swahn" Swahn's side to close out their opponent's map pick 16-3, with heX managing only seven rounds on the CT-side of Overpass before the series was closed out with a 16-10 win.

ESEA MDL Season 31 North America Relegation
Best of three maps
0 - 2
Bushido Boyz
de_mirage 3 - 16 de_mirage
de_overpass 10 - 16 de_overpass
de_inferno de_inferno

A similar scenario unfolded as Just Swing made short work of Prospects, initially grabbing a 9-6 scoreline on Dust2 before giving up just three rounds in the second half to take the map 16-9. Prospects fared no better on their own pick of Inferno, with Just Swing dominating on the defensive side to close out the series with a 16-2 victory.

ESEA MDL Season 31 North America Relegation
Best of three maps
Just Swing
2 - 0
de_dust2 16 - 9 de_dust2
de_inferno 16 - 2 de_inferno
de_mirage de_mirage

Mythic continue to hold on to their title as the gatekeepers of MDL as they were the first team to re-qualify for Season 32, defeating Kyle "OCEAN" O'Brien's absolute mad lads in a two-map series. Despite starting Nuke down 1-5 on the defense, Erik "fl0m" Flom and company managed to recover the first half to take the lead at 9-6 as they swapped sides.

MDL Season 31 Relegation set to start

A back-and-forth brawl in the second half saw neither team manage to string together more than a handful of rounds. A strong performance by fl0m allowed for Mythic to edge out their opponent's map pick 16-14, with fl0m putting up 31 frags to help take the map over the line for his side.

The second map of the series was a far more clear-cut affair as Mythic took a 10-5 lead at the end of their defensive half of Mirage. Three additional rounds following a pistol win in the second half put Mythic in touching distance of a map victory, which they took no time in seizing as they closed out the series with a 16-8 win.

ESEA MDL Season 31 North America Relegation
Best of three maps
2 - 0
absolute mad lads
de_nuke 16 - 14 de_nuke
de_mirage 16 - 8 de_mirage
de_overpass de_overpass

The most dominant result of the night saw Jimmy "Nurfed" McFadden's Big Frames claim victory over Thunder Logic with two stellar opening halves on Mirage and Overpass. A 10-5 offensive half on Mirage allowed for a swift 16-10 victory to open the series, while an impenetrable defense on Overpass saw Nurfed's side rack up 13 rounds before they closed out the map 16-7 to earn their spot in MDL Season 32.

ESEA MDL Season 31 North America Relegation
Best of three maps
Thunder Logic
0 - 2
Big Frames
de_mirage 10 - 16 de_mirage
de_overpass 7 - 16 de_overpass
de_inferno de_inferno

With Mythic and Big Frames having secured their spots in MDL for the upcoming season, just two spots from the Relegation tournament remain. They will be awarded to the winners of tonight's matchups, while the losers will be sent down to Advanced. 

LiViD beat Big Frames to qualify for MDL Season 32

The matchups for tonight will kick off at 9:30 PM EDT, and look as follows:

us absolute mad lads vs. us Just Swing
us Thunder Logic vs. us Bushido Boyz

#1 shrek
2019-07-21 17:21
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