Quest, Oceanic, Zone, and slashLEVEL earn quick wins in ESEA Advanced Round of 16

The majority of the opening round matches have concluded, with the remaining teams all reaching the money stages.

The ESEA Advanced Season 30 playoffs started on March 24th, and with seven of the eight round-of-sixteen matches being played as of last night, here is a recap of the action so far.

The first match was played back on Sunday night, between Polar Ace and slashLEVEL, where the two teams selected to play on Nuke, Dust2 and Inferno. slashLEVEL opened the series with a dominant 13-2 half on Nuke, before fighting off Polar Ace's strong CT-side for a 16-8 win. They followed this up with a much closer 16-13 win on Dust2, where after a 9-6 half they pushed back against Polar Ace's attempts for a comeback after taking match point. Katie "Katie" Boop was the team's strongest performer, taking 59 kills and 112.1 in ADR over both maps in the series.

Polar Ace
0 - 2
slashLEVEL
All maps
Polar Ace K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Canada Colby 'Walco' Walsh 39 - 43 -4 74.1 64.2% 1.03
Canada Adam 'freshie' Paterson 39 - 40 -1 82.1 62.3% 0.99
United States Jerric 'wiz' Jiang 32 - 40 -8 72.8 71.7% 0.94
United States Alec 'Vita^' D'amico 33 - 39 -6 76.2 60.4% 0.92
United States Cole 'Meech' Salm 19 - 46 -27 41.0 56.6% 0.54
slashLEVEL K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Kaitlin 'Keiti' Boop 59 - 36 +23 112.1 75.5% 1.60
Canada Marc-Andre 'NiSMO' Tayar 41 - 32 +9 82.2 73.6% 1.18
United States Caleb 'jchancE' Davis 38 - 31 +7 73.8 77.4% 1.16
United States Joshua 'KiiroKami' Kim 35 - 32 +3 80.2 73.6% 1.15
United States David 'cynic' Polster 34 - 32 +2 61.3 77.4% 1.04

The next matches were all played last night. Zone played we dont give a hoot first, on Overpass, Dust2 and Inferno. This was a swift 2-0 for Zone, as after an 11-0 lead on Overpass they pushed on for a 16-4 win on the map, before taking Dust2 in a similarly dominant fashion for a 16-9 win. Hunter "koga" Allen was the strongest player for Zone, taking 61 kills and averaging 127.8 in ADR over the whole series.

Zone
2 - 0
we dont give a hoot
All maps
Zone K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Hunter 'koga' Allen 61 - 27 +34 127.8 84.4% 1.91
United States Alexander 'zander' Diaz 40 - 28 +12 103.8 73.3% 1.39
United States Joshua 'Hunter' Madore 27 - 23 +4 69.4 82.2% 1.20
United States Nathan 'leaf' Orf 33 - 24 +9 67.5 82.2% 1.18
United States Michael 'Swisher' Schmid 29 - 28 +1 73.6 80.0% 1.11
we dont give a hoot K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Sam '1YOD4' Brook 26 - 34 -8 65.5 60.0% 0.83
United States Derek 'Hendy' Hendrixson 29 - 40 -11 80.8 60.0% 0.83
United States Tim 'Hashy' Fisher 26 - 39 -13 70.4 64.4% 0.79
United States Michael 'Dutchbag' Lane 26 - 39 -13 69.4 53.3% 0.78
United States Gabe 'fENOM' Rocha 21 - 38 -17 56.7 51.1% 0.63

The Quest was up next, and they played IdentityDisorder over Dust2, Inferno and Nuke. In a familiar theme for these first few matches, this one once again was completed rather quickly. The Quest opened Dust2 with a 13-2 half, before taking the map 16-3 and followed the result with a 16-6 on Inferno, having had to overturn their opponent's pistol round win. Logan "Voltage" Long was strongest for his team, taking 49 kills and 116.9 in ADR over the series.

The Quest
2 - 0
IdentityDisorder
All maps
The Quest K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Logan 'Voltage' Long 49 - 15 +34 116.9 82.9% 1.93
United States Jack 'xCeeD' Holiman 43 - 21 +22 98.9 85.4% 1.59
Canada Jonathan 'Jonji' Carey 31 - 24 +7 76.2 75.6% 1.17
United States Trevor 'FrostayK' Bandle 21 - 17 +4 53.9 78.0% 1.06
United States Matthew 'mCe' Elmore 24 - 29 -5 83.2 68.3% 1.05
IdentityDisorder K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Dominick 'JazzPimp' Dimpfel 25 - 34 -9 71.8 65.9% 0.86
United States Todd 'WITCHER' Abdi 26 - 36 -10 73.0 58.5% 0.75
United States Sam '-fLuX' Loy 20 - 31 -11 56.0 58.5% 0.74
Canada Justin 'V3tis' Goszczynski 22 - 33 -11 53.7 58.5% 0.71
United States Wyatt 'Top^' Beakler 12 - 34 -22 47.0 51.2% 0.45

The last series to finish in two maps was between Hot Ass and Oceanic, which was vetoed to Nuke, Train and Cache. Oceanic opened proceedings with a strong 12-3 first half on Nuke's T-side, before following it up with four out of five rounds in the second half. Train followed, and the 13-2 lead in the first half saw a similar story shown for Oceanic, if not for the six rounds Hot Ass collected before Oceanic could take the 16-8 win. Liam "Welshy" Newhouse took top spot on the server over the series, with 102.3 in ADR and a 1.67 rating.

Hot Ass
0 - 2
Oceanic
All maps
Hot Ass K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson 31 - 35 -4 65.6 65.9% 0.87
United States Chris 'CMX' Moe 28 - 37 -9 68.0 56.8% 0.76
Canada Alex 'vek' Voynov 25 - 35 -10 65.1 56.8% 0.75
United States Alex 'Obs1dian' Conrad 24 - 38 -14 69.8 59.1% 0.74
United States Stephen 'Huston' Huston 17 - 37 -20 57.2 52.3% 0.58
Oceanic K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Liam 'Welshy' Newhouse 44 - 19 +25 102.3 86.4% 1.67
United States Jimmy 'Nurfed' McFadden 42 - 25 +17 83.3 72.7% 1.49
United States Andy 'devastation' Parr 36 - 25 +11 85.7 84.1% 1.42
United States Thomas 'tconnors' Connors 39 - 27 +12 83.6 81.8% 1.36
United States Ryan 'Church' Church 20 - 30 -10 64.8 63.6% 0.85

The next series to complete saw the only majority-Canadian team in the playoffs, LiviD, take part against BLITZKRIEG with the two teams vetoing down to Cache, Overpass and Dust2. LiviD were the first team to take a map in the series, with a close 16-12 win on Cache to place them on the scoreboard. From there it was downhill for the Canadians, as BLITZKRIEG evened the series with a 16-5 win on Overpass before completing the series similarly fast with a 16-7 win on Dust2. Nick "alter" Jackson was his team's strongest player, taking a 1.35 rating over the whole series.

LiViD
1 - 2
BLITZKRIEG
All maps
LiViD K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Canada Michael 'MkaeL' De Luca 48 - 50 -2 74.9 75.0% 1.12
Canada Danny 'huynh' Huynh 51 - 58 -7 84.7 75.0% 1.05
Canada Cedric 'Melio' Perrault 52 - 50 +2 69.6 65.3% 1.04
Canada Michael 'miLLe' St-Pierre 44 - 55 -11 67.1 72.2% 0.95
Canada Mathieu 'INCRED' Bergeron 40 - 51 -11 61.0 63.9% 0.85
BLITZKRIEG K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Nick 'alter' Jackson 61 - 42 +19 95.0 72.2% 1.35
United States Alex 'aproto' Protopapas 64 - 44 +20 79.8 75.0% 1.24
United States Ian 'tex' Botsch 49 - 48 +1 80.5 73.6% 1.11
Canada Kevin 'poised' Ngo 51 - 52 -1 74.9 66.7% 0.99
United States Edward 'boomy' Jones 39 - 49 -10 66.1 70.8% 0.90

The next game saw BBC take on Legacy, on Mirage, Nuke and Train. BBC were playing with substitute "burrite" having removed Everett "Poison" Ivy the day before the match was played. This roster change didn't seem to faze BBC on Mirage, with the team following a 9-6 half with a flawless CT-half for a 16-6 win on the map. Legacy's pick of Nuke was another story, as a closely fought match saw each team fight for control of the lead, before Legacy took the 16-14 win.

Train finished the series in a bit of an anti-climax. BBC opened the match with the first five rounds before Legacy had rounds of their own. Throughout the final map, BBC were always ahead of their opponents as they eventually cruised to a 16-10 win. David "Toy" Han was the team's strongest performer, racking up 83 kills over the series with 107.5 in ADR.

BBC
2 - 1
Legacy
All maps
BBC K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States David 'Toy' Han 83 - 50 +33 107.5 74.4% 1.54
Canada Derrick 'LILMAN' Boyne 66 - 56 +10 86.0 73.1% 1.15
United States Kyuhyun 'blade' William Uhm 50 - 49 +1 76.7 74.4% 1.09
United States Marshall 'Minus' Sedowicz 47 - 56 -9 65.7 69.2% 0.93
United States 'burrite' 36 - 52 -16 56.7 69.2% 0.89
Legacy K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Canada Nicholas 'stealthy' Petrakos 69 - 53 +16 80.3 71.8% 1.24
United States Chris 'Rebo' Heindel 52 - 58 -6 81.8 71.8% 1.03
United States Frank 'Laxufy' Zeolla 47 - 56 -9 72.4 69.2% 0.92
United States Logan 'Zxav' D'Auria 46 - 57 -11 71.9 66.7% 0.92
United States Tyler 'nyuu' Delbene 48 - 60 -12 64.6 62.8% 0.87

The final series played so far was between Black and Variance on Overpass, Nuke and Train. Black opened the match in a strong fashion, going 11-4 up on the map before taking the win 16-10. The final two maps were extremely close with Nuke next, as the two teams were close together as the first half with both taking the lead before it finished 8-7 in favor of Variance. While the second half was also close, Variance ran out as 16-13 winners having not dropped their lead. 

Train was the finale, where once again the two teams were closely matched throughout the first half, this time seeing Black come out 9-6 ahead at the first half break. The second half was a completely different story, with Variance storming out of the blocks with nine CT-side rounds in a row to go from being behind to series point. Black fought back, picking up the next five rounds to come within a round of forcing overtime before Variance wrapped it up in the final regulation round for a 16-14 win.

Black
1 - 2
Variance
All maps
Black K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Anthony 'agony' Masterton 73 - 57 +16 88.8 70.6% 1.30
United States Jacob 'L0NER' Webster 56 - 51 +5 69.3 71.8% 1.08
United States Jakub 'kuba' Matyskiewicz 60 - 59 +1 71.4 72.9% 1.02
United States Nolan 'bite' Hunstad 51 - 58 -7 72.4 71.8% 1.02
Canada Tony 'w0w' Zachary 54 - 59 -5 67.6 70.6% 1.00
Variance K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Ezekiel 'KmZ' Hughes 78 - 55 +23 88.0 74.1% 1.40
United States Bilal 'SPAMMER' Ali 52 - 53 -1 77.0 74.1% 1.06
Canada Justin 'FaNg' Coakley 58 - 64 -6 73.3 71.8% 1.01
Canada Stoyno 'neska' Atanasov 49 - 56 -7 63.8 75.3% 0.93
United States George 'Powerzz' Yaede 46 - 66 -20 65.0 67.1% 0.76

The only match from the opening playoff round not yet played is the game between Thunder Logic and Lowkey, which was postponed until tonight at 9:00 PM. The winner of this game will play Oceanic in the quarterfinals.

The next matches in the ESEA Advanced Season 30 playoffs, with times in EDT, are as follows:

Tuesday, March 26th
9:00 PM United States Thunder Logic -vs- United States Lowkey
Thursday, March 28th
9:30 PM United States The Quest -vs- United States BBC
9:30 PM United States Oceanic -vs- United States TBD
9:30 PM United States BLITZKRIEG -vs- United States Variance
9:30 PM United States Zone -vs- United States slashLEVEL

#1(With 3 replies)
March 26, 2019 05:08PM
fows
2 players are on something
#2(With 0 replies)
March 27, 2019 12:27PM
DiSCO
Dust2 Birthday cake!
nice cheating ban l0l
#3(With 0 replies)
March 27, 2019 05:56PM
Joe
Dust2 Birthday cake!
still out here, why tho
#4(With 0 replies)
March 28, 2019 12:57PM
agony
MDL
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