MDL Recap Week 8 - Whalers close in on top playoff seed
The penultimate week of ESEA MDL Season 34 has concluded, most notably seeing New England Whalers win their match against Recon 5, putting them in complete control of their own destiny. If they win their remaining match against oNe they will secure the top seed heading into playoffs.
It was also a big week for blood, sweat, and tears with the squad claiming three wins against Levitate, Keep the Comms Up, and AA. Kevin "4pack" Przypasniak popped off in the team's first two matches, claiming a 1.56 and a 2.58 rating against Levitate and Keep the Comms Up, respectively.
ex-Morning Light managed an upset of their own, claiming a 16-9 victory over oNe on the back of 28 frags from Ethan "reck" Serrano.
Though it was a week of elation for some underdogs, it was a week of frustration for Infinity. They lost both of their matches, to Keep the Comms Up and oNe, ensuring that they would head to relegation for their second season in a row.
There's still a lot to play for heading into this final week as even ex-Morning Light, who are currently sitting near the bottom of the table, are still technically in the playoff hunt and are solidly in contention for an automatic berth in ESEA MDL Season 35.
Some notable matchups in the final week of the ESEA MDL Season 34 regular season are:
|Warriors International vs. Levitate||June 23rd||9PM EDT|
|ex-Morning Light vs. blood, sweat, and tears||June 23rd||11PM EDT|
|Chaos vs. Levitate||June 24th||9PM EDT|
|Swedish Canadians vs. oNe||June 24th||10PM EDT|
|oNe vs. New England Whalers||June 25th||8PM EDT|
|ex-Morning Light vs. Buffdaddy's Paypal||June 25th||9PM EDT|
|Mythic vs. Oceanus||June 25th||9PM EDT|
|Swedish Canadians vs. Levitate||June 25th||10PM EDT|
The MDL standings now look as follows:
|New England Whalers||16||14||2||+108||42|
|Keep the Comms Up||17||9||8||+2||27|
|blood, sweat, and tears||16||8||8||-10||24|
|Buffaddy's Paypal Team||16||3||13||-63||9|
Note: these standings also include tonight's Levitate vs. ex-Polar Ace match.