GODSENT win ESEA Advanced with 3-0 sweep of ATK

The Brazilians were spotted a 1-0 series lead for winning the upper bracket.

In a shock twist that no one saw coming, Stockholm Major-bound side GODSENT have won ESEA Advanced Season 38 without dropping a map in both the regular season and postseason. In the process they have earned direct promotion to ESEA Premier Season 39 and bag a cash prize of $7,000.

In the third round of the upper bracket, the foreign squads reigned supreme as both GODSENT and ATK claimed 2-0 sweeps over their opponents, Detonate and Northern Forces, respectively.

In the lower bracket Synthetic dispatched Synergy and Valors defeated X13 to set up matchups with the aforementioned losing sides from the upper bracket. Neither Synthetic or Valors won their subsequent matches against Detonate and Northern Forces, respectively, which set up a showdown between the two teams for fifth place and a spot at ESEA Premier Season 38 Relegation.

Synthetic won that decider 2-1 with two of the three matches requiring overtime to separate the two rosters. Andrew "Tender" Cote finished with 98 kills in the series to put his side through to Relegation, while Brandon "YuZ" Cyr posted 85 frags for Valors in the loss. Detonate dealt with Northern Forces by the same scoreline to advance to the consolidation final.

In the upper bracket final GODSENT rolled ATK on Vertigo before hitting a speedbump on Inferno, where the South African roster replicated their opponents' nine-round CT-side to force overtime. The 15-15 scoreline at the end of regulation was the closest that GODSENT got to conceding 16 rounds all season. The Brazilians took four straight in overtime to secure the 2-0 sweep. Eduardo "dumau" Wolkmer led all players with 50 kills in two maps.

GODSENT
2 - 0
ATK
All maps
GODSENT K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Eduardo 'dumau' Wolkmer 50 - 33 +17 95.4 76.8% 1.37
João 'felps' Vasconcellos 48 - 36 +12 83.4 69.6% 1.22
Bruno 'latto' Rebelatto 38 - 34 +4 80.2 75.0% 1.17
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo 33 - 33 +0 65.9 76.8% 1.01
Bruno 'b4rtiN' Câmara 37 - 33 +4 68.8 69.6% 1.01
ATK K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Wiljahne 'mango' Smith 38 - 38 +0 74.6 64.3% 1.08
Rhys 'Fadey' Armstrong 37 - 41 -4 80.4 60.7% 0.99
United States Ian 'motm' Hardy 36 - 40 -4 62.4 69.6% 0.95
Josh 'bLazE' Saunders 38 - 42 -4 70.6 62.5% 0.95
Gareth 'MisteM' Ries 18 - 45 -27 53.8 53.6% 0.60

ATK were met by Detonate following their loss to GODSENT and the North American side kept the losses coming by securing their map pick of Nuke in thirty rounds. But Ian "motm" Hardy and his South African teammates dug in and bounced back with a gritty reverse sweep on Vertigo and then Inferno. Four players from ATK finished with 60 kills or more in the series. However, David "Delta9" Shafer led all players with 64 frags in the loss for Detonate.

ATK
2 - 1
Detonate
All maps
ATK K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Ian 'motm' Hardy 61 - 50 +11 84.1 77.2% 1.29
Wiljahne 'mango' Smith 61 - 48 +13 85.6 68.4% 1.24
Rhys 'Fadey' Armstrong 60 - 51 +9 71.2 70.9% 1.12
Josh 'bLazE' Saunders 60 - 54 +6 78.5 64.6% 1.09
Gareth 'MisteM' Ries 38 - 57 -19 64.7 63.3% 0.77
Detonate K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States David 'Delta9' Shafer 64 - 57 +7 93.9 69.6% 1.20
United States Silas 'silas' Marrufo 51 - 61 -10 75.8 72.2% 0.99
United States Christopher 'Swahn' Swahn 49 - 54 -5 68.2 72.2% 0.96
Canada Christian 'Sutter' Sutter 49 - 56 -7 68.4 70.9% 0.90
Canada Andrew 'Ghostii' Kehler 46 - 52 -6 60.6 64.6% 0.86

ATK fared no better in the grand final against Epitacio "TACO" de Melo and his troops than they did in the upper bracket final. The Brazilians started with a map advantage and extended the series lead to 2-0 after turning a slim 8-7 halftime lead on Vertigo into a convincing win with a solid second-half CT-side. Strong CT-sides continued to be a prevailing theme on Mirage, where GODSENT dropped just one round in the first half, then quickly converted on offense to lock in their ESEA Premier slot with a 3-0 sweep. dumau topped the server again, this time with 47 frags, while motm led ATK with 30 kills in the series loss.

GODSENT
3 - 0
ATK
All maps
GODSENT K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Eduardo 'dumau' Wolkmer 47 - 25 +22 98.8 86.7% 1.54
Bruno 'latto' Rebelatto 39 - 24 +15 95.9 82.2% 1.51
Bruno 'b4rtiN' Câmara 40 - 21 +19 85.7 80.0% 1.39
João 'felps' Vasconcellos 38 - 28 +10 85.7 75.6% 1.27
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo 27 - 27 +0 73.1 73.3% 1.10
ATK K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Wiljahne 'mango' Smith 28 - 39 -11 68.4 64.4% 0.88
United States Ian 'motm' Hardy 30 - 40 -10 66.8 68.9% 0.79
Gareth 'MisteM' Ries 23 - 38 -15 59.5 53.3% 0.69
Rhys 'Fadey' Armstrong 21 - 39 -18 55.3 53.3% 0.67
Josh 'bLazE' Saunders 22 - 35 -13 52.7 53.3% 0.64

The final standings for ESEA Advanced Season 38 are:

1. GODSENT - ESEA Premier Season 39 + $7,000
2. ATK - ESEA Premier Relegation + $4,000
3. United States Detonate - ESEA Premier Relegation + $3,000
4. United States Northern Forces - ESEA Premier Relegation + $2,000 
5. United States Synthetic - ESEA Premier Relegation + $1,250
6. Canada Valors - $1,250
7-8. United States Synergy - $750
7-8. United States X13 - $750

ESEA Premier Season 38 Relegation will take place over this coming weekend, from October 15-17th.

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October 12, 2021 07:53PM
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