With this victory Extra Salt will be looking forwards at their chance to qualify for Pro League Season 16

Extra Salt win ESEA Premier Season 39

The victory has qualified JT and company for ESL Pro League Season 16 Conference.

Extra Salt have secured the ESEA Premier Season 39 title in a dominant fashion following a tense final three days in the competition.

The lower bracker final saw RBG play paiN in a tense 3 map series where RBG won their map pick Inferno after putting together an extremely strong T side, winning 11 unanswered rounds before paiN could get one on the board, and closing the map out on CT side despite their opponents rallying slightly to make it only a 16-10 victory. paiN would respond in kind by winning their map pick of Nuke, despite RBG winning their CT half 9-6. After the switch paiN were able to fully shut them out, winning 10 rounds in a row to take the series to Overpass. On that map strong showings from Rafael "saffee" Costa, Rodrigo "biguzera" Bittencourt, as well as Vinicios "PKL" Coelho allowed their team to take the win in a convincing manner 16-9.

paiN
2 - 1
RBG
All maps
paiN K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Rodrigo 'biguzera' Bittencourt 62 - 40 +22 82.1 80.3% 1.32
Rafael 'saffee' Costa 56 - 46 +10 70.0 75.0% 1.14
Vinicios 'PKL' Coelho 53 - 48 +5 83.7 65.8% 1.11
Wesley 'hardzao' Lopes 43 - 44 -1 64.0 72.4% 1.02
Gabriel 'NEKIZ' Schenato 42 - 50 -8 63.4 61.8% 0.92
RBG K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Jordon 'jitter' Ruggiero 51 - 50 +1 79.6 67.1% 1.07
Canada Colby 'Walco' Walsh 54 - 51 +3 74.8 64.5% 1.03
Canada Jadan 'HexT' Postma 42 - 51 -9 64.9 69.7% 0.91
United States Jerric 'wiz' Jiang 44 - 49 -5 63.8 59.2% 0.86
United States Connor 'chop' Sullivan 36 - 55 -19 59.8 63.2% 0.80

The following day paiN would face off against ChocoCheck for a spot in the grand final in a tightly contested affair. paiN would take their map pick of Inferno 16-13 after barely winning the first half and by fighting off a spirited comeback attempt by ChocoCheck in the second half. ChocoCheck with Christopher "cJ" Jones standing in for the absent Carson "nosraC" O'Reilly, took the second map Dust2. The map was a complete brawl, with ChocoCheck scraping a win after the fourth overtime off the back of an impressive showing from Zack "XotiC" Elshani. The final map Ancient was similarly close, paiN surged to an 11-4 lead in the first half but were unable to close out the map, they lost the pistol round and subsequently allowed their opponents back into the game. ChocoCheck won the map 16-14, the series, and the chance for revenge against Extra Salt the next day.

ChocoCheck
2 - 1
paiN
All maps
ChocoCheck K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Anthony 'CLASIA' Kearney 93 - 78 +15 86.3 68.8% 1.14
United States Zack 'XotiC' Elshani 83 - 68 +15 71.1 64.3% 1.09
United States Jeorge 'jeorgesnorts' Endicott 72 - 79 -7 76.4 67.9% 0.98
United States Dominick 'JazzPimp' Dimpfel 70 - 85 -15 75.4 65.2% 0.92
United States Christopher 'cJ' Jones 66 - 80 -14 65.1 60.7% 0.87
paiN K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Rafael 'saffee' Costa 98 - 78 +20 90.9 65.2% 1.28
Rodrigo 'biguzera' Bittencourt 85 - 77 +8 79.7 68.8% 1.08
Gabriel 'NEKIZ' Schenato 70 - 80 -10 75.3 71.4% 1.03
Wesley 'hardzao' Lopes 71 - 70 +1 64.7 73.2% 1.00
Vinicios 'PKL' Coelho 64 - 79 -15 65.5 70.5% 0.90

Extra Salt were left waiting at the altar for the grand final, as due to unforseen circumstances ChocoCheck were unable to field a full roster for the game, and therefore forfeited it.

This is a somewhat underwhelming end to a dominant season for Extra Salt, who only dropped two maps throughout the entire regular season and playoffs.

The final standings for ESEA Premier Season 39 are:

1. Extra Salt - $20,000 + ESL Pro League Conference Season 16
2. United States ChocoCheck - $12,000
3. paiN - $6,500
4. United States RBG -$4,000
5-6. United States Bad News Bears - $2,500
5-6. United States Party Astronauts - $2,500
7-8. United States Triumph -$1,250
7-8. oNe- $1,250

As it stands, these teams will return to compete in ESL Challenger League Season 40 beginning on January 18, 2022.

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December 22, 2021 07:59PM
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