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ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals $750,000 CS:GO Tournament – Final Placements

Published: 20/May/2018 19:53 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:56

by Calum Patterson

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The culmination of the 2018 ESL Pro League Season 7 came to its climax at the grand finals in Dallas, Texas.

Sixteen international teams qualified for the LAN finals from the North American and European leagues, plus two teams from APAC and one from South America.

Astralis took down FaZe Clan in a rematch of the grand final at IEM Sydney, a match which they lost 3-0, this time advancing to the grand final with a 2-0 win over their European rivals.

Top North American qualifier Team Liquid were equally impressive in booking their spot in the grand final, taking down mousesports and Na’Vi in fairly convincing fashion.

However Liquid came into the Grand Final somewhat underdogs, having already been beated by their opponents Astralis earlier in the tournament, in what was a comfortable 2-0 Astralis win.

Astralis took a 2-0 advantage in the best of five grand final, but Team Liquid did take their first map from them to bring it back to 2-1, and force a fourth map.

Liquid looked on course to bring it to a deciding fifth map as they went up 11 rounds to 7, but an impressive comeback from Astralis saw them take the championship 16-12.

Astralis win ESL Pro League Season 7

ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals – Final Placements

Place Team Prize
1st Astralis $250,000
2nd Team Liquid $110,000
3-4th Na’Vi $55,000
3-4th FaZe Clan $55,000
5-6th mousesports $32,000
5-6th SK Gaming $32,000
7-8th Heroic $24,000
7-8th OpTic Gaming $24,000
9-12th Cloud9 $22,000
9-12th NRG $22,000
9-12th Space Soldiers $22,000
9-12th Renegades $22,000
13-16th Sharks $20,000
13-16th MVP PK $20,000
13-16th Grayhound $20,000
13-16th NiP $20,000
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FunPlus Phoenix reportedly returning to CSGO with GODSENT roster

Published: 21/Oct/2020 2:40

by Alan Bernal

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FunPlus Phoenix have reportedly entered discussions to acquire the GODSENT roster and return to the CSGO landscape in the coming weeks.

FunPlus Phoenix have had a rather unceremonious start to their journey in CS:GO. Known for winning the League of Legends World Championship in 2019, they looked to enter the popular FPS title through Flashpoint in 2020.

However, it wasn’t smooth sailing. They picked up and let go of rosters: first Heroic, then Bad News Bears. Now though, they’re looking like they’re ready to pick up their third, and potentially final roster.

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KRYSTAL and the rest of the GODSENT lineup could be making a move to FPX.

GODSENT is reportedly in “advanced discussions” with FunPlus Phoenix to take their roster onboard for the remainder of the year, according to HLTV and DBLTAP.

If the two teams agree to terms, that means that the lineup consisting of Kevin ‘kRYSTAL’ Amend, Martin ‘STYKO’ Styk, Jesse ‘zehN’ Linjala, Pavle ‘maden’ Bošković, and Asger ‘farlig’ Jensen would soon wear black and red.

The deal could also bring current GODSENT coach Jonatan ‘Devilwalk’ Lundberg into the fold with the new org.

In late-September, FunPlus announced Petar ‘peca’ Markovi as the General Manager for both Valorant and CSGO divisions. Now it looks like peca is making an all-in purchase for the EU roster that is ranked 19th in the world at the time of publishing.

Michal Konkol via Riot Games
The FPX banner could fly in CSGO again soon.

The general manager also indicated, regardless of a team-acquisition, that FPX wouldn’t participate in Flashpoint Season 2. Although one of the founding teams, FunPlus will instead “take [their] time and focus on 2021.

“We don’t want to make any rushed decisions, as our main goal is to build a promising, long-lasting roster,” he said.

The org initially expected to play with Heroic’s roster back in March, which would have included Patrick ‘es3tag’ Hansen among others. Unfortunately, that deal fell through, which prompted FPX to target Swole Patrol’s roster, though that didn’t pan out as well.

Eventually, they temporarily fielded the Bad News Bears for the second leg of Flashpoint 1, after only playing one match prior and forfeiting the rest of the first phase.

While the FPX front office successfully put together a Worlds championship roster in 2019 for League of Legends, it’s going to once again attempt to bring a similar metric of success for CSGO.

Peca teased that there could be “news soon,” and if the reports turn out to be realized FPX could be announcing its acquisition of the GODSENT lineup in the near future.