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.
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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.
ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals – Final Placements