ESL Southeast Europe Championship Season 7 came to a completion, delivering beautiful duels, amusing highlights and high level of competitiveness, in all of its games, League of Legends, Counter Strike Global Offensive and Hearthstone. Let’s hit the rewind button for a slight taste of these battles.
WiLD by Lagardère Sports have been unstoppable throughout the playoffs, refusing to drop a single best of 3. After reaching the Grand Final, they awaited for their last opponent of the season. WLGaming Esports managed to secure the victory against Random 5 at the Lower Final, effectively booking their spot too.
The Final has been a really interesting matchup between these two teams, with many backs-and-forths. The early and admittedly bloody game converted into a messy mid game, including consistent teamfights all over the map. Nevertheless, WiLD grabbed the upper hand, feeling less pressured than WLG, considering their 1-0 advantage. WLG tried to come back in the game, but their mistakes gave WiLD the opportunity to finish it off!
Much alike WiLD, Nexus Gaming, looking great throughout the whole season, found themselves at the Grand Finals of CS:GO, refusing to lose a single best of 3. On the other hand, Toxic e-sports had to break KlikTech’s resistance, in best of 3 clutch, full of beautiful highlights and tension.
Nexus, being undefeated, had their one map advantage, facing toxic that had to win two times in a row in order to secure the title! Definitely, fatigue, created from their series against Kliktech, proved to be a decisive factor that affected Toxic’s performance, who found themselves unable to discover a way to slow to down the Romanian “truck” that came onto them at full speed. Nexus came into the game, obliterating Toxic by winning 9 out of the 10 first rounds of the map and despite Toxic’s attempts to roll the result back, Nexus were too heavy to fall and eventually succumbed Toxic to a loss, thus securing the victory and the title of Southeast Europe’s Champion.
Pera coming straight from the upper bracket never lost a game-series at the Playoffs. Following a much more aggressive perspective than others, he has been on point causing huge problems on slow control decks. Papasmurf, being the winner of the lower bracket finals, had to face the double elimination robin 1-0 advantage. Papasmurf’s gameplay was slow and consistent but Pera’s aggression proved to be the tipping point at which Papasmurf couldn’t react and eventually succumbed to a 3-0 loss.
It’s a wrap!
The seventh iteration of the Southeast Europe Championship is over and it has been a blast for all of us involved into it. This season, having seen hundreds of teams clashing each other on our arenas, fighting for the coveted trophy and the ultimate prize-pool, proved once again the importance of the longest running championship within the region; the Southeast Europe Championship!
Until next time… keep on fighting!
The Southeast Europe Championship team,