1337HUANIA beat Timechasers; round 2 pairings determined
The first week of BESL Pro Season 3 has concluded with all the teams playing out their Round 1 matches of the newly introduced Swiss group stage. One of those matches was our Match of the Week which saw the Lithuanians of 1337HUANIA beating their countrymen of Timechasers with a pretty convincing 2-0 scoreline.
Want to know how they did it? Keep on reading!
Swiss round 1 recap
First of all, in case this is your first time hearing about Swiss format, feel free to check out our Season 3 announcement article’s FORMAT section as it breaks down Swiss format in the easiest way possible.
Now that we’ve educated you about our Season 3 play format let’s check out this week’s results:
wolsung [2-0] Team Titan (16:6 mirage, 16;10 vertigo)
Lamp [1-2] MAKONGA (16:8 train, 13:16 mirage, 13:16 inferno)
WORTEX [0-2] MALCO (10:16 train, 9:16 nuke)
ayned [2-0] REVERSECARD (16:9 mirage, 16:10 train)
Esi Pirmais eSports [1-2] SkinLordz (16:11 inferno, 3:16 mirage, 8:16 dust2)
coluant [0-2] FiGURE05 (9:16 mirage, 10:16 train)
alltheRAGE [2-1] LESGEDI (16:8 mirage, 20:22 nuke, 16:13 train)
Match of the Week - 1337HUANIA [2-0] Timechasers
1337HUANIA: Carcass, hype, kalinka, *EspiranTo, *nukkye
Timechasers: Ind1ff3rent, jL-, shadowow, Jalzaz, Askew
Series began on inferno, a map that was chosen by Timechasers. At first, Ind1ff3rent and his troops showed great promise as they took T side pistol round and successfully converted the second round giving them the first lead in the game (0:2). However, it only took 1337HUANIA guys a couple of more rounds to finally wake up and start playing, and soon after not only did they tie things up (4:4), but they also managed to gain momentum that would lead them to a pretty comfortable 10:5 first half. After teams switched sides, the same momentum was kept by 1337HUANIA guys as they just cruised through the rest of the game winning the first 6 rounds of the second half and giving them the 1-0 lead in the series with a 16:5 victory on inferno.
The second map in this duel was mirage picked by the map one winners 1337HUANIA and while Timechasers had the chance to decide upon side they wanted to start on (choosing CT), this decision seemingly did not matter in the grand scheme of things. 1337HUANIA had successfully transferred their map one dominance to mirage as well and a quick 3:0 lead turned into 11:4 first half in a blink of an eye. Upon side switch, Timechasers were eager to get back into the game and while them taking the first two rounds of the half (11:6) seemed like a good start, 1337HUANIA’s defence was practically unbreakable and eventually they did get the 5 rounds needed to close out the map 16:7 in their favor, thus winning the series 2-0.
With the victory against Timechasers, 1337HUANIA are coming into week 2 of our competition as one of the 1-0 Pool teams and two more succesful encounters will give them a spot in the playoffs. Be sure to check out our current league standings to see how your favorite team is doing so far!
Swiss round 2 matches
With the first round of matches now being done and dusted, we’ve drawn the next set of matches that are going to be played in the upcoming week.
Without a further ado, Swiss round 2 matches are:
alltheRAGE vs SkinLordz
FiGURE05 vs MAKONGA
ayned vs wolsung
MALCO vs 1337HUANIA
Lamp vs Esi Pirmais eSports
WORTEX vs Team Titan
coluant vs REVERSECARD
LESGEDI vs Timechasers
Once again, this is where You guys come into the picture! This season we’ve given you the chance to cast your vote, alongside with our casters and head admin, on which match (from the list above) you want to see being broadcast on our next stream on Saturday. The poll can be found HERE!
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News by: Bruno ‘Gekons’ Gailītis