wolsung edge out coluant; round 2 pairings determined

The first week of BESL Pro Season 4 has officially concluded with all the sixteen teams playing out their Swiss group stage round 1 matches. 

 

In case you have not heard about the Swiss format before, feel free to check out our season announcement article’s format section that has an in-depth explanation of how this format works.

Swiss round 1 recap

The opening round of the Swiss group stage saw sixteen teams being divided into two pools and then matched up against each other. After a full week of play, here are the results:

 

Off-stream games:

alltheRAGE [2-0] Team Titan (16:13 mirage, 19:16 dust2)

*Domino Gaming [2-0] Drochmondo (16:8 overpass, 16:9 nuke)

ayned [2-1] deprEST (5:16 mirage, 16:3 train, 16:12 overpass)

FiGURE05 [0-2] LESGEDI (17:19 train, 6:16 mirage)

WORTEX [1-2] Timechasers (16:4 inferno, 6:16 vertigo, 12:16 train)

1337HUANIA [2-0] 5Aces eSport (16:11 mirage, 16:4 dust2)

MAKONGA [1-0] SACRAMENTO (playing with disallowed player)
*as of 26th of September PRIAM is known as Domino Gaming

 

Latvian broadcast - wolsung [2-1] coluant
(13:16 mirage, 16:7 dust2, 16:11 inferno)

SACRAMENTO case

On Friday, 27th of September, at 21:00 Baltic time, a league game between MAKONGA and SACRAMENTO took place. The match ended with a result of 2-0 in favor of SACRAMENTO.

However, after the series had ended, MAKONGA players approached the CS:GO head admin with evidence of SACRAMENTO’s player Eriks "kryzstal" Strazdins having a standing FACEIT platform ban for cheats.

 

The Evidence:

  1. FACEIT account banned for cheating

  2. Steam account linked to the FACEIT account

  3. An older demo from a local LAN event, where this player participated, confirms that this indeed is his account.

 

Accordingly, after looking through the evidence, the CS:GO head admin has made the following rulings:

  1. The game series result between MAKONGA and SACRAMENTO is nullified with MAKONGA receiving a technical victory in the series as SACRAMENTO was playing with a player who has been banned for cheats on FACEIT, with the ban still being active.

  2. The player in question, Eriks "kryzstal" Strazdins, is removed from SACRAMENTO  and banned from all BESL Pro competitions for as long as this FACEIT ban is active.

  3. SACRAMENTO can continue playing in the current season of the league by adding a new player to the roster.

Swiss round 2 matches

After the first set of matches, teams have now been separated into two different categories:

  1. Teams that won their opening duel (Win-Loss record 1-0)

  2. Teams that lost their opening duel (Win-Loss record 0-1)

 

Additionally, within these two categories, all teams also keep their initial round one Pool labels of:

  1. Teams that finished the last season in 1st-8th place

  2. Teams that finished the last season in 9th-11th place + teams from qualifiers

 

Here’s how it looks right now:

Win-Loss record: 1-0

Win-Loss record: 0-1

Pool #1

Pool #2

Pool #1

Pool #2

alltheRAGE

LESGEDI

FiGURE05

Team Titan

Domino Gaming

Timechasers

WORTEX

Drochmondo

ayned

   

deprEST

1337HUANIA

   

5Aces eSport

MAKONGA

   

SACRAMENTO

wolsung

   

coluant

 

For week 2 of our competition, teams within the same category were randomly drawn against teams of the opposite pool, until it was no longer possible. In that case, teams from the same pool got matched up against each other.

 

Here are all the Swiss round 2 matches:

Win-Loss record: 1-0

wolsung vs 1337HUANIA

MAKONGA vs LESGEDI

alltheRAGE vs Timechasers

ayned vs Domino Gaming


Win-Loss record: 0-1

WORTEX vs deprEST

FiGURE05 vs coluant

5Aces eSport vs Team Titan

Drochmondo vs SACRAMENTO

Game broadcasts

As previously announced, this season we’ve opted to expand our broadcast reach to cater all three Baltic state countries, so instead of you having one single broadcast in English, this season we’re bringing you multiple streams with each of them happening in one of the Baltic state country languages - Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian!

 

Here’s how it works:

  • Our original broadcast crew that operates in Riga is going to transition from English to Latvian bringing you one best-of-three game series every Saturday at 16:00 Baltic time. These broadcasts are going to be streamed on BESL Pro YouTube channel and are going to feature three casters from Latvia - Emvy, S1D, and Gekons.

  • On the other hand, both Estonian and Lithuanian broadcasts are not going to follow a set schedule, but are rather going to pick-up games during the week based on caster availability. These broadcasts are going to be streamed on BESL Pro Estonia Twitch and on BESL Pro Lithuania Twitch channels respectively. The casters who are going to bring you the action are sux3ss from Estonia and freemaN from Lithuania.

 

All three broadcasts will prioritize featuring teams from their respective countries.

Latvian match of the week

The first game series that has now been set in stone for the Latvian broadcast team to be featured on Saturday, 5th of October, at 16:00 Baltic time is:

wolsung vs 1337HUANIA

 

Information about the games that are going to be featured on Lithuanian and Estonian broadcasts is going to be posted on our social media channels.



BESL Pro Season 4 is a seven-week competition between the sixteen best Baltic state CS:GO teams for their share of the €9,000 prize pool and the right to call themselves the best in Baltic states.

 

The two best teams from the online part of the competition are going to meet each other in an epic best-of-five grand final on the 23rd of November in Saku Suurhall at HyperTown Tallinn 2019. Visit hypertown.pro for more info about the festival and tickets.

 

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News by: Bruno ‘Gekons’ Gailītis

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