Our "Golden Five's" second attempt to the online qualifiers proved to be successful. Anexis, SK and WinFakt had also advanced.
When a week ago "The Golden Five" [ had lost the first online prequalifier
] to the Global Challenge New York by sensationally losing out to Moldovan side
Alliance, some of the supporters started to worry about e-Stars Seoul winners' form. Unnecessarily. In the second qualifier Fx played their best and didn't lose a single map. There is more - in the final match they took successful revenge on unexpected "suppressors".
The total of 98 teams took part in the tournament, including as much as twelve from Poland. But excluding our team, only somewhat anonymous
BLACK.OUT formation advanced further than second round. The Danes from
savasci proved to be too strong though and Fx was left alone on the battlefield. Our players were in good form - the Norwegians from
Funkyboys were the first one to find it out, winning only a round against Neo
Even this was too much for the Germans of
hackademic, who lost against five-times world champions 0 to 16. From fourth round on the games were played in best of three system. But still the matches against
redbyte (16:1, 16:0) and the final one with
HighRollersGaming (former Alliance), in which the team who had beaten us a week ago took only seven rounds off our players - were a formality.
" Jarzabkowski, absent in previous qualifier, showed some good form underlining the difference between himself and
Snax, who still is a decent player. Fx matches
Alongside us teams Anexis
(former TCM), SK Gaming
also won their qualification. The Danes had beaten
Gameburg and their country champions
Underdog$ in the process to eventually outplay strong
ESC-Gaming 2 to 1 in the deciding match. The Finns blasted past ones like
Alternate, although the Germans are considering making a protest. The one was already made by
eSahara who, after being beaten by
SK Gaming, found out that Swedish supersniper
Marcus "Delpan" Larsson has illegal number of config files.
Teams in final qualification:
We will soon find out if the ESL judges will consider this protest. One thing is for sure - on the next Sunday (September 11th) eight extremely strong teams will battle for just three European slots in the Global Challenge New York. The fight will be extremely even and once again team Frag eXecutors
will be in the middle of it. Let's hope they will find a way to deal with all the opponents once again!