A 2-0 victory over ENCE means that GamerLegion now enter the Playoffs of the $750,000 event.

GamerLegion have become the third team from Group C to qualify for the ESL Pro League playoffs. The team earned its spot after a fabulous performance through the lower bracket match against ENCE. Previously, MOUZ and Team Liquid had already staked their claim to the Playoffs spot from this group.

GamerLegion Qualify for ESL Pro League Season 19 Playoffs

GamerLegion’s first match of the group stage started with a 2-0 victory over ENCE. However, with their next match, they had to face off against the mighty MOUZ. The team had a disappointing start to the match, a 1-13 loss to MOUZ. The second map was much closer affair, going to overtime, but ultimately MOUZ won Mirage with a 16-12 score. 

Post a victory over FORZE esports, GamerLegion faced off against ENCE, once again. This time, it was a contender for the qualification slot into the playoffs. Here’s how the veto went through:

  1. ENCE removed Inferno
  2. GamerLegion removed Anubis
  3. ENCE picked Nuke
  4. GamerLegion picked Overpass
  5. ENCE removed Mirage
  6. GamerLegion removed Vertigo
  7. Ancient was left over

The first map of Nuke saw GamerLegion put up a wall of a defense. They rushed forth to a 10-0 start before ENCE finally managed to sneak in two rounds at the very end. But with the MR12 format, GamerLegion only needed three more rounds to secure a map victory and that was a relatively easy task for Snax and co. 

Despite his experience, SNAX was not the top scorer on the roster. But his experience was clearly evident in getting the team together. aNdu and sl3nd came through in clutch situations. ANdu had a +15 KDA and a 138.8 ADR which was more than enough to ensure that they were able to secure the victory, a 13-5 victory on Nuke.

The second map of Overpass was GamerLegion’s map of choice. This was a much more competitive start, and ENCE started with the first two-round victories. This was the first time in the entire series that ENCE had any kind of a lead. A very competitive 6-6 first half meant that ENCE had a very solid chance going into the second half. They won the first few Terrorist rounds, but once GamerLegion got weapons in their hands it seemed like there was no stopping them.

ENCE’s inability to secure a commendable performance on their T side signals a profound lack of strategy as a team. Unfortunately, the team has its task cut out for itself and will look to prepare for the upcoming events. Overpass ended with a 13-10 victory for GamerLegion and with it they secured a slot into the playoffs. 

What is GamerLegion’s Counter-Strike roster?

GamerLegion’s Counter-Strike roster is as follows:

  • Isak "isak" Fahlén
  • Sebastian "volt" Maloș
  • Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski
  • Henrich "sl3nd" Hevesi
  • Andreas "aNdu" Maasing 

The ESL Pro League Season 19 Playoffs will kick off next week and will see the best teams competing for a chance of winning a part of the $750,000 prize pool.

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