Australian CS: GO team takes down opponent with a flawless 32-0 score
Dire Wolves defeated Overachievers in two maps. Both the maps saw 16-0 scorelines, a near-impossible feat in CSGO. However, this was not the first double 16-0 in CSGO history.
One-sided matches are not uncommon in CSGO. 16-0 scorelines are somewhat rare and require perfect execution by the team. An Australian CSGO team has just accomplished a near-impossible feat. Dire Wolves defeated Overperformers 2-0 with both maps ending in 16-0 scorelines.
A regular group stage match for the ESEA Season 37: Premier Division - Australia saw Dire Wolves win a series with two 16-0 map scores. They were up against Overperformers in Group A of the Australian CSGO esports league. The top-plcaed team in the league earns a spot in the EPL Season 14 qualifier while the next ten teams advance to the next season's premier league.
Dire Wolves 16-0 Overperformers on Dust 2 and Inferno!
Dire Wolves' players were in top form for the ESEA match. Screegrab via HLTV.
The online match started on Overperformers' map pick of Dust 2. But the map did not unfold the way the team had expected. Dire Wolves had the superior aim and were able to flush out the Overperformers defense on the map. Ten of the sixteen rounds in the first half resulted in Dire Wolves victories due to eliminations. The remaining six rounds saw Dire Wolves successfully plant and detonate the C4. Euan "sterling" Moore was the star on Dire Wolves' team as he was extremely aggressive and on point with his AWP. He played in synergy with his teammates using their entry kills to get into advantageous positions and then provide more kills on his own.
Sterling was the best player on the server. He finished the game with 21 kills on each map. Screengrab via HLTV.org.
Overperformers came close a couple of times to secure their first round victory. They eliminated all of Dire Wolves' players on the 12th round, but the bomb was already planted. The lack of a defuse kit forced Slipary to try to save the AWP for the next round. Unfortunately, Overperformers never got the elusive round victory and ended Dust 2 with a 0-16 loss.
A different map, but a similar story
Losing 0-16 is not as uncommon in Counter-Strike Global Offensive. While such scores are not commonplace in tier 1 CSGO, lower tier teams often dominate their local opponents as such. But it is extremely rare to see teams win two 16-0 maps in a single series. And that is exactly what Dire Wolves achieved in the ESEA Premier match. After winning Dust 2, the two teams faced each other on Inferno that was Dire Wolves' map pick.
Inferno followed a similar storyline as Dust 2. Dire Wolves started on the terrorist side, which is often regarded as the weaker side on Inferno. But the team had its sights set on another 16-0 on its map pick. The match started with a 1v1 post-plant situation. With Savage nested comfortably in the apartments, Slipary stood no real chance to win the round. Once they had the weapons in their hands, Dire Wolves did not look back, playing aggressive and spreading themselves across the map. Ultimately, Dire Wolves won the series with a 32-0 score, a first for
Inferno followed a similar storyline as Dust 2. Dire wolves started on the terrorist side, which is often regarded as the weaker side on Inferno. But the team had its sights set on another 16-0 on its map pick. The match started with a 1v1 post-plant situation. With Savage nested comfortably in the apartments, Slipary stood no real chance to win the round. Once they had the weapons in their hands, the 83rd rank CS: GO team did not look back, playing aggressive and spreading themselves across the map. Ultimately, Dire Wolves won the series with a 32-0 score, a first for ESEA Season 37: Premier Division - Australia.
Is this the first 32-0 in CSGO history?
Unfortunately, this series is not the first 32-0 in CSGO history. A World Championships 2016 South American qualifier match between Peru and Bolivia also ended in a 32-0 score. There were two other instances when a best-of-three series resulted in two 16-0 scores in 2017 and later 2018. While the 2021 match is not the first in Counter-Strike Global Offensive history, it is definitely a huge achievement nevertheless. Overperformers recently qualified to the Premier League after an impressive showing
Dire Wolves' dominance could be useful later in the league in case of tie-breakers. The ESEA Season 37: Premier Division - Australia runs till June 27 and all matches are streamed live on Twitch.
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