One player shines above the rest.

Eight teams have survived the ESL One Birmingham Group Stage, continuing their fight in the final phase of the event, the Playoffs. Falcons, BetBoom, OG, and Tundra have all earned the privilege of the Upper Bracket after a strong showing. It is no doubt which teams are currently looking dominant, but who was the overall MVP of the Group Stage? Check out who was the best-performing player of ESL One Birmingham so far! (*All data from Spectral Stats.)

ESL One Birmingham Group Stage MVP: Pure of Tundra Esports

The most valuable player of the ESL One Birmingham Group Stage is Pure of Tundra Esports! Well, at least based on statistics but no one is debating. The 20-year-old carry player has had his fair share of the limelight before - both good and bad - but today we are going to highlight his individual skills in this tournament.

(Image via ESL)
(Image via ESL)

In ESL One Birmingham so far, Pure dominates almost the entire player record charts. He is the best-performing player across many records such as the highest average kills, GPM (gold per minute), and XPM (XP per minute). Take a look at his performance in a nutshell below:

Rank
Record (Highest Average)
Score
#1
Kills
10.69
#1
GPM
820.23
#1
XPM
961.23
#1
Last Hits/Min
12.00
#1
Last Hits
581.77
#1
Tower Damage/Min
323.5
#1
Taken Damage/Min
818.8
#1
Longest Kill Streak in a Match (Avg)
6.23
#2
Hero Damage/Min
937.5

Pure at ESL One Birmingham: A farming king

What's the better metric to measure how great a carry player you are if not for your farming prowess. And that's exactly the aspect that Pure dominates. His last hits per minute is above other carry players. His last hitting game is also incredibly consistent, scoring the best average overall last hits. Note that his scores are significantly ahead the rest.

  • Top 5 players for highest Last Hits / Minute
Rank
Player
Score
#1
Tundra.Pure
12.00
#2
Liquid.MiCKe
11.58
#2
Spririt.Yatoro
11.30
#4
BetBoom.Nightfall
11.18
#5
HEROIC.k1
10.82
  • Top 5 players for highest Average Last Hits
Rank
Player
Score
#1
Tundra.Pure
581.77
#2
XG.Ame
509.75
#3
TSpirit.Yatoro
506.00
#4
BetBoom.Nightfall
503.82
#5
HEROIC.k1
488.77

No glass cannon in here

Pure also showed that he is no glass cannon. He exudes insanely high damage in fights, but he can also take damage like a champ. Pure has the highest amount of damage taken, an impressive feat for a carry player.

Rank
Player
Score
#1
Tundra.Pure
818.82
#2
HEROIC.k1
674.56
#3
XG.Xxs
655.43
#4
HEROIC.671
651.27
#5
HEROIC.Davai Lama
649.24

In ESL One Birmingham, Pure has opted for heroes like Troll Warlord, Sven, Morphling, and even Meepo. With these heroes he often tank a substantial amount of damage in teamfights. But what pushes him up to rank #1 is the games against Xtreme Gaming and OG - which he both lost against. Against Xtreme Gaming, he played Troll Warlord and tanked 91,183 damage. Meanwhile, against OG he played Sven and tanked 83,388 total damage.

Tundra Esports dominates ESL One Birmingham records

As you can see from the table above that highlighted all of Pure's records, he is at second place for the highest hero damage / minute at 938. He is overtaken by his fellow midlaner, Topson, who scores a jaw-dropping average of 1,192.

(Image via ESL)
(Image via ESL)

In general, stats seem to really favor Tundra Esports' gameplay as all its players dominate the records. 9Class has the highest score for assists and he stacks the most neutral camps on average. Topson also leads in K/D/A and has the best laning presence. Overall, Tundra Esports looks overwhelmingly strong and they're also off a great start in the ESL One Birmingham Playoffs! We'll have to keep our eyes peeled to see if all these mechanical prowess can convert into a championship on their belts!

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