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French Team LDLC Brings Home PMU 2018 Title

Posted 25th June 2018 By: Derpina

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Esports News – Out of all the 4 teams competing online in Europe’s PMU Challenge 2018, only LDLC remained on top to bring home the title. The French team took down the German-Danish team Sprout in the grand final with a 2-1 victory. The breakdown is as follows: 8-16 on Train, 16-9 on Inferno, and 16-2 on Dust2.

Tournament overview

Four European teams have competed for the biggest portion of the $52,000 prize pool in Paris, France, namely: Sprout, Reflex, LDLC, and Alternate Attax. These are the teams who emerged winners in Connectesports, Europe, Flickshot, France, and PMU qualifiers held in the early months of 2018. The open qualifiers led to the closed portion, with the original 8 teams competing for the LAN sports before the finals. LDLC is the only domestic team able to go through all the tournaments.

The full PMU Challenge 2018 Finals team schedule and prize distribution is as follows:

16:30 Sweden Reflex vs. Europe LDLC
19:30 Denmark Sprout vs. Germany ALTERNATE aTTaX
Grand final – LDLC vs. Sprout

1st place ($29,000) – LDLC
2nd Place ($11,650) – Sprout
3rd and 4th place ($5,800) – Alternate Attax, Reflex Esports Club

Tournament recap

The entire PMU event was a one-day French LAN tournament in a single-elimination format, best-of-three bracket. The first semi-final battle was between LDLC and Reflex. The winning team grabbed a 13-2 victory on Nuke during the overtime and sealed their spot in the grand finals by dominating Overpass in 16-10. They won fair and square with a 2-0 score.

Sprout’s victory against Alternate Attax secured their fate to face LDLC in the final. Sprout won Inferno with a 16-14 victory. But, what’s really surprising was Martin “PERCY” Wessel’s exceptional T-side performance on the first half of Train which eventually led his team to win the map 16-11.

The grand final between LDLC and Sprout started on Train where Sprout began their attacks on the CT-side and won the first half 10-5. Dennis “sycrone” Nielsen won the pistol and first weapon rounds in the second half, giving Sprout a lead score of 14-5. They ended Train with a 16-8 final scoreline. LDLC quickly gathered their wits on the next round and went to the dominant side after losing the first map. They won 16-9 on Inferno, followed by another 16-2 on Dust2, ending the PMU Challenge 2018 Finals as champions with a 2-1 victory.

Written by Derpina