Team Kinguin Brings Home ESL Polish Championship Title
Posted 17th October 2018 By: Derpina    222 Views
Esports News – Kinguin is still fresh from 1st and 2nd place wins at ZOTAC Cup Masters 2018, DreamHack Open Montreal 2018, and Games Clash Masters 2018, and the team keep continues its peak after defeating PACT in a 2-0 series at the ESL Polish Championship Season 17 to claim the title and the $8,070 prize pool.
The Polish tournament was held as part of the Poznań Game Arena fair, and it featured the top four teams of the previous CSGO online season. AGO esports dominated the ranking for the regular season with an outstanding 13-1 record, but quickly lost the chance to earn the title when they faced PACT in the semi-finals. PACT ran out 2-0 victories following 16-7 wins, but the remaining matches against the other candidates easily went in favor of Kinguin. The winning team consistently maintained their 2-0 winning streak over Izako Boars and AGO esports.
In the grand final match between PACT and Kinguin, it was the former team’s map pick that started the back-and-forth heated affair between the two: Overpass. In the end, Kinguin secured their advantage in the 29th round because of Karol “rallen” Rodowicz’s star performance (1.55 rating, 105 ADR). On their way to victory, Kinguin and Wiktor “TaZ” Wojtas’s strategies were much more straightforward on the second map, Cache, as they strolled to an 11-4 lead on the Terrorist side before closing the series in the second half with a cunning CT display.
Despite the all-Polish line-up of Kinguin, the organization is actually owned and sponsored by Kinguin.net, a CD key retailer in Hong Kong. The team’s international line-up is one of the first to exist in the CSGO scene. The original players include Ninjas in Pyjamas’ Maikel “Maikelele” Bill, Alexander “SKYTTEN” Karlsson, and Dennis “dennis” Edman. Through the years, Kinguin has faced and defeated most of CSGO’s heavy favorites, including Cloud9, Natus Vincere, Virtus.Pro, and Titan.
|Karol ‘rallen’ Rodowicz||49-30||+19||106.2||1.51|
|Mikołaj ‘mouz’ Karolewski||47-30||+17||97.5||1.46|
|Jacek ‘MINISE’ Jeziak||34-28||+6||69.1||1.20|
|Paweł ‘reatz’ Jańczak||38-31||+7||66.4||1.20|
|Wiktor ‘TaZ’ Wojtas||31-33||-2||75.9||1.11|
ESL Polish Championship Season 17 final standings
- Kinguin – $8,070
- PACT – $4,035
- AGO – $2,015
- Izako Boars – $2,015