The Season 2 finals of the ESL ESEA Pro League have come to an end. We had four days filled with world-class CS:GO action and saw multiple great plays. The battle for the championship began with eight teams from Europe and North America - but only one could take home the trophy. In the end, it was Fnatic who claimed the title for a second time in a row, defeating Natus Vincere in the grand final.
Fnatic’s and Na’Vi’s roads to the final was mirrored. They won their first group match but lost the winner’s match and had to fight for a semifinal slot in the decider match. In the semifinals, they faced other two top European teams: ? (formerly TSM) and Team EnVyUs, both of whom were defeated 2-0.
The grand final was shaping up to be a thrilling one, and it delivered in every way. We saw all five maps having to be played out, all of them proving that both Fnatic and Natus Vincere deserve a spot in the final. The first two maps, Inferno and Dust 2, went in favor of Fnatic, although it was not an easy task. The Swedes were losing 3-12 but managed to turn the game around completely and go 16-14 on Inferno. Things were looking good for Fnatic but Natus Vincere were not done yet as they took the next two maps Mirage and Train, the former with a very convincing lead. In the end, everything came down to Cobblestone, where Fnatic sealed the deal with a decisive score of 16-6 and claimed their second ESL ESEA Pro League championship.
Fnatic vs. Natus Vincere
- Inferno: 16-14
- Dust 2: 16-14
- Mirage: 6-16
- Train: 14-16
- Cobblestone 16-6
Thank you for another great season!
The second season of the ESL ESEA Pro League is now concluded - a massive thank you to all the teams who participated and all the fans who tuned in online to watch the matches. We are already looking forward to another season of top-notch CS:GO!