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Gambit, Chiefs and eUnited lead the way: ESEA Premier Week 2 Recap

The second week of ESEA Premier has concluded with the schedule evening out almost entirely after a delayed first week.
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After a week of delays and postponements due to other competitions, ESEA Premier is almost entirely back on schedule, with some teams playing four matches over the past seven days.

The map of the week was Dust II, the recently removed map from the active duty group. As the change was sudden and unexpected, the league decided to keep Dust II as the map this week, and then replace it with Inferno after each team had played their matches.

As usual, the Australian region kicked off the week with their matches. Tainted Minds did not have to play, as they played their first four matches at the beginning of the week, going 2-0 on Dust II. During the week, SSU Esports' roster was acquired by Trident Esports, a very large organization in Australia.

The matches from this past week are as follows. The bolded team is the winning squad, with the scores being listed on the right.

Feb. 7

  • Legacy Esports vs. SYF Gaming: 16-9
  • Team Immunity vs. Athletico Academy: 16-10
  • Alpha Sydney vs. Corvidae: 16-11
  • Team CypheR vs. Dark Sided: 16-13
  • Legacy Esports vs. JAM Gaming: 16-12
  • Chiefs Esports Club vs. Team CypheR: 16-8
  • Athletico Academy vs. Trident Esports: 16-12
  • Chiefs Esports Club vs. Alpha Sydney: 16-2


Feb. 9

  • Team Exile5 vs. Team NOXIDE: 16-13
  • Trident Esports vs. The Trash Pandas: 16-6
  • Avant Garde vs. Team NOXIDE: 16-5


Feb. 12

  • Team Exile5 vs. Team Immunity: 16-10

The current standings for the Australian ESEA Premier league are as follows. The bolded text on the right represents the change in ranking from last week.

  1. Chiefs Esports Club (4-0) || +2
  2. Legacy Esports (4-0) || +2
  3. Tainted Minds (3-1) || -2
  4. Team Exile5 (3-1) || +3
  5. Team Immunity (3-1) || No Change
  6. Corvidae (2-1) || -4
  7. Avant Garde (2-1) || +1
  8. Dark Sided (2-2) || -2
  9. Team CypheR (2-2) || +1
  10. Alpha Sydney (2-2) || -1
  11. Athletico Academy (1-2) || +2
  12. Athletico Esports (1-2) || No Change
  13. SYF Gaming (1-2) || -2
  14. Trident Esports (1-3) || +1
  15. The Trash Pandas (0-3) || +1
  16. Team NOXIDE (0-4) || -2
  17. JAM Gaming (0-4) || No Change

The Australian player of the week is 16-year-old Isaac "Ayrez" Ayre of Trident Esports. In last week's matches, Ayrez finished 30-41 kills and deaths, but he improved drastically in the second week. He tallied up a monster 35-kill performance against The Trash Pandas, finishing with an unheard of 159.2 ADR. In the second game, he cooled off a bit, but still led the lobby in kills with a 27-17 performance against Athletico Academy. His incredible week two performance landed him near the top in frags, multi-kill rounds, ADR and FPR, while also securing the first win of the young season for Trident.


Due to the IEM Katowice qualifiers and the iGame tournament, only four games were played last week. This put a heavy load on the EU teams' plates as they had to catch up to the other regions by playing three or four matches this week. In roster-related news, Verneri "bona" Junkala joined Findictus, playing in place of Sami "sanid" Hagman in their match against Fnatic Academy. Christopher "kicker" Lindén joined Dreamchasers, playing for Markus "maak" Karlsen. Vexed Gaming added Sophién "thyx" Felakaoui to their roster as a stand-in following some shuffling.

Feb. 7

  • Gambit Esports vs. Team123:16-6
  • GODSENT vs. Epsilon Esports: 16-4
  • Playing Ducks vs. Ex-Dark Passage: 31-28
  • GODSENT vs. Crowns Esports Club: 16-9
  • Epsilon Esports vs. Royals UK: 16-3


Feb. 8

  • iGame.com vs. Gambit Esports: 16-14
  • ALTERNATE aTTaX vs. Fnatic Academy: 16-9
  • Rogue vs. Ex-Dark Passage: 16-14
  • FlipSid3 Tactics vs. Space Soldiers: 16-12
  • Team Endpoint vs. BPro Gaming: 16-10
  • Playing Ducks vs. Dreamchasers: 16-8
  • GODSENT vs. Findictus: 16-2
  • Rogue vs. Vexed Gaming: 16-10
  • BIG Clan vs. ALTERNATE aTTaX: 16-14
  • BIG Clan vs. Vexed Gaming: 16-5
  • Dreamchasers vs. Team Endpoint: 16-12


Feb. 9

  • Rogue vs. Royals UK: 16-2
  • Gambit Esports vs. Space Soldiers: 19-15
  • Team123 vs. FlipSid3 Tactics: 16-8
  • Epsilon Esports vs. Fnatic Academy: 16-6
  • BIG Clan vs. Crowns Esports Club: 16-1
  • iGame.com vs. Team Vexilla: 16-5
  • Fnatic Academy vs. Team Vexilla: 16-8


Feb. 12

  • Gambit Esports vs. BPro Gaming: 16-8
  • Team Spirit vs. Dreamchasers: 16-12
  • BPro Gaming vs. Playing Ducks: 16-9
  • Gambit Esports vs. FlipSid3 Tactics: 16-2
  • BPro Gaming vs. Playing Ducks: 16-9


Feb. 13

  • ALTERNATE aTTaX vs. Crowns Esports Club: 16-5
  • BPro Gaming vs. Playing Ducks: 16-9
  • Findictus vs. Fnatic Academy: 16-9
  • Playing Ducks vs. EnVision Esports EU: 22-18

Europe's ESEA Premier league standings are as follows. The bolded text on the right represents the change in ranking from last week. Those changes aren't very noteworthy in this edition, however, as most teams were 0-0 last week.

  1. Gambit Esports (4-1) || +8
  2. GODSENT (3-0) || +19
  3. BIG Clan (3-0) || +3
  4. Rogue (3-0) || +6
  5. Playing Ducks (3-1) || +13
  6. ALTERNATE aTTaX (3-1) || -5
  7. iGame.com (2-0) || +7
  8. Team123 (2-1) || -5
  9. Epsilon Esports (2-1) || +6
  10. Findictus (2-1) || -5
  11. FlipSid3 Tactics (2-2) || -9
  12. Team Spirit (1-0) || +1
  13. Team Endpoint (1-1) || +7
  14. EnVision Esports EU (1-2) || -10
  15. Dreamchasers (1-3) || +7
  16. BPro Gaming (1-3) || +7
  17. Fnatic Academy (1-3) || -5
  18. PENTA Sports (0-0) || -10
  19. Ex-Dark Passage (0-2) || -8
  20. Space Soldiers (0-2) || -4
  21. Vexed Gaming (0-2) || -4
  22. Team Vexilla (0-2) || -15
  23. Royals UK (0-3) || +1
  24. Crowns Esports Club (0-4) || -5

The player of the week for the European region in week two is former Fnatic and current GODSENT star Jocke "disco doplan" Gidetun. Along with Simon "twist" Eliasson, disco doplan was traded from Fnatic to their current team just a week and a half ago. Since then, disco has done an incredible job playing as a part of GODSENT, tearing it up in the stat sheet while also helping his team finish undefeated in their first few games. Through three matches, disco doplan is first in the league in ADR, FPR and RWS.


The American division's schedule was much lighter than the European's, with almost every team playing at least one match in the first week. That made it easier for the teams to quickly schedule games and complete them in week two. Some changes were made to teams this week, as VeloX Esports' roster became free agents, changing the team name to "Looking For Organization," while they search for a company to house them. Former Ambition Gamers' roster is looking for a new organization as well and has been renamed to "Ben's Anime Team." Insomnia Esports additionally announced that they had parted ways with their CS:GO roster. GAMURS has reached out to Insomnia for a statement.

Feb. 7

  • Splyce vs. The Foundation: 16-12
  • eUnited vs. Ajax Esports: 16-2
  • Bee's Money Crew vs. SMAZING: 16-12
  • Looking For Organization vs. vitrioL: 16-12
  • Team Quetzal vs Blight Gaming vs. Team Quetzal: 16-12


Feb. 8

  • Enigma6 vs. Ajax Esports: 16-6
  • Muffin Lightning vs. subtLe: 16-5
  • Mostly Harmless vs. EANIX: 16-7
  • Splyce vs. EnVision Esports NA: 16-7
  • Bee's Money Crew vs. Ben's Anime Team: 16-10
  • Team Quetzal vs. Mostly Harmless: 22-19
  • Eclipse Lunar vs. SetToDestroyX: 16-9


Feb. 9

  • eUnited vs. Insomnia Esports: 16-4
  • EANIX vs. The Foundation: 16-14
  • EnVision Esports NA vs. RONIN: 16-8
  • SetToDestroyX vs. Strictly Business: 16-9
  • Eclipse Lunar vs. vitrioL: 16-13
  • subtLe vs. SMAZING: 16-10
  • Insomnia Esports vs. Enigma6: 16-5
  • Looking For Organization vs. Team Quetzal:16-0

The current standings for the American division are as follows. The bolded text on the right represents the change in ranking from last week.

  1. eUnited (4-0) || +3
  2. Muffin Lightning (4-0) || +3
  3. Bee's Money Crew (4-0) || -1
  4. Denial Esports (4-0) || +3
  5. Eclipse Lunar (4-0) || +1
  6. RONIN (3-1) || -5
  7. Splyce (3-1) || +7
  8. Enigma6 (3-1) || No Change
  9. Team Quetzal (2-2) || No Change
  10. Looking For Organization (2-2) || +8
  11. EnVision Esports NA (2-2) || +5
  12. Ben's Anime Team (2-2) || -9
  13. subtLe (2-2) || No Change
  14. Mostly Harmless (1-3) || +1
  15. The Foundation (1-3) || -5
  16. SMAZING (1-3) || -5
  17. Dethrone Gaming (1-3) || -5
  18. Strictly Business (1-3) || +2
  19. Blight Gaming (1-3) || +5
  20. EANIX (1-3) || +1
  21. Insomnia Esports (1-3) || +2
  22. SetToDestroyX (1-3) || -5
  23. vitrioL (0-4) || -4
  24. Ajax Esports (0-4) || -2

The American player of the week for ESEA Premier is Mitch "mitch" Semago. This is the second straight week an eUnited player has received the player of the week, but it is well deserved. In his matches this week, mitch finished 24-8 and 24-6 in the respective games against Ajax and Insomnia. His performances helped his team cruise to two easy victories and to the top spot of the American division. With his efficient performances, he topped NA in several statistical categories, including ADR and FPR, and 1v2 clutches.

Make sure to check back here next week for another ESEA Premier recap.


Preston Byers is a contracted writer for GAMURS. For any inquiries, please contact him via Twitter (@Enblitz).

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