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GODSENT stays undefeated: ESEA Premier Week 3 Recap

The third week of ESEA Premier has concluded, as six teams remain with unblemished records.
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Although the ESL Pro League took the week off, ESEA Premier is still in the swing of things as the three regions completed their third week of play.

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

Australia

Feb. 14

  • Team Exile5 vs. Alpha Sydney: 16-5
  • Tainted Minds vs. SYF Gaming: 16-5

Feb. 15

  • JAM Gaming vs. Team NOXIDE: 16-12
  • Chiefs Esports Club vs. Corvidae: 16-13
  • Athletico Academy vs. The Trash Pandas: 16-4
  • Dark Sided vs. SYF Gaming: Forfeit
  • Athletico Esports vs. Trident Esports: 16-14
  • JAM Gaming vs. The Trash Pandas: 16-7

Feb. 16

  • Dark Sided vs. Avant Garde: 16-9
  • Team NOXIDE vs. Trident Esports: 16-11
  • Avant Garde vs. Athletico Esports: 16-3
  • Chiefs Esports Club vs. Legacy Esports: 16-5
  • Team Immunity vs. Corvidae: 16-3
  • Tainted Minds vs. Avant Garde: 16-6
  • Legacy Esports vs. Team Immunity: 22-20
  • Team CypheR vs. Alpha Sydney: 16-8
  • Athletico Academy vs. Athletico Esports: 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 (6-0) || No Change
  2. Tainted Minds (5-1) || +1
  3. Legacy Esports (5-1) || -1
  4. Team Exile5 (4-1) || No Change
  5. Team Immunity (4-2) || No Change
  6. Dark Sided (4-2) || +2
  7. Athletico Academy (3-2) || +4
  8. Team CypheR (3-2) || +1
  9. Avant Garde (3-3) || -2
  10. Corvidae (2-3) || -4
  11. Athletico Esports (2-4) || +1
  12. JAM Gaming (2-4) || +5
  13. Alpha Sydney (2-4) || -3
  14. SYF Gaming (1-4) || -1
  15. Trident Esports (1-5) || -1
  16. Team NOXIDE (1-5) || No Change
  17. The Trash Pandas (0-5) || -2

The GAMURS ESEA Premier Australian player of the week is Tyler "Tucks" Reilly of Chiefs Esports Club. In addition to helping his team stay unbeaten, Tucks played phenomenally as an individual. He finished the week as one of the best players in ADR, FPR, and kills while topping three-kill rounds with eight, and winning three 0ne-on-one situations. His teammate, Liam "malta" Schembri was our POTW in the first week of the season.


Europe

Now that the Europeans are back on schedule following a mostly off-week for the opening matches, the matches were evened out with teams given more time to prepare for their opponents.

EnVision Esports cut ties with both of their teams, with the EU team renaming itself VeritasAequitas and the NA team now being called French Canadians until the two teams can find new organizations.

Feb. 14

  • ALTERNATE aTTaX vs. Playing Ducks: 16-6
  • GODSENT vs. Vexed Gaming: 16-5

Feb. 15

  • iGame.com vs. PENTA Sports: 16-11
  • Team Spirit vs. Vexed Gaming: 19-15
  • Playing Ducks vs. BIG Clan: 16-11
  • PENTA Sports vs. Findictus: 16-9
  • Team Spirit vs. Team Endpoint: 16-7
  • Space Soldiers vs. Dreamchasers: 16-3
  • ALTERNATE aTTaX vs. BPro Gaming: 19-15

Feb. 16

  • PENTA Sports vs. Space Soldiers: 16-7
  • Space Soldiers vs. Fnatic Academy: 16-13
  • iGame.com vs. Royals UK: 16-2
  • PENTA Sports vs. Ex-Dark Passage: 16-3
  • Team123 vs. ALTERNATE aTTaX: 16-8
  • Fnatic Academy vs. Royals UK: 16-4
  • Epsilon Esports vs. ALTERNATE aTTaX: 16-11
  • Crowns Esports Club vs. Royals UK: 16-4
  • iGame.com vs. Team123: 16-14

Feb. 19

  • Vexed Gaming vs. Crowns Esports Club: 16-12

Feb. 20

  • Space Soldiers vs. Team Vexilla: 16-4
  • Epsilon Esports vs. BPro Gaming: 16-8
  • FlipSid3 Tactics vs. Team Spirit: 19-15
  • GODSENT vs. Team Endpoint: 16-4

Europe's ESEA Premier league standings are as follows. The bolded text on the right represents the change in ranking from last week.

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

The GAMURS ESEA Premier European player of the week is ALTERNATE aTTaX's Florian "syrsoN" Rische. This is the second time we have chosen syrsoN's as the player of the week for the region, as he was picked for the short week two weeks ago. Finishing in first for total kills, three-kill rounds, and as one of the top players ADR and FPR, syrsoN's play helped his team climb up three spots into third place.


North America

Some organizations have stopped backing teams as SetToDestroyX and EnVision Esports have stepped out of ESEA Premier and left their respective teams without organizations. SetToDestroyX's former roster was not re-signed by the organization when their contracts expired, while EnVision apparently stopped all communication with their NA team, at least after the players told them they would like to be contracted.

We also mentioned in last week's recap that the Insomnia Esports team had been released from the organization and would be looking for a new home. GAMURS reached out to Insomnia and were given this statement regarding the CS:GO team's release:

"The decision to part ways was a difficult decision for us as an organization. Some of the members of this roster have been with us since Insomnia began in late 2015. Throughout most of our existence counter-strike, and this roster in particular had been the face of the franchise. Throughout the past two seasons the roster suffered from roster instability which hampered their ability to perform. Both management and the players themselves had higher expectations for last season and we held the same high expectations for this season. With a disappointing finish to last season and a less than ideal start to this season the decision was strictly a business one. We continue to be supportive of the players in their future endeavors and wish them the best of luck. We are in the process of ensuring the players are compensated for any outstanding dues and will then proceed to terminate the contracts. This will allow the players the freedom to speak to other organizations if they so choose. As far as another team, we are still going to be represented in ESEA Main with our roster currently called Insomnia Mindplay who we are confident will be in premier next season. We feel as though we parted ways on good terms and hope that fans of the organization continue to support us in counter-strike as well as our former players."

With these organizations backing out, former STDx changed its name to ProspectsGG, while Insomnia changed to Premier Rejects.

Feb. 14

  • Muffin Lightning vs. The Foundation: 19-15
  • Blight Gaming vs. Splyce: 16-12
  • ProspectsGG vs. Mostly Harmless: 16-10
  • Blight Gaming vs. Dethrone Gaming: 16-14
  • Denial Esports vs. Team Quetzal: 16-5

Feb. 15

  • Eclipse Lunar vs. Ben's Anime Team: 16-7
  • Bee's Money Crew vs. Muffin Lightning: 16-10
  • Premier Rejects vs. Ajax Esports: 16-11
  • RONIN vs. Bee's Money Crew: 16-12
  • subtLe vs. vitrioL: 16-6
  • French Canadians vs. EANIX: 16-3
  • Ajax Esports vs. Looking For Organization: 16-14
  • Ex-Insomnia Esports vs. Strictly Business: 19-15
  • Eclipse Lunar vs. Denial Esports: 16-14

Feb. 16

  • French Canadians vs. ProspectsGG: 16-14
  • Enigma6 vs. eUnited: 16-9
  • RONIN vs. The Foundation: 16-12
  • SMAZING vs. vitrioL: 22-19
  • Splyce vs. Mostly Harmless: 16-9
  • Strictly Business vs. subtLe: 19-16
  • Looking For Organization vs. EANIX: 22-18

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

The GAMURS ESEA Premier North American player of the week is Chad "Oderus" Oderus of former-VeloX, now simply known as Looking For Organization. Oderus dominated the stats this week with an astounding 67 kills. He also topped the region in defuses, multi-kill rounds, one-on-one and one-on-two situations, in addition to finishing top ten in bomb plants. His team currently sits in the middle of the pack in 12th place at 3-3.

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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