OpTic Gaming win ELEAGUE Season 2 and are crowned Champions against Astralis with a 2-1 victory.
OpTic Gaming secured a spot in the finals by winning over some of the top teams in the world, including Fnatic, FaZe Clan, and Mousesports. On the other side, Astralis beat SK Gaming, a team to be considered the best in the world due to their recent major wins.
ELEAGUE Season 2 – Grand Final
OPTIC Gaming vs Astralis
Winner: OpTic Gaming
Maps: de_train (9:16), de_Cobblestone – (16:6), de_Overpass (16:11)
MVP: Keith “NAF” Markovic
The first map on de_train started off strong for Astralis as they lead 11:4 at the half. The CT side for OpTic Gaming was shaky, and seemed to be easily penetrated by the Astralis players. Astralis came out with the win with a 16-9 score.
The next map saw OpTic Gaming dominating Astralis, as they started on T side. The team consistently went B repeatedly, and saw Astralis showing little time to react. The first score at the half was 11:4. The OpTic Gaming team utilized flawless strats on the CT side to stop Astralis from coming away with the win. The final score was 16:4 for de_Cobblestone.
Everything came down to map 3, as both teams dominated each map. The $400,000 prize pool was up for grabs, and the pressure mounting. OpTic started on T-side of de_Overpass, and ended the half with a 8:7 score. Neither team could really capitalize on taking the lead, as it went back and forth during the game. Optic Gaming came out strong on CT sid, and stopped the Danes from entering the site. The final score of map 3 was 16:11.
ELEAGUE Season 2 Standings:
1st Place – Optic Gaming – $400,000
2nd Place – Astralis – $140,000
3rd – 4th Place – SK Gaming – Faze Clan – $60,000
5th – 8th Place – Team Dignitas – Virtus Pro – Ninjas in Pyjamas – Mousesports – $50,000
9th – 12th Place – Cloud9 – Natus Vincere – Fnatic – G2 – $30,000
13th – 16th Place – Team EnVyUs – ALTERNATIVE aTTaX – Echo Fox – Immortals – $30,000