ESEA Advanced Preview: Top 32 within reach
We’re halfway through the group game in ESEA Advanced, and have gone 4-5 until now in our first season in Advanced, so everything is possible for our hardworking CS:GO-team.
We’re just outside the playoff-spots before this week’s three games, but it’s some of our direct opponents we’re up against so we’ve every chance to decide our destiny by ourselves.
We play one game on Tuesday and two more games on Thursday.
Nordavind DNB – AGF Esport, Tuesday the 4. of June at 7 PM
Nordavind is one of the direct competitors for a top 32-spot. They stand 29th. and have gone 4-3 so far.
It’s a Norwegian organization established in 2011 as BX 3 eSports Club and rebranded as Nordavind DNB in 2018 in collaboration with Vålerenga Fotball and DNB bank. They are 70th on the HVLT ranking, while we stand 82, so this could be a very tight duel.
Their lineup consists of one Dane and four Norwegian players as 24 year-old Jesper ‘Tenzki’ Plougmann is a part of the team. Beside him the team are represented by Rubino, Cromen, Hallzerk and Radification.
Tricked Esport – AGF Esport, Thursday the 6. of June at 6 PM
Tricked Esport is a Danish esports organization and their team consists of many recently signed players. Johannes Borup is the only one signed in 2018, while Nicolai Petersen, Frederik Gyldstrand, Rasmus Beck and Lucas Andersen joined the team this year.
They’ve gone 5-2 so far and are favorites to qualify for the playoffs. It’ll be interesting to see if our experience and long term teamwork will be enough to beat the new setup at Tricked.
Djungelboken – AGF Esport, Thursday the 6. of June at 8 PM
Djungelboken is another direct competitor for the top 32-spot. They’re 41th. in the table and have gone 3-3 so far.
It’s a minor Swedish team, which have yet to prove themselves on the big scene, but this can be their advantage, as we will not know how they play and perform.
On our side we’ve been pretty inconsistent – some matches we’ve played amazing and the next have been lost after bad performances, so that’s what we have to work on from now on.