Well…Well…Well….You can’t say we didn’t make it exciting for ya! The night kicked off great with a match on de_train. coL was able to take CT side with a strong 10-5 lead. The second half ensued and Turmoil made it a close one, but coL came out with the lead.
The second map was on de_nuke. They ended up winning the first half on t-side 8-7. Then the tables turned a little and they struggled throughout the second half. Turmoil was able to come out with a win, but it was nothing that we couldn’t handle going into the next map. The final score ended up being 16-12 in favor of Turmoil.
Then the most exciting match of the night happened. After a toss to see what the map would be, de_dust2 was chosen. It started off with an exciting first two halves of regulation that led to overtime. We then went into triple overtime where coL was able to squeak out the win in style and win ESL-Invite.
Update #2: The match has been rescheduled until Wednesday at 9:45PM EST!
The ESL’s second season of invite will be coming to a close tonight, when coL.cs takes on Turmoil for the ESL-I Grand Finals.
coL.cs was able to succeed without dropping a match on their way to the finals, taking out Area51 and coL.ca in the process. For Turmoil, much of the same success was had, as they were able to advance past SK Ladies and Excello in their quest for the championship.
Prior meetings of these teams have had a fairly consistent result, as coL.cs stands undefeated in all league play against Turmoil, and Turmoil will surely be looking to buck that trend.
Fighting for the $1,000 first place prize, both teams will have to beat their opponents in a best-of-3 matchup to secure the top spot. The match is set to start at 9 PM EST.