Sinners have cleared the ESEA Premier Season 37 upper bracket after defeating AGO 2-0 on Ancient (16-10) and Vertigo (16-9) in the upper bracket final, thus securing a spot in the grand final with a one-map advantage in the ESL Pro League qualifying match.
Adam “NEOFRAG” Zouhar and company’s playoff run started with victories against BLINK and BIG before they took out the Polish squad led by Damian “Furlan” Kislowski, although AGO aren’t out of contention in the double-elimination bracket as their defeat at the hands of Sinners is their first loss following victories over LDLC and forZe.
The series kicked off on Ancient, where AGO took a slight 8-7 lead at the half. The Polish squad, who had picked the map, were then unable to stop Sinners as Tomáš “oskar” Šťastný led the way for his squad with 27 kills and a 1.69 rating in their opening map victory. The Czech team then took a single round lead at the half on their own pick, Vertigo, on the attacking side, after which they eased into a 16-9 victory on the CT side to close the match out 2-0.
AGO now await a challenger in the consolidation final, which will be one of three teams that are still competing in the elimination matches. One of those teams is LDLC, who are already in the lower bracket final after knocking BIG out of competition, while the other two are forZe and BLINK, who are currently battling it out in the lower-bracket semi-finals.