AGO have knocked forZe out of ESEA Season 37 Premier Europe after winning a three-map series on Nuke (16-11), Mirage (8-16) and Ancient (19-15), to secure a spot in the tournament’s grand final. This marks the second time Karol “rallen” Rodowicz and company spoiled forZe’s run, as they were the ones to knock the Russians down to the lower bracket before eliminating them in the consolidation final.
Maciej “F1KU” Miklas played a big part in denying forZe revenge on his team in the last match before the grand final, ending the series with a 1.33 rating and 95.7 ADR, while topping the scoreboard on all three maps and hitting 30 frags in regulation on Ancient, the decider, before AGO secured their pass to the final in overtime.
The series kicked off on Nuke, where AGO took a lead on the attack with a very strong presence from F1KU, and after which they were able to close things out without a hitch on the CT side by an ample 16-11 scoreline. forZe then did the same on their map pick, Mirage, with an early T-side lead followed up by a strong defense that ended up with a wide margin by the end, 16-8, to force a decider map.
The series ended up on Ancient, where AGO took a close one-round lead on the defense before an equally close second half then went the way of forZe, forcing overtime, but it was finally the Polish team who rose above in the extra rounds by tallying four in a row, 19-15.
Having denied forZe revenge, AGO earned a spot in the grand final on Sunday, where they will have their own chance at exacting revenge, although it won’t come easy as they will face the upper bracket champions, Sinners, who will start with a map advantage.