Watch Highlights: Talents Clinched Spot in POWER Ligaen Grand Final

Watch Highlights: Talents Clinched Spot in POWER Ligaen Grand Final
  • Date: March 25, 2024
  • Tournament: POWER Ligaen S25
  • Format: Best-of-three (Bo3)
  • Stage: Grand Final
  • Opponent: Sashi
  • Result: 1-2 (13-6 on Vertigo, 7-13 on Overpass, and 9-13 on Inferno)

The 25th season of POWER Ligaen culminated yesterday, March 25, with the Playoffs. After beating XI Esport 2-1 in the Semi-final, the Talents faced the reigning champions, Sashi, in the Grand Final.

Collaborative Semi-final Effort

It was a pure team performance overall in the 2-1 victory against XI Esport in the Semi-final as four out of five players had a rating 2.0 between 0.99 and 1.03.

Emil "kroK" Wiedemann was the only exception as he achieved a 1.20 rating during the three maps, especially thanks to his excellent time on Nuke, earning a 25-11 K/D and a 1.77 rating.

Facing The Reigning Champion

Sashi paved their way to the Grand Final by beating CEPTER 2-0 in the other Semi-final.

The last fixture of POWER Ligaen began on Vertigo, where Jason "JBOEN" Boe Nielsen was at the top with a 1.47 rating in the 13-3 triumph.

On the second map, Overpass, it was anyone's game after the first half, where the score was tied 6-6. As Sashi switched to the CT side, they proved why it was their map pick by winning 7-13.

A three-map Grand Final... what's not to like? Everything would be decided on Inferno, where the Talents had a flying start on the T-side, winning the first five rounds. Sashi responded with six consecutive rounds before Andreas "kiR" Kirstein & Co. could also take their sixth.

Despite a fine start to the second half, Sashi played comfortably on their T-side and eventually won the map 13-9 and ultimately the match 1-2.

Emil "sL1m3" Stolz, their stand-in from Sprout, played a huge role on Inferno, gaining a 24-14 K/D and a 1.68 rating.

  • The Talent squad takes home second place in the best Danish league and 1.341 euros in prize money.

What's Next?

  • The Talent team is participating in the first ESL Challenger Jönköping Open Qualifier today, March 25, beginning at 18:00 CET
  • You can watch the Open Qualifier LIVE at Astralis Watch