Total Dominance: Four Players Rule the Top 4 Ratings in ESL Pro League S19 Group Stage

May 6, 2024
anders funder
  • Date: April 23rd - April 27th, 2024
  • Tournament: ESL Pro League Season 19 (LAN)
  • Opponents: Eternal Fire, FaZe, and 3DMAX
  • Format: Group Stage (BO3)

Once again, our Main team, led by dev1ce, breezed through the group stage of a major LAN tournament, remaining undefeated and not dropping a single map. The brand-new lineup, with dev1ce in command, has been performing dominantly since its formation, showcasing the power of true teamwork.

The burning question was whether the roster could maintain its impressive form entering ESL Pro League Season 19 and carry the momentum from IEM Chengdu 2024. Fortunately, the answer was a resounding 'Hell yeah!'

The boys, just like in Chengdu, emerged as group winners—a testament to the team's current strategic prowess and consistent performance.

The best evidence of our dominance is that four of our players are featured in the Top 5 ratings for Group A, claiming the four top spots.

Here are the top 5 players of the group:
  1. jabbi: 1.42 Rating on 6 maps
  2. dev1ce: 1.31 Rating on 6 maps
  3. Staehr: 1.30 Rating on 6 maps
  4. stavn: 1.27 Rating on 6 maps
  5. broky (FaZe): 1.23 Rating on 9 maps

Securing Sweet Revenge: A Decisive 2-0 Victory Over FaZe

In the opening round of Group A, the Turkish team Eternal Fire was defeated 2-0 (13-5 on Vertigo and 13-9 on Overpass), with Staehr topping the scoreboard with a 1.45 rating.

Next, we faced a revenge match against Finn "karrigan" Andersen's squad from FaZe. Our team recently demolished them in the Chengdu group stage before falling in a closely contested semi-final. However, this time, FaZe suffered another severe 2-0 defeat (13-11 on Ancient and 13-9 on Nuke), with 19-year-old anchor Staehr again showcasing his superior skills with the best match rating of 1.20.

Having already secured a spot in the playoffs in the upper final of Group A, the Danes decisively defeated their French opponents from 3DMAX with a 2-0 victory (13-7 on Inferno and 13-3 on Ancient). This time, Jakob "jabbi" Nygaard was on fire, boasting an incredible 1.78 overall rating and an incredible 2.15 rating on Ancient, where he also led in most kills (20), first kills (5), and average damage dealt (121.1).

  • The quarter-finals are scheduled for May 9 at 19:30 CEST.