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ESEA Invite Begins Tonight

ESEA - ESEA Invite continues with its first playoff round; Gravitas Gaming will face WinOut, EG.usa will play Pandemic, and POV goes up against iDemise.

ESEAI's playoffs first round of play will continue tonight with three intense matchups.

CompLexity and x3o played their match early and x3o dominated the game 16-9.

Fifth-seeded WinOut, who recently have been turning heads with dominating performances – especially their 16-0 win over x3o – will play fourth-seeded Gravitas, who won the KODE5 USA Qualifier and has been playing rather well in their online leagues.  The second match is with third seeded EG.usa facing off against Pandemic in a battle of returning CGS players back to Counter Strike 1.6.  POV will also face iDemise tonight, who have performed amazing in ESEA, led by Hazard.

WinOut's lineup of Evolution, who is notorious for his strong AWP play as well as mehler, formally of x3o, whose known for playing smart and being a great all around player.  They also have aZn, who is just a dominating player in the game. Complimented by che and quas, and you have a very deadly team.

Gravitas, on the other hand, has had an almost scarily consistent play; with thomz and hostile going off almost every game, and the other players rarely going negative themselves. Also, in ESEA, Winout lost to Gravitas in their last game of ESEA, but beat Gravitas in CEVO Professional more recently.

EG.usa vs. Pandemic will also be an interesting game. With EG.usa almost completely looking like the former complexity lineup, sprinkled with Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert's and Corey “hanes” Hanes' fragging ability.  I should also note, however, that they are allegedly trying to remove Hanes and find a replacement in the team.

Pandemic, on the other hand, is a hodgepodge of several top teams – most being former Carolina Core players; their inconsistency against top teams should be noted as they defeated Gravitas, but couldn't beat EG.ca or Hiatus when they last met. Neither of those two teams made playoffs. EG.usa beat Pandemic in the last two times they have met.

The final match is POV against iDemise. iDemise has really surprised both me and many others, with many accusing their lead player Hazard of hacking. POV has had their ups and downs and most people are unsure of what kind of team will show up tonight.  They are also still alive in the CEVO-Main playoffs; they play Area51 Gaming tonight.

The map tonight is de_dust2.

The matches begin at 10PM EST, with Gravitas vs. WinOut leading off.

USAGravitas
12
4
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16
USA Delta Elite Force
3
11
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14
League: ESEA Invite
Map: de_dust2
Watch: spectv009.esea.net:29355

ScoreBot: #WinOut

USAEG.usa
12 4
--
16
USA Pandemic
3
0
--
3
League: ESEA Invite
Map: de_dust2
Watch: spectv006.esea.net:29366

ScoreBot: #pandemic

USAiDemise
15
1
--
16
USA Paragon of Virtue
0
0
--
0
League: ESEA Invite
Map: de_dust2
Watch: TBA

ScoreBot: #POV

Comments: Add a Comment

quote#1 US JimmyNR 13/04/2009 - 19:45:52
Nice preview.

quote#2 US peawok 13/04/2009 - 19:46:09
Good luck, everyone!

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