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Season 7 Recap - Counter Strike: GO

By Saul for VAL Online - 07/09/17 21:32 pm
This season saw the return of a popular game: Counter Strike: Global Offensive and with it, more competition.
Season 2 starts Tuesday, 26th September! (Picture: Instant Gaming Ltd.)

Pool Play:

This season, 20 teams took part in the league, fighting for a total of £400. Teams were split into 2 divisions of 10.

Pool A saw Odin eSports, Buzzkill, MSE Platinum, CinS Gaming, oksucc, Dead Element Gaming, Lynx Chocolate, FoX Gaming, SnakeByte Gaming & CinS Academy.

Pool B consisted of Zealous eSports, Team Ghost, Afflicted eSports, VoiD Gaming, RedRaiders, Team Insolence, MSE Sapphire, XeniuM Gaming, Vivify eSports & Team Homeless.

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The Playoff Teams:

Top 4 from each division qualified, giving us a total of 8 teams remaining, going into the £400 playoffs.


Odin eSports
Zealous eSports
Buzzkill
MSE Platinum
Team Ghost
VoiD Gaming
CinS Gaming
Afflicted eSports


Pool A final standings.
Pool B final standings.
Both Odin & Zealous showed their dominance during the regular season not losing a single game and finishing first in their respective divisions with an impressive 9-0 record.

Playoffs:

Going into playoffs, Odin & Zealous were clear favourites after not dropping a map and lived up to that expectation by making it all the way to the grand finals. Going into the grand finals many thought it would be a very competitive match up and most probably go to a map 3, however Zealous were not going to allow that to happen and showed why they were the best after beating Odin 2-0 in dominant fashion.

Congratulations to Zealous for taking first place and we hope to see you all next season!