Vox Eminor take out the Pantheon Inaugural
The Australian Counter Strike: Global Offensive outfit, Vox Eminor have taken out the Pantheon Inaugural in somewhat convincing fashion, as they made their way through the field of 16 teams. The day got off to somewhat of a slow start, with server issues plaguing the first rounds of play, as administrators scrambled to source solutions that would enable teams to compete. With everything from game updates and server crashes to anti-cheat updates that cleared the entire server, the tournament faced it all.
Placed in Group 1, they swept through the group stages easily topping their group. Their push through the 4 team single elimination bracket brough them up against Avant managing to dispose of them over two maps. They were tested on de_inferno_se coming out eventual victors 16-13, however dotted their t’s and crossed their eyes, locking down the second map de_dust2_se, 16-2.
With the stage set for an intensely contested final, The Merchants of Death descended in to the final with the confidence of also having a strong run through the field of opposition. The two teams met in the grand final, which promised to be a clash of the titans. Vox started strong on de_dust2_se piling on rounds as the Merchants stood by. It was not all one way traffic as MoD managed to stage a mid game fightback, however it was short lived as Vox Eminor tightened the screws on their opponents, taking out the map 16-8.
Moving on to the second map of the final, MoD were faced with a difficult task of steering the final toward a third and decisive map. Vox again proved strong in the early rounds, stretching their lead gradually as the rounds ticked over. A few moments of individual brilliance claimed Merchants of Deat h some valuable rounds, however Vox Eminor had the end in sight as they closed out the half 12-3. Staring down the barell of defeat, MoD fought valiantly however this was not to be their day with Vox Eminor running away to a 16-5 scoreline, and thanks to our generous sponsors Mwave.com.au, Western Digital and Shuttle, taking home $1250 for their day’s efforts. Merchants of Death did not leave empty handed either, as they pocketed a tidy sum of $500 in cash.
In the Consolation final, Team Immunity and Avant battled it out for $250. The matches were nail bitingly close, with the full 3 maps being needed to separate these two teams. Avant eventually brought home the bacon as they closed out the deciding map, after some late server difficulty.
1st. Vox Eminor $1250
2nd. Merchants of Death $500
3rd. Avant $250
It goes without saying that none of this would of been possible if it were not for the generous support from the above mentioned companies. The level of backing we have received from these companies so early on in the picture speaks volumes of them, so it goes without saying that we as a community should be supporting those companies that work to support us.
Thanks go out to Gamestah who casted today’s events and it is through their work that we reached people across the globe, streaming the action live as it happened. Their stream for our competition was featured on the global Counter Strike community website, HLTV.org.
A special thanks is reserved for spunj, Talnoy and lazyjai. Without these guys, there would of been no competition and today I send them a genuine thank you for the support they have offered me over the last 12 hours has been overwhelming. These guys deserve so much of the credit and it is without doubt that this community would be dead in the water without the work that these guys do.
My last thanks go out to all of the people that participated in today’s competition. Your patience was greatly appreciated, and the positive attitudes that people displayed in the face of frustration and delays were a credit to you and the community that you represent.
This certainly has been an experience, and it will certainly add another feather to my cap. I sincerely hope you enjoyed playing as much as I enjoyed bringing it to you.