Gfinity Elite Series: Counter Strike Recap


After beating exceL in the semi finals, Epsi CS faced Prophecy for the opportunity to become Elite Series champions. Let’s take a look back at the action.

Opening the series on Mirage, Epsi started off on the front foot with Smooya scoring an impressive 3K to take the first pistol round. The team quickly established a 6-0 lead thanks to a double AWP strategy which held off the Prophecy attack. In the eighth round, Maeve managed to hold a sneaky defuse in the smoke grenade to move to a comfortable 8-0 lead. Epsi


Epsi CS were in fine form, consistently outplaying the opposition and soon enough they had a 15-0 lead at the half. The squad rounded off the game with another pistol round to secure a flawless 16-0 win to move 1-0 up in the series.

Train would follow and the momentum for Epsi CS was in their favour, securing another pistol round to grab the early lead. Excellent defensive holds on the bombsites quickly moved to a 5-0 lead before Prophecy eventually got a round on the board. The opposition began to reduce the deficit before taking a slender 8-7 lead at half time. The opposition managed to win the second pistol round but an important force buy in the 17th round worked out in our favour.

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Epsi CS managed to retake a 10-8 lead but Prophecy respond to level the game at 10-10. The squad answer back with a string of rounds to close out the game 16-11 and move to within one game of becoming champions.

Opening on Overpass, Epsi secured yet another pistol round and moved into the early lead. Both teams began to trade rounds throughout the half and Prophecy came out with an 8-7 lead at the half. Once again, the Epsi pistols were too strong, taking another pistol round to tie up the series. The team had the momentum in their favour, easily asserting their dominance to secure the win 16-9 to take a 3-0 series sweep.

Congratulations to Epsi CS, we are champions for Counter Strike and with this win, we are also Franchise champions!