ESL Benelux Championship Season 1 CS:GO Qualifier #1 Preview

Posted by Doppler 23 April 2016 in CS:GO

[ish_image image=”2278″ size=”full”][ish_quote author=”” size=”h5″]On Monday, ESL Benelux is kicking off Season 1 of their Championship series, after an absence of more than 5 years ESL Benelux is back with a major event and this time with never before seen prizes![/ish_quote][ish_headline tag_size=”h5″]For our beloved Counter-Strike:Global Offensive they have 5,500€ in store![ish_separator]The competition series is split up into four stages; Qualification, Qualification Playoffs, Group Stages and Playoffs. The Qualification stages will kick off on Monday 25th April, concluding on Wednesday 8th May. The Qualification Playoffs series will run across the week commencing 9th May, with the Group Stages kicking off just a week later on Wednesday 18th May. The season will conclude on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th July with the ESL Benelux Championship Playoffs.

These Championship Playoffs will take place at the Amsterdam Arena, home of the legendary AFC Ajax soccer team.

We’ll start our coverage with a preview of the teams currently ( 23/04 17:30CET ) signed up for the 1st Qualifier on the Monday 25th, top 4 qualify ![ish_image image=”2257″ size=”full”][ish_box][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″][ish_image image=”2258″ align=”center” show_caption=”yes”][ish_headline tag_size=”h4″ align=”center”]NerdRage.CSGO[vc_column_text align=”left”]Not much to say about the clean favorites for the qualifier.

With their vast experience and skill level I don’t see many teams/mixes getting close and I presume they’ll be one of the only teams who are almost guaranteed of grabbing one of the four slots.

Players: Mole, AaroN,  CRUC1AL,  kajsk1ng ,  monu,  NeiLl_M(coach)[/ish_box][ish_image image=”2263″ align=”center”][ish_headline tag_size=”h4″ align=”center”]Asterion[vc_column_text align=”left”]After a bad start for the Organisation with 2 of their previous CS:GO lineup being banned from CEVO MAIN they now field a completely line-up. It’s formed around the old LLL lineup Niko , FMZ, v1n and Chr1z with the line-up being completed by axrRRR (EX Orbit)

Players: Arnoodle,  axrRRRRR,  Chr1Zz,  Niko,  v1N[ish_image image=”2264″ align=”center”][ish_headline tag_size=”h4″ align=”center”]Slightly Different Gaming[vc_column_text align=”left”]The core team of SD Gaming have been around for a long time and have set a good base with consistent top 10 finishes at Benelux events. I expect them to make the final 16, might not be straight away but I do not see why they should not get there.

Players: arcaneee,  Bernard,  NexFox, radicaL3i,  Xillian , PeterG (coach)[ish_image image=”2265″ align=”center”][ish_headline tag_size=”h4″ align=”center”]Dutch Topteam[vc_column_text align=”left”]This team is build up around the core of the mCon lineup that got 3rd last Sugar Lan, Luosrevo,k1Nzo and amosE are joined by FashR and slaYn. Just as Nerdrage I don’t see them not qualifying straight away.

Players: amosE,  FashR,  k1Nzo,  luosrevo,  slaYn[ish_image image=”2267″ size=”full”][ish_headline tag_size=”h4″]Barkie50boys[vc_column_text align=”left”]Some of the kwaadaardig mix at Sugarlan joined up by individual players.

Players: ARNT,  cadzor,  DdMdylan,  Lunium,  SHK,  wajooh[ish_headline tag_size=”h4″]Team-WF[vc_column_text align=”left”]One of the few teams who don’t go through major changes after every LAN and with top 12 finishes this lan season I don’t see this team not making the final 16 with 4 qualifiers available.

Players: highlanderX, MaThY,  MIKI,  nGL,  Restylez, Freekje (coach)[ish_headline tag_size=”h4″]Nodachi[vc_column_text align=”left”]One of the longest going line-ups in CS:GO seem to have resurected for a shot at this massive event for the Benelux. Another team I dont see strugling to get to the final 16.

Players: axeon, flashzorrr, ketchup, KlitZz, SLisKDAKJE, xilo[ish_headline tag_size=”h4″]Untouchables[vc_column_text align=”left”]Another mix with very familiar 1.6 names that seems to have been resurrected for this event.

Players: akid,  ferrid,  hellcy,  scandalous,  tAzLaK[ish_image image=”2271″ size=”full”][vc_column_text align=”left”]bad Mongos: Critz,  FloX,  kazz,  noiZe,  YnK,  ZizZiX

Debieleb0ts: gibbsons,  HAWTEEz,  m1ke (*KeizaN?) ,  Pawky,  WinWolf

eLan Gaming: dynz, bluEz,  NIELSK,  rilax,  sheib,  Strove

Milieudienst Groningen: Ertjeee,amaziN ,  driviance,  IPATYY,  Kipfler,  xavi

noZems: booker,  bouwmaNtjEz,  Ineo,  socra,  sp00k,  strifejah

Royal Lions: haaSKING,daviescene,  Markdepark,  nsRRR,  Revenant,  Sevenup,  xavorin
Sector ONE: denzy ,  esTEK ,  kREA,  n0id,  tafke,  vidiinZ

TAG: Circle,  Gilissen,  Gilissen,  GoNdA,  kristof,  o0die,  troj

TAGTEAM.GG: Fement,  KAPARZO,  SPiNM,  stefan,  y4sinµ

Noteable entrees: 

JNJOY: Belgian 1.6 Sypher

Players: ardd,  Darksiders,  hutCh,  iDENtJ,  NRG-,  yokO

&

XIOP: Belgian mixing community in 1.6

Players: Apollo,  deci,  jqqkson,  NJ,  p3ngu-