Four teams, Blink, EAGLES, lvlUP and 4glory played the playoffs of the sixth A1 Adria League CS:GO season. Saturday was filled with amazing CS:GO action, and in the end, lvlUP reclaimed their title – for the third time in a row.
The playoffs were played out on Sunday and the Kosovar derby between Blink and EAGLES started the CS:GO-packed day. Blink and Genc “gxx-“ Kolgeci looked really confident on Train, where the vice-champions managed to secure a 16-9 win. Next up was Mirage, the map-pick of EAGLES. Blink were even better on the second map and they saw their opponents win only five rounds before taking them down.
Next up, lvlUP and 4glory, the former Shock Bomb team, crossed swords. On their map-pick, Nuke, lvlUP, had a dominant 11-4 half on the T side. 4glory’s T side started with a three-round streak, but Dimitrije “DiMKE” Veljković & co. quickly shut down 4glory’s momentum and closed out the map 16-8. lvlUP took a five-round lead at the beginning of Mirage. 4glory managed to come back in the game and see the half end with a small 7-8 deficit. The game was close until the very end where the current champions won the game in the last round of regulation.
While the third-place decider was played off-stream, we had the chance to watch the Grand Finals of the sixth A1 Adria League season live. Blink and lvlUP met each other in the finals for the third season in a row, and for the third time, lvlUP’s core reigned supreme. Blink’s weak CT side on Inferno lost them the game after only 22 rounds. They had a 5-10 deficit in the first half, but a better CT side would have let them come closer to the champions. The second map was Mirage and Blink played a bit better. After having a five-round difference, just like on Inferno, Blink were unable to come back and ended the finals with yet another loss (16-10).
In the third-place decided, 4glory outplayed EAGLES and earned their first bronze medal for the organization. The sixth A1 Adria League season ended with these team placements:
1. lvlUP – €6,000
2. Blink – €3,000
3. 4glory – €2,000
4. EAGLES – €1,000
5. Good Game