ESL Challenger Katowice results: How Bravado did
This past weekend, we saw the South African esports organization, Bravado Gaming, compete in some great CS:GO esports at ESL Challenger Katowice on LAN in Poland! Eight teams competed for their share of the $100,000 prize pool and one spot in ESL Pro League Season 18. Here’s what went down.
ESL Challenger Katowice results
Bravado Gaming’s CS:GO squad first went up against ENCE, a team that is currently ranked 4th in the world, and lost with a respectable 16-11 on Nuke. Then, Bravado went on to face Party Astronauts in an elimination match. Bravado took an early lead with a convincing 16-8 win on Vertigo.
Party Astronauts came out swinging on Ancient, beating Bravado 16-10. Then, on the final map, Inferno, Party Astronauts decimated Bravado Gaming with a 16-4 to eliminate the South African team from ESL Challenger Katowice.
On Sunday, the playoffs took place, where we saw Virtus.pro demolish Team 9z with a clean 2-0. On the other side of the bracket, ENCE took care of FORZE Esports with a 2-0 victory. Virtus.pro and ENCE then went up against each other in the final of ESL Challenger Katowice, with a spot at ESL Pro League Season 18 on the line.
Virtus.pro demolished ENCE on the first map, Overpass, with a 16-4 win. ENCE took back a map (Anubis) with a 16-14 win. However, Virtus.pro wouldn’t let go, as they finished off the BO3 grand final with a tight 16-14 win on Mirage to claim the title.
Congratulations go out to Virtus.pro for winning the event and a spot in ESL Pro League Season 18. It was great to see Bravado Gaming compete at ESL Challenger Katowice!
Header image via Bravado Gaming/ESL.