The results StarLadder S2. What have we learned in Kyiv

13 September 2016

Only just calmed down passions in Kyiv StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2 - time to take stock. if you look back, what we have learned in this tournament with a budget of $ 300,000 dollars? What lessons have been made, and what should be learned for the future?

The dust has just settled in Kyiv

Recall the second season StarLadder held from 7 to 11 September. Our review of "Kyiv hosts. Preview SL i-League StarSeries S2 tournament" and the opinion of the Astralis team chances ( "Paradoxical outcome StarLadder S2 matches for the first day of Group C. Despite the loud statements by leaders"), you can read in our newswire.

Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliv had the worst season of his career

StarLadder S2 was the first big event in CSGO-eSports since the last match Playoff ELEAGUE first season and we have time to think about its results before the next grand event start: ESL Pro League IV, ELEAGUE Season 2, EPICENTER: Moscow and others. Combining numerous changes in the facts or the roster of teams, when, instead of the main players were doubles - GODSENT, Cloud9, FaZe Clan, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas and Team EnVyUs - we can confidently say that the results StarLadder S2 was very difficult to predict.

Virtus.Pro - champions of the July Triumph ELEAGUE S1

One of the most talked about earlier teams with clear advantages - Natus Vincere - suddenly dropped out of the tournament from last place. Another favorite Virtus.Pro also ruined the game. This is despite the amazing game in the Final of the first season ELEAGUE S1 (1st place). Now NaVi close to the departure of the top ten rankings (minus 4 lines down), and the winner StarLadder i-League StarSeries S2 - Ninjas in Pyjamas rose by 3 lines up.

Rating CSGO-teams on September 12 (by HLTV)

At the same time, the last of the "Big Three" leaders G2 Esports spent the entire tournament without losing a single card up to the finals. A finalist of Ninjas in Pyjamas broke into the top ranking and became the champion StarLadder S2 quite unexpectedly. Moreover, NiP played with the replacement of the main players pyth (Maikelele played understudy) and without a coach Björn THREAT Pers.

ESports stars of the Swedish "Ninja" Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund and Patrick "f0rest" Lindberg - again at the forefront of the best pro-gamers. Despite the fact that the Ninjas in Pyjamas were the last on the ECS Season 1 Finals, and the last to leave the group stage from Major ESL One: Cologne 2016 at the Swedish Vikings has all the prerequisites again thunder in the Hall of Fame Counter-Strike: Global Offensive!

Yuri Donchenko