With the 2-1 win, the Mad Lions secured first place in the new CS:GO franchise league Flashpoint and half a million dollars against the Brazilians from mibr.
AWP legend Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo’s team almost beat the Danish team over three maps, but in the final half of the final map the Danes made a comeback that the CS:GO world sees so rarely. Nevertheless, a drop of bitterness remains:
With their performance in the final, none of the teams would have had much chance in a Tier One tournament. Contributing factors were mistakes on both sides, overly aggressive behaviour, poorly thrown utility. Is there no place left in Tier One Counter-Strike for either team? No!
What does the title show?
Both teams have potential. However, a few errors of concentration must be eliminated in order to see land in the top tournaments in the future. Despite everything, the final was an extremely exciting match.
The first card, Mirage, could secure mibr with 16:13. The Brazilian team seemed permanently superior, but not completely convincing. Without gross mistakes, a much clearer result would have been possible. Badly played overtime, too little respect for half-buyers.
The Mad Lions showed similar behaviour, but with a poorly performing Frederik “acoR” Gyldstrand they often lacked the necessary firepower. Only his teammate Lucas “Bubzkji” Andersen showed constant resistance, which was just enough for the Mapwin on Inferno.
On Train, especially newcomer Asger “AcilioN” Larsen was able to prove himself and lead his team to victory with a 16:13.
Can mibr come back again?
If you take all maps together, it shows that the team is extremely dependent on the performance of the old guard. If FalleN and Fernando “fer” Alvarenga are in good shape, mibr has the potential to win against strong opponents. If they don’t show any performance, the newer entrants can’t carriy strong enough, hence the 13:16 defeat on Inferno.
If the team wants to play for the really big trophies again in the future (even if Flashpoint’s looks very good), Fer and FalleN will have to pull themselves together and show more will to win. They have proven that they can do this in 2016 and 2017.
What can you expect from Mad Lions in the future?
In contrast, the Mad Lions’ game seems balanced overall, but not at the highest level. In this final, none of the players stood out as a star, but none fell too far behind overall.
Was the change from AcilioN worthwhile for Nicolai “HUNDEN” Petersen? Definitely as far as the Frags are concerned. Tactically, however, there are still weaknesses to be seen. But the team is still relatively new in this composition, so there is a lot of room for improvement.
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