LPL https://letsplay.live Esports Australia and New Zealand. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 23:20:19 +0000 en-NZ hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 https://i0.wp.com/letsplay.live/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/cropped-Favicon.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 LPL https://letsplay.live 32 32 148523073 Dota 2 High School League Wrap-Up: Week 3 https://letsplay.live/dota-2-high-school-league-wrap-up-week-3/ Tue, 19 Mar 2019 23:20:19 +0000 https://letsplay.live/?p=4591 HSL returned for its third week this week, breaking the pattern of quick matches resulting in two games being broadcast. Scots College took on Te Puke High School, who we saw take a hefty win last week. Scots College had also taken a one-sided victory against Rangitoto College the week before. With two teams having […]

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HSL returned for its third week this week, breaking the pattern of quick matches resulting in two games being broadcast. Scots College took on Te Puke High School, who we saw take a hefty win last week. Scots College had also taken a one-sided victory against Rangitoto College the week before. With two teams having proven themselves as front-runners in the league this was going to be our most exciting game yet!

Radiant side was played by higher seed Scots College, meaning Te Puke High School took up Dire. First blood went to drew of Scots College on Arcadia in the top lane. The beginning of the match continued to be close, with both teams picking up kills. Te Puke managed to edge ahead 5-4 with some Windranger kills and an intense 3 vs. 1, but Scots called in reinforcements and Eatpls went on a killing spree to pull the scoreboard up to 10-6 in their favour.

Te Puke piled on some more points as the scoreboard tugged back and forth in each teams favour. It was a tight game in the middle, but TPHS’ defense was unfavourable against Scots attack. Riding on the coat tails of their initial lead, Scots’ Eatpls went on yet another killing spree and nicos landed some double kills. The score eventually read 30-23 against TPHS.

By the time Scots reach TPHS’ base it was all but over. The final score read 35-23 in favour of Scots College, pushing them to the top of the league leaderboard.

Our offline match results were:
Rangitikei College 1 (L) vs Mount Albert Grammar School (W)
Rangitoto College 1 (L) vs Te Kura Maori o Nga Tapuwae (W)
Lynfield College (L) vs Haileybury College (W)
Rangitikei College 2 (Default W) vs BYE *

*Rangitoto College #2 have withdrawn from the competition. All future matches scheduled against Rangitoto #2 is now a BYE (no match). The opposing team will automatically gain 1 point from a default win.

Tune in every Monday from 5PM NZDT on Twitch.tv/highschoolleague or SKY Sport (NZ Only) to catch all the action!

 

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LPL PRO CS:GO ANZ Championship Wrap-Up: Week 5 https://letsplay.live/4586-2/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 20:47:55 +0000 https://letsplay.live/?p=4586 Never a dull week a in the LetsPlayLive CS:GO ANZ Championship. After the departure of Tainted Minds last week we see a huge game-changing CS:GO update this week that affects some of the guns – as well as how a losing bonus is calculated. 16 – 12 (Mirage) The opening match pitted the 6th and 7th […]

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Never a dull week a in the LetsPlayLive CS:GO ANZ Championship. After the departure of Tainted Minds last week we see a huge game-changing CS:GO update this week that affects some of the guns – as well as how a losing bonus is calculated.

16 – 12 (Mirage)

The opening match pitted the 6th and 7th ranked teams against each other in what would be a jump up the leader-board for one team. If you had tuned out at half-time, you wouldn’t have been shamed to expect Genuine to easily take out the win after the dominant 11-4 half on the CT-Side.

Something you wouldn’t have accounted for was the strong performances of ADK and Dezibel, both with 2 kills in the pistol round, to begin the comeback. JD and chelleos were also top performers in this comeback dragging their team from being 7 points down and refusing to allow Genuine to get a round. They slipped up on match point when they were 15-11 up and let Genuine take their first round of the half, but as revenge quickly ended the game in the next round 16-12.

16 – 8 (Dust2)

Athletico has just clawed their way through a comeback on Mirage and now they jump over to Dust2 to take on Paradox – does the advantage lie with Athletico with the momentum or Paradox for being fresh? In the opening rounds we were not getting an answer to that question as the teams would trade rounds back and forth. Then on round 6 Athletico began to run away and mounted 6 rounds in a row, as well as the final round of the half to have the score be 10-5.

In the second half it started off just as scrappy again with Athletico winning the pistol round, but losing the follow-up. They only needed 6 rounds to take out the victory and Athletico knew this, so they kicked it into another gear and snuffed out any chance of a comeback, like they had just executed, to close out 16-8 and pick up their second win of the night.

This was Athletico’s 7th and final game in the LetsPlayLive CS:GO ANZ Championship, excluding the playoffs. They will end with a 4W-3L record and a round difference of +2.

16 – 12 (Inferno)

Next up it was the undefeated Ground Zero, clearly the favourites heading into the game, going up against the strong AVANT, who has only lost 1 game prior to this. This was a great game with everyone on the server being pretty equal in terms of their performances and after Ground Zero wins the half 9-6, you would have been excused to think that the undefeated streak would continue.

AVANT seemingly had figured out Ground Zero’s T-Side after Round 20, which was the last round Ground Zero won, as AVANT pushed through the next 8 rounds capturing win after hard-fought win, 3 of which came down to bomb defusal. AVANT has slayed the Goliath and Ground Zero has fallen to their biggest competition.

19 – 17 (Overpass)

Again we have the tale of momentum vs. a fresh team. This time it looks as though momentum will play the stronger factor as AVANT manage to snap up the first 4 rounds quite easily. From there they only let Breakaway get 5 rounds, closing off any oppruntitty to string rounds together and look quite strong holding down bombsites on their CT-Side.

Before this game, Breakaway Esports have played 4 games in the LetsPlayLive CS:GO ANZ Championship and 50% of them have gone to overtime (Athletico, Ground Zero) – and that would be the fate of this game as well. HaZR steps up big time for his team and Breakaway are able to mirror AVANT’s CT-Side and tie the game 15-15 in regulation.

In overtime it wasn’t going to be easy and there was no clear leader as both teams were picking up rounds and it seemed destined to go to double-overtime. In round 36 Breakaway got the early man advantage thanks to YDNA and Nosia, then it was systematic with ap0c burning to death in Bank to end the match in Breakaway’s favour.

Rankings

Rank Team Points Matches Match W/L Round W/L Round Diff
1 (NC) AU flagGround Zero 12 (0) 5 4 1 63 : 55 8
1 ( 2) AU flagAvant Gaming 12 (3) 6 4 2 75 : 67 8
3 ( 1) AU flagBreakaway Esports 12 (3) 6 4 2 75 : 68 7
4 ( 2) AU flagAthletico 12 (6) 7 4 3 83 : 81 2
5 ( 3) AU flagChiefs Esports Club 9 (0) 5 3 2 50 : 39 11
6 ( 1) AU flagParadox 9 (0) 6 3 3 52 : 66 -14
7 (NC) AU flagGenuine Gaming 6 (0) 6 2 4 53 : 75 -22

How to watch

Tune in every  at  on SKY Sport in New Zealand and Twitch.tv/LetsPlayLive worldwide.

The Grand Finals will be played live from the SKYCITY Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand on the  2019. If you live in New Zealand, you can attend the Grand Finals live at the SKYCITY Theatre in the Auckland CBD. Purchase tickets here!

This article was originally published on Esports Kingdom. 
Written by: Grady Hooker
Image credit: HLTV


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Dota 2 High School League Wrap-Up: Week 2 https://letsplay.live/dota-2-high-school-league-wrap-up-week-2/ Tue, 12 Mar 2019 00:22:52 +0000 https://letsplay.live/?p=4582 DOTA 2 HSL returned this week with another double-match broadcast as two teams dominated the playing field so quickly we once again had time for a second match! Caster Matt “Smite” Ross was joined by Sebastian “Lennox” Rodriguez this week, who has signed on to co-cast for the rest of the season. Let’s see how […]

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DOTA 2 HSL returned this week with another double-match broadcast as two teams dominated the playing field so quickly we once again had time for a second match! Caster Matt “Smite” Ross was joined by Sebastian “Lennox” Rodriguez this week, who has signed on to co-cast for the rest of the season. Let’s see how this week’s matches squared up:

Lynfield (W) vs. Rangitoto (L)

Rangitoto College’s Team 1 and Team 2 ended up merging after Week 1 of HSL to form one team. However their new line-up unfortunately wasn’t enough to earn them a win this week. Lynfield College – our Dota 2 HSL 2018 Holiday Cup Champions – continued their winning streak, proving why they were crowned champions last year. Stand-out performances came from Lyanden of Lynfield College, picking up Triple Kills and Ultra Kills in the second half of the match. A landslide victory saw the scoreboard read 53 – 2 with enough time left to take us to the second match of the evening.

Te Puke (W) vs. Rangitekei 1 (L)

Rangitikei College saw both teams 1 & 2 fall in the first week of HSL. Looking to earn their first win going into Week 2, Rangitekei 1 managed to grab some kills early on in the game however, Te Puke took 2 kills to bring the score 4 – 2 against Rangitikei 1. TPHS were always one step ahead from there on out. They capitilised on enemy mistakes and cleaned up the last kill, bringing the final score to 30-3 and concluding the evening of one-sided matches.

Our offline match results were:
Te Kura Maori o Nga Tapuwae (W) vs Rangitikei College 2 (L)
Haileybury College vs Scots College (Match rescheduled to Friday 15th)
Mount Albert Grammar School (Default W) vs BYE*

*Rangitoto College #2 have withdrawn from the competition. All future matches scheduled against Rangitoto #2 is now a BYE (no match). The opposing team will automatically gain 1 point from a default win.

Tune in every Monday from 5PM NZDT on Twitch.tv/highschoolleague or SKY Sport (NZ Only) to catch all the action!

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Announcing the FIFA 19 New Zealand Football National Championship https://letsplay.live/announcing-the-fifa-19-new-zealand-football-national-championship/ Thu, 07 Mar 2019 22:58:07 +0000 https://letsplay.live/?p=4581 LetsPlay.Live are excited to announce a partnership with New Zealand Football to bring the FIFA 19 New Zealand Football National Championship to Kiwi gamers. As an official FIFA eNations Cup Qualifier, the LPL league will give four New Zealand FIFA players the opportunity to travel to Auckland for a live broadcasted Grand Final. The national […]

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LetsPlay.Live are excited to announce a partnership with New Zealand Football to bring the FIFA 19 New Zealand Football National Championship to Kiwi gamers.

As an official FIFA eNations Cup Qualifier, the LPL league will give four New Zealand FIFA players the opportunity to travel to Auckland for a live broadcasted Grand Final.

The national winners on each console (one on Xbox, one on PS4) will then be flown overseas on an all expenses paid trip to London, England to represent New Zealand against their counterparts from 15 other selected nations.

“We’re excited to be invited by FIFA to be one of 16 nations to compete in this competition,” explains New Zealand Football Commercial Director Carl Jackson – who is looking forward to seeing some of the best FIFA gamers in the country in action.

“Partnering with LetsPlay.Live will enable us to deliver a fantastic tournament with the domestic finals being broadcast on SKY Sport, as well as the Twitch and Facebook platforms. We’re hopeful that the top FIFA 19 competitors will be able to take part and earn the right to represent New Zealand on the world stage.”

LetsPlay.Live Director Duane Mutu is just as enthusiastic about hosting this unique opportunity.

“LPL are incredibly excited to partner with New Zealand Football to give Kiwi FIFA players the opportunity to compete on the world stage,” he says.

“LPL are focused on providing pathways into professional esports for Kiwi gamers and see this partnership as a great step for the country’s FIFA players to make their dream a reality. We are also thrilled to see New Zealand Football take this stride into esports, providing crossover for both digital and traditional football players.”

Entry is free to New Zealand passport holders aged 16 years and over. For more information on the tournament and registration, visit http://letsplay.live/events

Key Information:
What: FIFA 19 New Zealand Football National Championship
When: Saturday 16th – Tuesday 26th March
Where: Online qualifiers, LAN Finals in Auckland, NZ

 

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LPL PRO CS:GO ANZ Championship Wrap-Up: Week 4 https://letsplay.live/lpl-pro-csgo-anz-championship-wrap-up-week-4/ Thu, 07 Mar 2019 20:11:43 +0000 https://letsplay.live/?p=4574 This week in the LPL PRO CS:GO ANZ Championship we see ICON (fka. Tainted Minds) officially withdraw from the league and the fallout from that involving points being handed around and teams to have 2 matches in one day. Tainted Minds have officially withdrawn from LetsPlayLive CS:GO ANZ Championship Season 1 and has been removed […]

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This week in the LPL PRO CS:GO ANZ Championship we see ICON (fka. Tainted Minds) officially withdraw from the league and the fallout from that involving points being handed around and teams to have 2 matches in one day.

Tainted Minds have officially withdrawn from LetsPlayLive CS:GO ANZ Championship Season 1 and has been removed from the league leader-board. We will be removing Round Wins/Losses that involved Tainted Minds/ICON (this effects AVANT and Chiefs) and we will also be reversing AVANT’s loss. All other teams that have yet to face Tainted Minds (Ground Zero, Breakaway, Paradox and Athletico) will be gaining 1 win and 3 points on the board.

16 – 4 (Overpass)

Last week Chiefs used a completely substitute roster, but this week they have sorted themselves and picked up the Kiwi duo of zewsy and ofnu from Tainted Minds to complete their 5-man team. The complete shift in roster left all of the teams they faced this week in a disadvantage as they didn’t even know what sort of roles everyone was going to settle into or have any tape to study.

Breakaway were coming off a tough loss last week and seemed to get the momentum early with the pistol round and the following 2, but then everything began to fall away as Chiefs put a stop to it. From that point on Breakaway threw everything they had at Chiefs, but just couldn’t break the defense. Their single respite came on the final round of the half, but it was short lived as Chiefs picked up the second pistol and then it was all over from there.

16 – 3 (Inferno)

Coming off the hot win mere minutes before Chiefs were on a roll. They fixed up what went wrong with the last game and won the first pistol round, but unfortunately dropped rounds 4, 5 and 6 to Genuine. From here Chiefs were determined to beat their previous score against Breakaway and just wouldn’t let up on Genuine – they actually won the remaining 13 rounds all by kills as well, no bomb plant required.

If you think these two stomps were maybe a lucky streak for the Chiefs, we can look to the 3 other ESEA Mountain Dew League games that Chiefs have also played with this new roster; 16-1 over Caladrius, 16-2 over PC419 and then a 4-16 lose to Grayhound Gaming.

16 – 11 (Mirage)

At this point it didn’t look good for Genuine; they were still without a single win (ignoring the forfeit of Tainted), they had just lost 16-3 to Chiefs in the previous game and they have the worst round difference of any team in the league. Despite all of this Genuine never gave up and SkulL & stat really pulled through when needed to get a solid 12-3 half, but it wasn’t easy. In the second half it seemed like the table were turned as Genuine was unable to mount much of a defense with Paradox just rolling over top of them. Luckily they only needed to secure 4 rounds and they managed to squeak those out for the win.

16 – 11 (Inferno)

The most competitive match of the night, AVANT vs. Athletico, or should I call it soju_j vs. Athletico. This was such a back and forth game and looked to be anyones game, often coming down to a defusal or bomb explosion to secure the round. soju_j was going absolutely ham carrying his team and ended the game on a 29-13 KD and was a beast on the A-Site. Ultimately this game came down to AVANT, and soju_j, come up victorious in a bunch of key rounds that swayed the round total in their favour and eventually to the magic number of 16.

Rankings

Rank Team Points Matches Match W/L Round W/L Round Diff
1 (NC) AU flagGround Zero 12 (0) 4 4 0 51 : 39 12
2 ( 4) AU flagChiefs Esports Club 9 (6) 5 3 2 50 : 39 11
3 ( 5) AU flagAvant Gaming 9 (3) 4 3 1 42 : 36 6
4 ( 2) AU flagBreakaway Esports 9 (0) 5 3 2 56 : 51 5
5 ( 2) AU flagParadox 9 (0) 5 3 2 44 : 50 -6
6 ( 1) AU flagAthletico 6 (0) 5 2 3 51 : 61 -10
7 (NC) AU flagGenuine Gaming 6 (3) 5 2 3 41 : 59 -18


How to watch
Tune in every  at on SKY Sport in New Zealand and Twitch.tv/LetsPlayLive worldwide.

The Semi-Finals and Grand Finals will be played live from the LetsPlay.Live studios in Auckland, New Zealand on 28th March and  respectively. Also, if you live in New Zealand, you can attend the Grand Finals live at the SKYCITY Theatre in the Auckland CBD. More details coming soon!


This article was originally published on Esports Kingdom. 
Written by: Grady Hooker
Image credit: HLTV

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Tainted Minds withdraw from the LPL PRO CS:GO ANZ Championship https://letsplay.live/tainted-minds-icon-esports-withdraw-from-the-lpl-pro-csgo-anz-championship/ Wed, 06 Mar 2019 02:59:05 +0000 https://letsplay.live/?p=4564 On February 19th 2019 it was announced that ICON Esports had purchased Australian esports organisation Tainted Minds. As a result of this acquisition – and the subsequent roster changes currently being made – the Tainted Minds CS:GO team currently competing in the LPL PRO CS:GO ANZ Championship have been unable to secure a roster. They […]

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On February 19th 2019 it was announced that ICON Esports had purchased Australian esports organisation Tainted Minds.

As a result of this acquisition – and the subsequent roster changes currently being made – the Tainted Minds CS:GO team currently competing in the LPL PRO CS:GO ANZ Championship have been unable to secure a roster. They have forfeited the tournament as of March 6th 2019.

“In the last couple of days ICON have announced significant changes to our CS:GO roster which has left us without a core 3 players” explains Michael ‘Voltris’ Stewart, Operations Manager of ICON Esports. “Sico has been transferred to Grayhound and both Ofnu and Zewsy have been acquired by the Chiefs. As a result the remaining players on the team have disbanded and we no longer have an eligible CS:GO roster.”

With the former Tainted Minds team now disbanded, this creates a gap in the LPL PRO tournament schedule. LPL have decided to create a bye within the league to keep things fair for all remaining teams.

Tainted Minds have been removed from the league leader-board. Their points will be subtracted, and the teams TM have played (Chiefs and Avant) will have their points reversed. 3 points will be added to their total score. Any teams that were scheduled to play against TM in Weeks 3 through 6 will automatically gain 3 points to their overall score and win their future matches by default.

LPL will continue to broadcast the league from 8PM every Thursday on SKY Sport and Twitch.

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Dota 2 High School League Wrap-Up: Week 1 https://letsplay.live/dota-2-high-school-league-wrap-up-week-1/ Mon, 04 Mar 2019 23:56:21 +0000 https://letsplay.live/?p=4560 HSL is back for 2019 with a brand new league title: DOTA 2! Following on from the success of our HSL Holiday Cup late last year the first season of 2019 sees 10 teams from 8 different ANZ schools competing in the league. Let’s take a look at our first matches of the year. Mt […]

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HSL is back for 2019 with a brand new league title: DOTA 2! Following on from the success of our HSL Holiday Cup late last year the first season of 2019 sees 10 teams from 8 different ANZ schools competing in the league. Let’s take a look at our first matches of the year.

Mt Albert Grammar (W) vs. Rangitikei 2 (L)

To say this match was a stomping would be putting it nicely. Caster Matt “Smite” Ross noted that MAGS have been a stand-out school in recent years of HSL and came into this year’s league with a point to prove. They certainly did so, taking a landslide win 64-3 against Rangitekei College 2’s team who were unable to keep up a defense strong enough to hold back MAGS’ skill set and experience in this game. Mt Albert Grammar are going to be a tough team to beat this season!

Scots (W) vs. Rangitoto 1 (L)

As our first match was wrapped up so quickly, audience members were treated to a second live match: Scots College vs. Rangitoto High School 1. This was another one-sided match with Scots scooping up kill after kill. Unlike Rangitikei 2, who were able to grab a couple of kills as the game concluded, Rangitoto 1 were left kill-less. The final score read 31-0 to Scots College.

Our offline match results were:
Lynfield (W) vs Te Kura Maori o Nga Tapuwae (L)
Te Puke (W) vs Rangitoto #2 (DNC)
Rangitikei vs. Haileybury (Match rescheduled to Wednesday 6th)

Rangitoto College #2 have since withdrawn from the competition. All future matches scheduled against Rangitoto #2 is now a BYE (no match). The opposing team will automatically gain 1 point from a default win.

Tune in every Monday from 5PM NZDT on Twitch.tv/highschoolleague or SKY Sport (NZ Only) to catch all the action!

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LPL Pro Six Oceanic Cup NZ Qualifier Wrap Up https://letsplay.live/wrap-up-lpl-pro-six-oceanic-cup-nz-qualifier Sun, 03 Mar 2019 23:06:37 +0000 https://letsplay.live/?p=4557 It’s been an exciting time for NZ’s Rainbow Six Siege community this year. The LPL Pro Six Oceanic Cup NZ Qualifier Grand Final took place at LPL Studios last month, seeing the top 2 teams from the region going head to head ahead of Ubisoft’s Six Oceanic Cup. Fighting for bragging rights, the W and prize […]

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It’s been an exciting time for NZ’s Rainbow Six Siege community this year. The LPL Pro Six Oceanic Cup NZ Qualifier Grand Final took place at LPL Studios last month, seeing the top 2 teams from the region going head to head ahead of Ubisoft’s Six Oceanic Cup. Fighting for bragging rights, the W and prize money were Equinox vs Zero Gravity in an intense BO3 match-up. Here’s what went down at the end of February.

Match One was off to a great start for both teams, each winning 1 round apiece on Oregon. Zero Gravity gained momentum and started to dominate with a 4 point lead, but then Equinox shifted gear and began to claim a few more rounds. However it wasn’t enough to clutch the match, with Zero Gravity taking the first round 7 – 4 in their favour.

In Match Two, Equinox took the first round with ease on their favourite map Border as predicted by casters Ian ‘LAN’ Seaton and Konstantin ‘Cthulu’ Nuridzhanyan. Where Zero Gravity had excelled last match we saw them falter, unable to fight the expertise from Equinox on this map. They attempted to shift the tides in their favour with a round win, but it wasn’t enough to clutch the whole match. Equinox eventually went to match point with a 6-1 lead. They took out the round to win Match Two 7-1 and take us to Match Three – the tiebreaker.

Match Three took place on Consolate. These rounds were arguably the most nail-biting of the entire afternoon with many rounds coming down to a 1 v 1 wire. Despite this, Equinox continued to ride the wave of momentum they had gained in Match Two and dominated the scoreboard. They kept their composure and took the final match 7-1, ultimately winning the grand final 2-1 and securing that first place prize money along with some sweet bragging rights!

All in all it was a great weekend for R6S in New Zealand. Standout performances throughout the match came from Equinox’s Xh1bit and Zero Gravity’s Johnny. Both teams successfully qualify for Ubisoft’s Six Oceanic Cup event later this month. We at LPL wish them all the best and can’t wait to see them in action representing NZ’s R6S community.

If you missed the action, don’t worry. Head to our Twitch channel to watch the entire broadcast.

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LPL PRO CS:GO ANZ Championship Wrap-Up: Week 3 https://letsplay.live/lpl-pro-csgo-anz-championship-wrap-up-week-3/ Thu, 28 Feb 2019 20:33:26 +0000 https://letsplay.live/?p=4554 This week we saw 2 more Mirage games and yet another overtime on Inferno involving Breakaway Esports, but we also had the first forfeit in the tournament dropping us down to only three games as well as some roster shuffles. 16 – 10 The first game of the week was a scrappy one as the […]

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This week we saw 2 more Mirage games and yet another overtime on Inferno involving Breakaway Esports, but we also had the first forfeit in the tournament dropping us down to only three games as well as some roster shuffles.

16 – 10

The first game of the week was a scrappy one as the dark horse Paradox were going up against the disappointing AVANT. Neither team were able to secure more than 3 rounds in a row, constantly trading chunks of rounds. Sadly for AVANT though, most of these chunks were in the favour of Paradox and despite some nice play from the Kiwi boys RaZ and soju_j they fell in the 26th round.

16 – 10

The Chiefs are rebuilding their roster due to recent loses of MoeycQ and Infrequent, so they fielded a stand-in roster this week featuring; ekul, ino, xertz, bedonka and cookie.

Unfortunately for them Athletico isn’t an easy win and this was going to be a tough match for Stand-In Chiefs from the outset. They looked to be able to go head-to-head with Athletico in the first half posting 8 rounds to Athletico’s 7 and then picking up the pistol round in the second half too. From there it is all bad news for Stand-In Chiefs as the duo of smooth_criminal22 & ADK begin to get warmed up on the CT-Side as they post some big numbers and claim the victory 16-10.

19 – 17

Going into this match both Breakaway and Ground Zero were 2-0 undefeated so far in the season and this clash did not disappoint. We also got to see MoeycQ’s 3rd map with the Ground Zero roster after replacing NikkeZ.

It looked like Ground Zero were going to run off it with early on getting the first 5 rounds, but then a switch flicked in Breakaway and they started holding down the bombsites and got the score as close as it could be, 7-8, at half time. In the second half both teams traded streaks of rounds back and forth until Ground Zero won their 15th round, then it was do or die for Breakaway. Breakaway had 5 AK-47’s, but that is all they would need after some heroics from Llamas getting 4 kills and the clutch to secure overtime.

Breakaway and going into overtime on Inferno, name a more iconic duo. Breakaway looked to hold the momentum by picking up the first round of overtime like they did last week, but then things began to fall apart as Ground Zero captured round after round and didn’t give their opponents any breathing room. Eventually Breakaway broke and Ground Zero stormed to a hard fought victory to continue the undefeated streak.

W – L

The final match of the day would have seen ICON (fka. Tainted Minds) take on Genuine Gaming, but ICON forfeited the match. This forfeit gives Genuine their first win in the season, although probably not in the way they would want it – a win is a win.

Rankings

Rank Team Matches Match W/L Round W/L Round Diff
1 (1) AU flagGround Zero 3 3 0 51 : 39 12
2 (1) AU flagBreakaway Esports 3 2 1 52 : 35 17
3 (2) AU flagParadox 3 2 1 33 : 34 -1
4 (1) AU flagICON Esports 3 1 2 26 : 17 9
5 (3) AU flagAthletico 3 1 2 40 : 45 -5
6 (2) AU flagChiefs Esports Club 3 1 2 34 : 42 -8
7 (NC) AU flagGenuine Gaming 3 1 2 22 : 32 -10
8 (2) AU flagAvant Gaming 3 1 2 27 : 41 -14

How to watch

Tune in every  at  on SKY Sport in New Zealand and Twitch.tv/LetsPlayLive worldwide.

The Semi-Finals and Grand Finals will be played live from the LetsPlay.Live studios in Auckland, New Zealand on  and  respectively.


This article was originally published on Esports Kingdom. 
Written by: Grady Hooker
Image credit: HLTV

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LPL PRO CS:GO ANZ Championship Wrap-Up: Week 1 & 2 https://letsplay.live/lpl-pro-csgo-anz-championship-wrap-up-week-1-2/ Mon, 25 Feb 2019 22:21:42 +0000 https://letsplay.live/?p=4552 WEEK ONE LetsPlay.Live kicked off our CSGO ANZ Championship yesterday – staring 8 of the best teams across Australia and New Zealand. The first week of competition saw a rematch of the 2018 grand final with the champions Chiefs taking on the runner-ups Tainted Minds. 16 – 10 In 2018 these two teams fought in […]

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WEEK ONE

LetsPlay.Live kicked off our CSGO ANZ Championship yesterday – staring 8 of the best teams across Australia and New Zealand. The first week of competition saw a rematch of the 2018 grand final with the champions Chiefs taking on the runner-ups Tainted Minds.

16 – 10

In 2018 these two teams fought in the Grand Final of the LPL Pro CS:GO ANZ Invitational which saw the Chiefs squad take out the first two maps 16-12 and 16-6 and easily slide into a overall victory to raise the trophy. Since then Chiefs eSports Club player Sam ‘flickz’ Jones chose to retire and they found a suitable replacement in Peter ‘BL1TZ’ Athanasatos who had just been dropped, along with the rest of the squad, from Legacy Esports in January.

Early on it looked to be a repeat of last year with Chiefs kicking the match off to a strong start by going 8-0 up on the T-Side of Overpass, largely due to the heroics of Texta who had a dominating performance. USTILO and the rest of Tainted Minds tried to mount a comeback and managed to win the second half pistol round and get the score almost in their favor at 10-8, but in the end the Chiefs was the stronger team on the day and began to regain momentum to pick up the last 6 rounds they needed for victory.

16 – 9

It was a game of momentum on Train with AVANT taking the first 3 rounds, Genuine taking 5, AVANT taking 6 and then Genuine fighting for the last round of the half to leave them 9-6 down after their CT-Side. With Train being as CT-Sided as it is the writing was on the wall from the start of the second half and AVANT claiming the pistol round just cemented the result as AVANT finished off Genuine in Round 25.

16 – 1

In the most one-sided match of the week the Kiwi-based team of Breakaway Esports started off strong capturing the first 7 rounds on Overpass before finally dropping one to Paradox, despite some attempted heroics from Andrew ‘YDNA’ Adams. That one round that Paradox picked up would be the last as Breakaway got their momentum back and continued to steamroll right through the second pistol and finish out the game only dropping 1 round.

16 – 9

This match wasn’t as much of a stomp as the scoreline would suggest. Ground Zero and Athletico were trading rounds for most of the first half, unfortunately for Athletico a lot of close rounds fell on the side of Ground Zero and they managed to finish the half at 10-5. Ground Zero then switched over to the T-Side on Cache, picked up the pistol round, and despite a bit of a slip, looked stronger than ever to close out the game with a win.

WEEK TWO

LetsPlay.Live’s CS:GO ANZ Championship continued along this week with some overtime and some stomping. Also, we see Tainted Minds be acquired and re-branded to ICON Esports, just before their match against AVANT this week.

16 – 13

THE PILLAR! THE PILLAR! THE PILLAR!

Genuine had everything they needed to win this map and actually looked really good on the day, but got unlucky in almost every situation that could have gone either way. Genuine even had the top-fragger of the server with ap0c ending the map with 36 kills, the second highest being Ground Zero’s Zemp on 29 kills. Let’s not take anything away from Ground Zero as they worked hard to win this match on Mirage and constantly had to clutch the game back.

19 – 15

Breakaway came into Inferno as the favorite after their 16-1 win last week, but it looked scary early on with Breakaway only being able to get 1 round out of the first 11. They was falling apart in the early moments of this match on their CT-side and then after the half-time break a new fire was lit under Breakaway who just clawed rounds back, mostly by bomb explosion, until they managed to tie the game up 15-15.

Athletico surprised everyone with the fight they brought to regulation, but when it went to overtime they started on the CT-side, which was their weaker side in regular time, and couldn’t mount a single round. That left Breakaway in a really strong position only requiring one round to take the match and they got it first try in the second half of overtime.

16 – 1

ICON (fka. Tainted Minds) were coming off a hard-fought loss last week against Chiefs and didn’t want to see the L again heading into Mirage against AVANT. Round 8 is all AVANT saw for the entire game and it wasn’t even decisive because it came down to bomb explosion. There isn’t a whole lot to say about this match as ICON were just the better team, plain and simple, and showed that to everyone watching.

16 – 8

tucks and co. just couldn’t find a answer to Paradox as they collided on Inferno. Chiefs started out on the easier CT-side and were only able to mount 6 rounds in that half thanks to heroics from Valiance, Noobster, sibe…and keeyto and screw it Chub as well – the entire team of Paradox were rolling in that game. Once we got to the second half and Paradox took the pistol round it was just a matter of time before Chiefs fell to the now 1-1 Paradox.

Rankings as of Week Two

Rank Team Matches Match W/L Round W/L Round Diff
1 AU flagBreakaway Esports 1 1 0 16 : 1 15
2 AU flagGround Zero 1 1 0 16 : 9 7
2 AU flagAvant Gaming 1 1 0 16 : 9 7
4 AU flagChiefs Esports Club 1 1 0 16 : 10 6
5 AU flagTainted Minds 1 0 1 10 : 16 -6
6 AU flagGenuine Gaming 1 0 1 9 : 16 -7
6 AU flagAthletico 1 0 1 9 : 16 -7
8 AU flagParadox 1 0 1 1 : 16 -15

How to watch
Tune in every  at  on SKY Sport in New Zealand and Twitch.tv/LetsPlayLive worldwide.
The Semi-Finals and Grand Finals will be played live from the LetsPlay.Live studios in Auckland, New Zealand on  and  respectively.


This article was originally published on Esports Kingdom.
Written by: Grady Hooker
Image credit: HLTV

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