Vikings Esports – 777 Esports
Bitfix Gaming – VOID
Wizard – Metizport
Apeks Rebels – DAMAGE X
Oilers eSports – Foxed
It is ready for the fifth series round of the Telialigaen in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The battles for the play-offs will be decided, and on Monday, number one and two in the table will meet in a real top match, when Apeks Rebels meet SKADE X.
Both teams have so far won four out of four, and both teams have +6 in map difference. Nevertheless, Jesper “Jimbo” Kamsrud believes that they should go out victorious on Monday night.
– It’s going to be tough
– The match against Apeks Rebels should, like the rest of the matches we have left, go quite smoothly. They share first place with us, but of the matches I’ve followed, they haven’t looked particularly good, says Kamsrud.
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– They haven’t met any of the top teams yet either, and I think they will have a tough time in those games, concludes Siddis.
With a win, SKADE X will seriously secure first place in the series, which means that they themselves choose their opponents during the play-offs.
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Apeks Rebels coach Torbjørn “mithR” Nyborg agrees that SKADE X are favourites, but can also tell of good charging for Apeks’ hopefuls.
– We have a lot of focus on ourselves and on our development. So we’re not preparing in a particular way because we’re going out for SKADE X. Right now we’re bootcamping in Oslo, so we’ve had long days and worked hard. We hope that we can take one map, and maybe even win the match if we do well, says Nyborg.
The round’s main match is a real bottom match where both Oilers and Foxed are fighting for their first points of the season.