SEL Season Two has finally started and, after a week of competition, our competitors are on the road to Glasgow. Join us as we remember the week’s events and look forward to the upcoming games.
TPO Esports, the reigning champions, began the new season as strongly as the ended last year. Fresh off a victory at BigWAN in Falkirk, TPO had a dominant performance on the CT side of Mirage and led 13-2 at half-time en route to a 16-3 win over Omni.
They will face off against former teammate cHARL1EB’s new team 4Dimensions in the second round. 4D won their opening game against Undying 16-5 thanks to consistent team play with three members picking up over twenty kills each.
The Highland Fatties seem poised to become fan favourites after an organised showing against click2kill gave them a 16-5 victory in their first match of the season. They made good use of grenades and aggressive peaks to control the pace of the game and pick up the win.
LUNARC will take on the Fatties in week two after a confident 16-8 performance against Sunrise Esports. LUNARC’s PaoloJ is week one’s MVP after picking up 31 kills over 24 rounds with an average of 106 damage dealt per round.
Custard on Toast asserted their dominance early by comfortably beating Undying 3-0 in a best of five in the first semi-final. Custard on Toast features Freecant who was on the team that won Esports Scotlands’ Rocket League Christmas Cup.
The other semi-final saw the Three Stoogies take on Matrix. Matrix won the first game thanks to a late goal with six seconds left to go. Stoogies quickly recovered and scored nineteen goals over the next three games to secure a 3-1 victory.
The teams traded rounds early in the final; Custard on Toast built up a 2-1 advantage despite behind handed their first loss of the tournament by the Three Stoogies. Custard on Toast soon sped away to a convincing 4-1 win in the best of seven final.
Yackabean became the first competitor to book his place in the top eight for the season two Smash tournament by winning Abertay Smash Society‘s Royale 05. The Snake player qualified for the grand final after very narrowly overcoming PidgeY 3-1 in a closely fought upper bracket final. He would go on to face DG who he swept 3-0 in the upper semi-final.
Yackabean started strongly to pick up the first round in short order and reach tournament point. DG recovered well and was able to win the second match in nail-biting fashion, but Yackabean won the next round to take the tournament and claim his place at SEL Season Two.
There are no Smash tournaments this week, but Rainbow Six will be making it’s SEL Season Two debut. Tune in on Mixerto catch all the action:
- Rainbow Six: Tuesday @ 7
- CS:GO: Wednesday @ 7
- Rocket League: Thursday @ 7