Our team has managed to qualify for the OMEN Trophy tournament at ESWC this month!
After attending the GLL Season 2 Finals in September, The Lions will finally travel to another LAN tournament. This time we will be competing in Paris, at the OMEN Trophy: PUBG Finals as part of the Paris Games Week. A total of 16 teams will duke it out for a $50.000 prize pool, with organizations such as Ninjas in Pyjamas and Vitality in the mix. Alternate aTTaX and PENTA Sports, our colleagues from ESL Meisterschaft, will also make an appearance and all in all, we have quite a competitive list of teams to go up against.
But our journey so far wasn’t without hardships. Since he would be unable to attend the finals in Paris with us due to scheduling issues, we had to play without Sonixx for the entire qualifier. Of course this dealt us a strong blow, not being able to execute the game plan that we have been slowly carving out with this new lineup. We were fortunate enough to secure the services of Jens “CupofMagic” Hostermann, who filled in wonderfully and has been a critical part in securing the slot at the offline portion of the event. With him, we still feel competitive enough to make a scene and secure a Top 8 finish at the event.
“The newly formed lineup around Derinor and piidde has brought along some drastic changes to our game style. With a lot of dedication to practice in recent weeks we made considerable progress as a team, getting to know each other even more and improving from day to day. This has helped us grow not only as a team, but also as individuals and this showed when we brought in CupOfMagic for the qualifier in the place of Sonixx and were still able to play to our potential. The fruits of this hard work are now coming to light with our recent qualification to OMEN Trophy: PUBG at ESWC in Paris. A tough qualifier, in which we were able to show a consistent improvement every time allows us now to fight for 50.000€ in Paris. We are all looking forward to the event starting later this week, and will continue practicing until then.”
OMEN Trophy: PUBG will be held as part of ESWC circuit at the Paris Games Week alongside other esports competitions. The winner of the event will be decided in a total of three match days with five matches each, starting from Oct. 28.
Paris Games Week 2018 opening hours :
Please note that the dates may change if needed.
Pricepool is 50.000,00 Euro
Please note that the prize pool is only for the top 8 teams.
In Pavillon 2.2, right besides the ESL Arena lies the ESWC area - and in its heart the OMEN Trophy booth. 16 teams were battling against each other on the first day of competition and it couldn’t have been more spectacular.
Unfortunately, we were on the receiving end of a lot of well-placed shots, which has made the entire day a rather mixed experience for us.
Game 1 kicked off nicely and we landed a fourth place, but the following round left us with a last-place finish.
No improvement there, unfortunately, as we were right back with a 15th place.
This couldn’t go on, obviously, and Round 4 found us right back on third spot! The last round of the day brought another sobering exit, meaning that we are now on 13th place in the overall standings.
We’ve had memorable moments and great individual performances, but not enough to make the day against teams like NIP and Supremacy. We’re trailing behind, but two more match days gives us more than enough time to make up for it and show what we are capable of.
The potential is there – and we are about to unleash it onto the playing field for the second day!