In a thriller of a series in the MTS Arena in Belgrade, we managed to beat Crvena zvezda Esports and become the champions of the EBL (Esports Balkan League)! After our second consecutive finals. we finally managed to lift the trophy!
A new Cinderella story was written on the 13th of August in Belgrade. No one gave us much chance in the playoffs after the group stage. First, we convincingly beat Partizan Esports, and afterward Diamant Esports. Heading to the EBL finals many saw Crvena zvezda Esports winning it all. They also had the advantage of playing on home turf. Fans were also strongly in their favor. Once again, we managed to shock everyone.
The best-of-five series started with a close game which we managed to close out. The second game was similar but CZV Esports clinched it in their favor. Games three and four were much more one-sided. We took the lead but they evened it out to 2:2. For the first time in the history of the EBL the LAN finals went the distance. In the last fifth game, we forced them to pick the Yasuo by taking Diana early, and after a few Yasuo ults that could've cost us the game, we finally snowballed it to our favor and the title.
With that win, we also became the first organization in the history of the EBL that won the whole thing coming from fourth place in the group.
Beating the CZV Esports also means we'll be heading straight to the EU Masters Main Stage. This time we're skipping the Play-In stage. The competition will start later this month and groups will be known after the Play-In stage.
Here are your EBL Summer 2022 Champions:
David "ArcaneTeddy" Kingston
Luka "King" Kralj
Filip "DIVA" Dadić
Ivan "Paladin" Delač
Johannes "Postkassen" Thuesen
Ben "Blacksky" Wörner