ELEAGUE Premier 2017
Atlanta
OpTic Gaming took home the prize during season 2 of ELEAGUE, but has since fell from grace in a major way. With all the major teams in play, fans are sure to be in for another exciting season of ELEAGUE.

Event Dates:
September 8, 2017 through October 7, 2017

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Couldn't edge FaZe in grand final loss
October 15, 2017
dupreeh tallied a 26/43 KD on Friday with a 2-0 loss to FaZe Clan in the ELEAGUE Premier grand finals
ANALYSIS
dupreeh had a strong defensive hold in the first half of Cache with only three rounds given up to FaZe late in the half for a 12-3 lead. However, his offense in the second half couldn't budge for more than two rounds as FaZe clan would dominate the field to come back and edge Game 1 with a 16-14 win. In Game 2, dupreeh continued to have a rough first-half for the offense only able to pick up three early on to be on the other side of the 12-3 half. dupreeh would come out fierce in the second half of Overpass on the defense to hold out for three rounds. FaZe finally picked up the fourth rounds of the second half as dupreeh would fire back with his own. Unfortunately, dupreeh could get more than four rounds in the second half for a 16-7 series sweep.
Unable to hold off in Game 2
October 15, 2017
Kjaerbye went 36/39 Friday in a 2-0 loss to FaZe Clan in the ELEAGUE Premier grand finals.
ANALYSIS
Kjaerbye had a strong defensive first half hold on Cache, taking down everything FaZe could throw at him for a solid 12-3 lead at the half. However, his second-half performance was rather dismal as he couldn't pick up many frags in the few rounds won in the second half as FaZe came back to steal Game 1 with a 16-14 win. Feeling the effects from Game 1, Kjaerbye struggled on the offense of Overpass with only three rounds to show for in the first half 12-3 deficit. Going into the second, his defense picked up the first three rounds but from there it was all FaZe to rip through the defense to take mappoint. Kjaerbye was able to keep his team alive in Round 22 with a quad kill on the B-bombsite hold for the 15-7 score. Unfortunately, the FaZe defense would push through and take the series with a 16-14 win
Quiet in grand final loss
October 15, 2017
dev1ce posted a 28/41 KD on Friday in a 2-0 loss to FaZe Clan in the ELEAGUE Premier grand finals.
ANALYSIS
dev1ce got the mid control he wanted in the first half of Cache for the defense to dominate the majority of the half. With only three rounds for FaZe to win offensively in the first half, dev1ce would hold out for a massive 12-3 lead. However, his second-half performance was little to show for as he struggled to get past the offense of FaZe for only two rounds in the 16-14 blowout. With a crushing loss in the second half, dev1ce continued to struggle in the first half of Game 2 on Overpass with a 12-3 deficit at the half. Although he picked up a 3-0 start in the second half, dev1ce would then find it hard to win any more rounds to take down FaZe and force Game 3 with a 16-7 loss.
Remains perfect in 2-0 grand final win
October 15, 2017
rain went 43/33 Friday with a 2-0 win over Astralis in the ELEAGUE Premier grand finals.
ANALYSIS
rain started the series on Cache with a rather slow and dismal performance for the offense in the 12-3 first-half deficit. Although he came rallying back in the second half on the defense, including his Round 20 2-vs-1 clutch trade to save the round with a 13-7 score. He then went on in Round 27 to break the tie with his triple kill hold on the B-bombsite to earn the 14-13 lead. From there he would take Game 1 with an edging 16-14 win. He then went into Game 2 with a dominating display on the defense of Overpass, including his Round 7 triple spray down on the A-bombsite hold to take the 6-1 lead. He would then move on to take down Astralis in the first half with a 12-3 lead. Going into the second, a slow start resulted in Astralis winning a 3-0 opening on the defense but then rain ripped open the bomb site like a can to pull out a 16-7 win for the sweep.
Leads second grand final win
October 15, 2017
karrigan tallied a 43/30 KD on Friday with a 2-0 sweep over Astralis in the ELEAGUE Premier grand finals.
ANALYSIS
A slow start in the first half of Cache didn't phase out karrigan, although frustration growing as the team took a massive 12-3 deficit at the half. Karrigan came right out of the gates in the second half to have a strong defensive hold, including his Round 21 quad kill on the defense to lessen the deficit to 13-8. From there, he continued to put pressure on the Astralis offense to eventually edge out a Game 1 win 16-14. The series then moved into Overpass where karrigan led the defense for a massive hold primarily on the B-bombsite for a 12-3 lead. Although Astralis stumped karrigan for three rounds to start the second half, karrigan then ripped the defense for four rounds to finally close out the series with a 16-7 win on Overpass.
Unable to stop the dominance
October 15, 2017
NiKo put up a 41/33 KD on Friday in a 2-0 win over Astralis in the ELEAGUE Premier grand finals.
ANALYSIS
NiKo didn't have the greatest start on Cache as expected when Astralis came out of the gates with a stiff defense in the first half for a 12-3 lead. NiKo then got the ball rolling with a stern defense for himself to pick up a 22/23 KD and an 81.4 ADR to come back and take Game 1 16-14. Moving into Game 2, NiKo continued his defensive moves to hold out in a big first-half performance over Astralis' best maps, Overpass. His Round 2 triple pistol-kill with the desert eagle gave his team the momentum needed to take the first half by storm 12-3. Although Astralis came out with three rounds against, NiKo then opened up the bomb site to win four to close out the series with a 16-7 win to take home the title.
Couldn't close Game 3 for grand final spot
October 15, 2017
RUSH posted a 54/57 KD on Thursday in a 2-1 loss to Astralis in the ELEAGUE Premier semifinals.
ANALYSIS
RUSH got the best-of-three series started on Mirage for the offense with a close pistol round win that earned the team a bomb plant despite losing the round to a defuse. RUSH then began to go to work winning the near hard eco in the second round to even the score 1-1. Before Astralis knew what hit them, RUSH accounted for the five-round streak to take the lead 5-1 early on. However, Astralis could muster up a handful of rounds as RUSH continued to apply pressure in the first half for a 10-5 score going into the second. RUSH responded early picking up the two rounds in the second half before the offense of Astralis came rallying back with four straight. Once RUSH got back to full strength, three big defensive rounds earned the team mappoint, however, Astralis would then pick up three more before RUSH completed Game 1 16-12. RUSH had a highly contested first half on Overpass for the defense as Astralis kept the pressure through the first half as RUSH stayed within contention and composed to take an edging first-half deficit 8-7. RUSH came out of the second half with three on the board early for the offense with a 3-0 start to take the 10-8 lead early. However, Astralis pulled together a round or two but it was RUSH who would put work into the offense to hold the 13-10 lead. From there, Astralis began to shut down the offense of RUSH with strong retakes and economic holds to edge Overpass in the 16-14 win. Coming off a crushing loss, RUSH had his momentum crushed going into Game 3 as he could only win four rounds before Astralis would advance into the grand final with a 16-4 win on Inferno.
Unable to hold Game 2 lead
October 15, 2017
autimatic picked up an even 56/56 KD on Thursday in a 2-1 loss to Astralis in the ELEAGUE Premier semifinals.
ANALYSIS
autimatic came out of the gates on the offense for Cloud9 in the first half of Mirage to get the bomb plant in the pistol round, however, losing the round on a well-timed retake. Although Astralis couldn't hold back autimatic and his offense early on as he contributed to five straight for the 5-1 lead. Astralis picked up a few more rounds, but autimatic remained composed and settled the half with a 10-5 lead. Going into the second half, autimatic held down the A-bombsite to pick up the 2-0 start before Astralis would then aggressively win four straight to get back in the frame. He then stuffed Astralis for three rounds before the team would eventually take Game 1 16-12. The series then moved into Overpass where autimatic had a hard-fought first half with a rocky start for the defense, although holding off Astralis on their best map for an even 8-7 score in the first half. In the second half, autimatic started with a firm ace clutch on the post-plant on the B-bombsite to even the score 8-8. From there, autimatic kept a hefty lead over Astralis for a 13-10 score until the Danes had enough and edged out the second half wit ha 16-14 score. Feeling the crushing loss of Game 2, autimatic couldn't break the Danes in Game 3 with only four rounds won on Inferno for a massive 16-4 loss and sent home empty-handed.
Absent in Game 3
October 15, 2017
Stewie2k went 49/54 on Thursday in a 2-1 loss to Astralis in the ELEAGUE Premier semifinals.
ANALYSIS
Stewie2k was robbed in the pistol round with a bomb plant on the B-bombsite that was diffused at the last moment. Although from there Stewie2k had a dominant first half on the offense to help opening up the bomb sites for a massive 10-5 lead at the half. Riding the momentum from the first half, Stewie2k would pick up two more rounds on the defense before Astralis would fire back with four straight to come within contention. Stewie2k would then continue to apply pressure on the offense of Astralis to force mappoint, A little room left for Astralis was their twelfth round as Stewie2k took Game 1 with a 16-12 score. Game 2, Stewie2k had a highly contested first half on the defense of Overpass as the rounds would go back and forth. Stewie2k earned the Round 12 tie with a triple kill on the A-bombsite retake to get the defuse and stay within reach of Astralis. Unfortunately, Stewie2k couldn't crank out more rounds for an 8-7 deficit at the half. In the second half, Stewie2k would breakthrough the Astralis defense to take an early lead 13-10. However, Astralis tightened up their defense to come back with force and edged out Overpass 16-14. With his momentum crushed in Game 2, Stewie2k took an early 3-0 deficit on Inferno to start on the offense. It wasn't until Round 4 where Stewie2k would win his first and only round of the first half by punishing the aggressive defense with a triple kill. From there, the team could only win four rounds in the 16-4 inferno loss.
Shut down Cloud9 on Game 3
October 15, 2017
dev1ce earned a 65/48 KD on Thursday in a 2-1 win over Cloud9 in the ELEAGUE Premier semifinals.
ANALYSIS
dev1ce started the series on Mirage for the defense taking on a massive retake thanks to dev1ce and his quad kill to take the pistol round. Although from there it seems Cloud9 had the upper advantage early on winning five straight to take the 5-1 lead. dev1ce then picked up a few more rounds but CLoud9 would take the first half in fashion 10-5. Going into the second half, dev1ce continued to struggle as Cloud9 picked up two more rounds. However, a force buy would go in his favor to pick up four in a row. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to shake Cloud9 as they would take Game 1 with a 16-12 score. dev1ce then had a tough first half on Overpass on the offense with a slow start as Cloud9 had a stiff defense to start. The rounds would go back and forth as both teams would keep an even score throughout the half. dev1ce would tie the game 7-7 with a quad kill to secure the round and eventually take the half with an 8-7 score. Cloud9 would hold a firm offensive lead in the second half as dev1ce finally got the ball rolling with a strong defensive hold late to edge out a 16-14 win. Carrying his Game 2 momentum into Game 3 of Inferno, dev1ce would shut down Cloud9 in the first half with a triple kill clutch on the A-bombsite retake to take the 13-1 lead. He would finish the first half 14-1 then finally close out the series with an explosive second half to take Inferno 16-4.