The Supreme Masters in Amriswil, Switzerland have been the first offline event for our CSGO team under the banner of Wolves eSports. A difficult group stage draw with mYinsanity, Lyngby Vikings and fellow Germans Team Sharx meant that the team had be to on-point from the get-go.
Our first match of the double elimination group stage had us face mYinsanity on Inferno. Not getting on the board during the first couple of rounds meant that the Swiss players were able to get into the zone while we unfortunately struggled to find any success on either the Terrorist or Counter-Terrorist side as mYinsanity took the map with 16-1. The first elimination matched us with Team Sharx who were overrun 16-2 by Lyngby Vikings in their first match of the tournament. Two maps later, Inferno (16-9) and Cache (16-3), we eliminated Team Sharx from the tournament and guaranteed ourselves another shot at playoffs.
Wolves eSports versus mYinsanity in a best-of-three to determine who continues their tournament journey and who will be eliminated from contention.
Map 1 – Cache
The first map to be played was Cache and it has been a close map throughout all stages. We managed to get slightly ahead and secured map point but failed to convert it as mYinsanity secured themselves overtime. We quickly got to map point once more but our opponents managed to hang on and forced a second overtime. Again, we needed one more round to take the win on map 1 but yet again we did not convert it. During the third overtime, we have had no luck and ultimately lost the map 22-25.
Map 2 – Overpass
Another close map and another close lead for Wolves. However, while we did not close it out immediately, we also did not allow mYinsanity to come back and force snother overtime as we managed to take the win 16-13, forcing map three in this series.
Map 3 – Inferno
The deciding map is the one that we lost to the Swiss in our first match of the tournament and with the confidence gathered during the last two maps we hoped it would go differently this time around. However, it unfortunately did not as we were unable to find a solution to the opponents’ setup and ended up being eliminated from the tournament with a 2-16 loss on Inferno.
In the end, our CSGO players have learned a lot attending the Supreme Masters and ultimately identified areas in which they need to improve. It was a pleasure to compete and despite our early exit and several technical difficulties it was a great journey as it has been the first big offline event for a Wolves eSports team.