ESL Pro League Season 12: North America
On this tournament page for ESL Pro League Season 12: North America you can find information such as the teams attending, the prize pool ...
#HomeSweetHome is back with another week of fully packed action! Last week we saw BIG finally get dethroned as Complexity Gaming showed them who the new sheriff in town is. A total of eight weeks will be played in #HomeSweetHome and each week in itself is a mini tournament, which ultimately will lead to a finals playoffs. The fourth week will see quite the change in attending teams as five five teams have changed since the previous week. The most interesting might be Copenhagen Flames, who played in the second week and now are back. They impressed everybody then and they have kept up the form in Road to Rio with several upsets. ALTERNATE aTTax, ESPADA, SINNERS Esports and Hard Legion Esports are the complete newcomers to #HomeSweetHome, but as they all have decent results behind them, they could likely do some real damage.
$40,000 is distributed each week
The new champions of #HomeSweetHome are obviously a favourite to do it once again! They came in as a favourite to win, in what was their first week, and after a loss in the opening game Complexity turned to a gear no one could keep up with. The only team who truly could challenge the juggernaut was BIG, but in the final it was still clear who deserved the trophy. Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke, Benjamin “blameF” Bremer and Valentin “poizon” Vasilev all had stand out performances time after time and it’s close to impossible to see anybody stop them from reaching at least another final. Complexity is simply on another level than most teams in #HomeSweetHome and their form seems to be on point. Their group consisting of ESPADA, Team Secret and SINNERS Esports does not look very scary either and Complexity should have a group win under lock. We are not even going to try to fit another team in the favourites category, as this belongs to Complexity and only them.
SMASH has grown week by week in #HomeSweetHome and for the first time we can count them in as a real challenger to go all the way. Last week they won their group ahead of Complexity themselves and in the semifinal SMASH challenged BIG all the way to the end. Kristjan “shokz” Jakobson and Denis “grux” Gutaj had their best performances yet and with Kristjan “fejtZ” Allsaar continuing his great form SMASH is a team to fear. Their group consists of SKADE, Endpoint and KOVA Esports in the fourth week and while it looks scary we trust SMASH to grab another playoff spot and there they can challenge anybody, even Complexity.
Endpoint is another familiar name in #HomeSweetHome and they have also grown week by week. The stars of the team the last couple of weeks might have been Joey “CRUC1AL” and Thomas “Thomas” Utting, but the strength of Endpoint is truly the team as a whole. An impressive third week ended abruptly as they faced Complexity in their semifinal, but there is no shame in them losing against a team that strong. Coming into this week it is clear Endpoint is a favourite to make a deep run, even if they have ended up in a really strong group together with SMASH. It’s not unthinkable one of the two teams might drop out due to this, but nonetheless they both could do some real damage in the playoffs.
The Danes played in the second week of #HomeSweetHome and went on a run to the semifinals where BIG were too strong. The roster change where Jonas “Queenix” Dideriksen joined the team has worked out perfectly and while Asger “Farlig” Jensen and Ismail “refrezh” Ali might be the stars of the team, it seems Queenix was the missing piece of the puzzle. Following their run in #HomeSweetHome the team has battled world class opposition in ESL One: Road to Rio and they have done it with pride. Wins against c0ntact Gaming, North and Movistar Riders is complemented by map wins against all remaining teams (mousesports, FaZe Clan, GODSENT and G2 Esports). Fair to say that is by a mile more than anyone would have expected and if they can keep that kind of performance up they could even be bumped up to the favourite category together with Complexity. Their group consists of Nordavind, Gambit Youngsters and Sprout, which makes it one of the tougher ones, but that should not stop Copenhagen Flames as they are shining brighter than ever with the addition of Queenix.
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