Credit: ESL and Adela Sznajder
MIBR and Monte, two well-known names in the esports industry, are gearing up for the upcoming ESL Pro League S18 tournament. Both teams managed to clinch their spot at the event after they won the ESL Challenger League Season 44 North America and the ESL Challenger League Season 44 Europe. Monte took down 9INE 3-1 in their final match and MIBR dominated ATK in a clean 3-0 victory.
MIBR took upon ATK in their final match of the qualifier. A close match resulted in a 3-0 victory in favor of MIBR who won the first map 19-16 and the second map 16-14. MIBR had a 1-0 map advantage due to coming from the upper bracket. With Henrique 'HEN1' Teles playing lights out, ATK stood no chance despite all the maps hitting 30 rounds or more.
For Monte, this marks a significant milestone in their grind to the top. With ESL Pro League Season 18 set to feature some of the best teams from around the world, including reigning champions, FaZe, Monte will use the opportunity to test themself against the very best.
Both MIBR and Monte will be hoping to make an impact in ESL Pro League Season 18, with the tournament set to provide many games for all the participants. Whether they can go all the way and compete in the playoffs will remain unknown, but both teams have shown they have the talent and drive to compete at the highest level.
ESL Pro League Season 18 participants:
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