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Movistar Riders stuns Players and go 2-0 up at ESL Pro League!

The Spanish team took a huge victory against the CIS team.

The first match of the day at ESL Pro League in Group C saw Movistar Riders take an upset victory against Players (Gambit) after a closely fought match.

Both teams came with a fresh win from Day 1. The winner of today’s match would therefore be in a good position to advance to the playoffs.

Movistar Riders took the match to Inferno, where the Spaniards managed to turn a 7-8 deficit at the break to a 16-14 win after a good CT-side in the second half.

Mirage was the setting for Players to try and start the comeback. The Russian roster quickly established a big lead with Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov spearheading the roster. The talented rifler ended the map with a 21-13 K-D scoreline after a dominant performance from Players.

Ancient came into play as the decider map. On paper a big advantage for Players, who has a much better record on the map. But that didn’t seem to scare away the Iberian team, who utilized Alejandro 'alex' Masanet to perfection to allow the team to swing a lot of rounds in their direction during the first half. Movistar Riders found themselves 9-6 up after a good first half.

The Spanish roster continued in the second half, where they won several important clutches against Players, who looked strangely out of character just like their neutral name. Movistar Riders won the match with a comfortable 16-9 win on Ancient.

Players – Movistar Riders 1-2 | ESL Pro League Season 15 (Group C)

14-16 (Inferno) | mopoz – 1.34 Rating / 24-19 K-D / 81.6 ADR

16-7 (Mirage) | Ax1Le – 1.45 Rating / 21-13 K-D / 95.7 ADR

9-16 (Ancient) | alex - 1.57 rating / 26-12 K-D / 101.7 ADR

MVP: Abay 'HObbit' Khasenov - 1.31 rating / 66-53 K-D / 91.2 ADR

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