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There was never any real doubt of the outcome of the all-Iberian matchup at ESL Pro League Season 17, where the Spaniards from Movistar Riders faced their neighbors from Portugal, SAW. The occasion for the meeting could have been better for the two teams as one of them would have to leave the tournament.
Movistar Riders quickly proved that they were the better team of the two. With 25 AWP kills in the match, Antonio 'Martinez' Martinez put his mark on the affair, where the entire Movistar Riders team ended with a positive K-D score.
On Overpass the Spanish Riders dominated on their CT side winning 8-0 to win their own map pick 16-7. SAW was more competitive on Nuke, but their Spanish counterparts still controlled the match with "Martinez" and "alex" producing a +30 K-D score combined.
SAW leaves the tournament with one win, while Movistar Riders are ready for the 4th place match against the winner of BIG vs Complexity.
Movistar Riders - SAW 2-0 | ESL Pro League Season 17 Group B
MVP: Antonio 'Martinez' Martinez - 1.47 rating / 39-18 K-D / 70.7 ADR
Tomorrow's schedule: (CET)
12.30: Complexity vs BIG
16.00: MOUZ vs Heroic
19.30: Movistar Riders vs Complexity/BIG