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ELS CSGO : Lausanne qualifies for ESL Swiss Championship finals


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Overcoming the likes of mYinsanity in the semis, eLS qualified for their first Grand final of the season in the ESL Swiss National Championship's spring split. A first essential step to reach the Swiss' national Grand Slam.

Lausanne had to put up a good fight to win their match against a valiant mYinsanity line up. But eLS has validated its ticket to the Grand final with a chance to represent Switzerland in the EPL Conference, on LAN in Sweden. A 2-0 win which confirms their impressive showing from the very start of the Spring Split, with only Babos Gaming able to take some points against the boys in Blue and White.

Inferno was first selected by Lausanne to start this semi-final. Straight away, the gap between both teams was felt. Establishing a good lead on the offensive side (10-5), Meriton « MALI » Ibrahimi's teammates then proceeded to erase any chance of a comeback in defense, only conceding one round. A strong 16-6 win, greatly thanks to a thriving Aleksandar « eleKz » Trajkov, elected MVP after both maps. However, Mirage is a different story. On the opponent's map pick, Lausanne did put up a strong defense and a five rounds lead at half-time (10-5). But mYinsanity fought back and caused many troubles to eLS's T-side, forcing them to save three decisive rounds to equalise in the series. In overtime, Lausanne stepped up again to secure a 19-16 win, and book the ticket for the Grand final. Unfortunately played online, the match will take place on the 24th of April.

For now, Lausanne needs to wait for the results of the second semi-final, played on Thursday the 14th, to know their futur opponent, between Shape Esports and Babos Gaming. Both of these teams recently beat eLS in the Swiss Esports League and in ESL Swiss, making this final very interesting for all sides and full of promises.

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