Final Standings + Prize Pool Distribution
- 1st – €750 – Project Eversio
- 2nd – €450 – TALLINJAPEEK
- 3rd – €300 – Berserk
- 4th – Fat Gnag
Malta National League Tournament Overview
As only four teams took part this time around, no one team had a better seeding than the other, and the tournament started evenly with best of ones to decide who would continue in the upper bracket and who would drop to the lower bracket. Two completely one-sided affairs saw Project Eversio and TALLINJAPEEK sweep aside their opponents to secure a spot in the winners match. The winner’s match was a close affair that made it into double overtime, where Eversio eventually triumphed 22 – 18 largely thanks to Crepow dropping an insane 38 frags on the map.
Berserk saw off Fat Gnag 2 – 0 in the losers match B03 with a 16 – 4 and 16 – 11 score on Mirage and Vertigo, respectively, to set up a rematch with TALLINJAPEEK. Unfortunately for Berserk, it was a case of Deja Vu with TALLINJAPEEK completely dismantling them 16 – 3 on both Mirage and Inferno to book their spot into the Grand Final.
Much like every other Malta National League, the grand finals once again featured Project Eversio and Iconic Cinco (albeit this time under the name TALLINJAPEEK and with a couple of changes to the team).
The final best of three was set to feature Nuke, Dust2 and Mirage. Eversio once again displayed that Nuke is one of their top picks for a good reason, winning their first game 16 -6.
TALLINJAPEEK looked to switch things up for the second map, picking Dust2, which has rarely been featured in the MNL, as it is usually Eversio’s instaban in a B03. Unfortunately for TALLINJAPEEK, this wildcard map pick did not work in their favour as Eversio demonstrated their superior quality and once again took the map 16 – 6 and subsequently the series 2 – 0. Here’s a short clip of the winning moment:
What’s next for EVERSIO?
Project Eversio has automatically qualified to the European Development Championship Season 5: Closed Qualifier with this win. So far they’ve been unable to make it past the opening matchup in this tournament. This time they’ll be crossing their fingers and looking to go far, carrying the mantle of Malta’s undisputed best CS:GO team on their shoulders!