The final day of the CoD World League Sheffield Championship wrapped up yesterday and it was an exciting final day’s action whereby Epsilon ended the day as champions. This is the 2nd Major European title in a row that they have captured. They are now hitting a hot streak at the right time of the season. This will surely pick their confidence up, going into their remaining events.
Epsilon’s Special Moment
The week started off with 75 different teams in the event. It was a special occasion for one Epsilon team member in particular. Their player Joshh won his 6th ever EGL title.
While Epsilon was the favourite, it was expected that they would be matched somewhere along the way in this event. They are recently coming off a 3rd place finish at the MLG Anaheim event where they ranked ahead of some of the biggest names in the game such as Cloud9 and OpTic Gaming. Their main rivals on the European scene are Splyce who were not able to make the event.
It turned out to be a relatively easily stroll to victory and the only time they ever looked in trouble at any stage was when they faced Elevate in their first match of the final day. There was no doubting that Epsilon were streets ahead of their opposition for this event. As expected, they never seemed to be out of the comfort zone. Some of the teams they beat along the way to winning this event were Red (twice), Elevate and Fnatic.
Red Also On Good Form
Red were also coming off a solid performance in Anaheim but they would have wanted a top 4 finish at that event as they we replaying so well, having to settle for top 8 at the end of the day. While they finished runner-up this weekend in Sheffield, they never looked like troubling the number one spot.
While they played well during the week of action, it was obvious that they were still struggling. Some aspects of their game that went against them the previous week in Anaheim were still lacking. The main errors that they were committing were losing big leads in Hardpoint which ultimately went against them in the final against Epsilon.
They do now know that they were by far the best of the rest in this event and there was a gulf in class between them and the rest of the field when you have taken Epsilon out of the equation. There is no doubting that they will be disappointed that they could not put up a better fight. They will be hoping that they can use the time off now before the next event to iron out their mistakes and start challenging for titles once more.
Overall the week suffered for the absence of Epsilon’s main rivals in the European scene Splyce. There was not enough drama that you would expect from such a Major event. Epsilon were not able to gain revenge for bthe defeat last week in Anaheim. Thus, they will feel that there is an asterisk placed beside their victory this week.