MVP PK sent NASR Esports crashing back to earth by taking them down 2-0 to take home the Extremesland 2018 finals in a very convincing fashion.
The finals went off with both teams etching a different story of their own. MVP PK is one of the teams expected to be top performers whole tournament long, while NASR were dark horses that no one saw coming.
Cinderella vs the Beast
The Emirati club started decently by finishing 2nd in their group behind 5Power Gaming. But the big news came when NASR upset Chiefs Esports and B.O.O.T-dream[S]cape consecutively to reach the grand finals.
The Koreans meanwhile stormed all the way without dropping anything but a single map whole tournament long. In the playoffs they made swift work of TNC Pro Team before outlasting fellow favorites Flash Gaming.
Map 1: MVP Nukes
Nuke is popular for being one of the toughest maps in professional CS:GO. The mastery of Nuke draws the line between legitimate top tier teams over the starting ones, and that’s what MVP PK showed in their map pick.
The Koreans came red hot literally hammering NASR for a 14-0 lead on T side. Everything went wrong for the Emirati group until Rashid "GreeNz" Al-Nuaimi found three kills to help their cause and prevent MVP from making another shutdown in the tournament – the first one being against TNC. It did not matter though as MVP made claimed 2 more side on the 2nd half to take the map with a statement.
Map 2: Almost another Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy
Looking at trains first half would suggest another battering from the Koreans. Taking the half 13-2, it was turning out to be another walk in the park for captain Keun-chul "solo" Kang and the rest of his boys.
MVP even took map point by taking two of the first three rounds in the 2nd half before NASR finally got themselves together. Again resistance was futile, despite winning seven straight rounds in the half, MVP finally pulled the plug off the Emirati’s lifeline to take the series 2-0 and bag the Extremesland CS:GO 2018 championship.