The final regional regional event of the ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Festival 2020 came to an end yesterday with Sangal Esports walking away as the champions of the Middle East region. The Turkish lineup walked away with a prize of $1,000 USD and joined the list of other regional champions like VERTEX Esports Club, Paper Rex, BL4ZE Esports, and Wings Up Gaming. With this regional event coming to an end, ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Festival 2020 has concluded successfully, handing out a total of $6,000 USD in prize money. Here is a quick recap of how the Middle East tournament unfolded leading to Sangal Esports winning the tournament.
ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Festival 2020: Middle East
The playoffs stage of the Middle East regional tournament played out as expected with two of the best CS:GO teams from the region battling it out in the grand finals. While it was a straight forward path for Sangal Esports, NASR did face a bit of a hump in the semifinals against BlindTappers.
A good show was put up by some of the teams who made their way through the open qualifiers, Lets Go and BlindTappers won their respective opening matches against ForGlory and YaLLa Esports quite comfortably.
It was quite a shocker to see a seasoned team such as NASR struggle so much through the playoff stage. BlindTappers gave them one hell of a semifinals match, with the decider going into overtime before NASR was able to clinch a ‘19-17’ victory.
On the other hand, the Turkish lineup of Sangal Esports’ cruised through to the grand finals, demolishing both Imaginative and Lets Go with utmost ease. They did not drop a single map on their way to the finals.
The grand final was a well-fought affair between the two sides, they won a map each on Mirage and Dust 2 with the decider taking place on Nuke. Sangal was able to edge their way towards victory with a ‘16-13’ scoreline and with it were able to win the series.
The five regional champions which have been crowned so far in the ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Festival 2020 are as follows,
- VERTEX Esports Club - Oceania Region
- Paper Rex - Southeast Asia Region
- Wings Up Gaming - East Asia Region
- BL4ZE Esports - South Asia Region
- Sangal Esports - Middle East Region