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ESL ANZ Champs Season 14: Renegades claim first national title of 2022 in 3-0 whitewash of Vertex

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Vertex may have gone down in the ESL ANZ Champs grand final, but try telling them that — both Vertex and Renegades will represent Oceania at the ESL Pro League Conference in Jönköping later in June.

Nevertheless, Renegades emerge as the kings of Oceania once more with their 3-0 (1-0, 16-12, 16-11) victory in the ESL ANZ Champs grand final — their first national title for the calendar year.

Jay “Liazz” Tregillgas (51-27, 1.58 rating) is back to his best in this RNG unit, with his 30-bomb on Nuke his first in over two years since his tenure in 100 Thieves.

It was a narrow first half with RNG leading 8-7 before switching to the CT side and locking out Vertex with six of the first seven rounds.

Vertex adapted and took four of the last six, but the lead was already built up, and time ran out for the Wolfpack at 16-12.

Needing Dust 2 to stay alive in the final, Vertex hit the ground running, taking the first four rounds.

RNG broke back to take five CT rounds in the middle of the half but Vertex edged back, leading 9-6.

It’s as close as Vertex would come.

Vertex ran out of gas on the CT side, and RNG punished them — eight straight T rounds put the map well out of reach, with the Wolfpack managing just two CT rounds to end their otherwise successful ANZ Champs campaign.

It’s a short break for the Oceanic teams before qualifiers begin for Oceania’s first BLAST qualifier, except for Renegades, who fly out on Wednesday to attend the PGL Antwerp Major.

ESL ANZ Champs S14 results

Week 8 schedule, Playoffs (April 27 – May 1)

Date Game Time (AEST)
Wednesday, April 27 Renegades 2-0 Antic 5pm
DGG Esports 2-0 Pineapple on Pizza
Paradox 0-2 Order 7:30pm
Vertex 2-0 1620 Kings
Thursday, April 28 Renegades 2-0 DGG Esports 5pm
Paradox 2-1 1620 Kings
Order 1-2 Vertex 7:30pm
Antic 2-1 Pineapple on Pizza
Friday, April 29 Renegades 2-0 Vertex 5pm
Paradox 0-2 DGG Esports
Order 2-0 Antic 7:30pm
Saturday, April 30 Order 2-0 DGG Esports 5pm
Vertex 2-0 Order 7:30pm
Sunday, May 1 Renegades 3-0 Vertex 5pm

Week 1 & 2 results, Swiss Round 1 (February 28 – March 10)

Date Game Time (AEDT)
Monday, February 28 Order 2-1 Camo 6pm
Vertex 2-0 Dynasty 8:30pm
Thursday, March 3 Renegades 2-0 Collateral 6pm
Paradox 2-0 Hysteria 8:30pm
Monday, March 7 Antic 2-0 Nut-E Gaming 6pm
Sanguine 0-2 DGG Esports 8:30pm
Thursday, March 10 Lonely 5 2-0 Kanga Esports 6pm
1620 Kings 1-2 Pineapple on Pizza 8:30pm

Week 3 results, Swiss Round 2 (March 14 – March 17)

Date Game Time (AEDT)
Monday, March 14 Renegades 2-0 Pineapple on Pizza 6pm
Lonely 5 1-2 Order 8:30pm
Tuesday, March 15 Paradox 2-0 Antic 6pm
Vertex 2-1 DGG Esports 8:30pm
Wednesday, March 16 1620 Kings W-FF Collateral 6pm
Camo 2-1 Kanga 8:30pm
Thursday, March 17 Nut-E Gaming 2-1 Hysteria 6pm
Sanguine 2-1 Dynasty 8:30pm

Week 4 & 5 results, Swiss Round 3 (March 21 – March 24)

Date Game Time (AEDT)
Monday, March 21 Renegades 2-1 Order 6pm
Dynasty 2-0 Collateral 8:30pm
Thursday, March 24 Paradox 2-1 Vertex 6pm
Lonely 5 2-1 Sanguine 8:30pm
Monday, March 28 Antic 0-2 1620 Kings 6pm
DGG Esports 2-1 Nut-E Gaming 8:30pm
Monday, March 31 Pineapple on Pizza 2-0 Camo 6pm
Kanga 2-1 Hysteria 8:30pm

Week 6 results, Swiss Round 4 (April 4 – April 7)

Date Game Time (AEST)
Monday, April 4 Vertex 2-0 Lonely 5 6pm
Nut-E Gaming 1-2 Dynasty 8:30pm
Tuesday, April 5 Order 0-2 Pineapple on Pizza 6pm
Sanguine 2-0 Kanga 8:30pm
Thursday, April 7 1620 Kings 0-2 DGG Esports 6pm
Antic 2-1 Camo 8:30pm

Week 7 results, Swiss Round 5 (April 12 – April 14)

Date Game Time (AEST)
Tuesday, April 12 1620 Kings 2-0 Dynasty 6pm
Order 2-0 Sanguine 8:30pm
Thursday, April 14 Lonely 5 1-2 Antic 6pm

ESL ANZ Champs S14 — Standings (Swiss)

Stage one of the ESL ANZ Champs began February 28. Hosting a Swiss format, three wins secured a spot in the double-elimination second stage; three losses, and the team was sent packing.

All Swiss matches were best-of-one, with the final round a best-of-three series.

Stage two saw qualified teams battle it out in a double-elimination bracket.

Place Team Record
1 Renegades 3-0
Paradox 3-0
3 Vertex Esports Club 3-1
Pineapple on Pizza 3-1
DGG Esports 3-1
6 1620 Kings 3-2
Order 3-2
Antic Esports 3-2
9 Lonely 5 2-3
Sanguine 2-3
Dynasty Esports Club 2-3
12 Camo 1-3
Kanga Esports 1-3
Nut-E Gaming 1-3
15 Hysteria 0-3
Collateral Esports 0-3

ESL ANZ Champs S14 rosters

UPDATE March 10: Isaac “prodigy” Dahlan announced that Darcy “Mr Shark” Clarke will permanently replace Julian “JoolzCheat” Griffin going forward.

UPDATE March 14: Long-time FPS veteran Tyler “tucks” Reilly, currently competing for Order’s Valorant division, will replace ekul as Order CS’ temporary stand-in as their hunt for a new fifth continues.

UPDATE March 17: Going forward, DoMilk will compete under “Collateral Esports” across all currently qualified events.

UPDATE March 21: It was confirmed last week that 8Ballers would be closing operations, with both the main and female line-up now searching for a new home.

Overt’s CS:GO squad will also be departing their organisation; the teams will compete as ex-8Ballers and ex-Overt henceforth.

UPDATE March 22: ex-Overt have been acquired by Antic Esports following their departure from Overt yesterday.

UPDATE March 31: Tyler “tucks” Reilly officially replaces Luke “ekul” Blakey at Order. The CS:GO-turned-Valorant veteran returns to Counter-Strike officially after two years at Order’s Valorant division. He previously represented Chiefs for five years, seeing the squad to three IEM Sydney showings.

UPDATE April 4: ex-FURY, Kingsmen will compete as “Lonely 5” henceforth.

UPDATE April 27: ex-8Ballers will compete as “Pineapple on Pizza” henceforth.

Team Players
Order J1rah Valiance USTILO Vexite tucks
Renegades Sico INS Hatz aliStair Liazz
Vertex Esports Club BRACE pz Roflko apocdud malta
Paradox Esports dangeR chelleos DannyG nettik asap
Antic Esports SkulL ObZen rekonz damyo Fiend
Sanguine Kiyoshi rainstylezgk Forlekz Neo sinister
1620 Kings cheeseball cookie nauh Scr1pt forevint
Lonely 5 toM oliff callum_murray BaN4na Terryyy
DGG Esports zeph yourwombat mizzy gump versa
Kanga Esports DANZ m0nt streaty TjP Slimey
Dynasty Esports Club supa THRILA Mechanical nub N1ghtraid
Pineapple on Pizza bogeymanh Prodigy Kobe Shoey Mr Shark
Hysteria Marsh Draz 7ambo LANE Spinach
Collateral Esports jayketh Craftyy beau nathan harbor
Camo PeetyG CyanideJr Archie ComPlex NikkeZ
Nut-E Gaming mega2f supar Sha tallaj Velocity

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