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ESL Pro League S15 Conference: Both OCE qualification hopes dashed; ORDER defeat RBG but go down swinging against LDLC

LookingForOrg will be the only Oceanic squad representing the region at ESL Pro League Season 15, after both Renegades and ORDER were eliminated from the EPL Conference.

  • ORDER claim first international series win in 2 years
  • Both RNG, ORDER eliminated with just one win each
  • LFO to solely carry the OCE banner at Pro League next March

Despite their best efforts, both Oceanic hopes were dashed at the ESL Pro League Conference overnight, with both teams managing just one series win each.

ORDER kicked off the night with a win over RBG 2-0 (16-9, 19-17) — the organisation’s first international series win in over two years.

Veterans Ricardo “Rickeh” Mulholland (47-32, 83 ADR, 1.30 HLTV rating) and Karlo “USTILO” Pivac (49-39, 92 ADR, 1.29 HLTV rating) paved the path for ORDER’s victory, but it would prove to be short lived.

The squad failed to back up their earlier result in their series against French squad LDLC, going down 0-2 (6-16, 5-16) to be eliminated from the Conference.

“Although it wasn’t the way we wanted to go, there’s still a lot of positives coming out of this trip,” said Declan “Vexite” Portelli, who dazzled in his international debut.

“Regardless of the result, we’re still happy with the experience and results we’ve gotten by coming to Europe,” said teammate Matthew “Valiance” Hartrick.

“[We] still have a few more days of practice here, so we’ll make the most of it.”

It was a similar result for Renegades, who struggled on their T side against Turkish squad Eternal Fire in their elimination match.

RNG managed just 19 T rounds in their series losses to Extra Salt and Eternal Fire, with the Turks proving too strong, defeating the OCE champions 2-0 (16-11, 16-8).

“It was a disappointing couple of events to end the year,” remarked Joshua “INS” Potter following their Conference elimination.

“We have a lot of work to do if we want to be anywhere near the level we need to be to compete in Europe.”

With both teams eliminated from the EPL Conference, LookingForOrg will be Oceania’s only squad representing the region at ESL Pro League next year, with the group stage set to begin in early March.

We’re covering everything EPL S15 Conference — schedule, streams, results and more.

ESL Pro League S15 Conference Streams

The ESL Pro League Season 15 Conference will be streamed live on Twitch across three channels — ESL CSGO, ESL CSGO B and ESL CSGO C.

ESL CSGO — Main Channel

ESL CSGO B — Secondary Channel

ESL CSGO C — Tertiary Channel

ESL Pro League S15 Conference Schedule

This event is a 16-team double elimination bracket, with the two upper bracket finalists and the loser bracket winner qualifying for ESL Pro League Season 15’s group stage.

All matches played will be best-of-three.

Matchday 4 — Friday. September 26

MatchTeamsTime (AEDT)
Loser Bracket Round 3Anonymo v Sprout11:30pm
Loser Bracket Round 3LDLC v Eternal Fire2:45am
Winner Bracket Semi-FinalMAD Lions v Extra Salt6am

Matchday 5 — Saturday. September 27

MatchTeamsTime (AEDT)
Winner Bracket Semi-FinalGODSENT v Movistar Riders11:30pm
Loser Bracket Semi-FinalTBD2:45am
Loser Bracket Semi-FinalTBD6am

Matchday 6 — Sunday. September 28

MatchTeamsTime (AEDT)
Loser Bracket FinalTBD6am

ESL Pro League S15 Conference Results

Matchday 1 — Tuesday, September 23

MatchTeamsTime (AEDT)
Upper BracketMAD Lions 2-0 EC Brugge11:30pm
Opening RoundSharks 1-2 LDLC11:30pm
Extra Salt 2-1 Sprout2:45am
Renegades 2-0 Renewal2:45am
GODSENT 2-1 Wisla Krakow2:45am
Eternal Fire 1-2 Endpoint6am
ORDER 0-2 Anonymo6am
Movistar Riders 2-1 RBG6am

Matchday 2 — Wednesday. September 24

MatchTeamsTime (AEDT)
Upper Bracket Quarter Final 1MAD Lions 2-1 LDLC11:30pm
Lower Bracket Round 1EC Brugge 0-2 Sharks11:30pm
Upper Bracket Quarter Final 2Renegades 0-2 Extra Salt2:45am
Lower Bracket Round 1Renewal 0-2 Sprout2:45am
Upper Bracket Quarter Final 3GODSENT 2-1 Endpoint6am
Upper Bracket Quarter Final 4Anonymo 1-2 Movistar Riders6am

Matchday 3 — Thursday, September 25

MatchTeamsTime (AEDT)
Lower Bracket Round 1ORDER 2-0 RBG11:30pm
Lower Bracket Round 1Wisla Krakow 0-2 Eternal Fire11:30pm
Lower Bracket Round 2Sharks 1-2 Anonymo2:45am
Lower Bracket Round 2Sprout 2-1 Endpoint2:45am
Lower Bracket Round 2Renegades 0-2 Eternal Fire6am
Lower Bracket Round 2LDLC 2-0 ORDER6am

ESL Pro League S15 Conference — Event Preview (September 23)

ESL Pro League has returned to close out 2021’s CS:GO competition calendar, but starting with Season 15 and going forward, the format for EPL qualification has changed somewhat.

Gone are the tournament play-ins, with spots at ESL’s premier tournaments in Katowice and Cologne now earned through ESL Pro League.

Season 15 kicks off tonight with the ESL Conference, featuring sixteen teams qualifying through ten separate regions. Only the top three can progress to the ESL Pro League group stage — set for April 2022.

The ESL Pro League Conference will be the first event in two years that will feature not one but two OCE-based squads, with both Renegades and ORDER in Europe to battle it out for EPL qualification.

LookingForOrg await them in the ESL Pro League group stage following their victory at ESEA Premier Season 38.

Renegades remained in Europe following their PGL Stockholm Major campaign to boot camp ahead of the ESL Pro League Conference, with their opening match tonight marking two months overseas.

RNG are heavy favourites heading into their opening series against Mongolian squad Renewal, who come into the EPL Conference as the lowest ranked team in attendance.

It’s a different story for RNG’s compatriots in ORDER. A long time has passed since ORDER’s previous international venture; only Matthew “Valiance” Hartrick and Karlo “USTILO” Pivac remain from the roster that went down to INTZ at 2019’s ESEA Global Challenge.

Rifler Declan “Vexite” Portelli will make his long-awaited international debut at the EPL Conference, with ORDER taking on Anonymo Esports in a tough opening series.

ESL Pro League S15 Conference Rosters

The ESL Pro League Season 15 Conference sees sixteen teams from across the globe battle it out for just three spots at the EPL S15 group stage.

Spanish-based Movistar Riders enter the event as the highest ranked squad following their Masters Espana qualification and a solid run at the PGL Stockholm Major.

Renegades earned qualification through their victory at DreamHack Open OCE in September, while ORDER join thanks to their second place result at ESL ANZ Champs.

Normally, the ESL ANZ Champs victor would have qualified here, but LookingForOrg’s ESEA-P S38 victory already earned them a spot in the group stage for ESL Pro League Season 15.

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