May 28th, 3:49am America/New_York

ESEA NA LAN Seeds Finalized

Heather "sapphiRe" Mumm on Wed, 02/27/2013 9:04PM

After eight weeks of exciting CS:GO Invite action, the top four North American teams have been determined. Unlike past seasons, there is more at stake for the top Invite squads.

Not only will the top four have the opportunity to travel to Dallas for the LAN playoffs to compete for a share of the cash prize pot, these four teams will have the opportunity to represent their continent in the first ever ESEA Global LAN.

The top seed belongs to the first-ever and reigning CS:GO Invite champs Quantic Gaming thanks to a solid 14-2 record and a head-to-head victory over the second seed with a shared record. That team, Curse Gaming, will make the team's first trip to the LAN playoffs, despite earning a playoff berth in Season 12.

The third seed belongs to Team Dynamic, last season's runner-up. Dynamic earned the third seed with a 13-3 record. Rounding out the top four is Netcode Illuminati, with a 10-6 record. While Quantic, Curse and Dynamic knew their playoff destiny in the later half of Week 6, it wasn't until the final two matches that Netcode knew their fate. With a Netcode win against Sour Patch Kids and and two straight mouseSpaz's losses on de_dust2, Netcode claimed the coveted final seed.

To determine how the North American and European teams combine to make the final eight seeds, a LAN All-Star game will be played to settle seed order.

Stay tuned to ESEA News throughout the coming weeks for LAN previews and interviews leading up to the first ever ESEA CS:GO Global Invite playoffs.

North America Record Europe Record
Quantic Gaming 14-2 Ninjas in Pyjamas 16-0
Curse Gaming 14-2 VERYGAMES 13-3
Team Dynamic 13-3 nfaculty/VirtusPRO TBD
Netcode Illuminati 10-6 nfaculty/VirtusPRO TBD

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