Apeks advances to ESL Pro League S18
The ESL Challenger League Season 45: Europe ended on the evening of the 28th of May and determined the teams for the next season of the Challenger League as well as the participant of the ESL Pro League Season 18.
Apeks and Team Spirit Academy played against each other in the final of the tournament. In the best-of-5 series, Spirit Academy held a one-map advantage as they advanced through the upper bracket to the Grand Final, but Apeks tied the series at Inferno (16-12) before winning in overtime at Mirage (19-16). Spirit Academy was able to win at Anubis (11-16), but Apeks came out on top in the deciding Overpass (16-12).
With this win, Apeks will not only play in the Challenger League next season. They will also take part in the ESL Pro League Season 18.
EPL S18 starts on August 30th and runs until October 1st in Malta. The tournament will feature 32 teams competing for a total prize pool of $850,000.