Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski ended his ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals campaign with both a winner’s medal and an MVP award as Team Liquid lifted the trophy in Montpellier, France.
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While the 21-year-old impressed throughout the tournament, it was in the grand final against G2 Esports where he shone brightest of all. The four-map thriller ended in a 3-1 win for the North American team after an incredible 47-round shootout on Inferno, with EliGE (1.23) and his teammate Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken (1.21) leading the match ratings.
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Besides finishing as the best player in finals, Jablonowski also received the ESL Pro League Season 9 MVP award with an average rating of 1.29. His best match rating (1.70) came against MIBR on Dust II, while he put up scores of 1.42, 1.48 and 1.50 against Astralis in the quarters and held respectable ratings of 1.33, 1.27, 1.11 and 1.24 against G2 in the title series.
Besides leading the tournament’s rating charts, EliGE also finished joint-top for total kills (395) and had the most assists (83) and the most opening frags (70). Additionally, he was in the top five for ADR (88.8), KPR (0.82), percentage of rounds with at least one kill (53.5%) and opening kills per round (0.15).
This is the young American’s second MVP award in quick succession after he claimed top honours at DreamHack Masters Dallas, where Team Liquid also took out the title.