Credit: ESL / Twitter

Record-breaking match

Vitality crowned EPL 16 champs, win $200,000

Vitality has been crowned ESL Pro League Season 16 champions after a marathon match against Team Liquid.

The BO5-final went all the way, and the match went to overtime twice. But after all, it was Vitality who could lift the trophy.

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Team Vitality lifted the EPL S16 trophy after a BO5 marathon match vs. Team Liquid. ESL / Twitter

All-time kill record for ZywOo

Vitality superstar Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut was voted the MVP of the tournament. The 21-year-old Frenchman played a phenomenal event and broke the record for most kills in a series in the Grand Final.

With the win, Vitality takes home $200,000 of which a $25,000 bonus from going 5-0 in groups.

Also, the team is now qualified for the IEM Katowice group stage in 2023 and the BLAST Premier: World Final 2022 in Abu Dhabi in December.

Final standings of ESL Pro League Season 16:

  • 1st: Team Vitality $200,000
  • 2nd: Team Liquid $85,000
  • 3rd- 4th: Cloud9 $55,000
  • 3rd- 4th: G2 Esports $60,000
  • 5th-8th: FaZe Clan $37,500 
  • 5th-8th: MOUZ $37,500 
  • 5th-8th: Natus Vincere $27,500
  • 5th-8th: Outsiders $32,500

After the final, Vitality’s Dan “apEX” Madesclaire chose to cool down in a champion like manner. SFW:

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