Next stop: semi-final! After announcing the extension of his contract (MoAubameyang extends contract), it's time for our FIWC participant to take back what's his on the national stage first.
Mohammed 'MoAubameyang' Harkous was on a tear through the whole regular season and will now have to prove himself in the offline phase once again. The ESL created a league system with the ten best FIFA players Germany currently has to offer and went away from their cup phase system which they have used in the past.
And Mo, fresh off his break which he used to acquire his A-levels, is in astonishing form coming off a seven-game win streak. In total, he went 8-1 in best-of-threes beating the likes of deto, Cihan, TimoX and Dr. Erhano and only losing out to his team-mate Hasan 'hasoo19' Eker.
Up next, he will face TimoX who secured his spot in the semi-finals at the last match-day by beating Dr. Erhano - a chance for Mo to redeem himself for the unfortunate semi-final meeting at last year's Gamescom/TaKeTV Summer finals. In the other semi-final, deto will face Cihan in a very interesting rematch from last season's finals.
This is what our very own MoAubameyang has to say about the upcoming series:
"I qualified for the ESL Championship semi-finals for the fifth time in a row now and I am super excited to play them - especially since my opponent is my good friend TimoX. I wholeheartedly want to win this iteration of the ESL Championship while taking advantage of my hot streak."
Both matches will be played out at TaKeTV's Gaming Bar on Saturday, August 5th with both winners moving on to the finals at gamescom 2017! Keep an eye on our Social Media channels in order to get all the updates.