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compLexity and Rogue round out Minor playoffs bracket
The two teams join NRG and eUnited in the double-elimination playoffs bracket.
Written by: Nohte    July 8th 2018 8:03 pm    #FACEIT #FACEITLondon #AmericasMinor #NRG #eUnited #compLexity #Rogue  

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compLexity and Rogue have topped Group B of the Americas Minor to move on to the playoffs, where NRG and eUnited await from Group A.

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The two opening matchups saw compLexity dismantle FURIA on Cache, with Jaccob "yay" Whiteaker putting up a monstrous 128 ADR in 23 rounds to end the map 32-11. Rogue's match saw them put up a similar result against Dignitas, closing out the map 16-10 with Daniel "vice" Kim averaging 103 damage per round.

Americas Minor - FACEIT Major 2018
Best of one map
Complexity
16 - 7
FURIA
de_cache 16 - 7 de_cache

Americas Minor - FACEIT Major 2018
Best of one map
Rogue
16 - 10
Dignitas
de_dust2 16 - 10 de_dust2

Casper "cadiaN" Møller and Spencer "Hiko" Martin took the reigns for Rogue in the winners' matchup against compLexity, narrowly edging out Inferno 16-13. With the two map wins, Rogue advanced to the playoffs early in the day, and are set to take on eUnited at 11 AM EDT.

Americas Minor - FACEIT Major 2018
Best of one map
Complexity
13 - 16
Rogue
de_inferno 13 - 16 de_inferno

Dignitas faced off against FURIA shortly after the winners' match, with the two teams facing off in a best-of-three to decide which team would remain in the running. Inferno, Mirage, and Train were the grounds for the battle, and FURIA got off to a good start on Inferno with a pistol round victory. 

The standard three round lead followed before Gage "Infinite" Green, Ronnie "ryx" Bylicki, and Mitch "m1tch" Semago came to life for Dignitas, shutting down FURIA for the majority of the half as the Brazilians managed only two more rounds on their T side. Dignitas cruised to a 13-5 lead with a second round pistol victory, and were able to close out the map with ease despite FURIA finding three more rounds.

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Mirage was a far closer affair overall as a back-and-forth battle saw FURIA claim a narrow 8-7 lead at the half. Dignitas took the second pistol round and began racking up rounds to put themselves in touching distance of victory at 14-8, but a last minute comeback from FURIA allowed the Brazilians to almost tie up the match at 13-14.

Dignitas were able to claim match point first, but overtime quickly ensued as FURIA snatched up the remaining regulation rounds. It was here that Dignitas finally closed out the map in their favor, brining the series to a close 2-0 and seeing FURIA eliminated from the tournament.

Americas Minor - FACEIT Major 2018
Best of three maps
FURIA
0 - 2
Dignitas
de_inferno 8 - 16 de_inferno
de_mirage 17 - 19 de_mirage
de_train de_train

The final match of the day saw compLexity taking on Dignitas, who came into the match fresh off their 2-0 victory over FURIA. The MDL team took a substantial lead to kick off Dust2, claiming a 7-0 scoreline before compLexity replied back with one of their own, and despite getting economically reset in the ensuing round, clawed back to finish the first half down 6-9.

Dignitas seemed set to cruise forward to a first map victory as the second pistol round went their way, but Bradley "ANDROID" Fodor stepped up for compLexity to put him team back in the running. They reclaimed the lead 12-10 before Dignitas got back on the board, trading rounds back-and-forth to take the first map to overtime. It was here that compLexity brought the map to a swift close 19-16, leaving no room for Dignitas to snatch the map out of their grasp.

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Mirage was far more dominant for compLexity as they shut down Dignitas' T side, all but ensuring victory as the first half concluded with an absolutely dominant 14-1 scoreline. A second round pistol victory sealed the deal for Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz and co., closing out the map 16-1 to take the series 2-0.

Americas Minor - FACEIT Major 2018
Best of three maps
Complexity
2 - 0
Dignitas
de_dust2 19 - 16 de_dust2
de_mirage 16 - 1 de_mirage
de_inferno de_inferno

Rogue and compLexity have proceeded to the Minor playoffs, where they're set to face off against eUnited and NRG, respectively. The first match is set to kick off at 11 AM EDT, with the second match beginning immediately afterwards.

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