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LA League Finalists confirmed
The LA League Finals kick off next month, and the four competitors looking for a place in the ESL Pro League are nailed down.
Written by: DuckMoriarty    February 11th 2019 8:00 pm    #ESL #ESLProLeague #EPLS9 #LALeague #W7M #Isurus #FULLSEND #Furious  

Isurus are one of the four LA League teams

The LA League holds two spots for the ESL Pro League Season 9 Latin America group, and the four teams vying for those places have been confirmed at the end of the online stage of the tournament.

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The first online section to conclude play was the Brazil division, which had two spots on offer to the LA League finals. After the group stage, where Group A saw W7M and Sharks finish atop Group A and Isurus and DETONA secure places from Group B, a single elimination bracket took place to determine the two Finals spots. 

The first semifinal took place between W7M and DETONA, and after a quick 16-3 Cache win for W7M, a triple-overtime match on Inferno (25-22) confirmed the finals place for W7M. Isurus' match against Sharks was slightly faster and more straightforward, with the Argentinians taking a 16-4 victory on Train and following it up with a 16-12 win on Dust2. With the Brazil division complete, it was on to the two "cones" of South America.

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The Southern Cone finished next, and after the six-team single round robin group stage concluded just two teams remained for the grand final. On one side were the Chilean All Knights, who hadn't lost a match yet, and the other was Argentine Furious, featuring Guillermo "guishorro" Areco, formerly of No Tenemos Nada. The resulting match was a 2-0 victory for Furious, taking Dust2 in a close 16-14 fashion before wrapping it up with a 16-8 win on Nuke.

Finally, it was the Northern Cone. Featuring two single round robin groups and another single elimination bracket stage, the grand final saw just Team Jaguar, featuring ex-VAULT member Jaunes "sickLy" Valencia, and FULL SEND, featuring a core from MDL's 46&2, face off against each other. The resulting match was two quick map wins for FULL SEND, taking Train 16-8 before following it up with a 16-9 on Mirage.

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These results left the LA League Season 3 Finals teams as follows:

co FULL SEND ar Furious
ar Isurus  br W7M

The R$39,000 (~$10,000) LA League Season 3 Finals will be held between March 2nd - 3rd at the ESL Brazil Studios in São Paulo. Season 9 of the ESL Pro League will begin on April 12th.

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