agM's Stay Frosty mix is chilling with $2.7k after not dropping single map in playoffs
Michael "agM" Abood's Stay Frosty mix have won the NCS Underwatch 2019 LAN after only dropping a single map in the group stage. The two-day LAN held in Boston saw 16 teams compete for the majority of a $4,500 prize pool.
On their way to the championship, Stay Frosty advanced through the group stage without much trouble, although as previously mentioned they dropped a map to eventual runner-up Conan's Money Crew. After that, it was clear skies for the MDL mix team as they faced the ironically named Big Chillin.
Stay Frosty proved to be ice cold cleaning up the Advanced mix with two 7-16 map wins. During the series agM and Final Feature player Colton "BASE" Musella ended the series with 1.39 and 1.35 ratings, respectively.
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On the other side of the bracket, Conan's Money Crew also made quick work of their opposition, beating out voLante with back-to-back 16-8 victories on Mirage and Dust2. Chris "riku" Piasecki, who currently plays for Lowkey, was the stand-out player for Conan's Money Crew during this series, managing a 1.73 K/D ratio.
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With the stage set for the grand finals, Stay Frosty and Conan's Money Crew faced off with Stay Frosty looking to avenge their 14-16 loss during the group stage. On Mirage, Conan's Money Crew started off by winning their T-side pistol and the following two eco rounds. After this, as the game continued, Stay Frosty were able to solidify their CT side defense only allowing Conan's Money Crew to claim two more rounds, ending the half up 10-5. On their CT side, Conan's Money Crew started off in a poor position by losing the pistol round, however they were able to stop Stay Frosty from running up the score line by winning an anti-eco in round 17. With Conan's Money Crew having found their CT-side footing, the two teams would continue to trade rounds, but the five round-lead Stay Frosty acquired during their CT side proved integral as they were able to eventually close out map one 16-13 on round 29.
Moving onto Overpass, it turned out to be a battle of CT side defenses as Conan's Money Crew returned the favor to Stay Frosty for map one by closing out the half 10-5, putting them in a seemingly stable position to force a third map. Their confidence quickly diminished though as Stay Frosty's CT side proved to be even more impenetrable as they claimed ten rounds in a row to put Conan's Money Crew on tournament point. Conan's Money Crew were able to temporarily stave off Stay Frosty's victory by after claiming three more rounds, however Stay Frosty claimed victory after once again closing out the map with a 16-13 score line.
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The final standings for the top 4 at the NCS Underwatch 2019 are:
1. Stay Frosty (agM, Delta9, Nervous, retrQ, BASE) - $2,700
2. Conan's Money Crew (Sneaky, 4pack, Conan-Kun, recky, riku) - $1,100
3. Big Chillin (chops, Munk, squidah, Solr, c-dubs) - $700
4. voLante (hdz, MASOR, JOOF, N3XT, GRAHAM)