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Brazilians (and yay) and Singularity still in the hunt for ESL One Cologne Closed Qualifier
The former compLexity member made a guest appearance for INTZ.
Written by: tolkienfanatic    April 24th 2019 12:35 am    #INTZ #FURIA #Luminosity #Singularity #yay #compLexity #Front #Variance #iNTACT #Spongey #neska #KmZ #PartyAstronauts  

yay during his Portuguese lessons

The first day of the second qualifier for ESL One Cologne 2019 has concluded, seeing a trio of Brazilian teams and Singularity through to the top positions.

The first team through to tomorrow was INTZ, who through four rounds of the bracket only yielded eleven total rounds to their opponents. This despite the fact that the Brazilian team were fielding former compLexity member Jaccob "yay" Whiteaker in place of Marcelo "chelo" Cespedes, who is currently in Brazil due to personal problems.

yay announces free agency

yay and INTZ ran over their competition throughout the night, culminating with a big performance by the American against the newly-signed Front squad. Neither the excitement of a new organization, nor Cameron "skelly" Thomson in the coach role were much help for the new MDL team.

ESL One Cologne 2019 North America Open Qualifier 2
Best of one map
16 - 3
de_train 16 - 3 de_train

Next up was FURIA against Variance — another rookie MDL squad, with Variance coming off defeating oNe in the previous round of play. With the recently teamless Gabe "Spongey" Greiner playing in place of Stoyno "neska" Atanasov, Variance shocked the DreamHack Open Rio runners-up by taking the first half 9-6. However, despite the best efforts of Ezekiel "KmZ" Hughes, the North American team were no match for the Brazilians in the second half, as Andrei "arT" Piovezan led his team to ten straight rounds to advance.

ESL One Cologne 2019 North America Open Qualifier 2
Best of one map
16 - 9
de_overpass 16 - 9 de_overpass

eUnited eliminated from DreamHack Open Rio

Singularity looked poised to take their match against iNTACT handily, ending the first half up 10-5. Rafael "clone" Singer kept his team in the game, with the score narrowing to 13-11 at one point, but eventually the MDL team were triumphant, with in-game leader Alan "Shakezullah" Hardeman putting up solid numbers against his former organization.

ESL One Cologne 2019 North America Open Qualifier 2
Best of one map
16 - 12
de_overpass 16 - 12 de_overpass

The final match of the night saw ESL Pro League finalists Luminosity face off against Party Astronauts, in what would have been an MDL match only a month or so ago. Gabriel "NEKIZ" Schenato and Ben "ben1337" Smith topped the scoreboard for their respective teams, but ultimately the Brazilians came out on top thanks to a stronger CT-side.

ESL One Cologne 2019 North America Open Qualifier 2
Best of one map
16 - 13
Party Astronauts
de_mirage 16 - 13 de_mirage

The results mean that the following matches will determine which two teams will advance to the ESL One Cologne Closed Qualifier, joining ATK and Bad News Bears:

br INTZ vs. us Singularity 6 PM EDT
br FURIA vs. br Luminosity 9 PM EDT

ATK and Bad News Bears advance to ESL One Cologne Closed Qualifier

#1 dolphy
2019-04-24 00:42
"recentless teamless Gabe"

pls fix
#2 tolkienfanatic
2019-04-24 08:56
Nothing to fix until someone from the team tells us otherwise
#6 dolphy
2019-04-25 20:55
Spelling error is fixed, nothing to see here

#3 DarfMike
2019-04-24 17:51
#4 parks2214
2019-04-24 19:23
Brazil cs to good
#5 006_tv
2019-04-25 12:10
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