stellar led Stay Frosty to victory in the finals with a 1.61 rating
Stay Frosty, a squad featuring a mix of NCS regulars from MDL and Advanced, claimed first place at the NCS Minor in Philadelphia yesterday, not dropping a single map in the process.
In the first matchup of the playoffs bracket, Stay Frosty faced off against Mock and the Rocks, a mix-team featuring players from Advanced and Main. Starting off on Stay Frosty’s map pick of Train, Mock and the Rocks put up a fierce opposition, taking Stay Frosty into double digits, however, Stay Frosty were able to claim map one 16-12. Moving onto Mirage, Stay Frosty would eventually win the series 19-17 after putting up eight rounds in a row on their T-side after losing their CT half 10-5.
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Mock and the Rocks
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|de_mirage||19 - 17||de_mirage|
On the other side of the bracket, Big Chillin would narrowly take the first map from x1 Mob 16-14, owing in part to a strong performance from Rossein "Conan-Kun" Choeng who netted a 1.75 rating on Mirage. After this x1 Mob would answer back by taking Inferno 16-12, however Big Chillin would advance to the finals after besting x1 Mob 16-7 on Dust2.
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|de_mirage||16 - 14||de_mirage|
|de_inferno||12 - 16||de_inferno|
|de_dust2||16 - 7||de_dust2|
In the finals, Stay Frosty faced off against Big Chillin, in a rematch of the Underwatch Boston NCS Minor. On Dust2, Stay Frosty left Big Chillin out in the cold, absolutely dominating the team to take the map 16-2. Following their loss on Dust2, Big Chillin failed to regroup, with Stay Frosty again putting up a dominant performance on Inferno winning the series and the event with a 16-8 finish.
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|de_dust2||16 - 2||de_dust2|
|de_inferno||16 - 8||de_inferno|
The top four teams of the NCS Minor Philadelphia were:
1. Stay Frosty (agM, PureR, stellar, tconnors, BASE) - $1,750
2. Big Chillin (chops, Conan-Kun, dvl, ultimax, squidah) -$750
3-4. Mock and the Rocks (mock, stomp, Kanpeki, timothy, heaty)
3-4. x1 Mob (sfX, Church, Hiki, Mala, aebr)
The full results can be seen here.