s0m and co. are headed to the Closed Qualifier for ESL One New York
The second ESL One New York open qualifier has concluded, granting Envy and oNe spots in the Closed Qualifier alongside Lazarus and eUnited.
oNe were the first to secure their spot with a 2-1 victory over New Identity. Although the Brazilians opened up the series with a 5-1 lead on the CT-side of Inferno, they quickly found themselves on the back foot as just one more round on the defensive side went their way for a 9-6 lead in New Identity's favor. The second half also bore little fruit for oNe, with the team managing just two rounds at the start before Will "dazzLe" Loafman and Collin "wrath" McSweegan closed out the map with a 16-8 victory.
The series seemed set for a swift victory for wrath and co. as New Identity put up a stellar defense on Train, granting oNe just a single round out of the opening ten for a 9-1 lead. oNe were able to claw back three additional rounds as the half drew to a close, managing to add another trio off the back of a pistol victory in the second half. Another two rounds went to New Identity as they remained ahead at 13-7, but a solid comeback effort and an even better defense allowed for oNe to run up nine rounds straight to close out their own map pick 16-13.
The script was flipped on the deciding map of Nuke, with oNe mustering a 10-1 lead on the T-side before New Identity added a second round to the board. oNe were able to mirror New Identity's scoreline from Train as they ended the half up 11-4, with New Identity managing only one final round before oNe closed out the series with a 16-5 win on Nuke.
|1 - 2||
|de_inferno||16 - 8||de_inferno|
|de_train||13 - 16||de_train|
|de_nuke||5 - 16||de_nuke|
A similar scenario unfolded in Envy's matchup against Kyle "OCEAN" O'Brien's absolute mad lads, with Envy only mustering three CT-side rounds in a row on the opening map of Overpass to trail 3-12 at the half. A comeback effort for Envy was cut short by Zander "FIEND" Bates, who ended the map with 31 frags to narrowly edge out the map 16-13 for his team.
Envy were quick to answer back on their own pick of Nuke, although OCEAN and co. did take the lead at the onset of the map for a 3-1 scoreline. The lead proved to be of little concern to Envy, with Noah "Nifty' Francis helping to power his side to a 10-5 T-side half to pull ahead. absolute mad lads narrowed the deficit with two rounds at the start of the second half, but those were the only T-side rounds that they found as Envy closed out their own pick 16-7 to advance the series to the deciding map of Train.
Envy encountered little resistance on the third and final map, mustering a 12-3 lead at the end of their CT-side. A pistol round victory in the second half allowed for OCEAN's side to prolong the map for two rounds, but Envy remained resilient to close out the map 16-5 and take home the series victory.
|2 - 1||
absolute mad lads
|de_overpass||13 - 16||de_overpass|
|de_nuke||16 - 7||de_nuke|
|de_train||16 - 5||de_train|
With the second open qualifier now over, the team list for the ESL One New York 2019 Closed Qualifier looks as follows:
The ESL One New York Closed Qualifier is set to play out on June 27th, with the single-elimination best-of-three bracket awarding a single team with a spot at the $200,000 event.