Nurfed returns to MDL
The second round of the MDL Season 31 Relegation tournament has come to an end, seeing two teams through to Season 32 and an additional two relegated down to Advanced.
The two lower bracket matches were the first to conclude, with Bushido Boyz sending heX packing in two one-sided maps. Twelve rounds on the CT-side of Mirage allowed for Christopher "Swahn" Swahn's side to close out their opponent's map pick 16-3, with heX managing only seven rounds on the CT-side of Overpass before the series was closed out with a 16-10 win.
|0 - 2||
|de_mirage||3 - 16||de_mirage|
|de_overpass||10 - 16||de_overpass|
A similar scenario unfolded as Just Swing made short work of Prospects, initially grabbing a 9-6 scoreline on Dust2 before giving up just three rounds in the second half to take the map 16-9. Prospects fared no better on their own pick of Inferno, with Just Swing dominating on the defensive side to close out the series with a 16-2 victory.
|2 - 0||
|de_dust2||16 - 9||de_dust2|
|de_inferno||16 - 2||de_inferno|
Mythic continue to hold on to their title as the gatekeepers of MDL as they were the first team to re-qualify for Season 32, defeating Kyle "OCEAN" O'Brien's absolute mad lads in a two-map series. Despite starting Nuke down 1-5 on the defense, Erik "fl0m" Flom and company managed to recover the first half to take the lead at 9-6 as they swapped sides.
A back-and-forth brawl in the second half saw neither team manage to string together more than a handful of rounds. A strong performance by fl0m allowed for Mythic to edge out their opponent's map pick 16-14, with fl0m putting up 31 frags to help take the map over the line for his side.
The second map of the series was a far more clear-cut affair as Mythic took a 10-5 lead at the end of their defensive half of Mirage. Three additional rounds following a pistol win in the second half put Mythic in touching distance of a map victory, which they took no time in seizing as they closed out the series with a 16-8 win.
|2 - 0||
absolute mad lads
|de_nuke||16 - 14||de_nuke|
|de_mirage||16 - 8||de_mirage|
The most dominant result of the night saw Jimmy "Nurfed" McFadden's Big Frames claim victory over Thunder Logic with two stellar opening halves on Mirage and Overpass. A 10-5 offensive half on Mirage allowed for a swift 16-10 victory to open the series, while an impenetrable defense on Overpass saw Nurfed's side rack up 13 rounds before they closed out the map 16-7 to earn their spot in MDL Season 32.
|0 - 2||
|de_mirage||10 - 16||de_mirage|
|de_overpass||7 - 16||de_overpass|
With Mythic and Big Frames having secured their spots in MDL for the upcoming season, just two spots from the Relegation tournament remain. They will be awarded to the winners of tonight's matchups, while the losers will be sent down to Advanced.
The matchups for tonight will kick off at 9:30 PM EDT, and look as follows:
|absolute mad lads||vs. Just Swing|
|Thunder Logic||vs. Bushido Boyz|
Sayonara, who was inactive for a year, came in to play bc no roster adds left. Same with vberg, who doesn't play this game.— Josh (@JoshRTz) July 20, 2019
I think i have to call it. GGs to whoever we played this season
Despite all the signs to just kill the roster, i never like to give up but all conditions point to us losing. Trust me i tried...— Josh (@JoshRTz) July 20, 2019