Hopefully RIKO will receive his prize money before his Denial money
AFKgg Gamer Lounge ran a tournament in San Jose, California on December 2nd and 3rd which featured $5,000 in prizes including NETGEAR products and $2,000 in cash. The tournament featured 22 teams and 6 groups. The top two teams of each group advanced to the playoffs which featured a best of one single elimination bracket.
The Entourage, headed by David "Xp3" Garrido and Emmalee "EMUHLEET" Garrido, took home the trophy after only dropping a single map to the other finalist during the group stage, Dragon Hunterz. In the grand final, Jeff "REZU" Ngo and Dylan "RIKO" Sabin-Arnce carried most of the weight, as the two put up big numbers. The first place prize was 5 keyboards valued at $150 each, 5 routers valued at $400 each, and $2,325 cash.
A mix containing players Samuel "SileNt" Portillo and Diane "di^" Tran also competed under the name Carpe Diem, but lost to Eina's Fan Club in the quarterfinals.
Here you can find the final standings:
1st . The Entourage (Xp3, EMUHLEET, mizoo, REZU, RIKO)
2nd. Dragon Hunterz (mr_tony, Gabir, battery, moopey, Aluminium)
3rd-4th. Eina's Fan Club (n3b, NEXGENEEZY, iigLu, Miichz, reaL)
3rd-4th. S Y R E (retro, ColeUP, TiNUP, Stix, Argoms)
5th-8th. Carpe Diem (pauLy, di^, BioticRain, SileNt, abE)
5th-8th. Over The Dream (KP, KYLE1, NickMG, PWNDe, Dsk)
5th-8th. Make CS Great Again (Yung Koala, harden, Cadenza, Jonesy, ReckMONSTER)
5th-8th. Bibby & the Boys (Bibby, yEETADEE, hunter, wonder, Katsu)