New Identity and Relyks didn't even have to play the last match of the qualifier
Yesterday's third ESEA Proving Grounds qualifier saw New Identity and "Mode" (formerly and briefly known as imperial) qualify for the main event.
The first two rounds of the qualifier concluded quickly with most of the favorites going forward in the bracket. The third round, however, saw Bushido Boyz being eliminated by the Advanced side of Mode led by Alex "Obs1dian" Conrad. In the Round of 16 a Party Astronauts formulation featuring Rahul "curry" Nemani and Malick "dangle" Abid were knocked out by ESEA Main team High-Velocity, who beat them 16-14 on Mirage.
Bath Water Bandits and Mode won their quarterfinal matches against High-Velocity and the Drove Here From Cali mix, respectively. The other two matches were more interesting as New Identity narrowly beat ex-heX 16-13 on Dust2, and Kansas City Pioneers went to all thirty rounds before edging out InFinity 16-14 on Nuke.
The first semifinal saw another close game between Mode and Bath Water Bandits with the former securing the win on Inferno. The second semi saw Kansas City Pioneers fall short to New Identity, as they were only able to garner nine rounds on Mirage.
Just as in the second qualifier, the final match of the qualifier was not played, as Mode forfeit the game and left the fifth seed to New Identity.
With the conclusion of the third qualifier, the team list looks like this:
|Qualifier #4||Qualifier #4|
There is still one qualifier and two spots remaining in the main event, with sign-up information available on the Dust2.us Calendar.
Made it into proving grounds, GG's to all the teams we played! CS is fun.— Alex (@Obs1dianCSGO) August 5, 2019