Michael "agM" Abood's Third Impact have emerged victorious from the Main division of WINNERS League Season 3, earning themselves a spot in Invite for Season 4 as well as a $2,500 payday.
Third Impact entered the Main playoffs bracket as the fourth seed, a result of having lost one match during the regular round-robin season to Infinity — who, in turn, earned the top seed having gone undefeated in Group A.
While Third Impact's round of 16 victory over ZR0 was a clear cut 2-0, their quarterfinal bout against Finch proved to be more competitive as Kyle "Wolffe" Greenfield's side managed to push Third Impact to double digit rounds on both maps, although they ultimately conceded the series. Third Impact then claimed revenge against Infinity, securing a 2-1 victory over the Colombian roster to earn a place in the grand finals.
There, they were met by RBG, who had pushed past Who, Season 31 Open Champs, and the newly promoted MDL side of Recon 5 to earn their own spot in the grand final.
An 11-4 halftime lead for agM's troops on Overpass gave the team the room they needed to secure a map one victory 16-10, moving the series on to Nuke. RBG proved to be a tougher opponent on the second map, with the two teams remaining deadlocked at 8-7 by halftime; however, Third Impact stabilized in the second half, managing to barely edge out the win 16-14 to secure the series victory 2-0.
Shortly after Third Impact closed out the series over RBG, William "Switchy" Locher took to Twitter to announce that he had joined the team as a coach. Switchy previously worked with Alazarian Crimsons during Season 32, with the team narrowly missing out on playoffs with a 10-6 record, and is also the captain of Penn State's collegiate CS:GO team.
After that 2-0 @WinnersLeagueGG grand finals win I'm proud to announce that I've joined @ThirdImpactGG 's CSGO team as the coach. Here's to a solid season from the boys@DouglasRattman @tconnorscs @AgM_cs @Danejoris #PrepareForImpact— william (@will_locher) January 21, 2020
The standings for the top eight teams from WINNERS League Season 3 Main are:
1. Third Impact (agM, tconnors, DaneJoris, JoJo, Douglas) - $2,500 + Invite Season 4
2. RBG (gmanchew, HexT, pwny, walco, wiz) - $1,200
3-4. Recon 5 (Kanpeki, Asuna, castro, contii, BRIISK) - $700
3-4. Infinity (sam_A, daveys, cruzN, spamzzy, malbsMd) - $700
5-8. TYLOO Academy (Slugy, KoalaNoob, RunnerPS, legacyxc, F1ukie) - $250
5-8. Finch (GunWounds, Plushii, Wolffe, Rough-, CLASIA) - $250
5-8. S31 Open Champs (fenoM, Timmy-1UP, LiFeCrusheR, RELLIKOER, Hashy) - $250
5-8. Brazen (Bunny, ara, ChurmZ, Reagan, figment) - $250
The Invite division of WINNERS League Season 3 has four teams left standing, with the first semifinal between Swole Patrol and Singularity set to take place tomorrow at 8 PM EDT.