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Orgless and Yeah headline final ESL One Rio qualifier semifinals
Big Frames and Recon 5 have difficult matches ahead of them as they try to claim the last two Closed Qualifier spots.
Written by: Mnmzzz    February 13th 2020 5:56 pm    #ESLOneRio2020 #BigFrames #Orgless #Yeah #Recon5 #Supremacy #PolarAce #ETHEREAL #Recon5 #Oceanus #Brazen #Orgless #NewEnglandWhalers #Can'tWinAnything #Asuna'sAnimeAimers  

FNS' new lineup will attempt to notch another achievement tonight against Big Frames

The fourth and final qualifier for the ESL One Rio North  America Closed Qualifier has reached the semifinals, seeing 53 teams reduced to just four.

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The first two rounds of the qualifier concluded without any notable upsets, with Supremacy facing an early elimination at the hands of Brazen.

Moving into the third round, number one seed Polar Ace managed to claim a 16-6 win over fellow Advanced side ETHEREAL while Recon 5 also managed to claim a 16-8 win over Oceanus.

Further down the bracket Brazen claimed their second South American casualty of the bracket, narrowly pulling off a 16-14 win on Dust2 over Infinity.

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Orgless also managed to send New England Whalers packing with a 16-13 win on Nuke while Asuna's Anime Aimers rounded out the fourth round by besting Can't Win Anything 16-13 on Mirage.

The final round of play yesterday started off with Brazen forfeiting to Yeah, giving the Brazilian squad a free pass into the semifinals.

With the forfeit out of the way, Recon 5 started off the quarterfinals proper by taking down Polar Ace 16-11,  while Orgless dominated Faint 16-5.

Americas Minor North America Open Qualifier 4 - ESL One Rio 2020
Best of one map
Recon 5
16 - 11
Polar Ace
de_dust2 16 - 11 de_dust2

Americas Minor North America Open Qualifier 4 - ESL One Rio 2020
Best of one map
16 - 5
de_train 16 - 5 de_train

In the final match of the night, Big Frames secured a 16-10 upset win against Asuna's Anime Aimers thanks in part to a strong performance from Andy "devastation" Parr.

Americas Minor North America Open Qualifier 4 - ESL One Rio 2020
Best of one map
Big Frames
16 - 10
Asuna's Anime Aimers
de_dust2 16 - 10 de_dust2

With only four teams left, today's matches are:

us Big Frames vs. ca Orgless 6 PM EST
br Yeah vs. us Recon 5 9 PM EST

Big Frames versus Orgless is set to begin in short order while Yeah will be taking on Recon 5 later tonight. The winners of these two series will join the other fourteen teams in the ESL One Rio 2020 Closed Qualifier, which is set to begin on March 6th.

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