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Whalers, Secret Club advance to second ESEA Autumn Cash Cup grand final
The two squads pushed past the qualified sides of RBG and Rebirth to ensure themselves a piece of the prize pool.
Written by: Nohte    November 2nd 2020 9:51 am    #ESEAAutumnCashCup2 #NewEnglandWhalers #SecretClub #RBG #Rebirth   

PwnAlone and company made short work of RBG

New England Whalers and Secret Club have claimed spots in the grand finals of the second ESEA Autumn Cash Cup, seeing to the elimination of RBG and Rebirth, respectively.

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Ben "ben1337" Smith's troops made short work of RBG in a two-map series, dealing the majority-Canadian side a loss with dominant scorelines on Inferno and Overpass. 10-5 halftime leads on both maps gave way to a swift finish for the Whalers as Brendan "Bwills" WIlliams led the charge with a 1.84 series rating to help his side claim victory.

ESEA Autumn Cash Cup 2 North America
Best of three maps
New England Whalers
2 - 0
RBG
de_inferno 16 - 6 de_inferno
de_overpass 16 - 5 de_overpass
de_mirage de_mirage

The series between Secret Club and Rebirth kicked off in decidedly different fashion, with Rebirth dominating the CT-side of Overpass with a 14-1 lead. A pistol win quickly put the team on match point, but Secret Club rallied back with ten rounds in a row before their comeback effort was finally put to a halt by Rebirth, who took the map 16-11.

The teams remained neck-and-neck as Rebirth's pick of Dust2 got underway, with Kevin "4pack" Przypasniak's side edging out a one-round lead at halftime. A pistol victory and subsequent round wins saw Rebirth move up to an 11-7 lead before Secret Club were able to respond, and respond they did as they only conceded one additional round en route to a 16-12 map win to even the series score.

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Train flipped the script as it was Secret Club who showed strong form, posting a 12-3 lead at the end of their offensive effort. Rebirth were able to mount their own comeback effort in the second half, fighting back to a 13-11 scoreline, but Secret Club stabilized to win three final rounds and edge out the series win with a 16-11 victory.

ESEA Autumn Cash Cup 2 North America
Best of three maps
Secret Club
2 - 1
Rebirth
de_overpass 11 - 16 de_overpass
de_dust2 16 - 12 de_dust2
de_train 16 - 11 de_train

New England Whalers and Secret Club are set to face off on an as yet to be determined date to decide which team will claim the lion's share of the $4,000 prize pool.

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#1 el_jack0
2020-11-02 14:36
Personally I thought rebirth might have came out on top with how they were in the IEM qual.

Great read. Thanks for the write up.
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