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Yeah and GGPR advance to S35 Advanced Upper bracket final
Despite a hiccup against GSG9, Yeah have continued their advance through the upper bracket.
Written by: Mnmzzz    November 19th 2020 7:18 pm     #ESEAAS35 #Yeah #GGPR #GSG9 #SKDC #ex-ThunderLogic #MorningLight #Revenant #HeartnSoul #Vaniity #Veloz #CounterNature #Rise  

dumau rose to the occasion in a hard fought victory over GSG9

The ESEA Advanced Season 35 playoffs upper bracket semi-finals have concluded, seeing Yeah and GGPR claim hard fought victories to set up a confrontation in the upper bracket final. Meanwhile in the lower bracket, Rise and ex-Thunder Logic have battled through a number of matches to face SKDC and GSG9, respectively,  in the lower bracket semi-finals.

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Starting with the upper bracket matches, Yeah began their series against GSG9 firmly in the lead as they crushed GSG9 16-3 on their map pick of Dust2. Moving on to Overpass, GSG9 quickly positioned themselves to get revenge and force a third map as they won the first eight rounds in a row on their CT-side before taking the map 16-6. With the series tied up, Yeah started Inferno with a modest lead as Eduardo "dumau" Wolkmer helped push his team to a 9-6 CT-side.

After switching sides, Yeah were ready to close out the series as they quickly climbed up to a 15-8 lead before GSG9 rallied and held their Brazilian opponents at bay long enough to force Inferno into overtime. In overtime, Yeah finally found their footing, winning the first round on their T-side before taking the map 19-16.

ESEA Advanced Season 35 North America
Best of three maps
Yeah
2 - 1
GSG9
de_dust2 16 - 3 de_dust2
de_overpass 6 - 16 de_overpass
de_inferno 19 - 16 de_inferno

The second upper bracket series went the distance as GGPR took down SKDC 2-1 in an 85 round extended series. Starting on Train, SKDC managed to strike the first blow as Dylan "Hiki" O'Kane helped his team to a 16-14 win thanks to a strong CT-side. Moving on to Dust2, GGPR returned fire, answering back with a 16-13 win after coming back from a 5-10 deficit. On Inferno, after conceding their CT-side 7-8, GGPR took control of the map, only conceding two more rounds before sending Kyle "OCEAN" O'Brien and co. to the lower bracket.

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Looking towards the lower bracket, Counter Nature and Morning Light were handed uneventful ends to their seasons as they were eliminated 2-0 by ex-Thunder Logic and Rise, respectively. Meanwhile, Heart n Soul and Veloz fared slightly better, taking a map off of Revenant and Vaniity, respectively, before exiting playoffs in 9-12th place.

In lower bracket round three, ex-Thunder Logic continued to plow through their opposition, securing a quick 2-0 over Revenant following a 16-9 win on Dust2 and a 16-8 win on Nuke. During the series, Brian "Brian2K" Ladron De Guevara was especially effective, notching a 1.43 rating.

ESEA Advanced Season 35 North America
Best of three maps
ex-Thunder Logic
2 - 0
Revenant
de_dust2 16 - 9 de_dust2
de_nuke 16 - 8 de_nuke
de_inferno de_inferno

The other lower bracket round three match was equally one-sided as Rise crushed Vaniity 16-8 on Overpass and 16-9 on Train. The number two seed have been on a tear through the lower bracket after being sent there in round one following an upset loss to ex-Thunder Logic.

ESEA Advanced Season 35 North America
Best of three maps
Vaniity
0 - 2
Rise
de_overpass 8 - 16 de_overpass
de_train 9 - 16 de_train
de_mirage de_mirage

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The upper bracket final will be:

Matchup Date Time
br Yeah vs. us GGPR Nov. 23rd 9:30PM EST

Meanwhile, the two lower bracket semi-final matches are set to take place tonight with the following matchups:

Matchup Date Time
us GSG9 vs. us ex-Thunder Logic Nov. 19th 9:30PM EST
us SKDC  vs. us Rise Nov. 19th 9:30PM EST

The full bracket can be found here.

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