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Quartet of Premier teams through to ESEA Summer Cash Cup 3 semis
Party Astronauts, Bad News Bears, Triumph, and RBG all have their eyes on some travel support for Fragadelphia 15.
Written by: tolkienfanatic    July 25th 2021 12:23 pm    #ESEA #ESEASummerCashCup3 #ESEAPS38 #Fragadelphia15 #PartyAstronauts #RBG #Triumph #BadNewsBears #tarik #Jonji #Mythic #GeT_RiGhT #Recon5 #Triton #ThirdImpact #SalutLA  

tarik and ptr last played an official together over six years ago

The first day of ESEA Summer Cash Cup 3 played out yesterday, seeing 63 teams compete for $2,000 worth of travel support to Fragadelphia 15. In a slight change from ESEA's standard Cash Cup format, there were no invited teams this time around, meaning each side has to traverse the entire bracket for a shot at the prize.

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Erik "fl0m" Flom and Mythic, who were set to play with Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund, almost didn't get off of the starting blocks, as they forgot to check in.

Fortunately, they were able to get their oversight corrected.

The first round of play transpired as would be expected, but two recently-promoted Premier sides exited the event in the second round. Eros (formerly Villainous), found themselves on the wrong side of a 16-12 loss to Cohesive Concepts on Nuke, with stand-in "Jersey" nearly dropping 30 frags for the Advanced squad.

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Verum also suffered a 16-12 defeat on Nuke at the hands of SalutLA, a French Canadian mix most notably featuring David "J0LZ" Jolin, in his first action since being suspended by ESEA.

The third round of play saw Mythic's run come to an end at the hands of Triton, a 16-7 drubbing on Vertigo. GeT_RiGhT top-fragged for Mythic in the loss. Triumph were forced to overtime on Dust2 by Project Freelancer, featuring Aidan "Feral" Wood and Matthew "tatm" Munro, but buckled down once there and escaped with a 19-15 victory. tatm went 35-26 on the map, and then later in the day found himself back with ex-UYU.

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In the fourth round of play, and the final one that occurred yesterday, Triumph and Party Astronauts took 16-9 victories on Mirage against SalutLA and Third Impact, respectively. RBG had a bit of an easier time handling Recon 5, with the latter team fielding Kevin "consti" Yi as their fifth player.

The most competitive map of the round was the one between Bad News Bears and Triton, with the newly-minted Premier side holding Michael "Swisher" Schmid and co. to a slim 8-7 lead at the end of the first half, and then forcing overtime with a matching 8-7 CT-side. The Bears were not to be denied forward progress, however, and ultimately emerged victorious 19-17.

ESEA Summer 2021 Cash Cup 3 North America
Best of one map
Bad News Bears
19 - 17
Triton
de_dust2 19 - 17 de_dust2

The next matchups of ESEA Summer Cash Cup 3 will be:

us Party Astronauts vs. us RBG
us Triumph vs. us Bad News Bears

The semifinals will kick off today at 4PM EDT, with the grand final to follow.

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