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Third Impact win Fragadelphia 15: Denver over Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies
With Denver wrapped up, there is only one more event to go before the main event kicks off.
Written by: Mnmzzz    August 24th 2021 2:21 pm    #Fragadelphia #Fragadelphia15 #FragadelphiaDenver #ThirdImpact #FireBreathingRubberDuckies #SpongeBobPopsicles #CLGRed #CohesioNConcepts #InfinityGauntlet #TouchPoint   

The penultimate Fragadelphia side event leading up to Fragadelphia 15 has come to a close, with Third Impact winning the event over Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies, a mixteam notably featuring Drew "Drewtheshrew" Lamb, Austin "try" Cox, and Eddie "hydrik" Olsen.

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Featuring the strongest turnout of the "mini" Fragadelphia's thus far, twenty three teams, the format for Fragadelphia 15: Denver saw three teams from each group advance into playoffs, with the winner of each respective group receiving a bye into the quarterfinals.

Group A was won by a majority-Venezuelan mixteam led by Victor "vtR" Santana after they bested Third Impact 16-13 in a surprise upset to claim a 4-0 record. The remaining two teams to make it into playoffs were Third Impact with a 3-1 record and Towel Tyrants with a 2-2 record.

Group B was topped by Fragadelphia 15: St. Louis winners Infinity Gauntlet with a 5-0 record, while CLG Red and Globo Gym Purple Cobras also advanced with 3-1-1 records.

Over in Group C, a mixteam playing as CohesioN Concepts won the group with a 5-0 record. This team notably featured Kyle "Just2EZ" Tan and McKinley "Cyrix" Hollison from ONET4P alongside Collin "CoJoMo" Moren from Davenport Panthers. The other two teams to advance were St. Louis Runner-up TouchPoint and Resurgence.

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The final group, Group D, was won by Max "SolGoat" Wallace's SpongeBob Popsicles with a 5-0 record while Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies and Goofy Goober trailed with 4-1 and 3-2 records, respectively.

In the first round of playoffs, the majority of matches went as expected, with the largest surprises seeing Resurgence take CLG Red to a third map before falling 2-1 and Goofy Goober taking Third Impact to overtime before dropping the series 2-0.

Continuing on into the quarterfinals, CLG Red were bested by Freestyle in a one-sided 2-0 series, Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies claimed a competitive 2-0 victory over CohesioN Concepts, Third Impact narrowly bested Infinity Gauntlet to deny Keller "SLIGHT" Nilan a potential third event win a row, and SpongeBob Popsicles claimed a 2-1 win over TouchPoint to narrow the field to four teams.

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With four teams left the running, Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies made their way into the finals after taking down Freestyle 16-5 on Overpass before claiming a more labored 16-14 win on Inferno. The other semi-final bracket series saw SpongeBob Popsicles strike the first blow with a 16-12 win on Ancient before Third Impact battled back to claim two back-to-back 16-12 wins on Overpass and Mirage. 

The opening series of the grand finals ended up being a blowout for Third Impact as they demolished Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies 16-1 on Vertigo. Fortunately for them, they managed to give a better appraisal of themselves on Inferno as they forced Third Impact into overtime. Unfortunately, despite this effort they were unable to force a third map in overtime as Third Impact mopped up to win Inferno 19-15 and take first place in the event.

The third place match ended up seeing Freestyle best SpongeBob Popsicles 2-0 to claim an extra $250.

The final results for Fragadelphia 15: Denver are:

1. us Third Impact (DaneJoris, insane, grape, brett, walker) - $1,000 + $2,000 travel support + Fragadelphia 15
2. us Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies (Drewtheshrew, try, Mark_25, Andrew, hydrik) - $500 + Fragadelphia 15
3. ve Freestyle (K4mr0, Mexican, nooz, Kezz, vtR) - $500
4. us SpongeBob Popsicles (SolGoat, Florence, Subarashii, JoJo, Slugy) - $250

Full results can be viewed here.

The final "Road to Fragadelphia" event will take place this weekend in Oceanside, California from August 28th-29th.

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