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Sextet of teams punch tickets to IEM Season XVI: Fall 2021
Only Strife and RBG finished on the outside looking in.
Written by: theroadtodrwaldo    September 21st 2021 12:56 pm    #IEMFall #BadNewsBears #ATK #paiN #RBG #oNe #Triumph #GODSENT #Strife #junior #malbsMd #TACO #felps #dumau #SLIGHT #motm #mindtr6cks  

junior's AWP popped off with 37 kills to power the Bad News Bears to IEM Season XVI: Fall 2021

The dust has settled and another Closed Qualifier has concluded, this one for IEM Season XVI: Fall 2021. Bad News Bears, paiN, GODSENT, oNe, ATK, and Triumph will all attend the main event, while just RBG and Strife were eliminated from contention this past weekend.

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Paytyn "junior" Johnson. +39 KD in two maps. Enough said, he's a bad bad bear.

IEM Fall 2021 North America Closed Qualifier
Best of three maps
Bad News Bears
2 - 0
ATK
de_nuke 16 - 10 de_nuke
de_inferno 16 - 12 de_inferno
de_mirage de_mirage

RBG snatched a convincing 10-5 lead in the opening half of play but squandered it by only managing to tally two defensive victories on Inferno. Conversely, paiN seized a 12-3 lead on Nuke and closed the squeaky door on both the map and the series to punch their ticket to the main event.

IEM Fall 2021 North America Closed Qualifier
Best of three maps
paiN
2 - 0
RBG
de_inferno 16 - 12 de_inferno
de_nuke 16 - 7 de_nuke
de_vertigo de_vertigo

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Three of Triumph's five players had a KD of -10 or worse in the series as oNe turned a strong map one win into a clean 2-0 series sweep. Mario "malbsMd" Samayoa popped off with 55 kills in two maps to secure his Brazilian compatriots the win.

IEM Fall 2021 North America Closed Qualifier
Best of three maps
TeamOne
2 - 0
Triumph
de_inferno 16 - 7 de_inferno
de_mirage 16 - 10 de_mirage
de_overpass de_overpass

The trio of Epitacio "TACO" de Melo, João "felps" Vasconcellos, and Eduardo "dumau" Wolkmer all finished with more than forty frags in their match against Strife to send the upstart organization down to the lower bracket. Keller "SLIGHT" Nilan led his side with 37 kills in the loss, the only player on his team to surpass the 30 frag mark.

IEM Fall 2021 North America Closed Qualifier
Best of three maps
GODSENT
2 - 0
Strife
de_nuke 16 - 11 de_nuke
de_vertigo 16 - 8 de_vertigo
de_mirage de_mirage

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Despite being lit up on the scoreboard with regard to frags ATK utilized strong T-sides in the second half of both Vertigo and Mirage to climb out of the lower bracket and into the main event. Ian "motm" Hardy finished with a server-best 1.37 rating in the rubber match.

IEM Fall 2021 North America Closed Qualifier
Best of three maps
ATK
2 - 1
RBG
de_vertigo 16 - 13 de_vertigo
de_nuke 6 - 16 de_nuke
de_mirage 16 - 12 de_mirage

Strife had to utilize their coach, Ažbe "mindtr6cks" Frlan, on map one and I don't think we need to say any more than "16-0" when it comes to map two. Triumph punched their ticket in convincing fashion.

IEM Fall 2021 North America Closed Qualifier
Best of three maps
Triumph
2 - 0
Strife
de_nuke 16 - 8 de_nuke
de_overpass 16 - 0 de_overpass
de_vertigo de_vertigo

The teams that will be participating in IEM Season XVI: Fall 2021 are:

au EXTREMUM us Liquid
br FURIA us Evil Geniuses
br 00Nation nam Extra Salt
us Bad News Bears br paiN
br oNe br GODSENT
za ATK us Triumph

The event will begin on October 5th and will crown a champion on October 10th.

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