Bravado secures the ELUSIVE spot

Bravado secure final EPICENTER Closed Qualifier space

After missing out in the final of the third online qualifier, Bravado go one step further and secure themselves a slot in the upcoming closed qualifier.

The final EPICENTER Moscow 2018 open qualifier has concluded, and the final result sees the South Africans of Bravado who see themselves take the final place in the upcoming closed qualifier.

The semifinal and final of the fourth open qualifer were best-of-three affairs, apart from the semifinal between Fam143 and Bravado, with the former team forfeiting the game due to being unable to field a full team. 

This means the first, and only, game to be played in that round was the semifinal between iNTACT and LiviD, which were two fairly one-sided affairs. Overpass was up first, with Michael "Turismo" Haas leading the scores for his team with a 107.3 ADR, as they secured a 16-7 win on the map. Nuke came next with a 16-6 win, with Turismo taking a 2.32 rating on the map, after a dominant second half display.

iNTACT
2 - 0
LiViD
All maps
iNTACT K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Michael 'Turismo' Haas 53 - 25 +28 124.1 86.7% 1.92
United States Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman 35 - 20 +15 86.0 82.2% 1.42
United States Christopher 'Swahn' Swahn 32 - 20 +12 66.5 84.4% 1.25
United States Ali 'optimus' Mashhour 34 - 24 +10 75.8 73.3% 1.21
United States Sam 'Noxio' Goodwin 26 - 30 -4 59.6 73.3% 0.99
LiViD K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Canada Yannick 'KOLER' Blanchette 26 - 34 -8 70.0 62.2% 0.88
Canada Michael 'miLLe' St-Pierre 25 - 33 -8 66.2 60.0% 0.85
Canada Samuel 'smL' Bertrand 28 - 38 -10 75.8 64.4% 0.82
Canada Danny 'huynh' Huynh 26 - 39 -13 66.0 57.8% 0.75
Canada David 'J0LZ' Jolin 14 - 37 -23 37.2 53.3% 0.45

The final was then between iNTACT and Bravado, with the two teams fighting a close series. The American team took first blood, taking Nuke 16-11 after an extremely close first half display between the two teams. Inferno followed with another slog fest, with Bravado avoiding missing out on securing a closed qualifier spot after overturning a 10-5 half time deficit for a 16-13 win. The third and final map, Train, was a similar state of affairs for Bravado, with the South Africans yet again overturning a 10-5 first half deficit to claim a 16-12 win.

Bravado
2 - 1
iNTACT
All maps
Bravado K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek 72 - 60 +12 91.5 76.2% 1.19
Ruan 'ELUSIVE' van Wyk 52 - 50 +2 69.7 73.8% 1.04
Rhys 'Fadey' Armstrong 54 - 71 -17 85.8 67.9% 1.01
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou 52 - 55 -3 63.8 63.1% 0.89
Dimitri 'Detrony' Hadjipaschali 48 - 61 -13 59.5 61.9% 0.85
iNTACT K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Christopher 'Swahn' Swahn 65 - 46 +19 75.5 69.0% 1.23
United States Michael 'Turismo' Haas 69 - 70 -1 98.7 70.2% 1.21
United States Sam 'Noxio' Goodwin 54 - 54 +0 69.8 70.2% 1.03
United States Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman 55 - 51 +4 65.5 69.0% 0.99
United States Ali 'optimus' Mashhour 54 - 57 -3 67.5 71.4% 0.91

The invites for the closed qualifier are still to be announced, but we can assume NRG are on of the invited teams due to them confirming the use of Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert as stand-in for the closed qualifier. As such, the teams are as follows.

United States BlackOut Brazil FURIA
United States Swole Patrol Bravado
United States NRG  Invite

The dates for the EPICENTER Moscow 2018 North America closed qualifiers are still to be announced, however they would appear to clash with the New Challengers stage of the FACEIT London Major.

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September 4, 2018 07:06PM
Joe
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