zNf topped the scoreboard in both Bo3's to push the squad through 2-0

Spacestation and Vireo.pro advance to WESG USA Regional Finals

The two teams join Gorilla Gang and Swole Patrol in Los Angeles.

With the online playoffs for WESG USA complete, Spacestation — who qualified after a tiebreaker game against Whatever It Takes — and Vireo.pro have emerged as the two teams who will join Gorilla Gang and Swole Patrol in Los Angeles. 

The two, poor unfortunate souls who didn't make it through the playoffs were iNTACT and Infamous, who played each other first in the bracket. 

iNTACT seemed unable to get the ball rolling without Alan "Shakezullah" Hardeman in the lineup, choosing to go with their coach Rich "Rich" Sylvestri throughout the tournament. This resulted in Infamous steam rolling the Advanced squad in a fast 2-0 (16-5 Train, 16-6 Inferno).

iNTACT
0 - 2
Infamous
All maps
iNTACT K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Michael 'Turismo' Haas 30 - 40 -10 87.4 55.8% 0.89
United States Rich 'Rich' Sylvestri 30 - 35 -5 63.7 62.8% 0.83
United States Christopher 'Swahn' Swahn 23 - 37 -14 65.4 60.5% 0.80
United States Ali 'optimus' Mashhour 19 - 31 -12 53.2 62.8% 0.76
United States Sam 'Noxio' Goodwin 13 - 36 -23 41.6 60.5% 0.49
Infamous K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Mike 'real_bM' Desanto 48 - 23 +25 97.0 88.4% 1.70
United States Blake 'Strings' Stringer 39 - 22 +17 90.4 81.4% 1.54
United States Brendan 'Bwills' Williams 32 - 20 +12 89.6 86.0% 1.35
United States Michael 'agM' Abood 31 - 25 +6 81.0 76.7% 1.20
United States Josh 'JoshRT' Lee 29 - 26 +3 72.9 69.8% 1.09

Following a tiebreaker match against WiT, Spacestation made their way into the bracket playing against Vireo.pro first. Due to David "DAVEY" Stafford being Canadian, Spacestation were only able to field one of their two new additions in Chad "oderus" Miller with ex-teammate Logan "Voltage" Long filling in for DAVEY. 

Under the circumstances, Voltage wasn't able to perform to his previous level like he had been in the MDL, and posted a -17 in the 2-0 loss (16-12 Mirage, 16-9 Cache).

Spacestation
0 - 2
Vireo.pro
All maps
Spacestation K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Chad 'Oderus' Miller 42 - 42 +0 80.0 67.9% 1.04
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince 33 - 38 -5 77.4 71.7% 1.01
United States Gage 'Infinite' Green 35 - 38 -3 68.8 58.5% 0.92
United States Ryan 'Snakes' Amann 33 - 42 -9 68.0 56.6% 0.86
United States Logan 'Voltage' Long 23 - 40 -17 53.1 66.0% 0.72
Vireo.pro K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Donovan 'zNf' Froid 54 - 35 +19 113.7 73.6% 1.60
United States Robert 'robby' Brown 49 - 31 +18 97.0 84.9% 1.49
United States Josh 'PwnAlone' Pigue 35 - 34 +1 65.6 71.7% 1.05
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemery 36 - 34 +2 70.8 69.8% 1.02
United States Brenden 'stellar' McGrath 26 - 32 -6 52.7 75.5% 0.94

The matchup that saw Vireo.pro advance to Santa Anita Park was a 2-0 series, this time taking on Infamous who were boasting the mercenary Thomas "Axed" Ryan in place of Mike "real_bM" Desanto.

With the teamless player, Infamous were able to replicate their success against iNTACT as they were able to keep it close on Mirage despite losing 19-17 in overtime, but ultimately fell short 16-8 on Inferno.

Vireo.pro
2 - 0
Infamous
All maps
Vireo.pro K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Donovan 'zNf' Froid 49 - 34 +15 96.2 73.3% 1.33
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemery 43 - 38 +5 79.8 78.3% 1.18
United States Josh 'PwnAlone' Pigue 42 - 34 +8 72.7 65.0% 1.11
United States Brenden 'stellar' McGrath 39 - 38 +1 77.2 71.7% 1.07
United States Robert 'robby' Brown 40 - 31 +9 68.2 73.3% 1.05
Infamous K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Tommy 'Axed' Ryan 39 - 40 -1 69.5 70.0% 1.04
United States Brendan 'Bwills' Williams 36 - 46 -10 72.0 68.3% 0.90
United States Blake 'Strings' Stringer 38 - 44 -6 66.3 66.7% 0.88
United States Josh 'JoshRT' Lee 32 - 41 -9 67.9 56.7% 0.87
United States Michael 'agM' Abood 30 - 43 -13 56.0 60.0% 0.76

In the elimination round, Spacestation saw themselves against iNTACT, and in exciting fashion, Ryan "Snakes" Amann had another impressive outing as he topped the scoreboard at 60 frags over 62 rounds, averaging 107.2 damage per round by the end of the series.

With both teams fielding stand-ins, the scorelines were tighter than expected. Spacestation just barely managed to edge out iNTACT on Nuke 19-16 in overtime after clawing back from a 7-15 deficit before oderus and co. put an end to the series with a 16-11 win on Overpass.

Spacestation
2 - 0
iNTACT
All maps
Spacestation K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Ryan 'Snakes' Amann 60 - 41 +19 107.2 74.2% 1.51
United States Logan 'Voltage' Long 38 - 34 +4 57.0 75.8% 1.11
United States Gage 'Infinite' Green 44 - 49 -5 74.3 75.8% 1.08
United States Chad 'Oderus' Miller 48 - 41 +7 78.0 66.1% 1.07
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince 41 - 44 -3 80.5 72.6% 1.03
iNTACT K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Christopher 'Swahn' Swahn 46 - 42 +4 70.7 69.4% 1.09
United States Michael 'Turismo' Haas 41 - 48 -7 92.1 64.5% 1.04
United States Ali 'optimus' Mashhour 39 - 40 -1 75.2 69.4% 1.03
United States Sam 'Noxio' Goodwin 44 - 52 -8 73.4 66.1% 0.96
United States Rich 'Rich' Sylvestri 38 - 49 -11 63.9 66.1% 0.80

The final duel saw yet another 2-0 series between Spacestation and Infamous, deciding who would be the squad that would make their mark in Los Angeles. With this final 2-0, not a single series went to all three maps today.

It appeared as if Spacestation became comfortable playing with Voltage once again, however the same could not be said for Infamous as the team struggled to fire on all cylinders with Axed.

Snakes and Gage "Infinite" Green took over on Cache, both dominating with 23 and 24 frags respectively in a 16-4 performance. Dust2 would begin to appear close as Spacestation lead just 8-7 at the half, but once they switched over to the T-side, they completely took over, finishing the map 16-8.

Spacestation
2 - 0
Infamous
All maps
Spacestation K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Ryan 'Snakes' Amann 45 - 20 +25 103.9 84.1% 1.68
United States Gage 'Infinite' Green 46 - 24 +22 100.0 86.4% 1.58
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince 40 - 22 +18 96.6 86.4% 1.54
United States Chad 'Oderus' Miller 35 - 28 +7 82.3 88.6% 1.41
United States Logan 'Voltage' Long 22 - 28 -6 56.8 81.8% 1.05
Infamous K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Tommy 'Axed' Ryan 26 - 37 -11 72.8 63.6% 0.88
United States Blake 'Strings' Stringer 32 - 38 -6 77.1 65.9% 0.86
United States Michael 'agM' Abood 22 - 37 -15 57.9 65.9% 0.71
United States Josh 'JoshRT' Lee 23 - 38 -15 62.1 52.3% 0.68
United States Brendan 'Bwills' Williams 18 - 38 -20 51.6 59.1% 0.59

With the final two teams decided, the teams attending the WESG USA Regional Finals will be:

United States Gorilla Gang United States Spacestation
United States Swole Patrol United States Vireo.pro

The four will be competing for a share of the $38,000 prize pool, as well as a single spot for a US-based team in WESG. The USA Regional Finals will be taking place from November 9th through November 11th, and all additional info can be found here.

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October 21, 2018 02:52PM
Joe
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October 21, 2018 06:25PM
DiSCO
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