Strife claim Fragadelphia 16 victory
12:20AM Strife win first LAN together at Frag 16 finals versus Apeks Rebels
Strife defeats Apeks Rebels 2-0 to win Fragadelphia 16, defending their home turf against the Norwegian lineup. Mirage was neck-and-neck through the first half, ending 8-7 in favor of Apeks Rebels. When Strife got to the CT side, it proved too much for the Rebels. Strife won nine of ten on defense to claim Strife's map pick 16-9. Strife continued their sound defensive efforts on Apeks Rebels map pick of Inferno, winning 10-5 in the first half. Things were tighter in the second half, but Strife was able to string five out of the last six rounds together to win Inferno 16-12 to close the series 2-0 and claim first-place at Fragadelphia 16.
|Strife||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Paul 'aris' Wilson||44 - 31||+13||89.0||81.1%||1.37|
|Keller 'SLIGHT' Nilan||49 - 32||+17||84.0||77.4%||1.36|
|Bobby 'stamina' Eitrem||36 - 32||+4||77.8||71.7%||1.17|
|David 'J0LZ' Jolin||36 - 31||+5||71.7||73.6%||1.15|
|Danny 'cxzi' Strzelczyk||32 - 41||-9||72.0||66.0%||0.93|
|Apeks Rebels||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Tobias 'shyyne' Sæther||39 - 34||+5||80.3||64.2%||1.06|
|Preben 'Trax' Martinsen||35 - 41||-6||75.3||81.1%||1.04|
|Steffen 'SLY' Amundsen||33 - 41||-8||65.5||66.0%||0.83|
|Even 'H0land' Holand||32 - 38||-6||64.0||58.5%||0.82|
|Ådne 'sense' Fredriksen||27 - 43||-16||64.2||62.3%||0.79|
11:10PM Strife take their map pick versus Apeks Rebels!
The first half remained close with the Norwegian side taking a slight 8-7 lead coming into their T-side. However, a stalwart defense spearheaded by Keller "SLIGHT" Nilan proved formidable as the Americans took round after round culminating in a 16-9 success story. The Rebels have rarely been shocked like this before on North American soil, so it remains to be seen whether they can bounce back from this early setback and seize the reverse sweep to claim the grand prize.
Apeks Rebels vs Strife 0-1 (9-16 Mirage, Inferno, Overpass)
09:35PM Strife defeat Team oNe on map 3, Apeks Rebels 2-0 ATK to set finals matchup
Strife fought back against the Brazilians on Mirage, winning in a reverse sweet after a disastrous 2-16 loss on the first map, their own pick of Nuke. They started incredibly strong with a 12-3 CT-side, and while it took them a bit to rev up their T-side, the Americans eventually got it done, taking the map 16-10. With that win, Strife win the best of three and advance to the finals where they will face Apeks Rebels, who just defeated ATK in the other semifinal matchup of the day.
After winning ATK's own pick of Overpass, the Norwegians took the international lineup to their home turf of Nuke. The Rebels started strong and kept their form up throughout the map. Although ATK fought back trading blow for blow, Apeks Rebels' strong start secured the map and series victory. To note specifically, Steffen "SLY" Amundsen and Even "H0land" Holand finished the map in lockstep, both achieving 26 kills and over 100 ADR. They now play Strife in the finals of Fragadelphia 16 to see who will come away with the $24,000 first-place prize (and bragging rights, of course).
Team oNe vs Strife 1-2 (16-2 Nuke, 9-16 Overpass, 10-16 Mirage)
Apeks Rebels vs ATK 2-0 (16-11 Overpass, 16-10 Nuke,
On another note, Kinship surpassed the competition to win the losers consolation tournament, or "The Big L" at Fragadelphia. They beat the squad of InControl to claim the $1,000 prize.
Editors note: If the tournament is called "The Big L" and InControl lost, wouldn't they be the "biggest loser"? Or am I reading too much into this? Whatever, I don't have time to think about this, Apeks Rebels vs Strife is starting soon.
InControl vs Kinship 0-2 (9-16 Nuke, 14-16 Vertigo,
08:45PM Strife brings Team oNe to decider map; Apeks Rebels take 1-0 lead over ATK
Strife came back with force following a 2-16 stomping on their map pick of Nuke against Team oNe with a dominant performance of their own. After going down 0-3 to start Overpass, Strife overran Team oNe, winning eleven of the next twelve rounds to secure an 11-4 half on the CT-side. The second half was much tighter, as the two teams would exchange a series of round win streaks before Strife closed the map out 16-9. The two teams will collide on the decider map of Mirage in one more showdown to decide the first finalist at Frag 16.
After a back-and-forth brawl, Apeks Rebels stood tall on ATK's Overpass pick. The first half could not have been any closer, with Apeks Rebels up 8-7 heading into the side switch. Although things were initially looking good for Apeks Rebels to close it out after winning pistol, ATK would not go down without a fight. They were able to bring it back to 10-10 before the duo of Steffen "SLY" Amundsen and Even "H0land" Holand took over for the Norwegian squad. Now up 1-0, Apeks Rebels will look to close it out on their map pick of Nuke to secure a position at the Frag 16 finals.
Team oNe vs Strife (16-2 Nuke, 9-16 Overpass, Mirage)
Apeks Rebels 16-11 ATK (16-11 Overpass, Nuke, Inferno)
07:40PM Team oNe dominate Strife on Nuke
Strife had no answers for Team oNe as the Brazilian lineup walked all over Strife on their map pick of Nuke. Alencar "trk" Rossato was unstoppable during for team's near-perfect 15-1 CT half. He closed the first half out with an otherworldly 26-4 K/D before finishing the map 28-6. The whole Team oNe lineup saw a positive scoreline as the team enters map two of Overpass with a 1-0 lead. One more map victory will earn Team oNe the first seat in the Frag 16 finals.
Team oNe 16-2 Strife (Nuke)
Apeks Rebels vs ATK (Overpass, Nuke, & Inferno)
06:30PM InControl & Kinship win "Big L" semifinals match; set to face in finals
InControl and Kinship are just two map wins away from earning first place in Fragadelphia's "Big L" tournament and taking home $1,000. Both teams are riding high momentum heading into the final after securing 2-0 victories in their respective matches.
InControl vs Monkey Business 2-0 (16-8 Inferno, 16-7 Nuke)
Kinship vs New Threat 2-0 (16-11 Nuke, 16-10 Vertigo)
The "Big L" finals match is set to begin soon:
InControl vs Kinship (Nuke, Vertigo, & Ancient)
06:10PM ATK send Gaimin Gladiators packing 2-0 to claim final semifinal spot
ATK secure the fourth and final semifinal spot after winning Gaimin Gladiators' map pick of Mirage 16-11 to close the series 2-0. The duo of Jonathan "b0denmaster" Bodenmalm and Rhys "Fadey" Armstrong was huge for ATK's series success, with the two leading the server in performance for the two maps.
ATK 16-11 Gaimin Gladiators (Mirage)
The two semifinal matches are:
Team oNe vs Strife
Apeks Rebels vs ATK
05:05PM ATK edge out Gaimin Gladiators on map one
ATK are one step closer to claiming the last semifinal spot after securing their map pick of Inferno over Gaimin Gladiators with a 16-14 scoreline. Rhys "Fadey" Armstrong spearheaded his team's victory with an impressive 28-19 K/D, helping his squad come out on top in this back-and-forth affair. ATK will be looking to close the game out on Gaimin Gladiators' choice of Mirage.
ATK 16-14 Gaimin Gladiators (Inferno)
03:50PM Apeks Rebels finish obliterating Touch Point; move on to semifinals
Apeks Rebels will be the third team to reach the semifinal berth at Fragadelphia 16 after another 16-3 victory over Touch Point on Mirage. Steffen "SLY" Amundsen, continuing his phenomenal performance from last map, was joined by teammate Ådne "sense" Fredriksen at the top of the server, leading the Norwegians to victory. Apeks Rebels will face the winner of the last quarterfinal match between ATK and Gaimin Gladiators.
Apeks Rebels 16-3 Touch Point (Mirage)
03:20PM Fragadelphia 16 "Big L" semifinal matches set
While squads are duking it out for the last two semifinal spots in the main event, the semifinals in the "Big L" consolation event have come together after some group stage play. InControl will be taking on Monkey Business in one semifinal, while Kinship tussle with New Threat in the other for the chance to snag a $1,000 prize.
InControl vs Monkey Business
Kinship vs New Threat
03:00PM Apeks Rebels demolish Touch Point on map one
Noticing how far Fragadelphia was put behind schedule after the lengthy Strife vs Carpe Diem match, Apeks Rebels are doing their best to get us back on track. The Norwegian squad trounced Touch Point on the latter's pick of Inferno 16-3, powered by a phenomenal 2.00 rating from Steffen "SLY" Amundsen, continuing his series of strong performances throughout the event. Touch Point are now only a map away from elimination, as the series heads into the Rebels' pick of Mirage.
Apeks Rebels 16-3 Touch Point (Inferno)
02:45PM Strife set up a semifinal matchup against the red-hot Team oNe
Strife Carpe Diem Strife Carpe Diem Strife won a tightly contested quarterfinal matchup after taking a very close overtime victory on Overpass against Carpe Diem. Despite the best efforts of Jerric "wiz" Jiang, who dropped 31 kills in regulation, it was not enough to secure victory as they lost 25-23 in triple overtime. The semifinal will take place following the next set of quarterfinals which are set to kick off very soon.
Strife 25-23 Carpe Diem (Overpass)
01:10PM Team oNe book their place in Fragadelphia 16 semifinals
The Brazilians are the first team to book their place in the Semi-Finals for Fragadelphia 16 after a 2-0 victory over Bad News Bears. Team oNe survived a tight affair on Nuke in the first map of the series, winning in overtime, before a comfortable 16-8 win over Alan "Shakezullah" Hardeman's side on Overpass. Team oNe will play the winner of the Strife vs Carpe Diem series which is tied up 1-1, with Overpass currently in process.
Team oNe 16-8 Bad News Bears (Overpass)
12:55PM Strife tie up the series 1-1 against Carpe Diem on Mirage
Strife forced a third map in their quarterfinal against Carpe Diem after a comfortable win on Mirage. Strife took an early 5-0 lead and closed out the half out 11-4, with Paul "aris" Wilson appearing to be having a bit of fun on the server, getting two separate knife kills. Strife would reach map point first by making it 15-7, however, Carpe Diem mounted a legitimate comeback by bringing it all the way back to 15-14. The embarrassment of overtime was avoided by aris, as he closed the map with a defuse inside a smoke, taking Mirage 16-14.
Strife 16-14 Carpe Diem (Mirage)
12:15PM Team oNe survive Nuke against BNB after a close overtime game
Bad News Bears kicked off the first map of their series against hot favorites Team oNe in style, going 5-1 up on Nuke. The success would be short-lived, however, as the Brazilian side quickly make their presence known, making it a 9-6 half in favor of Team oNe. The American underdogs showed a solid performance on their CT-side, taking map point first at 15-13, before Team oNe forced overtime. Unfortunately for the Bad News Bears, their best efforts were not enough in overtime, falling 19-17 in the end.
Team oNe 19-17 Bad News Bears (Nuke)
11:45AM Carpe Diem take map one against Strife on Vertigo
Carpe Diem stormed out to an early 5-0 lead on Vertigo against Strife before a 2v1 from Danny "cxzi" Strzelczyk would swing the momentum in the favor of Strife, bringing it back to 8-5. Carpe Diem would retake control, closing out the half 10-5 on the T-side of Vertigo. Strife would find their form during the second half, winning the pistol and making it a competitive map. However, Carpe Diem would take control back and close out the game 16-12
Strife 12-16 Carpe Diem (Vertigo)
10:30AM The stage is set for the final day of Fragadelphia 16 with the Quarter Final matches set to begin.
Following the dramatic day of games yesterday, eight teams are remaining in Fragadelphia 16 as we enter the playoffs. On one side of the bracket, the Brazilian power-house Team oNe will face off against American sweethearts Bad News Bears whilst Strife and Carpe Diem will battle it out. On the other side the Norwegian Vikings, Apeks Rebels, go up against Touch Point as Gaimin Gladitators go against ATK. It is worth noting that if today's games go a certain way, we could be looking at a Fragadelphia final with no NA players.
The opening matches are:
Team oNe vs Bad News Bears
Strife vs Carpe Diem
Apeks Rebels vs Touch Point
Gaimin Gladiators vs ATK