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11:40PM Grand final concludes: Complexity on top!
With these final two matches coming to a close, the first Open Qualifier for North America is over. In a close Vertigo affair, Complexity defeated their American counterparts Liquid 16-14 to take home the first-place prize, which is simply a higher seed. Both these teams plus oNe and Bad News Bears will meet in Bucharest for the North Americas RMR. These matches conclude the first Open Qualifier. You'll see all the other teams in the second Open Qualifier, taking place this Saturday and Sunday. We will be continuing our live reporting and streaming of these matches, so stay tuned!
10:30PM Liquid beat oNe to secure grand final berth
The veto brought us to our one and only map, Mirage. The Brazilians started slowly, but revved their engines as the match grew long. A dead even half brought about another dead even half as oNe fended off 6 consecutive map points to bring the match to overtime. will face Complexity in the grand finals as take on Bad News Bears in the third place decider match. Those two best of ones will be our final matches of the day. We actually have NA teams in the NA grand final!
09:10PM oNe defeat GODSENT to take final RMR slot (in this qualifier!)
The last best of 3 match has concluded with the Brazilian derby coming up the way of oNe. GODSENT started strong on oNe's pick of Mirage, picking up 10 rounds on their CT-side. After losing the pistol round and the subsequent two, oNe were on the back foot. Nonetheless, oNe spurred an incredible comeback, winning 11 out of the last 12 rounds to win the map in the thirtieth round. Epitacio "TACO" de Melo's team wasn't fazed by their choke, however. They started and finished strong on Ancient, swiftly taking the map 16-6 and the series to a third map. Particularly noteworthy on Ancient was Eduardo "dumau" Wolkmer's performance, stacking up a staggering 1.55 rating in the short 22 round affair. The final map took the Brazilians to Nuke where oNe dominantly took down their countrymen, finishing with a strong 16-9 scoreline. While oNe have secured their spot in Romania, GODSENT still have a chance to make it through via the next open qualifier taking place the next two days. We'll be following those games as well so follow our live blog and our live stream! For now, we move onto the remaining best of ones of the day.
08:20PM Complexity take down Bad News Bears to secure grand final appearance
Both teams have already found themselves a spot at the RMR in Romania, but these semi-final and grand final matches are played to figure out which team takes the title of top dog at the LAN event. The Bears, unfortunately, started off on the wrong foot only taking three rounds in the first half in their best of one match on Ancient. Jason Lake's squad took that great start and rode it off into the sunset picking off the remaining 4 rounds they needed clinically after losing the pistol round. It's not all bad news though. As mentioned, the Bears already have a place in Romania. Now they head off into the third-place decider while Complexity move their way to the grand final.
07:50PM Liquid claim third Americas RMR spot!
In an clean sweep game for the domestic kings Liquid, the recently assembled super team with European import Richard "shox" Papillon, have beaten Strife 2-0 on Mirage and Overpass. Both maps were a 16-5 scoreline with NAF top-fragging on both showings. On the opposite side, Danny "cxzi" Strzelczyk put up the strongest performance.
07:30PM Bad News Bears will be joining Complexity
After an easy second map for the bears on Overpass on a 16-8 scoreline versus Mythic, the team will be going to Romania for the Americas RMR. They will also continue versus Complexity for seeding in a BO1.
07:15PM Complexity claim first NA RMR spot with 2-0 over ATK
Complexity have locked in the first NA RMR spot with a scrappy 2-0 victory over international squad ATK. Ancient was carried by a massive performance from Justin "FaNg" Coakley, who posted a 1.40 rating on the map.
07:10PM oNe narrowly best paiN, Liquid ease past Strife in first maps
oNe have begun their Round of 8 campaign with a 16-14 win on Mirage against domestic rivals paiN while Liquid claimed a one-sided 16-5 win against Strife on Mirage.
06:35PM BO3s commence with two 16-14 maps
Complexity have started the Round of 8 off with a surprisingly close win over ATK on Inferno, narrowly winning 16-14 despite some 30th round heroics from Jonathan "b0denmater" Bodenmalm. Meanwhile, Bad News Bears claimed a close 16-14 win over Mythic on Ancient thanks to a strong performance from Saad "Pluto" Siraj.
Round of 8 (Quarterfinals)
Round of 16
The first round of day two saw GODSENT, Liquid and Complexity all secure heavily one-sided victories to book their spots in the quarterfinals. ATK put a stop to a Third Impact comeback to win 16-9 in their ECL clash whilst Bad News Bears rebounded from their modest Fragadelphia 16 showing by taking down paiN 16-9 on Nuke. The two overtime matchups saw Strife barely survive Limitless in triple overtime with a 25-22 victory on Inferno while Team oNe narrowly moved past Carpe Diem 19-16 on Overpass.