GODSENT will have to watch the Americas RMR from the sidelines

Evil Geniuses and Party Astronauts secure RMR spots; paiN clinch last spot to round out NA RMR attendees

The final qualifier sees just three spots up for grabs.

The final day of the last NA RMR Open Qualifier over! The final three spots go to Party Astronauts, Evil Geniuses, and paiN. The NA RMR Qualifiers have concluded, thank you all for tuning in!

Bracket on HLTV

12:25AM paiN secure last NA RMR slot
In the last game of the night, paiN defeated Snakes Den in two maps to take the seventh and last NA RMR slot up for grabs. The Snakes' pick of Vertigo did not go according to plan, with the Advanced team only picking up four rounds in the entirety of the map. paiN also made their mark on their own map pick, picking up 12 rounds on their CT-side. Snakes Den managed a mini comeback, but the deficit was simply too large to overcome. paiN closed out the map 16-11 and with that victory, they closed out the NA RMR as well. The three teams who succeeded today along with the four who did so on Friday and Furia will go to Romania to represent North America and fight for slots at the Antwerp Major. Thank you all for following along with us here at Dust2. We look forward to making more of these blogs and livestreams in the future, so stay tuned!

paiN
2 - 0
Snakes Den
All maps
paiN K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Brazil Vinicios 'PKL' Coelho 41 - 28 +13 85.5 80.9% 1.37
Brazil Rodrigo 'biguzera' Bittencourt 41 - 25 +16 85.4 78.7% 1.34
Brazil Gabriel 'nython' Lino 39 - 32 +7 91.9 76.6% 1.27
Brazil Gabriel 'NEKIZ' Schenato 38 - 28 +10 80.6 78.7% 1.25
Brazil Wesley 'hardzao' Lopes 34 - 29 +5 82.5 80.9% 1.19
Snakes Den K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Illya 'supa' Filanchuk 30 - 40 -10 81.5 68.1% 0.91
United States Tarek 'Tarek' Aly Marouf 28 - 37 -9 70.1 57.4% 0.86
Viacheslav 'Saviour' Mashchenko 32 - 38 -6 63.2 61.7% 0.84
Lucian 'Hornet' Hornet 28 - 42 -14 73.4 57.4% 0.80
United States Thomas 'Average' Nguyen 22 - 36 -14 57.0 53.2% 0.70

11:15PM Party Astronauts Win!
In the grand final best-of-one, Party Astronauts dismantled Evil Geniuses on Inferno, claiming the top seed in this event. The half was dead even, slightly learning towards the groovy spacemen, but as soon as the Geniuses moved onto T-side, nothing worked for them. The astronauts took eight rounds in a row, and with them, the victory. Frankly, it wasn't close. All five Party Astronauts achieved higher ratings than all of the Evil Geniuses. Nonetheless, this is nothing more than a seeding match, so the historic organization shouldn't feel too distraught. They'll both join the winner of paiN and Snakes Den in Romania along with the four other teams who qualified on Friday.

Evil Geniuses 7-16 Party Astronauts - Match page

09:40PM Semifinals
Evil Geniuses needed to make up for the disastrously poor performance in the first open qualifier, and oh boy did they deliver. They started their qualification match versus paiN red-hot, quickly stacking up 10 rounds on the CT-side of Nuke, and they never looked back. paiN did eventually bring some rounds into their favor but it was too little too late as the American side breezed to a quick and easy 16-8 victory. Mirage was a closer affair, despite being picked by the side of Evil Geniuses. paiN racked up an early 7-2 lead, but Jake "Stewie2k" Yip's troops mounted a strong mini-comeback, leaving the half as close as can be. Tasked then with attacking, the Americans fought fiercly, with the Brazilians responding likewise, taking the map the full thirty rounds. However, a strong showing from Timothy "autimatic" Ta brought the tickets home for the boys, amassing an impressive 32 kills through the map. Evil Geniuses now join the four teams which prevailed on Friday along with Party Astronauts who won their semi-final match-up as well.

paiN
0 - 2
Evil Geniuses
All maps
paiN K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Brazil Gabriel 'NEKIZ' Schenato 45 - 37 +8 89.7 57.4% 1.24
Brazil Rodrigo 'biguzera' Bittencourt 31 - 43 -12 67.6 63.0% 0.83
Brazil Vinicios 'PKL' Coelho 29 - 39 -10 65.9 61.1% 0.81
Brazil Gabriel 'nython' Lino 30 - 40 -10 62.1 63.0% 0.81
Brazil Wesley 'hardzao' Lopes 21 - 40 -19 58.1 57.4% 0.70
Evil Geniuses K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip 48 - 26 +22 96.9 81.5% 1.45
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta 52 - 31 +21 97.5 66.7% 1.41
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte 36 - 33 +3 73.6 70.4% 1.09
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba 35 - 38 -3 72.2 75.9% 1.02
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov 27 - 29 -2 54.9 75.9% 0.97

The Party Astronauts, quite frankly, trounced Snakes Den. It wasn't all too competitive with the Snakes only claiming 16 rounds combined between the two maps. Nonetheless, context must be given, as Snakes Den are an above-average Advanced team taking on an entrenched Challenger League team who are slated to go to Europe soon. It was an impressive showing considering the circumstances, and they'll yet still have another chance to make it to Romania in their third-place decider match against paiN. Now then, six of the sever slots have been awarded. The qualifiers are almost done, and the day is almost over. Just a couple matches to go.

Party Astronauts
2 - 0
Snakes Den
All maps
Party Astronauts K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Canada Jonathan 'Jonji' Carey 48 - 35 +13 115.1 74.0% 1.55
United States Josh 'PwnAlone' Pigue 44 - 25 +19 81.7 82.0% 1.33
Canada Jonathan 'djay' Dallal 38 - 32 +6 83.9 86.0% 1.29
United States Ben 'ben1337' Smith 36 - 28 +8 73.9 80.0% 1.19
United States Wesley 'viz' Harris 30 - 29 +1 63.6 80.0% 1.08
Snakes Den K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Illya 'supa' Filanchuk 34 - 40 -6 87.3 68.0% 1.03
United States Tarek 'Tarek' Aly Marouf 30 - 40 -10 68.0 64.0% 0.84
Viacheslav 'Saviour' Mashchenko 34 - 40 -6 68.4 60.0% 0.82
Lucian 'Hornet' Hornet 30 - 40 -10 64.0 66.0% 0.82
United States Thomas 'Average' Nguyen 19 - 38 -19 53.4 56.0% 0.65

06:30PM Quarterfinals - Party Astronauts complete comeback to send ATK home

The first quarterfinal saw Party Astronauts complete the comeback versus ATK, securing a 16-13 victory on the back of a ten-round CT-side streak while paiN carried the Brazilian flag high on their way to a 16-7 victory over Third Impact. Meanwhile, Evil Geniuses have booked their spot in the semifinals after dispatching of Carpe Diem 16-10 on Inferno whilst Snakes Den reigned supreme over Brazen with a 16-11 scoreline on Vertigo.

Party Astronauts 16-13 World ATK - Match page
Evil Geniuses 16-10 Carpe Diem - Match page

paiN 16-7 Third Impact - Match page
Brazen 16-11 Snakes Den - Match page

05:00PM Round of 16 - GODSENT eliminated after falling to ATK 16-10 on Overpass

The first round of day two saw Party Astronauts hit the ground running with a swift 16-5 victory over DotMax whilst Carpe Diem repelled a Strife comeback to narrowly win 16-14. Elsewhere, Evil Geniuses managed to advance to the quarterfinals with a 16-11 victory over UYU while paiN took care of business with a 16-4 trouncing over Gaimin Gladiators.

GODSENT 10-16 World ATK - Match page
Party Astronauts 16-4 DotMax - Match page
Brazen 16-9 redditors - Match page
Philadelphia Liberty 14-16 Snakes Den - Match page

Gaimin Gladiators 4-16 paiN - Match page
Fourth Quarter 5-16 Third Impact - Match page
Evil Geniuses 16-11 UYU - Match page
Carpe Diem 16-14 Strife - Match page

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