Orgless overcame the odds against MIBR to secure first place

Orgless take down MIBR to win ESEA Winter Cash Cup 6

Daps and co. have found something to celebrate after poor showings in the RMR open qualifiers.

The ESEA Winter Cash Cup 6 has wrapped up, with Orgless beating out MIBR to secure the $9,000 grand prize. Meanwhile in the third-place decider, paiN narrowly moved past Valors 2 to secure the $2,000 consolation prize.

Day two of the Cash Cup got off to an unfortunate start, as Valors 2 forfeited their semifinal matchup against Orgless, which saw Damian "daps" Steele's men march on to the grand final while Saad "Pluto" Siraj's squad moved down to the third-place decider match.

Thankfully, the semifinal match between MIBR and paiN did not encounter similar issues and went on as planned. The series kicked off on MIBR's choice of Dust 2, which saw MIBR lead for much of the first half, narrowly taking an 8-7 lead heading into their CT-side. MIBR won the second pistol round but was upset by a force-buy from paiN, which led to the latter squad taking the lead for the first time in the game, eventually reaching a score of 12-9 before MIBR answered back. Even though MIBR managed a few more rounds, paiN were on a roll, and stole away MIBR's map pick 16-11.

The first half of paiN's pick of Vertigo was hotly contested, with the two teams trading rounds constantly before MIBR edged out the half with another 8-7 lead. MIBR won the second pistol round, and this time managed to avoid being upset in the subsequent round, leading to MIBR piecing together an 11-7 lead. paiN were determined and started to bring things back, but with MIBR stealing away occasional rounds and being much closer to match point, there was only so much paiN could do, leading to MIBR taking the map 16-12.

Based on the first half of Nuke, it seemed as if MIBR were going to run away with the series, leading by 8-1 at one point on their T-side. paiN were not at all deterred by this lead, mounting an impressive comeback to narrow MIBR's edge to only one round at the half. Although paiN took the reins in the second half, the game became incredibly close, with MIBR hot on their heels throughout the half, eventually overtaking paiN to reach match point. paiN managed to force overtime, but MIBR ultimately came out on top, finishing the map and series with a 19-16 scoreline.

1 - 2
All maps
paiN K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Brazil Gabriel 'nython' Lino 74 - 54 +20 86.2 77.8% 1.30
Brazil Rodrigo 'biguzera' Bittencourt 59 - 65 -6 76.7 74.4% 1.10
Brazil Gabriel 'NEKIZ' Schenato 56 - 54 +2 66.1 71.1% 1.05
Brazil Vinicios 'PKL' Coelho 46 - 63 -17 65.9 68.9% 0.85
Brazil Wesley 'hardzao' Lopes 49 - 63 -14 58.9 65.6% 0.85
MIBR K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Brazil Jhonatan 'JOTA' Willian 81 - 58 +23 94.6 70.0% 1.31
Brazil Adriano 'WOOD7' Cerato 66 - 49 +17 84.8 78.9% 1.26
Brazil Raphael 'exit' Lacerda 60 - 46 +14 72.8 76.7% 1.15
Brazil Matheus 'Tuurtle' Anhaia 48 - 65 -17 58.9 70.0% 0.88
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes 44 - 66 -22 55.9 65.6% 0.75

Although Valors 2 forfeited their semifinal against Orgless, they did end up playing the third-place decider match against paiN. The series started on Valors 2's choice of Inferno, where paiN managed a comfortable start, posting a 5-2 lead early in the half. Valors 2 quickly answered back in a dominant fashion, locking down seven of the next eight rounds to claim a 9-6 lead going into their CT-side. paiN closed the gap after securing the second pistol round, but Valors 2 answered back with a string of rounds to reach a 14-11 lead. Valors 2 were unable to close it out in the end, as paiN took the next five rounds in a row to steal away their opponent's pick 16-14.

Despite map one slipping away from them, Valors 2 got off to a phenomenal start on paiN's selection of Mirage, leading 7-0 at one point. paiN answered back with a handful of rounds to keep themselves competitive, but Pluto's men rounded out the half with a solid 10-5 lead going into their T-side. Valors 2 were unable to keep this momentum in the second half, as paiN went on a tear, securing eleven of the thirteen rounds played in the second half, thanks to impactful performances from Rodrigo "biguzera" Bittencourt and Gabriel "nython" Lino. This rampage saw paiN win their map pick 16-12, closing out the series 2-0 to claim the $2,000 consolation prize.

0 - 2
All maps
Valors2 K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States 'PAZUZU' 42 - 37 +5 79.1 63.8% 1.16
Khizar 'Momo' Rehman 39 - 43 -4 80.2 51.7% 0.94
Saad 'Pluto' Siraj 34 - 42 -8 75.3 56.9% 0.88
Dwight 'Calix' Nguyen 31 - 41 -10 60.2 65.5% 0.80
United States Louis 'onter' Contreras 24 - 41 -17 44.5 60.3% 0.65
paiN K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Brazil Wesley 'hardzao' Lopes 47 - 34 +13 87.0 81.0% 1.36
Brazil Gabriel 'nython' Lino 49 - 35 +14 72.6 77.6% 1.19
Brazil Rodrigo 'biguzera' Bittencourt 37 - 32 +5 71.4 69.0% 1.09
Brazil Vinicios 'PKL' Coelho 38 - 39 -1 83.9 65.5% 1.04
Brazil Gabriel 'NEKIZ' Schenato 31 - 32 -1 55.6 81.0% 1.01

The grand final of the Cash Cup commenced on MIBR's pick of Dust 2, where the Brazilians forcefully asserted themselves on the first map. Matheus "Tuurtle" Anhaia and Jhonatan "JOTA" Willian spearheaded MIBR's efforts on their T-side, propelling the squad to an impressive 12-3 lead at the half. Although Orgless managed to claim a small number of rounds on their own T-side, thanks to Marshall "Minus" Sedowicz, there was little they could do to overcome MIBR's near-insurmountable lead as they closed out the map 16-9.

Early on it seemed like Orgless' pick of Overpass was going to see another dominant showing from MIBR, as they strung together the first five rounds on their CT-side. This time Orgless found it in themselves to post some rounds of their own, but in the end MIBR still ended up leading at the half by 9-6. MIBR locked down the first four rounds of the second half to post a 13-6 lead, putting themselves just three rounds away from closing out the series. But, against all odds, Orgless ran away with the next ten rounds in a row, thanks to another strong showing from Minus, joined by teammates Brendan "Bwills" Williams and Kenneth "koosta" Suen. This effort saw Orgless take their map pick 16-13, bringing the series to the decider map of Inferno.

Riding the wave of their ten-round streak on Overpass, Orgless looked quite strong throughout the first half of Inferno. Minus and Bwills continued their form from the previous map, with Michael "Swisher" Schmid also posting strong numbers on the T-side to propel Orgless to an 11-4 lead at the half. The Brazilians had no answers in the second half, as Orgless went on to secure the second pistol round and swiftly closed out the map 16-4, claiming first place and the grand prize of $9,000.

2 - 1
All maps
Orgless K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Marshall 'Minus' Sedowicz 66 - 49 +17 93.3 70.3% 1.34
United States Brendan 'Bwills' Williams 48 - 43 +5 69.5 66.2% 1.03
United States Michael 'Swisher' Schmid 35 - 45 -10 65.2 66.2% 0.91
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suen 39 - 45 -6 58.0 67.6% 0.91
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele 41 - 52 -11 63.4 62.2% 0.85
MIBR K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Brazil Raphael 'exit' Lacerda 48 - 39 +9 75.5 70.3% 1.11
Brazil Matheus 'Tuurtle' Anhaia 48 - 46 +2 74.6 73.0% 1.06
Brazil Jhonatan 'JOTA' Willian 48 - 48 +0 80.0 63.5% 1.02
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes 50 - 54 -4 73.3 64.9% 1.00
Brazil Adriano 'WOOD7' Cerato 37 - 44 -7 56.6 68.9% 0.88

The final standings for the ESEA Winter Cash Cup 6 are:
1. United States Orgless (daps, koosta, Swisher, Bwills, Minus) - $9,000
2. Brazil MIBR (chelo, exit, WOOD7, Tuurtle, JOTA) - $4,000
3. Brazil paiN (PKL, NEKIZ, hardzao, biguzera, nython, Coach: rikz) - $2,000
4. Valors 2 (WOOHOO, Calix, droid, Pluto, MoMo)
5-8. World ATK (truth, Fadey, motm, b0denmaster, MisteM, Coach: sprayxd)
5-8. Canada Strife (aris, J0LZ, SLIGHT, castro, D4rtyMontana, Coach: crisby)
5-8. United States Third Impact (RZU, xCeeD, Danejoris, grape, JAM, Coach: becker)
5-8. Brazil oNe (Maluk3, trk, keiz, pesadelo, xns, Coach: eleito)

Also read

You must be logged in to add a comment.