ONET4P dominate the SiGMA Esports Cup in Toronto
After a disappointing first day in the SiGMA Esports Cup, ONET4P recovered in the playoffs and claimed the $5,000 first-place prize. The team also have qualified to the $30,000 circuit finals in Malta later this year in November.
Due to Gage "Infinite" Green being unable to attend the event on the first day, the team's coach Calvin "becker" Becker had to stand in during the group stage. Luckily for the team, the group stage was only used for seeding of the playoffs and their bottom-place finish in the standings was nothing but an inconvenience for the team on day two.
After a total of six BO1s on the first day — three for each team, Valors came out on top of the standings without dropping a single map. Surprisingly, their most dominant victory was versus ONET4P with a 16-6 scoreline; their other matches ended 16-12 and 16-13 versus The Jungle and Davenport respectively.
The other three teams, which all lost to Valors, managed to end up in a three-way tie, each beating and losing one of the other two teams. As head-to-head was not usable in the situation, the teams were ranked based on round difference. This left Davenport in second place, The Jungle in third, and ONET4P in fourth place.
Moving on to the second day, the first match was Valors versus ONET4P. With Gage "Infinite" Green present for the team, the Canadian homeboys were unable to repeat their day one thrashing, losing their map pick of Vertigo 3-16. ONET4P's map pick of Inferno went into overtime but the Canadians were only able to win one round and lost the map 16-19.
The second semifinal of the day was Davenport versus The Jungle where the varsity team also closed out their series 2-0. Posting 1.42 and 1.41 ratings respectively, Collin "CoJoMo" Moren and Spencer "Pugg" Moore topped the boards across both maps. The first, Nuke, ended with an end result of 16-9, followed up by a 16-10 on Inferno.
With both semifinals complete, the grand final was set between ONET4P and Davenport. Kicking-off on Davenport's pick, Inferno, ONET4P were able to post a very convincing 12-3 opening half on the CT-side. Unable to recover after the dismal T-side, Davenport were only able to pick up 7 CT rounds, eventually losing the map 10-16.
The second map, Vertigo, started with Davenport continuing on the CT-side but they were unable to reach any momentum and lost the half 5-10. Swapping sides saw things take an even bigger turn for the worse, as Davenport could not post a single further round in the map. With returning legend Ryan "Snakes" Amann, ONET4P closed out the map 16-5, winning the series 2-0.
|ONET4P||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Ryan 'Snakes' Amann||42 - 26||+16||94.8||87.2%||1.46|
|Gage 'Infinite' Green||42 - 27||+15||91.6||91.5%||1.41|
|Tianyi 'Fr3nk1e' He||39 - 34||+5||97.0||80.9%||1.36|
|Logan 'Voltage' Long||36 - 23||+13||73.5||80.9%||1.30|
|Dylan 'SATURN' Finch||34 - 29||+5||86.2||70.2%||1.18|
|Davenport University||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Collin 'CoJoMo' Moren||32 - 37||-5||77.7||68.1%||0.92|
|Hunter 'Retnuh' Holm||29 - 41||-12||79.5||61.7%||0.85|
|Spencer 'Pugg' Moore||26 - 41||-15||66.1||66.0%||0.82|
|William 'spek' Smith||32 - 40||-8||75.4||51.1%||0.81|
|Brandon 'BeBO' Miller||20 - 36||-16||47.0||57.4%||0.62|
The final standings for the tournament are:
1st - ONET4P (Fr3nk1e, Infinite, SATURN, Voltage, Snakes, coach: becker) — $5,000
2nd - Davenport (Pugg, CoJoMo, BeBO, spek, Retnuh, coach: koi) — $2,500
3rd-4th - Valors (Melio, Gabie, Sup3rant, YuZ, tENSKI)
3rd-4th - The Jungle (PNDLM, chew, Just2EZ, scar, PALADIN)
Full results of the tournament can be found here.