Infinity make RMR history; oNe return
Day two of the third and final IEM Rio Major American RMR open qualifier has concluded, seeing Infinity clinch a spot after multiple upsets, while oNe clinched a spot following wins over Unjustified and BHOP. Notably, Infinity's qualification came at the expense of Pete's Hookah Lounge, a popular mixteam team based around Peter "ptr" Gurney that bested Strife yesterday.
oNe started their journey to the RMR today with a surprisingly close BO1 win over Unjustified. The two squads were evenly tied for most of Ancient before the Brazilians came out ahead 13-16 to set up a confrontation against BHOP.
Compared to the Unjustified match, the series against BHOP was a relatively one-sided affair. Ancient started off with oNe winning their T-side 9-6 before taking the map 16-8 thanks to a strong performance from Mario "malbsMd" Samayoa, with the Guatemalan posting a 1.97 rating. The second map was even more decisive for oNe, with the team clinching a spot in the RMR after winning Inferno 16-4.
|TeamOne||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Pedro 'Maluk3' Campos||47 - 17||+30||100.2||77.3%||1.68|
|Mario 'malbsMd' Samayoa||41 - 24||+17||102.5||79.5%||1.51|
|Matheus 'pesadelo' Panisset||32 - 24||+8||85.0||79.5%||1.24|
|Victor 'iDk' Torraca||29 - 23||+6||70.9||79.5%||1.16|
|Alencar 'trk' Rossato||25 - 19||+6||57.9||75.0%||1.11|
|BHOP||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Brett 'brett' Rhein||33 - 36||-3||85.8||54.5%||1.14|
|Silas 'silas' Marrufo||23 - 33||-10||67.0||61.4%||0.78|
|Paul 'aris' Wilson||24 - 35||-11||59.3||54.5%||0.71|
|Brody 'BeaKie' Kelly||18 - 32||-14||52.2||54.5%||0.62|
|Christopher 'Swahn' Swahn||7 - 39||-32||31.2||29.5%||0.27|
On the other side of the bracket, Infinity had an equally difficult BO1 to start the day, taking on a powerful looking timbermen roster on Ancient. Despite the adversity, Infinity jumped into their T-side looking incredibly proficient as they won their T-side 10-5 after winning the final six rounds of the half in a row. Switching sides, things began to look a bit dicey for the Latin Americans as timbermen launched into a comeback, putting up stiff opposition despite Infinity finding map point in round 23. With overtime looming, Infinity finally rallied in round 29 to force a 16-13 win and move onto the qualification series against Pete's Hookah Lounge.
Moving onto the qualifying match, Infinity started the series against ptr's mix on Overpass. Despite the plethora of talent on the mixteam and a strong early start, Infinity were completely dominant on Overpass, coming back from a 5-2 deficit to win the next fourteen rounds in a row and take the first map with ease.
After a brief delay due to a power outage affecting Alan "Shakezullah" Hardeman, Pete's Hookah Lounge had a brief resurgence on Dust2, winning their CT-side 9-6 despite a few questionable plays coming from the freshly formed mixteam. Moving into the second half, Dust2 began to slowly slip away from peter's troop as Infinity activated and quickly tied things up at 11-11 before quickly advancing to a 16-13 win. Over the course of the series, Joel "tor1towOw" Rios Manrique was the team's difference maker, ending the series with an impressive 1.48 rating.
|Pete's Hookah Lounge||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Tyler 'tweiss' Weiss||44 - 43||+1||101.9||76.0%||1.25|
|Gabe 'Spongey' Greiner||29 - 35||-6||64.8||66.0%||0.94|
|Peter 'ptr' Gurney||34 - 40||-6||77.3||58.0%||0.94|
|Koby 'kobruh' Higgs||31 - 44||-13||67.9||62.0%||0.82|
|Alan 'Shakezullah' Hardeman||29 - 39||-10||56.6||68.0%||0.80|
|Infinity||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Joel 'tor1towOw' Rios Manrique||51 - 33||+18||103.6||82.0%||1.48|
|Andres 'spamzzy' Correa||44 - 34||+10||102.5||76.0%||1.37|
|Renato 'pacmanN' Morales||40 - 34||+6||92.7||76.0%||1.30|
|Bryan 'Marro' Valles Valenzuela||29 - 32||-3||65.4||74.0%||0.96|
|Francisco 'k1Nky' Alvarez||35 - 35||+0||59.6||70.0%||0.93|
While the final seeding match still needs to be played, the complete team list for the Americas RMR now looks as follows:
The IEM Rio Major American RMR is set to start on October 5th in Stockholm. Six spots in the Rio Major will be up for grabs among the sixteen teams present. Importantly for NA fans, the field only consists of five squads with NA players while the event is otherwise dominated by Brazilian squads.