Drone and Peeker's Advantage almost missed day two after Drone picked up an Overwatch ban while DM'ing last night.

Bad News Bears and Peeker's Advantage advance to Americas Minor Closed Qualifier

A day full of forfeits, internet trouble, and power outages saw Bad News Bears and Peeker's Advantage make the Closed Qualifier.

The third Americas Minor qualifier has come to an end, with Bad News Bears and Peeker's Advantage claiming spots in the Closed Qualifier. 

The day started off with one of the qualifier's top teams almost having to forfeit as Peeker’s Advantage’s Taylor "Drone" Johnson was initially going to be unable to play due to having picked up an Overwatch ban for "griefing" on his main account. Luckily, following a timely intervention by a StarLadder admin, FACEIT allowed Drone to play on an alternate account.

Following this, the third qualifier experienced more issues as Ragin Foxes and Cyclone forfeited their matches against Legacy of Desi Boys and Bad News Bears. 

Moving on, the round of sixteen finally began in earnest with The Quest dominating Glizzy Gang 16-1, and ex-Zone also crushing Ohio Meat Wagon 16-1. The next two matches to conclude saw New England Whalers overcome Holo 16-10, and Prospects narrowly win against Hysteria 16-14. The final matchup of the round of sixteen saw Mythic best LiviD 16-12, with the stream team using Donovan "zNf" Froid as a stand-in for James "Hazed" Cobb, due to Hazed experiencing internet trouble. 

In the opening matchup of the quarterfinals, The Quest decimated Legacy of Desi Boys, making quick work of Steven "rooRoooo" Herrell's mixteam with a 16-3 victory on Nuke.

The Quest
16 - 3
Legacy of Desi Boys
All maps
The Quest K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince 33 - 7 +26 158.6 100.0% 2.77
United States Gabe 'Spongey' Greiner 19 - 8 +11 94.7 84.2% 1.67
United States Jack 'xCeeD' Holiman 16 - 6 +10 88.5 89.5% 1.58
United States Ryan 'Snakes' Amann 10 - 9 +1 75.9 94.7% 1.19
United States Logan 'Voltage' Long 9 - 9 +0 49.9 73.7% 0.96
Legacy of Desi Boys K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Steven 'rooRoooo' Herrell 10 - 19 -9 60.4 47.4% 0.60
United States Farooq 'Faro0q' Syed 9 - 16 -7 51.4 47.4% 0.58
United States Andrew 'VulcaN' Dominguez 9 - 17 -8 49.7 26.3% 0.49
United States Devin 'AtomiK' Ferrell 6 - 18 -12 40.3 42.1% 0.41
United States Gabe 'fENOM' Rocha 5 - 17 -12 45.5 36.8% 0.32

Continuing on, Peeker's Advantage were able to find revenge for their upset loss to Good Game PR in the first open qualifier by picking up a quick 16-8 victory over the team on Vertigo.

Peeker's Advantage
16 - 8
GGPR
All maps
Peeker's Advantage K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Taylor 'Drone' Johnson 24 - 14 +10 119.8 91.7% 1.85
Canada David 'DAVEY' Stafford 28 - 13 +15 106.8 91.7% 1.73
Canada Anthony 'gMd' Guimond 24 - 15 +9 97.5 75.0% 1.47
United States Chad 'Oderus' Miller 12 - 10 +2 45.5 70.8% 1.00
United States Daniel 'roca' Gustaferri 15 - 15 +0 69.2 75.0% 0.97
GGPR K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Chase 'lowrider' Releford 21 - 18 +3 84.3 66.7% 1.16
United States Peter 'Asuna' Mazuryk 18 - 19 -1 77.2 66.7% 1.09
United States Jack 'micro' Ryan 15 - 22 -7 62.7 54.2% 0.75
United States Liam 'Welshy' Newhouse 7 - 23 -16 53.0 41.7% 0.44
United States Riley 'Reality' Fusch 6 - 21 -15 50.9 54.2% 0.43

Afterwards, Prospects faced off against Bad News Bears. Prospects started off Overpass in the lead, claiming the first half with a slight 9-6 lead on their CT-side. Prospects would find three more rounds on their T-side, though their run came to an end after Bad News Bears claimed 10 rounds in a row to eventually close out the map 16-12.

Bad News Bears
16 - 12
Prospects
All maps
Bad News Bears K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Austin 'crashies' Roberts 25 - 14 +11 92.5 78.6% 1.51
United States Josh 'shinobi' Abastado 27 - 14 +13 83.7 78.6% 1.33
United States Mitch 'mitch' Semago 19 - 20 -1 78.0 75.0% 1.11
United States Jaccob 'yay' Whiteaker 19 - 18 +1 76.9 67.9% 1.02
United States Peter 'ptr' Gurney 13 - 16 -3 57.7 82.1% 0.93
Prospects K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Josh 'JoshRT' Lee 19 - 20 -1 74.0 64.3% 1.02
United States Derek 'desi' Branchen 17 - 20 -3 82.4 60.7% 0.98
United States Dylan 'RIKO' Sabin-Arnce 16 - 19 -3 70.0 57.1% 0.85
United States Jeff 'RZU' Ngo 17 - 23 -6 60.5 57.1% 0.82
United States Marshall 'Minus' Sedowicz 13 - 21 -8 43.0 60.7% 0.69

In the final matchup of the quarterfinals, New England Whalers faced off against Mythic on Dust2. The first half would end with both teams in a dead heat, with New England Whalers leading 8-7. On their CT-side, Mythic claimed the first five rounds in a row to take the lead 12-8. However, New England Whalers would pull off the upset after claiming eight out the next nine rounds in a row to close out Dust2 16-13. 

New England Whalers
16 - 13
Mythic
All maps
New England Whalers K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Brazil Rafael 'saffee' Costa 26 - 17 +9 92.9 79.3% 1.39
Brazil Leonardo 'Torres' Souza 22 - 18 +4 79.1 86.2% 1.32
Brazil Heloy 'hellzaoo' Nelson 20 - 15 +5 76.6 65.5% 1.21
Brazil Felipe 'pavel' Costa 21 - 23 -2 83.2 72.4% 1.06
Brazil Yan 'yepz' Pedretti 14 - 17 -3 54.0 72.4% 0.86
Mythic K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Donovan 'zNf' Froid 36 - 19 +17 130.6 72.4% 1.72
United States Adam 'Polen' Polen 20 - 20 +0 74.3 58.6% 0.98
United States Erik 'fl0m' Flom 14 - 18 -4 49.9 69.0% 0.82
United States Alexander 'LeX' Deily 10 - 21 -11 51.1 62.1% 0.62
United States Todd 'anger' Williams 10 - 25 -15 52.4 55.2% 0.54

The first semifinal saw underdogs New England Whalers take on Peeker's Advantage on Dust2 and Vertigo. On Dust2, New England Whalers were immediately placed on the backfoot as although they won the opening pistol round, Peeker's Advantage would completely overwhelm them, closing out the half with a massive 12-3 lead. Switching sides, New England Whalers won the pistol round once more, though Peeker's Advantage would promptly close out map one by claiming the next four rounds in a row. 

Moving onto Vertigo, New England Whalers would start the map off by again winning the pistol round and the following round. Peeker's Advantage then claimed seven rounds in a row to take the lead. After this, New England Whalers would find three more rounds though Peeker's Advantage would go on to close out the half with a 10-5 lead.

Switching sides, New England Whalers would go 4/4 in the series by winning the pistol round. They would build off of this to close the round difference, tying up the score 10-10. However, Peeker's Advantage would end any chance of a New England Whalers comeback by winning the next six rounds in a row to end the series with a 16-10 scoreline. During the series, David "DAVEY" Stafford led the server with a 1.69 rating alongside a 114 ADR.

New England Whalers
0 - 2
Peeker's Advantage
All maps
New England Whalers K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Brazil Rafael 'saffee' Costa 35 - 36 -1 92.7 63.0% 1.01
Brazil Felipe 'pavel' Costa 27 - 37 -10 78.4 71.7% 0.92
Brazil Heloy 'hellzaoo' Nelson 31 - 40 -9 63.3 69.6% 0.78
Brazil Leonardo 'Torres' Souza 25 - 39 -14 60.5 52.2% 0.71
Brazil Yan 'yepz' Pedretti 19 - 40 -21 51.3 52.2% 0.58
Peeker's Advantage K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Canada David 'DAVEY' Stafford 47 - 30 +17 114.0 80.4% 1.69
United States Taylor 'Drone' Johnson 46 - 28 +18 91.6 76.1% 1.45
United States Chad 'Oderus' Miller 35 - 24 +11 75.4 76.1% 1.34
Canada Anthony 'gMd' Guimond 30 - 26 +4 85.0 78.3% 1.26
United States Daniel 'roca' Gustaferri 34 - 29 +5 73.6 78.3% 1.18

The final match of the third qualifier saw Bad News Bears face off against The Quest. Starting the action off on Dust2, Bad News Bears started the series in a strong position, ending their T-side with an 11-4 lead. Switching sides, The Quest would attempt to mount a comeback, winning eight out of the first ten rounds on their T-side, in the end though Bad News Bears were able to close out map one 16-12 by finding three rounds in a row.

Moving onto Inferno, The Quest started the map off in the lead claiming the first six rounds in a row. Immediately afterwards though, Bad News Bears found seven rounds in a row to take the lead. Reversing fortunes once more, The Quest would regain their lead and end the half 8-7 after finding the last two rounds. Switching sides, The Quest won the opening pistol and the following two rounds on their CT-side, before Bad News Bears found four rounds of their own to tie things up. The two teams would continue to trade rounds, though in the last few rounds of the map The Quest would pull ahead and force a third map after finding three rounds in a row.

The back and forth series ended disappointingly after Logan "Voltage" Long's internet went out before the start of the thrid map. The Quest would attempt to play the first few rounds of the half, however after realizing their grim chances of putting up any serious opposition in a 4v5, The Quest opted to forfeit Overpass, allowing Bad News Bears to advance on to the Closed Qualifiers.

The Quest
1 - 2
Bad News Bears
All maps
The Quest K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince 46 - 42 +4 93.8 71.9% 1.23
United States Gabe 'Spongey' Greiner 37 - 34 +3 77.7 75.4% 1.12
United States Jack 'xCeeD' Holiman 41 - 43 -2 74.3 73.7% 1.05
United States Ryan 'Snakes' Amann 42 - 39 +3 70.2 70.2% 1.04
United States Logan 'Voltage' Long 33 - 35 -2 60.7 71.9% 1.02
Bad News Bears K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Peter 'ptr' Gurney 49 - 37 +12 85.1 70.2% 1.26
United States Jaccob 'yay' Whiteaker 47 - 40 +7 92.6 64.9% 1.24
United States Austin 'crashies' Roberts 37 - 39 -2 60.4 71.9% 0.96
United States Mitch 'mitch' Semago 32 - 38 -6 73.9 73.7% 0.96
United States Josh 'shinobi' Abastado 26 - 45 -19 56.7 66.7% 0.78

With the third open qualifier coming to an end, only two spots remain open for teams looking to book a ticket to the StarLadder Berlin Major. As always, check out our updated Dust2.us Calendar to keep up to date and register for the upcoming open qualifiers.

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June 2, 2019 10:17AM
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