Com fnx, sim Major


After a plucky, scrappy series, Imperial came out ahead and are headed to fight on home soil.

In an incredible series that saw Complexity and Imperial take turns with their backs against the wall, Imperial, a roster helmed by the grandfather of Brazilian CS:GO Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo, are head to the first Brazilian Major after a 2-1 win!

Starting the series off on Inferno, Imperial's map pick, the Brazilians started things off with a bang as they crushed Complexity on their T-side, ending the half off up 11-4 thanks to a strong series opener appearance from Vinicius "VINI" Figueiredo. After switching sides, Complexity looked to answer back by winning their opening T-side pistol before climbing up to ten rounds. Unfortunately for the American squad, the momentum began to slip as Imperial worked to hold onto their lead and eventually clinch a 16-13 win in the 29th round.

Moving onto the North American's map pick of Nuke, Complexity began the map in the lead after winning their second pistol round of the series before winning the next two rounds in quick succession. Unfortunately for Complexity, after this point Imperial began to dominate on their CT-side, winning nine out the next twelve rounds to take a comfortable albeit modest 9-6 lead heading into the second half. Complexity's CT-side opened up with them winning their third pistol round before going on to absolutely dominating Imperial, crushing the Brazilians 16-11 to take the action onto Overpass.

With the incredibly close series tied up, the action moved onto Overpass, a map known for historic bouts. The map started out with Imperial leading thanks to a strong performance on their T-side, leading 9-6 heading into the second half. On their T-side, against a throwback performance from FalleN Complexity struggled to hold on, with Imperial being the first team to find their fifteenth rounds. With their backs against the wall, Complexity brought a meager buy into round 30 and pulled of an ambitious monster pop to force the game into overtime.

In overtime, Complexity were once again in a situation were they had they Rio life on the line, but once again Michael "Grim" Wince and Justin "FaNg" Coakley had their chance to be the change agents, taking the battle to the Brazilians and taking this heart-pounding map into a second overtime. The second overtime started ended with floppy nearly taking a last-second defuse that were thwarted by Ricardo "boltz" Prass. The second overtime continued on with Complexity putting up a number of storing rounds despite a few being being won by Imperial in man-disadvantage scenarios that allowed them to win map point first. This, combined with a supreme perofmrance from FalleN in round 42 is what ultimately allowed Imperial to book their ticket to Rio in what is a symbolic culmination of The Last Dance.

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All maps
Complexity K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Canada Justin 'FaNg' Coakley 70 - 68 +2 76.3 69.4% 1.08
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince 65 - 68 -3 74.6 70.4% 1.01
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemery 62 - 68 -6 73.1 73.5% 1.01
Håkon 'hallzerk' Fjærli 62 - 61 +1 63.1 63.3% 0.98
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou 44 - 69 -25 60.3 66.3% 0.78
Imperial K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes 79 - 62 +17 85.9 74.5% 1.26
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo 71 - 52 +19 71.6 77.6% 1.23
Brazil Vinicius 'VINI' Figueiredo 74 - 60 +14 73.0 72.4% 1.11
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga 61 - 66 -5 74.9 69.4% 0.98
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass 47 - 64 -17 67.8 74.5% 0.95

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