Another reason to be happy for SEMPHIS

Nouns are taking a trip to Dallas

The Closed Qualifier only gave one spot for the IEM competition.

Nouns managed a convincing upper-bracket run to secure themselves a place in IEM Dallas alongside Liquid, Complexity, and local heroes Evil Geniuses.

In the grand finals, Nouns beat LOS + oNe 2-0 in a very exciting series that could have gone both ways and could have seen a third map being played.

After beating Vendetta 2-1 to open the closed qualifier, Nouns faced off against LOS + oNe in the upper bracket final, where they would beat the Brazilians also 2-1. While Nouns took their break after winning in the upper bracket, Pedro "Maluk3" Campos and co. battled against Vendetta to see who would face Nouns in the finals. Meanwhile, Strife had already been eliminated after falling early to the Brazilians and then to Vendetta.

In the end, Vendetta couldn't take a map off of LOS + oNe despite getting close both times. The rematch between Nouns and the Las Vegas-based organizations was set. The maps would be Nuke, Inferno, and Mirage if needed. The first half of Nuke saw LOS + oNe taking a commanding T-side lead of 9-6, but Nouns managed to do better and turned the score in their favor 16-13. Inferno saw another great offensive effort from Nouns, leading 10-5 at the half, before going to the CT-side. Once there, the team slacked a bit but was still able to win the map 16-12.

With this win, Nouns are now qualified for IEM Dallas 2023, where they hope to make a good impression in front of North American fans. IEM Dallas will start on the 29th of May and will end on June 4th, with everyone vying for a share of the $250,000 prize pool.

Teams qualified for IEM Dallas:

Denmark Heroic
United States Liquid
Brazil FURIA

United States Evil Geniuses
United States Nouns
ESL World Ranking
European Qualifier
European Qualifier
South American Qualifier
Oceanic Qualifier

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#1(With 1 replies)
March 6, 2023 09:19AM
Four na teams at an actual big event, am I dreaming?
#2(With 0 replies)
March 6, 2023 09:31AM
Actually insane how big of a series we will have. I was worried that oNe would claim it though.

Regardless, I'm claiming FURIA as NA and depending on who qualifies from the SA, we could also count them in.
#3(With 2 replies)
March 6, 2023 10:47AM
Not only did Nouns make it through, they looked damn good doing it. I was worried how they'd be without Jeorge and cxzi, but they've been heating up.
#5(With 0 replies)
March 6, 2023 05:16PM
With such bad ass coach behind you, you always look damn good doing cs
#6(With 0 replies)
March 6, 2023 05:43PM
With MarkE on their team it doesn't suprise me. Now just minus for cj or Carson and we are gucci
#4(With 0 replies)
March 6, 2023 03:03PM
Nouns the real hometown hero team
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