FNS' new lineup will attempt to notch another achievement tonight against Big Frames

Orgless and Yeah headline final ESL One Rio qualifier semifinals

Big Frames and Recon 5 have difficult matches ahead of them as they try to claim the last two Closed Qualifier spots.

The fourth and final qualifier for the ESL One Rio North  America Closed Qualifier has reached the semifinals, seeing 53 teams reduced to just four.

The first two rounds of the qualifier concluded without any notable upsets, with Supremacy facing an early elimination at the hands of Brazen.

Moving into the third round, number one seed Polar Ace managed to claim a 16-6 win over fellow Advanced side ETHEREAL while Recon 5 also managed to claim a 16-8 win over Oceanus.

Further down the bracket Brazen claimed their second South American casualty of the bracket, narrowly pulling off a 16-14 win on Dust2 over Infinity.

Orgless also managed to send New England Whalers packing with a 16-13 win on Nuke while Asuna's Anime Aimers rounded out the fourth round by besting Can't Win Anything 16-13 on Mirage.

The final round of play yesterday started off with Brazen forfeiting to Yeah, giving the Brazilian squad a free pass into the semifinals.

With the forfeit out of the way, Recon 5 started off the quarterfinals proper by taking down Polar Ace 16-11,  while Orgless dominated Faint 16-5.

Recon 5
16 - 11
Polar Ace
All maps
Recon 5 K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Chad 'Oderus' Miller 28 - 15 +13 92.7 81.5% 1.48
United States Riley 'Reality' Fusch 22 - 20 +2 100.8 85.2% 1.44
United States Dominick 'JazzPimp' Dimpfel 23 - 19 +4 87.0 66.7% 1.20
United States Austin 'AAustiN' Urb 15 - 16 -1 62.4 70.4% 1.02
United States Carson 'nosraC' O'Reilly 16 - 17 -1 72.9 63.0% 0.97
Polar Ace K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Canada Ryan 'shanks' Ngo 25 - 24 +1 105.7 66.7% 1.25
United States Kevin '4pack' Przypasniak 19 - 22 -3 79.6 51.9% 0.92
United States D. 'v1king' M. 14 - 18 -4 62.3 66.7% 0.89
Canada Jimmy 'Marved' Nguyen 13 - 20 -7 56.7 55.6% 0.73
Canada Sebastian 'retchy' Tropiano 16 - 20 -4 55.1 59.3% 0.71

Orgless
16 - 5
Faint
All maps
Orgless K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Gage 'Infinite' Green 22 - 10 +12 127.7 95.2% 1.79
Canada Matthew 'WARDELL' Yu 21 - 10 +11 96.1 81.0% 1.65
Canada Yassine 'Subroza' Taoufik 20 - 13 +7 96.4 81.0% 1.41
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta 17 - 10 +7 85.3 66.7% 1.23
United States Jaccob 'yay' Whiteaker 12 - 10 +2 54.2 76.2% 1.02
Faint K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Danny 'cxzi' Strzelczyk 12 - 18 -6 63.3 61.9% 0.97
Canada Alex 'vek' Voynov 13 - 17 -4 84.5 57.1% 0.85
United States Ezekiel 'KmZ' Hughes 13 - 20 -7 64.5 52.4% 0.63
United States Brian 'Brian2K' Ladron De Guevara 9 - 18 -9 47.4 47.6% 0.53
United States George 'Powerzz' Yaede 6 - 19 -13 39.7 38.1% 0.41

In the final match of the night, Big Frames secured a 16-10 upset win against Asuna's Anime Aimers thanks in part to a strong performance from Andy "devastation" Parr.

Big Frames
16 - 10
Asuna's Anime Aimers
All maps
Big Frames K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Andy 'devastation' Parr 24 - 16 +8 91.5 80.8% 1.45
United States Matthew 'nero' Seymour 20 - 15 +5 84.0 73.1% 1.30
United States Nolan 'bite' Hunstad 19 - 15 +4 72.3 69.2% 1.20
United States Liam 'Welshy' Newhouse 19 - 20 -1 89.5 73.1% 1.10
United States Daniel 'picky' Milazzo 14 - 15 -1 59.2 73.1% 0.93
Asuna's Anime Aimers K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Eric 'Kanpeki' Xu 17 - 19 -2 79.0 73.1% 1.03
Canada Wayne 'castro' Einarsson 18 - 17 +1 72.7 53.8% 0.96
United States Paytyn 'junior' Johnson 16 - 19 -3 65.9 73.1% 0.92
United States Norman 'contii' Yeung 17 - 20 -3 67.9 50.0% 0.76
United States Peter 'Asuna' Mazuryk 13 - 21 -8 68.4 57.7% 0.70

With only four teams left, today's matches are:

United States Big Frames vs. Canada Orgless 6 PM EST
Brazil Yeah vs. United States Recon 5 9 PM EST

Big Frames versus Orgless is set to begin in short order while Yeah will be taking on Recon 5 later tonight. The winners of these two series will join the other fourteen teams in the ESL One Rio 2020 Closed Qualifier, which is set to begin on March 6th.

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