Party Astronauts take down Triumph to win Knights: Revival

The Astronauts are now 2-0 in grand finals in their growing rivalry against Triumph.

Knights: Revival has come to a close, with Party Astronauts claiming a strong 2-0 victory over Triumph to win their second event in recent weeks.  As a result, Party Astronauts took home the $12,000 top prize while Triumph got $6,000 for their troubles. 

The two semi-final series before the grand finals were relatively one-sided, with Party Astronauts starting things off by brushing aside CNCS Best CS 16-6 on Mirage and 16-6 on Nuke. The one-sided series was underscored by every single Party Astronauts player going positive while Junjie "Gank88" Lin of Triton was the only player to break even on his team.

Party Astronauts
2 - 0
CNCS
All maps
Party Astronauts K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Gage 'Infinite' Green 44 - 20 +24 90.4 84.1% 1.62
United States Josh 'PwnAlone' Pigue 41 - 20 +21 94.9 86.4% 1.61
United States Wesley 'viz' Harris 39 - 25 +14 91.4 77.3% 1.42
United States Ben 'ben1337' Smith 35 - 25 +10 86.7 81.8% 1.28
Canada Jonathan 'djay' Dallal 28 - 24 +4 72.2 75.0% 1.14
CNCS K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Junjie 'Gank88' Lin 36 - 36 +0 87.9 63.6% 1.07
Yangyi '0K1N' Li 26 - 36 -10 59.9 47.7% 0.71
Haoran 'ch1py' Wang 17 - 37 -20 55.1 65.9% 0.63
United States Kevin 'omniscient' Ma 13 - 37 -24 42.8 54.5% 0.54
King-Lok 'k1' Tang 22 - 41 -19 52.9 47.7% 0.49

Triumph claimed an identical score line against Recon 5, with Brendan "Bwills" Williams leading the way for Triumph as they won Mirage and Dust2 16-6. Despite the series being relatively uncompetitive, Recon 5's stand-in Jeorge "jeorgesnorts" Endicott played well, notching a 1.03 in the 2-0 loss.

Triumph
2 - 0
Recon 5
All maps
Triumph K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Brendan 'Bwills' Williams 39 - 23 +16 93.3 77.3% 1.42
United States David 'cynic' Polster 35 - 19 +16 87.8 81.8% 1.37
Canada Justin 'FaNg' Coakley 39 - 28 +11 89.3 77.3% 1.29
United States Jeff 'RZU' Ngo 35 - 31 +4 80.1 72.7% 1.24
Omar '3ARK00Z' Elyyan 28 - 21 +7 68.0 79.5% 1.18
Recon 5 K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Jeorge 'jeorgesnorts' Endicott 33 - 34 -1 79.0 70.5% 1.03
United States Reece 'Wilky' Wilkerson 33 - 37 -4 86.3 54.5% 0.99
United States Derek 'desi' Branchen 24 - 34 -10 56.5 68.2% 0.74
United States Keller 'SLIGHT' Nilan 19 - 35 -16 57.2 65.9% 0.71
United States Dylan 'SATURN' Finch 12 - 36 -24 51.6 54.5% 0.59

With the semi-finals concluded, the grand finals began with Party Astronauts ending the opening half of Mirage in the lead as Josh "PwnAlone" Pigue powered his team to an 11-4 CT-side. After switching sides, Party Astronauts almost found match point straight away as they climbed up to 14-4 after winning the opening T-side pistol round. But, their hopes of a quick and clean T-side were dashed as Bwills held Triumph together with fourteen kills before the team stumbled on round 25, setting the stage for Party Astronauts to take their opponent's map pick with a confident 16-9 win.

Moving onto Inferno, Triumph's troubles continued as Party Astronauts went on the offensive, with Gage "Infinite" Green putting up a vintage performance that was the tip of the spear in a 12-3 T-side for Party Astronauts. After they won their opening CT-side pistol, Triumph finally had the opportunity to strike back after winning a deagle forcebuy, as they went on to win the next five rounds in a row. Unfortunately for Triumph, they slowly ran out of steam as Party Astronauts answered back and evenly split the next six rounds to win Inferno 16-12 and overall win the series 2-0.

Party Astronauts
2 - 0
Triumph
All maps
Party Astronauts K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Gage 'Infinite' Green 45 - 32 +13 92.7 77.4% 1.37
United States Josh 'PwnAlone' Pigue 40 - 30 +10 72.7 71.7% 1.19
United States Wesley 'viz' Harris 38 - 35 +3 79.7 73.6% 1.18
Canada Jonathan 'djay' Dallal 40 - 36 +4 82.4 69.8% 1.07
United States Ben 'ben1337' Smith 22 - 31 -9 55.8 62.3% 0.81
Triumph K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Brendan 'Bwills' Williams 48 - 36 +12 98.8 77.4% 1.39
United States Jeff 'RZU' Ngo 36 - 38 -2 69.5 73.6% 1.01
United States David 'cynic' Polster 28 - 36 -8 59.3 66.0% 0.88
Canada Justin 'FaNg' Coakley 26 - 39 -13 60.6 69.8% 0.82
Omar '3ARK00Z' Elyyan 24 - 37 -13 61.8 60.4% 0.75

The third place match ended up being another one-sided series, as Recon 5 quickly dispatched their Chinese/American opposition with quick 16-5 and 16-7 wins on Vertigo and Inferno. 

CNCS
0 - 2
Recon 5
All maps
CNCS K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
King-Lok 'k1' Tang 34 - 39 -5 83.5 56.8% 0.95
Enrui 'Kan9' Kang 3 - 8 -5 22.3 87.0% 0.86
Yangyi '0K1N' Li 21 - 34 -13 60.2 59.1% 0.69
United States Kevin 'omniscient' Ma 20 - 42 -22 68.0 54.5% 0.63
United States Junjie 'Gank88' Lin 19 - 38 -19 52.2 54.5% 0.58
Weijun 'KenZ' Zhu 15 - 40 -25 40.3 40.9% 0.40
Recon 5 K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Reece 'Wilky' Wilkerson 46 - 24 +22 99.2 86.4% 1.63
United States Dylan 'SATURN' Finch 43 - 23 +20 98.8 77.3% 1.54
United States Derek 'desi' Branchen 39 - 21 +18 82.7 86.4% 1.49
United States Keller 'SLIGHT' Nilan 38 - 21 +17 91.7 79.5% 1.44
United States Jeorge 'jeorgesnorts' Endicott 34 - 24 +10 91.7 81.8% 1.30

The top eight for Knights: Revival is:

1. United States Party Astronauts (PwnAlone, ben1337, djay, Infinite, viz, Coach: Muenster) - $12,000 
2. United States Triumph (cynic, Bwills, RZU, 3ARK00Z, FaNg) - $6,000
3-4. United States Recon 5 (SATURN, AAustiN, Wilky, SLIGHT, desi, jeorgesnorts) - $2,000
3-4. World CNCS Best CS (omniscient, 0K1N, Ch1py, k1, KenZ, Gank88)
5-8. United States CENSRD (hate, Noxio, Delta9, Swahn, kber, Coach: rdb)
5-8. United States Mythic (fl0m, JoJo, LeX, witmer, Huston)
5-8. United States Sweet Tea Party (AtomiK, Makzwell, freshie, hydrik, tatm)
5-8. United States RBG (Walco, HexT, wiz, chop, CLASIA, Coach: ara)

Party Astronaut's next outing will see them compete in ESEA Summer Cup 3, which is set to begin on July 24th.

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July 13, 2021 05:18PM
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