PKL and co. will be heading back to South America in November for the $83k event

paiN qualify to FiReLEAGUE 2021 over Extra Salt

The Brazilians bested their rivals 2-0 to claim a spot in their first LAN this year.

paiN have punched their ticket to Argentinian LAN tournament FiReLEAGUE 2021, emerging as the victors in the finals against Extra Salt. 

The qualifier started off with a relatively forgettable quarterfinals that saw GODSENT forfeit due to an upcoming event conflict, Triumph drop out of the event to compete in the IEM Winter 2021 Open Qualifier, and Extra Salt completely decimate Mexican squad Akave. The only match of note saw Bad News Bears, with Wesley "viz" Harris as a stand-in, get taken down 2-0 in a one-sided fashion by oNe.

Moving into the semifinals, Extra Salt bested Party Astronauts 2-1 in a series that saw the North American teams trade each other's map picks before Extra Salt crushed Party Astronauts 16-6 on Nuke.

Extra Salt
2 - 1
Party Astronauts
All maps
Extra Salt K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Josh 'oSee' Ohm 76 - 40 +36 95.0 82.9% 1.56
Canada Justin 'FaNg' Coakley 59 - 46 +13 84.6 76.3% 1.22
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou 52 - 53 -1 75.7 72.4% 1.06
Mexico Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado 46 - 47 -1 72.3 72.4% 1.04
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek 49 - 51 -2 72.0 71.1% 1.03
Party Astronauts K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
United States Gage 'Infinite' Green 61 - 57 +4 87.2 71.1% 1.14
United States Josh 'PwnAlone' Pigue 48 - 53 -5 67.3 67.1% 0.98
Canada Jonathan 'djay' Dallal 41 - 56 -15 63.3 67.1% 0.82
United States David 'cynic' Polster 43 - 61 -18 72.4 57.9% 0.81
United States Ben 'ben1337' Smith 44 - 59 -15 68.9 59.2% 0.80

The series on the opposite side of the bracket began with oNe in the lead after a dominant 16-9 win on Inferno. Moving into Nuke, oNe kept up the pressure as a strong CT-side effort allowed them to lead 12-3. Unfortunately after this, Mario "malbsMd" Samayoa and co. began to lose control of the series as paiN rallied to win Nuke 16-14 before taking Ancient 16-7.

TeamOne
1 - 2
paiN
All maps
TeamOne K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Guatemala Mario 'malbsMd' Samayoa 64 - 59 +5 92.0 69.2% 1.23
Brazil Enzo 'xns' Henrique 54 - 49 +5 70.0 69.2% 1.04
Brazil Matheus 'pesadelo' Panisset 48 - 59 -11 86.5 71.8% 1.04
Brazil Matheus 'prt' Scuvero 44 - 55 -11 65.9 65.4% 0.89
Brazil Pedro 'Maluk3' Campos 41 - 55 -14 46.4 59.0% 0.73
paiN K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Brazil Rafael 'saffee' Costa 66 - 52 +14 82.2 76.9% 1.24
Brazil Gabriel 'NEKIZ' Schenato 57 - 49 +8 77.4 78.2% 1.15
Brazil Wesley 'hardzao' Lopes 56 - 47 +9 75.8 74.4% 1.12
Brazil Vinicios 'PKL' Coelho 50 - 52 -2 75.2 74.4% 1.04
Brazil Rodrigo 'biguzera' Bittencourt 47 - 53 -6 73.6 74.4% 1.00

In the finals, paiN continued to demonstrate their proficiency on Ancient as they won their T-side 8-7 before putting up a near-perfect CT-side to win the map 16-8. After this, the two sides were evenly matched on Inferno for the majority of the map before a 2k bomb defense by Rafael "saffee" Costa allowed paiN to take the map 16-14 and avoid overtime.

Extra Salt
0 - 2
paiN
All maps
Extra Salt K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Mexico Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado 34 - 35 -1 72.2 68.5% 0.99
United States Josh 'oSee' Ohm 32 - 33 -1 61.4 64.8% 0.96
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou 33 - 42 -9 78.7 59.3% 0.93
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek 27 - 37 -10 69.9 64.8% 0.85
Canada Justin 'FaNg' Coakley 29 - 36 -7 53.3 63.0% 0.80
paiN K - D +/- ADR KAST Rating 2.0
Brazil Rafael 'saffee' Costa 45 - 28 +17 90.6 77.8% 1.39
Brazil Rodrigo 'biguzera' Bittencourt 41 - 32 +9 79.5 77.8% 1.20
Brazil Wesley 'hardzao' Lopes 34 - 28 +6 65.3 66.7% 1.06
Brazil Vinicios 'PKL' Coelho 33 - 33 +0 70.1 66.7% 1.00
Brazil Gabriel 'NEKIZ' Schenato 30 - 35 -5 59.4 66.7% 0.93

The teams that will be participating in FiReLEAGUE2021 are:

[sam] 9z Furious
[sam] Infinity Isurus
Brazil Havan Liberty Brazil Paquetá
River Plate Leviatán
Last Chance Qualifier Brazil paiN
Iberian Qualifier Mad Kings

FiReLEAGUE 2021 is set to start on November 15th in Buenos Aires. paiN will be joined in Argentina by Brazilian compatriots Havan Liberty and Paquetá as well as North American Advanced squad Infinity.

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