British team fm-eSports TOXiC have won the i49 event by Multiplay, which was held in Telford, United Kingdom, between August 23rd to 25th.
Despite the fact that the tournament had over €8,700 up for grabs split between the top eight teams, with €4,300 going to the winning sides, all 43 parcipants were from the United Kingdom.
Biggest names of the tournament were Reason Gaming, featuring players such as Joshua "Steel" Nissan and George "HudzG" Hoskins, BBoMM, the former 4Kings team who attended the event under the name of London Lynx, and the eventual winner, fm-eSports TOXiC.
All big names advanced to the double-elimination playoffs from the group stage without major problems, with the first roundfailing to offer any big surprises, except Rasta-Gaming losing to ECVisualize.Philips.
In the second round of the playoffs, there were plenty of good games, including Infused Gaming's 2-1 win over London Lynx. In the semi-finals, Reason Gaming defeated Infused 2-0, while fm-eSports TOXiC ran out 2-0 victors against BBoMM.
It was Nissan's Reason Gaming that secured the first spot in the grand finals by defeating Brandon "weber" Weber's fm-eSports TOXiC 2-1. In the lower bracket, BBoMM knocked London Lynx out in the 5th-6th place decider match, before moving on to consolidation final with a 19-16 win over Infused.
Steel's Reason Gaming won upper bracket surprisingly.
Rematch between BBoMM and fm-eSports TOXiC was quickly over, as Weber's team moved to grand final with a 16-6 win to meet Reason again. Due to coming from the lower bracket, fm-eSports TOXiC had to win two maps in order to win the whole tournament.
The grand final started off on de_nuke_se, where Reason Gaming were down 10-5 as Terrorists. The second half went down to the wire, with fm.TOXiC claiming the victory in the final round of the map. The second map was de_inferno_se, where Reason Gaming won the first half 8-7 as Counter-Terrorists. Once again. the decision came down to last round,which went to fm.TOXiC, who won the event with another 16-14 victory to take home the big prize.
VOD of the grand final can be found from Multiplay's YouTube channel.
i49 final standings:
1. fm-eSports TOXiC - ~€4,340
2. Reason Gaming ~€1,735
3. BBoMM ~€1,040
4. Infused ~€520
5-8. aLL-dA-sKiNZ - ~€260
5-8. London Lynx - ~€260
5-8. Rasta-Gaming - ~€260
5-8. UK TopNerd - ~€260