compLexity have triumphed in the MSI Beat it! 2013 US qualifier after defeating Homeless 2-0 (16-12 on de_nuke_se, 16-9 on de_dust2_se) in the final, winning $1,500 in the process as well as $3,000 travel support for the trip to China.
After finding the Oceanic participant in Vox Eminor last week, tonight was the time to find out who will represent North America.
The ESEA Season 14 runners-up compLexity had an easy road to the final, while the newly formed squad Homeless, featuring European based Canadian player Joshua "steel" Nissan, had to overcome Denial's old and new teams in closely fought quarter-final and semi-final series.
Despite residing in UK, steel played well for Homeless throughout the tournament
The grand final began on coL's map pick, de_nuke_se, where they had to start on the T side due to losing the knife round.
The very beginning of the match hinted at a back and forth affair, with compLexity going up 2-0 before dropping an anti-eco round and seeing Homeless take over the lead three rounds later.
However, the attackers shifted into the next gear and won six in a row before splitting the last two for a 10-5 lead.
Homeless had a perfect reply ready for the second half, and they went on their own six round run for another lead change at 11-10.
But similarly to how they closed down NiP at the ESEA Season 14 Finals last month, Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert and Braxton "swag" Pierce stepped up their upper bombsite hold and led coL to a 16-12 first map win.
17-year-old Braxton "swag" Pierce was the top fragger of the match
Their momentum carried over into the second map, as they went up 6-0 as Ts on de_dust2_se. Still, Homeless hung on and managed to win 7 of the next 9 rounds, only trailing by one at the half.
Losing the second pistol round didn't help though, and despite coming close again at 10-9, Homeless were left stranded in the end after yet another six round run by Sean "sgares" Gares' squad, making the final score 16-9 in favor of compLexity.
K - D
Kory 'SEMPHIS' FriesenSEMPHIS
49 - 33
Braxton 'swag' Pierceswag
50 - 35
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing
42 - 35
Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko
32 - 32
Sean 'seang@res' Garesseang@res
27 - 33
With this victory, coL won a $1,500 prize, as well as $3,000 worth of travel support for the MSI Beat it! 2013 LAN Finals in China.
Final standings of MSI Beat it! 2013 US Finals
1. compLexity - $1,500 + $3,000 travel support
2. Homeless - $500
They will join fnatic and Vox Eminor in the list of known participants so far, while seven more are left to be determined in the coming weeks.
|fnatic||Vox Eminor||compLexity||Europe #1|
|Europe #2||China #1||China #2||Middle East|
|South East Asia||Korea/Japan/Taiwan|
The European qualifier is currently in the semi-final stage where NiP will meet VeryGames, and Lemondogs will battle n!faculty for the two spots, while Middle East's qualifier is set to finish this Saturday.
The LAN Finals will have $22,000 up for grabs and will take place on November 22-23rd in Shanghai, China.