LGB eSports have won TECHLABS Cup Minsk 2013 after a marathon 2-1 (4-16 de_mirage_ce, 31-28 de_dust2_se, 13-16 de_inferno_se) match versus Natus Vincere.
TECHLABS Minsk paired the two online qualifier winners up against each other for a prize purse of $5,000, and a spot at the TECHLABS finals, set to take place later in the year in Moscow.
Natus Vincere were actually taken down by the Swedes in the European online qualifier in a similar 1-2 match, but were then able to top the CIS qualifier to make it to Belarus.
eksem led his team to a victory versus Na`Vi
Opening map saw Na`Vi get completely crushed on de_mirage_ce, but after lengthy delays and multiple overtimes, the Ukrainians evened up the series with a 31-28 win on de_dust2_se.
It all came down to de_inferno_se, which started almost six hours after the match was scheduled to go live. In the end, LGB eSports prevailed with a 16-13 score to win the series.
TECHLABS Cup Minsk 2013 final standings:
1. LGB eSports - $3,500 + qualified for TECHLABS finals
2. Natus Vincere - $1,500
With NiP, 3DMAX and Astana Dragons already qualified, LGB eSports are now the fourth and final team that will take part in TECHLABS finals, which will have over $20,000 up for grabs.