iNation have won the annual Belgrade Gaming Festival by defeating E-Frag in the grand final 2-1 (16-6 on de_inferno, 14-16 on de_nuke & 16-12 on de_mirage).
A mainly local LAN, but also featuring the best Bulgarian team HEADSHOTBG, the 4th annual Belgrade Festival gathered 17 teams from all around Serbia in a battle for $1,350.
The group stage and quarter-finals saw the main favorites iNation, HEADSHOTBG, E-Frag and SENSEi progress to the final four which was played on day two of the tournament, Sunday.
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The only ones who had some problems in their quarter-final clash were HEADSHOTBG who lost the first map to a mix team featuring former ENTiTY star, Anel "NENO" Ceković and former iNation member Nemanja "k1Ng0r" Bošković.
The Bulgarians then ran into iNation in the semi-final and after a very interesting encounter, the Serbian team came out victorious 16-13 on de_mirage and 25-23 triple overtime on de_inferno.
On the other side of the bracket, Bogdan "MASiNA" Bogdanović's E-Frag came back against Prague Challenge participants SENSEi to win 2-1 after dropping the first map (10-16 on de_nuke, 16-14 on de_mirage and 16-4 on de_dust2).
In the grand final iNation started with an easy 16-6 win on de_inferno, but E-Frag made it all square with a close 16-14 win on de_nuke. The deciding map was de_mirage and it also looked like it will go down to the wire, but Nikola "NiKolinho" Kovač's 36 kills propelled the former Refuse squad to a 16-12 victory, gaining them another local title and $800.
K - D
Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo
78 - 45
Nestor 'LETN1' TanićLETN1
66 - 44
Janko 'YNk' PaunovićYNk
53 - 52
Aleksandar 'kassad' Trifunovićkassad
53 - 53
Luka 'emi' Vukovićemi
52 - 50
The 3rd place decider went to HEADSHOTBG who defeated SENSEi 2-0 (16-12 on de_nuke and 16-1 on de_mirage).
Final standings of Belgrade Gaming Festival 2013
1. iNation - $800
2. E-Frag - $400
3. HEADSHOTBG - $150
iNation will be seen in SLTV StarSeries VIII in the following weeks, while E-Frag and SENSEi are taking part in SLTV's second tier league ProSeries. Demos from the tournament will be uploaded to our demo section in the near future.