Astana Dragons have won TECHLABS Cup 2013 Finals in Moscow 2-1 over Universal Soldiers (11-16 de_cache, 16-5 de_inferno, 16-3 de_nuke) to win $10,000.
Astana Dragons, the favorites to win their first tournament after adding Emil "kucher" Akhundov just days ago, had a rough start in Moscow as they fell short against Natus Vincere 1-2 in their opening match.
Universal Soldiers easily defeated 3DMAX 2-0 in the other upper bracket semi-final, and went onto take down the squad of Sergey "starix" Ischuk 2-0 as well to clinch a grand final spot.
kucher wins his first event with Astana Dragons
Astana Dragons then knocked 3DMAX out in the lower bracket, and followed it up with a win over Natus Vincere in a rematch in the consolidation finals to secure a spot in the grand final.
As TECHLABS gave no advantage to the winners of upper bracket, a simple 2-1 win in the grand final was enough for Akhundov & co to top Universal Soldiers and win TECHLABS Cup 2013 Finals.
K - D
Yegor 'markeloff' Markelovmarkeloff
69 - 32
Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1
51 - 45
Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia
43 - 38
Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN
44 - 41
Emil 'kUcheR' AkhundovkUcheR
45 - 40
TECHLABS Cup 2013 finals final standings:
1. Astana Dragons - $10,000 + Game Show League spot
2. Universal Soldiers - $5,000
3. Natus Vincere - $3,500 + DreamHack Winter spot
4. 3DMAX - $1,500
Natus Vincere claimed the DreamHack Winter spot up for grabs as both Astana Dragons and US had already secured spots at the $250,000 tournament, set to begin in just under two weeks.