k1ck, AlienTech to ESWC finals
k1ck and AlienTech have qualified for the ESWC finals after finishing in the top two at the Portuguese qualifier.
Held in Vila Nova de Gaia, the qualifier was open to teams from both Portugal and Spain, but surprisingly not a single Spanish team attended the event. The first day of the qualifier was marred by network and power problems, which almost put the entire event at risk.
k1ck had here their first LAN test with the new lineup, featuring Bruno "riis3d" Melo instead of Rui "SHOUW" Reis, but that did not keep Ricardo "fox" Pacheco's side from cruising to the final as they moved past madjick and FTW.Alienware.
fox's k1ck to attend the ESWC finals once again
From the other end of the bracket came AlienTech, who also had a relatively ease route to the tournament decider as they beat Panthers and tReseRRdoiseLL, both times on just two maps.
With both teams already through to the ESWC event, the grand final decided which of the two would have their expenses covered by the organisation. As expected, k1ck ran out 2-0 victors following 16-5 and 16-14 wins on de_nuke and de_inferno, respectively.
k1ck and AlienTech will attend the ESWC finals with:
|Ricardo "fox" Pacheco||Fábio "zneiL" Vasconcelos|
|Christopher "MUTiRiS" Fernandes||Ruben "Rub3nix" Santos|
|Joao "KILLDREAM" Ferreira||Filipe "Pizituh" Pires|
|Ricardo "rmn" Oliveira||Tiago "marq" Marques|
|Bruno "riis3d" Melo||Vitor "ScRm" Vale|