Kinguin win Gaming Paradise Qualifier
Kinguin secure the final qualification spot for the $50,000 Gaming Paradise tournament by defeating FlipSid3 Tactics 3-0 (starting from a 1-0 map advantage, 16-4 on de_inferno, and 16-8 on de_cache).
The Gaming Paradise is a $50,000 tournament for eight teams which will run from September 6-13 in the town of Portorož, located in southwestern Slovenia. Six teams are directly invited to the event, while the first offline qualifier located in Belgrade, Serbia was clinched by GPlay.
The second closed qualifier, occurring "in-house" at a villa near the Slovenian seaside saw four teams travel to Slovenia in order to secure the final qualifying spot.
In the double elimination bracket, the first of the teams to fall was the Hungarian Rock team, followed by Gamers2. The grand final saw FlipSid3 moving through the consolidation final against Gamers2 to take on Mikail "Maikelele" Bill's Kinguin once again.
Kinguin through to The Gaming Paradise
Using a stand-in of Nikola "NiKo" Kovač due to Alexander "SKYTTEN" Carlsson's severe case of illness, Kinguin entered the best-of-five grand final with a 1-0 advantage. The first map was seemingly a breeze for the European mix as they crushed Yegor "markeloff" Markelov & co. with a score of 16-4.
Any hopes of a close series were dispelled on the next map, de_cache, and although FlipSid3 put up more of a fight, it was ultimately Kinguin who walked away the victory: 16-8.
Therefore, teams confirmed for the $50,000 Gaming Paradise so far include:
Four more teams remain to be invited; all attending teams receieve travel support and accommodation. More information about the event in September, including ticketing, can be found here.
K - D
Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo
41 - 22
Mikail 'Maikelele' BillMaikelele
36 - 22
Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain
36 - 27
Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM
32 - 22
Ricardo 'fox' Pachecofox
34 - 23
K - D
Andrey 'B1ad3' GorodenskiyB1ad3
25 - 34
Georgi 'WorldEdit' YaskinWorldEdit
24 - 34
Yegor 'markeloff' Markelovmarkeloff
26 - 37
Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchukbondik
22 - 38
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple
17 - 36