TSM through to PGL S1 finals
Team SoloMid have qualified for the PGL Season 1 offline finals following a 2-1 victory over Team Kinguin (7-16 on de_train, 21-15 on de_dust2 and 21-18 on de_mirage).
After both groups were played out, the losing teams were placed in a double-elimination bracket to determine the last European team to secure a spot at the season finals, in Bucharest.
The grand final pitted Team SoloMid, who beat Natus Vincere 16-10 in the Upper Bracket final, against Team Kinguin, who were able to move past Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko's side despite fielding a stand-in, Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund, due to Ricardo "fox" Pacheco facing DDoS issues.
GeT_RiGhT shone as a stand-in for Kinguin
With the NiP star still on the roster, Kinguin came out strongly in the final and took a 1-0 lead after picking up a 16-7 win on de_train thanks to a flawless display on the CT side. The following two maps, de_dust2 and de_mirage, went down to the wire, but on both occasions TSM were the stronger side, which allowed them to overcome the deficit and book a spot at the PGL offine finals.
K - D
René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb
71 - 63
Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan
71 - 67
Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x
63 - 59
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh
67 - 69
Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice
67 - 75
The fourth and last spot at the PGL Season 1 finals will go to the winner of the North American division, which will kick off on Tuesday, featuring Luminosity, CLG, Team Liquid and Method.