TSM qualify for fb Masters finals
Team SoloMid narrowly grind out a victory against the Swedes of DenDD to be the final team qualifying for this weekend's Fragbite Masters Season 5 finals (16-9 on de_cache, 11-16 on de_inferno, and 19-16 on de_overpass).
Following the qualifications of NiP and SK via the Blue and Orange brackets of the online portions of Fragbite Masters Season 5, the runner-ups of each bracket met in a final best-of-three to determine the final team to attend the 500,000 SEK (~$57,400) event.
de_cache made the series appear as it would be an easy sweep for TSM, as most had at first predicted, with the Danes taking the map 16-9 and advancing to de_inferno.
TSM were sorely tested by DenDD
However, following a 11-4 CT half on inferno, Finn "karrigan" Andersen & co. failed to get a single round on their own T-side as DenDD used conservative, standardised, and defensive play to rack up twelve rounds and win the map 16-11.
de_overpass saw both teams giving it their all as it was DenDD who ran away with a 11-4 T half only to see TSM finally wake up with Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen making crucial plays including a second half pistolround ace, which forced the game to overtime. In overtime, the Danes finally showed their experience by taking most of the rounds and winning 19-16.
The four teams attending the Frabite Masters Season 5 finals in Stockholm this weekend will be:
The offline finals will take place from December 4-6th and we should have a viewer's guide available for you closer to the event's kick-off.
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