g3x win Rising Stars South America
G3nerationX have won Rising Stars South America #1, which featured $3,000 in cash prizes, after defeating Keyd Stars 2-1 in the grand final (9-16 on de_cache, 16-10 on de_dust2 and 16-12 on de_inferno).
Starting with eight teams from various countries in South America region, the grand final of the tournament saw two Brazilian teams clash for the victory: g3x and Keyd Stars.
Keyd Stars weren't really tested as they won both of their matches 2-0 against Team rEAK from Chile in the quarter-finals and against Brekan Gaming from Argentina in the semis. g3x, on the other hand, managing to beat another Chilean team KLG 2-0 in the quarter finals, went up against another Brazilian team Santos Dexterity. This semi-final matchup ended up as a 2-1 victory for g3x but they had to work for this one.
nak tried his best but wasn't able to carry his team to the championship
The grand finals started with Keyd Stars winning their opponent's pick which was de_cache. With Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe's and Renato "nak" Nakano dominating performances, Keyd had a relatively easy map win with a 16-9 score.
In the second map, which ended 16-10 in g3x's favor, Gustavo "yel" Knittel led the way and helped his team win de_dust2. Despite nak's incredible effort on the third and the last map, de_inferno, g3x was able to win it 16-12 and they managed to complete their series comeback.
With this result, the champions g3x took home $2,000 in cash prize, while their runner-up fellow countrymen were rewarded with $1,000.
K - D
Renato 'nak' Nakanonak
67 - 44
Vito 'kNgV-' GiuseppekNgV-
65 - 51
Jean-Michel 'mch' D'Oliveiramch
54 - 53
Lucas 'DeStiNy' BulloDeStiNy
51 - 50
Bruno 'bit' Limabit
45 - 52
Rising Stars South America #1 Final Standings:
1. g3x - $2,000
2. Keyd Stars - $1,000
3-4. Santos Dexterity
3-4. Brekan Gaming
5-8. Guerros Del Mouse
5-8. Dynasty Gaming
E-frag's Rising Stars Series will continue to take place in different regions of the world with the aim of bringing more interest in these teams. Next in the series will be the North African tournament which will start tomorrow. HLTV.org will be providing coverage for the North African tournament as well as the other tournaments in the Rising Stars Series.