WRTP win Intel Challenge Katowice
European conglomerate team WRTP have won the Intel Challenge Katowice over North American rivals CLG Red with a 2-0 score (16-10 on de_mirage and 16-8 on de_cache).
For those still looking to get their fix of Counter-Strike action at IEM Katowice, the Intel Challenge Katowice tournament featured eight female teams dueling for $30,000 across two days of group stage play and a single elimination playoff bracket.
zAAz and WRTP took home gold at the Intel Challenge
The semifinals featured an intense North American thriller between CLG Red and Karma as two maps went to overtime, but it was ultimately Stephanie "missharvey" Harvey & co. who triumped 2-1 and advanced to the grand final. The other side of the playoff bracket saw WRTP convincingly trump LDLC fe 2-0 with little problems.
With three of the current members on WRTP having won the Intel Challenge in Katowice in 2015, the Swedish-Russian-Hungarian-Danish team set about defending their title with a 12-3 CT half on de_mirage. Despite Christine "potter" Chi and crew almost clawing their way back into a comeback scenario, the European team closed out the first map 16-10.
Intel Challenge Katowice 2016 final standings:
1. WRTP - $15,000
2. CLG Red - $7,000
3-4. Karma - $3,000
3-4. LDLC fe - $3,000
5-6. Millenium fe - $1,000
5-6. Exertus fe - $1,000
7-8. Santos.DeX fe
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