OpTic through to CEVO finals

OpTic Gaming have secured the first spot at the CEVO Gfinity Season 9 Finals after topping the first North American bracket tournament.

Sixteen teams from across North America competed in the first of four single-elimination brackets that will be hosted by CEVO with a view to finding the region's representatives at the season finals, where $125,000 will be on offer.

The biggest surprises of the tournament came in the early exits of Splyce, who had been the surprise package of the offline qualifier for MLG Columbus, and of CLG following defeats against AGG and NRG, respectively.


ShahZaM's OpTic will go to London 

Liquid, who breezed past Noble and Complexity during the first two backet rounds, were denied by OpTic in the semi-final stage in a three-map thriller, with Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan's men gaining momentum after overturning a 3-12 deficit on de_train to win the map in overtime.

The Canadian team went on to face Selfless in the grand final, picking up a 2-0 victory over the former Enemy side following 16-6 and 16-7 wins on de_overpass and de_mirage, respectively.

The CEVO Season 9 Finals will take place at the Gfinity Arena, in London, from April 28 to May 1, and feature four representatives from both Europe and North America. You can follow our coverage of the first European bracket, which is still underway, here.

United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
956
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
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2016-03-09 17:23
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2016-03-09 17:23
#5
Sweden erqqi 
nice
2016-03-09 17:23
<3 aurora tits
2016-03-09 17:23
*__*
2016-03-09 17:24
<3 Hedje tits
2016-03-09 17:33
<3 dosia tits
2016-03-09 18:08
*__*
2016-03-09 18:09
hedje gone from lgb :( :(
2016-03-09 19:16
#6
Hobbit | 
Slovakia N1cc0 
n1
2016-03-09 17:23
nice
2016-03-09 17:23
#8
Korea zrtug 
1
2016-03-09 17:23
n1
2016-03-09 17:23
I love this team, Shazham deserves it so much :D
2016-03-09 17:23
#12
ScreaM | 
Dominican Republic casxd 
gj
2016-03-09 17:23
#13
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Sweden FZX 
1
2016-03-09 17:23
Great
2016-03-09 17:23
k
2016-03-09 17:23
#16
k0nfig | 
World R4ZV1 
1rd
2016-03-09 17:23
dogs
2016-03-09 17:23
1st
2016-03-09 17:23
15x3 (4x2 bomb planted) > 17x19 Never forget
2016-03-09 17:24
NA CS 4Head
2016-03-09 17:23
Late news
2016-03-09 17:23
#22
Kaze | 
Malaysia Swattax 
Radical Meme
2016-03-09 17:23
unexpected
2016-03-09 17:23
Impressive - EU will get crushed by these god tier level NA teams in the near future!
2016-03-09 17:24
#30
felps | 
Brazil Fr4m3 
how the fuck CLG and TL lose for these tier2 NA teams?
2016-03-09 17:26
Optic is the most online team in NA right now. They all do terrible at lan but they play great online. Stanislaw. Daps calls different. naf is also very online.
2016-03-09 17:32
#39
felps | 
Brazil Fr4m3 
I still think that is unacceptable for a team who wanna be(and have everything to be) one of te top world teams. Idk how.. but at least c9 and TL need stop to play as equal against these teams otherwise they'll have no chance on majors
2016-03-09 17:37
ez for ANELE
2016-03-09 17:29
I love how every player that has left C9 since it was created are now in better teams then C9 LOl
2016-03-09 17:30
#40
Mexico Moxw 
OpTic onliners and semphis was in shitty ass coL so i arent think that
2016-03-09 17:39
#43
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Sweden lagcats 
This guy doesn't know what hes talking about. Dont listen to him
2016-03-09 17:47
#33
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Norway Napapijri 
fuck and disrespect to Optic, luckers
2016-03-09 17:31
MOST ONLINE TEAM IN NORTH AMERICA They do amazing online on LAN look at their numbers, everyone's stats go down except for like 1 player Stanislaw online af Stanislaw on LAN? I aren't think tht naf also online af daps is an online igl at lan daps gets lan fear and doesn't call the same the whole team is online except for shahzam and maybe rush but rush isn't that good
2016-03-09 17:31
stanislaw is cheating, can it be more obvious?
2016-03-09 18:36
no adderal on lan, watch them suck dick
2016-03-09 17:31
scar
2016-03-09 17:33
gg
2016-03-09 17:45
shazam like banana
2016-03-09 17:51
still sad mouz and VP aren't invited to the finals as they topped Season8
2016-03-09 21:01
LONDON CITY OF COCAINE
2016-03-09 21:10
#56
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Brunei FeelsHoodMan 
Papa Hecz will be a happy man
2016-03-10 01:33
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