Selfless over WinOut to Minor playoffs

Selfless are the final team to make the MLG Americas Minor playoffs after defeating WinOut 2-1 in the Group B decider (16-6 on Dust2, 6-16 on Cache, and 16-14 on Cobblestone).

The Group B decider match at the MLG Americas Minor brought together Canadian-American Selfless and Brazilian WinOut, with both teams having defeated Winterfox to make the decider match although WinOut had also encountered a thumping defeat to OpTic in their opening match in Columbus.

Dust2 was WinOut's map pick, and although the Brazilian team won the first gunround on their CT-side after losing the pistol, it quickly became apparent that things were not going according to plan as Selfless' Mitch "mitch" Semago and Skyler "Relyks" Weaver began to use their AK's to devastating effect and secured the North American team round after round.

With the half ultimately finishing 12-3 in the favour of Selfless, WinOut gave themselves some breathing room with a second pistolround win and two converted anti-ecos, however a flawless B-site hold by mitch saw the American player get two AK kills and two Incendiary kills and thus kickstart Selfless' comeback. Off of this turnaround, Selfless took the first map 16-6.


Relyks and Selfless are beginning to appear more comfortable offline

With the Brazilian team apparently arguing with each other in between the two maps, WinOut desperately needed to get a positive start to Cache and did just that with pistolround win on their CT-side.

Although Selfless, yet again powered by Relyks on Cache, had a convincing share of T-side entries that made the half finish only 9-6 in WinOut's favour, the Brazilian team turned up the heat on their own T-side and grabbed seven rounds in a row to win Selfless' map pick 16-6.

Both sides therefore moved to Cobblestone and it was yet again another impeccable T-side from Renato "nak" Nakano and his troops that defined the first half of the match, with Gustavo "yel" Knittel having a few highlight-worthy plays with the AWP and with the Brazilians finishing up 9-6 (a late half Selfless comeback gave the North American team some much needed rounds).


destiny and WinOut tried to keep the #BrazilinNA dream alive

The second half at first seemed to be a done deal as WinOut climbed to a 13-7 lead, but a second Selfless Cobblestone comeback got underway shortly afterwards as Michael "Uber" Stapells & co. gained back round-after-round until the score stood at 14-14 and WinOut called for a tactical pause.

Since WinOut had to eco the 29th round, it all came down to the 30th round of the game in the decider match where Selfless did a full B-take and, despite an optimal position in the smoke by Lucas "DeStiNy" Bullo, the North American team managed to pull off the plant and won the map 16-14.

 Selfless K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Skyler 'Relyks' WeaverRelyks 71 - 52 +19 103.7 1.37
United States Mitch 'mitch' Semagomitch 55 - 52 +3 79.1 1.13
Canada Michael 'Uber' StapellsUber 49 - 50 -1 72.1 1.05
United States Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty 40 - 47 -7 55.5 0.92
United States Michael 'MAiNLiNE' JaberMAiNLiNE 33 - 50 -17 54.3 0.75
 WinOut K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Lucas 'DeStiNy' BulloDeStiNy 56 - 51 +5 82.6 1.13
Brazil Bruno 'bit' Limabit 53 - 52 +1 82.0 1.10
Brazil Gustavo 'yel' Knittelyel 49 - 43 +6 73.4 1.08
Brazil Vinicios 'PKL' CoelhoPKL 49 - 53 -4 77.4 0.96
Brazil Renato 'nak' Nakanonak 44 - 50 -6 71.6 0.93

Selfless now advance to an upper bracket semifinal against Tempo Storm that will take place early tomorrow.

There is one more game left for the second day of the MLG Americas Minor, an upper bracket semifinal between OpTic and TSM that will be underway shortly.

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

Brazil Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
687
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
United States Skyler 'Relyks' Weaver
Skyler 'Relyks' Weaver
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
772
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
United States Mitch 'mitch' Semago
Mitch 'mitch' Semago
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
694
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Brazil Renato 'nak' Nakano
Renato 'nak' Nakano
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
412
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Brazil Lucas 'DeStiNy' Bullo
Lucas 'DeStiNy' Bullo
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
698
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Canada Michael 'Uber' Stapells
Michael 'Uber' Stapells
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
395
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
#1
mason | 
Tunisia mason~ 
n1
2016-05-21 00:52
#2
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Canada LongBaguette 
You had one job DESTINY...one job FailFish
2016-05-21 00:52
#5
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Brazil mibrzera 
4Head iBUYPOWER NAK 4Head
2016-05-21 00:52
#6
apEX | 
Brazil nove 
NT boys hopefully they will develop well!
2016-05-21 00:52
#27
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United States donaldjae 
Yeah they are looking good individual wise. Just need better comms and possibly strats. Relatively new team IIRC.
2016-05-21 01:01
#28
apEX | 
Brazil nove 
Very excited for this team, they hopefully will develop like LG and GA when they first got here
2016-05-21 01:02
#29
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United States donaldjae 
Well they certainly look like they want it. Already looking better than some NA teams.
2016-05-21 01:03
#7
Brunei abbzt 
gg
2016-05-21 00:52
#8
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Cyprus Swishh_ 
n1
2016-05-21 00:52
#10
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Brazil karlyn90 
Really impressive for a team that just practiced for 3 days well played WO
2016-05-21 00:53
#13
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
rip the dream!
2016-05-21 00:52
chokemasters LUL
2016-05-21 00:52
#18
Norway FNNZ 
That teamflash was brutal
2016-05-21 00:52
EleGiggle destiny EleGiggle
2016-05-21 00:53
destiny :((( that was brutal this team showed so much potential though they can for sure make it to the top of NA
2016-05-21 00:53
#22
World EzHS 
Selfless breeze past WinOut to Minor playoffs (20)
2016-05-21 00:55
• Winout choke after pause • Destiny got unlucky • They almost beat like the 5th or 6th NA team so they have potential
2016-05-21 00:59
#26
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Brazil mibrzera 
nak throw
2016-05-21 01:00
#30
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Brazil brazilianking 
The team was created last week, it's a mix between ex keyd and g3x players This team has more talent than Tempo Storm, we need wait they adapt their gameplay to NA style and soon they will be able to fight against the TOP NA teams
2016-05-21 01:07
#31
hampus | 
Sweden Exxet 
honestly i have no idea on winout lost cbble, they had it in the bag for so long totally dominated selfless on t side and then nak chokes the 1v1 vs mitch and they get 3 rounds somehow, then they started so good on ct
2016-05-21 01:07
Nak is so experienced and he choked against NA T3 team. ED1.: First map they played like BOTs. Like someone die and you don't care about it and keep moving
2016-05-21 01:48
its theys first big 'internacional' lan tournament. they trained only for 3 days at clutchcon... they need more time together, more experience against NA teams, that have other playstyle theyre used to fight. time will build their sucess
2016-05-21 02:00
#36
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
Winout won't achieve anything with nak. He is looking really bad.
2016-05-21 01:53
Even though of what happen to destiny, i still think he might be the biggest new talent brazil has to offer, he has some big potential
2016-05-21 02:04
bye loseout, sorry 4 rekt
2016-05-21 02:22
#42
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Brazil kbelo55 
Destiny's T-Side was very impressive. He got the first kill of almost all rounds WO won.
2016-05-21 02:26
nt
2016-05-21 08:34
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