OpTic advance over TSM to UB final

OpTic Gaming win the first upper bracket semifinal of the MLG Americas Minor after defeating TSM 2-1 (16-7 on Overpass, 8-16 on Cache, and 16-11 on Mirage).

With the final match of the second day being an upper bracket semifinal to determine a team that would advance to the upper bracket final of the MLG Americas Minor, it was two majority Canadian teams that faced off across three maps: OpTic and TSM.

Solid CT holds from Keith "NAF" Markovic and Damian "daps" Steele on Overpass meant that OpTic finished the first half of the series with a bracing 10-5 score, and it was only a question of a few more T-side rounds that meant that the Green Wall team secured the first map with relative ease with a score of 16-7.

Kory "SEMPHIS" Friesen' post game interview after the Group A decider against NRG rang true on Cache, as TSM suddenly appeared like an entirely different team on the map and finished the first half with a 9-6 leading score (including SEMPHIS winning a one-versus-two on the last round of the half).


stanislaw led OpTic in the series

The T-side was even more Team SoloMid-sided as the Canadian-American team strung together seven rounds compared to OpTic's two (including Pujan "FNS" Mehta winning a one-versus-two postplant situation) to close out the second map with a 16-8 score.

Things therefore moved to the third map of Mirage which proved to be the most tightly contested map of the series. It was actually TSM who at first appeared poised to be the victor as FNS, Timothy "autimatic" Ta, and youngster Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken all came up big on the team's CT-side to give them a 10-5 advantage.

However, OpTic were determined to take the "wall" sobriquet of their organisation to its fullest meaning and literally put up an unbreakable wall of defense on the second half (which saw an 11-1 score for OpTiC) to thus take Mirage 16-11 and advance to the upper bracket final.

Matchpage
2
1
21st May 2016
Canada
16
Overpass
7
8
Cache
16
16
Mirage
11

 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 54 - 46 +8 87.7 1.21
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 56 - 52 +4 85.7 1.18
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 53 - 49 +4 77.8 1.13
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 49 - 52 -3 68.4 1.02
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 45 - 47 -2 60.1 0.92
 TSM K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 57 - 51 +6 85.3 1.16
Canada Pujan 'FNS' MehtaFNS 48 - 47 +1 76.3 1.05
United States Hunter 'SicK' MimsSicK 43 - 53 -10 71.0 0.94
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 47 - 55 -8 69.6 0.92
Canada Kory 'SEMPHIS' FriesenSEMPHIS 49 - 51 -2 68.3 0.91

The third day of action at the MLG Americas Regional Minor will first see the other upper bracket semifinal play out, between Tempo Storm and Selfless at 18:00, and then continue with the upper bracket final (which will decide one team going to the Cologne qualifier in Katowice) and a lower bracket final.

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Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
852
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
929
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Canada Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
806
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
987
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
mason | 
Tunisia mason~ 
n1
2016-05-21 04:54
#15
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United Kingdom Gandu123 
Freemason?
2016-05-21 07:08
Ez OpTic stickers
2016-05-21 04:54
i arent think that
2016-05-21 04:55
GJ
2016-05-21 04:54
asd
2016-05-21 04:54
#5
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Russia Lightsaber 
Nice!
2016-05-21 04:54
#6
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France daniel19 
Nice dudes!
2016-05-21 04:54
sticker pls
2016-05-21 04:54
Optic vs Faze soon?
2016-05-21 04:55
Optic stickers Inc.
2016-05-21 05:06
Why does Stanislaw only do good against tier 10 players
2016-05-21 05:11
So ez twistzzzz
2016-05-21 05:34
#14
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
gg
2016-05-21 05:47
i almost gave a fuck, astrails =/= TSM ...phew
2016-05-21 07:11
That was BECAUSE of astralis, literally had nothing to do with who they were playing against, that was why I was so pissed when they lost. I lost my bet as well but like i said, not really mad just disappointed by it, they would have lost to winterfox in that game.
2016-05-21 09:42
#17
Edward | 
Canada k1st 
so much canada
2016-05-21 07:58
n1
2016-05-21 08:36
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