TSM eliminate Selfless at MLG Minor

Team SoloMid eliminated Selfless from the MLG Americas Regional Minor after winning the lower bracket final 2-0 (16-13 on Train and 19-17 on Cobblestone).

Before the upper bracket final between OpTic and Tempo Storm of the MLG Americas Regional Minor could commence, and thus determine the first team to qualify for the ESL One Cologne qualifier, the lower bracket final of the event played out between TSM and Selfless.

TSM's 17-year-old fragger Hunter "SicK" Mims was a dynamo on the first map of Train, finishing 28-20 with 98.4 ADR as the Canadian-American team won the map 16-13.

The Train win hinged on a first half that saw TSM finish with a 10-5 scoreline (fairly moderate for CT-sides on the map) and then simply edge out Michael "MAiNLiNE" Jaber & co. of Selfless on the rounds that mattered in the second half, thus giving TSM a better economic situation and the ability to continue executes with moderate utility. In the end, TSM picked up the six rounds required to close out the map.


autimatic & TSM advance to the consolidation final to fight for a Major qual. spot

The second map took place on Cobblestone, which was coincidentally TSM's map pick, and it yet again looked to be a case of "map vetoes in NA gone wrong" as, following a 10-5 T-side half by Selfless, Michael "Uber" Stapells and teammates pulled ahead to as far as 15-9 before TSM began to inch their way back into the series.

As many began to expect given Selfless' tendency to struggle in crucial moments in offline games (with a few players still accruing LAN experience), the map ultimately went into overtime and in the end TSM proved to have the better head for the game as they took the map 19-17 and knocked Selfless out in fourth place at the Minor.

 TSM K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Hunter 'SicK' MimsSicK 57 - 43 +14 92.0 1.33
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic 54 - 42 +12 90.2 1.29
Canada Kory 'SEMPHIS' FriesenSEMPHIS 51 - 43 +8 83.2 1.22
Canada Pujan 'FNS' MehtaFNS 33 - 40 -7 67.0 0.93
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz 32 - 43 -11 52.5 0.78
 Selfless K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Canada Michael 'Uber' StapellsUber 50 - 44 +6 88.6 1.25
United States Mitch 'mitch' Semagomitch 43 - 40 +3 67.2 1.02
United States Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty 43 - 45 -2 66.9 0.95
United States Skyler 'Relyks' WeaverRelyks 38 - 53 -15 73.8 0.87
United States Michael 'MAiNLiNE' JaberMAiNLiNE 36 - 46 -10 64.0 0.84

Earlier in the day, we also saw the second upper bracket semifinal play out between Tempo Storm and Selfless and it was a fairly one-sided affair as the Brazilians won both maps convincingly (16-4 on Cache and 16-5 on Cobblestone) and this was the result that brought Selfless into the lower bracket final. The stats are listed below for coverage purposes.

 Tempo Storm K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 47 - 20 +27 116.6 1.88
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 34 - 30 +4 100.4 1.36
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 31 - 16 +15 73.8 1.33
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 36 - 20 +16 78.1 1.32
Brazil Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' GonçalvesSHOOWTiME 29 - 21 +8 73.7 1.17
 Selfless K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Mitch 'mitch' Semagomitch 24 - 35 -11 74.0 0.81
United States Michael 'MAiNLiNE' JaberMAiNLiNE 22 - 36 -14 60.3 0.74
United States Skyler 'Relyks' WeaverRelyks 24 - 36 -12 56.5 0.74
Canada Michael 'Uber' StapellsUber 20 - 36 -16 66.0 0.69
United States Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty 17 - 35 -18 47.8 0.63

The final match of the third day of the MLG Americas Minor is about to get underway between the Canadian-American-Spanish OpTic Gaming squad and the Brazilians of Tempo Storm; the winner of this match will qualify for the ESL One Cologne offline qualifier in Katowice.

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

United States Michael 'MAiNLiNE' Jaber
Michael 'MAiNLiNE' Jaber
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
437
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
United States Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
740
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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
go twistZzz
2016-05-21 22:58
fak
2016-05-21 22:58
asd
2016-05-21 22:58
#4
Aleksib | 
Bangladesh 696969 
2016-05-21 22:58
5th ez. Thanks mom and shoutout to Catcap#trolled
2016-05-21 22:59
#6
Finland Tekh 
Expected
2016-05-21 22:58
#7
eneshan | 
Poland [P]iku 
n1, sad that Twistzzz didn't play very good :(
2016-05-21 22:58
#8
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CIS sergioff 
1
2016-05-21 22:58
Ez for Twistzzz
2016-05-21 22:58
#10
United Kingdom QY 
ez 10 BOYS
2016-05-21 22:58
Toasty
2016-05-21 22:59
#15
United Kingdom QY 
me too, I lost my mouse on my screen for a couple seconds :(
2016-05-21 22:59
#14
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World asbi 
K Nigga K
2016-05-21 22:59
Ive never seen a team worse than Selfless and NA claim theyre a top team. Mainline is literally the hardest baiter ever.
2016-05-21 23:00
Glad to see that NA temas are improving :)
2016-05-22 00:21
Who is the IGL for TSM and Selfless?
2016-05-22 03:53
FNS for tsm Mainline for selfless
2016-05-22 13:49
rip uber
2016-05-22 13:47
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