OpTic win MLG Americas Minor

OpTic have come out victorious at MLG Regional Minor Championship Americas after a very narrow 2-1 series against Tempo Storm (Dust2 13-16, Train 16-13, Nuke 16-12).

After Tempo Storm managed to secure their spot in the grand final following a solid victory over TSM, it was time for the final itself between the Brazilians and OpTic, who had already met in the upper bracket final.

Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas kicked off Dust2 with a flashy all-headshot triple in the pistol round for their first two rounds as CT. João "felps" Vasconcellos's and Ricardo "boltz" Prass's doubles gave Tempo the third round, but once their economy was broken in the following round, OpTic took full advantage of the situation.

After a couple of anti-ecos, Keith "NAF" Markovic won a 1v2, while Damian "daps" Steele's quad with an AWP put OpTic up to 7-1. From there on out, however, it was a Tempo Storm show entirely. 

All seven remaining rounds in the half went their way, mostly in a comfortable manner with an exception in one round, where it came down to a 2v2 afterplant situation. Gustavo "SHOOWTiME" Gonçalves made sure the streak would stay alive with a quad-kill in the second pistol, which was followed by a few close anti-ecos for 10-7 in Tempo Storm's favor.


mixwell and RUSH combined for 151 kills over the series

Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles's triple extended the streak to 12 rounds in a row, but it was eventually stopped then and there, while OpTic started a streak of their own. Two of the next four rounds were ecos from Tempo, allowing them to buy up. Three kills from boltz and another comfortable round went his team's way, and only mixwell's 1v1 clutch was standing in the way of their victory on map one at 16-13.

As map two Train was picked by OpTic, who also got to a flying 4-0 start, mainly thanks to William "RUSH" Wierzba who had a double entry in the pistol and a 1v3 in the following round. 

Two saved guns helped Tempo Storm secure round number five, and another clutch by Henrique "HEN1" Teles pushed them to 4-5 as they picked up a few comfortable rounds afterwards. The famed sniper also got four kills in the next round, but it was still not enough as he didn't have time to defuse.

However, Tempo Storm didn't budge afterwards and went on to pick up three in a row before OpTic closed out the half with two rounds with RUSH picking up a quad-kill along the way.

The Canadian-American squad picked up the second pistol as well, but the score was even at 9-9 soon afterwards as three players from OpTic had to save weapons. A clean round forced Tempo on a double eco for 12-9, but SHOOWTiME had different ideas in mind as he helped his team get back to a one-round deficit.


The new Nuke found its way into the series

Their economical situation was still in shambles due to close rounds, and they had to go on another eco once mixwell won a 1v1 for an eventual 14-11. LUCAS1 managed to delay with a triple and a 1v2, but it was OpTic to pick up map two and force it to Nuke - yes, that's right - at 16-13 once again.

Nuke started with a go-to strategy on the Terrorist-side pistol, as OpTic opted to go with an A split from ramp to heaven and came out on top for a 3-0 lead. Tempo Storm quickly took over, however, as they performed multiple retakes on both sides with HEN1 and felps finding triples on their way to a 7-3 scoreline.

OpTic didn't budge to the pressure being put on them, as they took four rounds out of the remaining five to get seven rounds on the Terrorist side before switching over.

The momentum swung Tempo's way again as they used a plant on top of the B bombsite silo to win the pistol and survive the following forcebuy from their opponents. OpTic ended up winning an eco after trying yet another forcebuy, and soon afterwards daps and NAF won a 2v4 in a matter of a few seconds to tie it up at 11-11.

As RUSH single-handedly retook the A site with a triple in a 2v3, OpTic went on to reach 14 rounds and soon closed out the series at 16-12 after a desperate double-AWP attempt from Tempo.

Matchpage
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1
22nd May 2016
13
Dust2
16
16
Train
13
16
Nuke
12

 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 75 - 59 +16 90.6 1.38
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 76 - 57 +19 93.4 1.35
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 60 - 60 0 76.6 1.04
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 63 - 57 +6 70.4 1.00
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 38 - 59 -21 56.5 0.77
 Tempo Storm K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 60 - 55 +5 72.0 1.04
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 63 - 65 -2 83.9 1.02
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 58 - 71 -13 78.3 0.99
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 56 - 62 -6 72.7 0.99
Brazil Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' GonçalvesSHOOWTiME 55 - 60 -5 63.3 0.94

MLG Regional Minor Championship Americas final standings:

1. Canada OpTic - $30,000 + Cologne Main Qualifier spot
2. Brazil Tempo Storm - $15,000 + Cologne Main Qualifier spot
3. Canada TSM - $5,000
4. United States Selfless
5-6. United States NRG
5-6. Brazil WinOut
7-8. United States Winterfox
7-8. Canada Kaliber
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
731
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Brazil Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
789
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
836
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
784
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
804
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
955
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
#1
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ 
Well played Optic!
2016-05-22 23:55
NUKE LOL
2016-05-22 23:58
2016-05-23 06:04
this video makes no sense
2016-05-23 09:07
n1
2016-05-22 23:54
gg optic
2016-05-22 23:54
As close as the OCEAN
2016-05-22 23:54
n1
2016-05-22 23:54
#6
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Macedonia Ficz 
f
2016-05-22 23:54
ez
2016-05-22 23:54
congrats optic
2016-05-22 23:54
#9
Spain Attar 
n1 optic
2016-05-22 23:54
ds
2016-05-22 23:54
#11
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Norway neveredgy69 
w0
2016-05-22 23:54
3
2016-05-22 23:54
#13
fox | 
Portugal ZendeR_ 
wp
2016-05-22 23:54
#14
United Kingdom jdb^ 
1
2016-05-22 23:54
ez
2016-05-22 23:54
#16
World fns1 
N1
2016-05-22 23:54
ez FaZe
2016-05-22 23:54
gg
2016-05-22 23:54
xd
2016-05-22 23:54
1
2016-05-22 23:54
n1
2016-05-22 23:54
ys
2016-05-22 23:54
#23
rain | 
United States Starwell 
l
2016-05-22 23:54
n1
2016-05-22 23:54
first
2016-05-22 23:54
1st
2016-05-22 23:54
#27
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Faroe Islands deuzzz 
gj E: 27 :(
2016-05-22 23:54
ez br
2016-05-22 23:54
get rekt monkeys
2016-05-22 23:54
#30
COCAINE | 
Syria Kansur 
rip brazil
2016-05-22 23:54
#31
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Germany H0lic 
ns
2016-05-22 23:54
#32
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Peru w1inter 
1
2016-05-22 23:54
yo
2016-05-22 23:54
#34
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Spain Alser 
LET'S GOOO
2016-05-22 23:54
nuke elegiggle
2016-05-22 23:54
1swt
2016-05-22 23:54
n1
2016-05-22 23:54
rip tempo
2016-05-22 23:54
#39
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United States Maen666 
ez
2016-05-22 23:54
no fuks given
2016-05-22 23:54
GG
2016-05-22 23:54
#42
method | 
United States f0xes` 
GGWP
2016-05-22 23:55
What a bunch of nerds you are
2016-05-22 23:55
gj !
2016-05-22 23:55
#45
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Spain Silber_ 
MIXWELL LETS GO
2016-05-22 23:55
Rip favelas
2016-05-22 23:55
first
2016-05-22 23:56
Expected
2016-05-22 23:56
CANADIAN CS!!! friendly country, humble players, ggwp some other countries could really learn something
2016-05-22 23:58
NAF Seemed pretty mad in the nuke game.. Just saying
2016-05-23 00:08
NAF tilting on nuke was funny af.
2016-05-23 01:17
Tempo choke
2016-05-22 23:58
#51
Europe bueR 
Optic = Strong Tier 2 team. Best in NA (sans LG). ez quarter finals in mayor.
2016-05-22 23:58
#58
SPUNJ | 
Brazil FalKsCS 
NA to quartes? aren't think so, buddy
2016-05-23 00:00
Best in NA? I aren't think that. Get daps to EU and he goes -20
2016-05-23 00:00
still better than 99% NA teams/players.
2016-05-23 00:02
#69
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United States Scrub_Disney 
2016-05-23 00:05
#52
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Brazil Nobuga 
gg
2016-05-22 23:58
ez 4 mixwell-dA-k1nG
2016-05-22 23:58
i aren't think that
2016-05-23 17:53
76-57
2016-05-23 18:43
ez 4 spanish paella
2016-05-23 20:55
lol
2016-05-22 23:59
Mixwell & co played great this weekend displaying overall more adaptability in the end the any of the other teams so congratz to them.
2016-05-22 23:59
ez for top 1 team Optic Gaming.
2016-05-23 00:00
#61
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Austria Faguette 
Expected
2016-05-23 00:01
#62
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Brazil hugoooo 
It's so fun, every time a BR team lose people act exactly like the LG fanboys, they spread hate and create tons of threads saying the BR teams are shit.
2016-05-23 00:01
hahaha +1 Racists are dumb.
2016-05-23 00:24
#107
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United States hehexddd 
Tbh, I don't participate in that stuff, but I still have a very negative view of Brazilian fans. They are VERY toxic, and will always be calling NA dogshit, telling you to cry, and generally are assholes. I literally said "Congrats to LG once" and I got 2 whispers telling me that NA teams are garbage (I could tell they didn't speak very good English, so I tried so explain that I was actually complimenting LG, and at that point they apologized but still -_-). I know every team has these people, but it seems like Brazil has at least 2x as many :/
2016-05-23 04:05
If you guys weren't saying "xxx" team is shit br #1 every time lg or ts beats another team then this wouldnt have happened. You guys are getting a taste of your own medicine yet complaining about it?
2016-05-23 00:31
+1 we smart we loyal we friendly we are from BRAZIL
2016-05-23 00:51
#133
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Brazil hugoooo 
Or are those BR retards saying such shit because you guys act the same exact way every single time a BR team is defeated? Both are equally dumb in my opinion. People hate how the LG fanboys act, then they act the exact same way as soon as they can. Acting like a retard to counter a bunch of retards. Great idea.
2016-05-24 02:17
its not that all the entire hltv all the sudden started to hate brazilians and br teams. the brazilian fans started the whole br #1 thing a year ago when hltv doesnt even know there were br teams, so as childish and and retarded it sounds, you guys started it first :/
2016-05-24 04:11
#135
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Brazil hugoooo 
Yeah BR fanboys started it, but it still happening because both parts hate each other now, every time LG plays, it will fuel this shit, win or lose, their results will always ignite one of the sides. It was started by Brazil but it will never end because of both now.
2016-05-24 04:39
Stfu u inbred monkey!
2016-05-23 11:01
o!
2016-05-23 14:12
Ridiculous play TS
2016-05-23 00:02
Do they get better seed or just more money?
2016-05-23 00:03
#70
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United Kingdom FullSpe3d 
better seed
2016-05-23 00:06
#85
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Spain Alser 
better seed, which is huge for the qualifier
2016-05-23 00:36
nice
2016-05-23 00:03
ayy lmao rekt by OpTic TWICE :D
2016-05-23 00:04
#68
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Spain Donra 
Mixwell seems to improve every tournament. GG
2016-05-23 00:05
#71
Russ | 
United Kingdom @Russ_CS 
hold the door
2016-05-23 00:07
Optic have awesome team right now, if they continue working in this way .. coming a new tier1-1.5 team. Congratz!
2016-05-23 00:07
#74
 | 
Europe menda93 
GG MIX
2016-05-23 00:08
f \/ C I< U FAVELAS intelligent world > WE SMART WE LOYAL OR WE KILL U
2016-05-23 00:08
congratz optic you win rape in mine quali
2016-05-23 00:12
#78
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United States ViKaLiBuR 
Rip TS w/o Peacemaker
2016-05-23 00:15
GGWP
2016-05-23 00:16
4 teams landing 5-6th, strong math.
2016-05-23 00:24
Wp optic
2016-05-23 00:25
stanislaw : cheat not found
2016-05-23 00:30
GODWELL?
2016-05-23 00:39
Give minor 100k so ppl that compete can actually earn some money jesus
2016-05-23 00:43
As much as it sucks for brazilians, Optic clearly a better team right now. Kudos to them!
2016-05-23 00:44
PEACEMAKER EleGiggle WAS EleGiggle THE EleGiggle PROBLEM
2016-05-23 00:44
oddshot.tv/shot/bidado-20160522213716218 LMAO ShahZam was right NAF: "okay just don't talk to me, pls"
2016-05-23 00:46
#94
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Denmark Notallama 
lel
2016-05-23 01:15
lol
2016-05-23 03:21
Lol, it's to RUSH or to Mixwell? Okay, rush haha
2016-05-23 20:46
BR cs EleGiggle
2016-05-23 01:09
Stupid tournament format. Why did they have to face them twice?
2016-05-23 01:16
Better seeding in the qualifier
2016-05-23 01:25
Hey greenie, it's called double elimination and it's the best format.
2016-05-23 01:38
no, double elimination was what they used at Tours, both in the groups and playoffs. That was a good format.
2016-05-23 10:05
That's the same format... get your information straight.
2016-05-23 10:10
very nice for optic canada numba wan
2016-05-23 01:37
Isn't it funny to see the Brazilians disappear when they lose. WP Optic!
2016-05-23 01:43
nice to see EU delivered success from NA
2016-05-23 02:05
#108
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United States hehexddd 
????????? 4 NA players, Rush was probably MVP of the series????
2016-05-23 04:06
Anything to discredit NA 4Head
2016-05-23 08:37
#115
 | 
United States hehexddd 
:(
2016-05-23 09:51
#102
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Brazil Luca0 
wp OpTic
2016-05-23 02:15
+1 such a gr8 team. naf is a beast :o
2016-05-23 06:14
Im so happy Optic won, this topic has such a huge mix of cultures, if Tempo Storm would have won, this topic would have been 99% brazilian fanboys, spamming there egoistic comments about how good their scene is.
2016-05-23 03:02
2016-05-23 03:36
I guess he's a one percenter lul
2016-05-23 03:38
^This
2016-05-23 16:24
nukes shit!
2016-05-23 05:25
#118
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
n1 gz optic
2016-05-23 10:34
Why did even someone let Tempo to the qualifiers of Cologne, fuuckk....
2016-05-23 11:10
Deserved win, good luck to both at Major Qual.!
2016-05-23 12:14
Wp Optic !
2016-05-23 17:13
EZ for Canada
2016-05-23 18:33
This series showed how stupid Valve is. WTH is the point of that plant up top on silo? I get they're trying to make it a more T sided affair, but that really isn't needed.
2016-05-23 18:47
#130
rain | 
Spain YeezusGR 
m1xwell joins FaZe confirmed
2016-05-23 20:33
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