CLG through to SL i-League S3
CLG are the second team to secure a spot at SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 Finals via the North American qualifiers after defeating Renegades 2-0 (16-8 on Train and 16-9 on Overpass).
With Immortals already through to the StarLadder event in Kiev after edging past Liquid in a three-map series, the battle for the final North American qualifying spot was contested between CLG and Renegades - two teams desperate for success.
The first map of the series, Train, was a complete blowout, with CLG cruising to a 13-2 lead on the Terrorist side. A trio of kills by Justin "jks" Savage in the pistol round gave Renegades a lifeline, but despite winning six of the first seven rounds of the second half, the Australians were unable to pull off a miraculous comeback, eventually losing the map 8-16.
Rickeh powered CLG to beat his former team
The second map followed the same pattern as the first as CLG took a whopping 11 rounds on the Terrorist side. After losing the pistol round, Renegades hit back on a force buy, and that was the start of a great run from the Australian side, who cut the gap to just three rounds. However, an ace from Ricardo "Rickeh" Mulholland in a force-buy attempt brought Renegades' streak to an end and powered CLG to lock down the map, 16-9.
|CLG||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta||42 - 26||+16||86.8||1.56|
|Ricardo 'Rickeh' MulhollandRickeh||42 - 22||+20||91.3||1.52|
|Stephen 'reltuC' CutlerreltuC||47 - 27||+20||94.2||1.50|
|Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan||39 - 30||+9||91.7||1.39|
|Pujan 'FNS' MehtaFNS||26 - 31||-5||55.6||1.00|
|Renegades||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Justin 'jks' Savagejks||35 - 34||+1||76.3||0.93|
|Yaman 'yam' Ergenekonyam||29 - 36||-7||70.4||0.81|
|Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO||26 - 44||-18||63.3||0.70|
|Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR||24 - 43||-19||62.4||0.66|
|Simon 'atter' Atterstamatter||22 - 39||-17||49.9||0.64|
The list of participants for the $300,000 competition, taking place from April 4-9, now looks as follows:
The final spot in the competition will be determined by the third-place match of the European qualifier, pitting HellRaisers against EnVyUs.