TeamOne win Gamers Club Masters 2017
TeamOne have won the 2017 edition of Gamers Club Masters after defeating Merciless Gaming 2-0 in the final.
Held at the MAX5 Mega Arena, in São Paulo, the event featured a total of eight Brazilian teams, four determined by Gamers Club Liga Pro and four decided by an online qualifier that was held earlier in the month.
Without surprise, TeamOne, led by Brazilian veterans Bruno "BIT" Fukuda Lima and Rafael "pava" Pavanelli, formerly of Made in Brazil, topped their group, but then they were made to work hard to move past EN9MY in the semi-finals, only doing so after three maps.
From the other half of the bracket came Merciless, who attended the event with Victor "bld" Rocha and Caio "zqkS" Fonseca as stand-ins. With the former KaBuM member putting in a strong display, Merciless were able to beat Keyd 2-0 to secure a spot in the grand final.
The first map of the grand final, Overpass, was a complete blowout, as TeamOne ran out 16-3 victors after a great CT side. On Cobblestone, Merciless put up a good fight, but in the end TeamOne scraped through in overtime thanks to a stellar performance from Alencar "trk" Rossato, who had the highest Rating of the event at 1.49.
Gamers Club Masters 2017 final standings: