Nemiga win WESG Eastern Europe qualifier
Nemiga topped the WESG Eastern Europe qualifier, defeating ex-Outlaws 2-1 (16-9 Mirage, 3-16 Overpass, 16-13 Cobblestone) in the grand final to secure a spot at the regional finals in Barcelona.
20 teams signed up for the qualifier from the Eastern Europe region that pitted together teams from Belarus, Bulgaria, Moldavia, and Romania. Out of notable teams, Nexus was the only one not to make it to the semi-finals, as they went out Nikita "Coffee" Antsypirovich's GoodJob in the round of eight, while MK wasn't eligable to play due to Simeon "dream3r" Ganev's previous VAC ban.
Two Bulgarian and two Belarusian teams made top four, with Bpro taking on Nemiga in the first semi-final. Preslav "acl" Pavlov's side started well, completing a T-side comeback on Nemiga's pick, Cobblestone, but lost Train and were edged out on Mirage by the team from Belarus, who continued on in the qualifier.
GoodJob took on ex-Outlaws the following day, with the series starting with a T-sided Inferno where Kamen "bubble" Kostadinov and co. managed to come back and win 16-14. GoodJob then secured Cache, but couldn't turn the series around on Cobblestone, where ex-Outlaws took the series with a 10 round CT side.
Vladimir "ROBO" Neskey spearheaded Nemiga in the grand final, starting with a 25-14 K-D Mirage match, which the Belarusian team won with a comfortable 16-9 scoreline. However, on Overpass, the Bulgarians were dominant, picking up the first pistol round and controling the game from the CT side.
After a 16-3 stomp on the second map, Nemiga was able to bounce back on the decider, Cobblestone, starting off with a 9-round Terrorist half. ex-Outlaws secured the all-important second pistol, but dropped the following round, allowing Roman "CyberFocus" Dergach and co. to get a string of rounds that ended up being crucial as they won 16-13, taking the 2-1 for the series.
K - D
Vladimir 'ROBO' NeskeyROBO
62 - 47
Roman 'roman' Redihinroman
56 - 50
Aleksandr 'mds' Rubetsmds
47 - 54
Kirill 'hitMouse' TsarevhitMouse
47 - 52
Roman 'CyberFocus' DergachCyberFocus
42 - 49
Now, seven out of the 20 teams that will attend the WESG EU&CIS Regional Finals in Barcelona are known, with the UK and Central European qualifiers coming up next:
|Central Europe||Baltics + Scandinavia|