Tricked beat AGO to win NGC Masters 2017
Tricked have won the 2017 edition of the Nordish Gaming Convention Masters after defeating AGO 2-0 in the final.
The final day of the German event, featuring a €15,000 prize pool, began with Singularity, one of the two group winners, being sent packing in the first round of the playoffs following a quick two-map series against Tricked, who dropped just 12 rounds total.
In the other semi-final match, AGO beat North Academy also on two maps, thanks to great individual displays from Damian "Furlan" Kislowski and Michał "snatchie" Rudzki, both of whom had a rating higher than 1.40.
Tricked entered the final determined to take revenge on AGO for the 16-4 beating during the group stage, taking the lead in the series with a hard-fought 16-13 victory on Cobblestone, where Ismail "refrezh" Ali racked up 35 kills. Train was the map that followed, and even though AGO took nine rounds into the second half, a near-flawless CT display from Tricked saw them drop just two rounds before locking down the map and the series.
|Tricked||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Ismail 'refrezh' Alirefrezh||54 - 30||+24||95.2||1.45|
|Thomas 'Ryxxo' NielsenRyxxo||47 - 29||+18||83.8||1.39|
|Mads 'Console' SkovbyConsole||36 - 34||+2||76.5||1.14|
|Lucas 'Lukki' PilhedenLukki||41 - 39||+2||75.9||1.08|
|Peter 'Inzta' KragelundInzta||31 - 39||-8||66.1||0.98|
|AGO||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Mateusz 'TOAO' ZawistowskiTOAO||46 - 36||+10||83.4||1.18|
|Damian 'Furlan' KislowskiFurlan||33 - 39||-6||71.8||0.97|
|Dominik 'GruBy' SwiderskiGruBy||35 - 46||-11||77.1||0.91|
|Michał 'snatchie' Rudzkisnatchie||33 - 45||-12||64.8||0.78|
|Tomasz 'phr' Wójcikphr||24 - 43||-19||55.7||0.64|
NGC Masters 2017 final standings: