VenatoreS qualify for WESG EU & CIS Regional Finals
VenatoreS have booked the first spot at the WESG EU & CIS Regional Finals via the Polish qualifier after beating PRIDE 2-0 in the semi-finals.
The qualifier, featuring 32 teams, has been full of surprises since the start, with some of the favourites eliminated early in the tournament.
Kinguin, who announced on Thursday the addition of Kacper "kaper" Słoma to their roster, were stunned by Pompa in the opening round, while Virtus.pro could not make it past the quarter-finals following a 16-9 defeat at the hands of VenatoreS.
Krzysztof "stark" Lewandrowski's team went on to face PRIDE, who have been riding the wave following their qualification for the Europe Minor. The first map of the series was Cache, where VenatoreS overturned a 10-5 halftime deficit with a stunning T side display, never letting their opponents string any rounds together despite Jacek "MINISE" Jeziak finishing the game sitting on a 1.55 Rating.
Next up was Mirage, where VenatoreS put in another strong offensive display, taking 11 rounds into the second half. PRIDE still cut the deficit by taking the pistol round and the subsequent anti-ecos, but VenatoreS held on to their lead, picking up five straight buy rounds to seal a convincing victory.
|VenatoreS||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Krzysztof 'stark' Lewandrowskistark||49 - 41||+8||101.5||1.39|
|Patryk 'Patitek' FabrowskiPatitek||42 - 34||+8||94.6||1.32|
|Krzysiek 'Goofy' GorskiGoofy||37 - 36||+1||74.9||1.14|
|Michał 'SOON' WójcickiSOON||34 - 28||+6||63.8||1.09|
|Karol 'tecek' Kapczyńskitecek||32 - 38||-6||74.4||0.99|
|PRIDE||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jacek 'MINISE' JeziakMINISE||41 - 35||+6||80.8||1.20|
|Paweł 'reatz' Jańczakreatz||42 - 40||+2||86.0||1.12|
|Piotr 'morelz' Taterkamorelz||39 - 41||-2||91.4||1.08|
|Tomasz 'ToM223' RichterToM223||31 - 36||-5||62.8||0.82|
|Maciek 'Luz' BugajLuz||24 - 42||-18||61.4||0.70|
AGO and tomorrow will face off on Friday evening in the other semi-final match, with the winner also earning a spot at the WESG EU & CIS Regional Finals, which will run from November 22-26 in Barcelona.
The team list for the Spanish event currently looks as follows:
|Russia||Quantum Bellator Fire|