AVANGAR win Farmskins Championship #2; round out IEM Katowice list
AVANGAR came out on top of the Farmskins Championship #2 following a 2-0 victory against AGO in the grand final, securing the last spot at IEM Katowice.
A total of 20 teams took part in the tournament which had one spot at IEM Katowice on offer, with 16 of them first battling in groups for four spots in the playoffs, where four seeded teams joined in: Space Soldiers, mousesports, Natus Vincere, and BIG.
Spirit, MANS NOT HOT, AVANGAR, and Epsilon topped their respective groups and advanced to playoffs. However, Spirit then pulled out of the tournament and were replaced by Group A's second placed team, AGO.
Out of the seeded teams, only mousesports were able to win their quarter-final series, with Epsilon stunning Natus Vincere 2-0 in the first round. The Kazakh-Russian side AVANGAR first took Space Soldiers by surprise with a close 2-0 victory in the quarter-finals, before taking down mousesports in the semis after a three-map battle last night.
Earlier today it was time for the grand final between Alexey "qikert" Golubev's team and AGO, who passed BIG and Epsilon on their way to the last series. AVANGAR barely broke a sweat in the quick best-of-three, winning Train 16-5 following a dominant CT side, while on Overpass they grabbed eight rounds on each side for a 16-8, 2-0 victory, clinching the last spot at IEM Katowice.
K - D
Tomasz 'phr' Wójcikphr
28 - 35
Damian 'Furlan' KislowskiFurlan
28 - 36
Michał 'snatchie' Rudzkisnatchie
22 - 35
Dominik 'GruBy' SwiderskiGruBy
22 - 37
Mateusz 'TOAO' ZawistowskiTOAO
17 - 36
With AVANGAR rounding out the team list of IEM Katowice, here are the 16 teams who will take part in the $500,000 tournament taking place from February 27-March 4: