NRG qualify for ESL One New York over compLexity

NRG are the last team confirmed at ESL One New York after defeating Complexity 3-0 (19-16 on Mirage and 16-14 on Inferno) in the North America Closed Qualifier.

The best-of-five grand final kicked off on Mirage, with NRG holding the line for a 3-0 lead before Complexity snapped the streak with two in a row. The two sides battled back and forth for the lead, with Complexity picking up three rounds on the T-side to make it 5-4, but in the end, NRG’s stout defense led by Tsvetelin "⁠CeRq⁠" Dimitrov rounded out the remaining six rounds for a 10-5 lead at halftime.

Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz and his men wasted no time deflating NRG with a stellar showing on the CT-side, with 8 assertive rounds to take the lead (13-10). However, NRG showed signs of life from Vincent "⁠Brehze⁠" Cayonte’s quad-kill in the following round, then, a striking 1v1 from CeRq over Jaccob "⁠yay⁠" Whiteaker paved the way for two more to edge the lead (14-13). Complexity then managed to skim by, winning two to reach map point with little economy, but a relentless NRG struck back to force overtime.

NRG sweep coL to seal passage to the Big Apple

NRG were the first to strike in the extra rounds before a determined Complexity evened things out at 16-16, but NRG kept their composure to end the half with a 17-16 scoreline. In the end, NRG sealed the map victory with two in a row to secure the 2-0 series lead, entering the series with a map advantage coming from the upper bracket.

The series then landed on Inferno, with NRG rallying back on the attacking side, taking an early 4-1 lead after Rory "⁠dephh⁠" Jackson tapped down three to secure the pistol. Complexity then managed to scrape together a shoddy buy that eventually saw the CTs defend for five straight to make it 6-4. NRG secured four in a row, but Complexity promptly ended the 7-8 half with a retake on B.

The second half saw Complexity hound down on NRG’s defense with six consecutive rounds to take the 13-8 lead, before NRG pulled their wits together to win their first of the half. NRG picked up their second right before Complexity contested, but Jacob "⁠FugLy⁠" Medina and co. stretched a dazzling run on the CT-side to win six straight to secure the 16-14 map victory and the 3-0 series win to secure a spot in the Big Apple.

 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
67 - 41 +26 99.3 1.49
48 - 44 +4 74.0 1.07
39 - 43 -4 65.6 1.05
41 - 43 -2 76.4 1.03
27 - 41 -14 54.6 0.82
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
44 - 39 +5 68.6 1.13
52 - 45 +7 88.2 1.12
46 - 49 -3 84.3 1.07
40 - 41 -1 69.1 1.04
29 - 49 -20 44.0 0.72

With NRG securing the final spot in the North America Closed Qualifier, the current team list for ESL One New York, which is set to take place on September 26-30, looks as follows:

United Kingdom Rory 'dephh' Jackson
Rory 'dephh' Jackson
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
536
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.73
United States Jaccob 'yay' Whiteaker
Jaccob 'yay' Whiteaker
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
341
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.72
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
787
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
501
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.69
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
529
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.63
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
712
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Gl nrg
2018-06-27 10:57
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Austria shaak!
Explexity
2018-06-27 10:57
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Canada Conscience
expected
2018-06-27 11:02
1 reply
#12
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Palestine zwe
expected
2018-06-27 11:03
#2
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Brazil jkumb98
Cool
2018-06-27 10:57
#3
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Austria shaak!
Expected
2018-06-27 10:57
#5
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Poland BYALl
G2 did NOT win a MAP in PLAYOFFS since a year Nice invite
2018-06-27 10:59
1 reply
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Europe SNASTY
Do you think invites work on qualifies, they have money boi
2018-06-27 11:53
Cerq gonna be top awper 2019 omg
2018-06-27 10:59
2 replies
Top5 yes
2018-06-27 16:10
1 reply
I think he will go better team next year
2018-06-27 17:03
Pretty easy for FaZe tbh Na'Vi' are the main challengers, and maybe mouzesports if they can perform like they did at Belo Horizonté
2018-06-27 11:00
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North America Rynoo
Cerq is a fuckin monster
2018-06-27 11:00
1 reply
+1
2018-06-27 16:01
Fugly borrowed his moms shorts
2018-06-27 11:01
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New Zealand rOtten_97
Expected?
2018-06-27 11:01
NRG and complexity are playing a really t2 trying to be t1 CS:GO, with LG in a few weeks/months they will be accomplishing something. In first half of 2019 if they dont loose the focus I think they can win some ESL/ECS or even a major. Lets wait and see what will happen.
2018-06-27 11:03
3 replies
I disagree with Complexity. They are not that good.
2018-06-27 11:37
1 reply
I agree with you, but I think they have the potential, if they keep studing/improving they can rise. They have a good line up I think
2018-06-27 23:34
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Portugal CRMN1
Complexity is far behind tier 1. NRG I agree.
2018-06-27 12:10
Thank CeRQ
2018-06-27 11:18
Cerg to good
2018-06-27 11:19
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Japan Kysweeb
ez 4 the best online team in the world!
2018-06-27 11:44
3 replies
HWML!
2018-06-27 12:17
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Estonia Eduzera
FURIA and NRG
2018-06-27 12:24
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United States LJPixels
I mean, they've been showing up on lan too... losing in grand finals to Astralis is about as good as most every other team.
2018-06-27 16:03
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Indonesia segopecel
Cerq best carry
2018-06-27 11:48
CeRq is god !
2018-06-27 12:09
expected and good luck to favourite and most decent and likeable NA team!
2018-06-27 12:32
cerq beastmode ez pz
2018-06-27 13:59
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