MIBR qualify for ECS Season 6
With Complexity and AZIO already through to ECS after it was revealed that SK Gaming had forfeited their spot in the league, MIBR and Gorilla Gang duked it out in the lower bracket final for the final ticket to FACEIT's competition.
The best-of-three grand final kicked off on MIBR's map pick, Cache, where Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo and his men got off to a blazing 9-0 start. Gorilla Gang finally made their mark in the following round, but MIBR wasted no time responding and closed out the half with a 12-3 lead.
In the second half, Cameron "cam" Kern and Ryan "ryann" Welsh came out swinging to claim the T pistol and the following anti-ecos, cutting their deficit in half (6-12). But MIBR picked themselves up and fired back, locking down the next four rounds to secure the 16-6 map victory.
The series then moved to Mirage. Gorilla Gang came out the brighter of the two sides to win the pistol, but MIBR swiftly got back into the thick of things in the following eco, before racking up four more to make it 5-1, but the rest of the half was a highly-contested affair, with the North Americans taking an 8-7 lead into the break.
The sides switched and so did the momentum, as MIBR came out in the second half with fire in their bellies, winning nine out of ten rounds to take map, 16-9, and the series to qualify for ECS Season 6.
|Gorilla Gang||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Josh 'oSee' OhmoSee||33 - 37||-4||76.9||0.88|
|Cameron 'cam' Kerncam||26 - 38||-12||65.7||0.78|
|Ryan 'ryann' Welshryann||23 - 38||-15||60.7||0.78|
|Victor 'food' Wongfood||28 - 42||-14||59.9||0.73|
|Anthony 'vanity' Malaspinavanity||23 - 43||-20||63.1||0.67|
|MIBR||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer||43 - 23||+20||106.0||1.65|
|Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik||39 - 28||+11||83.0||1.39|
|Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN||39 - 27||+12||79.2||1.36|
|Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera||40 - 27||+13||87.3||1.29|
|Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K||37 - 28||+9||81.0||1.27|
The full team list for ECS Season 6 North America looks as follows: