Rogue qualify for StarSeries i-League Season 7
The 12-team qualifier kicked off with a double-elimination BO3 bracket, where eight teams first battled through the two GSL groups. Brazilian compatriots TeamOne & FURIA topped their respective groups, with Rogue and Envy making it through to the playoffs from second place.
In the single-elimination BO3 playoffs, Rogue were the first to book their place in the grand final after blanking eUnited, who were directly invited to the playoff stage, and putting an end to their three-map series against FURIA. On the other side of the bracket, Envy defeated Luminosity in two maps, before stunning Complexity in a three map semi-final thriller to earn their place in the final.
The grand final kicked off on Rogue's map pick, Overpass, where a highly-contested start in the first half resulted in Envy taking the horns to secure the 9-6 half. In the second half, everything flipped for Envy, who struggled to get past a stout Rogue defense, where Spencer "Hiko" Martin led the way with a 1.42 rating in the 16-12 map victory.
The series then moved to Mirage. Envy kicked off their map pick with a sluggish start down 7-1 on their T-side, but things began to turn around for Noah "Nifty" Francis & co, who won the next five out of seven rounds to settle the first half down by three.
The second half was all Rogue out of the gates, as they promptly added five on the board. Envy would stand their ground and pick up their first of the second half, but, in the end, Danish duo Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen & Jesper "TENZKI" Plougmann pounced on Envy's defense to wrap up the series 2-0, booking their place at StarSeries i-League Season 7 in Shanghai, China.
|Rogue||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL||45 - 32||+13||88.2||1.31|
|Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko||44 - 27||+17||77.4||1.27|
|Jesper 'TENZKI' PlougmannTENZKI||40 - 33||+7||93.7||1.25|
|Hunter 'SicK' MimsSicK||33 - 34||-1||69.9||1.04|
|Daniel 'vice' Kimvice||25 - 33||-8||60.5||0.93|
|Envy||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Taylor 'Drone' JohnsonDrone||43 - 37||+6||90.0||1.25|
|Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64||33 - 36||-3||69.3||0.99|
|Matt 'Pollo' WilsonPollo||30 - 37||-7||72.0||0.95|
|Stephen 'reltuC' CutlerreltuC||22 - 36||-14||65.3||0.79|
|Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty||29 - 42||-13||57.9||0.79|
The $500,000 tournament will run from March 30 to April 7, with the following teams confirmed thus far: