The third edition of Arbalet Cup took place this Saturday at the Click-net LAN center in Moscow, Russia – Russian side Virtus.pro grabbed the trophy by defeating DTS.chatrix in the grand final.
The tournament saw eight teams participating, where PinCho, Spb. Islanders, tp|uSports and Amazing Gaming mix crashed out in the group stage. DTS.chatrix, k23, forZe and Virtus.pro advance to the playoffs, being play double-elimination best-of-one-map.
Virtus.pro sent DTS.chatrix to the lower-bracket in the first round, with a 16-6 win on dust2. In second round, a win versus k23, secured Virtus.pro a spot in the final. In the meantime, DTS.chatrix had thought their way through the lower-bracket, defeating forZe and later k23. This made the Ukrainians able to try their luck with Virtus.pro once more.
First map nuke saw DTS.chatrix taking home a 12-3 lead as CT. Virtus.pro showed great CT play too, but just not enough to win the map. The Ukrainians won first map 16-13 and forced a second map to determine the winner. Second map inferno should be an even first half, seeing Virtus.pro taking home 9-6 as CT. DTS.chatrix went up with a 6-0 lead, but then the Russians started to enter those bombsites like a walk in the park. It all came down to the 30th round to determine whether it would be a tie or a win for Virtus.pro. It went down with a win to the Russian team, as the grabbed the last round to win 16-14.
Virtus.pro hereby seem a lot more in shape, if it’s just a one-time show or the team will continue doing well, can be followed next week as they attend GameGune 2009.
1. Virtus.pro - $5.000
2. DTS.chatrix - $3.000
3. k23 - $2.000
Also DTS.chatrix will be on display at GameGune, while k23 will be traveling to e-Stars Seoul 2009, to represent Team East alongside WeMade FOX and TyLoo.