INTZ defeat Isurus; book ticket to Americas Minor
After Sharks qualified for the Americas Minor in first place through the upper bracket, winning a close three-map affair against Isurus, the Argentines were knocked down to the lower bracket, where they would go on to find INTZ.
Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe and company had lost to Sharks in the upper bracket semi-finals, and had to beat Reapers and Caio "zqkS" Fonseca's Inflames before the consolidation final against Isurus, where the second and last spot at the Americas Minor would be up for grabs.
The match on Train started out evenly, with INTZ winning the CT pistol round, but Isurus taking the early lead when guns were in play, 3-2, although, the half evened out and the Brazilian side took a 9-6 lead on the typically easier side of the map, leaving it wide open for both teams to fight after the switch. It was on the attacking side, however, that INTZ were able to really take control, winning seven out of nine rounds to win their map pick 16-8 and take the 1-0 lead in the series.
The second map, Dust2, started out as a close affair, with the Argentines taking the lead after winning the CT pistol round. INTZ put some pressure during the middle of the first half, but Isurus closed it in the lead, although by the slimmest of margins, 8-7. After the switch, INTZ once again took full control of the map, as they had in the second half on Train, albeit this time on the defending side, winning nine out of the ten rounds played to seal the deal and punch their ticket to the Americas Minor as Isurus once again failed to qualify after their loss to Sharks in the upper bracket final.
|Isurus||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Roberto 'reversive' Themthamreversive||31 - 34||-3||66.1||0.90|
|Nicolás 'Noktse' DávilaNoktse||28 - 34||-6||68.3||0.86|
|Maximiliano 'max' Gonzalezmax||27 - 42||-15||73.1||0.80|
|Gabriel '1962' Sinopoli1962||27 - 42||-15||58.3||0.71|
|Ignacio 'meyern' Meyermeyern||28 - 39||-11||63.6||0.69|
|INTZ||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Vito 'kNgV-' GiuseppekNgV-||43 - 29||+14||93.6||1.45|
|Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedeschelo||37 - 23||+14||87.6||1.35|
|Alexandre 'xand' Zizixand||41 - 23||+18||85.7||1.33|
|Lucas 'DeStiNy' BulloDeStiNy||36 - 36||0||75.6||1.17|
|Gustavo 'yel' Knittelyel||34 - 30||+4||68.7||1.03|
The final standings of the Americas Minor South America Closed Qualifier are:
1. Sharks - Americas Minor
2. INTZ - Americas Minor
7-8. Redemption POA
9-12. RED Canids
13-16. Sons of Scoots
The last six places at the Americas Minor will be decided in the North America Closed Qualifier, where teams like Cloud9 and NRG will be fighting for a spot in the Minor, although there will also be several Brazilian teams competing, namely TeamOne, Luminosity, and the latest sensation from the region, FURIA.
With the two first confirmed teams, the Americas Minor is currently comprised of: