pro100 beat Copenhagen Flames to win Qi Banja Luka 2019
The event was cut down from eight teams to four and saw its prize pool reduced from $115,000 to $35,000 earlier in the month, a result of a number of teams withdrawing. Sharks also opted to skip the tournament, likely as a result of losing Ignacio "meyern" Meyer to MIBR shortly before it began.
Copenhagen Flames were enlisted as Sharks' replacement, but the Danish squad found themselves falling in a narrow three-map series in their opening bout against pro100, who went on to advance to the grand final with another 2-1 victory over Juggernauts. Copenhagen Flames bounced back from the defeat as they secured wins over ARCY and Juggernauts in the lower bracket final and consolidation final, respectively, to set up a rematch against the Russian roster in the Grand Final.
Copenhagen Flames took an early lead in the series as they secured a 16-10 win on pro100's map pick of Train, but were unable to put up a similar performance on Overpass as pro100 evened the score with a 16-8 victory of their own. The deciding map of the series came down to Vertigo, where pro100 reigned supreme with an 11-4 T-side half before closing the map 16-8.
pro100's weekend run was powered by a stand-out performance from Mareks "YEKINDAR" Gaļinskis, who was pivotal in helping his team secure victory as he averaged a 1.32 rating over the course of the event. The next closest player was his teammate, Aleksey "NickelBack" Trofimov, who averaged a 1.18 rating in the nine maps that were played.
|pro100||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Mareks 'YEKINDAR' GaļinskisYEKINDAR||72 - 51||+21||99.1||1.47|
|Aleksey 'NickelBack' TrofimovNickelBack||52 - 44||+8||78.8||1.15|
|Dmitry 'dimasick' Matvienkodimasick||52 - 48||+4||69.2||1.04|
|Jan 'wayLander' RahkonenwayLander||44 - 46||-2||69.6||1.00|
|Georgi 'WorldEdit' YaskinWorldEdit||40 - 46||-6||64.7||0.93|
|Copenhagen Flames||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Thomas 'TMB' BundsbækTMB||59 - 53||+6||91.6||1.22|
|René 'TeSeS' MadsenTeSeS||58 - 54||+4||85.3||1.12|
|Asger 'AcilioN' LarsenAcilioN||34 - 53||-19||62.6||0.88|
|Magnus 'Nodios' OlsenNodios||41 - 51||-10||59.4||0.82|
|Asger 'Farlig' JensenFarlig||43 - 50||-7||56.7||0.82|
The final standings for Qi Banja Luka 2019 are: