Triumph, ATK claim final spots in IEM Fall NA

The pair of teams will face stiff competition in the main event as teams vie for a spot at the PGL Stockholm Major.

The closed qualifier for IEM Fall North America has come to an end, seeing ATK and Triumph book the final two spots in the main event after beating RBG and Strife, respectively, in the lower bracket.

Both matches required coaches to step in on a map for one of their players, with Strife being the team that ended up the worst off as one of their members was suffering from chest issues, requiring a hospital visit.

The team faired poorly without David "⁠J0LZ⁠" Jolin at full strength in their series, and were subjected to a battering from Triumph. After leading by five rounds at halftime on Nuke, Danny "⁠cxzi⁠" Strzelczyk's side wasted little time in closing things out, before laying waste to Strife on Overpass with a 16-0 victory.

Triumph are through to IEM Fall North America

ATK, meanwhile, succeeded in their effort to beat RBG, scoring a win in three maps despite needing to use their coach Daniel "⁠sprayxd⁠" Kogan over Ian "⁠motm⁠" Hardy on Vertigo. Despite trailing 2-9 at the start of the map, a stellar T side from the South African squad allowed for them to recover and clinch a narrow win, 16-13.

However, they were quickly dealt a heavy blow on Nuke, where an inspired performance from motm was not enough to help his team be competitive in the map, with RBG converting a 14-1 halftime lead to force a Mirage decider. There, the teams remained deadlocked at the break, but it was once again a strong showing on the T side that helped ATK close things out, 16-12, to qualify for the main event.

IEM Fall North America is set to run from October 5 to 10, and will offer the final share of Regional Major Ranking points to competing teams ahead of the PGL Stockholm Major.

The complete team list for the event looks as follows:

Canada David 'J0LZ' Jolin
David 'J0LZ' Jolin
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
234
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
United States Danny 'cxzi' Strzelczyk
Danny 'cxzi' Strzelczyk
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
294
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.72
United States Ian 'motm' Hardy
Ian 'motm' Hardy
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
747
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
#1
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Japan CRINGEMAN
Africa let's go
2021-09-20 07:07
11 replies
NA tourney Less than half the teams actually from NA XAXAXAXAXAXA
2021-09-20 08:10
10 replies
only 2/12 real NA teams lmao
2021-09-20 09:35
9 replies
NA tournament: 6 brazillian teams 2 south african teams 1 aussie 1 mixed EU 2 NA teams which are absolute underdogs and not expected to pick a Single win. Very hard day for NA CS
2021-09-20 14:05
8 replies
5 brazilian teams, fallen does not make liquid a brazilian team, i know ( i dont) that braIl like to cheer for liquid like a brazil team, but still, ots an american team, just like complexity os european whit coldzera, if liquid wins a major, would not be a brazilian major, stop whot this shit
2021-09-20 16:06
7 replies
Did he actually called Liquid BR team just because of Fallen? Lmao
2021-09-20 16:16
2 replies
#25
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Brazil batatoka
FalleN is the godfather of brazillian CS. Most of brazillians cheers for FalleN, independent of him teammates
2021-09-20 16:29
1 reply
I understand that, but calling Team Liquid BR team is too much
2021-09-20 17:43
Elige = speaks portuguese = brazillian Stewie2k = played for MIBR = brazillian FalleN = brazillian = brazillian Liquid core is brazillian and whoever denies is delusional
2021-09-20 22:11
3 replies
I'm from russia if i manage to speak russian? Juat stop
2021-09-21 02:00
1 reply
#32
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Brazil batatoka
Yes, I speak portunhol. Therefore Im from Brazil and Argentina manito
2021-09-24 22:43
#31
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Indonesia songokong
ahahahahahahahhahaa
2021-09-21 02:12
nice
2021-09-20 07:07
africa CS lets goooooooooooo!
2021-09-20 07:08
#4
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United States tr33nt
more brazilian teams than us lmao
2021-09-20 07:09
1 reply
Huh?
2021-09-20 07:14
#5
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Finland Cucumber))
GL ATK
2021-09-20 07:10
#7
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Slovakia xaboff
Poggers, cores from 4 different continents, and players from all 6 continents edit: sad Antarctica noises
2021-09-20 07:27
2 replies
Haha just imagining a pro player from Antarctica is hilarious, it would take a miracle. Population of 5000, not really any permanent residents, only roughly 12 hours of satellite internet per day, super isolated and no time to practice between main research job. Btw jobs in Antarctica pay really good salary.
2021-09-20 09:07
1 reply
#22
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Slovakia xaboff
Lmao, I was just joking
2021-09-20 15:18
#8
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Australia Isakson
5 Brazilian teams, 1 South African team, 1 Oceanian team, and 2 "NA" teams which have EU and SA players mixed in. Just wish the other boys down under could relocate to NA to escape the unreasonable lockdowns here in AU
2021-09-20 07:36
#9
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Russia ToughGuy
More prize pool than CIS xd
2021-09-20 07:50
1 reply
#15
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Europe robo1234
CIS teams are payed in vodka, right?
2021-09-20 10:46
#11
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South Africa ZNDC
ZA CS BEST CS
2021-09-20 08:17
#13
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United States Rayduh
There’s no real NA teams
2021-09-20 09:14
Only BNB and Triumph have only NA players. And there's more Brazilian players than players of all other nationalities together.
2021-09-20 10:53
Who?
2021-09-20 11:18
Good job boys 💪🏻
2021-09-20 14:00
"IEM NA" 5 Brazilian teams 1 african and 1 Australian nice rip NA scene kkkkkkkk
2021-09-20 14:16
#21
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South Africa Lluvia
Good luck ATK! Absolute legends!
2021-09-20 14:38
#27
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Poland SebL
Feels bad for Strife, Triumph is in a weird spot, it feels like their lineup is changing from week to week really. ATK will probably be the first to be eliminated, I don't see a place for them at the Major, I really think motm can do better than this team.
2021-09-20 17:50
south africa gonna save NA/SA CS let's go
2021-09-20 17:59
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