sdy & magixx win Red Bull Flick 2vs2 Helsinki invitational
The Russian-Ukrainian duo came out on top in a championship Sunday filled with amateur teams.
The Red Bull Flick 2vs2 Helsinki Invitational, a pro-am event put together by the Austrian energy drink company and produced by BLAST, ended up with sdy & magixx winning the title after all other professional teams were knocked out of competition during the first day of play in Finland.
The professional teams made up of G2’s Nikola "NiKo" Kovač and Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač, FURIA’s Kaike "KSCERATO" Cerato and Yuri "yuurih" Santos, OG’s Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså and Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen, ENCE’s Paweł "dycha" Dycha and Joonas "doto" Forss, as well as BIG Academy’s Nico "Aqua" Kembitzky and Alexander "glaVed" Pletz, were all eliminated on Saturday, unable to make it out of the Swiss group stage and into the playoffs.
As the only two pros left standing, Viktor "sdy" Orudzhev and Boris "magixx" Vorobiev fought their way through a field of amateur players, including Nexus’ 16-year-old Laurențiu "lauNX" Țârlea, although the young Romanian and his teammate Bogdan "CHANKY" Șerban were eliminated in the first round of the lower bracket.
The grand final, as all matches, was played in Red Bull’s capture the point game mode on custom maps, and it went all the way to the decider after both sdy & magixx as well as Puteli & blaze won their picks. After two rounds on the final map it was the CIS duo who took charge in the finishing moments, dominating their rivals to secure the $22,570 grand prize.
The Red Bull 2vs2 Helsinki invitational's top 8 teams and their prizes are:
1. sdy & magixx - $22,570
2. Puteli & blaze - $14,670
3. raks0n & mati - $7,900
4. Alpar & Jaex - $4,514
5-6. drext & Frozzen - $2,257
5-6. Yamii & Zireael - $2,257
7-8. lauNX & CHANKY - $1,128
7-8. m1koo24 & HELLKISSS - $1,128