SKADE trounce Copenhagen Flames to win Pinnacle Cup III

The Bulgarians lost only one match throughout the entire event to claim the $80,000 lion’s share of the prize pool.

SKADE beat Copenhagen Flames in a quick 2-0 series on Overpass and Nuke in which they didn’t let their Danish rivals score more than 10 rounds in both maps combined.

Earlier in the playoffs, both of the finalists upset teams invited straight to the tournament's quarter-finals, with SKADE knocking out favorites Vitality while Copenhagen Flames took out ENCE, a team used to fighting in the mud against tier 2 opposition, albeit with Kamil "⁠KEi⁠" Pietkun as a stand-in for Pavle "⁠Maden⁠" Bošković in the first map of the two-map series.

SKADE and Copenhagen Flames, the two last top 20 teams in contention, then took out Tricked and Dignitas in the semi-finals to set up an exciting grand final that would decide who would claim the lion’s share of the $100,000 prize pool, a top-heavy 80-20 split among the top two teams in the event.

SKADE completed the playoff gauntlet without dropping a single map

The grand final itself didn’t end up living up to the billing, as Copenhagen Flames tripped up at the finish line and went missing in the title bout, scoring only four rounds on the defending side of Overpass before being wiped out 16-4 in the second half of the Bulgarian team’s map pick.

The team led by veteran Kamen "⁠bubble⁠" Kostadinov, who recently became the player with the most maps played on record after overtaking Wiktor "⁠TaZ⁠" Wojtas, didn’t let up on Nuke and took no prisoners as they ran to a quick 16-6 victory, making it a clean playoff run with no maps lost and only one defeat in the whole tournament, which came at the hands of KOVA in the opening round of the Swiss group stage.

"This was the easiest final I’ve ever played in my life out of over 2000 maps," bubble said in the post-match interview. "They tried to anti-strat us but this time I was prepared," the 30-year-old added before praising his teammates, "everyone stepped up individually."

Matchpage
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2
29th March 2022
4
Overpass
16
6
Nuke
16
 Copenhagen Flames K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
28 - 34 -6 73.0 0.87
28 - 36 -8 77.4 0.77
24 - 37 -13 68.1 0.64
19 - 39 -20 53.6 0.59
6 - 36 -30 35.6 0.31
 SKADE K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
43 - 19 +24 105.4 1.75
40 - 17 +23 94.0 1.60
37 - 20 +17 89.1 1.49
33 - 21 +12 69.4 1.37
29 - 28 +1 87.7 1.23

The Pinnacle Cup III final standings are:

1. Bulgaria SKADE - $80,000
2. Denmark Copenhagen Flames - $20,000
3-4. Denmark Tricked
3-4. Sweden Dignitas
5-8. North Macedonia BLUEJAYS
5-8. Europe ENCE
5-8. France Vitality
5-8. Denmark ECSTATIC
9-12. Poland MOUZ NXT
9-12. Europe Endpoint
9-12. Serbia 4glory
9-12. Sweden GamerLegion
13-15. United Kingdom Into the Breach
13-15. Sweden Finest
13-15. Poland Anonymo
16-18. Sweden Young Ninjas
16-18. Europe MAD Lions
16-18. Finland KOVA
19-20. Brazil 00NATION
19-20. Czech Republic SINNERS
21-24. Poland UNGENTIUM
21-24. Norway 777
21-24. Germany BIG Academy
21-24. Denmark Astralis Talent
25-32. Europe Sangal
25-32. Norway Apeks Rebels
25-32. Sweden Savage
25-32. Poland PACT
25-32. United Kingdom FAMBIT
25-32. Sweden Coalesce
25-32. Europe Enterprise
25-32. Poland AGO

Montenegro Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
624
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
Poland Kamil 'KEi' Pietkun
Kamil 'KEi' Pietkun
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
631
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
35
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
2135
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
Bulgaria Kamen 'bubble' Kostadinov
Kamen 'bubble' Kostadinov
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
2148
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
congrats on the boys!
2022-03-29 20:58
4 replies
#4
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United States leeneptune
i saw that ez...
2022-03-29 20:59
2 replies
What happend to Jabbi the 30kg monster
2022-03-30 00:10
1 reply
this is the real Skade when they dont throw for high odds
2022-03-30 07:08
#18
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Brazil Necro_Spa
trounced 🙂
2022-03-29 21:06
#2
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United States leeneptune
ez for BUBBLE
2022-03-29 20:59
legit)
2022-03-29 20:59
#5
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Bulgaria VolatileX
Easy for SKADE!
2022-03-29 20:59
Gongratz Boys, ur nuke looks completely different from the past week. Insane!
2022-03-29 20:59
bubble disrespecting cph lmao
2022-03-29 20:59
Pog
2022-03-29 21:00
SKADE always beasts in Pinnacle cups but under perform in other tournaments? Why is that?
2022-03-29 21:00
2 replies
money motivation,pinnacle and elisa are having good prize pool and teams that participate there are tier2/3
2022-03-29 21:07
money from matchfixing is better than prize pool at smaller tournaments
2022-03-29 21:28
Lets goo Bulgaria!!
2022-03-29 21:00
LET'S GOOOOOOOOOO
2022-03-29 21:00
now bubble can celebrate, hope he has a good night tonight LOL
2022-03-29 21:00
1 reply
#24
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Trinidad and Tobago r41
he said he will drink bear!
2022-03-29 21:18
deserved ngl
2022-03-29 21:01
nice
2022-03-29 21:02
men really lost to KOVA then was like "nope" and 2-0'd the rest of the games
2022-03-29 21:04
That's why Vitality lost to them Copium Copium
2022-03-29 21:04
If there's no lan qualification for the winner it's ez for Skade
2022-03-29 21:07
#21
 | 
Bulgaria tick10
gods
2022-03-29 21:08
#22
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Trinidad and Tobago r41
when they play for real money they somehow win!
2022-03-29 21:10
gz
2022-03-29 21:18
welcome to t1 skade
2022-03-29 21:20
Cant qualify for rmr but pops off in online low tier tourneys lmfao sure
2022-03-29 21:22
5 replies
#28
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Bulgaria soavarice
cry more, ez money
2022-03-29 21:24
1 reply
+1 so much salt holy shit
2022-03-29 22:40
getting ez money >>>>>>>> being called a fluke trash team if you make it to the major over any favorite teams
2022-03-29 21:31
2 replies
Yeah im sure skade joined All 4 rmr qualifiers with the intention of losing cause they were afraid kids online would call Them a fluke if they ended up doing good LOL You know you can actually qualify and Play in the major and still attend these skechy online tourneys right?
2022-03-29 21:37
1 reply
its called random bo1 Movistar 5-0 in EPL against tier 1 teams, yet they still failed in all 4 qualifiers
2022-03-30 07:11
lol vitality
2022-03-29 21:23
ez
2022-03-29 21:26
#37
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Chile esanchez47
Skade too strong
2022-03-29 21:37
#39
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Poland moonspell1
holy fk SKADE has been a very good tier2 team lately
2022-03-29 21:43
#40
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Finland Wojtekoo
ONline
2022-03-29 21:46
#41
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Portugal SgwSgwER
Ofc AHAHAHAH They suck in real tournaments but in this T2/3 with big prize pools they activate online beast mode! Pls investigate this
2022-03-29 21:48
GG
2022-03-29 21:57
Skade onliners and CPH LANNers - expected result
2022-03-29 22:01
Pinacle cup is harder than EPL I think na'vi wouldn't even reach the finals
2022-03-29 22:04
1 reply
RMR open qualifier is the hardest Movistar 5-0 in EPL but failed in all 4 qualifiers lmao
2022-03-30 07:14
#49
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Greece RedWinter
Pinnacle warriors
2022-03-29 22:19
Congratulations
2022-03-29 23:20
#55
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Australia Doufey
how this bubble say that? its only online tournament. come join LAN . dont cry if u cant kill 🤙🏾
2022-03-30 00:04
1 reply
#57
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Australia Doufey
ohh wait, they dont even have throphy in tier 2-3 teams. for sure they lose LAN touenament
2022-03-30 00:11
You know that they won WESG for 500,00$ offline right?
2022-03-30 02:15
5 replies
shipz GOD
2022-03-30 02:18
$500? What an achievement!
2022-03-30 05:25
2 replies
500.000€
2022-03-30 07:14
and which top teams did they face there?
2022-03-30 16:21
#60
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Netherlands dabadpad
sus
2022-03-30 03:30
#61
JK | 
Asia flipflop
worst individual score in a bo3?
2022-03-30 04:26
Gj guys!
2022-03-30 07:17
I am so happy for them, hope Skade will keep performing consistently.
2022-03-30 09:20
6-36 nice
2022-03-30 09:34
#72
ropz | 
Finland wormi
SKADE online: easy skins SKADE when having to go lan: okay lets throw
2022-03-30 10:37
SKADE, the kings of Tier-2. I swear, this team will never be Tier-1, but it will never drop from farming this Tier-2 scene either, it seems like that's what Bulgarian scene is made for. CPH Flames really doesn't seem to make progress, after the Major they had a bit of a dip in form, they semt to comeback to what they were playing at the Major but where are the new strats, their game isn't getting better and that's just worrying, I'm afraid they've hit their peak with this roster. GL moving forward.
2022-03-30 15:46
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