00NATION defeat Complexity to secure spot at IEM Rio

Brazilian fan favorites Epitacio "⁠TACO⁠" de Melo and Marcelo "⁠coldzera⁠" David qualified for the first Major in their home country.

coldzera will make his return to the Major for the first time since IEM Katowice 2019, as he and his 00NATION teammates made it through the Americas RMR with a 3-1 record. TACO and company started off with a best-of-one loss to 9z, but bounced back with three consecutive victories against Isurus, Imperial and their last victims, Complexity.

The North Americans were one round away from forcing overtime on the decider map, Ancient, but fell just short, 14-16, and are were knocked down to the 2-2 pool, where they will have one final chance at making it to the Major.

TACO and coldzera's 00NATION are through to the Challengers Stage

The series started off in incredibly close fashion on Inferno, where Santino "⁠try⁠" Rigal and Ricky "⁠floppy⁠" Kemery were the players to watch in the first half posting 18 and 14 kills, respectively, as the two squads ended within one round of each other at the switch. 00NATION increased their lead to two by winning the pistol round on the CT side and the South American squad not only hit double digits, but won the first gun round to jet ahead and build an economy. Complexity showed their limitations on the attack, unable to break through the defenses as TACO and company hit match point . It was then that the North Americans reacted, but too late as the map slipped away 13-16.

Complexity won the first pistol round on the attacking side of Overpass, but weren’t able to convert against the forcebuy. An ace by Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince in the third turned the tides back in his team’s favor early on, but the half ended up being a close affair between the two sides that ended up with the North Americans up by one. Johnny "⁠JT⁠" Theodosiou and his men showed resolve on the CT side, winning seven straight rounds from the gate to set up match point, which they converted four rounds later to finish it 16-10.

Complexity then got off to a 3-0 start on the CT side of Ancient, but a first gun round going the way and a 1vs2 clutch by try in the fifth round cleared the way for a tie early on. Neither team could run away with a lead by the tenth round, until Complexity strung together enough rounds to take a 9-6 lead at the half. After the half a brawl ensued with 00NATION holding fast on the defense, reaching map point at 15-11, but it wasn’t until the very last round that the Brazilians secured the map and series to qualify for the Major in their home country.

Matchpage
1
2
7th October 2022
13
Inferno
16
16
Overpass
10
14
Ancient
16
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
73 - 54 +19 84.6 1.29
68 - 60 +8 90.1 1.25
61 - 52 +9 74.8 1.13
45 - 56 -11 60.1 0.88
41 - 61 -20 59.6 0.82
 00NATION K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
71 - 56 +15 84.6 1.21
64 - 56 +8 77.5 1.08
53 - 54 -1 68.9 1.03
51 - 62 -11 74.7 0.99
44 - 62 -18 62.4 0.79
Group Swiss
3W - 1L
2W - 2L
0W - 3L

The IEM Rio Major teams so far are:

TBD
United States Liquid
North America Evil Geniuses
Russia Spirit

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1441
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.62
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1433
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.65
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
846
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
926
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
South Africa Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1094
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
Argentina Santino 'try' Rigal
Santino 'try' Rigal
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
340
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.60
#1
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Lithuania Jaguaras
Tacold
2022-10-07 20:46
#2
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United States Phanji
jt and fang bots
2022-10-07 20:46
5 replies
This is a sign for orgs like Complexity to give an opportunity to SA players. 9z, 00 are evolving a lot more than any NA team in the last couple years. These teams are a better inversion than any NA lineup tbh
2022-10-07 20:53
4 replies
they have an american way of think were they are better than the rest...SA does not exist for them...
2022-10-07 21:11
3 replies
#37
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Brazil EU1234321
+1 americans almost always selfish
2022-10-07 21:38
Maybe because na orgs want primarily na players??
2022-10-07 23:19
1 reply
well, they better be prepared to be disappointed then
2022-10-08 19:02
#3
FASHR | 
France Ansi
this was a genuine battle, and im happy for 00 that they can play in Rio.
2022-10-07 20:47
#4
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India ga7axy
deserved
2022-10-07 20:48
Happy for 00 Sadge for CoL
2022-10-07 20:48
congratulations to 00Nation, congratulations to the whole team, I loved the game and my special congratulations to TRY (you are a monster boy👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻) and to coldzera (the beast is back👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 👏🏻)... 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗😃
2022-10-07 20:48
#7
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Brazil ramiiressss
LETS GOOO
2022-10-07 20:49
Nice Job Mr Try! Hopefully CoL can sneak their way in through the lower bracket
2022-10-07 20:50
ggwp
2022-10-07 20:50
TACOLD TRY PELE ARGENTINO DUDU LATTO <3 GG!
2022-10-07 20:51
4 replies
LETS GO MANITO
2022-10-07 20:58
2 replies
e tudo nosso vamo carajo
2022-10-07 21:12
1 reply
#38
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Brazil galaxysz
Vamosss
2022-10-07 21:42
#45
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Brazil high_fall1
the legendary duo dumatto
2022-10-08 14:07
#11
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Germany EZ_for_BIG
get destroyed and humiliated in front of home crowd whuhuuuuuuu
2022-10-07 20:52
4 replies
Cope xd
2022-10-07 20:56
Not nice of you. Respect Brasil!
2022-10-07 21:07
Do I need to remind you about Mousesports at ESL ONE COLOGNE?
2022-10-07 21:30
#43
NiKo | 
Sweden hitAQN
germany = 0 majors just one player of 00n = 2
2022-10-08 03:38
nICEEEEEEEE
2022-10-07 20:53
TRY ILY
2022-10-07 20:58
#17
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Brazil Anarchybr
EZ for Brasil
2022-10-07 21:00
Congrats Brazil, Try hypercarried hard with his Argentinian awping
2022-10-07 21:01
#19
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Barbados n1ss
and na keeps talking shit about south american cs
2022-10-07 21:02
#20
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United States Warfororks
I really wanted to see CoL win and get in now so I was sad they lost but then I saw G2 got eliminated and I think... it could have been worse!
2022-10-07 21:03
Now Fallen and fer pls those guys deserve this
2022-10-07 21:06
1 reply
#27
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Luxembourg burnwow
+1000000
2022-10-07 21:09
#22
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Sweden Phalkz
Why is There a Swedish flag on hltv posts? And yekindar posted a picture from Stockholm. Is There and event upcoming in Sweden?
2022-10-07 21:06
5 replies
#25
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Europe Baunsator
They play in sweden
2022-10-07 21:07
#26
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Argentina Tegu619
Americas rmr = sweden Europe rmr = malta Asia rmr = Australia
2022-10-07 21:09
3 replies
#31
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Sweden Phalkz
Ah ok, but why is the americas rmr in Sweden? And where are they Playing?
2022-10-07 21:12
2 replies
#32
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Argentina Tegu619
Stockholm, where in Stockholm don't know, neither why
2022-10-07 21:14
Because of visa issues if it was in the US and ESL was too lazy to do it in Brazil.
2022-10-08 02:40
Vamos Brasil
2022-10-07 21:06
#28
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Brazil rude_kid
ggwp but what happened to dumau today? he's a decent player
2022-10-07 21:10
Good for them :)
2022-10-07 21:16
From 2 and O to 2 an no.
2022-10-07 21:24
#35
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Chile 1cristiaan
sad
2022-10-07 21:25
#40
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Uganda Tby17Q
Coldzera is the GOAT !
2022-10-08 00:44
1 reply
+1 goat at major!!!
2022-10-08 02:00
Taco and baitzera stickers again after such a long time.
2022-10-08 09:11
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