SAW secure Master League Portugal title
The Portuguese side capped a strong end to the season with another tournament win.
The Christopher "MUTiRiS" Fernandes-led side opened the series with a comfortable 16-4 win on Vertigo, before securing the title with back-to-back 16-11 wins on Overpass and Ancient.
The result caps off what has been a strong end to the season for the current No. 31 team in the world, with victories in ESL Masters Spain and CCT West Europe Series 4 preceding their Master League triumph. The CCT West Europe event was the most impressive victory of the three, with the Portuguese side outplacing the likes of Apeks, 9INE and BIG in the event.
João "story" Vieira and Michel "ewjerkz" Pinto have provided much of the firepower for SAW during their end-of-season run, with both players ending amongst the 10 best-rated for the CCT West Europe Series 4, a 1.24 and 1.22 rating respectively over eight maps.
SAW will have a chance to battle for an ESL Pro League spot when the player break ends, with the NC Europe Qualifier for the tournament taking place July 13-16. The Portuguese squad will compete against the likes of Into the Breach and Bad News Eagles in the online qualifier, which pits the winners of regional competitions against each other for the right to head to the tier one event in Malta.
|Make Your Destiny||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|49 - 62||-13||78.3||0.91|
|45 - 52||-7||63.4||0.90|
|49 - 60||-11||73.0||0.88|
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