k1ck win IEM5 qualifier
k1ck eSports Club came from behind to beat Paranoids 2-1 and earn a place in the IEM European Championship Qualifying Round 1.
k1ck had dropped into the Lower Bracket after a 16-3 defeat to Paranoids earlier in the tournament, but a strange tournament setup saw the final being played in a best-of-three format, with no advantage given to the Upper Bracket finalist.
After a slow start to the match, losing de_nuke 16-13, k1ck controlled the tempo on de_train and de_inferno to win both maps 16-12 and 16-9, respectively.
k1ck have now qualified for the IEM European Championship Qualifying Round 1, which starts next week and will feature a total of 24 teams.
The Portuguese team have:
Helder "coachi" Sancho
Ricardo "fox" Pacheco
Joaquim "axoN" Pinto
Rui "SHOUW" Reis
João "ehz" Monteiro