mandic win Pan-Am final
mandic has won the WCG Pan-America 2011 event with a two maps to nil win over Blood 16-2 on de_train and 16-9 on de_inferno. mandic will now collect $2,500 and the title of Pan-America champions for 2011.
The first map of the final saw the teams battle it out on de_train. mandic started as terrorists and managed to take a remarkable thirteen rounds going into the half 13-2 up. There would be no epic comeback for Blood who rolled over on the second half, with the match ending in just under thirty minutes 16-2 to mandic. mandic taking a quick first map as the teams moved onto de_inferno.
On de_inferno, Blood played more competitively but were unlucky to only secure four rounds on the Counter-terrorist side. After the teams switched sides, the realisation that is was now or never for Blood kicked in and they started to play some confident Counter-Strike. However, mandic proved to be too experienced and too strong and calmly took the five rounds needed to win. The score ending 16-9 to mandic.
In the third place decider the Americans of Evil Geniuses managed to beat GameCrashers 2-0 despite their draw in the group stage. de_dust2 started off with GC going up 2-0 as CTs but only managed four rounds in the opening half, seeing themselves losing 4-11 as they switched sides. EG instantly climbed up to matchpoint, but took a while to close out the game as GC managed to get to nine rounds.
Second map was de_inferno which is the map the two teams tied on yesterday. This time EG proved to be the stronger team, as they ended their CT side with a comfortable 9-6 lead despite a pistol round loss and an early 0-3 deficit. EG continued their strong play in the second half by going up 6-0 before GC won two rounds despite Thiago "BTT" Monterio playing with a P90 and an auto-shotgun, but that wasn't enough as the Americans clinched their final round to win de_inferno 16-8 and the best-of-three series 2-0 overall.
WCG 2011 Pan-Am Championship final standings
1. mandic - $2,500
2. Blood - $1,250
3. Evil Geniuses - $500
This weekend saw mandic's return to tournament play after over a six month hiatus since their departure from compLexity. The same exact lineup won last year's WCG Pan-Am event as well under the FireGamers tag beating Evil Geniuses in the grand finals.