TECHLABS Cup Belarus was held on the past weekend in Minsk with snT beating 97club in the actual tournament while Moscow Five split maps with Natus Vincere in a show match for money.
Actual grand final of TECHLABS Belarus saw snT take on fellow Belarusians 97club. The match was played in a best-of-one format, with de_tuscan as the battleground.
snT quickly showed their superiority as they scored an 11-4 lead as counter-terrorists on the map. 97club could not fight back in the second half, and fell short, losing 6-16.
TECHLABS Cup Belarus 2012:
1. snT ($1,400)
2. 97club ($600)
The showmatch between the Russian and Ukrainian giants was held similarly to their match at TECHLABS Cup 2012 where M5 stepped in for SK Gaming who canceled their participation at the last minute.
Every round counted for $50 as they played out all 30 rounds on two maps which were the same as last time, de_dust2 and de_tuscan. With the help of Roman "hacker" Abramov, M5 won the first map 20-10.
Natus Vincere wouldn't go down without a fight though, and evened up the score with a 16-14 win on the second map. However, Moscow Five would go on to be the team who took home more money.
TECHLABS Cup Belarus showmatch:
1. Moscow Five ($1,700)
2. Natus Vincere ($1,300)
Moscow Five's next event will most likely be DreamHack Summer 2012 which they received an invitation for. Natus Vincere will also be in attendance in Jönköping, but not until they have finished the group stage of K1 League in Shanghai where they currently are.