NiP takes revenge on FaZe Clan in Brazil, Furious Gaming champions in South America
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After Sweden Major, the teams are back to competition in their own regions. This week we saw the South American and Brazilian finals. While the premieres are already well over, those in Brazil will end on Saturday, December 4 in SÃ£o Paulo.
BrasileirÃ£o – Experience wins over youth, NiP finds redemption against FaZe Clan
On Saturday, Brazil’s youngsters, Team oNe and FURIA Esports, faced two of the region’s most experienced teams, MIBR and Ninjas in Pajamas. Spoiler: It didn’t go well for the youngsters.
The oNe team unexpectedly bit the dust against sixth-placed MIBR after two tight cards at Chalet (5-7) and Bank (7-8). The golden team seem far from their best form, and the MIBR have been able to take full advantage of that.
The MIBR duo of Felipe “FelipoX” De Lucia and Enzo “Rappz” Aziz carried the team to the semi-finals, as they recorded a combined total of 53 eliminations on two maps. With SiegeGG ratings of 1.35 and 1.28 respectively, both players have played a key role in their team’s success.
However, the team’s progress in the tournament was quickly halted by one of the Brazilian giants, Team Liquid. This match was special for the Blue Cavalry as it was a replay of last year’s BR6 Grand Final, which MIBR won 3-0.
The game saw 11 clutches, six of them going to the end of Liquid. In fact, the first two cards were decided by clutches: Villa was won by Liquid following a Paulo “psk1” Augusto 1v3 clutch, while Faallz won the very last round at Bank to keep MIBR alive.
Liquid de Luccas “Paluh” Molina’s core, AndrÃ© “nesk” Oliveira and psk1, have made up for the last two additions to the squad, Gabriel “AsK” Santos and Pablo “resetz” Oliveira, who are playing their very first regional final.
Nonetheless, it was Paluh who led the charge as the Brazilian’s performance was another for the books, as he recorded 45 kills across all three cards played.
On the other side of the table, Ninjas in Pajamas beat FURIA Esports after a very one-sided series (7-1, 7-3). The win saw NiP advance to the BR6 semi-finals, which meant the team would face FaZe Clan two weeks after losing to them in the Swedish grand final.
The Swedish Major’s champions started things off on the right foot after an 8-7 victory in Oregon, where a Swedish Major’s MVP ace Jaime “Cyber” Ramos finally made the difference between the two teams on the field. first card.
However, NiP was set to rain on the FaZe Clan parade as the match saw a quick U-turn. The ninjas won the next two cards in a comfortable way as they found redemption just days after their last international loss.
This will be the first appearance of Ninjas in Pajamas in the Grand Final at BrasileirÃ£o. The core of the squad consisting of Gustavo âPsychoâ Rigal, JoÃ£o âKamikazeâ Gomes and Julio âJULIOâ Giacomelli played in the 2018 Grand Final, albeit under Black Dragons. They have since tried to qualify for the Grand Final with NiP, but they have always been beaten in the semi-finals. Oddly enough, they fell to Team Liquid in last year’s edition.
Meanwhile, Team Liquid has reached Brazil’s last three Grand Finals, winning the 2019 edition and losing last year.
The Grand Final game will attract a lot of people and will be played in SÃ£o Paulo on December 4.
Campeonato Sudamericano – 9z and Malvinas both fall in semi-finals, Furious Gaming becomes champion
Between November 25 and 26, the Campeonato Sudamericano final took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Against all odds, Newstar and Furious Gaming threw Malvinas and 9z Team for a loop after winning their streak by 2-1. While fan favorite Malvinas Gaming fell against the Chilean team of Newstar, Furious Gaming defeated the purple team of 9z Team.
While no one expected Newstar to beat Malvinas Gaming, 9z Team’s clash against Furious Gaming was more unpredictable. It should be noted that Furious was the best team in the Third Division. However, due to the fact that LATAM tournaments did not reset their ranking, they were unable to play the Copa Elite Six Stage 3.
Furious Gaming would eventually win the Grand Final, after a 3-0 win over Newstar. Valentin âWeTzâ Lima was the best player in the Grand Final, having managed 37 kills in just three cards.