Isurus Gaming won the South American Finals of World Cyber Arena 2017, earning $11K and a spot to WCA 2017 Finals.
They qualified for the SA Finals after beating all the opponents in the round of 32 battle. In the finals they faced four invited teams and three more from the open qualifier. The participants fought in a best-of-three single elimination bracket.
Isurus had the upper hand against Merciless Gaming and Team One, reaching the finals against INTZ esports. They won all the battles with a 2-1 score.
Only five teams have been confirmed so far for WCA 2017: six more must still be determined through the regional qualifiers, plus a not disclosed invite.
WCA 2017 teams:
- Factory Assault Team
- Chiefs Esports Club
- Next Generation
- Isurus Gaming
WCA South America prize distribution:
- $11,305.75 - Isurus Gaming
- $5,652.88 - INTZ esports
- $2,261.15 - Team One
Isurus vs INTZ Bo3 recap
The first match took place on the map selected by INTZ: Inferno. It wasn’t the right choice as Isurus beat them with a grand 16:4 score. They won the pistol round as Terrorists, and maintained the advantage almost entirely during the first half. In the second, they won 5 rounds in a row and claimed the match.
Overall, the entire team obtained a similar rating and number of kills, with Julián “Zote” Acosta leading with 1.61 rating.
Isurus had a great start also on Overpass, defusing the bomb during the first round and claiming the successive ones. Afterwards the game went in INTZ hands and they ended the first half 10 to 5. They also proved their supremacy as Counter-Terrorists, and tied the Bo3.
The map determined for the final clash was Nuke. The teams exchanged punches during the first half, and none of them really gained any long-lasting dominance over the other.
Once the sides swapped, Isurus completely dominated their opponents as Terrorists. They won 8 rounds in a row and concluded the final map 16:7.
Nicolas “NikoM” Miozzi was the best player of the team with a 117 average damage per round and an astonishing 1.93 rating. Also Nicolás “Noktse” Dávila proved his worth as he was the second top killer and damage dealer.
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Vincenzo is an esports writer with five years of experience. Former head editor for Natus Vincere, he has produced content for DreamHack, FACEIT, DOTAFire, 2P, and more. Follow him on @SkulzDota.