Nemiga Gaming triumphed at the Eastern Europe qualifier for WESG, defeating ex-Outlaws 2 to 1 in the finals on Mirage and Cobblestone.
Sixteen teams took part in the Eastern Europe qualifier, and clashed in a single elimination bracket. Only citizens of Belarus, Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania could attend this tournament.
The Belarusians of Nemiga defeated $GODMODE$ 16:5 on Cobblestone, and Prophecy 16:13 on Train. Commencing from the semifinals the format changed from Bo1 to Bo3. Here they defeated BPro Gaming 2 to 1.
The final matchup against ex-Outlaws took place during the night of October 5th. Nemiga had the upper hand with a 2:1 score.
Nemiga will join 19 more teams at the European Finals to battle for a $92,500 prize pool and the chance to qualify for the Main Event. The LAN event will take place in Barcelona, Spain from November 22nd to 26th.
Nemiga Gaming vs ex-Outlaws Bo3 recap
The first map, Mirage, was selected by ex-Outlaws. Nemiga won the pistol round both as Terrorists and CT, showing an impressive performance on each side, and ending the match 16:9.
Vladimir “ROBO” Neskey and Roman “roman” Redihin were the best players of the match: they scored 25 kills each and got a rating above 1.5.
Nemiga badly lost their map: Overpass. Ex-Outlaws played a perfect match, and claimed victory with a 16.3 score
Three members of their team obtained an average damage per round of 100 or above, which demonstrates that the game was one-sided.
Cobblestone was a hard-fought map. Nemiga triumphed thanks to a better Terrorist side that brought more rounds in their pocket during the first half. Both teams defused at least three bombs.
With a 16:13 score Nemiga Gaming secured the Eastern Europe qualifier for WESG. We will see them in Barcelona on November 22nd.
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