MIBR defeated Renegades 2-0 and secured qualification for the finals of the ESL Pro League Season 9 tournament. The win came in the best of three (BO3) series with an incredible performance from the Brazilians. they won 16-2 on the Mirage and had a bit of tough time on Train with a 16-14 win. The result ensured the flawless performance of Made In Brazil in Group A of round 2. Since they won all of their games, he side will now book it’s tickets to Montpellier, France, where the final of the competition will take place between June 18 and 23. Here are the highlights of the series that took place.
The first map of the series was Mirage. Despite it was picked by Renegades, the MIBR side played it to perfection. After a confusing start to the game and with some errors on the part of both teams. It was time for the Brazilians to get control of the tie by leveling the rounds , 2-2. After that, there were 14 rounds of Brazilian domination, and the Australian team couldn’t do anything except witnessing their demise. The star of the first game was Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo, who made the game quite difficult for his opponents and finished the map with a rating of 1.71.
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In Train, the match was much more balanced. On the MIBR side, João “felps” Vasconcelos got some kills on the board to open the map for his team. The Renegades side led by Owen “smooya” Butterfield posed a strong fight in the second game of the series. At the end of the first half there was a small lead of 8-7 for Renegades.
After the break, MIBR took the second pistol round and got some round on the scorecard. Yet, Renegades didn’t let Brazilians snowball to victory. Although the game was not easy, the MIBR took control of the match at the end and closed the map 16-14.
The ESL Pro League is one of the oldest competitions with qualifying divisions in North America and Europe. After the end of the qualifiers, the top ranked side advance to the final phase, which will take place in Montpellier, France, and will distribute US $ 750,000. In addition to the MIBR, Brazil will also be represented by Luminosity Gaming and DETONA Gaming.
Ggs 2-0 vs @Renegades e estamos classificados pras finais da EPL na França 🇫🇷
Um bom dia de CS hoje por nossa parte. Agora um day off e voltar aos treinos 🤙 Valeu a torcida pessoal ❤️
— Fernando Alvarenga (@fer) May 17, 2019
MIBR has been in decent form lately. The day before yesterday they beat Liquid To qualify for ECS season 7 finals. This is the All-Brazilian MIBR side that the fans wanted to see ever since its formation in December 2018. They had a rough start to 2019 by losing nine of their 10 competitive games, which included losing all of the matches in the BLAST Pro Series Sao Paulo. It seem that the side has learned a lot from its past mistakes and are ready to end the year on a high note.