International Open #1 Playoffs!


It's been 9 weeks and the Grand-Final is here! Impact will take on Ignition 5 for the title as International Champions, this Sunday 1st April at 2100 AEST. MDMA will also face SwaggMoneyBallers, fighting for 3rd place. Well done to those teams that made it to Playoffs. Teams must be ranked #1 or #2 in their respective regions, to qualify for Playoffs and that alone is quite an achievement.

With the announcement of the International Open, we hadn't yet decided on what teams go through to Finals. We hoped to provide the Playoffs the community wanted and they varied from scene to scene. After voting and discussion among Admins and Captains, it was decided that following the regular season, the #1 team from each region would go straight through to Finals, while the #2 team would go into Semi's and compete for a spot in Finals. Only 1 would go through, to join the #1 teams.

After an intense regular season in Oceania, North/South America and Europe, the standings were as follows;

Oceania

Rank Teams Won Lost Played For - Against Points
1 Impact 3 0 3 33 - 0 9
2 Enigma 2 1 3 22 - 16 7
3 Red Eye Platoon 1 1 2 3 14 - 25 5
4 Red Eye Platoon 2 0 3 3 5 - 33 3

North & South America

Rank Teams Won Lost Played For - Against Points
1 SwaggMoneyBallers 3 0 3 33 - 11 9
2 MDM 2 1 3 27 - 18 7
3 Viaditos 1 2 3 21 - 22 5
4 SEA (DNF) 0 3 3 3 - 33 1

Europe

Rank Teams Won Lost Played For - Against Points
1 MDMA 7 0 7 77 - 21 21
2 N.W.A 6 1 7 75 - 18 19
3 TAW Cholos 5 2 7 65 - 44 17
4 TAW EU 4 3 7 59 - 49 15
5 TAW Crazy 3 4 7 51 - 51 13
6 Team $aN¡tY 2 5 7 42 - 57 11
7 Croatian Suicide Squad 1 6 7 14 - 66 7
8 Brothers in Arms (DNF) 0 7 7 0 - 77 2

 

Semi-Finals

The #2 team from each region were set to play one another in a Round Robin. Unfortunately, MDM pulled out of Semi's due to unavailability, so it all came down to a Best of 3, between Ignition 5 (EU) and Enigma (OC). Taking place on Sunday 18th March at 21:30 AEDT, Ignition 5 defeated Enigma, 2-0 on Market and Siege. They would go through to Finals against MDMA in Round 1. This was Enigma's first competitive event and they performed admirably, but were no match for the experienced Ignition 5. We would see the true ability of this team in the matches to come.

 

Finals

After Semi-Finals, the overall standings for these teams would come down to;

#1  MDMA (EU)
#2  Impact (OC)
#3  SwaggMoneyBallers (NA)
#4  Ignition 5 (EU)

All Matches in the Playoffs are Best of 3's (BO3), unlike the regular season. The maps are selected by Captains, using the map banning system from the regular season, with the difference that the last 2 or 3 maps are played. With the 4 Finalists selected, Round 1 began on Sunday 25th at 1430 AEDT, when Impact defeated SwaggMoneyBallers, 2-1 on Siege, District and Heights.

After earning a place in Finals by winning their Semi-Finals showdown, Ignition 5 then beat the previously undefeated MDMA, 2-0 on Siege and Ministry, at 18:00 GMT. With Round 2 approaching this Sunday, Impact (OC) will face off against Ignition 5 (EU), for the title as International Champions, while MDMA and SwaggMoneyBallers fight for 3rd place.

Finals would play out as follows;

Round 1:
#1 vs #4 - MDMA (EU) vs Ignition 5 (EU)
#2 vs #3 - Impact (OC) vs SwaggMoneyBallers (NA)

Round 2:
For 1st/2nd - Impact (OC) vs Ignition 5 (EU)
For 3rd/4th - MDMA (EU) vs SwaggMoneyBallers (NA)


We wish all teams the best of luck and another congratulations for making it to Finals. Each team competing this weekend, overcame the odds and earned their place here. Well done, good luck and have fun!

 

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