The matches between the two winners and two losers of LATAM's group A took place yesterday night. One of these matches already gave us the name of one out of the two finalists. Here is a summary of the night for you!
BootKamp Gaming faced Black Dragons for the first match.
This was the match of the winner bracket which naturally set expectations quite high.
The teams banned the following maps:
|BootKamp Gaming||Black Dragons|
The two picks and the remaining decider map were:
|Consulate (1)||Oregon (2)|
BootKamp crushed straight into the top defense of BD during the second round even if the latter didn't have any roamer.
After a rough start, BK managed to win their piano defense in spite of a great perforance from Kamikaze (BD) during his 1v4 clutch attempt.
The fourth round went to BK with a fluid attack on the same site.
The garage defense from BK was unfortunately rapidly taken down with their opponents not even needing to plant the defuser.
The BootKamp push on BD's top defense worked very well even if it resembled a "YOLO" strategy more than anything really refined.
Black Dragons ended up winning the last two rounds in a row ending with a beautiful plant denial by Echo. They won the map 5-3.
A lot of trades happened during the second round that saw Black Dragons coming out on top with an agressive push that wasn't met with quite enough defense on the bombsite.
The basement attack from BootKamp was successful most notably thanks to a good use of Blitz and a typical LATAM roam clearing.
Thanks to a super action from pzdd and his Brearing-9 (Hibana), BD wins the next round thanks to a good timing and a rush from this exceptional player.
In spite of a small amount of utility, Black Dragons easily beat the attack of BK on the top bombsites, the latters indeed didn't have enough time to plant the defuser.
The last map finally went to Black Dragon 5 to 1.
Black Dragons statistics :
BootKamp Gaming statistics :
The second match of the night opposed Red Canids and Team oNe esports :
The ban phase went as follow:
|Red Canids||Team oNe esports|
The picks and remaining decider map were:
|Border (1)||Oregon (2)|
During the second roung, Team oNe used their Lion in an effective way which let them get an easy win against the top defense.
The following rounds were very close, Team oNe exhibited a very vertical gameplay which allowed them to get impotant kills.
The third, fourth and fifth rounds went back to back to each team with two perfect attacks from Team oNe bringing back the score to 3-3.
The back and forth kept going until the eigth round during which RC played an unusual Security Room defense, spicing up the match.
It's only after a constant balancing of the scores that Red Canids ended up winning the map 6-5.
Despite a few tight rounds, Red Canids are overwhelmed by the successful attacks and defense from T1. Well aware that their careful gameplay wasn't leading them anywhere against their opponents, they tried to galvanize their gameplay which let them win their top defense.
Team oNe ended up winning the map anyway bringing the overall score to 1-1.
The confrontations are tighter with a seemingly better mindset from RC.
Team oNe finally won this thrid maps 5-2.
Team oNe statistics :
Red Canids statistics: