WestR were knocked out at T16 and Europe crowned RAMS as first time winners in one of the most exciting Challengers Cups yet. Here’s what went down.
North America – NYSL Academy
With WestR being knocked out by Toronto Ultra Academy in Round 6, almost any team could win this event. It was the New York Subliners Academy who prevailed, beating UT Crew in Round 8 and the Grand Finals, where two 3-1 victories saw them take home 1st place.
Europe – RAMS
RAMS and Obtained were put through three exceptional matches with all 15 maps. The first came in Winners Finals where RAMS won 3-2, putting themselves in the Grand Final. Following this, Obtained won their Losers Bracket match, rematching in the Final. Here, Obtained took the first series 3-2, resetting the bracket. In the final series, RAMS won 3-2, taking home the win. This was a great series, with both teams playing extremely well.
APAC – Renegades
This match was another gruelling 15 maps between Renegades and Chiefs. Chiefs took the Winners Finals match 3-2, before Renegades won both series 3-2 in the Grand Finals, completing the comeback. Renegades completed a Reverse Sweep in the first Grand Finals series however, making this even more impressive.
The Challengers Elite Qualifiers take place this weekend, with the Elite Series starting next Tuesday, Feb 9th.