Weve only gone and done it!
Last weekend saw us fight through the grouling group stages at the NEC Arena without dropping a single map, We continued our streak in the play offs until meeting with Reason Gaming who then dropped us into the lower bracket after defeating us 2-1, Due to being dropped to the lower bracket we then had to win 3 more matches to meet Reason in the Grand Finals.
The lower brackets begin and We take down Xenex with one hell of a tight series closing it out 2-0, Next up was project x which we then showed a strong fight against closing out the match 2-1. Finally we face the well established CEX Esports in a best of 3 Lower Bracket final to make the grand final, CEX started strong closing out the first 10-5 after a shakey CT performance from ourselves, T side starts with a dominate performance from ourselves and this continues for 10 rounds, reaching 15-10 and map point for ourselves until we lose our first round, CEX take a round making it 15-11 until we take control once again and close out the map. Next up was Nuke which we showed a strong performance on the CT side closing the first half down 10-5 in our favour, CEX then take the pistol round. The Game reaches 15-15 and we head into our first overtime which see’s us ruin CEX’s chances of winning closing the game out in OT1 19-16 with a flawless final CT A site hold.
The Grand Finals begin and Reason Gaming have a 1 map Advantage due to coming in from the Upper bracket in this best of 5.
The first Map of the series is Inferno where we start CT and take the pistol round but then reason show up and take the anti eco to tie it up 1-1, we trade rounds up until 3-3 and reason starts to pull away. until we come in with a perfect A site Retake to make the score 5-8, we take two more rounds and close the first half out 7-8, Reason take the pistol round and soon take the score to 7-10, we take the rifle round and begin to hunt for the win and close the game out 16-13.
Map two begins on cobblestone and again Reason Gaming take the pistol round but a force buy comes in from us to secure the round 1-1. Similar to the last map we continue to trade rounds with reason pulling away but we bring it back and win the first half 8-7. a strong CT side comes out and then we see Vanity ACE the 27th round hich sees us close the map out 16-11 after a tough start.
The final map draws near on Mirage, and we explode but unfortunately Reason come in with the retake, we then take the rifle round to make the it 1-2 and then continue to open up sites and shut reason down, start to pull away to victory and ease our way to a 10-5 half. Our CT half begins and we take the pistol after a fantastic retake. The momentum continues until round 22 where Reason take a round from us, followed by two more, with our economy looking poor the team decide to eco one more, After a fantastic flurry of aim duels it comes down to a 1v1 vs Vexed IGL Sheekey armed with nothing more than a Five Seven and Cinder with an AK, Sneakey Sheekey walks up from CT and shuts him down from behind, We claim our revenge and secure the 3-1 victory.
VEXED ARE YOUR i61 CHAMPIONS WITHOUT LOSING A SINGLE PLAYED MAP IN THE GRAND FINALS!
— Vexed Gaming 🏆 (@Vexed_GG) August 27, 2017