On Friday 8th and Saturday 9th were held the Summer Challenge’s final phases, our very first big tournament after our qualification to the pro League. Our Geniuses had to confirm their invincibility streak as they only lost two maps since the beginning of the Challenger League. This online tournament’s cashprize was 5000€, up to 2500€ for the first team.
For the round of 8, we were against the Team Insanity. We will win both maps, Consulate and Chalet. A Round of 8’s victory that help our team in their self confidence, and confirm all the strategies they’ve been working on so far. We win 2-0.
During the semi-final, we meet the team Supremacy. Our Geniuses, thanks to the previous win, are confident and they lead this semi-finale. The team will win 5-0 on Consulate and the next round will be Border. Another easy win where we only lose two rounds, and this victory grant us the keys to the final round.
For the final, we are up against the Vitality Black. The first map is Kafe, and we win 5-2 with our team choking the other one, whether it is in attack or in defense. The next ma pis Skyscraper, and the Vitality literaly dominate us with a 1-4 lead. But then TPEX and the team perform what would one call a true « remontada », our team win 5-4. The two last round will be really tight, both teams won’t concede anything to the other and we finally lose 5-6. The decisive map is Coastline, our Geniuses get it together and perform a 5-0 with perfectly executed strategies. Our Team wins this Summer Challenge and the 2500€ that goes with it after a tight final round, we have nothing to say except salute our opponents for their strength and skills.
The three winning team are BeGenius (1st), Vitality Black (2nd) and Vitality White (3rd). Our next Pro League’s game will be against a double world champion team : Penta Sports.
Written by Isild