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The Quarterfinals of the WESG 2018 - Global Finals has witnessed a massive upset as Windigo Gaming representing Bulgaria took down the Brazilian giants MIBR in their best of three series.
.@WindigoGG pull off a miraculous upset and eliminate WESG's main favourites, the Brazilians from MiBR. 2-1, and the Bulgarian squad advances to the semifinals of #WESG CS:GO Grand Finals. pic.twitter.com/m5PfG4jshO— WESG (@WESGcom) March 14, 2019
MIBR, the strongest team present at the event as per HLTV rankings were predicted to be the most likely team to win the mega event. Coming into WESG, they were not in the best form losing out to Astralis in the Semifinals of the IEM Katowice 2019. In spite of that, the team had enough to be able to outplay any of the other participating teams albeit maybe G2 Esports and Fnatic.
But today has been a disaster for them as they got knocked out of the event losing to Windigo by a series score of ‘2-1’. Windigo hit MIBR pretty hard on Dust 2, their own map pick but MIBR were quick to respond by taking them down on Train.
The decider was played on Overpass where Windigo raced ahead to take a massive lead at ‘14-3’ but MIBR slowly took back some rounds to reach ‘13-15’, they were playing really well when everything came to stop after Windigo took the B-site with a two-man advantage and took the map point to qualify onto the Semifinals.
In the other matchups, Fnatic took down OpTic ‘2-0’ while AGO had to play to their limits to defeat Valiance by a score of ‘2-1’. The last match-up of the day between Absolute and G2 Esports is currently going on.
Stay tuned for more updates and hope that the underdogs are able to go all the way through.