9z Defeats EG and paiN to Clinch Last Slot for Antwerp Major via American RMR
All six teams from the American RMR for the Antwerp Major are now set.
The American RMR (Regional Major Rankings) has concluded with 9z Team clinching the sixth and final slot for the PGL Major Antwerp 2022. The Argentinian esports organization fought hard through the tiebreaker stage of the tournament, defeating Evil Geniuses and paiN Gaming in consecutive eliminator matches to book themselves a slot for the 'New Challengers Stage'.
The six teams that have qualified for the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 are FURIA Esports, MIBR, Imperial Esports, Complexity Gaming, Team Liquid, and 9z Team.
Surprisingly, Evil Geniuses (EG) has been eliminated despite undergoing a huge overhaul before the start of the season with hopes of improvement. Unfortunately, the team has failed to live up to the expectations, not showing any signs of improvement even after competing for more more than three months together.
9z Team clinches the final spot for PGL Major Antwerp 2022 through the American RMR
Not many would have predicted that the Argentinian esports organization 9z Team could qualify for the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 through the American RMR. Especially when teams like Evil Geniuses, paiN Gaming, Case Esports, and more were competing in the same event, all of them having a better reputation on paper.
The LAN qualifier did not start well for 9z, as it faced consecutive loses to MIBR and Evil Geniuses, due to which it dropped down to the elimination bracket. This is when 9z decided to turn things around by winning three matches in a row against Bad News Bears, 00 Nation, and São Caetano Esports.
This miracle run through the eliminators resulted in 9z facing EG once again in the decider tiebreaker, however, this time around they made sure to come out on top with a '2-1' victory over EG.
The team was just one step away from qualifying for the Antwerp Major, as it went up against paiN with the final qualifying slot on the platter. A hard fought clean sweep is what it took for 9z to become the final team through the American RMR to reach the Majors.
The list of six teams that qualified for the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 are as follows,
FURIA Esports | Legend Status - $25,000 USD
MIBR | Challenger Status - $12,500 USD
Imperial Esports | Challenger Status - $7,500 USD
Complexity Gaming | Contender Status - $5,000 USD
Team Liquid | Contender Status
9z Team | Contender Status