After a long pause due to technical issues, Renegades and Signature resumed their match and it was the Australian side that won in the end with a 2-1 map score (Mirage 9-16, Nuke 16-5, Overpass 16-11).
The deciding series of group A at the Asia Minor started with a shock, as Signature managed to sweep Renegades on Mirage with a 16-9 scoreline. Nuke, the Australian side’s pick, followed and we saw Aaron “AZR” Ward and co. replying with a strong showing of their own. Renegades took 11 rounds as Terrorists in the first half and swiftly secured the second map after switching to CT.
With the score tied at 1-1, the series went to the decider, Overpass. Just a few rounds into the series, extreme technical issues caused the match to be postponed for a couple of hours. After the problems were fixed, we saw Renegades kick into a higher gear and turn a tight 6-5 score into a respectable 9-6 CT half.
The start to the Terrorist side was good for the Australians, as they took the first three rounds, but Signature took control of the game from the first full buy onwards.
The team from Thailand got the score to 12-11, but the combination of Noah “Nifty” Francis, Nemanja “nexa” Isaković and Justin “jks” Savage activated towards the end of the map and got Renegades the four following rounds that secured them the map and a spot in the playoffs.