On June 11, our Counter-Strike team played the Grand Final in Pinnacle Cup Championship against Heroic and lost 0-2.
In both maps in the grand final, we started strong with early leads but were overrun later in the matches. We end the Pinnacle Cup Championship in 2nd place, with $50,000 in prize money.
While we are never satisfied in defeat, our team had a strong run throughout the tournament, topping our group and staying in the upper bracket in the playoffs.
Martin 'Trace' Heldt, Coach, Counter-Strike
- Nobody here is satisfied when losing a final and especially not like this. There were some positive aspects, though; we reached a grand final for the first time in a while, some players were really stepping up, and our T-sides were coming together.
... we (...) respect the way Heroic played the final - Trace
- We could have done much more in the last game, but we also have to pay respect to the way Heroic played the final.
- Right now, we are improving in different areas at different times. We need to find a way for all players to play at their peak level simultaneously, as it is clear we have the quality on the team to lift the overall level to a higher tier.
After winning against EG.PA 16-8 and Imperial 2-0, we went to the semifinal against BIG on June 10. Here we defeated the German team 2-0 on Ancient and Dust2.
Despite a defeat in the grand final, blameF was awarded the tournament MVP, with a tournament rating average of 1.41 and 97 ADR.
Next up for our Counter-Strike team is Roobet Cup, starting on June 22.