Optic gaming have secured their spot in the CEVO S9 Finals after defeating Selfless 2-0 in the finals.
The qualifiers were closely contested amongst the 16 teams for a spot at the $125,000 tournament. Optic surprised everyone by winning the semi final against the qualifier favorites Liquid. The match was really close but the team effort on Optic saw them through. They were down 3-15 on the first map of Train and managed to overturn this with a spectacular comeback. The third map had a similar storyline with them winning from a 4-11 deficit. The mental preparedness of the team can be gauged from these stellar comebacks.
The grand finals was an easy victory for them over Selfless. They won on Mirage and Overpass with scorelines of 16-7, 16-6.
The CEVO Season 9 Finals will take place at the Gfinity Arena, in London, from April 28 to May 1, and feature four representatives from both Europe and North America. You can follow our coverage of the first European bracket, which is still underway, here.