FlipSid3 Tactics have assured themselves a spot at ESL One Cologne after defeating dignitas 19-16 on de_mirage.
The final match of the day pitted dignitas, without a doubt one of the favourites to secure a spot at the Cologne major, against FlipSid3 Tactics, who are still trying to adapt to life without Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev.
After struggling against Team Kinguin in the Upper Bracket final, dignitas entered this match seeking redemption, and at the end of the first half it did seem like they had found it as they enjoyed a whopping 12-3 lead.
But FlipSid3, who had overturned a 5-10 deficit against KILLERFISH earlier in the day, showed a mental fortitude in the second half and turned in an incredible performance on the CT side to take the game to overtime, in which they would claim two rounds in each half to seal the victory.
ESL One Cologne Qualifier Group A Final Standings:
1. Team Kinguin – ESL One Cologne spot
2. FlipSid3 Tactics – ESL One Cologne spot
5-6. Team Property
7-8. PENTA Sports