StarLadder StarSeries S3: Immortals CSGO Pick up First Win; UYA Eliminated

by Steven Cropley

Immortals SS
(Photo: Immortals)

The No. 9 team in the WWG CSGO Team Rankings, Immortals picked up its first win of the StarLadder i-League StarSeries season three finals, taking down UYA 16-11. The Brazilian side had faced No. 6 North and No. 5 FaZe to kick things off in Kiev, Ukraine and things did not go as Immortals would have hoped.

The Danish squad of North dismantled Immortals methodically, dominating the Brazilians in a 16-3 win. The entire side of Immortals was in the red.

Going up against FaZe in round two was rough. Facing two teams in that top six back-to-back is not to be expected in this format and yet this is where Immortals found itself. Immortals would keep it respectable this time, putting up double digits but ultimately falling 16-10. Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač came into the game with a vengeance after losing round one and it showed. The latest addition to the FaZe roster finished with a +10 kill-to-death ratio and 104 average damage per round.

Going up against UYA it was do-or-die the Immortals and the team lived up to its name for this round. Ricardo 'boltz' Prass was a huge factor as the player dropped 38 kills and 129.7 damage per round on average, absolutely dominant numbers. He was aided largely by Lucas 'steel' Lopes who finished with a strong +10 kill-to-death ratio.

UYA Joins No. 24 TyLoo as eliminated teams, seeing both Chinese teams exit the tournament first.

Day three matches/results:

 9:00   china No. 24 TyLoo (ELIM) 16-19   south korea MVP Project
10:30   brazil No. 9 Immortals 16-11   china UYA-E/5POWER BO1
12:00   kazakhstan No. 10 Gambit 13-16   Europe No. 5 FaZe BO1
13:30   USA Counter Logic Gaming 11-16   Europe No. 15 HellRaisers BO1
15:00   CIS No. 4 Natus Vincere 16-11   Denmark No. 6 North BO1
16:30   sweden No. 12 NiP vs.   poland No. 2 BO1
18:00   brazil No. 4 SK vs.   france No. 16 G2 BO1
19:30   sweden No. 7 Fnatic vs.   Denmark No. 1 Astralis BO1

Matches one and two will see the loser eliminated at 0-3 while matches five and seven will see the winner move to playoffs at 3-0.

Day two results:

10:00   kazakhstan No. 10 Gambit 16-13   china No. 24 TyLoo
11:30   china UYA-E/5POWER 3-16   USA Counter Logic Gaming BO1
13:00   Europe No. 5 FaZe 16-10   brazil No. 9 Immortals BO1
14:30   Denmark No. 1 Astralis 16-19   Denmark No. 6 North BO1
16:00   Europe No. 15 HellRaisers 2-16   france No. 16 G2 BO1
17:30   CIS No. 4 Natus Vincere 16-9   sweden No. 7 Fnatic BO1
19:00   sweden No. 12 NiP 16-9   south korea MVP Project BO1
20:30   poland No. 2 2-16   brazil No. 4 SK BO1

Day one results:

 9:00   Denmark No. 6 North 16-3   brazil No. 9 Immortals
10:30   poland No. 2 16-4   south korea MVP Project BO1
12:00   brazil No. 4 SK 16-12   china No. 24 TyLoo BO1
13:30   Denmark No. 1 Astralis 16-11   USA Counter Logic Gaming BO1
15:00   Europe No. 5 FaZe 10-16   Europe No. 15 HellRaisers BO1
16:30   kazakhstan No. 10 Gambit 8-16   sweden No. 7 Fnatic BO1
18:00   sweden No. 12 NiP 6-16   france No. 16 G2 BO1
19:30   CIS No. 4 Natus Vincere 16-9   china UYA-E/5POWER BO1