Over the weekend, 20 groups duked it out at IEM Oakland PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Invitational, combating over money and bragging rights. Most video games had been gained by completely different groups, and locations two to 5 had been hotly contested, however by the tip there was a transparent winner with a sizeable lead. If you don’t need the match spoiled, I counsel not studying on.
When the mud settled within the ultimate match, it was open qualifier group aAa Gaming who took dwelling the $60,000 winner’s hoard. The group claimed their first victory within the sixth match, ending within the circle with a not-too-shabby 10 kills. By that time, they had been the sixth group to get a win below their belt. That was their solely victory, however constant efficiency gave them an edge over the competitors, permitting them to complete forward.
Game eight noticed Cloud 9 and Ronin desperately combating over the ultimate circle in a delightfully intense climax. Both groups of three had been throughout the circle from one another, with Cloud 9 locking down the one constructing within the space. With loads of jeeps and bushes, nonetheless, everybody had loads of cowl, creating one thing of a stalemate.
Potshots had been exchanged, however no one was capable of peek their head out from cowl with out virtually getting it blown off. The stalemate was damaged when Ronin’s latest member, notadeveloper, made an aggressive cost, getting an ideal angle on his foes. Before they even knew what was occurring, Cloud 9 goes from three to at least one, leaving solely Chappie to cope with Ronin.
This is the place Chappie went full Rambo. Out of meds and virtually out of ammo, he acquired revenge by taking out notadeveloper. Impressively, he then managed to flank the remainder of the Ronin lot, getting round their jeeps to take out one other, leaving Chappie going through Duckk. Unfortunately, with low well being and solely a single tree for canopy, Chappie’s rampage got here to an finish, sealing victory for Ronin. Despite an ideal ultimate battle, it wasn’t sufficient for both group to get within the high 5, sadly.
You can try the ultimate sport, and the remaining, on Twitch.
aAa completed with 38 kills and 1620 factors, adopted by Tempo Storm and Ghost Gaming, with 1385 and 1375 respectively. Between the sixth and second place groups there was solely a distinction of 100 factors, so it was fairly rattling shut. Here’s the final standings.
I’ve been actually stepping into watching aggressive PUBG not too long ago, and it’s standoffs like this that make it worthwhile. Since dabbling in esports, PUBG’s been criticised for its uncommon tempo — a number of time spent watching gamers gearing up and hiding — together with the issue of monitoring as much as 100 folks, however for me, that’s the great thing about aggressive PUBG. It’s not like different esports; it’s a slow-burning affair the place the groundwork for a wonderful crescendo is laid over the course of a complete match. I adore it.
IEM Oakland additionally noticed gamers competing in CS:GO, and you may try the outcomes from that match here.