Evil Geniuses and paiN both failed to earn a major spot and ended their adventure in Romania in shocking fashion.
9z have qualified for the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 after defeating paiN 2-0 in the sixth-place decider at the Americas RMR.
David "dav1d" Tapia Maldonado's squad started their day by taking down a heavily favoured Evil Geniuses 2-1 before their 2-0 sweep of the Brazilian paiN team.
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After a 0-2 start to the Swiss stage, 9z were staring down the barrel of elimination following losses to MIBR and Evil Geniuses. The South American side had to take three straight wins to keep their Major hopes alive, and they were able to deliver.
Ahead of their qualification match, 9z were able to take down Bad News Bears, 00NATION, and Sao Caetano before getting revenge against Evil Geniuses in the eighth-place decider.
Now 9z finds itself heading to the Major event in Belgium led by a great rotation of players, and you can catch all the action on our Sports Live Streaming hub.
Maximillano "max" Gonzalez
Franco "dgt" Garcia
Luca "Luken" Nadotti
Martin "rox" Molina
David "dav1d" Tapia Maldonado