NRG Esports Wins IEM XIII Shanghai
2018-08-06

NRG Esports Wins IEM XIII Shanghai

NRG Esports has become the winner of Intel Extreme Masters XIII – Shanghai. In the grand final of the $250,000 CS:GO championship the North American team managed to defeated the crowd-favorites TyLoo with the score of 2-0.

The event was held on August 1-6 at Shanghai New International Expo Center, its line-up consisted of eight teams. First, they competed in two GSL groups, and then top two teams from each group advanced to a single-elimination playoffs bracket with best-of-three series. Both future finalists placed first in their groups – NRG Esports advanced from Group A by defeating 5Power Gaming (16:10) and HellRaisers (2-1), while TyLoo outplayed Grayhound Gaming (16:10) and B.O.O.T-dreamScape (2-0) in Group B. Later in the semifinals NRG knocked out Gambit from the tournament (2-0), and TyLoo were stronger than Virtus.pro (2-1). In the grand finals NRG Esports looked by head and shoulders above TyLoo – the Americans defeated their opponents 16:9 at Overpass and 16:2 at Mirage. Earlier this year NRG Esports also won iBUYPOWER Invitational – Spring 2019 and placed second at StarSeries i-League Season 5.

Group Stage:

Group A Group B
1. NRG Esports 2-0 57-47 1. TyLoo 2-0 48-21
2. Virtus.pro 2-1 79-65 2. Gambit Esports 2-1 82-64
3. HellRaisers 1-2 73-85 3. B.O.O.T-dream[S]scape 1-2 56-82
4. 5Power Gaming 0-2 39-51 4. Grayhound Gaming 0-2 29-48

Playoffs Bracket:

Tournament Results:

Place $ USD Team
1st $30,000 NRG Esports
2nd $15,000 TyLoo
3rd-4th $5,000 Gambit Esports, Virtus.pro
5th-6h - HellRaisers, B.O.O.T-dream[S]cape
7th-8th - 5Power Gaming, Grayhound Gaming