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On day three of the Rainbow Six Invitational there were no upper bracket matches, but there were lower bracket matches; TSM knocked out Oxygen Esports to become the last North American team standing, and Team Liquid edged past FaZe Clan. Going into day four, TSM will play Team Liquid, and MiBR will take on NIP.
TSM eliminate Oxygen Esports from the Rainbow Six Invitational
TSM played Oxygen in a close series. On Kafe, both teams had solid defensive halves, with Jason “Beaulo” Doty and Leonardo “Kyno” Figueiredo getting multiple 2k’s. As the teams kept trading rounds, the match tied 7-7 to go into overtime. There, Beaulo and Bryan “Merc” Wrzek each got a 2k to close out the map in favor of TSM 8-7. On map two Club House, Franklyn “VertcL” Andres Cordero was starting to warm up and got multiple three pieces and two pieces of kills. In the end, his efforts were in vain, and TSM closed out the map 7-5 to take the series.
NIP ready to take on MiBR
Saturday, MiBR take on Ninjas In Pyjamas in the Rainbow Six Invitational upper bracket finals. Before the tournament, MiBR held a higher ranking in Latin America, according to the Siege.GG rankings. However, in the tournament, NIP has already established themselves as an underdog, ready to take down any team in their way. So far, they have beat BDS Esport and FaZe Clan – two teams ranked far higher than them. Going into tomorrow, NIP will be looking to continue their streak and takedown Latin American superstar team MiBR.
Team Liquid edge past FaZe Clan
On map one, Kafe, FaZe looked out of it. Team Liquid was on point defensively and offensively, while members of FaZe put up little resistance. Then, on map two FaZe woke up.
On Chalet, both teams had stellar offensive halves with four rounds for each team offensively. On defense, both teams also got two rounds to push the series into overtime. FaZe forcing OT was largely due to Leonardo “Astro” Luis’s 4k clutch. Without that, FaZe would have lost 7-3 and would have been eliminated.
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In OT, each member of FaZe showed up to force the third map. Map three, however, was a different story. Five rounds into the game, André “nesk” Oliveira had 10 kills and refused to let his team lose. Without Lucas “soulz1” Schinke, FaZe would have lost quickly, but his 6 kills in those rounds kept the score to 4-2. After that, nesk played even better, dropping the defuser in one round and clutching another. He ended the match with 16 kills, and Team Liquid won the map 7-3 to take home the series.
- MiBR vs. NIP (7:30am)
- Team Liquid vs. TSM (10:30am)
Zain Merchant is an Esports writer who has previously worked with Team Dignitas. He loves FPS games such as Valorant, Counter-Strike and Valorant.