stomped through the tournament and into this evening’s Grand Final, beating compatriots Leviathan Gaming in the final of the Upper Bracket last night. Surviving tenaciously are Europe’s only hope, Epsilon eSports, who have claimed a spot in the Lower Bracket final against LG, a rematch of their game yesterday. The first of today’s matchups will get underway at approximately 13:00 BST is the Consolation Final, and will be a Best of 3 affair between Epsilon and LG. The winner of this game is then promoted from the Lower Bracket back into the Grand Final for a chance at redemption against mix^. It’s no secret that the crowd’s are praying for a North America vs Europe final to finish off i46, and indeed mix^ have some hopes of it too, having yet to meet Epsilon in an official game at the tournament. LG can never be written off in a LAN situation, and with a 2-map victory over Epsilon already under their belt the will be feeling confident of their chances. Maps will be cp_badlands, cp_snakewater, and a decider of cp_gullywash. LG eliminated cp_granary and Epsilon cp_gravelpit.The third and final day of action at Insomnia 46 brings the culmination of the 6v6 tournament. With the American teams having already secured two of the top three placings, two remaining games will determine the final standings. Guaranteed at least second place are Classic Mixup, who have
Coming up just before the Consolation Final will be Beta‘s charity raffle for cancer research, in tribute to deceased community member YoungBlood. More details about that here.
Coming up at approximately 17:30 BST will be the Grand Final. mix^ position as Upper Bracket winners will afford them less of an advantage than they would be used to coming from ESEA LAN, where they would only have to win once as opposed to twice for the Lower Bracket winners. Due to time constraints in the scheduling for i46 there is no chance of the protracted ESEA-style finals with multiple sets of maps, so the Grand Final will be decided by a single Best of 3. The advantage to mix^ will be simply the right of choosing two of the three maps. This will be casted from the very impressive final stage, which, with a new inclusion of two grand-stands behind the usual rows of chairs, should have a hell of an atmosphere. Stick with us at VanillaTV.org for all of today’s live coverage.