Again-to-back CS:GO Main champions in 2016 Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo, Fernando “fer” Alvarenga, and Lincoln “fnx” Lau are again to the highest 16 of a Main, they usually did so collectively underneath the Imperial banner. The Brazilians swept forZe within the 2-2 pool of the PGL Antwerp Main’s Challengers Stage immediately to advance to the Legends Stage, the place they’ll face a few of the finest groups on the earth for a spot within the playoffs.
Imperial have been discredited by many worldwide followers and Counter-Strike pundits for the reason that undertaking began in January 2022, placing collectively a crew stuffed with veterans that didn’t carry out nicely prior to now years. They, nevertheless, certified for the Main by way of the Americas Regional Main Rating (RMR) event and performed their A-game in opposition to forZe immediately.
The Brazilians beat the CIS facet on Overpass (16-5) and Mirage (16-5) with ease, displaying dominant CT and Terrorist sides throughout the collection. FalleN, who has hardly ever proven indicators of a high AWPer for the reason that lineup was assembled, as soon as once more was the primary power within the fragging division for Imperial, like he was yesterday against IHC. The “Professor” completed the collection in opposition to forZe with 39 kills and simply 16 deaths, which netted him a formidable 1.61 score and 93.7 ADR.
With the development of Imperial to the Legends Stage, Brazil may have Imperial and FURIA representing the nation within the subsequent part of PGL Antwerp Main. Other than Imperial, G2, Vitality, ENCE, Crew Spirit, Outsiders, Dangerous Information Eagles, and Crew Liquid survived the Challengers Stage.
These eight groups will meet Heroic, Copenhagen Flames, BIG, Cloud9, FURIA, FaZe Clan, Ninjas in Pyjamas, and Natus Vincere, who skipped the Challengers Stage on account of securing Legends standing within the RMR occasions. The Legends Stage will run from Could 14 to 17 and solely the highest eight will transfer to the playoffs.