With the closed qualifier completed, just four remain at Oceania’s IEM Fall. Who will ascend and represent the region at the first Major in over two years?
- LookingForOrg go three in a row over Order
- sterling & SaVage star in qualifying final
- LFO to play Renegades in today’s grand final
LookingForOrg will seek revenge in tomday’s IEM Fall OCE Grand Final following their 2-0 (16-10, 16-9) win over Order today.
The win marks their third straight series victory over Order, and means LFO will meet Stockholm Major qualifiers Renegades in the best-of-five series, starting 3:45pm AEST tomorrow.
Euan “sterling” Moore (26-13, 84 ADR, 1.42 HLTV rating) led LFO to an opening map win on Order’s pick of Overpass, with his onslaught including 18 AWP kills.
Order managed numerous bomb plants on their T side but man disadvantages and successful LFO retakes kept their money low, and the ex-Dire Wolves roster capitalised for multiple back-to-back rounds to lead 9-6 at the half.
Order managed a pistol and anti-eco win on CT, but ex-Dire Wolves turned up the heat, building an unbreakable economy on their way to the 16-10 win.
LFO’s form held into Nuke, where they opened their T half leading 10-5. It was an uncharacteristic performance from Order, from whom we saw multiple errors and clutches go awry.
LFO capitalised, this time through young gun James “SaVage” Savage (27-16, 81 ADR, 1.51 HLTV rating), and held strong to convert into a 16-9 and 2-0 victory.
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IEM Fall Schedule & Results
This is a double-elimination bracket, with all matches best-of-three. The grand final will be a best-of-five, with the team qualifying through the winner’s bracket granted a map advantage in the final.
For IEM Fall North America, teams are split into two groups of five and will compete via round robin. The top two in each group progress to the playoffs.
IEM Fall OCE Main Event – Schedule
|Wednesday, September 29||Renegades 2-0 Vertex||5:15pm|
|Order 1-2 LookingForOrg|
|Thursday, September 30||Vertex 1-2 Order||5:15pm|
|Friday, October 1||Renegades 2-1 LookingForOrg||7:45pm|
|Saturday, October 2||LookingForOrg 2-0 Order||3:45pm|
|Sunday, October 3||LookingForOrg v Renegades||3:45pm|
IEM Fall OCE Closed Qualifier – Results
|Friday, September 17||LookingForOrg 2-0 8Ballers||6pm|
|Vertex 2-0 lol123|
|Saturday, September 18||LookingForOrg 2-0 Vertex||6pm|
|8Ballers W-FF lol123|
|Sunday, September 19||Vertex 2-0 8Ballers||6pm|
IEM Fall OCE Closed Qualifier – Day 3 Recap (September 19)
Vertex are the fourth and final team through to the IEM Fall main event, cleaving their way to a 2-0 (16-2, 16-6) win over 8Ballers.
Christian “ADDICT” Pendleton (40-18, 102 ADR, 1.66 HLTV rating) was sublime for Vertex in their dispatch of 8Ballers, who, while finishing short of the main event, will no doubt thrive off of the experience against the top sides.
8Ballers barely left the starter’s blocks on Overpass – a 13-2 T half from Vertex put the result beyond doubt before the second pistol as the IEM Fall qualifiers got the job done with three straight on CT.
Nuke was more of the same; with 8Ballers starting on T side, they’d need a strong start to threaten a third map, but Vertex put the pedal to the metal at 1-3 down and never looked back.
Vertex finished Nuke 15-3 after the opening exchange to take the map and qualifier 16-6, Jordan “pz” White (25-12, 113 ADR, 1.86 HLTV rating) proving far too good for the 8Ballers squad.
The win tonight means we have our final four in the race for Oceania’s sole spot at the Stockholm Major. Invites Renegades and Order lead the RMR points standings, with LookingForOrg trailing close behind.
Vertex’s top four finish guarantees their first RMR points of the circuit, but with all three rivals already having earned points from EPIC League in May, their dreams of attending CS:GO’s pinnacle event are all but impossible.
IEM Fall OCE Closed Qualifier – Day 2 Recap (September 18)
Vertex were valiant in the upper bracket final but ultimately fell short to LookingForOrg (LFO), who qualify for the IEM Fall main event with their 2-0 win (19-16, 16-9).
Vertex finally landed the two pistol rounds on Vertigo but LFO stole back momentum with a CT force buy in the second half, and took the lead at 11-10.
In a game of streaks, Vertex secured five bomb plants in the final nine rounds, but LFO’s three successful retakes at the death meant overtime would be needed.
But LFO’s strong CT side prevailed, sweeping the first three of overtime and clinching away Vertex’s Vertigo pick 19-16.
Vertex looked to rebound on Dust 2, sprinting to a 6-0 lead on the CT side.
But the combination of multiple bomb plants and a weakened CT economy meant one breakthrough would reset the CT economy, and in the case of LFO’s T side, when it rains it pours.
LFO put on nine straight to close out the half, then the following four on CT to put the series beyond doubt. A late stand from Vertex was quickly snuffed out, as Euan “sterling” Moore (32-14, 126 ADR, 1.95 HLTV rating) led LFO to a 16-9 win and the main event.
Vertex has one final chance in Sunday’s lower bracket final against 8Ballers, who were granted a win after lol123 forfeited their lower bracket match.
IEM Fall OCE Closed Qualifier – Day 1 Recap (September 17)
8Ballers failed to find any ground in their opening series against LookingForOrg, with the ex-Dire Wolves outfit conceding less than ten rounds in the two maps played.
Jared “HaZR” O’Bree (43-19, 116 ADR, 1.87 HLTV rating) was on point across both maps as LookingForOrg’s 2-0 (16-4, 16-3) has them flying high in the upper bracket final.
Meeting them will be Vertex, who bounced back from a flat August with a 2-0 (16-8, 16-14) over lol123. James “Roflko” Lytras (44-31, 92 ADR, 1.37 HLTV rating) led his squad to victory, with a 26 kill effort on Mirage proving the difference.
Leading 10-5 at the half and taking the T pistol, it appeared all but over but a bounce-back force buy from lol123 quickly turned the match on it’s head.
Five straight rounds from lol123 had them within one, but Vertex held off the comeback attempt, needing the full 30 in regulation to dispatch of lol123.
Vertex will play LookingForOrg in the upper bracket final, with the winner joining Renegades and Order in the main event. For 8Ballers and lol123, they’ll play for their tournament lives in the lower bracket.
Renegades confirm Stockholm Major qualification
Renegades have officially booked their tickets to the Stockholm Major, following their 2-1 (6-16, 16-3, 16-4) victory over LookingForOrg in the upper bracket final.
The ex-Dire Wolves squad burst out of the gates with a dominant 16-6 victory on Nuke, handing RNG just their fifth loss on the map this year.
Jared “HaZR” O’Bree (24-12, 106 ADR, 1.62 HLTV rating) was a man possessed as LFO put RNG to the sword, but it was a totally different story on Vertigo.
LFO took the opening pistol round, but it would be one of just three rounds the team would win on the map as Renegades barnstormed their way to a third map.
Liam “malta” Schembri (25-12, 154 ADR, 2.08 HLTV rating) landed 21 of his kills on the 12-3 CT side as he ascended in RNG’s 16-3 revenge win.
LFO’s Dust 2 has been nigh impregnable of recent; they entered map three with a 14-2 record, with their only losses coming to Renegades.
But RNG’s bloodlust was not sated after the Vertigo win. An 11-4 start on CT side was very quickly converted into a series victory 16-4, with Josh “INS” Potter (24-10, 135 ADR, 1.98 HLTV rating) the major facilitator in the Dust 2 wipeout.
The win finally confirms Renegades as Oceania’s representative for the Stockholm Major, set to start in late October. For the only other horse in the race in Order, they’ll take on LookingForOrg in tomorrow night’s loser bracket final.
IEM Fall OCE Rosters
The Dire Wolves organisation departed Counter-Strike in early September, with the line-up now competing as ‘LookingForOrg’. The squad still retain their RMR points earned at EPIC League OCE in May.
|Vertex Esports Club||BRACE||pz||ADDICT||apocdud||Roflko|