Complexity shifts to 6th place match at IEM Road to Rio

Complexity Gaming won their Round 5 match on Saturday to advance to the sixth-place match at Intel Extreme Masters Road to Rio’s American Regional Major Ranking in Stockholm.

Complexity beat Isurus 2-1. They will await the winner of Imperial Esports against paiN Gaming on Sunday in the match for 6th place. Imperial swept Nouns Esports on Saturday and paiN Gaming swept ATK to qualify for the match for 8th place.

ATK, Nouns and Isurus failed to qualify for the Major.

The US RMR continues through Sunday in a Swiss system format. Elimination and Advancement matches are best-of-three, and all other matches are best-of-one.

The top six finishers in the 16-team event will qualify for the $1.25 million IEM Rio Major 2022, which runs from October 31 to November 31. 13 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

On Saturday, Complexity dropped the first map to Isurus 16-11 but bounced back to take Overpass 16-7 and Nuke 16-1.

South African Johnny “JT” Theodosiou led Complexity with 62 kills while teammate Hakon “hallzerk” Fjaerli of Norway led the team with a plus-30 kill differential. JT added a plus-22 differential.

Imperial started with a 22-18 victory in overtime and won their match against Nouns, 16-10 on Overpass. Vinicius “VINI” Figueiredo led the all-Brazilian team with 51 kills and a plus-14 KD differential.

paiN Gaming edged ATK 16-9 on Dust II and 16-6 on Vertigo. Romeu “zevy” Rocco led the all-Brazilian paiN Gaming with 42 eliminations and a plus-16 differential. His teammate Felipe “skullz” Medeiros also had 42 kills.

The competition continues on Sunday with three matches:

Imperial Esports vs. paiN Gaming (8th place match)

Evil Geniuses vs. Team Liquid (1st Place Match)

Winner of Complexity vs. Imperial-Pain (match for 6th place)

Ranking of US regional ranking events with a record of wins and losses:

T1. Evil Geniuses, 3-0 — advances to IEM Rio Major

T1. Team Liquid, 3-0 – qualifies for IEM Rio Major

T3. 9z Team, 3-1 – qualify for IEM Rio Major

T3. 00 Nation, 3-1 – qualify for IEM Rio Major

T3. FURIA Esports, 3-1 – qualifies for IEM Rio Major

T6. Complex games, 3-2

T6. Imperial Esports, 3-2

T6. painful game, 3-2

T9. Names Esports, 2-3 — eliminated

T9. ATK, 2-3 — eliminated

T9. Isurus, 2-3 — eliminated

T12. MIBR, 1-3 — eliminated

T12. O Plano, 1-3 — eliminated

T12. Team oNe eSports, 1-3 — eliminated

T15. Arctic Esports, 0-3 – eliminated

T15. Infinite, 0-3 — eliminated

Sharon D. Cole