Credit: Copenhagen Flames
Copenhagen Flames will be the last team from Europe to qualify for the Major in Stockholm. The Danes grabbed the last spot with a win against Team Fiend in the 7th place decider match at IEM Fall Europe.
The win was secured after an extremely close match, where both maps went into overtime before Copenhagen Flames could seal the deal.
On Nuke it was the Danes who had a 15-10 lead but fumbled the lead. In OT Fredrik 'roeJ' Jørgensen and his younger teammates regained strength and finished off the Bulgarians.
The roles were switched on Inferno. Here it was Fiend who lost a 15-13 lead to give the Danes the opportunity to win the match in overtime after some incredible clutches from Rasmus 'Zyphon' Nordfoss and Rasmus 'HooXi' Nielsen.
It was clear that there was something out of the ordinary at stake. None of the teams would give in, which gave way for a quadruple-overtime before the match would be decided. Perhaps the nerves kicked in for Kamen "bubble" Kostadinov, who suddenly bought the M249 rifle which left his economy in shambles without doing anything for his team. Copenhagen Flames won the match and secured qualification for the PGL Major in Stockholm after a marathon map on Inferno after another clutch play from Fredrik 'roeJ' Jørgensen.
Team Fiend finish on the 12th place in the RMR standings, which is not enough to qualify.
Team Fiend – Copenhagen Flames (0-2) | IEM Fall 2021 Europe - 7th place decider
16-19 (Nuke) | roeJ – 1.48 Rating / 33-23 K-D / 94.9 ADR
25-28 (Inferno) | nicoodoz – 1.27 Rating / 45-35 K-D / 81.5 ADR
MVP: Fredrik 'roeJ' Jørgensen| 1.28 Rating / 73-60 K-D / 91.3 ADR