||FNCS Major one is all wrapped up, and
seven duos claimed the axe of champions.
||How did they do that?
||Let's find out.
||In NA East, We saw a duo fight from moment
one to take home the axe of champions
||Acorn and Cold have been playing
||from the beginning of the chapter,
||bringing in incredible placements,
getting third and first in chapter
||four league cups.
||But with all eyes on Bugha and Peterbot
||in the first major of 2023,
they knew they had a lot to prove,
||especially after losing the off-spawn
battle in week one of FNCS.
||With the weight of the world
on their shoulders, they defied the odds
||and took home the NA East’s
Grand Finals FNCS win
||in the first global championship
spot for the region.
||Over on NA West,
we saw the young team of Boltz
||in Thorik enter
their first FNCS challenge of 2023.
||They started off hot day
one where the duo averaged 55
||points per game and finished the day
in first place.
||Day two, however, they face
more of a challenge, While other teams
||really stepped up the pace
to fight for the title.
||The duo were able to consistently
||eliminations while struggling to place
well in some games.
||Because of these essential eliminations,
||Boltz and Thorik
were able to come out on top at a photo
||finish by four points, to call themselves
the FNCS Major One Champions
||and booked their ticket to the global
championship later this year.
||time to talk about the sensational duo
taking over EU Tayson and Merstach.
||Wow, what an incredible
performance in day two.
||Placing Top ten in all six games, Tayson
truly showed out with his undeniable
||clutch factor getting them the last point
they needed to place first
||with Thomas HD and Malibuca
being only one point behind,
||this is the closest gap in any region
for major one.
||As a duo Tayson and Merstach,
got a total of 21 eliminations in day one,
||but in day two, they secured 21 in
just the first three games.
they made by honing in their playstyle
||mid-game made for a powerful performance,
staying consistent and playing
||extremely effectively together
has planted them in a global championship.
||They really deserve it
because of the immense amount of effort
||they put in this season. Congrats, guys.
||Next up, it's OCE.
||Suns and Anon came out flying in day one,
finishing in first place
||with a 39 point lead.
||Their day two was slightly more awkward,
however, as they struggled
||to replicate the consistency
that we saw from them in day one.
||This put them in third place overall
and a whole 65 points behind the top spot
||going into the final game.
||This meant they needed a huge game
12 in order to catch up
||and they certainly delivered an eight
was enough to overtake Volx and Looter
||in first and also enough to claim
that Axe of champions
||and to guarantee their spot
in the FNCS global championships.
||It's no surprise that grand finals weekend
for the Middle East
||delivered a treasure
trove of nail biting drama.
||Earlier in the competition, both Asia
and OCE concluded with its Day One leaders
||capitalizing on their advantage
and securing the axe of champions.
||But this region had a different
ending up its sleeve.
||QNDX and Rapit were 186
||points behind the top spot
going into day two.
||But it didn't stop them turning the
Chapter four major one finals on its head.
||They sent shockwaves rippling throughout
the lobby across games ten through 12,
||with 19 eliminations, two Victory Royals
and a third place finish.
||Combined with their second place
in the first game of the day,
||it marked the biggest comeback
from behind across finals weekend
||and catapulted them over the finish line
to claim the illustrious title.
||Giving Rapit it back to back
championship wins and presenting in QNDX
||with his first ever FNCS victory.
||Go on, Lads!
||For Major 1, the reigning Asian regional champion was the duo of Zagou and Pepo.
||On day 1 of the Grand Finals, they finished in 5th place in the average ranking with 32 eliminations
||The team showed their overwhelming strength with a 108-point lead over the second-place finisher.
||Despite a hard-fought battle on Day 2, the strength of the team is evident.
||Match 8 was the deciding factor.
||Zagou and Pepo took over the high ground,
||With 11 eliminations, they tied for the most in the Asian region overwhelming other opponents.
||They demonstrated a strength that kept other teams at bay
||By the end of the final 12 matches,
||They had increased their score to 50 eliminations and 685 points!
||They have won the ticket to the Global Championship
||The FNCS grand finals were
unpredictable at every stage.
||Players utilized the hammer creatively to get wins
||and eliminations in several matches, both on the first day and on the second.
||But it was on the second day that the duo Phzin and Kitoz
||went from a discreet 9th place, to the top of the ranking.
||And as incredible as it sounds, without any Victory Royales,
||but with absurd consistency,
||reaching the top 5
in 4 of the 6 matches
||on the second day.
||After disturbances of the storm having
the power to decide matches,
||thousands of hammer strokes to rotate
||and exciting finals of matches,
the duo ended the championship
||with 538 points,
19 points above the vice champions
||Redlee and Scarpa.
||And so we crown PHzin,
||and Kitoz as the FNCS Major 1 champions
||and the first representatives for
FNCS Major Global in Denmark.
||See you at the next FNCS! Until then.