Carbon Series Finals Weekend Recap: Immortals upsets LG Evil, Renegades gets third
In a huge upset, Immortals claims top spot while LG Evil takes second and Renegades go home with third place.
The Overwatch Carbon Series has finished in style, with Immortals dealing LG Evil their second - and biggest - loss of the series, taking out the juggernaut 3-1. If you missed anything, have no fear; we've got all of the details below.
Immortals vs compLexity - Immortals wins, 3-0
Immortals didn't look very strong on the first map, Hollywood, barely outplaying compLexity and holding them only a few meters away from the Yellow Box of Victory. They bounced back from the close call with a commanding win on Temple of Anubis, capturing both points while attacking and shutting out compLexity's attack to win the map, 2-0. compLexity almost came back into the game in Nepal, but Immortals foudhgt back from a 0-92 defecit on Shrine to win the match.
Aythen was crucial to winning the second Shrine match due to the clutch Resurrection that helped Immortals take back the point and, eventually, win the semifinal.
LG Evil vs Renegades - LG Evil wins, 3-0
LG Evil continued their domination in the Carbon Series with this win as they were able to take Hollywood, Temple of Anubis and Oasis. Hollywood was won with little issue, but that was the only easy win they'd have that game. Temple of Anubis was a lot closer, with Renegades forcing extra rounds by matching LG Evil's points in regulation, 2-2. However, Renegades failed to take the final point of Anubis in the extra rounds, while LG Evil was able to complete the map and win 4-3.
Renegades almost won Oasis - being able to take the map to a full five rounds - but a well-placed Self-Destruct by Train forces Renegades off the point long enough for Overtime to run out, giving LG Evil the win for both the map and the match.
compLexity vs Renegades - Renegades win, 1-3
The Renegades defeated compLexity to round out their final game of the Carbon Series, taking King's Row, Oasis and Watchpoint: Gibraltar, while compLexity claimed Hanamura. Despite some top-teir play from compLexity's supports - Joemeister and Shake - Renegades were able to adjust and target the healers to ensure their win. MVP of the match goes to J3sus, whose fantastic Tracer and D.va play helped keep Renegades on top.
Immortals vs LG Evil - Immortals wins, 3-1
LG Evil surprisingly only got 78.57 meters on their first pass - right between the Bank and the Saloon in the Alley, right as the payload makes the left turn towards the second capture point. Though they did manage to hold off Immortals for most of their push, Evil was unable to hold them for the entire regulation time, resulting in Immortals pushing their way to victory with only 19 seconds left on the clock.
The game was more so decided by the cohesiveness and quality of teamwork rather than a single player being on fire, as well as a few crucial missteps by LG Evil that Immortals capitalized on for the win.
Temple of Anubis
Immortals took the first point relatively quickly, but thanks in part to Super's targetting of Immortal's supports of Avast and Rob420, LG Evil was able to hold their opponent to one point. Super came in big with many multi-kills and a clutch play against Hyped's Mei - pushing her away from the point to prevent Immortals contesting the point - to finish Anubis with 4:55 left on the clock.
Grimreality and Aythen worked together to make sure that LG Evil couldn't get their footing on Nepal, winning the map 3-2. Grimreality shut down Jake on more than one occasion, including while both were using their ultimates and Nano-Boosted, to ensure the win. Aynthen worked behind the scenes not only to keep Immortals alive and well during key fights, but also to keep Jake and the rest of LG Evil from healing, resulting in Immortals winning the fights they needed to and taking the map.
Right off the bat, Immortals had a very strong showing on defense, able to shut down LG Evil's first push within 30 seconds of the start of the game. LG Evil bounced back well, though, resulting in the map being tied after regulation. Overtime didn't go well for LG Evil, just barely getting past the first arch. Hyped was unstoppable on his Zarya, having been able to turn being slept and then pinned into a LG Evil team wipe with a little help from his teammates and a Graviton Surge.
With that, Immortals has won their second NA major of this year. They take home $4,500 for their first-place win, while LG Evil takes home $2,000 and third is awarded $1,000. None of the teams went home empty-handed, though; all teams received $300 per match throughout the event, regardless of win or loss.
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