Intel Challenge: Katowice 2016 - WRTP champions twice in a row
WRTP defeated CLG Red by 2-0 in the Intel Challenge Katowice CS:GO championship. The European team scored a clear victory on two consecutive maps: de_mirage and de_cache.
The Intel Challenge Katowice playoff brackets format was played in single elimination with a total of eight female teams competing each other in 2 days span for a $30,000 purse up for grabs. We also saw some underdogs make through the group stage such as LDLC fe and Karma along with the 2 finalists.
WRTP achieved a smooth victory against LDLC fe with almost no serious resistance or comeback by LDLC fe. However, Stephanie "missharvey" Harvey and the team showed some promising performance against Karma after the match went to overtime twice and intensely close. CLG Red came out clean after going on rampage and winning this in their favor with a 2-1 victory.
The European All-Star team was not going easy on CLG Red as they were the defending champions for their title which they acquired by winning in Intel Challenge in Katowice 2015. CLG Red was focused and we can clearly see that they did try to make a decent comeback after a 12-3 switch on de_mirage against them. The map however ended up making WRTP victorious closing up at 16-10.
Last map was more or less a single sided match with an outstanding performance showed by Zainab "zAAz" Turkie. Her performance on de_cache played a big part on their team to win the map and winning the event twice in a row in 2 years.
Here are the Intel Challenge Katowice 2016 final standings: