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Xixo rules over DKMR Cup [decklists inside]

Posted by Radoslav "Nydra" Kolev at 29 September 2014 21:58

With a formidable 16-3 record, ROOT Gaming's Sebastian "Xixo" Bentert took the $700 first place price of DKMR Cup, overtaking DKMR's own Varranis in the finals. 

Xixo was announced as one of the sixteen invites for the DKMR Cup, welcomed to a pool of respected players such as Brian Kibler, Powder, Ignite, Impact, Kaldi, Luigezz, Tranzit, DuckWingFace and more. 

Seeded into the top half of the bracket, Xixo was thrown a tough round one opponent in Copenhagen Wolves' Firebat. Although riding the momentum of a 7-0 record from the swiss preliminary round, Firebat could only take one game away from the German and his tournament life was over. 

Xixo repeated the 3-1 score in the next round against Schismatron - another player coming from the open qualifiers - and then proceeded to beat down some invite players. Former MYM player Ignite fell in the third round, followed by Fnatic's Kaldi after getting beaten 3-1 and 3-0, respectively. 

Qualified for the grand final, Xixo then waited for his last opponent who eventually came to be DKMR's Varranis. The American player had qualified through the swiss preliminaries with a score of 6-1 and had to fight his way through Korea's Tranzit, tournament underdogs Kayce and Redwall and finally against Team Coast's top player Impact in the final, scoreboarding a 12-4 record before the grand final. 

This is where Varranis encountered an unbeatable foe - Xixo's Zoo. Through great draws and even greater knife juggles, ROOT's ace won four back-to-back games to crown himself champion. 

VODs of the event can be found here.

Round 1

BO5
Semijew
2
Schismatron
3
Xixo
3
Firebat
1
Ignite
3
darkgamin
0
Kaldi
3
KRUPS
1
VanillaTitan
3
mythh
0
Twixsen
0
Guukboii
3
Alesh
3
Milithium
2
DuckwingFACE
2
gcttirth
3
Impact.
3
ANGEL7777
0
Luigezz
3
raQQoon
2
Kibler
2
CgSongBird
3
Freshca
0
Kayce
3
Tranzit
1
Varranis
3
Ostkaka
0
Redwall420
3
Faramir
0
Kisstafer
3

Round 2

BO5
Schismatron
1
Xixo
3
PHONETAP
2
Ignite
3
Kaldi
3
VanillaTitan
2
Guukboii
1
Alesh
3
gcttirth
0
Impact.
3
Luigezz
1
CgSongBird
3
Kayce
0
Varranis
3
Redwall420
3
Kisstafer
1

Round 3

BO5
Xixo
3
Ignite
1
Kaldi
3
Alesh
2
Impact.
3
CgSongBird
2
Varranis
3
Redwall420
1

Round 4

BO5
HunterXixo
3
PaladinKaldi
0
HunterImpact.
2
DruidVarranis
3

Round 5

BO7
WarlockXixo
4
WarriorVarranis
0

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