After a weekend of intense games, we have finally made it to the Finals of the 2017 NA Worlds Play-in tournament as Cloud9 take on Counter Logic Gaming on Sunday.
For Cloud9, this series represents a chance at redemption. The Summer Split wasn’t kind to them as they struggled through each game barely managing a fourth place finish. The playoffs were even worse, getting eliminated handily in the quarterfinals by Team Dignitas in the last series they played before going into this Finals match up.
Counter Logic Gaming have had a nearly polar opposite experience over the last several weeks. When the team added rookie jungler Omar “Omargod” Amin to their roster near the end of the Summer Split they immediately began to struggle. While Amin is a good player, it simply seemed like he wasn’t ready to keep up with the rest of North America at the time. Now, a few months into playing with the team, Amin looks better every game and the rest of CLG have seemed to turn a corner, actively taking over games and beating their opponents in every phase.