Down to the wire.
Over the last 6 days 16 teams from around the globe have been competing in the Rainbow Six: Siege Invitational 2018 to see who would be crowned the world champion and take home $200,000 USD.
The grand final match saw Evil Geniuses take on PENTA Sports in an exciting best of 5 battle. Clubhouse was the first map to be played on with Evil Geniuses coming out swinging with a convincing 5-2 victory. PENTA Sports started to pick up a bit more steam dragging the second map Oregon into overtime, but it was Evil Geniuses who again took the win 6-5.
Kafe Dostoyevsky was the third map selected and this is where the tides started to turn. PENTA Sports had some fantastic positioning which saw them take the round 5-3. Things kept on going strong for PENTA Sports on Bank as they continued to use Montagne’s shield to great effect, winning this map 5-2.
With the series tied up 2 each, and PENTA Sports doing this by coming back from being down 2 games it was hard to imagine if this series could get any more exciting – but it did. The final map Coastline had PENTA Sports coming out strong with a 4-1 lead in the first half on the match. But Evil Geniuses held on for a few rounds bringing it back to 4-4 and both teams again found themselves in an overtime battle. It was PENTA Sports however who came out victorious winning the map 6-4, and taking the series 3-2 being crowned the champions of the Rainbow Six: Siege Invitational 2018.
Just moments after the game Stevivor spoke to Ville ‘SHA77E’ Palola from PENTA Sports to find what they needed to do to bring back the game from being down 2-0, and how important the Montagne pick was in that turn around.
“We were losing 2-0 so we needed to come up with something random,” Palola explained.
“And we made it work with one map, and then we got this morale boost, but Kafe was the turning point. I think they panicked when we picked Montagne. But I also clutched some crazy rounds even when we were down on the map counts. We all got 2 or 3 kills individually, so we won by amazing individual rounds as well,” Palola said.
PENTA Sports gets to take home the hammer trophy along with $200,000 USD in prize money, while Evil Geniuses in second place walks away with $80,000 USD.
Stevivor was flown to Montreal for the Rainbow Six: Siege Invitational 2018 as a guest of Ubisoft.