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Spacestation Gaming Head to Six Invitational Grand Final

Craig Robinson

The penultimate day of the Six Invitational 2020 has completed and now only three teams remain. The final day of the Six Invitational will feature Spacestation Gaming, TSM, and Ninjas in Pyjamas. Furthermore, we know that Spacestation Gaming will be heading to the Grand Finals after a well-fought victory. It has been an intense day of Rainbow Six and the passion for reaching that final has shone through.

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Spacestation Gaming rip through the Upper Bracket and are the first to make it to the Six Invitational Grand Finals. (Photo courtesy Peter Chau - Ubisoft)

NiP take down Europe’s last hope:

Ninjas in Pyjamas and BDS Esports was sure to be an epic battle. Both teams got better and better as the event progressed. Additionally, individual players from each team had an impact in huge ways. From star carries putting huge kill boards out, to supports and in-game leaders coming in with huge clutches to take rounds. This series had it all.

The best part of this series was that NiP won BDS’ map pick of Bank, and BDS took down NiP on Border; their best map of the tournament. The decider was on Clubhouse, and that was nailbitingly close regardless of NiP’s 7-4 victory.

As for those on the server, Stéphane Shaiiko Lebleu continued his pressure as one of the world’s best fraggers. As for Adrien RaFaLe Rutik, he had even more impressive clutch rounds as a support player. NiP’s Murilo Muzi Moscatelli continued to have career performance and Gustavo “Psycho” Rigal had worldclass defender ACOG play. These are just a few examples of notes from the series. Everyone had their moments, and it will be too much to list.  Speaking of Psycho, the way he won the series for his team is unreal.

Spacestation repeats their victory over TSM

In what was a repeat from the group stages, Spacestation Gaming once again took down TSM in a best-of-three series. The hype heading into the match felt as if it was the Grand Final already even though it was only the upper bracket final. The opening map was on Bank, which went to TSM 7-4. It was a remarkable display for a much-anticipated match.

Moving on, SSG destroyed TSM on Coastline. SSG got a 5-1 lead in the first half. That power transitioned to a 7-2 victory over TSM. Most of SSG’s line-up just straight up out fragged, jumped out and supported better. From TSM’s convincing win on Bank to this, it is clear SSG had plans in motion for the rest of the series.

As for the final map, it was a repeat of the final map of their group stage series. Kafe would once again be home to a TSM and SSG showdown. TSM seemed to get off to a good start. But, before long, SSG had regained composure. The map ended 6-6, forcing overtime. Clearly, both teams were prepared for their rematch on Kafe. However, overtime meant there must be one winner. SSG managed to make the dream come true by winning the first two rounds of overtime.

Spacestation Gaming will now head to the Grand Final. They will earn the one map advantage that comes with the Upper Bracket victory. Spacestation Gaming will eagerly await the winner of NiP and TSM in the Lower Bracket Sunday. The Six Invitational recommences at 12:00 pm EST.

Craig Robinson

Craig Robinson

Craig is passionate about two things: History and Gaming. Whilst at university, Craig focused his degree on history and voluntarily wrote about esports on the side. Nowadays, he tends to write about esports whilst enjoying history as a hobby.

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