Rainbow Six Siege's North American Mini Major Stage 2 Upper Bracket Final Match 1 Results Are Out

9
  • Playstation 4
  • Windows
  • Xbox One
  • Action
  • Combat
  • Shooter
2015-12-01
TSM vs SSG
Rainbow Six Siege's North American Mini Major Stage 2 Upper Bracket Final Ubisoft

Rainbow Six Siege's North American Mini Major Stage 2 concluded its upper bracket finals and the results are here. The NA Majors were held on LAN, which is pretty exciting as all the other majors were played online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The North American Mini Major had some really exciting matches to watch this week, with all the matches played as a best of three format. We got to see a variety of maps in play, teaching us new strategies that can be implemented into our own games.

The matchup between Spacestation Gaming and Team SoloMid was the most hyped game of the playday. The first map was played on Coastline, which is an attacker-sided map. The ban phase was particularly odd, with Vigil, Ace, and Ying getting banned. The first round was played on Blue bar by TSM, and it ended in an insane 2v4 clutch by TSM's Emilio "Geometrics" Leynez. As the timer went down to zero seconds, Geometrics was able to get the planter while the other three attackers were pushing into site. SSG was pretty efficient using operators such as Lion and Dokkaebi to cut off TSM’s rotations. The first half went 3-3, which is decent for both teams.

SSG was even more efficient when it came to defense. SSG implemented an amazing strategy for Blue bar on the ninth round which included a Castle and Mira setup. The Mira was set up in Hookah and Blue bar, but Braden "Chala" Davenport from TSM got two kills, which allowed the rest of TSM to collapse onto site with ease. The best part about round nine was Chala’s Ace, as he managed to get five kills standing outside Blue bar window and barely moving at all. SSG was able to finish Coastline 7-4 with Javier "Thinkingnade" DeAndre getting a triple kill on the final round. SSG was dominant in terms of frags with Fultz and Rampy from SSG carrying with 14 kills each.

The final map was played on Clubhouse, which is a defender-sided map. Clubhouse is a map where SSG is super comfortable, as the squad has beaten almost every other team on Clubhouse when it comes to LAN events. SSG on round two made an amazing play while pushing into the CCTV site, when the round was down to 30 seconds, Fultz from SSG rushed from the CCTV breach into Cash and managed to pick up three kills in the process. SSG’s executes were pretty strategic and it showed how the top tier teams play. Round four was also a walk in the park for SSG, as the team managed to open the CCTV breach and corner from all directions.

TSM managed to secure the last round of the first half by just waiting out the time, as the refrags from both teams got the round to a 1v1 situation. Beaulo was able to clutch by just wasting time. The first half went in the favor of SSG with a 4-2 scoreline, which means SSG would have an easier time on defense.

SSG's defensive setup for the basement site was amazing. It is an extended setup called the “SSG strategy” by the community, which extends all the way from basement to the second floor. Usually teams decide to rush once they figure out the opponents are using this extended strategy, but preventing the rush and falling back into site is pretty easy if you’ve mastered the SSG strategy. TSM tried to counter it by pushing through different directions, but it didn’t really matter as SSG had close range players on site while the long range players were off site fighting TSM. Round eight was another catastrophic failure from TSM, as TSM managed to throw a 4v2 situation. Bosco from SSG was able to hold garage as Smoke and killed three players on rafters, then the final player of TSM had to stop planting as he had no chance of winning the round. SSG managed to win Clubhouse with a 7-2 scoreline.

This match pushed SSG towards the grand finals, while TSM will have another chance in the lower brackets.

For more coverage on Rainbow Six Siege's North American Mini Major Stage 2, you can watch all the streams on Twitch or YouTube.

So, what are your thoughts on the ongoing Rainbow Six Siege North American Mini Major Stage 2? Have you enjoyed the games and learned strategies from the pro players? Whatever your thoughts may be, let us know in the comments below.

Loading...
Join the Discussion
Top Stories