Playmakers Esports were founded less than a month ago by ex-Braxstone players Christian 'Accel' Cruz, Alonso 'kotaro' Leon Arango and Steve 'stingeR' Vargas — with all three also former members of opponents Infamous.
Truly a test of endurance for the @Infamous_GG squad as they enter their THIRD series of the day. It's all or nothing in this one against Playmakers Esports. Winner goes to @pglesports Bucharest Minor!— Beyond the Summit (@BeyondTheSummit) December 6, 2018
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The all-Peruvian org won a very straightforward Grand Final 2-0, in a pair of games lasting less than an hour in total. Perhaps the nature of the win was due to Infamous having to play three series in one day — with fatigue possibly a factor after wins over junior team Infamous.Young and WP Gaming.
Is the fatigue of playing all day kicking in? @Infamous_GG are against the ropes in this Grand Finals series vs. Playmakers Esports! Don't miss Game 2!— Beyond the Summit (@BeyondTheSummit) December 6, 2018
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However, it was a famous win for the fledgling side over Infamous, who are one of South America’s established teams — also featuring fellow Peruvians Enzo 'Timado' Gianoli and Joel Mori 'MoOz' Ozambela, and former compLexity Gaming stars Jacky 'EternaLEnVy' Mao and JingJun 'Sneyking' Wu.
Playmakers join seven other teams in the Romanian capital, with a place at The Chongqing Major on the line alongside the $300,000 prize pool.
— Alonso 'kotaro' Leon Arango
— Jose Andree 'Sword' Nicosia
— Steve 'stingeR' Vargas
— Christian 'Accel' Cruz
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