Team Revolution’s Optimus and his Netherlands team have qualified for the top 4 offline finals of Nation Wars V in Paris.
Team Revolution’s Optimus and his Netherlands squad began their ro16 campaign against the USA in a close series finishing 4-3. Harstem took two maps and uThermal defeated Neeb 2-1 in a bo3 during the series. As a result the Netherlands advanced to the winners match of group D against Sweden. Here, Harstem all killed Sweden 4-0 sending the Netherlands through to their quarter final versus Norway.
Once again Netherland’s Harstem showed a fantastic performance to beat Norway 4-1, picking up his 3rd all kill of the tournament. With the best record of 14-1 in the tournament, Harstem looks to be on fine form for the Netherlands going into the semi finals. Optimus has only played one game in the tournament so far, he had the following to say on his team:
I am not surprised by how well Harstem is playing to be honest … once he gets into the zone he is unstoppable. – Optimus
As a result, the Netherlands team will advance to Paris and will play against Mexico in the semi final on April 22nd. They have already secured $7500 and will have the chance to win $30000 by taking the whole event.
We are looking at things one step at a time and for now it is all about the semi finals however after qualifying we are going to give it everything and hopefully make it to the finals. – Optimus
Elsewhere, RiSky and the United Kingdom exit the tournament after a loss to South Korea and a close 4-3 loss against Chinese Taipei in what turned out to be a very difficult group. After all-killing the UK, the Korean player MMA had these words to say about Revolution’s RiSky post game:
“He has really good potential to become a good player” – MMA [on RiSky]
RiSky was the United Kingdom’s most successful player throughout the tournament finishing on a map score of 4-4, including wins against Probe and Expect.
The offline finals will be held live in Paris on April the 22nd and will feature Mexico vs Netherlands and South Korea vs Finland. Watch it all live at
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Written by Bob ‘Molten’ McCann