By: Lukas DeWitt
Fragadelphia 16 Chicago concluded last night with InControl Nation taking home the gold after besting mix-team all aim no name in a three-map Grand Final brawl. The mix-team, headlined by former Mythic member Bradley “Slugy” Kohler, was firing on all cylinders in the playoffs — not dropping a single map heading into the Grand Finals. InControl were able to immediately halt their opponent’s momentum with a 16-4 stomping on map one, Vertigo, with AWPer Andrew “Andrew” Burrell dominating every step of the way. In map two, all aim was able to claw out of a 12-3 first-half deficit on Nuke to win in overtime, bringing the matchup to a third map decider on Mirage.
The two teams were as close as can be heading into the second half of Mirage with InControl leading 8-7. They increased their lead with a pistol-round victory going on to rip-off five consecutive rounds afterward to further cement their lead comfortably. Although all aim no name was able to take back four of the next six rounds, it was far too late as InControl claimed map three 16-11 on a pistol force-buy with Andrew clutching a final 1v1 against Cyrix. Their win comes off the back of the previous Fragadelphia LAN at The Block in November where InControl also claimed a first place victory.
Andrew’s presence was felt throughout the entire series, as he led in nearly every major statistical category for the three-map thriller. He led the Finals series with 73 frags, 33 of which came with the big green and 15 of them being entry frags. His server-best 90.3 ADR over the 81 round battle is also an impressive feat for the 21-year-old talent. The ESEA Advanced team will look to carry the winning momentum into the upcoming season and build on their recent successes together.
The Fragadelphia 16 Chicago Prize Distribution for the top four is as follows:
1st — $5,500 & 8,000 FRAG Points
- InControl Nation (Andrew, STRiiDER, arcade, spek, krotomo)
2nd — $2,500 & 4,000 FRAG Points
- all aim no name (MoMo, Cyrix, Slugy, D4rtyMontana, Fade)
3rd-4th — $1,000 & 2,000 FRAG Points
- Kinship Black (Cryptic, CLASIA, clipsanity, niise, Florence)
- Fragging For Jason (Fugi, legacy, Drew, Pol0, kei)