paiN Gaming open strong in Paris Major American RMR

paiN Gaming registered the most one-sided win as the Paris Major American Regional Major Ranking event got underway Thursday in Monterrey, Mexico.

The tournament features 16 teams battling for berths in the $1.25 million Paris Major, scheduled for May 8-21.

The champion at Monterrey will enter the Paris Major in the Legends round, while the Monterrey runner-up will enter at the Challenger round. The third-, fourth- and fifth-place finishers in Monterrey will open play in the Paris Major’s Contender round.

The qualifier is being played using the Swiss system, with elimination and advancement matches best-of-three and other matches best-of-1. The first-place decider also will be best-of-three. The tournament runs through Sunday.

On Thursday, paiN Gaming crushed Paqueta Gaming 16-2 on Nuke in a battle of all-Brazilian squads. Felipe “skullz” Medeiros paced paiN with 23 kills and a plus-18 kill-death differential, and teammate Gabriel “NEKIZ” Schenato added 22 kills. Gabriel “nython” Lino logged a team-high 11 kills for Paqueta.

The tightest match of the day saw Flamengo Esports eke out a 22-20 victory over MIBR on Nuke. In another all-Brazilian showdown, Vinicius “n1ssim” Pereira wound up with 34 kills and a plus-8 K-D differential for Flamengo. Henrique “HEN1” Teles logged 31 kills and a plus-14 K-D differential for MIBR.

In other opening-day action, FURIA Esports blitzed Los + oNe 16-6 on Ancient, Team Liquid clobbered 00 Nation 16-4 on Mirage, BESTIA edged Nouns Esports 16-13 on Overpass, Complexity Gaming handled Team Solid 16-10 on Inferno, Evil Geniuses dumped Imperial Esports 16-12 on Inferno, and Fluxo bested yur 16-13 on Nuke. Paris Major American Regional Major Ranking event Friday schedule
FURIA Esports vs. Evil Geniuses
Team Liquid vs. Flamengo Esports
BESTIA vs. Fluxo
Complexity Gaming vs. paiN Gaming
Imperial Esports vs. LOS + oNe
MIBR vs. 00 Nation
yur vs. Nouns Esports
Paqueta Gaming vs. Team Solid

–Field Level Media

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