rapha took down an impressive looking Kevin 'Strenx' Baeza 2-1 to advance to the grand final.
Strenx made the most of his opportunity of scoring a place in his first major Quake Live tournament final. He controlled items brilliantly throughout the encounter, and while it wasn't enough to give him the win on dm13 it played perfectly into his hands for t7.
The final map, ztn, was a one-sided affair after rapha nabbed the first frag following a tense stand-off. He ran away with the game, utilizing superior map control to restrict strenx to just two frags.
The win sets up a match that will no doubt go down well with spectators.
Cypher's god-like aim and rapha's calculating style of play clash like no other, and watching the two players' styles unfold is an intriguing sight.
rapha recently stated that Cypher's game has stepped up, and he thinks that he and Cypher are currently on a seemingly indistinguishable level. They are the two names that reside in the top two of many prediction-based discussions, with either one being able to beat the other on any given day.
They have only met once since the IEM 4 World Championship in March, though, and for the second time in two days the arguable number one and two of Quake Live will face off, but this time it's for a title. Cypher holds a one map lead due to his prior upper bracket win over rapha.
rapha gave a short interview regarding the tournament frenzy in Sweden this weekend as well as his thoughts on Cooller, Cypher, and k1llsen's win at gamescom. Check it out here.
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