Finally the free fire 5 Brazilian league qualifying phase has come to an end. In the week that defined classified and relegated, Vivo Keyd dominated again and arrives as one of the favorites for the title. Team that broke an all-time record in the LBFF: with 23 eliminations in Monday's fourth fall, it became the team with the most kills in a single fall. Furthermore, for the second week in a row, the Warriors led in scoring – this time with 142 points.
Corinthians and Fluxo also stood out and had a good week, finishing the group stage in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
With some difficulty, FURIA guaranteed the classification for the grand final. After a contestable performance on Saturday, the team met in the last round to claim 10th place and a spot in the final. Still, the excitement was on account of Netshoes Miners: the team stumbled throughout the week and secured a spot in the top 12 only in the last fall on Monday, surpassing INTZ by just 8 points.
On the other hand, Team Liquid, one of the favorites for the title, failed to qualify and will compete in the Access Group, alongside INTZ, Santos/Real and paiN Gaming, who were barely saved in the last round. Finally, Team oNe and GOD Unidas are directly relegated to Serie B and will need to meet again to seek the disputed spot for LBFF 7
Summary of falls:
Corinthians arrived in the 16th round showing that the trip from the previous week was just an accident on the way. With the triple crown, won in the three initial falls, alvinegro had 69 points and led on Saturday. In addition, TCS and NT10 were awesome, with 56 points each. In another balanced round, B4 and GOD Unidas totaled 58 points – a score that fueled GOD's hope to escape relegation. On the other hand, SS e-Sports didn't get a good performance and had just 23 points, a little less than a Team oNe that was sinking even deeper in the table.
On Sunday, it was Vivo Keyd's turn to show its favoritism again. With 66 points, the Guerreiros led the round with a difference of just two points to paiN Gaming. Nitroxx completed the top 3 with 63 points. In addition, Fluxo got the double and Team Liquid said goodbye to the chances of qualifying.
Finally, Monday brought records, miracles and tears. Vivo Keyd, in yet another brilliant performance, led the round with 76 points and came out with the record of kills in a single fall: 23. In addition, the team achieved a double, isolated leadership, with 726 points, and a large advantage over the Corinthians, second place.
paiN Gaming started the round needing to add 40 points to compete in the Access Group, a feat they only managed in the last fall of the day – as a result, GOD Unidas falls to Series B. The miracle of the round is up to Netshoes Miners. Also in the last fall of the day, the team needed 16 points and hope that Santos/Real were bad. And they did it! With the right to Booyah and seven kills, the team led by Vitin secured 12th place and a place in the final, pushing INTZ to 13th place.
Dispute for MVP
Syaz, from Fluxo, has been standing out for a few rounds and closing the gap to MTS007 in the fight for MVP. After the week's rounds, the ace finally took the lead in the dispute, with 111 kills. In addition, Nando9 took the third position by adding 18 kills after a gala performance in the 18th round. Yago, from B4, and VitinXP, from TCS, complete the top 5.
Meet LBFF 5
Unlike the last edition, this time the LBFF 5 group stage will last six weeks and will take place between June 12th and July 19th. Click here and view the complete competition calendar.
Among the participating teams is LOUD, the vice-champion of the Free Fire World Series Singapore (FFWS SG), the Free Fire world, in addition to Fluxo, the 4th best in the world also by FFWS SG.
INTZ, Team oNe and paiN Gaming arrive at LBFF 5 after being the first three placed in the Access Group of the last edition. Behind them come Los Grandes, which escaped relegation in the last stage, and Team Coda Solid and Nitroxx Top10, new products coming from the LBFF Série B.
With a prize pool of R$935, the LBFF 5 final will take place on July 24th. The champion will win R$300, while the 2nd and 3rd placed earn R$100 and R$55, respectively. The teams that rank between 4th and 12th place earn R$ 53.333 each.