TOX Gaming dominated the DreamHack Atlanta Online Qualifiers, winning every one of them and securing themselves the number one seed going into the Halo 3 4v4 tournament. Right behind them in the number two seed was the UGC Halo Classic Atlantic City champions, Lux Gaming. Many were wondering if they would be able to defeat the Halo titans and hold onto their spot at the top. The two teams had not dropped a map all tournament, but that would change when the two would face off against each other for the first time in Winner’s Finals.
Each team got on the board after the first two maps and Map 3 Guardian Oddball came down to the very last second (literally) where TOX was able to tie the game 189-189, resulting in a full replay of the map. Lux came out on top 185-176 to take a 2-1 lead in the series. TOX answered back, winning maps three and four, but Lux took The Pit CTF in Map 5. The final map was Construct Team Slayer where Lux won, giving TOX there first loss of the event.
In the Elimination Bracket, EU squad Team Chaotic found themselves a chance to make history by placing Top 4 at an international event. It wasn’t going to be easy for them though, as they found themselves up against Team Mantra in the Quarter-Finals, who had lost to Lux Gaming in Winner’s Semi-finals. Team Chaotic’s dreams were shut down as Team Mantra eliminated them from the tournament with a 3-0 sweep and advanced Mantra to the Elimination Semi-Finals against Simplicity Esports, who had defeated Nfinite in the previous round.
The series went a full five maps with Team Mantra winning the first two followed by Simplicity taking the second two. The final map was Heretic Team Slayer which went to Team Mantra, winning the series 3-2 and putting them up against TOX Gaming in the Finals of the Elimination Bracket.
The first three maps were close, but TOX Gaming swept the series vs Team Mantra 4-0, setting them up for a chance at getting revenge against Lux Gaming in the Grand Finals. Taking the crown back would be no easy task as TOX would have to win two best-of-seven series.
Map 1 was Heretic CTF and went the way of TOX 5-4 as well as Amplified Slayer, 50-41. Maps 3 and 4 were split, with Construct KotH going to TOX 250-203 and Pit CTF going to Lux, 3-2. The series was 3-1 in favor of TOX going into Narrows Slayer for Map 5. Both teams played very aggressive, but TOX Gaming was abel to win the map, 50-47, and reset the bracket.
Narrows CTF kicked off the second series and Lux was able to win it, 3-2. TOX Gaming answered back, taking Map 2 Pit Slayer, 50-32, and tied up the series. The third map, Guardian Oddball, went the distance which resulted in a victory for TOX, 199-162. Map 4, Heretic CTF, was off to a quick start with a score of 2-1 after only two minutes and ended with a score of 5-4 going to TOX. Only one more map was needed for TOX to reclaim the throne, but Lux Gaming wasn’t going to go down without a fight. They took Map 5 Construct Team Slayer, 50-45, keeping their hopes alive. Unfortunately for them, TOX Gaming would take Map 6 The Pit CTF 3-1 and take the series and tournament.
We’ve posted the Top 16 placements from the tournament below with the brackets. You can find more information, including rosters, the open bracket, and pool play results over at the tournament page. For results from the Halo 5 2v2 side tournament, click here.