SolaFide climbed the rankings in the Winter Circuit #2 for the ALGS but their eleventh hour comeback couldn’t overshadow the brilliance of CLG.

SolaFide’s Apex Legends team jumped six spots into the top five in the final game of the Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS) Winter Circuit #2. The team did more than 1,200 damage than the next closest team and managed to turn things around. It was an impressive comeback after an underwhelming 16th and 13th in the first two games.

SolaFide finished in the top five in three of the next four games, which included a 12-kill second place finish in the final game to jump from 11th place to 5th. This performance was a strong follow-up to their Winter Circuit #1 win.

Since November 2020, SolaFide’s Apex Legends team has been delivering massive results. Tyler “Dezignful” Gardner, Jordan “Resultuh” Resulta, and Rigo “Gentrifyinq” Padilla all signed with the team on the same day — November 6, 2020. Since then it’s been nothing but top-five finishes.

Before this weekend’s event, SolaFide had finished second or better in every tournament they played. This included a win in the first Winter Circuit Tournament when the team posted two wins and 33 kills and a second place finish in the ALGS Autumn Playoffs — despite finishing with 12 more points than the eventual tournament winners, Complexity.

The team finished in fifth place and earned a spot in the finals for the next circuit event on February 28.

Counter Logic Gaming Wins ALGS Winter Circuit #2

Though SolaFide’s performance was admirable, it wasn’t enough to overtake the winners of Winter Circuit #2, Counter Logic Gaming. 

CLG kicked off the finals with two wins in row and held the lead throughout the rest of the day. Ryan “ImMadness” Schlieve, Christian “PowPow” Blaylock, and Alan “Vaxlon” Gonzalez posted 22 kills in those first two games and went on to claim the $6,000 first prize and joined SolaFide as qualifiers in the Winter Playoffs coming in March.

NRG and South State also claimed their spot in the Winter Playoffs thanks to their top three finish. Here’s a look at the final standings from ALGS Winter Circuit #2. 

SolaFide and the rest of the qualifiers will be back at it again February 26-28 for the ALGS Winter Circuit #3. After winning event #1 and finishing in the top five with the most damage done, SolaFide has a good chance to compete for another tournament win with just two more Winter Circuit events before the Winter Playoffs on March 27-28.

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Brent is a Navy veteran who has spent the past few years living between the world of poker and esports. From World Series of Poker to ESPN, Brent has worked for many of the biggest names in poker. With a background in journalism and broadcasting, Brent has now turned his attention toward esports.