Team Liquid took down TSM 2-1 in the lower bracket of the Six Invitational 2021. They will face off against MIBR in the lower bracket finals tomorrow.
Team Liquid has taken down TSM in the lower bracket of the Six Invitational to secure a top-three finish. All three remaining teams are from Latin America highlighting the dominance of the South American country in Paris. TSM finishes the tournament in the fourth place securing $170,000 in prize money. Meanwhile, Team Liquid will face off against MIBR in the lower bracket finals.
Team Liquid defeat TSM to crush NA’s last hope
TSM was North America’s last hope in the Six Invitational 2021. With Brazilian teams moving from strength to strength, TSM was the only non-SA team in Paris.
The two teams had extremely close maps on Kafe Dostoyevsky and Chalet. A slightly better defense saw TSM race ahead on Kafe to win the first map with a 7-5 score. However, Team Liquid’s players were more than ready to bounce back on Chalet which was TSM's map pick. There was very little separating either team’s prowess on Chalet with three rounds apiece on the attack and defense.
The map ultimately went to overtime and continued to be extremely competitive till the very end. Luccas "Paluh" Molina, in particular, played a crucial role in this map to ultimately hand team Liquid the victory on Map 2.
Continuing with its momentum, team Liquid’s excellent attack secured five rounds on a defense-focused map. TSM could never really recover from its poor defense.
Latam dominance at Six Invitational 2021
Team Liquid’s victory ensures that the trophy will come to Latin America. The battle between NiP, MIBR and Team Liquid will be an interesting one to watch. The teams are extremely familiar with each other’s play style and should come up with some unique strategies to counter each other.
With this victory, Team Liquid has already secured a top-three placement. The team will face MIBR tomorrow. Meanwhile, the Ninjas in Pyjamas are already waiting in the grand finals with a one-map advantage
The Six Invitational 2021 is the first LAN event for Rainbow Six Siege esports in over a year. Ubisoft had earlier planned the event for February but had to postpone it due to COVID-related restrictions.