Nerchio & Bly win 4k EUR
Artur 'Acer | Nerchio' Bloch and Aleksandr 'Acer | Bly' Svusuyk have won the HP Trophy, a French tandem tournament. The two Team Acer Zergs beat the mousesports team, which consisted of Thorzain - who moved to Team EG during the tournament - and Mana, to win ¤4000 in the grand finals. It was a fitting end to a dominating tournament run, where the Team Acer tandem team took out other big names including Empire, Dignitas and RoX.KIS.
The HP Trophy tournament has a unique format, with each round consisting of five games of three sets each. The first match is a 2v2, and the remaining four matches are 1v1s with each possible combination of players.
Nercio and Bly lost in the 2v2 match 0:2, giving mousesports an early lead. Team Acer were able to come back in the 1v1 games however, with Bly taking out Thorzain 2:1 in three very long matches to bring it back to 1:1. Nerchio was up next, and was able to win against Mana 2:0 and Thorzain 2:1. This meant that Team Acer took home the series with a 3-1 record overall.
Acer | Nerchio made this statement about the tournament:
We're happy to offer these replays of the final as an exclusive download, so if you'd like to see these matches you can download them via the links below. There are some great games in here (particularly Nerchio's series against Thorzain), so we'd definitely recommend checking them out.