00 Nation won the Rainbow Six Brazil Cup, beating Ninjas in Pajamas 3-1 in the grand final, which took place this Sunday (8). This is ZeroZero's first achievement in the competitive scenario of Rainbow Six Siege, the organization arrived in Brazil at the beginning of this season and has prominent names that already have international achievements on their resumes, such as Thiago "xS3xyCake" and Eduardo "KDS" .
In addition to the title, the Nation pocketed BRL 40,000 in prize money. NiP earned BRL 20,000 for the runner-up. Tier 2 Widows and FaZe Clan, third and fourth placed, received R$10,000 each. And the teams that finished between fifth and eighth positions - SuperNova Team, INTZ, SG e-Sports and MIBR - each received R$ 5 thousand. In all, the championship distributed R$ 100 thousand.
As in 2021, the Copa do Brasil will have two more editions during the season, always at the end of each round of the Brasileirão, with the presence of teams that did not qualify for the Elite Six Cup, the best placed in the Liga Six ranking and the winner of a triangle between the champions of stages 2, 3 and 4 of the Women's Circuit.
Trajectory of the Nation
ZeroZero started the way in the Copa do Brasil facing CHICOS Team in the round of 16 and won the match by 2 to 0. In the next phase, they measured forces and beat INTZ by the same score. In the semifinals, 00 again faced a team from the Six League. In a balanced confrontation, the Nation beat the Tier 2 Widows, by a 2-1 scoreline.
The highlight of this match was Eduardo “KDS”, who, in addition to being elected MVP, broke the Brazilian record for eliminations by making 53 kills in an MD3, being two of the world record, a mark reached by Ben “CTZN”, athlete from G2 Esports, during the 2021 Europa League semi-final.
The consecration against the Ninjas
The first map played in the decision was Café Dostoyevsky. Of all the stages of the duel, this was the one that ZeroZero had the most dominance, winning by the score of 7 to 4. The second was the Skyscraper - which had a historic comeback from 00 Nation - and had the final score of 8 to 6. The third map of the series had the reaction of the Ninjas, winning a balanced clash in the Club by 7 to 5 and postponing the title of the Nation. The map in which ZeroZero was consecrated champion was Banco. Returning the previous score, ZeroZero beat Ninjas in Pajamas 7-5 and won the organization's first competitive title. The award for best player in the final went to KDS, with a score of 133 and 56 eliminations in the series.
“We were prepared for this decision, mainly because we knew which maps we would play”, comments Thiago “S3xyCake” after the end of the match. The player also pointed out that his teammate, KDS, was essential for winning the championship: “he is weird”, he joked in an interview for the official broadcast of the event.