In the most intense series in recent history, Instinct overcame a 2 game deficit to knock second seeded Classic into the Losers Bracket. Instinct, who came into the event with a new roster, managed to use their emotions to their advantage and win three consecutive games. Led by their fiery leader Mackeo, the callouts were some of the loudest ever heard at an event. As the crowd grew larger, Instinct seemed to feed off of it, and was able to elevate their game to surpass Classic. In Game 3, newcomer Snipedown led the team with 38 kills in a narrow King of the Hill win on Construct. After taking KOTH Pit in Game 4, a fired up Instinct rallied in Game 5, Narrows TS, to defeat Classic. Str8 was watching nearby, anxiously awaiting an opponent for the Winners Bracket Finals.