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DarkZero raced out to a 3-1 lead on their attacking half on Oregon, and sealed the deal with a 7-5 victory.
The victory continues the DarkZero organization's current world-leading streak of international event participation. Before this stage, they were at eight events in a row, beginning with the Pro League Season 9 Finals. FaZe Clan holds the organizational-level record with 12 international events in a row.
DarkZero had a slow second week, which put them squarely in fourth place at the end of the penultimate playday in the stage. Only one point separated them and Spacestation, and if Spacestation tied DZ on points, they could still tiebreak on round differential -- making today's match a win and in.
The early lead was quickly squandered by an effective Spacestation attack, which drew the match at a 5-5 scoreline. Eventually, DZ prevailed 7-5 with a couple of scrappy defensive rounds.
The hero of the match on DarkZero's end was Paul "Hyper" Kontopanagiotis, who notched double-digit kills during the match. Heroics from Troy "Canadian" Jaroslawski and Nick "njr" Rapier denied a final plant attempt from Spacestation to close out the final round.
DarkZero will next take the server at the Charlotte Major, which will begin on May 16, and conclude on May 22.