It’s the final day of the GSL groups before we head into the deciding day for the last spots out of the groups. Let’s see who can make it!
Lyngby Vikings 2-1 777 (Opening Match)
The opening match of this group was supposed to be one of the simplest games for Lyngby Vikings but it was made completely the opposite when the Norwegian side took a hold of the series in the first map after finishing Mirage 16-14. From there, the pressure was on for the Vikings who would need to complete the reverse sweep if they wished to win the series. That is exactly what they did, getting the second map under their belt 16-9 and closing the third on Dust2 16-12 to send 777 down into the Elimination Match. raalz was once again the key performer for the Danish side, as he topped the leaderboard overall with a solid 65 kills.
AGF 0-2 100PG (Opening Match)
A much quicker match entailed in the second opening game as 100PG took on AGF and to our surprise it was the Ping Gods that were able to take the victory in this series despite the Danish side of AGF looking on decent form heading into this game. If anything, this game should’ve gone to a third map in reality, but 100PG played very well to shut it down in two maps. dukefissura had an incredible game, getting an overall 110.7 ADR to finish the series, and 57 kills across two maps it was clear that he was the MVP performer for this game.
100PG 0-2 Lyngby Vikings (Winner’s Match)
Scarily, the Winner’s Match was easier for Lyngby Vikings to win than the opening match, as they saw very little difficulty in seeing off the 100PG side to qualify to the Regional Swiss stage of the tournament without having to rely on Friday’s decider match. The first map was relatively competitive with the scoreline falling 16-13 in the favor of the Vikings, but from there it felt like the energy dropped for the Kazakh-based side, who only scraped 8 rounds in the second map to see Lyngby take the series home 2-0. Daffu was the one to come out on top this time, as he ended the series with a comfortable 45 kills and 87.9 ADR.
AGF 2-0 777 (Elimination Match)
The last match of Group G for today saw the Elimination Game end in very quick fashion, with AGF knocking 777 out of the group with a convincing 2-0 that set’s them up very nicely for a match against 100PG on Friday. It was a slog of a game despite the overall match being a 2-0, with both of the maps going very close. The first of Mirage ended 16-14 and the second of Nuke followed up with a dangerously close 19-17 overtime. fr0slev was on hand to put up a solid performance, getting 94.8 ADR across the two maps played. This sees AGF sent into the final match of the group on Friday.
hREDS 2-1 Astralis Talent (Opening Match)
Recently the Astralis Talent side made a roster move that saw Gnoffe joining the team and it seems like there were some maps that they were a little unprepared for with their new player, as the Helsinki Reds were able to outplay them on both Nuke and Inferno, only giving Astralis 12 and 9 rounds respectively. The game was in the Danes’ hands after the first map but hREDS came back with the reverse sweep to win the series. xartE was the MVP of the series, as he ended the match with the best stats, despite them not being overly magical, he still finished the game with a comfortable 85.7 ADR.
KOVA 2-0 MASONIC (Opening Match)
The second opening match of Group H was entirely different to the first, with this one being a much shorter game as the Finnish side of KOVA were able to reap havoc and shut the game down 2-0 giving MASONIC very little chance to get started. While they did reach double digits on Inferno, with the game ending 16-10, KOVA shut Nuke down 16-9 to end the series after quite a simple performance in their opening match. Twixie was the one to out-perform the rest of the players on the server, as he ended the series with 44 frags.
KOVA 1-2 hREDS (Winner’s Match)
This was one the longest matches that we had witnessed all week with some insane plays from both teams in this magical Finnish derby. This time though, it was the Helsinki Reds that once again came out on top after shocking their group by being the first team to make it into the Regional Swiss stage from Group H. The match ended with an insane 25-23 overtime on Dust2, with both teams having to dig their heels in deep to try and put up the energy to complete the match and this time it was the Reds that ended on the right side of victory. oopee guided his team to success in this match, finishing the series with a lovely 99.4 ADR.
MASONIC 2-0 Astralis Talent (Elimination Match)
After losing their first game, MASONIC didn’t want to let their first opportunity in Spring Sweet Spring go to waste, and from out of nowhere they were able to dominate the Astralis Talent team to get themselves a 2-0 in the Elimination Match to send Astralis packing out of the group. Both matches were insanely close, the first ending 16-14 on Overpass, and the second being even more nail-biting, with a 19-16 finish on Nuke. Queenix made sure that his team made it to safety, however, as he comfortably finished at the top of the score board with 45 kills.