Today is the day where sadly we will lose some teams as they will be eliminated, but two lucky squads will make it into the Main Swiss stage by winning the Swiss bracket 3-0! Let’s find out who those teams are!
Galaxy Racer 2-0 Iberian Family
The first match of the day saw the Swedes of Galaxy Racer taking on the sadly orgless side of Iberian Family who have lost the representation of Caronte Gaming. It didn’t bode too well for them in this match, as Galaxy Racer were able to shut down both of the first two maps to grab the 2-0 in this series and send Iberian Family out of the tournament, having been eliminated 0-3. PlesseN put up the best performance for his team, and while his stats weren’t amazing, he is one of the most consistent players on this roster and is always on hand to ensure his team gets the victory across the line.
Ambush 2-0 hREDS
In the second elimination match of the day, it was the French side of Ambush who took on the Finnish squad of hREDS, and once again we got to witness yet another 2-0 as Ambush were able to close out the game without giving hREDS the chance to win a map of their own. On Inferno, Gringo had an incredible performance, ending the map with 28 kills after getting an ace in one of the rounds. This sees Ambush at least balance their overall score to a 1-2, while hREDS have been eliminated from the Regional Swiss stage of the tournament.
GamerLegion 2-0 Izako Boars
This was a match that was supposed to be quite the competitive game given the stature of the two currents at this current time, but it was completely the opposite as Izako Boars were barely even given the chance to get going as GamerLegion were able to clutch out on both maps, finishing with the Poles getting a mere 10 rounds in the two maps combined. It was a great showing from the GamerLegion squad who are becoming real contenders in this Swiss bracket at the moment, with eraa picking up the MVP award after finishing the series with a solid 40 kills and an even better 89.0 ADR!
KOVA 2-1 OFFSET
This game was so incredibly close and in reality, could’ve been won by either team given how the final map went. It ended in overtime that saw KOVA seal the series with a 19-17 victory to guarantee the third map, but with some difficulty. OFFSET looked great all the way through the game and followed KOVA in terms of their energy and momentum. Right down to the death it was neck and neck, but KOVA put their teamwork to good use in this series and closed it in their favor. The stats weren’t amazing for any one player, but uli stayed consistent and topped the scoreboard in this match!
Lyngby Vikings 2-0 100PG
This game on paper looked incredibly simple for the Danish side of Lyngby Vikings but it was anything but simple on both maps as 100PG put up great fights on each map to make the Vikings sweat a little. That didn’t stop them from getting the 2-0 in the series but it definitely made it much harder, with both maps getting very close to overtime. Daffu was the key piece in the Vikings’ artillery’s today as he was able to end the series with a solid 46 kills and was the most consistent player across the two maps.
GORILLAZ 1-2 Sangal
This was a slog of a game for both teams, and it’s a result that sadly saw GORILLAZ make a roster change with EspiranTo leaving the team after the end of this match, but Sangal were able to get the win after 3 maps were played. Let’s dive right into the MVP award here, which was claimed by imoRR after getting an insane 24 opening kills across the three maps, which is a huge achievement given the average is around 1-3 per map. Sangal were able to win out on both Mirage (in a very close overtime scenario) and Inferno (a much easier map to win as they closed it 16-6).
Fiend 2-1 NASR
This game saw Fiend once again having to field a different player to their regular squad, as once more h4rn stepped in to provide his support, although with this being a little more of a repeat occurance, is it possible that a roster change will take place for the Bulgarian squad? Either way it worked out in this series as the youngster went on to claim the MVP award as they were able to shut NASR down in three maps to advance into the Main Swiss stage of the tournament!
1WIN 2-0 Wisla Krakow
Lastly in today’s action we had an insane overtime battle in the second map of this series that saw 1WIN take the victory 2-0 by securing a 25-21 score against the Polish side of Wisla Krakow. 1WIN have looked on incredible form since they joined Spring Sweet Spring 2 and once again proved it here, as they are now qualified into the Main Swiss stage of the tournament after a simple 3-0 run in the Regional Swiss bracket. This time it was TRAVIS, who seems to be the counter-part to deko, who claimed the MVP award. He ended the series with a confident 93.3 ADR.