There’s only 6 matches to be played today meaning we’re getting very close to the Regional Swiss stage coming to an end! Let’s take a look at those teams who grab themselves a spot into the Main Swiss stage!
OFFSET 0-2 Izako Boars
The opening match of today saw the Portuguese side of OFFSET taking on the Polish team of Izako Boars, and it was a much different game than many imagined, with OFFSET being overrun on both of the maps played, only being able to gain 22 rounds across the two maps. Izako Boars once again called on the services of byali who is back in their roster for an undisclosed amount of time, but it was the regular MVP earner of STOMP who came and grabbed the award, after getting 52 kills and ending the series with an awesome 2.00 KD. This win for Izako Boars sees them sending OFFSET out of the tournament and making it into tomorrow’s final match for a chance to still qualify!
GORILLAZ 1-2 100PG
This game was far closer than the previous one that was played like the European side of GORILLAZ took on the Kazakhstan-based squad of 100PG and what a match it was! The GORILLAZ side led their way in the first map and was able to narrowly steal the result in their favor with a 19-17 in overtime, but from there it was the 100PG side that took control of the series, seeming to find the energy from deep within to steal the series. The second map of Dust2 went 16-11 in the favor of 100PG and took them to a third map, and from there the impact was phenomenal. A 16-2 score saw them take the victory and knock GORILLAZ out of the tournament. dukefissura once again proved just how valuable he is to this team, as he ended the match with 99.5 ADR.
NASR 0-2 Lyngby Vikings
Once again the patterned continued as the Lyngby Vikings side took on NASR and were able to take them down in what was quite the convincing 2-0 match. NASR put up their best efforts but it wasn’t to be as the Vikings were able to give them only 17 rounds with both maps going in their favor. Overpass was very dominant, with an impressive 16-6 score. maNkz controlled the flow of the server for his team, as he finished the series with a solid 98.9 ADR. Lyngby Vikings have sent NASR into Friday’s matches, but they will not be eliminated this time. The Vikings have qualified into the Main Swiss stage.
GamerLegion 2-0 KOVA
We got to witness yet another brilliant performance from the ever-improving side of GamerLegion who have proven that they’re a very strong asset in this tournament after being able to qualify 3-1 in the Regional Swiss stage. Despite having some tumbles a couple of months ago, they have turned it around massively. eraa and Zero have been consistently combining to make a dream duo for their team and have been quite often topping the leaderboard together. KOVA at least have made it into Friday’s match and have one more opportunity to qualify for the Main Swiss stage.
Galaxy Racer 2-0 Ambush
The Swedish side of Galaxy Racer are always fans of making games difficult but this game was completely the opposite as they were able to convincingly win the match 2-0, giving very little opportunity for the French team to get off the ground. This time, it was Chawzyyy that put up the highlight performance, ending the series with an insane 104.3 ADR. This win gives Galaxy Racer a spot in the last matches of the week with Friday’s game being their one final opportunity to head into the Main Swiss stage to face all the fellow teams and the new invitees.
Wisla Krakow 2-0 Sangal
The final match of the day concluded with an epic battle as the Polish side of Wisla Krakow took on the Turkish team of Sangal in what was quite a close yet simple 2-0 match for Wisla Krakow. The first map was pretty quick, ending with a 16-8 on Mirage, but it was once Vertigo hit where the game became very close, heading into triple overtime before finally convoluting with a 25-22 scoreline in the favor of the Polish side. This time, it was jedqr who ensured the win was over the line, as he ended the match with a huge 116.3 ADR!