Quarterfinals and Knockouts2nd Sep 2017 |
Day 4 of DreamHack and we’re down to the final eight. The group winners will come into this with fresh heads after a day’s rest but the other four teams aren’t so lucky, some playing their third straight day. Will this take its toll on them?
Who is in the Quarters?
Yesterday saw the final line-up for the quarter-finals being decided. There were some hard fought battles, but also some rather smooth sailing for a couple of teams. The day started off with two easily won fights, with both SK Gaming and NaVi defeating their opponents, Cloud9 and Renegades respectively, in emphatic 2 – 0 styles. Later FaZe went up against Gambit in what was to be a rather lacklustre game by FaZe which resulted in Gambit coming from behind to take the series 2 – 1. The last game of the day was Fnatic against Immortals. The game was a massacre, with Immortals taking a 2 – 0 victory.
Play of the Day
The quarter-final matches were drawn yesterday after the playoff stage was concluded. The first game of the day has already seen G2 against SK Gaming. The Brazilian team started in great style, taking the first game, but it is not their year. After much back and forth in the next two games it was the French G2 that took the series 2 – 1 knocking SK out of the semis.
At 1.30pm NaVi started up against Ninjas in Pyjamas. Currently NiP look like they have the upper hand. It’s early days at the moment though, and with the quality of these two teams it is still anyone’s game.
The third quarter-final takes place a 3.30 pm with Astralis going up against Gambit, and at 7pm North battle it out with Immortals in the last game of the day. Nail biting games all round, and with the way things have been going in this tournament so far, today’s winners are hard to predict After all, not many punters would have placed bets on SK Gaming crashing out before the semi-finals.
Photo credit: DreamHack, Jennika Ojala