Then There Were Eight1st Sep 2017 |
Photo: Cloud9 fought hard, but unfortunately lost.
Yesterday was a fantastic day of play that saw the top teams take charge as expected, but there were also a few upsets which may or may not shake up the competition later down the line.
And The Group Winners Are …
After yesterday’s playoffs, the first through to the quarterfinals was an on form North who surprised everyone, not least their opponents, with a convincing display, beating SK Gaming. Not long after that, Astralis took on NaVi in a convincing 2 – 0 victory. Ninjas in Pyjamas were next to go through after a hard battle against Gambit that culminated in a 2 -1 victory. The final game yesterday was also a long one. The game finally went G2’s way as they beat Immortals to take the top spot in Group D.
Who Stays and Who Goes
Today’s games are the second set of playoffs, and the winners will be heading into the quarterfinals on Saturday so it’s all to play for.
The first game of the day was SK Gaming taking on Cloud9. SK came into this game with no day of rest. However, after their whipping from North, they were looking to redeem themselves and take a spot in the quarters. They came out of the blocks on fire and took Cloud9 in a 2 – 0 victory, no need to go to the third game.
Renegades have been kicked to the curb by NaVi. Their battle commenced at 1pm, and NaVi proved to be the stronger of the two, winning 2 – 0.
FaZe will take on Gambit in a much-anticipated match at 4pm, and Fnatic vs. Immortals will be the final game at 7pm tonight. Both FaZe and Fnatic will be coming to these matches well-rested and could prove too strong for Gambit and Immortals respectively, but as they say ‘it ain’t over till it’s over’.
Photo credit: DreamHack, Adela Sznajder