April 18, 2019
The first day of the playoffs has come to an end. Only the two upper bracket series were played today so there were no eliminations.
Na’Vi took on Keen Gaming to start out the day. The Ukrainian team looked as if they were seeking to keep up with their impressive performance from yesterday in the group stage when they took down both compLexity and TNC Predator for the upper bracket spot.
Na’Vi seized the first match with relative ease but quickly fell behind when Keen Gaming decimated them in the second game in only 22 minutes. With their backs against the wall, Na’Vi pushed back hard in the third game. Although Keen started out looking to be in control and holding all the cards, Na’Vi struck hard with two outstanding team fights back to back around 28 minutes in. Keen Gaming was then paralyzed and was not able to fight back to reclaim their composure or lead. Na’Vi then ran to the end and closed out the series 2:1 in their favor.
Next up it was Team Team vs Mineski. With the North American’s surprise debut showing at a premier LAN, all eyes were on Team Team with curiosity. To much disappointment of many, Team Team not only were rolled over by Mineski, but they didn’t even look like serious contenders. Mineski absolutely shellacked them in the first match and then continued to overpower them in the second.
The North American team has dropped to the lower brackets and will be facing the winner of The Pango and compLexity tomorrow April 19th.
Our AI made its predictions for the tournament, and so far it did not go that well for the machine, but it is only 2 matches in the upper bracket, so much more on the way!
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Who are your favorites for today? Wil COL beat the Pango?