The two matches were played as a part of the Last Chance Qualifier, where the four teams got another opportunity to make the second stage after finishing below the line in their groups. The two winners join the likes of BIG, OG, and MIBR in the playoffs, which will be held using a double-elimination format on November 30 – December 6.
Favorites forZe started the series as was expected, putting up a strong T-side on their map pick of Inferno, 9-6, and closed it out convincingly, 16-9, as Evgeny “FL1T” Lebedev starred with a 1.84 rating. Nuke was quite a different story, as the Swedish-Norwegian side cruised to the win after an 11-round streak on the T side to start the map, ending it 16-4.
The other match, between Gen.G and Envy, saw the former team secure their map pick of Train, which has been their go-to throughout the event, 16-8, but Envy were able to recover on the next two. Nuke was a close affair due to Gen.G‘s late comeback attempt (16-13), but Dust2 was a breeze for Noah “Nifty” Francis‘s squad that took it 16-3.
The playoff bracket has already been drawn, with the initial matchups as follows:
The tournament will continue after a week-long break, on Monday, November 30th.