A long group stage including three ties out of 15 matches has come to a close and sat atop the group is a somewhat unlikely Astralis
as they gather themselves 4 wins, 1 tie and 0 losses. An incredible performance with a stand-in player, Dennis "dennis" Edman
, the home crowd must have given them some strength.
The battle for who would qualify for the Grand Final alongside them came down to the last game of the group stages, where Astralis themselves would be the deciding factor in who joined them. If they lost to Faze Clan
it would be them who joined them, however as previously stated Astralis aren't interested in losing at this event and it will instead be SK Gaming
facing them in the final.
Before the Grand Final gets underway we have the third place team, Faze choosing who they would like to face in the Standoff match. The Standoff is made up of a series of first to 10, 1v1 battles on a specially created aim map. After 5 duels the team with the most kills is the winner and walks away with an additional $20,000 in prize money. Faze have chosen to face the Danish side North
in this game.