Going into it, Group B is a close run affair, with multiple teams having the opportunity to progress, some of them more expected than others.
The first two matches of the day put Ninjas in Pyjamas
up against SK Gaming
against Optic Gaming
The Swedes will have been hoping to use this event as proof that their Oakland win was not a one off result; however after a rough start on day one, they failed to climb any higher up the table in this match as the Brazilian team shut them down 16-9 on Overpass despite the electric Fredrik "REZ" Sterner
putting up the best fight he could.
The second game saw the last Danish team in the event fighting for their pride after ending day one with a 0-3 scoreline. They did manage to find their first win and 3 points with a win over Optic, putting their chances of qualification in the balance.
Going into the second set of games for the day we had four teams on 6 points and the remaining two teams on 3, meaning it is all to play for at the top of the table.
NiP Gaming had to find a victory over Misfits
in order to keep their qualification hopes alive, but the North American/French mix had been performing well at the event so far. Their form continues as they take the map 16-13
Meanwhile SK Gaming were taking on NRG Esports
in order to set themselves up for a battle for first place with Misfits. They once again find themselves a 16-9 victory with Ricardo "boltz" Prass
topping the scoreboard for the second match in a row.
These results give us four certainties, North and NiP Gaming are out whilst SK Gaming and Misfits are qualified. There are two more games that can make a difference in who will move straight to the Semi-Finals, SK Gaming vs Misfits, and who will secure the third spot, Optic vs NRG.
In the only game that would send one part home, Optic crushed NRG with Kevin "HS" Tarn
pulling a massive 30-8 with a huge 2.48 rating as his team took the map 16-3 and the final remaining spot in the Quarter-Finals.
Meanwhile in the battle for first, SK Gaming showed their experience and strength against Misfits, and with the 16-7 win propel themselves straight into the Semi-Finals, whilst Misfits keep their place in the Quarter-Finals.
With that, day two is complete.