The SoaR Gaming
team overcame the expected favourites Rise Nation
2-1, taking the first map Mirage 19-16 in overtime, before taking the third and final map 16-12. There is one man from the Soar roster who appeared to shine brightest over the three maps, Ryan "Snakes" Phillip Amann
being the only player on his team to finish with a rating over 1.0 over three maps. Proving stats don't tell the entire story, all of Rise Nation appeared to be the stronger performers over three maps, but twice the side let 10-5 first half leads go to waste.
Meanwhile in the European match, AGO Esports
took a 2-0 victory over Extatus
16-14 and 16-11 on Mirage and Train. Damian "Furlan" Kisłowski
was the main man in both maps, finishing the series with a 1.25 rating.
The victors progress to the next season of ESL Pro League, whilst the losers will get a second chance in the ESL Pro League Relegation matches, where two more spots in the Pro League are up for grabs, with four teams battling for them.