posted by Sun_Tzu,
As Flip.sid3 took their expected second place in the group, this leaves Netolic.ru to play it out through the single elimination bracket for their change to make it to the LAN Finals as well. Given their 1:2 game against Quantic Gaming, Imaginary Gaming also still have a shot at getting into the seventh team decider, as they are the only losing team who managed to force a third game in their round one match-up so far.
While there was room for an upset in Group B, RoX.KiS with their brand new fifth player once more secures their qualification for the EMS One LAN finals in straight 2-0 games. This leaves iNfernity to duke it out with the other third placed after a solid performance so far in the competition.
In Group C, mousesports took a convincing first place, as The Alliance met more resistance than was expected, dropping their first match-up against Rat in the Dark while playing with stand-in's in place of Jerry 'EGM' Lundkvist and Joakim 'Akke' Akterhall. In their re-match for the second place in the group the Swedes had their full lineup and came out on top, but the Finns still put up a good fight, showing that it was not just luck and stand-in's but also skilled play on their part which allowed them to score their earlier upset.
Seventh place decider
While the dates are not yet known, we do know that Netolic.ru, iNfernity Gaming and Rat in the Dark will all be competing as third placing teams in their respective groups. The fourth team to get a shot at qualifying looks to be Imaginary Gaming, as they have the best "map score" of the fourth placing teams.
These four teams will play a single elimination bracket at a future date, with the winner earning their spot to LAN. Rat in the Dark, after their upset against The Alliance and given that they made their way to the LAN Finals last time around may be considered as slight frontrunners, but Netolic.ru and iNfernity have also been showing occasional glimpses of brilliance. Imaginary Gaming are going into this as the underdogs, even after taking a game off of Quantic Gaming in their first round match-up.
Teams qualified for LAN Finals
Quantic Gaming Artur 'Goblak' Kostenko Sebastien 'Ceb' Debs Titouan 'Sockshka' Merloz Thibault 'Funzii' Calonne Airat 'Silent' GazievFnatic.EU Tal 'Fly' Aizik Adrian 'Era' Kryeziu Johan 'BigDaddyN0tail' Sundstein Kalle Juhanpoika 'Trixi' Saarinen Kai 'H4nn1' HanbueckersMousesports Adrian 'Fata' Trinks Dominik 'Black^' Reitmeier Pascal 'paS' Lohmeier Max 'Qojqva' Broecker Troels 'syndereN' NielsenEvil Geniuses Clinton 'Fear' Loomis Jimmy 'DeMoN' Ho Robert 'Bdiz' Tinnes Jio 'Jeyo' Madayag Alaan 'Bamboe' FarajFlip.sid3 Brian 'MaNia' Strandby Mikkel 'miGGel' Berg Jesper 'Miracle' Nyhlén Christoffer 'Ryze' Winther Jonathan 'unicorn' ArgeRoX.KiS Stanislav 'BzzIsPerfect' Glushan Andrey 'Dread' Golubev Ivan 'Vanskor' Skorokhod Vladimir 'Yol' Basov Maxim 'TpoH' VernikovThe Alliance Jonathan 'Loda' Berg Gustav 's4' Magnusson Henrik 'AdmiralBulldog' Ahnberg Joakim 'Akke' Akterhall Jerry 'EGM' Lundkvist
- iNfernity Gaming vs. Netolic.ru
- Rat in the Dark vs. Imaginary Gaming