In this sixteen-team event, only six teams will make it to the playoff bracket. That means plenty of elimination games to come throughout two double-elimination group stage brackets, and this Planet Dog vs. compLexity match was just the first.
The day opened with four single-game series in which coL lost to Fnatic and Planet Dog lost to Team Secret. The lower bracket and all remaning upper bracket matches will be best-of-three series.
Planet Dog put up a good fight against the NA squad, starting the series with a fairly even game. coL won after 35 minutes using Serpent Wards and an Aegis on Phantom Lancer to siege the enemy base. Game 2 was where coL really took off, drafting patch favourites Lycan and Tusk to secure a very quick and one-sided win. Planet Dog managed to take just five kills in total in their final game, all of which were on coL's supports. With this loss, Planet Dog have been eliminated from ESL One Genting.