That's it: 0-3! Alliance, despite being favourites and using the legendary Joakim 'Akke' Akterhall as a stand-in to make their squad 100% Swedish, is out of the tournament without a single win. How the mighty have fallen.
Group C almost gets Sliced n Diced
The upset comes courtesy of Slice n Dice Esports, the Egyptian winners of the North Africa qualifier. They opened with a strong performance in beating Loda and Co., and then bested NA squad Leviathan to finish with a 2-1 record. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to make it out of groups.
While Russians Team Empire Hope, Slice n Dice, and Leviathan are all are on a 2-1 result, the Swedes can pack up and prepare to go home - but they can take heart from the fact that they are not the only Europeans to meet a quick end in China.
SingSing and Co. drown against EHOME
BeanBoys* got off to a rough start against China's finest: EHOME were unstoppable in their opening match-up. While the Dutch squad formed around Wehsing 'SingSing' Yuen and Alaan 'Bamboe' Faraj could have hoped to take second place in their group, a strong showing from Kazakh squad NiceOne ensured that they will be heading home early.
Stuck in Hainan for 7 more days. Any locals got some recommendations? Or locals can't use Twitter right ?_?— Sing (@SingSing) 13. März 2018
Photo Credit: ESL - Patrick Strack