posted by Sun_Tzu,
So far we've said goodbye to Fnatic.EU and QPAD Red Pandas, who've both had a rough time lately, Fnatic in particular as the outside obligations of their Captain Tal 'Fly' Aizik are at their busiest during the first earlier parts of this month. In this sense, the exit of these two familiar names from the competition was, sadly, rather expected.
Meanwhile the International Western Qualifier hopefuls Mousesports delivered a rough performance, beating out Kaipi before falling victim to the Alliance in two straight games followed by a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Na`Vi. While Na`Vi played well, Mouz were certainly not helped in this crucial match by having to use stand-in Andrei 'Zizou' Zisu in place of Pascal 'paS' Lohmeier.
The final team so far to make an early exit has been Team Dignitas, who were dropped down into the lower bracket once more by the Swedes of Alliance, where they defeated QPandas before facing off agains their North American rivals Team Liquid. While recent games have been going back and forth, this time it was Liquid who drew the longer straw, keeping their hopes alive for the competition.
The tournament is set to end this weekend, with the Grand Final being scheduled for Sunday the 12th of May, kicking off at around 21:00 CEST.
1st $5,000 + $1,500 in gear
2nd $2,500 + $1,500 in gear
3rd $1,200 + $1,000 in gear
4th $1,500 in gear
5-6th $1,000 in gear
7-8th $500 in gear