We’ve handed the midway mark on the RLCS7 World Championship and there’s simply someday left. The group stage is over and we all know our eight quarter finalists. While there have been no actually huge upsets, we did get some sudden ends in the group stage. If you missed day one, then don’t fear, we’ve acquired you lined. If you probably did catch day two and easily need to watch the superb targets once more, we put these collectively for you as effectively! But if you wish to know the outcomes, you then’re in the correct place!
Game 1: NRG – PSG: three-1
The recreation began off with PSG’s first match of the weekend. It was a superb starting of day two with an unimaginable tempo. PSG didn’t appear to have the ability to sustain with NRG’s stable rotations and mechanics, nonetheless, and fell in recreation 4. NRG seemed significantly better than on day one. If they maintain this up, they will make an excellent run within the knockouts.
Game 2: Renault Vitality – G2 Esports: 1-three
G2 Esports was the opposite workforce that didn’t play on day one. While Renault Vitality made pretty fast work of Ground Zero the day earlier than, they had been extraordinarily lackluster on day two. Combined with G2’s unimaginable type, they had been fully overwhelmed. Based on recreation and purpose differential, nonetheless, RV did handle to qualify for the knockout section, however it wasn’t clean. G2, however, have risen to favourite potential.
Game three: Rogue – Renegades: three-1
No one might have seen Rogue’s performances coming. They went from being predicted to be within the relegation zone earlier than the season began to topping their group on the RLCS World Championship. Beating Renegades noticed them win all their group stage matches and attain day three on the extra favorable facet of the bracket. They solely wanted to win two particular person video games to qualify, which meant Renegades had been already eradicated earlier than the sequence ended. They had been the primary workforce to be eradicated, however extra would comply with quickly.
Game four: Lowkey – Triple Trouble: zero-three
A recreation of massive implications, because the winner would qualify for the knockouts. Many had been hoping South America would be capable to make an excellent run of their debut season, however Triple Trouble had different concepts. The European debutants went down three-zero within the first recreation however made an incredible comeback to win the sport three-four. They continued that momentum in the remainder of the sequence and made Lowkey the second casualty of RLCS.
Game 5: PSG – INTZ: three-zero
Teams had been dropping like flies in RLCS7, which is smart if you attain the top of the group stage. This time, it was INTZ, the second South American workforce, to be despatched residence by a European powerhouse. While they each nonetheless performed for qualification for day three, PSG had no hassle with INTZ and eradicated South America from the event.
Game 6: Ground Zero – G2 Esports: 1-three
The solely manner for Ground Zero to make the knockouts was to beat G2 with out permitting them to win two video games. But even with a three-1 rating, purpose differential can be the decider. That small sliver of hope was destroyed when G2 received their second recreation and certified for day three. With GZ’s elimination, each OCE and SAM are out, and solely North America and Europe are left within the event.
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The group stage was a primary for the RLCS, and it’s been met with a good bit of criticism. On a number of events a workforce was eradicated earlier than the sequence was over. A good criticism, however with 12 groups it’s merely not possible to do a double elimination bracket. With the group’s outcomes, it does imply that we’ll be seeing a really sturdy facet of the bracket, the place favorites will likely be eliminating one another. The outcomes additionally imply that each matchup within the quarter finals is a cross-area match. An total area might be eradicated immediately within the first spherical on day three. And with North America’s wonderful document (eight-zero), Europe has its work reduce out for it.
Don’t miss the conclusion of RLCS7 in the present day at 9 a.m. EST / 12 p.m. PDT / 18:00 CEST on Twitch and YouTube!