The final day of qualifying
Top Seed: Fnatic
Today: Three wins
After a lack luster first week Fnatic showed why they are the best team in Europe. Storming to the top of their group with a fantastic week of wins, the team have managed to qualify. However, there will be no more second chances for Fnatic with games now being longer and harder than ever. It’s time for Fnatic to step up and prove they are the best team in Europe, and the world.
Second Seed: AHQ
Today: Two wins, one loss (and won play-off)
AHQ managed to qualify, but it was only just and they’ll need to up their game to have a hope of survival. Needing to run the gauntlet of a tie breaker should show some signs of weakness and inconsistency, which will need to be ironed out if AHQ are in with a chance of surviving London. It is a tall order but they are still in with a chance.
Third (DNQ): Cloud 9
Today: Three losses (and play-off)
Cloud 9 built up so many hopes and then dashed them on the rocks, leaving NA without a single team going into the knock out stages. Coming into the week with no losses they managed to be defeated by all their opposition, including a tie breaker loss to AHQ. The hope of the west now rests with the two European qualifiers, and while Cloud 9 will go home disappointed they can take some solace in the fact that they out performed all expectation, but sadly they fell short in the end.
Fourth (DNQ): Invictus Gaming
Today: One win, two losses
While Invictus weren’t able to qualify, they were able to play spoiler for Cloud 9, dashing their dreams of an uncontested second seed. Past that it’s been a very quiet tournament for IG, who will be hoping to forget about it and move on with the regular season.
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