You know what, we'll say it. Bo3 opening games are kind of boring.
Seriously. The Showdown could've had MIBR and Lynn Vision upsets, if it hadn't been for those pesky Bo3's. That's why we're arguing for Bo1 online matches in a round-robin format. Narrative-wise it's the undisputed best option out there.
The Lynn Vision upset even had a cherry on top.
Star player for the team - Starry - outdid Gamers2 in a 1v5 situation, finishing it off with a knife kill. What a flex. Too bad China won't allow him to play CS anymore pretty soon.
To be fair, the rest of the first matches were pretty boring too - regardless of match length.
Liquid saw off 9z, Dignitas took quick care of Fiend, POGGERZ saw themselves bested by Heroic, OG were unfazed by paiN, and Virtus Pro didn't really care for Movistar Riders. All of that in two maps. We would have fallen asleep writing this, if it hadn't been over so quickly.
It's good there weren't any more quick matches because we were starting to run out of sentences to describe them with.
So, conclusion: the only teams that really "struggled" with their opponents were G2 and Complexity.
But don't worry, you still have MAD Lions vs EG to look forward to! What a matchup, #32 vs #35 in the world!