Europe’s finest country, China

Elliott Griffiths
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You might be wondering why we previewed the NA Showdown on Friday and this one on Monday. The answer is not to do with how important they are, it’s purely because nothing happened at the start of the week.

Still, the EU portion is more important — it has great EU teams like Vitality, Heroic, Astralis, BIG, Eternal Fire, Sangal, ECSTATIC and, erm, TYLOO.

Fortunately, TYLOO being in the EU bracket isn’t going to matter much, because they aren’t getting through regardless.

There’s one spot remaining for those eight teams, in a single elimination BO3. Realistically, there’s one spot for either Heroic or Vitality. Maybe BIG if they do that thing they do where they remember how to play every so often.

Still, there’s some fun to be had.

Watching Astralis lose is always funny, especially if it’s to Denmark’s 5th best team ECSTATIC — or their old teammates on Vitality. XANTARES has been in crazy form and might get a chance to rip his old teammates’ heads off on BIG.

Maybe TYLOO can bring some old-school chaos, but we won’t hold our breath. We would legitimately suffocate.

October 16, 2022

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