Well, now we at least know why it’s called Brazy Party (… wait for it)
The Quarter Finalists are ready with a few unexpected faces. Let’s give you the tl;dr on what happened in the groups:
Apeks topping Group A isn’t so surprising when you hear that Jkaem is playing like it’s 2015 and we’re in Cluj-Napoca. Taking down both Eternal Fire (meh) and OG (close but impressive) on their path and securing the spot in the playoffs.
Despite falling to Apeks, Degster and Co. will still make an appearance in the playoffs after besting Eternal Fire. OG are excused for this bumpy start since they had to play with coach ruggah because NEOFRAG was stuck in flight.
Group B is an odd one. Consisting of PAIN, 00Nation, BIG and Into The Breach you’d be forgiven for thinking that BIG would breeze right though any opponent.
Nope! They won 1 map. Guess Brazy Party wasn’t their one good event of the year. There’s always BLAST Fall Groups.
paiN ended second and Into The Breach topped the group through sheer grit and hard work. Hmm? What’s that? Oh, they only faced the Brazilians? Makes sense. Well… at least this serves as an excuse that their RMR run wasn’t a fluke. They’ll probably win both now.
Over in Group C we got SAW in the Playoffs. ENCE is out and we’re not really sure what else to say.
After once again barely missing out on the Major, SAW are seemingly trying to prove that they should’ve been there. If only they could have got these results at the RMR**.** They didn’t even get the easy game against GamerLegion.
Altekz was clearly the missing piece for Astralis and it leaves us wondering why they left it so late. Yes they lost to SAW but new rosters always have problems. This didn’t blow their confidence though as they were easily able to deal with the threat of ENCE in a 2-0 fashion. Keep up the good work Altekz!
Cloud9 and 9INE fought for the top spot of Group D in their BO3. Winning their own picks convincingly while the decider, Overpass, was an overtime affair. Ultimately it was Cloud9 who took the victory and solidified their spot as the best 9 team.
Following on from that 9INE faced Sprout who would win their own map pick before being dominated on the next two maps. 9INE is definitely a team on the rise and we wouldn’t be surprised to see a deep run at this Brazy Party.
Here are today’s match ups: