This s1mple captain might want off the sinking ship

Elliott Griffiths
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HLTV's Striker wrote a long-form piece on the problems with the Round Robin format, and given how 4-6th in Group A in Europe came down to head-to-head with three teams finishing on 9 points, it's hard to argue he's wrong. Group B could have been just as disastrous.

But that doesn't mean we can't laugh at some people who should never have had to worry about that in the first place.

There's truly nothing more NaVi than being the only tier one team in your entire region's Road to Rio and somehow not making it out of groups, losing to , Syman Gaming and Hard Legion in the process. They won 2 of their 5 games, and s1mple was the highest rated player in the group stage. That's bonkers. This s1mple captain might want off of the sinking ship.

forZe missed out too in Group A, finishing 5th, only ahead of Unique, who are only Unique for their inability to win a game. At least, in CIS. c0ntact went full James Bond, losing all seven games for that sweet 007. You don't even need a licence to kill them.

  • fnatic were the #1 team in the world, but they're only #6 in Group A. At least NiP and weirdly, North, brought some Sweden into the playoffs.
  • Everyone keep laughing at ENCE. No Jamppi, no party.
  • Complexity and mousesports continued their online woes, with neither qualifying for the next stage. Even our grandparents are more online than this.
  • Evil Geniuses? More like Too-Nice Nitwits. They flopped, along with MiBR, to finish 7-8th in NA.
May 10, 2020

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