NaVi looking hot, Closing Dance composed a dream – PGL Major Antwerp Update
Two groups already secured Playoffs at PGL Major Antwerp 2022. Natus Vincere and Group Spirit had been the predominant two groups to set aside a clean 3-0 in Legends and salvage favorable Playoffs seeds. At some level of the next 48-hours some other six groups will take part, and a plump EU lineup appears to be like extra then probably.
Let’s grab a stumble on at what is earlier than us and what to rely on because the Legends stage comes to a shut.
CIS and EU grab the cake
Bar two exceptions, your entire lineup ideal in Antwerp is European/CIS groups. If Furia or Imperial drop within the next 48hours, we are going to be left with an all European lineup advance Playoffs. North The usa, Asia and Oceania all misplaced representatives early in Challengers. Handiest Group Liquid remained keeping the banner for NA unless ideal night time.
We’re on the moment loyal down to simply two groups no longer from the Europe gargantuan jam composed combating for Playoffs. Every are from South The usa.
Closing Dance alive as Imperial composed stands
Imperial is having a tough bustle on the Major, but space up to composed cease alive within the competition. Their bustle is probably about to advance to an cease as they meet Cloud9 (ex-Gambit) in a enact or die duel to advance into eliminations. Supreme fortune may perchance additionally very successfully be on their facet on the least, as Cloud9 will more than probably be under performing, having misplaced to FaZe and NiP in consecutive duels.
A doable bear in opposition to C9 only guarantees an even more durable elimination match day after lately. I composed belive within the Closing Dance, and so must composed you.
Group Liquid bows out rapidly
Group Liquid had been the one standing team from North The usa on the Legends Stage, with Complexity Gaming eliminated in Challenger. The comeback kings of the Challenger Stage, didn’t space up to place any resistance forward into Legends, as they lose three consequtive matches to Mettlesome, Furia and Vitality.
Honestly, it was once a puny of a suprise after their solid exhibiting in opposition to Astralis (2-0), within the knockout of the Challenger Stage. Liquid winning and taking away Astralis was once a extensive jolt within the CS:GO sphere, as NA’s resurgence seemed nigh.
Alternatively, what we witnessed in legends was once completely disappointing. All four maps TL executed in Legends didn’t even attain the “tie” ballpark, no longer to claim had been in winning vary. Narratives received shattered early on, and we’re left without a North American groups within the Major. (Yes we’re no longer counting C9 as an NA team racy yet)
Playoffs looking stacked already
Natus Vincere are looking to defend their crown. Closing year, they received the PGL Stockholm Major without shedding a single scheme, following a double-beyond habitual time advance back on nuke in opposition to G2 esports as S1mple at ideal received his hands on the elusive well-known. They went a excellent 10-0 within the maps executed between the Legends Stage and playoffs en path to the trophy, which was once the predominant Major for all their avid gamers. That, on the opposite hand, was once seven months ago.
This year has to this level been a blended rating, as rigidity to raise a tournament continues to grow with daily day out. At IEM Katowice 2022, they misplaced to G2. At ESL Educated League S15, they misplaced to FaZe Clan. In some systems, NaVi bag develop into victims of their bear lofty ambitions. The leisure much less than a title bear or a finals bustle is considered a middling tournament or, even worse, a downhearted one.
Luckily they secured a clean Playoffs space with a 3-0 in Legends. Surprisingly, Spirit did the an identical, and the predominant two groups to lock Playoffs are both from the CIS jam.
The entire groups that may assemble it to Playoffs at PGL Stockholm 2021 are in contention for some other shot at glory. It appears to be like, groups that stumble on to consistently reinvent bag proven to be extra a hit than the others. That you may presumably additionally look the resolution of the Legends stage on the novel time and day after lately.
After that, both accidentally or assemble, NaVi may perchance additionally simply acquainted opponents from Katowice 2022 and ESL Educated League S15 or new ones altogether.