Na’Vi and Renegades finalize the EPL Season 8 Finals playoff bracket

Team Liquid and Mousesports await them in the quarterfinals tomorrow.

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Natus Vincere and Renegades are the final two teams to survive the group stage at the ESL Pro League Season Eight Finals.

On the final day of the group stage, Na’Vi and Renegades completed losers bracket runs to take the last two spots in the championship bracket. Na’Vi took down Sharks Esports and Ghost Gaming today in their trek to the playoffs. Renegades, on the other hand, fought tooth and nail to reach the next stage of the event by defeating ViCi Gaming, BIG, and G2 Esports over the course of the last couple days.

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Both group deciders went to three maps, but Na’Vi barely avoiding elimination was the main storyline of today. After winning map one Inferno 16-11 vs. the CIS powerhouse, Ghost managed to pull off a solid CT side comeback late in the game from 15-11 to 15-15, thanks to huge plays from in-game leader Josh “steel” Nissan. Despite the North Americans’ efforts, Na’Vi won in overtime on Train and later steamrolled them in the map decider, Mirage. Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev also dropped 40 kills on Train.

Group A

Winners match

Astralis vs. Team Liquid

  • Astralis won Inferno 16-12
  • Astralis won Nuke 16-8

Decider match

Renegades vs. G2 Esports

  • G2 won Overpass 16-10
  • Renegades won Train 16-13
  • Renegades won Cache 16-8

Group B

Winners match

MIBR vs. Mousesports

  • MIBR won Train 16-14
  • MIBR won Inferno 16-6

Losers matches

Natus Vincere vs. Sharks Esports

  • Na’Vi won Nuke 16-9
  • Na’Vi won Dust II 16-3

Ghost Gaming vs. NRG Esports

  • NRG won Inferno 16-14
  • Ghost won Cache 16-11
  • Ghost won Mirage 16-14

Decider match

Natus Vincere vs. Ghost Gaming

  • Ghost won Inferno 16-11
  • Na’Vi won Train 19-16
  • Na’Vi won Mirage 16-6

The quarterfinals of the EPL Season Eight Finals begin tomorrow, with Renegades vs. Mousesports being played at 9am CT and Team Liquid vs. Natus Vincere going down right after at 12:50pm CT.