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The second day of action at the FACEIT London Major has concluded with some familiar names on the brink of elimination.
North and Virtus Pro are the biggest teams with 0-2 records going into day two of the Major, alongside others like Renegades and Space Soldiers. SS has an exceptional excuse for not doing well, since they have to play with coach Canpolat “hardstyle” Tildiran instead of Engin “ngiN” Kor due to visa issues.
VP almost took down Danish powerhouse OpTic Gaming on Mirage, but they couldn’t close it out despite winning both pistol rounds. OpTic’s Danish counterpart, North, almost pulled off a comeback vs. CIS-region underdog Team Spirit on Nuke, but they couldn’t close the gap entirely before round 30.
On the better side of Danish CS, Astralis pulled through and went 2-0 today by defeating North American hopefuls compLexity Gaming and Rogue Gaming. Rogue almost upset the “best team in the world,” but they came up short after choking an 11-5 lead. Astralis’ Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz finished the second day of the Major with the highest HLTV 2.0 rating at an average 1.70.
Swiss Format Round 2
- Astralis won Inferno 16-4 vs. compLexity Gaming
- Ninjas in Pyjamas won Train 16-12 vs. TyLoo
- Vega Squadron won Train 19-16 vs. BIG
- Team Liquid won Inferno 16-9 vs. HellRaisers
- Astralis won Inferno 16-13 vs. Rogue Gaming
- Gambit Esports won Train 16-10 vs. Renegades
- Team Spirit won Nuke 16-13 vs. North
- OpTic Gaming won Mirage 16-13 vs. Virtus Pro
- compLexity Gaming won Inferno 16-11 vs. Space Soldiers
Day three of competition at FACEIT London will kick off tomorrow morning at 4am CT with the 2-0 matches, which will determine the first two teams to advance to the New Legend stage.