G2 and mousesports qualify for the Krakow Major on day three of the offline qualifier
G2 Esports and mousesports became the first Challengers for the upcoming Krakow Major from July 16 to July 23 earlier today. Their 3-0 records at the offline qualifier this weekend earned them the first two spots of the eight total Challengers for the LAN event later this month.
Mouz waged a comeback against Penta to keep them in their Cobblestone match, which later ended by a slight margin in their favor, 16-14, after a tight round 30. Robin “ropz” Kool dropped 35 kills with a 115.6 average damage per round and a 54.3 headshot percentage in his team’s win. G2 Esports’ match on Nuke against FlipSid3 Tactics ended at 16-13 after a few hiccups from the G2 side that almost saw F3 force overtime.
In the lower elimination matches, Team Dignitas ended Tengri’s run at the qualifier with a 16-7 win on Mirage, while Renegades also surprised OpTic Gaming on Mirage 16-10. OpTic and Tengri have been eliminated from Krakow Major contention due to their 0-3 records at the offline qualifier.
Today’s middle matches had several different results, from Team Liquid’s demoralizing 16-2 Train win over HellRaisers, to BIG’s 16-9 Cache win against Immortals. Cloud9 beat GODSENT 16-11 on Train, and Vega Squadron had a shocking 16-10 win on Inferno against TyLoo.
The matchups and times for tomorrow’s matches are listed below in local Bucharest time (UTC +2) and in Eastern Daylight Time. The type of match is also specified for both teams’ places in the swiss format, which involves pairing teams with the same records.
10am UTC +2 (3am ET) – Penta Sports vs. Vega Squadron (2-1 high match)
11:30am UTC +2 (4:30am ET) – TyLoo vs. HellRaisers (1-2 low match)
1:00am UTC +2 (6am ET) — Team Dignitas vs. Renegades (1-2 low match)
2:30am UTC +2 (7:30am ET) – GODSENT vs. Immortals (1-2 low match)
4am UTC +2 (9:00am ET) – Cloud9 vs. FlipSid3 Tactics (2-1 high match)
5:30am UTC +2 (10:30am ET) – BIG vs. Team Liquid (2-1 high match)
7am UTC +2 (12pm ET) – TBD (2-2 decider match)
8:30am UTC +2 (1:30pm ET) – TBD (2-2 decider match)
9am UTC +2 (3pm ET) – TBD (2-2 decider match)
The conclusion of tomorrow’s matches at the offline qualifier will determine the final six Challenger teams en route to the Krakow Major later this month.