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.