Underdog, Heads of the Pack Move Onto Semifinals
Turkey, Denmark, France and Argentina have pushed past the quarterfinals at The World Championships 2016 put on by E-Frag.net.
Three of the countries -- Turkey, Denmark and France -- were among the top teams through the group stages. Argentina, on the other hand, was an underdog that went 2-5 in the group stages and placed seventh.
Most series went to two maps, with the exception of the final series. Here are the stats from today:
Turkey 2-0 Tunisia
- TUR 16-4 TUN (Train)
- TUR 16-2 TUN (Cache)
France 2-0 Canada
- FRA 16-13 CAN (Dust II)
- FRA 16-0 CAN (Cache)
Denmark 2-0 Singapore
- DNK 16-3 SGP (Dust II)
- DNK 16-14 SGP (Mirage)
Argentina 2-1 Sweden
- ARG 19-17 SWE (Overpass)
- SWE 16-5 ARG (Mirage)
- ARG 19-16 SWE (Cache)
Turkey continued its undefeated streak as the team took it to nine wins. Tomorrow, Turkey will take on France, which has gone 6-3 so far this tournament. In an overwhelming performance, France steamrolled Canada with a 16-0 win on Cache to take the series.
Argentina versus Sweden was the most exciting match of the day; two maps went to overtime, as Argentina showed its on Cache drive to overcome a round deficit. Sweden was slightly favored on the desk, but Argentina’s teamwork reigned supreme.
Tunisia, Canada, Singapore and Sweden placed in the fifth to eighth bracket, which awards each team $2,500. Tomorrow, Turkey will take on France and Denmark will take on Argentina in the semifinals. The finals will be later tomorrow, after the semifinals conclude.
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