First Round Summary & Stats
4th of July destroys Outside the System
One of the heavy favorites to the title of this season of the Major, faced off against a revamped team of Outside the System, with many new faces joining in the team such as Ravex, Snake and _Jimenez. In the first half, 4th of July, even though they were on top of the game and forcing the Italian team to defend, were only able to score 2 goals in the last minutes of the half. However, in the second half, it turned into a massacre, with the Turkish team scoring 11 goals against only 1 from Outside the System, giving them their first victory with a smashing result. The MVP for this match is Rosenberg with 7 goals to start off his Major run.
IksZet defeat Barnys Gaming
IksZet coming from the Minor after defeating the title holders of the Major, there were many expectations for the team. In their first match, they were faced against the 2nd place of the American League, Barnys Gaming. The match was very disputed, with both teams showing some good plays, however it was IksZet that managed to achieve victory after a few mistakes from the defense of the team from Argentina. The MVP for this match was Ludz with 3 assists and a solid defensive performance.
Paradox Gaming with their first victory against Rivals
Another favorite to the title, Paradox Gaming, were faced in the first round against the underdogs from Europe, Rivals. Coming from the Minor, with some great performances from Adakz and Treze, it was uncertain if they could keep the rhythm against the top teams in the world, and they were faced with a huge task. With small changes in both teams, like Gotzino entering Paradox Gaming starting five and Nhix filling in the shoes of Juszi in the European team, the game was on. The first half was very balanced, with the teams striking back and forth, however, in the second half with the duo of Meikee and Gotzino causing a lot of trouble to the team of Rivals defense, Paradox Gaming were able to secure the victory, giving them their first 3 points. The MVP for this match is both Meeikee and Gotzino with 4 goals and 3 assists all together.
Eibar conquer the 3 points against x6tence
Eibar, the top 3 team from Turkey were faced against x6tence, the top 2 team from Poland. With many expectations for both teams, it was a hard match to predict a winner. Both teams came with some interesting strategies, with Eibar focusing a lot in the “boost” between SergioAguero and Impressive and x6tence trying to use the Rocket Shot to penetrate the Turkish team defense. In the end, it was the Turkish team that came out on top, with a very good performance from SergioAguero with 4 goals and 1 assist, making him the MVP of the match.
GENT surprise GeeK
A thrilling match between a Turkish and a European Team, most specifically Italy took place in the first round of the Major Group Stage. With both teams coming with amazing results from their respective leagues, and not many changes in the squads, it was expected we would see an amazing match, even though GeeK were the favorites. However, with back-to-back goals and after a few mistakes from the Italian team defense, it was GENT that were able to catch the 3 points, after a solid performance from Gearth with 2 goals and 1 assist, making him the MVP of this match.
ZETA defeat PuroHumo in a close match
In this match of Group C, we saw ZETA face off against PuroHumo, with the debut of Reeds for the Polish team and Replik and Esmuu for the Argentinian team. Even though PuroHumo scored one of the fastest goals in the tournament, ZETA replied instantly making a full sweep in the match. With back-to-back goals, but with ZETA always on top of the score, they were able to conquer the 3 points after a hard-fought battle. The MVP for this match, in his debut for the team, is Reeds with 4 goals and 2 assists.
Atalanta with the Victory versus Vila Nova
One of the most exciting matches in one of the most competitive groups, was Vila Nova from Turkey against Atalanta from Poland. With Atalanta coming with a flawless league performance, they had to be considered favorites. With Raquez stepping in for the Polish team, they were set to get their first 3 points, however, it would not be easy since they were faced against a very good team from Turkey. The match was very competitive in the first half, with the teams going back-to-back trying to get the victory, however, in the second half Atalanta secured the victory with a solid result, after an amazing performance from Venq that was able to stop Vila Nova’s attack, and Terkz that scored and helped his team scoring as well. The MVP for this match for the reasons explained above, are both Venq and Terkz.
Lobos Esports dominate Anesthetized
After the rebranding of the team previously known as Tuga Players, and a change in their main squad with Beto filling in the shoes of Martin, expectations were high for the team from Portugal. On the other side, with some great additions to their squad such as Levishz and the known players from South America such as SheetMC and Vietto12 playing for ANE, it was also expected for the mainly Argentinian team to put up a great fight. In the first half, with ANE scoring the opening goal, and after a sweep from Lobos, the match was on. However, in the second half, Lobos Esports completely dominated ANE, scoring 7 goals and securing their first victory. The MVP’s for this match are both Rage and Srcs with great performances offensively and defensively.
Team of the Week
DEF: Ludz, Srcs
ATK: Rosenberg, Reeds
[ADDED] Rvnge / Andry_
[LEFT] Ravex / Deformyzed
OUTSIDE THE SYSTEM:
[ADDED] Ravex / Snake / _Jimenez
[LEFT] Sagitter / SniperX
[ADDED] YANKESS / HandMade
[LEFT] Tomcio07 / Ritson
[ADDED] mehow / Raquez
[ADDED] Replik / Esmuu / Axs
4TH OF JULY:
[LEFT] Jese / Tay
[ADDED] Koscii / Arcturus
[ADDED] Jese / iRose