It may prove difficult to top yesterday’s tightly-fought games in the Eurocup 10K, but the remaining six teams will still be trying their hardest to secure the $4,000 first prize.
Today will see the remainder of the bracket played out, with the remaining teams playing six series from 4pm BST on Lethamyr’s Twitch channel. Oxygen Esports had a shocking day one, losing to Dignitas and FC Barcelona in quick succession; Monkeys (Tree of a Kind can’t stick to one name these days) couldn’t complete the reverse sweep against the Vodafone Giants.
In the upper bracket, mousesports and Vitality’s match went to game seven overtime, which mousesports won in 42 seconds. On the other side, Team BDS, who had just swept FC Barcelona, carried their momentum into their game against Dignitas. The recently promoted RLCS roster won 4-1, which leaves us with the following opening matchups today:
Winners’ Final – mousesports vs Team BDS
While doing my research for this game, I was surprised that these two teams have never faced each other before. The closest they got was when ARG, the team that BDS signed, faced the old mousesports roster in the DHPC Leipzig qualifiers last year. At face value, mouz are the obvious favourites. But with BDS taking down three RLCS teams in as many matches, I would be mindful of the French roster.
Losers’ Round 2 – Dignitas vs Vodafone Giants
The Giants do not have the best record against the RLCS Season 5 winning org. They bested Dignitas 3-1 in round one of the Spring Series before getting beaten 3-1 in the round of four the next day. More recently, Dignitas swept them in the FUSION qualifiers, beating the French roster in all three playlists. You should expect Dignitas to win this series, especially since the Giants have won just four of the eleven games they’ve played so far.
Losers’ Round 2 – Renault Vitality vs FC Barcelona
On the last five occasions these teams have met, only once has Barcelona taken the win overall, a 3-0 sweep in RLCS Season 8 League Play. On their day, Barcelona are capable of claiming any victory; but since they are trying out Moroccan prodigy itachi in this event, this game will be an uphill battle.
Later in the evening, you can expect to see the winner of those losers’ bracket games face each other. The loser of the mouz vs BDS game will face the winner of that game, then the winner of that will face the winner of the mouz vs BDS game in the grand final.