The first group stage of MLG TKO

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The first group stage of MLG TKO finished yesterday.

The first group stage of MLG TKO finished yesterday. Despite the fact that two the most important matches have not been played yet, distribution of teams in the tournament is more or less clear. We know the names of 10 teams which will continue their fight in the second stage and will receive at least $ 1500.

Let's start with European division. Before the decisive week we had three obvious outsiders:
eu
Sigma,
ru
Virtus.Pro and Next.KZ. They had to play a mini-tournament against each other to identify one team which would have a chance to compete for survival. Alas, all three teams together played in a draw (1:1) between themselves, and thus left the fifth place for
by
Power Rangers.


Let’s turn our attention to five players of
ru
RoX.KIS: having started with three defeats, the team showed its best and finally took the fourth place after a winning series. Top-3 also includes
ru
Team Empire, Natus Vincere and
eu
Fnatic. Here, the final distribution of teams will depend on the last match between
ua
Natus Vincere and
ru
Empire. Theoretically, there is a chance to share the first-third places between these teams, if
ua
Na`Vi wins. Empire will fight to get another bonus point in the second group stage.


 

# Name W-L B P R
1
ru
Team Empire
0-0 1 1 S
1
eu
Fnatic
0-0 1 1 S
3
ua
Natus Vincere
0-0 0 0 T
3
ru
rox.KIS
0-0 0 0 T
3
by
Power Rangers
0-0 0 0 T

W-L are the wins and losses of the team in this stage only.
B are the bonus points that the team earned in the previous stage.
P are the total points in this stage, the sum of wins and bonus points.
R is the result of the team in this stage, if it remains in the same position. The result is either +3/+2/+1 for a top placement that grants bonus points for the next stage, S for survived, T for tied, or KO for being knocked out.


American division has one question left: who won the first group stage? Answer to this question we will know after the confrontation between

world
Cloud9 and
us
SAD BOYS. At the moment both teams have no defeats, but one of them has to lose.

us
Team Liquid confidently took the third place. After losing two matches to group leaders
us
Liquid left no chances to other teams. Americans “eHug” and Peruvians “
pe
For Sweet Revenge” closed the top five teams reaching the next round. Alas, but
us
Denial,
br
Swagenteiger and
us
PSST have to leave this tournament.


 

# Name W-L B P R
1
world
Cloud 9
0-0 2 2 S
1
us
S A D B O Y S
0-0 2 2 S
3
us
Team Liquid
0-0 1 1 S
4
us
eHug
0-0 0 0 KO!
4
pe
For Sweet Revenge
0-0 0 0 KO!

W-L are the wins and losses of the team in this stage only.
B are the bonus points that the team earned in the previous stage.
P are the total points in this stage, the sum of wins and bonus points.
R is the result of the team in this stage, if it remains in the same position. The result is either +3/+2/+1 for a top placement that grants bonus points for the next stage, S for survived, T for tied, or KO for being knocked out.


What can we expect at a later stage?

In the second stage, five teams will determine three best teams in each division in the round-robin tournament, and these teams will receive their guaranteed $ 4500. Other 4 teams will leave the tournament, having earned $ 1500 each.


American division has three obvious favorites:

world
Cloud9,
us
SAD BOYS and
us
Liquid. They, most likely, will continue their fighting in the next stages. Situation in European division is not so clear: both
ru
RoX.KIS and
by
Power Rangers are able to fray favorites’ nerves and surprise.

Matches of the second stage will begin very soon, and they will be accompanied by the comments of
ru
Dmitry 'LighTofHeaveN' Kupriyanov,
ua
Denis 'Hireling' Shubovsky and
ru
Aren 'VeRsuta' Zurabyan. Stay with us!

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