Cloud9 and Outsiders advance to ESL Pro League Season 17 playoffs
Cloud9 and Outsiders secured two consecutive victories in Group A at ESL Pro League Season 17, which guaranteed their participation in the event's playoffs. In the upper bracket semi-final Vladislav "nafany" Gorshkov's roster defeated G2 (16:6 on Vertigo and 16:12 on Inferno), while the reigning Major champion bested fnatic (16:14 on Inferno and 16:12 on Vertigo).
Also, the second matchday in Group A saw confrontation between the teams that were off to an unsuccessful start in the event. Both games ended with a 2:0 scoreline: MIBR got the best of IHC (16:12 on Inferno and 16:14 on Anubis), while Eternal Fire came out on top of Evil Geniuses (16:6 on Anubis and 16:14 on Overpass).
The next Group A matches are scheduled for tomorrow, February 24, when the strongest will be determined in the following pairings of rivals: G2 – MIBR and fnatic – Eternal Fire. On Saturday, February 25, IHC and Evil Geniuses will face off in an elimination match, and Sunday will see the upper bracket final between Cloud9 and Outsiders, the winner of which will move on directly to the quarterfinals.
The current Group A bracket looks as follows:
The full schedule, up-to-date results and live broadcast of ESL Pro League Season 17 can be found on the tournament page on our website via this link.