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Recently formed PUBG organization, TOP eSports successfully finished their run at PUBG Mobile Club Open with lifting the trophy and earning $180,000. On their way to the title, they showed excellent performance and outstanding game.

Prelims Stage

During Premils Stage, TOP eSports didn’t have the best possible results. Moreover, they had 104 points less than Purple Mood E-Sport who topped the group in the Prelims Stage. TOP eSports finished as the fourth team, but it was enough for them to secure a spot in Grand Finals where they were competing with other teams who directly qualified for Grand Finals.

Throughout 12 rounds in Prelims Stage, TOP eSports didn’t win a single time. They finished second twice and as the third time three times. On the other side, X-Quest F and Purple Mood E-Sport both dominated the field with four wins, but PME ended above XQF with two points more. Team Queso qualified for Grand Finals as the third team, and All Rejection Gaming joined mentioned teams as the fifth team with 185 points.

Grand Finals

It seemed like an additional four rounds in Grand Final really made a difference for Spring Split Global Finals champions. They performed decently in the first 12 rounds as they were second and forth three times. But their battle for title started in the last four rounds when they came out victorious two times. Additionally, they finished as third in Round 14 and as 5th in the last round. With all said, TOP eSports won Grand Finals with 20 points more than runner ups XQF.

Interestingly, Bigetron Esports were the winners of three different rounds but ended this event only in 5th place. This again shows us how cruel Battle Royal Esports can be.

For Spring Split Global Finals champions, this was the second appearance and it basically means they won 50% of tournaments they attended, which is a great percentage. Of course, the odds for them to keep this ratio are almost none. But, up to the next event, they can enjoy this title and $180,000 they took as a prize for the title.

One of the biggest PUBG tournaments has finished with FaZe Clan winning their second big title this year. They were the last team standing in Round 8 and last Round 18 which brought $180,000 to them.

The brutality of Battle Royal Games

GLL Grand Slam PUBG Classic showed us once again how brutal Royal Esports can be. In this case, it really feels like NaVi should’ve won this event as they were victorious in four rounds, more than any other team. Moreover, except NaVi and Athletico, no team managed to win more than two rounds. However, NaVi had so many early ends, hence it was hard for them to top the group and clinch the title. They finished two rounds with no kills, and six times they had 2 kills or less.

Therefore, it’s more important to be more consistent than to win the most rounds in the Battle Royal Games. Furthermore, NaVi wasn’t even the second-best team. They finished GLL Grand Slam PUBG Classic behind Athletico who had one victory less, but slightly better stats overall. In the end, they had only two points more than NaVi.

Path of FaZe Clan

At the beginning of the event, it didn’t look like mxey and co. could finish this event successfully. The winners of PUBG Europe League Phase 2 were struggling at the beginning as they hardly won fourth place two times. But, then, in Round 8, their rise has begun. From Round 8 to Round 11, they won two 2nd places and one 1st place. Round 14 was a disaster for them as they dropped out first with no kills. But in the last four rounds, FaZe stepped up as they won 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 1st place, which made them GLL Grand Slam PUBG Classic champions.

This is the second title for them this year and they will add $130,000 to their bank account. Team Liquid won fourth place, G2 Esports claimed 5th place, and all other teams finished far behind the big five.

Eight CS:GO teams are ready to kick off at Berlin 2019 Americas CS:GO Minor and start competing for only two spots at Berlin Major this year. Here, you can read more about the format and schedule of this event.

Format

Berlin 2019 Americas Minor is only one of four Minors that are kind of qualification tournaments for upcoming Major in Berlin. Eight teams are going to take part in Americas Minor. Six of them are coming from the North American region, and the rest are South American teams.

They will be separated into two different GSL groups. There, they will play for four spots in Play-offs. The best two teams from each group will proceed further. The Play-offs have Double-Elimination Bracket, which gives two chances to each team.

There are many valuable things on the line in Berlin 2019 Americas Minor. First of all, the prize pool for this event is going to be $50,000, which of winner takes $30,000. The runner-up will earn $15,000, and the third team will win $5,000. As you can see the other teams won’t earn a single cent. However, the bigger motive for teams are seeds in New Challenger Stage of Major in Berlin. The best two teams will go directly to the Major, whereas the third one will have to play one additional, Play-In event.

Schedule

This Minor will kick off on July 17th. The first two matches will start off at 10:00 CEST. The next two matches will follow up at 11:15 CEST. NRG and FURIA will have an opportunity to open the Berlin 2019 Americas Minor against One and INTZ. The following two matches are going to be Team Singularity vs Sharks and eUnited vs Luminosity Gaming.

At the moment, we know about four stream channels in total that will broadcast games from this event. Two of them are in English, and the other two are in Russian.

The best North American team, Team Liquid managed to achieve something extraordinary. They won the fourth big event in a row to clinch Intel Grand Slam prize and earn $1,000,000. They ended their run at ESL One Cologne 2019 with a triumph over Vitality in the Grand Final.

Dominant display prior to the Grand Final

Although Team Liquid didn’t top their group in the most smooth manner, they still managed to do it without big problems. In the first round, they had to play all 30 rounds to beat underdogs MVP PK, but North Americans avoided an upset. In the following round, they were a little bit lucky as Natus Vincere threw the game away because of the bizarre mistake of their best player, s1mple. Anyway, they bested NaVi after three maps (22-19, 14-16, 16-8). In the final round of Upper Bracket, Intel Grand Slam winners outlasted NRG Esports (16-12, 22-20) to advance to Semi-final.

In the Semi-finals, Liquid again faced NaVi. Three maps that were chosen were the same as three maps from their meeting in the Group Stage. However, this time, there was no need to play the third map as Liquid finished the job much earlier. They defeated Natus Vincere on Dust 2 and Overpass with an identical score (16-12).

Team Liquid clinched Intel Grand Slam

In the Grand Final, Team Liquid encountered the strongest upcoming team, Team Vitality. Although we saw four maps, Liquid beat Vitality in a pretty convincing manner. They crushed them on Overpass (16-6), Inferno (16-10) and Mirage (16-7), but lost on Dust 2 (19-17). As the aggregate score was 3-1 in Liquid’s favor, the North Americans won ESL One Cologne and Intel Grand Slam. Hence, they became only the second team that claimed IGS $1,000,000 prize alongside Astralis. However, Liquid accomplished this for only 63 days, which puts even more weight to their success. Unlike other prize money, this money is not going to be sent to the organization but directly to players. Therefore, each player will get $200,000. So, the list of the best earning CS:GO players will need some adjustments.

Good Game League 2019 is one of three CS:GO events that are going to be played July 13-14th. Thanks to its decent prize pool (€100,000 EUR), it attracted some very good teams such as G2, Virtus.pro, HellRaisers and so on.

Format and technical information

As said, Good Game League 2019 is going to be played from July 13th to July 14th. It will take the place in Poznan, Poland at Stadion Miejski w Poznaniu. Teams will split €100,000 EUR among themselves, and the winner of the event will get half of the prize money. The rest of the prize money is going to be distributed in the following way:

  • 2nd place: € 20,000
  • 3rd-4th place: € 8,000
  • 5th-6th place: € 4,000
  • 7th-8th place: € 3,000

As you can see, there are going to be eight teams competing in two GSL groups. The initial and winners matches are Best-of-1 and all remaining matches are Best-of-3. The best two teams from each group advance further to Semi-finals. At the moment, we still don’t have any information about broadcast, but it looks like there is not going to be any Twitch channel in English.

Expectations

The teams that are going to take part in this event are G2 Esports, GamerLegion, HellRaisers, Virtus.pro, Winstrike Team, Tricked Esports, Aristocracy, and Epsilon Esports.

Undoubtedly, the clear favorites for clinching this title are G2 Esports. The Frenchmen led by shox and kennyS surprised everyone at ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals where they had a chance to play in front of the French crowd. They reached the Grand Final but failed to make the last step to the title as Team Liquid defeated them. In addition to that, G2 Esports had some very decent results at these kinds of events where there are no best teams. They played Semi-finals at Charleroi Esports and DreamHack Open Tours, as well as Quarter-finals of DH Masters Dallas.

Nevertheless, there are many other teams that are capable of performing at a high level as well. All these teams except Epsilon Esports had at least one good result this year. Therefore, we are going to see a big battle in Poznan at Good Game League 2019.

Ubisoft Minor, DreamHack Valencia 2019 ended with Rogue clinching the title in a very dominant fashion. The American team defeated Looking For Org in Grand Final 2-0 to win their first title this year.

Group Stage

In the Group Stage, Rogue faced Natus Vincere in the first round. Rogue successfully opened the match on Consulate (7-5), but NaVi bounced back on Villa (7-4). The final leg took place on Kafe Dostoyevsky where Rogue had a convincing result on Defending side. Later on, they crushed NaVi with scoreline 7-3. In the following round, Rogue cruised over LFO on Coastline (7-4) and Clubhouse (8-6). Hence, they joined 7 other teams in Play-offs.

From their group (Group B), the second team that advanced further was eventual runner-up, Looking For Org. Chaos Esports Club topped Group A, followed by PENTA, Team SoloMid ended as the first team in Group C with Team Reciprocity just below them, and FaZe Clan and Team Vitality were on top in Group D.

Play-offs

In Play-offs, Rogue lost the map only in the Quarter-finals. There, they faced Team Reciprocity. The match kicked off on Coastline where Reciprocity dismantled Rogue (7-2). However, DreamHack Valencia 2019 champions managed to come back on Kafe Dostoyevsky (7-5) and Clubhouse (8-6) although they had to dig very deep. In the Semi-final, Rogue didn’t drop a map against Chaos Esports Club, but Chaos made them work really hard to proceed to Grand Final. In the end, Rogue prevailed on Kafe Dostoyevsky (8-7) and Consulate (8-6) to book another meeting with Looking For Org.

In the match for 3rd place, FaZe Clan bested Chaos Esports Club (8-6, 7-3) to take $8,000 home. In the Grand Final of DreamHack Valencia, we saw relatively easy victory on the first map, Bank for Rogue (7-4). However, the second leg was much more intense and Rogue managed to remain the last team standing to secure the triumph and the very first title this year. In addition to that, they will take $30,000 home.