The first day of the group stages continued at ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND 2018 with the Group-D match-up followed by the winners from the previous match-ups facing off against each other.
The team that wins both its match-ups will be qualifying for the playoffs today, itself. So, the teams will be giving it their best to make it to the playoffs as soon as possible.
After the OpTic India debacle against FrostFire took place, we witnessed B.O.O.T-d[S] go up against XCN in the Group-D face-off, where TNC were granted a bye to the winners round as Royal Bandits are out of the event due to visa issues.
The two went up against each other on Train where B.O.O.T-d[S] crushed XCN with the score of ‘16-4’. Another one-sided game came to an end with B.O.O.T-d[S] facing smooth sailings onto the winner's match-up against TNC.
Group - A
With this, we return back to Group-A where 5Power and NASR face-off on Mirage. A great fight was put up by NASR against the Chinese team 5Power who took the lead in the first half of the match and then maintained it right through the end.
Although NASR was not able to establish themselves as a threat for 5Power they did put up a fierce fight and tried till the very end to grab as many rounds as they could before going down with a score of ‘16-11’.
5Power move on to the playoffs from Group-A with another slot still up for grabs between the remaining three teams.
Group - B
In Group-B, Chiefs went up against Flash on Inferno and finally there was some intensity shown as both the teams started off on even footing, exchanging rounds to and fro for the first six rounds after which Chiefs shifted gears to take quite a lead with the scores at ‘9-6’.
It wasn’t until when Chiefs reached map point that Flash got fired up and treaded up a steep deficit to reach a score of ‘14-15’ but Chiefs somehow managed to win that clutch and escaped an embarrassing overtime taking the match with a score of ‘16-14'.
Chiefs and Flash finally put up a worthy match that provided some good CS action which witnessed Chiefs qualifying for the Playoffs.
Group - C
Group-C witnessed FrostFire take on MVP PK on Mirage. FrostFire brought forth their best game but it wasn’t enough to subdue the Korean powerhouse who fought back harder, outplaying their opponents with both mind and skill to win the engagement with the score of ‘16-10’.
MVP PK qualifies onto the playoffs with FrostFire now in contention for the second spot along with OpTic India and Revolution.
Group - D
The last match of the day was played between B.O.O.T-d[S] and TNC from Group-D on Mirage where TNC put up a good fight against B.O.O.T-d[S] and at a point even managed to draw the scores at ‘10-10’ before B.O.O.T-d[S] executing some great plays won five consecutive rounds to reach map point and shortly won the match as well with the score of ‘16-10’.
With this, B.O.O.T-d[S] move onto the playoffs while the remaining two teams need to battle it out for the last remaining spot from the group.
The action continues tomorrow which will be witnessing all the groups play out their Elimination Matches followed by the Decider Matches, all of the games will be a BO3 series.
So, stay tuned as we bring you all the latest updates on eXTREMESLAND 2018 while you enjoy the stream at https://gaming.youtube.com/afkgamingcounterstrike