Team Brutality undergoes relegation at the ESL India Premiership - Summer 2019

Aditya Singh Rawat

25o, May, 2019

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As the first phase of the Masters League for the ongoing ESL India Premiership 2019 - Summer Season comes to an end, so does Team Brutality’s journey. Regarded as one of the stronger teams in India it was a shock to see them at the bottom of the points table which resulted in them getting relegated to the Challengers Cup for the second phase.

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The Ankit ‘V3nom’ Panth led squad failed to register a single victory in the first phase of the Masters League, landing at the very bottom of the points table with just one point to their name courtesy of a tie against Wings.

The bottom two teams in the Masters League at the end of every phase have to play a relegation match-up against the top two teams from the Challengers Cup. Because of this Team Brutality has to go up against Mammoth Gaming and after having lost to them, Brutality was relegated down to the Challengers Cup wheres Mammoth successfully took their position in the Masters League.

U Geist faced a similar relegation match against Iyati but was able to win the face-off and retain its position in the Masters Cup. Team Brutality will now be playing in the Challengers Cup in the second phase. Though the team can make a comeback in the Masters League in the next season, they will not be able to attend the Summer LAN finale.

Author’s Thoughts

Brutality has not been an over the top achiever but this time around their performance has surely seen quite the dip. Being amongst the most popular esports teams in India they have certainly not lived up to what was expected from them.

Getting relegated down to the Challengers Cup was a bit of a shock. Unable to manage a single victory speaks about the dynamic of the team at the moment.

Some of the loss results are astounding, as the team has failed to test the opposition multiple times this season.

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The team needs to identify the problems that they're facing and step up their game to carry themselves back to the Masters League in the next season.

What do you guys think, will Brutality be able to make it back to the Masters League or is the level of competition too much for them to handle?