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MIBR, EG, Liquid & Sharks qualify through the group stage of ESL Pro League S10 - Americas

Aditya Singh Rawat
20th Oct, 2019

Cover Image Courtesy: MIBR | Thumbnail Image Courtesy: Liquid - Damian Estrada

The Americas qualifier for ESL Pro League Season 10 came to an end today with Sharks being the final team to book a slot for themselves in the main event via the initial group stage. Joining the Brazilian squad will be three other teams, MIBR, Evil Geniuses, and Team Liquid, who have already qualified through the same from their respective groups.


Americas qualifier witnessed a total of sixteen teams participating in it, twelve teams from North America and four from Latin America.

Team
Region
Evil Geniuses
North America
Team Liquid
North America
MIBR
Brazil
Cloud9
North America
Renegades
North America
Complexity
North America
FURIA Esports
Brazil
Swole Patrol
North America
Team Envy
North America
ATK
North America
Team Singularity
North America
DETONA Gaming
Brazil
Isurus Gaming
Argentina
Infinity Esports
Colombia
Sharks Esports
Brazil

North American Groups

Out of the twelve teams participating from the NA region, seven of them were direct invites, two qualified through the S9 NA Relegation, one made it through the ESEA Premiership S31 #1, and two teams were directly invited.

All these teams were then divided into three groups of four teams each. Every group followed a best-of-three, round-robin format, with the top-scoring team from each group qualifying for the main event to be held in Cologne later this year.

Group - A
Team
Score
Round Difference
MIBR
2-1
+24
FURIA Esports
2-1
+18
Team Envy
2-1
0
Swole Patrol
0-3
-42

Group - A witnessed MIBR fight their hometown rivals FURIA along with Team Envy and Swole Patrol, the new Brazilian squad were able to defeat the American duo but failed to win their derby match against FURIA.

Luckily Envy was able to defeat Furia and MIBR was able to clinch that first place on the leaderboard by a difference of just six rounds.

Group - B
Team
Score
Round Difference
Evil Geniuses
3-0
+18
Complexity Gaming 
2-1
-4
eUnited
1-2
-7
Cloud9
0-3
-7

Group - B observed EG defeat all the other teams in its group, but the way they won their matches was not completely satisfying. They dropped a round each against eUnited and Complexity Gaming before swiping Cloud9 out of the qualifier.

Despite going a ‘3-0’ in the group stage and qualifying for the main event, EG still has to work hard as the competition only gets harder.

Group - C
Team
Score
Round Difference
Team Liquid
3-0
+50
Renegades
2-1
+18
ATK
1-2
-40
Team Singularity
0-3
-28

Group - C had Team Liquid written all over it but again the NA giants could not go undefeated, dropping a game against Team Singularity who were the bottom dwellers of the group.

Liquid played really well and didn’t take much stress throughout, sticking to the basics and giving us all that peek into their aggressive playstyle. They were the most dominant team amongst the four that qualified for the main stage, finishing with a round difference of +50.

Latin American Group


Group - D
Team
Score
Round Difference
Sharks Esports
3-0
+31
DETONA Esports
2-1
+12
Isurus Gaming
1-2
-13
Infinity Esports
0-3
-30

The final team to qualify through the group stage was Sharks Esports. Group - D comprising of all the Latin American teams was not all that competitive with every match going ‘2-0’ in the favour of the winning team.

Sharks did well for themselves taking down all of the other competitors without breaking a sweat, qualifying for the main stage where the real test begins.


With this, the first stage of the Americas qualifier comes to an end as MIBR, Evil Geniuses, Team Liquid, and Sharks Esports make their way to the 600,000 USD main event to be held in Cologne from 3rd - 8th December.

The second and final group stage of the Americas qualifier will begin from 13th November onwards with two more teams making their way through to the main event.



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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO editor at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.

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