Movistar Riders, Players, Team Liquid Qualify Through 'Group-C'


ESL Pro League Season 15: Movistar, Players, Liquid Qualify Through ‘Group-C’

Here are the next three CS:GO teams that have qualified for the playoffs.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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The 'Group-C' of ESL Pro League Season 15 concluded yesterday with Movistar Riders, Players (Gambit Esports), and Team Liquid qualifying into the playoffs.
Movistar Riders will be starting directly from the quarterfinals as they stood first in 'Group-C' while the other two teams will be starting from the 'Round of 12'.
Despite starting off strong Team Liquid has just managed to qualify into the playoffs by standing third in 'Group-C' with a '3-2' scoreline.

The ESL Pro League Season 15 kicked off on 9th March with its group stage and has now reached the end of its third week of competitive play. So far, nine out of the 12 teams set to qualify for the playoffs have successfully booked their slots with Movistar Riders, Players (Gambit Esports), and Team Liquid being the latest teams to qualify through ‘Group-C’.

While Movistar Riders was at its dominant best throughout the entirety of the group stage by finishing with a '5-0' scoreline, Players and Team Liquid faced defeats to end with ‘4-1’ and ‘3-2’ scorelines respectively. As a result, Movistar Riders has managed to directly qualify for the quarterfinals of the playoffs following its flawless streak and has attained the top spot in 'Group-C' while the other two teams will start their knockout journey from the 'Round of 12'.

Movistar Riders, Players, and Team Liquid qualify into the playoffs of ESL Pro League Season 15

The third instalment of three CS:GO teams has successfully qualified for the playoffs of ESL Pro League Season 15 through ‘Group-C’, joining the six other teams that have already qualified from the previous two groups.

In total 12 teams will be going up against each other in the playoffs to crown a new champion that will be walking away with $175,000 USD (INR 1,33,46,690) in prize money along with 1300 ESL Pro Tour (EPT) points and 2800 BLAST Premier points.

Movistar Riders

The Spanish esports organization has impressed everyone with its flawless run through ‘Group-C’ of ESL Pro League Season 15, defeating powerhouses like Team Liquid, Players, and BIG to go undefeated into the next stage of the tournament.

Though most of its matches ended with a ‘2-1’ scoreline, Movistar always made sure to cross the finish line without dropping the series. The team’s only ‘2-0’ sweep came against the German team BIG, but it looks really solid at the moment and could potentially lead to more upsets in the playoffs.

Statement by IGL of Movistar Riders

Team Liquid

Despite a strong start, the North American favourites after leading the points table in the first two days, dropped down to the third spot by the end of the group stage. The team played some good Counter-Strike but was not able to win against Movistar Riders and Players, two of the strongest teams in its group.

Team Liquid will have to put on a strong performance in the playoffs because the competition will only grow stronger from here on out. It will be interesting to see how far they are able to go in this tournament.

Players (Gambit Esports)

Playing under an anonymous banner, Players managed to put up a good fight in ‘Group-C’ of the tournament, dropping just one match against Movistar Riders and winning all others to finish with four wins under its belt.

Players won nine out of the 12 maps that it played in total, putting on a good show unlike Outsiders ( who failed to make it past the group stage after a disappointing ‘2-3’ performance.

The ‘Group D’ matches are all set to begin this week, taking place from 30th March to 3rd April, and shall feature teams like Natus Vincere, Heroic, Astralis, Complexity Gaming, Evil Geniuses (EG), and AGO.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer 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.