The Manila Major EU Qualifiers standings for day 2 are in. No Diggity, Ad Finem, Team Empire and Vega Squadron have advanced into the playoffs. The double elimination brackets will kick off tomorrow May 5th, at 11:00 CEST.
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The Manila Major EU Qualifiers standings are in after a long and eventful day has concluded for the day 2 group stage. The four regional teams that will advance have emerged.
No Diggity, Ad Finem, Team Empire and Vega Squadron have all progressed to the playoff stage of the event.
A tie breaker match was required between Ad Finem and Vega Squadron to determine the seeding. In a heavily one sided best-of-one match Ad Finem easily took the first place seed for the group and knocked the CIS team to second place.
No Diggity led the pack in their own group as well as the region coming in with 6 wins. Their first and only losses were served to them today by Kaipi who took the entire series. No Diggity made their debut performance in the EPICENTER Moscow EU qualifiers where they clinched the qualifier spot.
Team Empire rebounded from their woeful start yesterday. Giving fans the performances and results they were expecting to see, the CIS team climbed the rungs with winning all of their matches today. Their complete overhaul of a roster has yielded impressive results in such a short time.
Ad Finem have been a stable team and roster since early December and have continued to make headway in their success and name taking several second and third place finishes.
After a bit of a slump, the Vega Squadron made their first roster changes since before TI5 at the end of March. Pavel “9Pasha” Hvastunov was replaced by Rostislav “fn” Lozovoi in the carry role.
The matches resume on May 5th, at 11:00 CEST, and are expected to be intense as the teams continue their quest towards the second stage of the qualifiers – the double elimination brackets.
Manila Major EU Qualifiers standings day 2
Manila Major EU Qualifiers standings day 2 Group A
No Diggity continued to remain in the first position of their group. After sweeping through Power Rangers 2:0 they dropped their first match – and series against Kaipi.
Team Empire had risen up to the occasion and through the group to go from last place to second place and into the playoffs. The CIS team swept through Polarity and then as the last series of the day, they swept through Power Rangers to secure themselves their place. An incredible comeback in positions after a disappointing first day.
Kaipi took their only series of the day 2:0 against No Diggity, serving the SynderN and company their first and only losses. Their success wasn’t enough to grant them a spot in the playoffs after Team Empires rebound.
Power Rangers slipped into fourth place after their loss of the series against No Diggity and then Team Empire.
Polarity ended up in last place after losing their only series in the day – with only two wins from yesterday.
Manila Major EU Qualifiers standings day 2 Group B
Vega was sitting at the top of their group yesterday and throughout the day today. At the end of the day in one of the last matches, they were upset by Rebels, who snatched the series away from them 2:0 and ended up in a tie with Ad Finem.
Ad Finem started out the day splitting their series with Rebels and then Vega. With their first win in the series against Virtus.Pro, they eliminated Rebels and tied Vega Squadron with five points each. Their second match resulted in a split, putting them even with Vega Squadron with five points.
Ad Finem overwhelmed Vega Squadron in the tie breaker match, where they crushed the CIS team and sent them to the second position in the group. With Ad Finem’s victory they have taken the first seed and place in the group.
Rebels split their series with Ad Finem and then swept through Vega Squadron 2:0. Their victory wasn’t enough to secure them into the playoffs but it kept Vega Squadron at five points, allowing for Ad Finem to tie them for the first place seed.
Virtus.Pro took their series against Team Spirit and then split the series against Ad Finem.
Team Spirit slipped from third to last place today losing all of their games against Vega and Virtus.Pro.
Manila Major EU Qualifiers format
- The ten teams have been divided into two Round Robin groups of five.
- Top two teams will advance to a double elimination bracket.
- Round robin first place teams will face the second place from the other group
- Grand Final is Best-of-five.
- The first place team from the Manila Major EU Qualifiers will advance to the main event in Manila, Philippines.
Manila Major EU Qualifiers schedule
Thursday, May 5th
- 11:00 CEST – No Diggity vs Vega Squadron
- 14:30 CEST –Ad Finem vs. Team Empire
- 18:00 CEST –Loser Upper Brackets 1 vs. Loser Upper Brackets 2
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