Earlier this week, five Brits under the banner of Fish123 set off for Kiev, to participate in the World Electronic Sports Games. To get there, the side won the UK, Ireland & Iceland qualifier, seeing them beat three teams from their home soil en route as well besting the Icelandic “WM-” side in the qualifier final. This in itself was no mean feat, with the mixed Fish side defeating most of the United Kingdom’s better sides to make it to the Kiev European & CIS qualifiers.
Upon starting their campaign in Kiev three days ago, the British side found themselves a man down from their original roster, with Sam “RattlesnK” Gawn out and Team CeX member Jake “Boaster” Howlett in. Game one saw a close encounter with the tournaments Belgian representatives “dd”, featuring the formidable Kévin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans as their helmsman. Despite the initial tie, overtime saw the match escape from the Brits, leaving them with a loss for the start of the day.
The second game in what would be considered a challenging group was against Team EnVyUs, a side littered with experience competition globally in some of the game’s most notorious tournaments. However, with that being said, they did not necessarily enter the game on top form and the Fish side presented them with some resistance. Ultimately, the game fell the way of the French, but with a 16-12 scoreline that is not something to be shrugged off.
The final two games of the event were less than successful, with heavy losses at the hands of both ALTERNATE aTTaX and Danish roster Astralis, leaving Fish123 with a group stage record of 0 – 4 and a missed opportunity to advance to the qualifier play-offs.
However, for the European & CIS WESG qualifier, the action continues, currently with GODSENT taking on Astralis in a tight best of three. Head over to the WESG twitch channel to catch all of the action.
Group Stage Results:
Fish123 15 – 19 dd
Fish123 12 – 16 EnVyUs
Fish123 4 – 16 Astralis
Fish123 6 – 16 ALTERNATE aTTaX