Insomnia63: Swiss group stage – half way point
We are now half way through the Swiss format group stage at Insomnia63. Three rounds of matches have been played with some high quality ties especially in the third round. The first round of matches were fairly routine and saw no upsets of note.
All the scores for round 1 are as follows:
Once again, round 2 saw results go as a betting man would predict. The most exciting match up came with Business 5 taking on Team monkaS. The business 5 squad (Kioshima, Boaster, Surreal, Kryptix and CRUC1AL) were pushed close by Team monkaS containing UK up and comer Leaf but ultimately edged out the match 16:13. CeX also beat Rasta 16-8 to maintain their unbeaten record.
All the scores for round 2 are as follows:
As the teams are separated by the Swiss format, we got some more competitive match-ups in round 3. Business 5 didn’t look phased by their shaky round 2 performance pulling out a 16-2 win over CeX. Fnatic Academy also had a close match on Train against Fierce Esports edging out the match 16-13. We also got to see our first overtime of the tournament with Peritus beating KillerInstincts 22-18. Mogadishu Firing Squad, Mint and Oblivion were awarded forfeit wins in this round. The teams undefeated to this point are Fnatic Academy, Cat345, Business 5, Devious, Endpoint and Team Unique.
All the scores for round 3 are as follows:
We will release another update today once the group stage has concluded so keep an eye out for it to stay up to date with the action at i63! However the UK Masters Twitter account has released the standings.
…And whilst we're at this mid-point at the #UKM_CS Open, let us all take some time to briefly review the Swiss bracket standings at the end of Round Three.
Whilst four wins are required to confirm a spot in playoffs tomorrow, the remaining matches will be used for seeding. pic.twitter.com/Ksn0Ko15X9
— UK Masters (@UKMasters) August 24, 2018