Last nights win over London Lynx saw the eDen esports side progress in to the lower bracket final, where a confident Enclave team were waiting for them. The Enclave side had made most of their journey through the upper bracket, before being beaten by the second seeded CeX side in a two to zero series.
Up to that point, the eDen side had a much more rocky route through the brackets. After leaving the groups in second position, they had to play both CeX teams one after the other. Being successful against the disappointing CeX side, they fell foul to the less disappointing CeX side seeing them drop to the lower bracket in the second round.
As their eventual fellow [...]
The upper bracket final took place between Team CeX, a team who had not dropped a single map by this point in the tournament, and Enclave Gaming, the tournament first seed who had numerous run-ins with London Lynx on their path through both the groups and the upper bracket.
Map one, de_inferno, had been played by both teams through the event. CeX had nothing but success so far, and hence were cool, calm and collected heading in to the game. For the Enclave side, the memory of their loss to London Lynx on the map was likely still in the forefront of their minds.
They went on to make many similar mistakes to those that they had made earlier in the day, losing out players [...]
Last night’s group stage finished off with the down on their luck London Lynx side taking on the hot favourites Enclave Gaming. The matchup saw the Lynx team push Enclave all the way on de_cbble, stopping just short of the win and taking away a tie and an extra point in the groups.
Following the first round matches in the elimination bracket, where the Lynx side dropped the surprise Opulent side and Enclave overcame the Madison Ivy side, the teams found themselves head to head once again.
The first map, de_inferno, kicked off with Lynx on the CT side. An initial pistol round loss saw Enclave with an early lead, but they were swiftly put straight on to the back [...]
With the group stage now over, the elimination stage of epic 22 is due to begin. The first round of best of threes in the upper bracket will take place tonight. Following that, the games will resume tomorrow morning at 10am.
Due to the way that the group stage unfolded, the first round of games in the upper bracket should contain some exciting matches. The unseeded Opulent side will take on the Lynx in their first game, which will potentially an on-form non-seeded team against a less than polished London Lynx. However, on the flip side, it could be the best thing for the Lynx side, as had Opulent not been so successful, they could have found themselves up against tougher [...]