Vitality, ENCE, Evil Geniuses, and MOUZ on brink of elimination from PGL Stockholm Major

Vitality, ENCE, Evil Geniuses, and FURIA/MOUZ are the 4 CS:GO groups with a 0-2 document on the PGL Stockholm Main Legends Stage following in the present day’s opening and second rounds. These 4 must win three consecutive best-of-three sequence beginning tomorrow to keep away from elimination.

The most important shock within the record is Vitality, residence of the two-time finest participant on the planet Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut and veterans Dan “apEX” Madesclaire and Richard “shox” Papillon. The No. 1 CS:GO crew in France are at the moment the third-best squad on the planet, in keeping with HLTV’s ranking, and had first rate outcomes previous to the Main, similar to a runner-up end at ESL Professional League season 14 and a third-place in IEM Fall Europe, which granted them the Legend standing within the Main.

Vitality misplaced a nail-biting 16-14 match to Virtus Professional within the opening spherical and had been despatched to the 0-2 pool by the palms of Heroic, who defeated them 16-12. It’s not embarrassing in any respect to lose to those groups and so they’ll seemingly face weaker opponents transferring ahead, however the query is whether or not Vitality can have the psychological fortitude to tug themselves out of this gap like Astralis did within the Challengers Stage.

Thus far, it’s not wanting good. Shox and apEX weren’t inspiring confidence, which might make the kids Kévin “misutaaa” Rabier and Jayson “Kyojin” Nguyen—who barely have LAN expertise—crumble underneath the stress. ZywOo averaged only a 0.97 ranking in the present day, far past his requirements, and he’ll must do much more tomorrow to extend Vitality’s probabilities of surviving within the Main.

ENCE being 0-2 is considerably of a shock as a result of they certified to the Legends Stage with a 3-1 document and had been enjoying properly as of late. The worldwide crew had been outplayed by Gambit and Group Liquid in in the present day’s matches, although. Evil Geniuses had been already thought of a heavy favourite to bomb out of the event regardless of their Legends standing, so it’s not a shock they had been demolished by FaZe and Copenhagen Flames.

As for MOUZ, they may have been eradicated within the Challengers Stage and should not enjoying their finest CS in the meanwhile. They had been unfortunate to face Ninjas in Pyjamas within the opening spherical, however had been innocent towards FURIA, a crew that’s arguably on the identical stage as them. The squad rely an excessive amount of on Robin “ropz” Kool and David “frozen” Čerňanský’s particular person capabilities, and it’s clear they’re not more than a darkish horse at this level.

The elimination best-of-three matches will probably be MOUZ vs. ENCE and Vitality vs. Evil Geniuses. You’ll be able to keep updated with the PGL Stockholm Main scores, standings, and schedule here. | Vitality, ENCE, Evil Geniuses, and MOUZ on brink of elimination from PGL Stockholm Main


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