The Extremesland CS:GO 2018 enters playoff stage after the 2nd and last day of the group stage comes to an end.
Middle Eastern NASR Esports, defending champions Flash Gaming, Malaysian team FrostFire and TNC Pro Team of the Philippines will complete the cast of the playoffs. They will join the top placers of their respective groups in the single elimination playoff bracket.
Dominance is still the story
Majority of the Elimination and Decider Matches ended up in clean 2-0’s with the exception of Group D where TNC and Executioners slugged out with the Filipino fraggers winning 2-1.
NASR, hailing all the way from United Arab Emirates showed how Middle East CS works after toppling D13 of Mongolia.
Beyond Esports suffered the same fate as D13 after bowing out against Flash Gaming. Interestingly, the Chinese Organization was grouped with fellow tournament favourites Chief Esports Club from Australia, making the rivalry an early one for the tournament.
Prior to the decider matches, an anomaly centred to Optic India surfaced after Nikhil "forsaken" Kumawat was caught using a cheating software in the middle of their series against Revolution that resulted to the disqualification of the Optic Gaming affiliate.
Even before the cheating incident, troubles had come the way of the tournament after Royal bandits Esports failed to make it to the LAN event due to visa issues.
Despite the fact that Revolution managed to win due to Optic’s disqualification, the Vietnamese group was unable to handle FrostFire in their decider series as the latter took care of them 2-0 that included a map 1 overtime nail biter.
The Extremesland CS:GO 2018 playoffs kick off tomorrow with the eight remaining teams fighting for the larger chunk of the $100000 prize pool and the bragging rights to be hailed as one of the continent’s finest fraggers.