lower-bracket round 2
Today the two remaining matches in the lower-bracket round two take place. Complexity and FunPlus Phoenix were eliminated from the tournament yesterday.
Game 1: Sprout vs. BIG
Tomorrow the two German top teams Sprout and BIG will meet in the second round of the lower-bracket. Due to the fact that BIG participates almost exclusively in international tournaments, the last meeting was already a few months ago. At the ESL Championship in January Sprout surprisingly won the final match. While BIG won against Complexity on the first matchday, Sprout had to admit defeat against Heroic. In the upper-bracket quarterfinals BIG Clan lost 0:2 to mousesports, while Sprout surprisingly won the lower bracket against FaZe, who were eliminated from the tournament. Between Sprout and BIG, the odds clearly favor the team around star player XANTARES.
Game 2: Anonymo vs. DBL PONEY
In the evening match of the lower-bracket round two the spectators can expect an exciting duel of two well playing Tier-2 teams in the current tournament. While Anonymo lost narrowly in the first round duel against NiP, DBL PONEY surprisingly won against Vitality. For the French full team, the upper-bracket run ended against Astralis in the quarterfinals. However, they were anything but without a chance in this duel as well. Anonymo was able to win against HYENAS in the lower-bracket. The odds between Anonymo and DBL PONEY are very even and rightly so. Both teams could surprise so far and win against favored teams.