Second playoff day at the CIS RMR events
While Gambit won yesterday as expected with 2:0 against K23, NAVI managed the revenge against Spirit. Today Gambit and Natus Vincere will meet in the upper-final. In the elimination match, Spirit and K23 will duel today, and the decisive match for the fifth place and the last RMR points will take place between Entropiq and forZe. With regard to the Major qualification an important duel.
Game 1: Entropiq vs. forZe - 1 p.m. (CET)
The two Russian Tier 2 teams are currently on the verge of joining the world's top teams, with Entropiq in particular being one of the positive surprises of the new year. In view of the odds, the team representing the Czech organization is the favorite in this duel. For both teams, a win in today's match is practically a must with a view to the Major. The loser of the duel will remain without points at the StarLadder and will fail to qualify.
Game 2: K23 vs. Spirit - 4 p.m. (CET)
K23 is the big surprise of the current event and against all expectations managed to advance to the playoffs in group B. Despite a very likely defeat in today's match, the Kazakhs around former Virtus.Pro player AdreN have built a strong foundation for a Major qualification. After the StarLadder, the team is likely in fourth place in the current RMR rankings and will play for two Major spots in the final event along with Virtus.Pro and the winner between Entropiq and forZe.
Game 3: Gambit vs. NAVI - 7 p.m. (CET)
In the evening match, it comes to the absolute top duel between Gambit and NAVI. However, the odds clearly favor Gambit. The current number 1 of the EsportFire World Ranking is unbeaten since 14 games and won three of the last four games with 2:0. Also the last direct duel a few days ago was won by Gambit in group A. Nevertheless, the spectators can expect an exciting match for the entry into the StarLadder final.