After a long day of matches, the round robin stage at LAN ETS has come to an end. The top three teams from each group have advanced to a double elimination, best of one bracket. The top team from each group was awarded a BYE.
Headlining Group A was Crucial Connexion
, last year's ETS runner-up. With a 4-0 record, Crucial Connexion was paired up with Vae Victis, another undefeated team. In an exciting match that drew a larger crowd, Vae Victis
took down Crucial Connexion for a solid 5-0 record and first place in the bracket. Crucial Connexion was close behind at 4-1, followed by Contra Force
Group B, the most difficult group in the tournament, featured Devastation
; three teams that are no strangers to LAN ETS. Devastation managed to take down powerMode on de_inferno with a 16-13 score and also topped CyberRevolution on de_nuke. Devastation finished at 5-0 and earned a first round BYE. powerMode trailed Devastation with a 4-1 record, while CyberRev pulled into the double elimination at 3-2. Team Dynamic
, last year's champs, cruised through most of Group C. A match against revised version of the old Check-Six CS:S line-up, playing as nrkGaming|Vae Victis
, turned out to be Dynamic's most difficult match. Regardless, Dynamic still finished on top at 5-0. Excluding the loss to Dynamic, nrkGaming was undefeated and claimed the second seed. Mentally Challenged
finished in third at 3-2.
The final Group saw Ubinited
and Trademark eSports
battling it out in the final round for the group's top seed. After a close first half, Trademark eSports pulled away in the second half for the match victory. Ubinited received the second seed. With a 3-2 record, Killing-Spree
slid in for the final seed.
Twelve teams have advanced to the double elimination bracket with the top four receiving BYEs. Matches are scheduled to begin Saturday evening.
Stay tuned to ESEA News for match updates. Also tune in to the Official LAN ETS Streams
for the exciting action! Related Coverage
: LAN ETS Melee, with match scores & team rosters Tournament Gallery Official LAN ETS Streams Double Elimination bracket NOTE
: There are some lower bracket incosistencies between the ESEA system and ETS' system. Lower Bracket - Round 2 is incorrect on the bracket. Instead, the following matches will be played: powerMode vs. Contra Force
nrkGaming | VAE VICTIS vs. Killing-Spree
Mentally Challenged and CyberRevolution are awaiting the results of two upper bracket matches to determine their lower bracket opponent.