With the group stages rounding out to a close, let’s take a look back at the day’s action from the Paragon Challenger Series (PCS) invitational tournament.
Remember to check out all the action on Saturday on the PCS Twitch channel!
Synergy vs The Bro Down
A tense game from the outset, game 1 of the groups was Synergy versus TBD in a best of 1 series. Although Synergy had the game in control from almost the outset, TBD made many valiant attempts to upset the balance of power, some almost succeeding. The highlight of the game had to be NickEagle’s fantastic solo play versus 4 members of TBD, managing to prevent a successful Orb Prime capture and leading his team on to victory.
Synergy vs Carbon EU
The longest game of the group stages, Synergy faced off against Carbon EU in game 2 of group A. Both teams looked incredibly strong, both able to secure isolated targets efficiently, the game was in any team’s hands.
Carbon EU vs The Bro Down
Another game that hung in the balance, Carbon EU versus The Bro Down squared up to round out the group A games. A gruelling 37 minutes however was enough for Carbon EU to pull it together and take the win over TBD. Sadly, this means that TBD is pushed out of the ranks, leaving Carbon EU and Synergy to progress to the finals, but once again – a tough bracket for TBD which was hard fought. Well played to all of group A!
Team America vs NEXUS
Team America bravely stepped into the fray after the Triggered Saltminers announced their withdrawal from the invitational, and with gusto they tackled team NEXUS. While the game may have ended up fairly one sided in the favour of much more experienced team NEXUS, Team America kept their heads held high and did their best to take the small victories as they came, unfortunately it just wasn’t enough to keep NEXUS at bay.
Team America vs Oxygen eSports
Once more into the breach for Team America going up against Oxygen eSports in game 2 of group B. Team Oxygen eSports have dominated the EU scene for a fair while and despite the best efforts of Team America, the boys behind the masks looked composed and ready for the challenges ahead. Oxygen eSports did take the series with a clean win, sealing Team America’s fate, unfortunately leaving them unable to qualify. Well played to both teams!
Oxygen eSports vs NEXUS
With Team America having already lost 2 games, both Oxygen eSports and team NEXUS were guaranteed to qualify, the only thing left to decide was which team gets the top seed for the semi-finals.
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