Last round of the Base Groups was finished yesterday, the play off stage will start this Sunday with Quarterfinals being played.Base Groups ResultsPlay Off Tree
Two exciting matches were played in the last round of the Base Groups...
Sweden vs. Norway
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This match was to decide who ends first and who ends second in the Group B and Norway performed great in this group so far, so this match got lots of attention. In first round e1m2 Norwegians tried to disrupt Swedish defense at Yellow armor, however smooth moves of
bps didn't allow Norway take control of this area despite some nice Quad runs by
In the half of the second round - dm3 -
Norway was leading by 30 frags but the third pentagram went for Sweden together with the Quad Damage and caused a quick exchange of control over the Red Armor area and due to this Norway entered the fight for following Quad too late. Later
rikoll, the only Norwegian player equipped with Rocket Launcher while he was sneaking out of lifts. This and fourth Pentagram going for Sweden gave total control over the map for the last five minutes to Sweden and so they won the whole match 2:0. Russia vs. Poland
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Both teams had 8 points before this match so this was the decider for the second place in the Group A.
It turned out to be quite a close match, Poland surprised with good performance in cmt3, but Russia felt a little more safe in here . they've already played this map in this tournament.
Quads in the second round - dm3 - were divided equally between the teams, however good Red Armor control lead to Russia scoring twice as much frags in the end.
The other two matches -
Hungary - resulted in walk-overs (the only two walk-overs in this tournament), and didn't change the standings in the groups anyhow.
Final standings in the groups:Group A
Finland - 16 points
Russia - 12 points
Poland - 8 points
Germany - 4 points
Czech Republic - 0 pointsGroup B
Sweden - 15 points
Norway - 10 points
Netherlands - 10 points
Denmark - 4 points
Hungary - 1 pointPlay Off Tree