There are exactly two weeks remaining in the Group Stage in European Quake League 9
. Let's review how are the top clans doing at this moment and which future matches can change the final standings in Division 1 before the Playoff.
Clan Malfunction (28 pts, 0 games left)
Druidz (27 pts, 2 games left)
the Viper Squad (24 pts, 4 games left)
Slackers (21 pts, 5 games left)
Oblivion (16 pts, 4 games left)
Bear Beer Balalaika (15 pts, 7 games left)
That's the top six teams at the moment which have decent chance making it into playoffs where the top
eight four eigth
teams will fight.Update: Rules mentioned 4 teams only before, but were updated today
Even if Clan Malfunction
mazer) have the first spot right now, they have already played all their games, lost quite a few maps, and other teams will play lots of their games in following two weeks. So which teams pose a threat to their first place?
reppie), they only need to play their two remaining matches and two points for participation is enough to end above CMF. The Viper Squad
Xantom), the Finnish clan that rules QuakeWorld 4on4 for quite some time now, with one of the best Swedish teamplayers filling the fourth slot they are an ultimalte challenge to every other team in division 1.
They haven't lost a single map in this tournament yet so one of their remaining matches - against
Slackers will be a real thriller. Slackers
zero) have only lost one map against
Druidz and another one against
CMF, but with six unplayed matches, they have very good potential to move from the fourth place and end somewhere among the top three and their matches will most probably get the most attention by the observers in the following days. Oblivion
ok98) are the only clan from the top six which has more lost maps than won maps on their account at the moment. But in their four to-be-played matches they have a good chance to change this and it will be interesting to see how they handle it. Bear Beer Balalaika
xn) - last in our review, but with the biggest potential to move a couple of spots to the top in the following two weeks. They have already defeated
Clan Malfunction, and have six matches left.
Three of them are against clans
The Viper Squad.
These three matches together with the already mentioned
Slackers should get your attention if you want to see some top 4on4 games in following 2 weeks.
Have fun!EQL9 Division 1 Standings