The second-to-last week of ESEA MDL Season 30 has come to a close, with FURIA continuing to rack up wins following their return from IEM Katowice and Luminosity suffering a number of surprise losses.
Just eight matches played out over the past week, with Luminosity participating in five of them. Only one win went the way of the Brazilians out of the matches they played, with Henrique "HEN1" Teles helping to snatch away a 16-14 win on Overpass against Denial. A 13-16 loss to Spacestation marked one of Luminosity's narrow losses this week, with their remaining matches seeing them fall 4-16 to FURIA, 8-16 to iNTACT, and most surprisingly, 16-19 to The Fundamentals.
Luminosity wasn't the only Brazilian squad that The Fundamentals took on, with FURIA initially taking a 16-8 win at the start of the week against them. Despite their strong performance against Luminosity, The Fundamentals were completely dismantled by oNe the following day, with Victor "iDk" Torraca powering his team to the only 16-0 win of the season thus far.
Just one final week of matches remain before the ESEA MDL Season 30 playoffs commence, with the top teams in the leaderboard all but assured a spot. The last week will see FURIA fight for the top seed as they look to go flawless in the season, while the teams who hover in the middle of the table look to win their remaining matches and sneak a spot in the playoffs.
Some notable matchups that will likely affect the standings of playoffs teams are:
|FURIA vs. MASSIVEimpact||Mar. 11th||9PM EDT|
|iNTACT vs. Infamous||Mar. 11th||10PM EDT|
|FURIA vs. oNe||Mar. 12th||8PM EDT|
|Mythic vs. MASSIVEimpact||Mar. 13th||9PM EDT|
|FURIA vs. Final Feature||Mar. 13th||9PM EDT|
|Luminosity vs. oNe||Mar. 14th||9PM EDT|
The complete standings heading into the final week of play are as follows:
|Bad News Bears||10||8||2||+77||24|
|Forty Six and 2||12||3||9||-86||9|
|Fragging for Andy||17||3||14||-135||9|
|Old Guys Club||9||2||7||-60||6|