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Monstars, Kansas City Pioneers, Ascent headline second ECS Pinnacle Cup qualifier quarterfinalists
A handful of upsets saw a number of notable names sent packing early on.
Written by: Nohte    August 18th 2019 1:15 am    #FACEIT #ECSS8 #PinnacleCup #KansasCityPioneers #Monstars #RUNnGUN #Kanpeki'sKawaiiKillers #Ascent #bigpizza #RBG #Orgless  

witmer and company will look to secure a spot in the ECS Season 8 Pinnacle Cup tomorrow

The first day of the second ECS Season 8 Pinnacle Cup qualifier has concluded, leaving eight teams standing as the qualifier moves into the best-of-three quarterfinals stage.

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A total of 53 teams participated in the second open qualifier, with a handful of notable names being sent packing early on in the bracket. The most noteworthy of those was LiViD, who fell 8-16 on Mirage to Kanpeki's Kawaii Killers in the round of 32. Rap Gang and ex-heX were also both sent packing by Kansas City Pioneers, while Big Frames were out-muscled by Ascent 14-16 on Dust2.

Monstars narrowly scraped a 16-13 win over Moscow Five Yankees in their own round of 32 matchup, a victory which they followed up by dismantling a Final Feature roster that bore a resemblance to the lineup in the previous qualifier, with the only change seeing 15-year-old Ethan "ReckMONSTER" Serrano replacing George "Powerzz" Yaede. Main Awp also returned from the first qualifier in a bid to secure a spot in the top eight, but found their run cut short by a RUNnGUN lineup that featured Jonathan "djay" Dallal in place of Brandon "YuZ" Cyr.

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Following the first day of play, the quarterfinal matchups look as follows:

us Kansas City Pioneers   vs.       us Monstars
ca RUNnGUN vs.  us Kanpeki's Kawaii Killers
us Ascent vs.  us bigpizza
ca RBG vs.  us Orgless

All four quarterfinal matchups will play out tomorrow at 2 PM EDT, with the winners advancing to the semifinals to play for two spots in the ECS Season 8 Pinnacle Cup. Two open qualifiers remain, offering teams four final spots in the Pinnacle Cup — dates and signup links for those events can be found on the Dust2.us Calendar.

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