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Divine, LiViD, Polar Ace, Ze Pug Godz advance to second ESL One Rio qualifier semifinals
A number of smaller squads managed to find their way into the top four this time around.
Written by: Mnmzzz    February 5th 2020 8:50 am    #ESLOneRio #Divine #LiViD #PolarAce #ZePugGodz #neptune #LILMAN #JoshRT #Prospects #NewEnglandWhalers #ANDROID #Asuna'sAnimeAimers #Asuna #Rampage #Monstars #Mythic #Station7  

Replacing LILMAN with neptune seems to have given Ze Pug Godz the boost they needed

Day one of the second qualifier for ESL One Rio 2020 has concluded, seeing MDL squads Divine and LiViD joined by Advanced side Polar Ace and mixteam Ze Pug Godz.

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Compared to the first qualifier, round one saw no major upsets as the majority of the higher-seeded teams made it through to the next round without much trouble.

In the second round the first major upsets took place as Ze Pug Godz, using Jason "neptune" Tran in place of Derrick "LILMAN" Boyne from their previous outing, secured a narrow 16-12 win over Pujan "FNS" Mehta's Orgless. Elsewhere in the bracket Josh "JoshRT" Lee's Prospects also claimed a 16-12 win against MDL squad Thunder Logic.

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The third round of the qualifier saw Ze Pug Godz continue their upset run as Bradley "ANDORID" Fodor led the way for his team to win Inferno 16-10 over number one seed New England Whalers. Additionally, Prospects also managed to fight on with a 16-12 win over Asuna's Anime Aimers, albeit with Ramal "Rampage" Silva standing in for Peter "Asuna" Mazuryk.

In the fourth round, Prospects' run was finally put to an end as Ze Pug Godz crushed the team 16-3 on Mirage.

Americas Minor North America Open Qualifier 2 - ESL One Rio 2020
Best of one map
Prospects
3 - 16
Ze Pug Godz
de_mirage 3 - 16 de_mirage

In a far closer affair, Polar Ace claimed their spot in the semifinals with a 16-12 win against Monstars.

Americas Minor North America Open Qualifier 2 - ESL One Rio 2020
Best of one map
ex-iNTACT
14 - 16
Polar Ace
de_inferno 14 - 16 de_inferno

Finally, LiViD and Divine claimed the last two spots with 16-7 wins over Mythic and Station 7, respectively.

Americas Minor North America Open Qualifier 2 - ESL One Rio 2020
Best of one map
LiViD
16 - 7
Mythic
de_train 16 - 7 de_train

Americas Minor North America Open Qualifier 2 - ESL One Rio 2020
Best of one map
Divine
16 - 7
Station7
de_mirage 16 - 7 de_mirage

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Today's matches are as follows:

us Ze Pug Godz  vs.   us Divine 6 PM EST
ca LiViD vs.   ca Polar Ace 9 PM EST

The full bracket is available here.

The winners of today's matches will join Envy and Rugratz from the first open qualifier in the ESL One Rio 2020 North America Closed Qualifier. Teams who were unsuccessful this time around still have two chances to qualify, with dates and links to the remaining qualifiers on the Dust2.us Calendar.

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#1 006_tv
2020-02-05 14:29
Orgless out that early dang
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