First day of ECS Season 6 Open Qualifier #2 complete
The second ECS Season 6 open qualifier has kicked off, with the bracket narrowing down to the round of four. Oddly, this qualifier did not feature Swole Patrol, who were knocked out of the quarter-finals in the previous open bracket.
Most matchups went as expected, with MDL teams and MDL mixes making their way to the best-of-three rounds. When the bracket reached the round-of-16, a bloodbath ensued with multiple MDL teams and mixes being eliminated.
MDL playoffs contender Vireo.pro fell to lmfaooo, a mix featuring Austin "RenZ" Dickman and Ian "motm" Hardy, 16-9 on Mirage. Vault, one of MDL's newest teams, fell to ETHEREAL, who were using Test Takers' David "Toy" Han, 16-13 on Cache. Finally, ex-Velocity were taken down by Fam143 on Mirage.
While only in Main currently, CLG Red were also notably eliminated in the best-of-16 by cantwinalan. The female team put up a decent fight but were unable to reach double-digits, losing on Nuke 16-9 to the BlackOut mix.
The quarterfinal matchups that will play out tonight are:
The quarterfinals will play out later tonight at 6PM EDT, with four matches being played in a best-of-three. The semifinals will play out shortly afterwards, which will narrow the qualifier to its last two teams.
The two teams will then proceed to the ECS Season 6 Challenger Cup, where they will meet compLexity (and probably oNe), as well as Bravado and Gorilla Gang, who qualified from the last open qualifier.