Two weeks remain for the top eight teams to claim their place

MDL Season 27 Week 7 Recap

With playoffs just around the corner, the race for top eight is closer than ever.

The seventh week of ESEA's MDL has come to a close, putting the end of the season in sight. With a mere two weeks left to polish off the remaining matches, the competition is tighter than ever for teams that are looking to clinch a playoff slot at the last minute.

The week began with a strong showing from Joshua "steel" Nissan's Torqued, who claimed two victories on Tuesday to move back into first place. These victories assure the team a slot in the playoffs, but their top slot can still be compromised. 

Just below them are eUnited and Swole Patrol, the latter of whom swiftly dismantled Mask Off early in the week only to fall to Mythic in their next match. Despite splitting this week 1-1, Ryan "freakazoid" Abadir and co. have comfortably tucked themselves into third place just behind eUnited.

Not far behind are the ex-Iceberg crew, who began the season down 0-4 and have won their last ten matches straight to put themselves in playoff contention. They checked out a 16-9 victory over CheckSix on Tuesday, and brought their week to a close by saying "no" to No Tenemos Nada, shutting the Argentinians down 16-1. This puts ex-Iceberg just below eUnited and Swole Patrol in the standings, having played one more match than the other two squads. Their two remaining matches will see them take on Freedom 35 and Torqued.

Atmosphere boast an almost identical record to ex-Iceberg, although one of their two wins this week came at the hands of a forfeit from Garrett "Grt" Bambrough's Grizzlys.

Their other victory saw Jonathan "Jonji" Carey help crush his former team, RONIN, 16-4 on Overpass, moving Atmosphere into fifth place. With matches against eRa and Mask Off remaining, Atmosphere's chances to make the playoffs look promising — especially considering eRa's recent roster troubles.

Although matchups for next week are still unknown, here are some teams to keep an eye on in week 8 as they fight for playoff contention:

  • United States Mythic
  • United States Etherian
  • United States eRa
  • United States F1-racecar-PEEK
  • United States ex-Iceberg

These are the standings following the conclusion of week 7:

Team Matches Wins Losses RD Points
United States Torqued 14 11 3 +85 33
United States eUnited 13 10 3 +66 30
United States Swole Patrol 13 10 3 +35 30
United States ex-Iceberg 14 10 4 +50 30
Canada Atmosphere 14 10 4 +57 30
United States BlackOut 14 9 5 +25 27
United States RONIN 14 9 5 +23 27
F1-racecar-PEEK 15 9 6 +32 27
United States Etherian 12 8 4 +47 24
Grizzlys 11 7 4 -8 21
United States Mythic 13 7 6 +39 21
United States eRa 11 6 5 +27 18
United States Freedom 35 12 6 6 -2 18
United States Mask Off 12 6 6 -4 18
United States Most Wanted 13 6 7 +5 18
United States CheckSix 14 6 8 +3 18
Brazil Não Tem Como 11 5 6 +8 15
Canada subtLe 11 5 6 -14 15
United States h00liGaNz 15 5 10 -19 15
United States AZIO 13 4 9 -17 12
Say No More 16 4 12 -123 12
No Tenemos Nada 13 3 10 -70 9
United States HWML 14 2 12 -82 6
United States Wise 16 1 15 -163 3

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