Our Counter-Strike team has booked a place in the IEM Oakland playoffs after finishing in third place in Group A, with three victories from five matches. Going into the tournament, the team knew that it would take a great performance to survive a tough group containing also the likes of Astralis, Natus Vincere and Team Liquid.
G2 off to a flying start in Oakland, beating Astralis 16-12 on Nuke, but then the team got a reality check as they were soundly beaten by Immortals on Cobblestone. Luckily, the players did not let that result get to them and bounced back in the next match with a convincing victory against TyLoo. A close defeat against Natus Vincere left everything open for the final round, where the team showed great fighting spirit as they beat Liquid in overtime after overcoming an 11-4 half-time deficit.
With this group stage finish, the team will move on to the quarter-finals at IEM Oakland, which will be played on Saturday at the iconic Oracle Arena. Below you can find the Group A standings: