16 of the region’s finest qualify for PCS2 Europe Grand Finals
The PCS2 Europe Group Stage came to a dramatic conclusion on the weekend, here’s what happens next…
24 has now become 16.
That’s right, after six days of high-intensity PUBG esports action, we finally have our PCS2 Europe Grand Finalists. The rosters battled bravely through the Group Stage, and have now earnt the right to compete for the lion’s share of the PCS2 Europe Grand Final’s $200,000 USD prize pot.
Things are about to get interesting!
How did the Group Stage go down?
Fans were treated to an exciting opening weekend of action at the Group Stage, with PCS Europe Charity Showdown champions Northern Lights leading the pack after three days – trailed by Team Liquid, FaZe Clan and Tornado Energy. It was a weekend of high drama, as rosters desperately scrambled to make their mark among the region’s best.
An unusual circle saw mayhem on Miramar, as the Sosnovka Island bridge hosted one of the most frantic battles of the tournament so far.
New rivalries were born as BetterLuckNxTime and Tornado Energy found themselves clashing time and time again.
And we witnessed some world class PUBG esports from Natus Vincere new boy Vladyslav ‘Orange’ Ostroushko who took this impressive frag, armed with only a machete.
We enjoyed more of the same in the second weekend, the tensions rose as the tournament went on and the stakes naturally got higher and higher.
The big boys didn’t get it all their own way, we saw some surprises on Day 4 as Digital Athletics hurt FaZe Clan early on.
In one of the most memorable moments of the weekend, Istanbul Wildcats’ Barran Baybars ‘rup7ure’ Yilmaz showed off some seriously impressive moves to secure this one punch frag.
But the highlight of the second weekend has to be Natus Vincere’s emphatic display on Day 6. The roster were in irresistible form, picking up 4 (that’s right 4!) wins in a row – firing out a serious message to the other 23 teams.
4 in a row is absolutely outrageous ! ! ! 🍗🍗🍗🍗— PUBG Esports (@PUBGEsports) August 16, 2020
A stunning performance from @natusvincere on the final day of the #PCS2Europe Group Stage, what a statement they've made.
Who's looking forward to the Grand Finals? pic.twitter.com/YLmTFixYYT
This is how the leaderboard looked at the end of the PCS2 Europe Group Stage. FaZe Clan finished the weekend as top dogs, with Natus Vincere and Team Liquid taking second and third position.
It was towards the other end of the table where the drama unfolded, as rosters went toe-to-toe to claim those final qualifying places. ADEPTS and Istanbul Wildcats grabbed the last two spots, with Digital Athletics, Entropiq and Redline narrowly missing out.
And there you have it, our top 16 teams who have qualified for the #PCS2Europe Grand Finals!— PUBG Esports (@PUBGEsports) August 16, 2020
We'll be back on Saturday 29 August, with all the action live on Twitch.
See you then!https://t.co/2crVimkmFu pic.twitter.com/JkMBqBuPgL
So what happens next?
Next up we’ll have the PCS2 Europe Grand Finals, kicking off on Saturday August 29 from 19:00 CEST. A full run down of the Grand Finals schedule can be found below:
- • August 29-30 – Matches from 19:00 CEST
- • September 5-6 – Matches from 19:00 CEST
- • September 12-13 – Matches from 19:00 CEST
See you there!