The first day of the Manila Major main stage brought an end to four teams including the big name rivals Evil Geniuses and Team Secret. VGR and Team Empire knocked out the two teams respectively and the organizations go home much earlier than expected and the players are nothing short of disappointed.
On the other side of the lower bracket Complexity and Alliance keep their dreams alive and make it past the last Bo1’s in the tournament by beating out one of the favorites to win the major Wings, and the hometown Mineski respectively. Complexity will face Team Liquid who lost 2-0 to an MVP Phoenix team who showed some of the best teamwork and cohesion I have seen for quite some time. Alliance will face NàVi in an old “el classico” rematch that will surely be a series to watch. NàVi was knocked down into the lower bracket by OG who have been playing exceptionally well lately on the back of their 9k MMR mid player Miracle, and were able to beat NàVi in just two games.
For a recap of the group stage, click here.