ESL One Fall Bootcamp Edition 2021 Stage 1 has come to a close. It has not only paved the way for eight teams moving head but also made room for four teams to make a less than stellar exit.
Creepwave, Team Liquid, Thunder Predator and SG Esports are the four casualties as the competition moves on to Stage 2; The Playoffs!
Group A: Virtus Pro leads the pack
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The CIS Juggernauts, Virtus Pro, has made a dream start to their Fall event going undefeated in the group-stage and winning all their games convincingly.
Occupying second place is Tundra Esports whose only loss came against VP.
Both these teams start in the Upper Bracket while the other two teams, namely, Team Spirit and T1, start in the lower bracket for placing 3rd and 4th respectively.
Although it was assumed that Creepwave will crash out given their relative inexperience, it was Thunder Predator's elimination that surprised the most. Many were expecting them to perform well especially with a former TI winner in Clinton "Fear" Loomis leading the helm as their coach.
Group B: Beastcoast off to a good start
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The beasts within Beastcoast has finally seemed to emerge from its slumber as it occupies the pole position in Group B although they had to fight hard for it.
Managing to beat a "jet lagged" LGD and winning their regional battle against SG Esports, BC has been able to only secure a tie in their remaining series.
Occupying second place is PSG.LGD as they had a rough start to their series against Beastcoast but then switched gears and went rampant albeit with a stand-in.
Regardless, BC and LGD start in the Upper Bracket while Alliance and Team Empire start off in the lower bracket for placing 3rd and 4th respectively.
Biggest disappointment is Team Liquid and SG Esports' elimination as they performed below expectations.
The playoffs commence tomorrow, i.e., September 26th, with the lower bracket bout followed the upper bracket.