OG Esports has somewhat surprisingly secured themselves the highest seed in Group B. The international roster remained undefeated during their run, as in-game leader Nemanja "nexa" Isakovic made his debut for the organization.
Coming into the event, OG was not considered the strongest team in the group. But as they managed to avoid facing Na'Vi, with the CIS squad being eliminated by the other teams in the group, OG stepped up to the occasion.
Despite only having practiced for a couple of days with the current five, their double victories against Astralis looked very convincing. On Inferno especially, OG overran the Danes on the offense, as nexa called a very loose T-side.
Na'Vi fall early
With Astralis claiming the second seed following their loss in the final, it was surprisingly MIBR that claimed the third place, condemning favorites to the fourth and last spot.
The reigning BLAST Premier champions lost their opening game against MIBR, with star player Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev reporting internet problems as a cause.
In the lower final, they pushed Astralis to overtime on Mirage, but thanks to an incredible performance from Benjamin "blameF" Bremer, the Danes knocked Na'Vi out of contention.
Too much mistakes for this game, ggwp @AstralisCS— Sasha (@s1mpleO) January 29, 2022
Still need to get in shape, 4th place not that bad if u still playing in tournament #navination
This means that s1mple and his men will have to run the longest gauntlet in the elimination stage next week if they want to secure a spot in the Spring Finals.