The Premier Qualifiers have come and gone, all teams from North America and Europe have now stamped their tickets to Valencia! While only one spot in Europe was open this weekend, there were plenty of match ups that would help decide seeding heading into the Summer Premier.
Heading into the final week, GankStars were the only team that had secured their spot in Europe. Flash Point still had a shot at DreamHack. If they could win their double header against both Gankstars and District69, they would force a tiebreaker against District69. A long shot, but a chance nonetheless.
This chance would fizzle quickly, As Gankstars won both sets of their double header, sending District69 to Dreamhack after defeating Flash Point. However, it wouldn’t be fair I didn’t mention how well Flash Point played during both their sets. They looked like a completely new team!
Flash Point would go on to play a best of 1 tiebreaker for last seed against WASD Sports. Despite how well they played throughout the day, WASD would take the Win and the third place spot in the premiere qualifiers.
The Final Standings for Europe
WASD Sports: 1W-5L
Flash Point: 1W-5L
North America was more decided heading into it’s final weekend. There was only seeding left to be decided.
Team Cryptik would kick off the day against Denial. I expected these teams to let off the gas since they had both already qualified. Instead both continued to fight tooth and nail! Team Cryptik would take the set and continue on through Swarm to finish the Premier Qualifiers with a perfect 6-0 record.
Dare Rising and Swarm played the final set of the day. Dare Rising would try to get themselves on the board, and they got close, but would eventually fall short to Swarm.
The Final Standings for North America
Team Cryptik: 6W-0L
Dare Rising: 0W-6L
Keep an eye out! More details surrounding the Summer Premier at Dreamhack Valencia will be released later this week!