Groups A and B are finished as we see Ninjas in Pyjamas and Anexis going through to the play-offs. Nostalgie, TCM-Gaming, VeryGames and logiX will fight for survival in the second group stage.
A big question mark hanged over the heads of VeryGames who did not look to be in shape after a tie with ALTERNATE, and the match against Anexis only came to confirm such doubts.
Playing on de_dust2_se, Anexis were onto a good start as they won the pistol round and both anti-eco rounds afterwards. The match seemed as a direct way to hell for the French-Belgian team as the Danes started adding more and more rounds in their favor.
In the 9th round, VeryGames managed to add one round to the scoreboard, although it did little to the momentum of Anexis, who picked all of the remaining rounds on the Terrorist side.
After switching sides, Kevin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans and his team-mates found some energy to win the second pistol round with both anti-ecos. Both gunrounds afterwards fit the Danes well since they finished off the match with a very confident 16-4 score and secured a spot in the quarter-finals.
de_dust2_se is a map of surprise at the Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational. The French community took another hit after Nostalgie lost to TCM-Gaming 16-9, which sent Imaginary packing, being last in the three-way tie with a -2 round difference.
The last match of the first two groups saw two German teams battling it out for the spot in the second group stage. de_mirage_csgo seemed to fit logiX better than ALTERNATE, which gave the former the upper hand. That guaranteed logiX a spot in the second group stage to join Nostalgia, TCM-Gaming and VeryGames.
Stay tuned to HLTV.org as the so-called "Group of Death" with ESC, Natus Vincere, n!faculty and TeamCRG is about to begin alongside Group D with Lemondogs, 3DMAX, e-Sports.rs and LDLC.com.