Lemondogs have been sent packing right in the first stage of the tournament after losing their third group match, against 3DMAX.
The Swedish team had lost their first two group matches, against e-Sports.rs and LDLC.com, and required a victory against 3DMAX in order to go through to the tournament's second group stage.
de_nuke_ve had been the official map of Group D, with only one match not having been played on this map, and once again it was picked to stage this game, between two sides who had failed to live up to expectations.
3DMAX got off on the Counter Terrorist side in the first half and were simply far too hot to handle, running out 13-2 victors as the teams switched sides. After the break, the Slovakian team took the pistol round and then the two that followed to comfortly secure a 16-2 victory.
In the other Group D match, LDLC.com eased past e-Sports.rs 16-2, also on de_nuke_ve, to secure the top spot in the group and a place in the playoffs, which will be played on Sunday.