fnatic, Astana Dragons move on

fnatic and Astana Dragons are both through to the ESWC playoffs after finishing in the top two places in Group C.

After defeating AD on Saturday in what was the last match of the day, fnatic had one foot in the knockout stages as they knew that neither ALTERNATE nor ATE Gaming would be able to put up as much of a fight as the CIS-based side.

The Swedish giants arrived at the venue to take on ALTERNATE, the winner of the German ESWC qualifier, and it completely was a one-sided match, with the former Berzerk side suffering a 2-16 defeat. Andreas "MODDII" Fridh set the tone here, the former 1.6 star having scored 2.46 rating in the match. The final, group match, against the Indian side, ended with the same scoreline, meaning that fnatic top Group C.

fnatic looked very sharp in the group stage

The decision about which team would take the second place came down to the final group match between ALTERNATE and Astana Dragons, with the German side trailing by 5-10 at the break. In the second half ALTERNATE were able to cause a few upsets here and there, breaking through AD's defence on the B bombsite a couple of times, but the CIS-based side picked up the six rounds they needed to win the match and progress to the playoffs.

Group D, starring compLexity, Clan-Mystik, LGB eSports and ETERNiTY, will kick off at 14:30 . Stay tuned to HLTV.org for all the action.

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Russia brattt 
2013-11-01 12:35
Pretty expected I guess, no real competetion in that group.
2013-11-01 12:35
f0rest | 
Romania front48 
Group D was the only group that is not clear who gonna make through. col,cm and lgb are all of them verry good.
2013-11-01 12:40
Sweden maj0r 
That why my dreamteam for today had 4 fnatic-players . Group D so intense.
2013-11-01 12:45
Group A vs Group C ? NiP vs AD? Fnatic vs fm.toxic?
2013-11-01 12:47
So VG and AD both came second the their groups, I assume one of them will play NiP in the knockout stages?
2013-11-01 12:51
Lithuania alon9 
the playoff match-ups will be draw randomly with 4 high and 4 low seeds. The team from the same group cannot meet each other in qf
2013-11-01 12:55
Considering that AD is anti-NiP team and also cannot hurt VG, 2nd place is better.
2013-11-01 13:08
Ibra new scream haha :D
2013-11-01 13:23
indian scream xD
2013-11-01 15:53
Wow macha, 74.3% HS xD
2013-11-01 14:00
Well Played AteGaming #Respect _/\_
2013-11-01 14:48
AD = too g00d
2013-11-01 15:26
Bulgaria J4R 
Go fnatic baby <3
2013-11-01 15:38
markeloff +22..Signs of what is to come tomorrow..
2013-11-01 17:46
United Kingdom Alth 
jw best
2013-11-01 17:58
OMG look at the statstics iBRA's headshot % is much much higher then any of the others in the whole group o.O
2013-11-01 19:01
Portugal Cyborgy 
best player..hltv logic
2013-11-01 20:55
nice one ibra <3
2013-11-02 04:47
ATE played better than my expectation... and their stats not bad.. iBRA > fel1x :D
2013-11-02 07:24
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