PGL Summer Finals day one recap

The group stage of the Pro Gamers League Summer Finals has seen both attending European teams defeat local Chinese powerhouses TyLoo and VG.Cyberzen and advance to the grand final.

Slated for July 22-24 in the city of Wuhan, China, the PGL Summer 2016 Finals feature six Chinese teams and two European teams in attendance for a $100,000 prize pool.

The group stages of the event transpired yesterday (two groups of four teams in a round robin, best-of-one format) and it was both invited European teams, X and Epsilon, who topped their groups with 3-0 records with both teams scoring wins over local heavyweights VG.CyberZen and TYLOO respectively.

In addition, TyLoo tied an unexpected match against eFuture on Mirage and thus narrowly edged out of Group B by only one point.


Friis and Team X rolled over TyLoo in their semifinal match

The first semifinal of the event was thus between Group A winner X and Group B runner-up TYLOO, and it was a confident 2-0 victory for the Danish-Swedish team as Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer and Michael "Friis" Jørgensen managed to rout China's best team 16-10 on Mirage and 16-9 on Train.

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X
Denmark
Matchpage
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22nd July 2016
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Mirage
10
16
Train
9

 X K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 44 - 36 +8 102.4 1.42
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi 47 - 29 +18 88.1 1.39
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 39 - 31 +8 82.9 1.27
Denmark Michael 'Friis' JørgensenFriis 39 - 28 +11 79.2 1.24
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 34 - 37 -3 68.0 1.02
 TYLOO K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China Ke 'captainMo' LiucaptainMo 44 - 41 +3 90.4 1.18
China Hui 'DD' WuDD 33 - 42 -9 81.5 1.00
China YuLun 'Summer' CaiSummer 33 - 39 -6 71.0 0.92
China HaoWen 'somebody' Xusomebody 26 - 39 -13 54.1 0.74
China YuanZhang 'Attacker' ShengAttacker 25 - 44 -19 55.1 0.69

The second semifinal was meanwhile between Epsilon and VG.CyberZen and the Swedes quickly claimed Cache 16-4 (VG.CyberZen's map pick) with William "draken" Sundin leading the way for his team.

 


tb's VG.CyberZen took a map off Epsilon in their semifinal

Widely considered China's second best team, VG managed to fight back on Overpass due to a stellar defense on their CT-side, and claimed a 16-7 win on the second map (Epsilon's pick). The third map was Nuke and a superior 13-2 CT-side from Epsilon quickly helped seal the match with an eventual score of 16-8.

 Epsilon K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden William 'draken' Sundindraken 67 - 36 +31 93.8 1.59
Sweden Fredrik 'freddieb' Buöfreddieb 58 - 42 +16 95.8 1.38
Sweden Jerry 'xelos' Råbergxelos 40 - 43 -3 77.6 1.07
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 45 - 40 +5 71.6 1.07
Sweden Joakim 'disco doplan' Gidetundisco doplan 43 - 42 +1 72.6 1.05
 VG.CyberZen K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
China BingYuan 'tb' Litb 51 - 50 +1 79.7 1.03
China WeiJie 'zhokiNg' ZhongzhokiNg 40 - 54 -14 77.7 0.89
China Bin 'Savage' LiuSavage 41 - 50 -9 64.0 0.83
China KunHua 'LOVEYY' BaiLOVEYY 38 - 50 -12 60.7 0.76
China Zhuo 'advent' Liangadvent 33 - 50 -17 58.5 0.75

The final two games of the tournament won't happen on July 23rd but rather on Sunday, July 24th, with the best-of-five grand final between X and Epsilon first taking place at 06:20 and a third place decider match occurring later in the afternoon in Wuhan between TYLOO and VG.CyberZen.

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

Sweden William 'draken' Sundin
William 'draken' Sundin
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
968
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Denmark Michael 'Friis' Jørgensen
Michael 'Friis' Jørgensen
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
938
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Denmark Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1110
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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Tunisia mason~ 
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2016-07-26 18:39
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2016-07-22 20:37
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2016-07-22 20:38
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
destruction derby!
2016-07-22 20:46
hltv.org/match/2303559-efuture-tyloo-pro.. one of the weirdest matches i've ever watched
2016-07-22 20:48
Remember when people were hyping Tyloo? LUL
2016-07-22 20:55
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2016-07-22 21:00
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2016-07-22 21:52
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Spain akproxx 
China top 1 and 2 down by tier 2
2016-07-22 22:54
China CS got humiliated by tier 2\3 teams. That's really disappointing actually, was thinking about Tyloo as a top 10 team, team that has a potential for big upsets, like with S1mple Liquid and ex-LG in Malmo, where they won a Bo3 over a Major champion. But since then it was only a downfall, like with ex-Kinguin aka FaZe but 1 tier lower... Sad day for China CS.
2016-07-23 04:09
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