Pro League Finals race wide open in Europe; MIBR, Renegades to fight for LAN spot in the Americas

Day two of the second round of ESL Pro League is now behind us, with all four teams still in contention in Group A in Europe but just two in the Americas.

The second day of action in Leicester ended with a four-way tie in Group A as Wednesday's match winners both came up short, leaving all teams with a 1-1 record ahead of the final round of fixtures.

fnatic, who had been defeated by OpTic in a close three-map series on day one, picked up their first victory after taking down HellRaisers in another series that went the full the distance. A great individual display by Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný on Overpass helped the European mixture to cancel out fnatic's victory on Mirage, but the Swedes prevented the reverse sweep by winning Train with a near-flawless defense, with Simon "twist" Eliasson leading the charge on the decider map.

fnatic bounced back from the defeat to OpTic

OpTic looked to be in prime position to go 2-0 in the group after a dream start to the series against Aristocracy that saw them take a commanding 10-1 lead on Mirage. However, the Polish team performed a spectacular comeback to take the game to overtime, eventually locking down the map at 22-20.

Next up was Nuke, where, after taking a shaky 9-6 lead on the CT side, Aristocracy absolutely blew OpTic away in the second half. With Karol "rallen" Rodowicz and Jacek "MINISE" Jeziak putting in great effort, the ex-devils.one team ran all over the Danish defense and prevented their opponents from stringing rounds together or building up an economy, putting the game to bed at 16-11.

Over in the Americas, the action started with a one-sided affair as Renegades made light work of Isurus. Justin "jks" Savage was in stunning form, averaging a 1.73 rating as he helped his team to dispatch the Argentinians, who could not even hit double digits on either map.

Renegades will take on MIBR for a spot at the LAN finals

The final match of the day was a three-map series between MIBR and Complexity, with the North American side dealing the first blow as they took Dust2 off the back of a strong individual display by Rory "dephh" Jackson (1.76 rating, 119.9 ADR). MIBR responded in kind with a 16-1 blowout on Overpass before scraping past their opponents on Mirage by a 16-13 scoreline.

In Europe, the top two sides of the group will secure spots at the Pro League Finals, taking place in Montpellier from June 18-23, while in the Americas, only the group winner will qualify for the showpiece event.

Below you can find the schedule for the final day of ESL Pro League Round Two's Group A:

18:20 - Denmark OpTic vs. Europe HellRaisers
22:20 - Sweden fnatic vs. Poland Aristocracy

02:20 - Brazil MIBR vs. Australia Renegades
06:00 - Argentina Isurus vs. North America Complexity

United Kingdom Rory 'dephh' Jackson
Rory 'dephh' Jackson
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
768
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.16
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
854
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Poland Jacek 'MINISE' Jeziak
Jacek 'MINISE' Jeziak
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1401
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1297
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1240
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Czech Republic Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Tomáš 'oskar' Šťastný
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
977
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
#3
Twistzz | 
Singapore 3st 
cool
2019-05-16 12:57
#12
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Yeah bois
2019-05-16 13:01
F5
2019-05-16 13:04
EZ4RNG
2019-05-16 15:45
+1
2019-05-16 15:46
#21
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-05-16 13:19
#22
Twistzz | 
Singapore 3st 
wtf i no f5 men mobile phone
2019-05-16 13:19
ez 4 taz
2019-05-16 12:57
#42
NiKo | 
Serbia dvrtomic 
LMAO
2019-05-16 23:54
gl mibr
2019-05-16 12:57
#8
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Switzerland KICK_RPG_FFS 
Nice, I really like this matchup.
2019-05-16 12:58
#9
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Pakistan ostraka 
Man it's a shame rng have a stand-in, they would have easily won vs mibr.
2019-05-16 12:58
+1 but smooya rekt them once, he might do it again
2019-05-16 13:09
Just like in the major?
2019-05-16 13:29
#28
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Pakistan ostraka 
MiBR sucks ass online, they always have.
2019-05-16 13:57
#31
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Brazil Charizaldo 
This games are being played on LAN
2019-05-16 14:39
#33
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Pakistan ostraka 
Oh shit really Then mibr have a solid chance. RNG would have won with grat but idk with smooya.
2019-05-16 14:52
#38
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Ukraine volanchick 
wtf men)))
2019-05-16 16:46
+1
2019-05-16 14:39
So what if they have a stand-in? They still will destroy them
2019-05-16 13:44
#10
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Finland CucumberFIN 
Men))
2019-05-16 12:59
#11
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Norway Domysful 
both mibr and renegades deserve the spot
2019-05-16 13:00
Mibr vs rng is gonna be lit
2019-05-16 13:01
#15
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Germany Flachzange 
I'm cheering for the Detroit renegades #ytb
2019-05-16 13:07
#17
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Denmark QBE_ 
So if Optic and fnatic win their games, Optic goes through because Optic won against fnatic?
2019-05-16 13:10
Top two qualify in Europe
2019-05-16 13:11
#20
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Denmark QBE_ 
Ohh aight thx👍🏼
2019-05-16 13:18
MiBR will win thanks to Trump
2019-05-16 13:14
#25
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Germany Bicepsislove 
Mibr win
2019-05-16 13:51
#26
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Australia Chereska 
The MIBR RNG rematch, this time without a loss against bot-united
2019-05-16 13:53
#27
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Sweden Trkmag 
Renegades has to win this
2019-05-16 13:54
OpTic>HR (Kinda close tho) Fnatic>Aristocracy (ez bet boys) Mibr>Rng CoL>Isurus
2019-05-16 14:42
konfig vac
2019-05-16 15:06
Really hoping Renegades go through. It's great to see them finally performing well, even with a stand-in.
2019-05-16 15:47
#39
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Ukraine volanchick 
3 3 3 3 I like it
2019-05-16 16:47
Ez4taz
2019-05-16 17:22
Mibr's game to lose
2019-05-16 18:01
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