ESEA Global Challenge S31 reaches playoffs

Following the first day of play in Dallas, four teams have secured themselves a playoffs berth: Vitality, Sprout, FURIA, and Spirit.

The eight-team, $75,000 event kicked off on Saturday, utilizing two GSL-style groups to determine the semifinalists. Vitality and FURIA entered as the top two seeds following their wins in the MDL grand finals the day prior.

Vitality were the first to earn their spot in the top four following 16-7 and 16-8 wins over Party Astronauts and Spirit, respectively, with Cédric "RpK" Guipouy powering his team to victory with 35 frags in the first matchup and 29 in the second.

The tank rolled over his opposition to secure a semi-finals spot

Sprout were not far behind as they mirrored the Frenchmen's scorelines, defeating the South African side of ATK 16-7 on Mirage before crushing FURIA 16-8 on Inferno in the winners match to secure their own semi-finals berth.

Four BO3s closed out the day, with Chiefs and Singularity sending ATK and Party Astronauts packing with 2-1 victories in the elimination matchups. Neither of the teams managed to progress to day two however, as both FURIA and Spirit repeated their opening matchup victories against their opponents to claim the final two semi-final slots.

With the conclusion of the group stage, the schedule and matchups for the playoffs are as follows:

17:00 France Vitality vs. Brazil FURIA | BO3
20:30 Germany Sprout vs. Russia Spirit | BO3
00:30 Grand Final | BO3

France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1175
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
OMG
2019-07-14 03:28
Vitality VS Furia wtf
2019-07-14 03:28
RIP coach run
2019-07-14 03:37
#25
YEKINDAR | 
China lxxl 
RIP Fluketality run
2019-07-14 04:34
#2
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North America VeryNAGuy 
Vitality gonna show Flukeria what a top 10 team is really about
2019-07-14 03:28
#7
shox | 
Estonia dev2ce 
top 30*
2019-07-14 03:29
#10
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United States Bochanka 
top 29
2019-07-14 03:30
Top 100 team whit a #1 or #2 player
2019-07-14 03:38
Will Furia play with their coach again?
2019-07-14 03:31
Yes
2019-07-14 03:43
so a top1 team winning against a top8 team playing with their coach wouldn't be so 'impressive', lmao
2019-07-14 03:45
Did anyone say it would be impressive though?
2019-07-14 04:17
please, notice the words between quotes, thank you.
2019-07-14 04:50
#26
YEKINDAR | 
China lxxl 
>Vitality >top 1
2019-07-14 04:34
top2, ty somehow I can't edit #21, so that's it.
2019-07-14 04:48
i mean they are playin with their coach pretty sure
2019-07-14 03:39
#34
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Australia dastric0209 
feels bad dude
2019-07-14 18:59
What did you say? GRINGO NOOB
2019-07-14 21:45
LETANK
2019-07-14 03:28
Just cuz he outfragged everyone when they were buyng bizons and sawed offs doesnt mean he doesnt suck
2019-07-14 03:41
#5
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United States Frotha 
No NA teams in playoffs again FeelsBadMan
2019-07-14 03:29
#6
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United States traviticus 
ez4furia
2019-07-14 03:29
#8
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United States Bochanka 
? why vitality and furia together???
2019-07-14 03:30
FURIA lost their winners matchup and got second seed from their group.
2019-07-14 03:30
#11
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United States Bochanka 
XDXD thank you
2019-07-14 03:31
They are playing with their coach as complete
2019-07-14 03:44
#22
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United States Bochanka 
funny you both have that going on rn
2019-07-14 04:11
Yes this sucks man :((
2019-07-14 04:32
#30
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India Noobdian1 
Yeah just realized
2019-07-14 05:16
go furia , we can
2019-07-14 03:31
Tbh no lol
2019-07-14 03:39
ez4 guerri
2019-07-14 04:53
#31
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Russia NERTU 
Final Vitality - Spirit
2019-07-14 10:07
#32
ALEX | 
Ukraine YureZzZ 
vitality will again choose Train and play with Berettas, autoshotty and bizon, lol
2019-07-14 10:44
#33
ZywOo | 
France Qaze 
Can’t wait to see if vitality stop trolling
2019-07-14 14:22
very nice
2019-07-14 22:13
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