MIBR clinch semis spot at V4, quarter-finals set
The group stage at V4 Future Sports Festival has concluded on the second day of the tournament, with MIBR clinching the top spot in Group B and a spot in the semi-finals, while the quarter-final matchups have been set.
The second day of the Hungarian event began with NiP taking on adwokacik in Group B's opening round, which saw the Polish side continue in day one's spirit of surprisingly close affairs between big favorites and underdogs as they took the Swedes to the limit on Train, although ultimately losing the series 0-2.
Group A's elimination match followed, with Czech-majority team E-RIVALS struggling against Virtus.pro on the first map, Inferno, on which they had challenged mousesports during the first day, before Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski & co. secured the series 2-0 and a spot in the quarter-finals on the back of a close Mirage win.
Back in Group B, MIBR and NiP clashed for the top spot, with the Brazilians punching a direct ticket to the semi-finals after coming back from an 8-14 deficit on Inferno to win in double overtime and claiming a straight-forward Dust2 victory.
GAMERZONE and adwokacik then squared off for the last available spot in the playoffs to end the second day, and Grzegorz "SZPERO" Dziamałek's side disposed of the local side with clear-cut wins on Mirage and Inferno.
The quarter-final matchups, which will be played on Saturday in front of live audience after a day off on Friday, look as follows: