PGL Major Stockholm Challengers Stage round 4 matchups set
Tournament play for the Challengers will move solely to best-of-three matches as teams are now only fighting to advance or to stave off elimination.
The second day of the Challengers Stage in Stockholm has come to a close, leaving twelve teams standing after FaZe and Copenhagen Flames advanced to the Legends Stage, and GODSENT and Sharks were eliminated.
The fourth round of matchups have now been determined, with teams set to exclusively play in best-of-three matches for the remainder of this Swiss stage as they will have everything to fight for, either to advance or to avoid elimination.
Kicking off the the progression matches is a tantalizing CIS clash between Spirit and Virtus.pro, who have traded series wins in their recent match-ups. Simultaneously, Heroic will take on Entropiq, while a battle between BIG and ENCE — the first time the two rosters will face off — will determine the fifth team to advance from the Challengers Stage.
The first elimination series, unfolding on the secondary stream, will pit Movistar Riders up against TYLOO, with the Spaniards heading into the match as the heavy favorites to advance to the 2-2 round.
The end of the day will bring about another two highlight matches, in which Christopher "dexter" Nong will take on his former teammates from Renegades, while Astralis continue their effort to recover from their disastrous 0-2 start in the tournament with a match against paiN.
Matches on the main stream will once again be played in the shared stage area, while the secondary stream match-ups will have teams continue to play from their practice rooms.
The match-ups for the fourth round of the Swiss stage are: