ESL Impact Valencia hits playoffs

After facing off for the first Impact League title back in Dallas, Nigma Galaxy and FURIA fe seem headed for another final showdown in Valencia.

The group stage at the ESL Impact Valencia has come to an end after the first two days of play and it is headed for Sunday's playoffs, which will see the winner crowned and handed the $50,000 cheque.

It was no surprise that the ESL Impact League Finals 1 champions Nigma Galaxy dominated the competition in Group A, beating Mindfreak and BIG EQUIPA in quick matches, with Ana "⁠ANa⁠" Dumbravă and Ksenia "⁠vilga⁠" Kluenkova stealing the show by putting up 1.70 and 1.53 ratings across the two 16-6 maps.

Nigma Galaxy have yet to break a sweat in sunny Valencia

Polish squad NAVI Javelins clinched the second semi-final spot there, recovering from a close opening loss to BIG EQUIPA as they breezed past Mindfreak and beat the Portuguese team in a rematch after two overtime affairs in the decider.

Brazil may not have found success at the Challenger event in Valencia, with all four of their teams eliminated in the group stage, but in the women's tournament the South American country had both FURIA fe and MIBR fe advance to the playoffs from Group B.

The Brazilians left a big name and Dallas' top-four finishers CLG Red as well as the Norwegian-majority lineup around Aurora "⁠aurora⁠" Lyngdal, GODSENT fe, in the dust to move on to the bracket stage.

Here's how the bracket will play out on Sunday:

11:00 - Russia Nigma Galaxy vs. Brazil MIBR fe
14:30 - Brazil FURIA fe vs. Poland NAVI Javelins

18:00 - Grand final

Russia Ksenia 'vilga' Kluenkova
Ksenia 'vilga' Kluenkova
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
249
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
Romania Ana 'ANa' Dumbravă
Ana 'ANa' Dumbravă
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
103
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
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Norway Aurora 'aurora' Lyngdal
Aurora 'aurora' Lyngdal
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
88
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.75
Go Nigma Galaxy!!
2022-07-02 21:43
#3
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Serbia XD___
ez
2022-07-02 21:42
EliGE gf team so bad
2022-07-02 21:46
5 replies
who's elige gf?
2022-07-02 22:55
2 replies
#16
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Netherlands joostlek
Goosebreeder, CLG red
2022-07-02 23:16
1 reply
yjyrtjytr
2022-07-02 23:18
1.26 rating
2022-07-02 23:18
1 reply
#25
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Denmark baitpolice
across 19 maps
2022-07-03 00:55
Sad that BIG Equipa did not make it.
2022-07-02 21:48
Hot
2022-07-02 21:52
Finally Romania has a scene when Fnatic grills??
2022-07-02 21:53
1 reply
Fnathicc girls
2022-07-02 22:35
#9
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Netherlands daboiii
no car
2022-07-02 22:18
I really want ANa to keep destroying the female scene until some org throws an offer at her face. It could serve as a lot of inspiration for any girls aspiring to go pro.
2022-07-02 22:24
Pog
2022-07-02 22:41
#14
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United States dusq
ez for ligma galaxy
2022-07-02 22:47
3 replies
#21
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Finland Nollegee
Whats ligma??!? :O
2022-07-02 23:52
2 replies
They ligma
2022-07-03 01:19
#29
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United States dusq
they are i hope you have a great day
2022-07-03 04:29
furia fe actually a great team damn.. maybe the best na team
2022-07-02 23:42
2 replies
#24
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Hungary szia
Furia and mibr should promote their fe teams to their main rosters considering how things have gone in Valencia xd
2022-07-03 00:19
1 reply
furia fe >>>>> furia
2022-07-03 19:39
Female BR CS carrying our scene
2022-07-02 23:50
Ez for ANa and Angelka
2022-07-02 23:53
#23
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Brazil hugoooo
At least female BR CS is tier 1 (tier 1 for the female scene obviously)
2022-07-03 00:18
2 replies
Thats kinda funny, PL and BR male cs is struggling And in the meantime female cs is doing so good xd
2022-07-03 03:44
1 reply
#31
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Sweden sn1pie
but CIS always on top :(
2022-07-03 05:39
Grills
2022-07-03 05:39
2 replies
hot
2022-07-03 08:41
1 reply
ur hotter
2022-07-04 02:18
#33
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Brazil GsV
the dream it's that this is the real Brazilian storm
2022-07-03 09:20
Good
2022-07-03 10:15
#35
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CIS TheBigSAM
Grandma vilga ffw
2022-07-03 13:29
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