Playoffs Day 1 Recap
The Kiev Major followed the swiss bracket model for their group stages which seeded the 16 teams into a single elimination bracket. Day 1 saw the first 4 games played out, giving us 4 teams that had to part ways with their dream of winning the Major. Chinese giants reigned supreme in the first series of the day as Invictus Gaming brought down crowd favorites mousesports, coming out on top with a 2-1 score. This was followed by Team Liquid pulling back from the brink of elimination to stage a massive comeback, knocking Newbee out in a thrilling 2-1 series. The next game involved DC taking on VG.J with the latter taking the win in a straight-forward 2-0 series. VP took on iG.Vitality in the last series of the day, and much to the crowd's joy, the only CIS team at the event kept their hopes alive, taking down iG.Vitality in a clean 2-0 series.
Newbee vs Team Liquid Game 2