The group stage of StarSeries Season 6 is done with and it is time for the real fun to begin. The eight teams that made it out of the group were seeded for the playoffs based on their record in it, and these are the pairings that came out of the drawing process:
- ENCE – BIG
- NRG - North
- OpTic Gaming – Renegades
- Vega Squadron – Fragsters
The tradition of uneven matchups established at FACEIT Major was present in Kiev too. The two teams that went 3-0 drew the shortest straw for the quarterfinals, with ENCE getting BIG and NRG having to face North. Vega Squadron and Fragsters must be delighted with this outcome as the victor of their clash has a guaranteed top-four finish – a feat few would have predicted for any of them at the start of the event. OpTic and Renegades will kick off the quarterfinals at 10 a.m. tomorrow with the mandatory 3-1 duel.
With favorites mousesports out of the picture and the natural upset potential of CS:GO, each one of these eight squads must view this as a golden opportunity to add some silver to the trophy cabinet.