The behind-the-scenes part of ESL One Birmingham is over. Starting from today, May 31st, all matches will be held at Arena Birmingham with live audience. PSG.LGD and Evil Geniuses will play in the upper bracket finals, while in the lower bracket first round Team Liquid will face Gambit Esports and Team Secret will compete with OG.
The tournament started with group stage, which featured two round-robin groups with bets-of-two series. Top two teams from each group advanced to the upper bracket, while teams placed 3rd and 4th made it to the lower bracket.
|Group A||Group B|
|1.||Vici Gaming||8-2||1.||Evil Geniuses||8-2|
|3.||Team Liquid||5-5||3.||Team Secret||6-4|
|5.||Ninjas in Pyjamas||4-6||5.||Keen Gaming||3-7|
The first two matches of the playoffs stage have been already played – PSG.LGD outplayed Vici Gaming (2-0), while Evil Geniuses defeated TNC Predator (2:1). Today we will see three series: Team Liquid vs Gambit Esports and Team Secret vs OG in the lower bracket first round, and Vici Gaming vs Liquid/Gambit in the second round.
The tournament will be going on until June 2nd. The winner will get $125,000 in prize money.