Team Empire Defeats G2 Esports in the Six Major Raleigh 2019 Finals
Team Empire have emerged victorious at Six Major Raleigh 2019, securing $200,000 in prize money. In the grand finals they defeated the current world champions G2 Esports, who received $80,000.
The event was held on August 12th-18 in Raleigh, United States. First, sixteen teams competed in four GSL groups, and then top two teams from each group advanced to a single-elimination playoffs bracket. Team Empire placed first in Group A, where they outplayed Team SoloMid (2-1) and MIBR (2-0). Later in the playoffs they defeated FaZe Clan (2-1) and Team Secret (2-1). In the grand finals they lost at Kafe Dostoyevsky (6-8), but won at Border (7-5), Clubhouse (7-5) and Coastline (7-3). This is the first time in the last 12 months when G2 Esports lose at an event they attend – earlier they emerged victorious at Six Major Paris 2018, Pro League Season 8 Finals and Six Invitational 2019.
|Group A||Group B|
|1.||Team Empire||2-0||33-17||1.||G2 Esports||2-0||28-10|
|2.||Team SoloMid||2-1||41-36||2.||Team Secret||2-1||41-38|
|Group C||Group D|
|2.||Giants Gaming||2-1||38-31||2.||FaZe Clan||2-1||43-38|
|3.||Evil Geniuses||1-2||26-41||3.||DarkZero Esports||1-2||33-34|
|4.||Ninjas in Pyjamas||0-2||25-31||4.||Fnatic||0-2||14-29|
|3rd-4th||$40,000||forZe, Team Secret|
|5-8th||$20,000||Giants, TSM, Spacestation, FaZe|
|9-12th||$10,000||MIBR, Rogue, EG, DarkZero|
|13-16th||$5,000||PET, CYCLOPS, NiP, Fnatic|