SK Gaming and Cloud9 got Week 8 of the North American ESL Pro League off while taking an interest in CS Summit, so it was the ideal opportunity for alternate groups in the main six to attempt and increase some ground. At week’s end, however, very little had changed.
Immortals, which was running fourth going into Week 8, went up against compLexity Gaming on Tuesday in an arrangement that was substantially nearer than it had any business being. Beginning off on Cache, Immortals dashed out to a 9-2 begin in the primary half before compLexity won four straight to end the half with a respectable 9-6 scoreline. Be that as it may, in the second half, Immortals required only 11 rounds to get the last seven wins expected to wrap up the 16-10 triumph.
Immortals got off to a bursting begin on Cobblestone for Game 2, this time going into the second half up 12-3. While compLexity attempted to make a session of things by taking nine of the initial 11 adjusts in the second half, Immortals was too a long ways ahead as of now and gotten the last two wins required for a 16-12 win. The two wins put Immortals at 45 focuses, which shot it above Team Liquid and into a tie with Cloud9 for second place.
Mavericks didn’t play until the point when the last day of the week however managed to make a touch of progress in its arrangement against Counter Logic Gaming on Friday. Rebels got everything it could deal with from CLG in the primary amusement on Cobblestone. The groups fundamentally exchanged wins forward and backward the whole route until the point that they were compelled to play two extra minutes rounds to settle the score. Mavericks began the main additional time pleasantly with three wins, however then CLG struggled back to compel a moment extra minutes where it won each of the four rounds for a 22-18 win.
CLG appeared to put all its vitality into that exhausting match, which left it struggling in the second diversion on Train. Rebels dashed out to a 13-2 lead in the main half before effortlessly completing the amusement in the second half to part the arrangement with a 16-2 win. Mavericks have set its hang on the 6th spot in the standings with 36 focuses on the season.
NRG Esports had the greatest chance to change the scene in the more elite classes of the standings with two arrangement in Week 8, and it exploited. Beginning off against the humble Rush, which has just won three amusements on the season, NRG benefited as much as possible from its chance. Surge set up somewhat of a battle in the main portion of the principal amusement on Mirage, finishing with NRG up 8-7, however the second half was all NRG to the tune of a 16-8 win. Amusement 2 was on Inferno, and things were considerably more uneven, with NRG taking a huge 13-2 lead into the half. It was no issue for NRG to bolt up the 16-5 win with a solid execution in the second half.
NRG confronted Misfits to finish off the week with one more shot at moving in the standings. The primary half was on Inferno, and Misfits instantly made things harder than Rush could. After 10 rounds, things were all even at five, yet then NRG establishes its walk and consummation the amusement in solid form. It went 11-4 over whatever is left of the amusement to get the 16-9 win. The following amusement got off to an unpleasant begin for NRG, as Misfits bounced out to a 7-2 lead out the entryway before completing the half up 11-4. NRG played well in the second half, however, and won eight of the initial 11 adjusts in the half to convey the score to 14-12. Nonetheless, Misfits required only two more wins to take the guide, and it did only that to secure the 16-12 win to part the arrangement. NRG’s 3-1 record on the week place it in a tie for fourth place with Team Liquid.
The highest point of the standings are setting up for a charming completion to the season. SK Gaming (48 focuses), Cloud9 (45 focuses) and Immortals (45 focuses) are sitting in the main three, while NRG Esports (42 focuses), Team Liquid (42 focuses) and Renegades (36 focuses) round out the main six. Week 9 starts Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET with Team Liquid going up against Cloud9 in a vital match as far as standings.