OMEGA League: Europe Immortal Division entered its playoff stages today and after the elimination of Virtus.pro by Team Liquid, another lower bracket series would follow as Alliance and Vikin.gg would fight for their tournament lives.
Having had an extremely poor run through the group stage of the event, managing to only secure two victories and having to fight in a play-in stage series to make it into the playoffs. Vikin.gg, on the other hand, were able to win three of their five group stage matchups and avoid the play-in bracket and they would be hoping to make a lower bracket run as the two teams went head-to-head today.
The series was absolutely amazing between the two teams, if only for the 96-minute game one, which saw fights going back-and-forth and neither team wanting to back down at any moment. At one stage it was Alliance who held a net worth lead of over 15,000 but at another point in the game the Vikin.gg advantage was close to 20,000 – with Indji “Shad” Lub’s Drow Ranger having a total net worth of 58,000 by the end of the game. However, it was not Vikin.gg who managed to find the win as Alliance were able to find the perfect chance to squeak out the victory.
Game two was far tamer between the two teams as Linus “Limmp” Blomdin’s Timbersaw became absolutely unstoppable and pummeled the GG call out of Vikin.gg. Gustav “s4” Magnusson’s Bloodseeker was also on the frontlines as hhis Bloodseeker was able to set up perfectly for the rest of his team to secure the late 2-0 victory and push Alliance through into the next round of lower bracket action at OMEGA League: EU Immortal Division.
With that, both teams that made it through the play-in stage of the event have now moved forward in the lower bracket, with Vikin.gg joining Virtus.pro as the first two teams eliminated in the playoffs. Tomorrow OMEGA League moves into the upper bracket with Team Nigma taking on OG before Team Secret and Evil Geniuses battle.