The first teams to find themselves matched up for an elimination match in Berlin have been found.
Renegades will fight against DreamEaters while Ninjas in Pyjamas will take on North in the 0-2 pool with one team from each match making their exit.
An additional pain of such an elimination would be the need for the losing team to drop down and have to compete in the European Minor in order to participate at the next Major.
Renegades took a 16-14 loss to NRG in their opener, putting up another tough battle in their 0-1 pool match against AVANGAR as well before ultimately falling 16-13. On the other side of this match up, DreamEaters fell to the Danes of Astralis 16-9 in their initial match before losing the CIS derby against Natus Vincere 16-7.
In the second match-up, Ninjas in Pyjamas were forced into this position with a 16-12 loss to MIBR followed by a 16-10 defeat at the hands of CR4ZY. North went up against the number two team in the world in Vitality in their 16-9 opening loss and took a narrow defeat against mousesports in the 0-1 pool 16-13 on Inferno.
Two of these four teams will see themselves watching the rest of the Major from home starting tomorrow.
You can watch the matches live on Twitch here.