OpTic fall into the playoff EPL S5 thanks to Liquid
5 seasons ESL Pro league was chaotic for North American mid-level teams trying to compete in the playoffs with stronger teams, in these confrontations the key role was played by the home atmosphere of the league.
Dallas-held finals will begin in a few weeks on May 31, OpTic Gaming, Luminosity Gaming, and Team Liquid fought for planting rights on the last day of the fight. Liquid took from Luminosity any chances to pass on with a score of 2-0 on the maps (16-11 de_mirage / 16-12 de_inferno). On the other hand, complexity took points from OpTic playing 1-1, which surprised everyone. Having won on the trail with a score of 16-7, OpTic pierced themselves a ticket to the lan finals with a total score of 14-10. In the case of defeat, Luminosity would take 6th place and get an invite to the finals, but fate intended otherwise. Immortals, Cloud9 and NRG Esports fought for the higher level. “Immortals” earned themselves a third place after defeating Misfits 2-0 on the maps. In turn, Cloud9 and NRG exchanged maps 1-1, giving them the same number of points, due to the fact that in the match against Cloud9 they scored more rounds with a total difference of 33-29. Despite the fact that SK-gaming lost the CLG in the last game by a score of 2-0, it did not affect their first place in the points table. SK dominated the North American League throughout the season.
To take their place in Dallas, CLG would have to win both of their matches against SK. They also had to beat OpTic and Luminosity, which they lost 2-0.
The groups for the ESL Pro League Series 5 finals have to be decided yet. The castes suggested that groups A and B are likely to be the first, third and fifth place of one region mixed with the second, fourth and sixth place in the opposite region.