Team Liquid reach playoffs while only one day of group stage action remains at ESL One Germany 2020
The final series of the ESL One Germany 2020 group stage
round four would be between 5men and Team Liquid, as both teams fought to
secure a spot in the playoff stage of the event.
As ESL One Germany 2020’s group stage reached its final series
of its forth round, two teams would be hoping that the day and round would end
with themselves moving forward into the playoffs – thus leaving the losing
squad to play one final series to determine whether they remain in the event or
are eliminated. While 5men took a hard-fought victory over Vikin.gg in their
previous series, Liquid unfortunately were placed against Team Secret, a task
not easily completed by any team in recent times and would be hoping to make up
for that loss today.
Going into game one of the series, Liquid were easily the
better team as they claimed more than a kill per minute to secure a 1-0 lead.
With 41 kills through the 39-minute game and Maximilian “qojqva” Bröcker going
13-1-16 on his famed Lone Druid, Liquid got off to a fantastic start, only
giving up a total of 14 kills to 5men.
While 5men seemed to have a better grasp of game two, finding
crucial pickoffs and fight victories, once it came down to team fighting, they
had little hope – even with a Magnus. It didn’t take much more than half an
hour for the GG call to come out from 5men, who would now look to the final day
of group stage action. For Team Liquid, the playoff is the next time we will
see them in action, which kicks off on October 23rd.
Only six teams remain in the modified Swiss-format round
robin group stage for ESL One Germany 2020 and those are:
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Natus Vincere
- Team Nigma
- Yellow Submarine
These teams will all play their final group stage matchup against one another on October 20th, with the three losing squads unfortunately being eliminated from ESL One Germany 2020.
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