Intel Extreme Masters, Sydney 2018 opened the doors of the $250,000 today. The second installment of the event had a quite interesting start of the day. While the first group had its results coming, the remaining group will begin its battle in the following days.
The first group which features heavyweights as FaZe, C9 & SK, failed to go with the odds as all of them plummeted in the upper brackets. Group A matches were:
Tyloo held their ground tight
TyLoo, the underdogs and the Asian pride held their grounds high as they beat SK 19-16 in their first game. Although it took irregular extraordinary rounds to conclude a result. TyLoo came out on top. In their second game, the Chinese went head-on against Cloud9, again one of the top teams.
This time around though, they were able to beat the North American side twice consecutively with a standby map in a best of three.
Disappointment from the Brazilians
As of the current scenario, SK Gaming has been knocked out of the ongoing tournament. Whereas, Cloud9 and FaZe are battling it out to escape the elimination. The disappointed SK couldn’t survive the lower brackets. They lost 1-2 in the best of three survival match against Grayhound, a regional lineup.
SK has had a rough time regaining their top spot following lineup alterations. Cloud9 too was the victim of the same, and since then, both the teams have lost their spots in the top five teams in the world. While Cloud9 still remains in the race, SK has been driven out and labeled a depressing 13th-16th spot at IEM Sydney 2018.