G2 Esports, Astralis are among the teams to go 1-0 up on the opening day of the PGL Antwerp 2022 Major Challengers Stage.
PGL Major Antwerp 2022
Swiss Stage Round 1 (Best of 1)
Event type: Offline, LAN.
G2 Esports Vs Team Liquid Map Veto
- Liquid removed Nuke
- Liquid removed Dust2
- G2 removed Overpass
- G2 removed Ancient
- G2 removed Mirage
- Liquid removed Vertigo
- Inferno was left over
Map: Inferno (Winner: G2 Esports, Final Score: 16-6)
The match-up between G2 Esports and Team Liquid saw Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen and co make light work of the North Americans on Inferno. Those watching certainly raised an eyebrow upon learning that the North Americans had not banned this map, a gamble that quickly backfired as they found themselves on the back foot early on with major debutant Ilya “m0NESY” Osipov constantly adding up to the woes of Team Liquid. G2 Esports indeed easily cruised towards the lead of 9-0 until it was Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella who bagged the first for his team.
Now on the CT side, Liquid won four rounds of the half to plot a potential comeback but the Kovač brothers were able to keep the former at bay as G2 ran away with Inferno, 16-6.
Renegades Vs forZe Map Veto
- Renegades removed Overpass
- Renegades removed Inferno
- forZe removed Vertigo
- forZe removed Ancient
- forZe removed Mirage
- Renegades removed Dust2
- Nuke was left over
Map : Nuke (Winner : forZe, Final Score : 16:9)
On the B-stream, the fight between forZe and Oceanic giants Renegades was nearly a carbon copy with forZe dominating the first half on their CT side but on Nuke. Renegades looked destitute and listless although they managed to wield in their spirit to pick up 9 rounds in total before Andrey “Jerry” Mekhryakov and men clinched their first win at the Challengers stage of the PGL Antwerp Major 2022.
Match-ups for teams with a 1-0 record have been now determined by PGL and are as follows :
- G2 Esports Vs Team Spirit \\ 21:15 PM IST
- forZe Vs Bad News Eagles \\ 21:15 PM IST
- ENCE Vs Outsiders \\ 23:30 PM IST
- Astralis Vs Vitality \\ 00:45 PM IST