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Day two of the Six Major Raleigh

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Day two of the Six Major Raleigh is over and four teams have advanced to the playoffs, whilst four teams go home.

Three of the teams advancing to the Major playoffs hail from Europe. These are Team Empire in Group A, G2 Esports in Group B, and forZe in Group D. The fourth team is the host country invitee, Spacestation Gaming.


Team Empire faced a bit of hardship on the first day, with an early map loss to TSM. However, Team Empire rallied and found their way to win the series 2-1. On day two, they faced MIBR, and won with a great 2-0 showing. Team Empire defeated MIBR 7-2 on both Kafe and Club House.

Dan’s insane quad vs MIBR on Bank

G2 Esports also advanced to the group stages with a convincing showing against Team Secret. G2 esports defeated Team Secret 2-0, with a 7-3 repeat score on Bank and Club House.

As for forZe, the European wildcard showed the world that the European Challenger League is greater than first place NA Pro League. forZe continued to shock the world by defeating DarkZero Esports. This series mixed a blowout with a close showing. forZe won Kafe 7-2 but faced an overtime win on Club House 8-7 on the final round in overtime.

p4sh4 clutches out a pivotal round 1v2

Finally, Spacestation Gaming conquered their regional rivals in Evil Geniuses 2-0. Spacestation Gaming is nowhere near the best NA Pro League team at the moment. They sit in 5th position in the Pro League, and fell short in the NA regional qualifier. However, they were invited via the host country invite. Spacestation Gaming has performed admirably so far, showing they look to make this gift count.

Fourth place exits

Ninjas in Pyjamas and the entirety of APAC have suffered heartbreaking losses. LATAM’s NiP, and APAC’S Fnatic, Cyclops, and Nora-Rengo were all eliminated 4th place in their respective groups.

NiP went to overtime on three maps; two against Evil Geniuses, and one against Giants. Despite such strong showings NiP exit the tournament in a devastating fashion.

As for APAC, the region upset the world in 2018 by winning matches otherwise thought of as ‘free’ for their opponents. However, the Six Major Raleigh shows that the new seeding system punishes weaker teams, which may explain APAC’s early exit from the tournament.

Fnatic’s Magnet keeps a strong mentality in defeat

Decider matches

The Six Major Raleigh continues its group stages on Wednesday with the remaining group decider matches.

Team Secret will have their rematch with Rogue in Group B. Can Rogue overcome Team Secret this time around or will the British roster rise above their American opponents?

TSM and MIBR will battle it out to take Group A’s second seed. Both teams will look to further their prestigious organisation’s names in this tournament. So, this battle of the brands will surely be interesting.

In one of the most intense decider matches in Major history, Evil Geniuses, the current runner up from the Season 9 Pro League finals will face off against the runners up in European Pro League, Allied Vegas Minor and DreamHack Valencia. This match has so much on the line as two of Rainbow Six’s best teams battle to it out to continue their journey.

Lastly, FaZe Clan and DarkZero Esports will want to regain composure after their defeats from the Russian wildcard, forZe. Will LATAM’s most consistent 2019 team prevail or will DarkZero’s number one Pro League team advance to the playoffs?

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