Liquid leave Antwerp Major, Spirit are first to reach playoffs2022-05-15 16:52:00
Team Liquid lost the elimination game versus Vitality and left the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 Legends Stage with a 0-3 score. Meanwhile, Team Spirit became the first team to qualify for playoffs, defeating Copenhagen Flames in a bo3.
Vitality had a convincing win with a 2:0 score — Mirage (16:7) and Dust 2 (16:11). The second map had one of the longest technical pauses of the tournament. Magisk made an ace right after it was resumed, burying Liquid's hopes.
Team Spirit and Copenhagen Flames clash started with both teams securing their map picks, but the deciding Ancient appeared like a disaster for Danes — 2:1. On the second Mirage, Degster and Patsi each celebrated an ace as well.
Liquid were the last North American team at the Major. The team finished 15-16th and earned $8,750. The next elimination match is currently happening between Bad News Eagles and Imperial Esports, while NAVI and Ninjas in Pyjamas fight for the second top seed in the playoffs.
PGL Major Antwerp 2022 takes place from 9-22 May in Belgium with a million-dollar prize pool. 24 teams are competing for the right to become the best team in the world, and a Blast World Final invite is on the line.