Coming into the last seven day stretch of Stage 1, seven groups had an opportunity to secure one of the best three spots. The groups that figure out how to do as such will battle it out for the Stage 1 title, and the $100,000 reward prize that goes to the champion.
In front of the last day of rivalry, just four groups now stay in the running, and shockingly Seoul Dynasty aren’t one of them. The pre-season top choices for the whole alliance, a dull last week has seen Seoul thumped from the best three position they held until this point.
Seoul’s expectations of a playoff complete were thin after a misfortune to Los Angeles Valiant in their first match of the last week, however with a specific end goal to keep them alive at all the group required a perfect triumph over San Francisco Shock.
Shockingly, the Shock demonstrated a more commendable rival than might have been expected. A long way from giving in as Dynasty’s playoff trusts required, San Francisco drove the arrangement the distance to a choosing fifth diversion.
The Shock were at last crushed, however they took down with them any risk of the Dynasty achieving the Stage 1 playoffs, the guide distinction now a lot against them regardless of what the consequences of the last day.
Heading into the last day of Stage 1, the last standings aren’t yet affirmed. Five groups are still in the running for only three places, and key matches stay to be played.
In actuality, it’s in reality more like three groups battling for two spaces. New York Excelsior are as of now ensured a main three complete – their correct situation may change, yet no blend of results can thump them out of a playoff spot.
Both Houston Outlaws and London Spitfire can secure their destiny with a last win, against the Uprising and Excelsior individually.
Boston require an all the more persuading prevail upon Houston for delineate, while London can bear to lose to Excelsior as long as an extremely specific mix of results doesn’t strike debilitate their guide tally standing.
The Stage 1 title matches will occur instantly after the customary stage matches finish up. Second and third-put finishers will clash to start with, with the victor progressing to confront the best group in a fight for the lion’s offer of the $125,000 reward prize.
The title matches won’t check towards the general season standings.