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A total of 16 games will take place today in the second of three game days of the group stage of the Six Berlin Major. Each team will play twice across two channels from 10:30 CEST (UTC+2).
With so many games it can be difficult to keep track of everyone, so here are the three biggest games to watch on day two and why they’re so important.
10:50 am – Elevate vs. FURIA
Both Elevate and FURIA Esports beat Astralis and MNM Gaming on day one of regulation time, meaning they are the only groupmates in the tournament to both have six points.
That will change after this game as one team needs to take the lead. While a win doesn’t statistically qualify anyone for the playoffs, it puts the winner an inch further and, at least at times, with the most points in the entire league.
As for the match itself, Elevate has never beaten an opponent from LATAM before, losing 2-0 to FaZe and FURIA at the 2022 Six Invitational. Now Gaimin Gladiators, SANDBOX Gaming and DWG KIA have gained just one point on their first day together, this is the perfect opportunity for Elevate to nail themselves as APAC’s top team.
2:50 p.m. – FaZe Clan vs. G2 Esports
FaZe with six points and G2 with five points is second closest in each group after both teams defeated both SANDBOX and Soniqs.
FaZe has the slight advantage as G2 were forced to go into overtime against Soniqs after they lost 5-1 in their offensive half. In contrast, FaZe defeated Soniqs 7-4.
Even if Soniqs scores all three points against SANDBOX in the previous game, both teams will still be in first and second place at the end of this game. This match is a pure battle for first place.
5:45pm – XSET vs Rogue
While NiP and XSET are currently in second place with three points, NiP won against a weak DWG-KIA team, while XSET beat NiP 7-3 and has yet to face DWG.
That leaves the second-best team in XSET Group A on paper, making the game against Rogue, the current six-point leaders, a possible group decider.
Rogue already defeated XSET 7-4 on Day 1, and another win here would almost certainly earn Rogue a place in the playoffs.