As predicted, Day 2 of the PGC Group Stage was full of surprises with Group 2. The day was defined by standout performances and brutal circles.
Two dinners of poultry were served up hot to TSM with rumblings that a Chicken Dinner World Tour (Scoring a Chicken Dinner on every map) could be in the cards. Team SoloMid held their lead with methodical, conservative tactics. Right behind them, armed with killer shots and healthy number of PGC Pick ‘Em votes was Four Angry Men who were downright merciless and it showed in their body count. Coming into the spotlight with two match wins was Sting Divine Esports from the PUBG Southeast Asia Championship. Their play style focused on split tactics for efficient looting that kept them VERY armed and dangerous.
Today had no shortage of players making big plays single-handedly. First is Lazarus’ luke12 who was the last of his team in Matches 1 and 2. He spent his alone time wisely by scoring kill points that kept Lazarus in the running for the Semifinals. Also making himself known was DeTonator’s Wick2d who was not afraid to get his hands dirty and step into heated fights. Just check his stats in Match 3 where he lead the charge to take out the competition.
Those Crazy Circles
Circles are often categorized as friendly or evil. When it came to Matches 3 and 4, evil won the day. Match 3 on Erangel came with the dreaded southern circle putting all eyes on Sosnovka Military Base. There was lots of wild boat action as more than half the teams had to make their way to the island. Match 4 was on Sanhok, where the circles zoned in on the north region near Ha Tinh which is riddled with rivers.
- Match 1 (Erangel) – TSM
- Match 2 (Erangel) – Sting Divine Esports
- Match 3 (Erangel) – ahq eSports Club
- Match 4 (Sanhok) – TSM
- Match 5 (Miramar) – Sting Divine Esports
- Match 6 (Miramar) – Genesis
Tomorrow is NOT Just Another Day
This Elimination Group will be nothing short of madness. To start, you’ll notice a lack of Team Liquid fanfare because they have stunned everyone with a 16th place finish in Group 2. Their unexpected presence in the Elimination Group will have an interesting effect on the day’s gameplay. This is a PEL team that KNOWS how to win. The question is, will they be able to find their feet in time to hold off a bunch of other desperate teams looking to qualify for the Semifinals? Or will the other teams smell blood, decide now’s the time to take out a giant and finish Team Liquid for good?
Tune into the PGC Elimination Group tomorrow, November 10, at 5:00 p.m. PT at http://watch.pubgesports.com.
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