The first half of the ESL Pro League Season 13 Group Stage has concluded, sending six teams to the next stage while six other lineups can pack their bags.
In Group A, a dominant showing of Heroic got them to the first place in their group, winning all of their matches in the Single Round Robin format. The two other teams joining them in the next stage are Complexity and FunPlus Phoenix, both of whom managed to win three of the five series played. For OG (two wins), Renegades, and BIG (both one win), the chase for the crown has ended.
The standings in Group B ended up being a bit closer. Ninjas in Pyjamas secured the number one position in the end, dropping only one series. They'll be joined by ENCE and G2 Esports in the next round both teams racking up three wins in total. There were bound to be upsets in Group B, it being one of the most-stacked groups of the event, but still few woudl've predicted Vitality's elimination. Together with FaZe and mousesports, they'll have to set their eyes on the title of the next edition of the ESL Pro League.
Now it's the turn for Group C and Group D to determine which three teams advance to the next stage. In Group C, Na'Vi, FURIA, GAmbit, Cloud9, TeamOne, and MIBR will play against each other ones to pin down who's the best among them. Group D sees Astralis, Team Liquid, Virtus.pro, Evil Geniuses, Fnatic, and Endpoint do the same.
ESL Pro League Season 13's Group Stage concludes on March 29th, after which there will be a short break. The Playoffs ensue on April 2nd, with a Double Elimination bracket being the path to conquer for all qualified teams. The grand finals crown a champion on Sunday, April 11th.
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