Six teams are eliminated following the Berlin Major Group Stage. Check out the standings and Playoff bracket here!
The first phase of Berlin Major ends today as the Group Stage concludes. Six teams suffer the tough elimination and the rest of the teams advance to the Playoffs. Fans bid their goodbyes to TSM, Execration, Invictus Gaming, Team SMG, beastcoast, and BetBoom Team. More details about the Berlin Major Group Stage below!
Berlin Major Group Stage standings
Berlin Major eliminations include SA's king, beastcoast
The first team to exit the tournament is North America's TSM. They failed to secure any series wins and dropped to bottom place in Group A. The next two teams to join TSM were Southeast Asia's Execration and China's Invictus Gaming.
Not long after, Berlin Major dropped three more teams. Team SMG, led by 3-time Major winner Yeik "MidOne" Nai Zheng, only scraped a series win off of Invictus Gaming. This result placed SMG in the elimination zone of Group B. In Group A, BetBoom Team was the final team to crash and fall. Despite a good start to their run, BetBoom slowly lost their flow and tumbled out of the three-way tiebreakers against Team Aster and Evil Geniuses.
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While most of these eliminations were not very shocking, beastcoast's early departure is unexpected. The South American top seed struggled in a lot of matches, only finishing with a series win against Xtreme Gaming and numerous draws and losses.
This is an odd outcome as beastcoast usually holds a great record on international LANs. The organization has scored a top 6 placement at the ESL One Stockholm Major and PGL Arlington Major in 2022. The team also placed top 8 at TI11.
However, they began to plunge and placed 9th-12th at the 2023 Lima Major. At the ongoing Berlin Major, they failed to survive the grueling Group Stage. Beastcoast joins the rest of the eliminated teams, returning home with no prize money or DPC points.
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Berlin Major Playoffs begins soon
The Playoffs bracket pairs together exciting matchups!
The very first series will be a battle between Lima Major champions, Gaimin Gladiators, and TI10 champions, Team Spirit. Next will be OG vs Team Liquid, a classic brotherhood clash.
The next series will be between EEU champions, 9 Pandas, and veteran stack, Shopify Rebellion. And finally, we'll see powerhouses Tundra Esports and PSG.LGD fight to end the first round of the Berlin Major Playoffs.