The final qualifier for the ESL UK & Ireland Autumn premiership has seen Barrage eSports/Academy, Singularity UK, and MacroManiacs qualify.
They join MnM, exceL, NerdRage.Pro and Enclave Gaming to make the 8 teams that will battle it out over the following months.
The first bit of success goes to Barrage eSports. Their main team went undefeated, whilst their Academy team became the first Academy team to qualify for the Premiership – Congratulations to them!
— Barrage™ (@Barrage) July 6, 2017
Singularity also had a good run in the upper bracket. They had a solid victory over Digital Warfare and then defeated Barrage Academy for their spot in the Premiership.
As for MacroManiacs, they defeated Digital Warfare in the Lower Bracket which earned them the last spot in the Premiership.
Although there were some upsets!
According to the Enclave community stream, LemonKnight did not play for Radix last night. The Enclave guys paid respect to the Lemo/Snuggli bot lane synergy they built in the UK scene. This made an impact on the already weakened Radix line-up since Demo had left the team a week ago, which lead to their exit.
Meanwhile, Bulldog was one of the teams that were considered to be a surprise elimination. Bulldog had previously been in the Spring Premiership. Unfortunately, their lineup was unable to make it into the Premiership this time around. Bulldog was eliminated by Barrage Academy for the 3rd spot, which created the first surprise of the night.
As for our hyped up Team Paria, they were unable to live up to their last week’s hype. Sadly, Team Paria was unable to win a series, which knocked them out of the tournament, along with Bulldog.
The group stage will commence from Wednesday, July 19th, with a best-of-1 format allowed each team to play on stream each week.