Team Liquid won the VCT EMEA Challengers Playoffs, beating Fnatic 3:2 in the final.
Liquid chose Haven as their first map. After winning the pistol and economy rounds, they lost eight rounds in a row, leading to an eventual 3:9 loss in the first half. Fnatic won the first map by 3:13 and it seemed like an easy final for them. Fnatic's choice fell to Icebox, where there was never a problem for them. First half was won 5:7, but in the second half Liquid took eight straight rounds without too much trouble, thus winning 13:7. Team Liquid opted for Ascent, game that was evenly matched. First half ended 6:6, but in the second half Liquid took control of the game and won 13:9. Bind was the expected choice from Fnatic. First half started with a score of 0:6, followed by a small comeback from Liquid. In the end, Fnatic still won with a score of 7:13. Last map of the final was Split, where Liquid immediately started to gain momentum and at one point led 8:0. After losing game a bit, Team Liquid finished the first half with a 9:3 victory. In the second half, Fnatic had their attempts at a runaway, but in the end they lost map 13:7.
VCT EMEA CHALLENGERS PLAYOFFS RESULTS - GRAND FINAL:
Team Liquid [3:13] Fnatic @ Haven
Team Liquid [13:7] Fnatic @ Icebox
Team Liquid [13:9] Fnatic @ Ascent
Team Liquid [7:13] Fnatic @ Bind
Team Liquid [13:7] Fnatic @ Split
PRIZE FUND DISTRIBUTION AT THE VCT EMEA CHALLENGERS PLAYOFFS:
1st place: Team Liquid - $42,070 + слот на Masters Reykjavik
2nd place : Fnatic - $18,030 + слот на Masters Reykjavik
3-4th place: Oxygen Esports / Gambit Esports - $10,818
5-6th place: FunPlus Phoenix / Guild Esports - $7,212
7th-8th place: BBL Esports / Futbolist - $4,808