CEVO Gfinity is back with its 9th season as Virtus.pro look to defend their championship with a very favorable lineup in this years CEVO Gfinity. Don’t expect to see a repeat performance from VP as they completely dominated last years event without even dropping a single map in the playoffs. There are quite a few teams to be excited about and this is a great chance for low profile teams to make a name for themselves as there aren’t any great tier 1 teams participating in the event with Na’Vi withdrawing from a couple of tournaments including DH Austin, ECS and CEVO.
Season 9 Finals | Facts
- Date: 4/28/2016 – 5/1/2016
- Location: London, UK; Gfinity Arena
- Prize Pool: $125,000
- 8 Teams
- Format: Group Stages BO3, Playoffs BO5
- Valve Major: No
- Ticket information can be found here.
- Betting odds available for all matches.
- Live Streaming available for all matches.
- Tempo Storm
- Team Dignitas
- OpTic Gaming
- Selfless Gaming
- SK Gaming
There will be 4 teams in each group where they will face each other for the top 2 spot in each group. They will play best of 3 matches throughout the group stages and the top 2 teams in each group will advance to the semifinals. The semifinals will be played in a best of 5 along with the finals.
|GROUP A | Standings
|Match Schedule / Results|
|GROUP B | Standings
|Match Schedule / Results|
Virtus.pro – One of the most renowned organization in eSports but still struggling to get to top shape due to their lack of consistency. This is a team that could possibly beat any top tier team as an underdog. They are also known to perform well as an underdog and disappear completely as the favorites which makes them one of the most volatile teams in terms of form. They have a solid core lineup since they have been playing with each other as a team since 2014. They are your returning CEVO Gfinity champions and even with that being said, they still have a lot to prove.
Tempo Storm – We have seen glimpses of their potential IEM Season 10 but they haven’t followed through after the event. They are a tier 2 NA team with a good upside and they will always be overshadowed by their brazilian counterpart Luminosity Gaming.
Team dignitas – Dreamhack Masters Malmo marked the day where dignitas has come out of their brother’s shadow (Astralis) and looked like they took over the title as the best danish team. They have always had the potential but with a heavier competition in EU, they have molded themselves as a great tier 1 team. With Na’Vi bowing out from CEVO, they take my pick as the favorites for the title.
Schedule and Results
Match #2: Virtus.pro vs. Splyce 2 : 1 (16/14) | (11/16) | (16/11)
Start Time: April 28, 04:45 AM PDT / 07:45 AM EDT / 13:45 CEST
Match #4: HellRaisers vs. OpTic Gaming 2 : 1 (8/16) | (16/8) | (16/3)
Start Time: April 28, 10:00 AM PDT / 01:00 PM EDT / 19:00 CEST
Match #6: Splyce vs. OpTic Gaming 1 : 2 (3/16) | (16/12) | (8/16)
Start Time: April 29, 02:45 AM PDT / 05:45 AM EDT / 11:45 CEST
Match #8: Virtus.pro vs. HellRaisers 0 : 2 (14/16) | (11/16)
Start Time: April 29, 07:15 AM PDT / 10:15 AM EDT / 16:15 CEST
Match #10: Virtus.pro vs. OpTic Gaming 2 : 0 (16/6) | (16/8)
Start Time: April 29, 12:45 PM PDT / 03:45 PM EDT / 21:45 CEST
Match #1: Tempo Storm vs. SK Gaming 2 : 0 (16/12) | (16/6)
Start Time: April 28, 02:45 AM PDT / 05:45 AM EDT / 11:45 CEST
Match #3: Team Dignitas vs. Selfless Gaming 2 : 0 (16/6) | (16/5)
Start Time: April 28, 07:15 AM PDT / 10:15 AM EDT / 16:15 CEST
Match #5: SK Gaming vs. Selfless Gaming 2 : 0 (16/3) | (16/1)
Start Time: April 28, 12:45 PM PDT / 03:45 PM EDT / 21:45 CEST
Match #7: Tempo Storm vs. Team Dignitas 2 : 1 (16/12) | (12/16) | (16/14)
Start Time: April 29, 04:45 AM PDT / 07:45 AM EDT / 13:45 CEST
Match #9: Team Dignitas vs. SK Gaming 0 : 2 (3/16) | (11/16)
Start Time: April 29, 10:00 AM PDT / 01:00 PM EDT / 19:00 CEST
Semi-Final #1: HellRaisers vs. SK Gaming 0 : 3 (10/16) | (14/16) | (3/16)
Start Time: April 30, 04:00 AM PDT / 07:00 AM EDT / 13:00 CEST
Semi-Final #2: Tempo Storm vs. Virtus.pro 3 : 2
(16/9) | (16/7) | (3/16) | (13/16) | (16/11)
Start Time: April 30, 08:30 AM PDT / 11:30 AM EDT / 17:30 CEST
Grand Final: SK Gaming vs. Tempo Storm 1 : 3 (5/16) | (17/19) | (16/9) | (8/16)
Start Time: May 1, 07:30 AM PDT / 10:30 AM EDT / 16:30 CEST
|5th-6th||$5,000|| OpTic Gaming
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