After the 1st week of the groups stages the 16 teams now have to face off to determine who will take the 1st and 2nd seeds to the World Championship quarterfinals. This is each team’s final chance to fight their way to the top of their group, each match is a best of 1 and is played on patch 5.18. Each team will have to play 3 games during this 2nd week to determine who comes out on top. Here you can read the full recap and watch all vods.
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Worlds Group A – Week 2
|1.|| Flash Wolves
|2.|| Koo Tigers
|3/4||Counter Logic Gaming||2|
|GROUP A: Team Info | Roster | Matches | Results|
Counter Logic Gaming – After a few rough performances they ended their 1st week with 2 wins and only 1 loss, keeping them sitting at the top of their group along with the KOO Tigers. This gave them a great opportunity to show up and perform during their 2nd week to take a ticket to the quarterfinals.
KOO Tigers – Taking one of the top seeds of their group by the end of the 1st week they’re set and prepared for taking on their opponents during the 2nd week to earn their groups seed to the quarterfinals. After some promising performances they’re looking like a top contender of the group.
PaiN Gaming – With a better than expected score at the end of the 1st week the Wild Card team has shown that they’re full of promise and potential after taking a victory against the Flash Wolves whilst also holding their own against the other teams. Having a difficult time climbing through their group they still have the chance to take a seed if they can go undefeated in the 2nd
Flash Wolves – An extremely rough week left the Flash Wolves at the bottom of their group, tied for last place. With a difficult road ahead of them they could still fight their way to take a seed from the group if they have an extremely strong performing week.
Group A | Day 1 Week 2 Recap and Vod
The fall off CLG lead the Flash Wolves to take a dominating 2nd week in the groups stages as they managed to go undefeated whereas CLG couldn’t take a single victory. This placed the Flash Wolves at the top of their group with a 4:2 score and as they defeated the 2nd contender for the 1st seed, the KOO Tigers who managed to also end with a 4:2 score, during both of their encounters they took the 1st seed and the Tigers took the 2nd seed to the quarterfinals. PaiN Gaming had an extremely rough time but managed to break the Wild Card trend as they took their 2nd victory in week 2 which gave them a 2:4 score which was a new record for any Wild Card Team. Flash Wolves proceeded with the 1st seed and the KOO Tigers advanced with the 2nd seed. View all results from Week 2 – Day 1 or watch the Vod below.
Worlds Group C – Week 2
|2.|| Edward Gaming
|GROUP C: Team Info | Roster | Matches | Results|
SKTT1 – With some fun performances with unconventional picks SKT managed to take the 1st place in their group by going undefeated during the 1st week of the groups stages however the 2nd week might not be as promising. Teams such as EDG are improving and are looking to take their place at the top of the group and doing so could set SKT back, they’ll need to perform better in the 2nd week to secure their seed to the quarterfinals.
EDG – Taking 2 victories by the end of the 1st week left EDG in the middle of the pack, right between top and bottom of the group. If they take losses in the 2nd week to either H2K or BKT they’ll be jeopardizing their chance at taking a seed but if they show a performance as well as their 1st week they should be able to secure a place in the quarterfinals.
H2K – Strong performances were shown during their 1st week but they only managed to secure 1 victory which left them near the bottom of their group. If they can perform as well as they did in the 1st week but apply more pressure during their games they could take a few more victories to take a seed to the quarterfinals however it’s a rough road ahead for them.
Bangkok Titans – This Wild Card team has had a difficult time during their 1st week taking no victories, not having the best of performances and sitting at the bottom of the standings however it’s still possible for them to take a tie breaker if they manage to go undefeated. It may seem unlikely but it’s never good to underestimate your enemies.
Group C | Day 2 Week 2 Recap and Vod
Dominating victories kept SKTT1 at the top of the group as they managed to go undefeated during their entire groups stage, they were the only team in the entire World Championship 2015 who managed to do so. After taking their 2nd victory over EDG, Edward Gaming managed to take 2 more victories in the 2nd week and secure their 2nd seed to the quarterfinals. As for H2K and BKT, H2K put up a few good fights which lead to some pretty good matches but they only managed to take victories against the likes of BKT, who ended at the bottom of the group with a 0:6 score. SKT take the 1st seed to the quarterfinals, from their group, and EDG take the 2nd seed after securing a 4:2 score. View all results from Week 2 – Day 2 or watch the Vod below.
Worlds Group D – Week 2
|1.|| KT Rolster
|3.|| LGD Gaming
|GROUP D: Team Info | Roster | Matches | Results|
KT Rolster – Taking 2 victories in their 1st week has lined them up in a good position to take a seed to the quarterfinals at the end of the 2nd week if they manage to perform as well as they had done previously. To take the 1st seed they’re going to need to defeat the only team that has managed to defeat them so far along with taking down the other 2 teams. It’ll be rough but KT has shown the skill required to pull off something like this, ever I they don’t manage to defeat them all they’re in a good position to take a 2nd seed at the end of the groups stage.
Team Solo Mid – A rough first week left TSM sitting with only 1 victory in their pocket and their extremely lacklustre performances were ‘a worrying trend’. If they manage to step up and make a few necessary improvements they could claw their way through the group and if they go undefeated during the 2nd week they could take a seed to the quarterfinals but it’ll be more than just a simple challenge.
LGD – Currently in the last position of their group, LGD didn’t manage to take a single victory during their 1st week of the groups stage and their performances, although they weren’t bad, were lacklustre and could do with a few improvements. If they can hold out in the 2nd week and take a few victories against the right teams they could end in a tie-breaker to take their quarterfinals seed.
Origen – Extremely strong and calculated performances left Origen at the top of their group after the 1st week, their calculated and strategic plays have given all of the other teams in their group an extremely tough time. If they continue to play with a 1-step -ahead style they should be able to secure their place in the quarterfinals but only if they don’t drop losses throughout the 2nd week.
Group D | Day 3 Week 2 Recap and Vod
Going undefeated in their 1st week set Origen up for a spectacular week 2 where they managed to take the 2nd seed with a score of 4:2 after falling to KT Rolster, who went undefeated in their 2nd week giving them a 5:1 score and the 1st seed to the quarterfinals. LGD managed to perform spectacularly in their 2nd week, taking Origens chances away at getting the 1st seed, but only managed to take 2 victories and after their 1st weeks performance this left them in 3rd place with a score of 2:4. TSM ended up having an abysmal week and didn’t manage to take any victories which left them at the bottom of the standings with a 1:5 score. After their spectacular performances KT Rolster ended week 2 with the 1st seed which was closely followed by Origen who netter the 2nd seed to the Quarterfinals matches. View all results from Week 2 – Day 3 or watch the Vod below.
Worlds Group B – Week 2
|2.|| AHQ e-Sports Club
|GROUP B: Team Info | Roster | Matches | Results|
Fnatic – With rough performances showing during their 1st week of the groups stages they’re in a rough position with only 1 victory leaving them near the bottom of the standings along with 2 other teams of their group. If they made the required performance improvements they’ll come into the 2nd week with great chances to take a seed out of the group.
AHQ – Along with 2 other teams in their group they’re in a rough position being tied at the bottom of the group. Their performances during the 1st week of the groups stages were lacklustre but their chances at making it out of the group is still alive as they’re still holding a victory from the 1st
Cloud9 – An extremely great 1st week left Cloud9 standing at the top of their group going undefeated. After showing so much promise and breaking all expectations they’ll be coming into the 2nd week with higher expectations, if they can show up in the 2nd week the same way they did in the 1st they’re a shoe-in for leaving this group and taking a seed.
Invictus Gaming – Some of the weakest performances in the group have left IG in a tough position however they managed to take a victory against AHQ and have their possibilities for taking a seed from the group still standing. If they manage to perform in the 2nd week with slight improvements they should be able to take a seed from the group and take their place in the quarterfinals.
Group B | Day 4 Week 2 Recap and Vod
Although they had a rough first week, especially against the likes of Cloud9, Fnatic managed to fight their way through the 2nd week and went undefeated; giving them an overall groups score of 4:2. This allowed them to sit at the top of their groups standings and granted them the 1st seed. As for Cloud9, who were previously at the top, they didn’t manage to take a single victory during their 1st 3 matches and that forced them into a tie-breaker with AHQ. AHQ managed to take down Invictus Gaming, who only took 1 victory against Cloud9 in the 2nd week, along with taking a victory against Cloud9 which gave them the chance to take a tie-breaker match for the 2nd seed. AHQ managed to defeat Cloud9, who were defeated 4 games in a row, to take their 2nd seed to the quarterfinals and as they had a perfect week and sat at the top of the standings Fnatic took the 1st seed. View all results from Week 2 – Day 4 or watch the Vod below.
That's it from the 2015 Worlds Group Stage
Congratulations to Fnatic, SKTT1, KT Rolster and Flash Wolves for taking the 1st seed from each of their respective groups and to KOO Tigers, AHQ, Origen and EDG for taking their 2nd seeds to the quarterfinals. To take a look at the quarterfinals preview and predictions here to see who I think will advance and why!
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Recap by Addam ‘Canvas’ Burrows, English Literature and Journalism student of 2013. Diamond League Marksman. Contact Addam ‘ Canvas’ Burrows on Twitter!