Last night, the quarterfinals of ESL Pro League Season 16 came to an end. Among the four teams eliminated were FaZe Clan and NAVI, teams most certain to advance to the grand final.
Today we will take a look at what happened in the quarterfinals and the semifinals that will be played today.
Surprising results in the quarterfinals
In ESL Pro League Season 16, we encountered many surprises, including the group stage. These surprises continued in the quarterfinals as well.
- Cloud9 2 - 1 FaZe Clan
- MOUZ 0 - 2 Team Liquid
- G2 Esports 2 - 1 Natus Vincere
- Team Vitality 2 - 0 Outsiders
Cloud9 performs splendidly, just like the old-timey spirit of Gambit Esports. After finishing Group D as the leader, they faced FaZe Clan, the biggest favourite of the tournament in my opinion, in the quarterfinals. Frankly, I thought it was the end of the tournament for Cloud9, but the end of the tournament was for FaZe Clan instead.
The MOUZ and Team Liquid match actually ended as I expected. Considering that the Round of 12 was quite competitive, I expected MOUZ to win at least one map in the quarterfinals as well. Anyway, they managed to perform close to the victory in both maps.
We praised G2 Esports during ESL Pro League Season 16. They put on a great performance. Still, their victory over NAVI is a rather surprising performance. NAVI was my favourite against G2 Esports but I said there could still be a surprise. Looks like jks and HooXi's joining the team has brought the team back to its old days.
Another team that said goodbye to the tournament was Outsiders. They did their best on both maps. With Team Vitality's 19-17 win on Dust II, Outsiders lost the series 2-0 and were eliminated from ESL Pro League Season 16.
Only four teams remain in ESL Pro League Season 16. We think Cloud9 and G2 Esports will match in the grand final. Who do you think will advance to the grand final match or who will win the tournament? You can watch the matches of your favourite teams and place bets on Luckbox. Sign up now and get a 100% deposit bonus.
Semifinals will be played today
- Cloud9 - Team Liquid (October 1 - 15:30 CEST)
I think I've been unfair to Cloud9 in my predictions so far. They're giving a great performance and I think they will win against their strong rivals Team Liquid and advance to the grand final.
- G2 Esports - Team Vitality (October 1 - 19:00 CEST)
Another shining team of the tournament is G2 Esports. I think they will be the opponent of Cloud9 in the grand final with their win against Team Vitality.
After a long time we will be watching a grand final without NAVI and FaZe Clan and it will definitely be interesting. How ESL Pro League Season 16 will turn out is a matter of curiosity. You can find out the answer by staying on Luckbox.