After Day 2 of the League of Legends European Challenger Series Qualifiers, things are looking good for some teams, and grim for others. Only the top two teams in each group will make it to the finals, where they will face each other, with the winners advancing to the Playoffs, keeping their hopes of advancing to the League Championship Series alive.
League of Legends Eu CS Qualifiers Day 2
Day 2 solidified certain teams as leaders among the Challenger Series. In Group A, Fnatic and Nerv are both looking good, with pristine 2-0 records in their matches. In Group B, Team Forge and Team Kinguin also remain undefeated, with 2-0 records.
— FNATIC (@FNATIC) January 11, 2017
But not all wins are equal. Fnatic has mostly dominated their competition, whereas Nerv’s victory today against ASUS ROG Army was a hard-earned win. The two leaders are not scheduled to face each other until Day 5 of the Qualifiers, on January 14th.
That same day will see the Group B leaders, Team Kinguin and Team Forge, also go head to head. The bottom two teams in each group, who have no wins yet, have a long shot ahead of them if they are going to make it to the Playoffs. Having lost two matches a piece, Bobaski and ASUS ROG Army in Group A, and Alternate Ataxx and Tricked eSport in Group B, have to hope things not only turn around in a good way for them, but in a bad way for the current leaders. Otherwise, their dreams of making it to EU LCS will be dashed before they even begin.