ESPADA, Nemiga Gaming and Gambit Youngsters advanced to Stage 3 at the $50,000 WePlay! Clutch Island online event.
In Thursday’s double-elimination Stage 2, ESPADA opened with a 2-0 sweep of Gambit Youngsters, winning 16-14 on Mirage and 16-2 on Overpass.
Nemiga followed with a 2-1 decision against forZe, winning 16-11 on Mirage, losing 16-7 on Inferno and taking the decider, 16-7, on Nuke.
Gambit Youngsters then survived with a sweep against forZe, posting identical 16-8 scores on Overpass and Inferno. That knocked out forZe, who finished ninth and earned 1,000 Regional Major Rankings points.
Stage 3 will start next week, with the final set for June 28. Hard Legion Esports, Team Spirit, Virtus.pro, Winstrike Team and Natus Vincere reached Stage 3 via direct invitations.
Stage 3 will feature a two-group, double-elimination group stage before a double-elimination playoff bracket. Group A includes ESPADA, Nemiga, Spirit and Winstrike. Group B features Gambit Youngsters, Hard Legion, Na’Vi and Virtus.pro.
All matches throughout the tournament are best-of-three, with the champion claiming $15,000 and 2,000 RMR points.
WePlay! Clutch Island prize pool ($USD, Regional Major Ranking points):
9. 0, 1,000 — forZe
12-13th. 0, 0 — Moscow Five Academy, CR4ZY
—Field Level Media