Dota 2 Stockholm Major continues with lower bracket matchups that offered some unexpected results as of the first round. beastcoast, who could not grab even a match in the group stage, eliminated one of the two favorites of the tournament, Team Spirit, with a quick 2-0 series that was expected to be tough considering their opponent came in Stockholm as the defending TI10 champions. Team Spirit surprisingly have knocked out from ESL One Stockholm Major without any notable success. On the other hand, beastcoast matched BetBoom Team in the second round of the elimination stage. The winner of the series will meet Thunder Awaken in the quarterfinals.
ESL One Stockholm Major Playoff Results
- Tundra Esports 2 — 0 Thunder Awaken
- TSM 2 — 0 Gaimin Gladiators
- beastcoast 2 — 0 Team Spirit
- BetBoom Team 2 — 1 Team Liquid
- Fnatic 2 — 1 T1
- OG 2 — 0 BOOM Esports
Upper bracket matchups
- TSM vs Tundra Esports — May 21
Lower bracket matchups
- beastcoast vs BetBoom Team — May 20
- Fnatic vs OG — May 20
Fnatic survived in an intense three-game series against T1 and made their way to the next round, where the European representative will face off OG to secure their spot in the quarters. This time Fnatic will need to be in their best form to take down OG because their opponents do not have such weak points to be exploited. OG versus Fnatic series that will determine which one of them will battle it out against Gaimin Gladiators in the quarterfinals is set to play on May 19 alongside the other elimination series, beastcoast versus BetBoom Team. As of the first round of the loser’s bracket, four teams have officially been eliminated from Dota 2 Stockholm Major: Team Liquid, T1, Team Spirit, and BOOM Esports.
With the CIS juggernaut, Team Spirit, returning home early, one true favorite still remains, Tundra Esports. After finishing the group stage with a phenomenal score of 5W1D, Tundra kicked off the winner bracket with a win over Spirit and matched Thunder Awaken in the semifinals. Although the opening match of the series last 65. minutes, Tundra were always in the driver’s seat. The top-seeded hid their weaknesses well and excelled in all aspects of the game. Tundra Esports will take on TSM, who dismantled Gaimin Gladiators led by Timado, in the winner’s bracket finals, which is scheduled to begin on May 21.