Round three of the DGL Masters CS:GO Division has now concluded with multiple upsets, and an unexpected top three placement from one of the Master’s newcomers. With teams already battling their way through Round four, let’s take a look at some of the Round three results:
So to kick things off we see three teams sitting at the top of the log, and it’s well worth noting that only Masters newcomers Energy eSports have not dropped a single map in any of their matchups.
White Rabbit Gaming 2-1 Ventus CS:GO – Going the full three map distance, this match was a tense affair with both squads looking to land their second victory on the log. Ultimately WRG managed to secure their victory even after an overtime battle (10-16 on Mirage, 22-19 on Overpass and 16-7 on Cache) earning the side a mid-range place on the log.
Aperture Gaming 2-0 Veneration E-Sports – A somewhat expected victory for the ApG squad, having shown dominating performances in their previous match-ups, with the squad expected to reach (and maintain) a the top three ranking. Both maps were quite one-sided affairs for ApG. (16-7 on Mirage and 16-7 on Cache).
Xperts at Total Chaos 2-1 Damage Control – Quite the upset, and a victory steeped in revenge, as another match in a historic rivalry ends in a victory for xTc in what was quite the strong performance for the victorious side with the scoreline ending at 8-16 on Nuke, 16-13 on Cobblestone and 16-10 on Overpass.
eXdee Gaming 2-0 Flipsid3 Tactics SA – Another large upsets as the xD team manage to land their first win of the 2017 season against predicted favourites F3. Flipsid3 seem to have some issues at the moment, still struggling to land a win on the board, although it should be noted they have played mostly tough opponents though this match was certainly a tense one with the teams going 16-6 on Train and 25-23 on Cache.
Energy eSports 2-0 Pulse Gaming – A swift victory for the eN side who is definitely proving that their position as favourites for the DGL Masters should not be overlooked. Pulse have yet to secure themselves a win on the log and join VnR and F3 at the bottom of the log after going 16-10 on Cache and 16-3 on Nuke.
Overall, it was a great week of Counter-Strike as these teams find themselves some worthy opponents, while there still might be a gap between first to third place we can only hope that the remaining teams slowly bridge that gap.
Round four is going to put some extreme pressure on some of the teams as some titans will be clashing in the coming weeks, while the others find themselves in evenly skilled matchups. What will the new week of competition bring? Be sure to stay tuned to Telkom Gaming as the 2017 Masters truly starts to heat up.
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