After nine weeks of competition its time for the playoffs. Starting with the quarterfinals.
The first best of five series was Echo Fox and TSM.
TSM rolled in game one and crushed it on all cylinders. Zven had the big play of the game scoring a Penta kill as part of a 9/2/6 effort. Bjergsen added six kills as well in the victory for TSM.
Game two was closer. Yet a couple players were able to change the tide of the game. Dardoch on Kindred and Damonte on Ryze, combined for 11 kills and 14 helpers as Echo Fox tied up the series.
Game three once again was a two player show for Echo Fox. Dardoch was joined by Lost in the winning effort. The duo combined for 12 kills and 13 assists as Echo Fox put TSM on the brink of elimination.
Game four ended up similar to game one. With the game and season on the line another star had to make a move. This time it was Bjergsen. The middle lane player scored kill after kill including a Penta kill finishing with 11 in total. Which was enough to pace TSM and get them into game five.
Game five followed the star power trend. Once more Bjergsen took control of the match and led TSM to victory. He was assisted by Hauntzer who had four kills and eight assists in the win.
TSM draws Cloud 9 in the semi-finals.
Flyquest and 100 Thieves met in the other quarterfinal.
Game one started with 100 gaining a quick led. Then around the 11 minutes mark Santorin of Flyquest scored a triple kill. Yet 100 was able to turn it around from there to take the win.
Game two wasn’t much of a fight. 100 Thieves got an early led and snowballed it to victory. Ryu carried for 100 going 8/0/8 in the win.
Game three was a wild one. Flyquest held a 9-1 led and looked like they would force game four. Yet in true what happened fashion the led would disappear and so would Fly quest’s chance at the world championship. Cody sun and Ryu contributed four kills apiece in the win for 100.
With the win 100 Thieves will face Team Liquid in a rematch of the spring split finals.