Day 3 of the League of Legends European Challenger Series Qualifiers has ended, and with it, the chances of two teams of making it to promotion. Having each lost their third match today, Bobaski and ASUS ROG Army, both in Group A, no longer have a path to advance.
League of Legends EU CS Qualifiers Day 3
Day 3 of the Challenger Series Qualifiers had plenty of excitement for anybody that was watching, including a rather ridiculous fountain dive. Group A presented few surprises, once the day was over. Nerv and Fnatic continue to dominate their group, defeating Euronics Gaming and ASUS ROG Army, respectively. Both teams sit at 3-0, with Team LDLC not far behind at 2-1. Euronics Gaming has a slim chance of holding on, having only defeated Bobaski for a 1-2 record so far. Bobaski and ASUS ROG Army are out, but they still have games left. Tomorrow, Fnatic will likely score their fourth win against Bobaski, while ASUS ROG Army could have a chance at a moral redemption against Euronics Gaming.
But over in Group B, things are a little different. Team Forge defeated Alternate Ataxx for their third win, but Alternate Ataxx, in their second game of the day, was able to defeat Team Kinguin. That means Team Forge is comfortably at the top of the Group B leader board, undefeated at 3-0, but Team Kinguin is within striking distance. Their Day 3 loss left them at 2-1, while each of the other four teams in Group B are all 1-2.
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That includes Tricked eSport, who took their first win of the qualifiers today against Team Larssen. While the match was mostly dominated by Tricked from early mid-game onward, a last minute fountain dive actually gave Team Larssen a second chance, though they just weren’t able to capitalize on it. Team Kinguin faces off against Team Larssen tomorrow, and if TK loses, Group B will be poised to be the much more interesting group come Day 5.