SK Gaming and mousesports top their groups after ESL Pro League Finals group stage

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Yesterday was the first day in front of the Brazilian home crowd in the sold out Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo and every team had a chance to showcase their skills en route to the ESL Pro League Season 4 trophy. Unfortunately we already had to say goodbye to five of the eleven teams after day three of the competition. Check out who made it past the grueling group stage.

Group A

In the shorthanded group A, only two teams had to fear elimination yesterday and Team Liquid’s fate was already sealed after a 0-3 start. But much to the dismay of the Brazilian fans, they saved their best for their last mast against Immortals where they eliminated the home town favorites in an incredible comeback after being 13-2 down.

At the top of the groups, both mousesports and Team EnVyUs finished with 3-1 scores, but the German organisation won the head-to-head matchup and therefore secured themselves a semi final spot.

The group A standings:

1 mousesports 3-1 62-47
2 Team EnVyUs 3-1 57-30
3 OpTic Gaming 2-2 47-38
4 Team Liquid 1-3 34-62
5 Immortals 1-3 39-62

Group B

After the shocking elimination of Immortals in group A, at the very least the home crowd was able to celebrate SK Gaming performance in group B, where they topped the standings after the last day of group play.

At the bottom of the table it was heartbreak for Team Dignitas, FaZe and NRG who got eliminated after day three. Team Dignitas were not able to keep up their impressive day one form, FaZe fell just short securing themselves an all important third win and NRG failed to record a win the hard-fought group B.

The group B standings:

1 SK Gaming 4-1 74-41
2 Cloud9 4-1 70-61
3 Ninjas in Pyjamas 3-2 71-63
4 FaZe Clan 2-3 61-75
5 Team Dignitas 2-3 59-65
6 NRG eSports 0-5 56-86


For the detailed match results in both groups, be sure to check out our group stage page on the ESL Pro League website.

The quarterfinals continue today at 14:50 BRST (18:50 CEST) with NiP vs EnVyUs, followed by OpTic vs Cloud9. Find out who will face mousesports and SK Gaming in the semi finals on our playoff livestreams. And don’t forget to follow ESL CS on Twitter and Facebook for the best highlights, match results and standings.