9 Pandas and Gaimin Gladiators have secured a top three finish in the ongoing ESL One Berlin Major after dispatching their respective opponents in the upper bracket semifinals.
The reigning Lima Major champion made swift work of OG, 2-0, while the former HellRaisers players escaped defending The International champion Tundra Esports, 2-1.
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Gaimin Gladiators and 9 Pandas will go up against one another in the upper bracket finals on Saturday.
Meanwhile, powerhouse Team Liquid will put its tournament life on the line against the Syed “SumaiL” Hassan-led Team Aster in the lower bracket quarterfinals while Talon Esports, the last Southeast Asian team in the field, will face Evil Geniuses.
The winner of the Team Liquid-Team Aster match will go up against Tundra Esports while the victor of the Talon Esports-Evil Geniuses game will take on OG.
As the ESL One Berlin Major progresses, the competition reaches fever pitch, and fans around the world eagerly await these thrilling matchups that will shape the trajectory of the tournament.