As the competition for the playoffs in the ESL One Berlin Major 2023 becomes increasingly fierce, three teams have already secured their spots in the playoffs.
Gaimin Gladiators and OG are the first two teams to qualify for the next round followed by reigning The International winner Tundra Esports.
The reigning Lima Major champion’s draw against 9 Pandas yesterday allowed the team to clinch a ticket in the playoffs while OG’s draws against Invictus Gaming and Tundra Esports on the same day helped the team advance to the next round.
On the other hand, Tundra Esports recently swept Xtreme Gaming, 2-0, which allowed the team to become the second Pool B squad to enter the playoffs.
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Gaimin Gladiators, who currently hold the top spot in Group A with a 4-3-0 win-draw-loss standing, will end the group phase against the also-ran TSM.
The top-ranked OG (4-3-0) and second placer Tundra Esports (4-2-0), meanwhile, will end their pool campaign against Shopify Rebellion and beastcoast, respectively.
Teams who have already been eliminated are Southeast Asia’s Execration and North America’s TSM.