SEA teams in Lima Major continue to battle for their survival with Talon Esports having the better chance of advancing to the next round while Geek Slate and Execration could still be going home early in the tournament.
Talon Esports is currently in tie for the third spot of the standings along with Evil Geniuses and PSG.LGD following its 2-0 defeat against Tundra on Saturday, Feb. 25.
A win in that match could have given Talon a more favorable position in the standings but instead, the loss put it in a must-win game in its final assignment.
Good thing, the SEA representatives are facing a cellar-dwelling Ehome in the final day where a sweep could still catapult them to the upper bracket defending on the results of EG’s match against TSM and PSG.LGD’s collision with Gaimin Gladiators.
A sweep loss would be disastrous as they can still be eliminated if teams like Execration and TSM score sweeps.
Geek Slate, on the other hand, had a more simple condition to advance to the next round. They just need to win their game against another playoff seeking Betboom Team. It’s actually a do-or-die match for the Indonesian esports team as a sweep loss would also mean elimination.
Just like Talon, Geek Slate could have also been in a better position in the standings if not for a dry spell on the third day of the group stage. Geek Slate suffered a 0-2 defeat against Team Aster and still couldn’t score a single point against Beastcoast who also triumphed against the SEA representatives with a 2-0 sweep.
Execration, meanwhile, after a series of draw in their last assignments, is now in dire need of a 2-0 win against Team Spirit to stay in playoff contention.