Group stage is officially over, which means we know all of the play-off stage participants.
ForZe showed incredible gameplay today and became the last quarterfinalist.
Their CSGO division started it’s activity in 2017. At one point, they even managed to get the 12th place in the HLTV ranking, and currently are placed at rank 24. CIS region is very strong at the moment, and ForZe is one of the 5 teams in top 30 from there. Two of their players are pretty new to the roster, since Aleksandr “KENSI” Gurkin and Alexandr “zorte” Zagodyrenko moved from ex-Ethereal to forZe a few days ago.
Their group in the European Development Championship was a really tough and close one. In their opening match, the team representing Russia lost to Lyngby Vikings with a 12-16 result, but after that, they did not lose a single map in their elimination and decider BO3 match taking revenge on the Vikings.
The MVP titles went to Andrey “Jerry” Mekhryakov and Alexandr “zorte” Zagodyrenko, but everyone on the team played incredibly well today. The bracket for the quarterfinals and their next opponent will be announced soon.