1337HUANIA defeat SACRAMENTO; round 3 matches drawn
The second week of BESL Pro Season 5 is now done and dusted with all the sixteen teams playing out their Swiss group stage round 2 matches.
In case you have not heard about the Swiss format before, feel free to check out our season announcement article’s format section that has an in-depth explanation of how this format works.
Swiss round 2 recap
The second round of the Swiss group stage saw sixteen teams being divided into two categories:
Teams that won their opening duel (Win-Loss record 1-0)
Teams that lost their opening duel (Win-Loss record 0-1)
Additionally, within these two categories, all teams also kept their initial round 1 pool labels of:
Teams that finished the last season in 1st-8th place
Teams that finished the last season in 9th-11th place + teams from qualifiers
After that, teams within the same category were randomly drawn against teams of the opposite pool, until it was no longer possible. In that case, teams from the same pool got matched up against each other. After a full week of play, here are the results:
deprEST [0-2] EoN (20:22 nuke, 13:16 mirage)
LESGEDI [2-0] FRAGMINE (16:4 nuke, 16:5 train)
Timechasers [2-0] WORTEX (22:18 train, 16:13 dust2)
Team Medieval [0-2] 1944 (17:19 dust2, 14:16 mirage)
Estonian broadcast - coluant [1-2] Viktor
(13:16 overpass, 16:9 train, 6:16 mirage)
Lithuanian broadcast - Akatsuki [2-1] alltheRAGE
(14:16 dust2, 16:13 overpass, 16:5 mirage)
Latvian broadcast - SACRAMENTO [0-2] 1337HUANIA
(12:16 dust2, 12:16 nuke)
Lithuanian broadcast - Team Titan [2-1] FiGURE05
(16:5 dust2, 11:16 train, 16:12 nuke)
Swiss round 3 matches
After the second round of matches, teams have now been separated into three different categories:
Teams that won both of their games (Win-Loss record 2-0)
Teams that won one of the two games they had (Win-Loss record of 1-1)
Teams that lost both of their games (Win-Loss record 0-2)
Starting from round 3 of the Swiss group stage, Teams are seeded using the Buchholz system that takes into consideration what level of opponents each Team has played against previously. It determines how hard a Team's route has been thus far by summing up the scores of their opponents.
Here’s how it looks right now:
For week 3 of our competition, teams within the same category were matched up against each other based on the seeds they got according to the Buchholz system. However, this is done by keeping in mind the fact that during the Swiss group stage teams can’t play each other more than once.
Here are all the Swiss round 3 matches:
Just like last time, during the Season 5 online portion of games, we’re going to provide you guys with three different broadcasts - one for each of the Baltic state countries in their respective language!
However, for the LAN finals, we’re going to transition back into having one English broadcast in order to cater to a broader spectrum of viewers.
Here’s how it works:
Just like last season, our broadcast crew that operates in the studio in Riga, Latvia is going to bring you one best-of-three game series every Saturday at 16:00 Baltic time. These broadcasts are going to be streamed on BESL Pro YouTube channel and are going to feature three casters from Latvia - Emvy, S1D, and Gekons.
On the other hand, both Estonian and Lithuanian broadcasts are not going to follow a set schedule, but are rather going to pick-up games during the week based on caster availability. These broadcasts are going to be streamed on BESL Pro Estonia Twitch and on BESL Pro Lithuania Twitch channels respectively. The casters who are going to bring you the action are iiSy from Estonia and freemaN from Lithuania.
All three broadcasts will prioritize featuring teams from their respective countries.
Latvian match of the week
The first game series that has now been set in stone for the Latvian broadcast team to be featured on Saturday, 4th of January, at 16:00 Baltic time, is:
Information about the games that are going to be featured on Lithuanian and Estonian broadcasts is going to be posted on our social media channels.
BESL Pro Season 5 is a seven-week competition between the sixteen best Baltic state CS:GO teams for their share of the €9,000 prize pool and the right to call themselves the best in Baltic states.
The four best teams from the online part of the competition are going to meet each other in the LAN finals happening on the 15th of February at Kipsala exhibition center in Riga, Latvia at the HyperTown Riga 2020 urban & esports festival. Visit hypertown.pro for more info about the festival and tickets.
Be sure to follow our broadcast and social media channels in order to not miss any action:
News by: Bruno ‘Gekons’ Gailītis