Timechasers secure playoffs; final swiss matchups determined
The fourth week of BESL Pro Season 5 is now done and dusted as the twelve teams left in the competition have all played out their swiss group stage round 4 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 4 recap
The fourth round of the Swiss group stage saw twelve teams being divided into two categories:
Teams that have won two of the three games that they have played (Win-Loss record 2-1)
Teams that have won one of the three games that they have played (Win-Loss record 1-2)
Within these two categories, teams were 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.
After that, 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. After a full week of play, here are the results:
deprEST [2-1] coluant (16:8 inferno, 13:16 overpass, 16:9 mirage)
WORTEX [2-1] LESGEDI (16:19 nuke, 16:9 inferno, 16:7 mirage)
FiGURE05 [0-2] SACRAMENTO (7:16 train, 19:22 nuke)
Viktor [0-2] 1944 (7:16 overpass, 14:16 mirage)
Lithuanian broadcast - EoN [0-2] alltheRAGE
(13:16 dust2, 6:16 nuke)
Latvian broadcast - Team Titan [0-2] Timechasers
(13:16 dust2, 8:16 overpass)
After four weeks of play, there are now five teams that have been eliminated from the competition. The first ones to fall at the end of week 3 were FRAGMINE and Team Medieval, both of whom had suffered defeats in every single one of the weeks prior, while this week we waved goodbye to coluant, LESGEDI, and Viktor - teams that had found only 1 victory in the four games they had played.
On the other hand, there are also now five teams who have secured themselves a spot in the playoffs. The first ones to do so were Akatsuki and 1337HUANIA who made a flawless run through the Swiss group stage, while the likes of alltheRAGE, SACRAMENTO, and Timechasers have now joined them.
Swiss round 5 matches
After the fourth round of matches, there are only six teams left whose destiny is yet to be decided. All of these teams have won two out of the four games played (win-loss record 2-2) with week 5 being the last hurdle that is going to take three of them to the playoffs, while the other three are going to be eliminated. These six teams are:
As per usual, before drawing the matchups, 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.
After teams have been seeded, they are matched up against each other based on these seeds while keeping in mind the fact that during the Swiss group stage teams can’t play each other more than once.
Without further ado, here are all the Swiss round 5 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, 18th 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.
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News by: Bruno ‘Gekons’ Gailītis