Lower Bracket Round 3 in a nutshell
The Six Invitational 2023 approaches its end as the tournament moves towards the Playoffs’ Upper Bracket Final and Lower Bracket Quarter Finals. Organised by Ubisoft, the tournament featured a total of 20 teams and all were seen in action. The tournament commenced on the 7th of February with the Group Stage and then on the 13th of February, the playoffs started. A total of 16 teams started the playoffs journey, while now only 6 teams remain. Yesterday, the Playoffs Lower Bracket Round 3 was played out and gave two matches. G2 Esports continued their unbeaten Lower Bracket run and advanced to the Lower Bracket Quarterfinal after a win against M80 while Astralis ended Team BDS’s Six Invitational 2023 dream with a dramatic encounter.
Detailed overview of the Lower Bracket Round 3 fixtures
After some entertaining Upper Bracket actions, fans at Place Bell in Montreal, Canada looked forward to the Lower Bracket fixtures which had two matches. 2019 Six Invitational winners G2 Esports were up against M80 in the first game while Team BDS and Shaiiko faced Astralis in the second game. Each match was Best of 3 games, and the winners made it to the Lower Bracket Quarter Final where Wolves Esports and KOI were seen waiting. Let’s have a look at the matches and the picks.
Match 1: M80 vs G2 Esports
Map Veto – Villa, Oregon and Bank.
- Map 1: The game began on the Villa map. Operators banned by the teams – M80 banned Mira and Dokkaebi. G2 banned Flores and Solis.
M80 began the game with defence while G2 Esports were the attacking side. Fans witnessed some good defensive play from M80 players, especially from GMZ and Yoggah. This took to a score of 4-1 in the first half. Later, in the second half, G2 Esports played extremely well and Doki played exceptionally well and led G2 Esports to 1-5 in the second half. With a score of 5-7, G2 Esports won the game.
- Map 2: Both teams met each other on the Oregon map. Operators banned by the teams – M80 banned Ying and Azami. G2 banned Mira and Montagne.
M80 began with the attack while G2 were on the defence. G2 Esports won the first two rounds, thanks to Alem4o and Virtue’s performances. M80 got back the momentum and won the rounds to make it a draw. Later, with a good attack in the second half led the score to 2-3 and G2 Secured the win by 4-7.
Match 2: Astralis vs Team BDS
Mao Veto – Villa, Clubhouse and Theme Park.
- Map 1: The game began on the Villa map. Operators banned by the teams – Astralis banned Flores and Valkyrie. Team BDS banned Azami and Dokkaebi.
Astralis were on the attack while Team BDS got the defence first. The first half of the game remained a draw with 3-3 scores each. But Forrest and Spiff helped Astralis to make it 4-2 in the second half and they won the game by 7-5.
- Map 2: After Villa, both were up against each other on the Clubhouse map. Operators banned by the teams – Astralis banned Hibana and Bandit. Team BDS banned Mira and Thatcher.
Astralis failed to make an impact as Shaiiko and LikEfac got were brilliant for Team BDS. The first-half score remained 1-5 and later a 0-2 finish in the second half led Team BDS to a 1-7 score.
- Map 3: The game was played on the Theme Park map. Operators banned by the teams – Astralis banned Valkyrie and Twitch. Team BDS banned Ace and Mira.
Astralis made it 5-1 in the first half and later a 2-4 second-half finish led them to a victory by victory by 7-5.
As these matches concluded, G2 Esports advanced to the Lower Bracket Quarterfinal where they will next face Wolves Esports. Astralis after winning against Team BDS will now face KOI in the Lower Bracket Quarterfinal. Read more about Six Invitational 2023.