Rainbow Six EU Pro League: G2 Rises
The Rainbow Six EU Pro League grows fiercer has the days role on. This week, playday 10 and 11 concluded, presenting us with a great battle for second place. This week has been very interesting for results, creating key narratives for the weeks moving forward. Let’s look at the key results and what they mean going forward.
Battle for Second Place
With the way the playdays have concluded, there is currently a close race for second place. In the standings, G2 Esports and Team Empire are both on 22 points, whilst Na’Vi sits on 21 points.
G2 Esports has been on the rise in this half of the Pro League. They have had their ups and downs over the last few months, but now they seem to have found their rhythm. Since returning to Season 10 of the ESL Pro League, G2 Esports has not lost a match, taking down Team Empire, Chaos, Vitality and GiFu. They had some struggles along the way, but others were impressive victories. These four matches have rewarded them 12 points, catapulting them towards LAN dreams. G2 seems unstoppable right now and are arguably the favorite for EU’s second seed to LAN.
Meanwhile, Team Empire has struggled after winning the Six Major Raleigh. They have only won one game across the four most recent playdays, with two ties and one other loss. Team Empire has fallen from first place to battle for second with Na’Vi last week, and G2 this week. Team Empire has room to challenge, but it is looking less likely they’ll make it given their current form.
As for Natus Vincere. They too are only one point away from joining the fray. Na’Vi had a great performance last week, winning two games. This week, they lost to Giants Gaming, pushing them out of the top two for now. However, Na’Vi’s dream may come to an end soon. Jack “Doki” Robertson recently had his account banned for toxic behavior in-game. ESL has yet to decide on whether he is eligible to compete, so Na’Vi subbed in Ellis “UnderCoverPie” Pyart, who performed well against PENTA. However, Na’Vi’s next opponent is G2 esports on Monday, who will exploit Na’Vi’s unfortunate situation.
PENTA Escapes Relegation Zone
PENTA Sports looks better now than earlier this year, based on results so far this half of the season. Their refined roster this half of the season has challenged top teams, with their tie against Team Empire and close battle with Giants Gaming.
This week, their most crucial battle of the season took place. PENTA sports defeated Chaos E.C. 7-2, pushing them into sixth place. For now, PENTA Sports are safe from the relegation zone. They still have GiFu, Team Vitality and G2 Esports to face off against. Both GiFu and Team Vitality may have good results, considering how they both look now. The way the season is panning out, PENTA is looking more and more likely to be EU’s sixth-place team.
As for Chaos E.C., they struggled to get themselves onto the board. So far, their closest match has been against Team Vitality, which ended 5-7 for Chaos. They still have Empire, Na’Vi, and GiFu. Given the context around Team Empire and Na’Vi, Chaos has room to give it their all and get points on the board. They will need to put in the work over the next 3 playdays, otherwise, they look like relegation contenders.
No one wants to be in the relegation zone, considering forZe, BDS, Team GamerLegion and Team Secret are the top four teams in Challenger League. Being in the relegation zone is a likely death sentence for EU teams, which adds to the pressure of these remaining weeks.
The European standings can be found on the official site.