Jordan “JKap” Kaplan (right) and EnVyUs lead a pack of four teams into Championship Sunday. (MLG/Ryan Mayle)
It was another exciting day of action at the MLG Pro League Season 3 Playoffs, as the eight competing teams continued on in the $75,000 tournament. By day’s end, four teams would make their exit from the competition.
Here are the top stories from Saturday:
Noble.Vanquish and Most Wanted Continue Cinderella Run
The #7 and #8 seeded teams have proved that they belong in this tournament, as both Noble.Vanquish and Most Wanted punched their ticket to Championship Sunday.
Noble.Vanquish advanced to the Winners Bracket final with a stunning win over Denial eSports. After dropping the initial Domination, Noble.Vanquish reeled off three straight wins to take the series.
Most Wanted meanwhile made a Losers Bracket run through the last two champions. After taking out the UMG Nashville winners FaZe in a 3-1 series, Most Wanted swept the UMG Dallas winners Denial eSports 3-0.
OpTic Gaming Get Revenge
OpTic Gaming kept their championship hopes alive on Saturday and managed to slay some demons from tournaments past along the way.
First up was Rise Nation, who beat OpTic Gaming twice at UMG Dallas. OpTic Gaming would show no weakness today however, sweeping the #2 seeded team 3-0 to eliminate them from the competition.
Then came their sister team OpTic Nation, who eliminated OpTic Gaming at UMG Dallas in a 3-0 sweep. The tables were turned this time around though, as OpTic Gaming would deliver a 3-0 sweep of their own to knock OpTic Nation out of the Season 3 Playoffs.
EnVyUs Steady into Winners Final
In a tournament that has seen upset after upset, the one team performing as expected has been the top seeded EnVyUs squad. With their sweep of OpTic Nation on Saturday, they find themselves one series win away from the Grand Finals. Standing in their way? The ultimate underdogs, Noble.Vanquish.
Four teams remain in the tournament: EnVyUs, OpTic Gaming, Noble.Vanquish, and Most Wanted. Which one will come out on top to claim the $30,000 top prize? Catch Championship Sunday of the Season 3 Playoffs live at MLG.tv at 12pm EDT!
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