Team Liquid and Team Spirit will come face to face during the 5th round of the IEM Rio Major 2022 group stage at Legends Stage. Who will take the third victory and advance to the playoffs?
Only in the match of the first round with MOUZ, the guys from Team Liquid failed, losing 2-16 at Inferno, and then they gradually began to gain momentum. In the second and third rounds, they achieved victories, alternately beating Sprout (16-5 on Inferno) and Natus Vincere (16-14 on Ancient), and in the fourth round they lost 1-2 to Heroic, but they could well have closed the meeting in their favor. We lost 8-16 on Vertigo, then took revenge on Mirage (16-5), and lost 4-11 on Overpass in the first half, playing for the attack, but got off to a great start in the second, equalizing the score, after which we began to make a lot of mistakes, losing in five rounds in a row (11-16).
In the last round Team Spirit won its second victory in the group stage of the Legends stage, thanks to which it remained in the fight for the trophy. With a score of 2-0, the Dragons beat opponents from Sprout, taking Nuke with a score of 16-9 and Vertigo with a score of 16-8. Before that, there were two defeats in a row - 13:16 from FURIA (Mirage) and 14:16 from Outsiders (Dust 2), and a victory over Bad News Eagles with a result of 16:8 on the Ancient map in the first round.
Team Liquid is far from ideal, but at the expense of a higher class, it should close Team Spirit and enter the playoffs.