Astralis will play with Eternal Fire in the second round of the IEM Road to Rio 2022 Europe RMR A. Who will suffer a second defeat?
The Danish team failed the ESL Pro League Season 16, losing three out of five matches in the group stage, and did not reach the playoffs, after which they received a little more than two weeks to prepare for the qualifying stage for the Major. It's hard to say what the guys from Astralis would have shown in the first match against Ninjas in Pyjamas if they had approached him with the main squad, but the fact remains that K0nfig skips the qualification, MistR from the academy plays instead, and in the first round he and his teammates lose to NiP 12-16 at Nyuk.
The Turkish team has a busy autumn. She did not have time to fly out of the ESL Pro League Season 16, losing in three out of five matches in the group stage, as the very next day she entered the fight for entry into the main draw of the TWR Eastern European Masters Fall 2022, where she was already successful, taking first place. The Turks hoped to extend the positive streak and achieve victory in the first round of the IEM Road to Rio 2022 Europe RMR A, but it did not work out - a 14:16 defeat by Bad News Eagles on Dust 2.
Astralis continues to slip, but even in a disassembled state, it must cope with the tenacious, but still less skilled five from Eternal Fire.