The third day of the group stage kicked off with a grand surprise; Crvena Zvezda managed to come back from a huge gold deficit, to hand out SK Gaming Prime their first loss of the tourney. Zvezda couldn't translate the momentum into the decider match versus MAD Lions and with that loss, they're eliminated from the tournament, while the Lions managed to crawl their way back to the last spot that leads to the knockout stage. Devils.one, with a win over Diabolus, had a shot at the first place. Unfortunately for them, they fell short, losing to SK Gaming Prime, who, with the win, secured the spot at the main event. The match-up had major consequences since the loser had „the luxury“ of facing MAD Lions, who are probably the strongest 5th seed we'll ever see in the play-ins. Misfits Premier were on point in the final day, defeating NYYRIKKI White, who were left winless, and Diabolus, in a fight for 3rd place.
In the knockout stage, Misfits Premier confirmed their form, smashing Diabolus 2-0. The first match lasted only 25 minutes. The second one was even shorter, with Misfits needing only 19 minutes to close out the series. The second series of the day offered a lot more in terms of excitement. MAD Lions showcased their stage experience once more, beating devils.one 2-0 in a hard fought battle. The devils missed their chance to level the score, having been up in gold throughout the whole second match. Even the 7.5k gold lead at 20 minutes wasn't enough for them to extend the series.
With the play-ins wrapped up, teams were drawn into their respective groups:
The main event, with €150,000 prize pool, kicks off April 15 at 18:00 CET.