Beastcoast vs XSET: A match famous for the wrong reasons.
XSET grabbed their first win of stage 2, be it one in overtime but as we will see later, this became a trend on the playday. This match was a round-for-round brawl between the two sides. Whenever a team won a round or even a few rounds in a row, the other came right back with wins of their own. Overall, the match was considered below average and not up to a Tier 1 tournament mark. The match ended Beastcoast 7-8 XSET. This match caused a stir on Twitter as some Siege fans and players thought Michael “Kixstar” Stockley’s casting was unprofessional in the way he described the plays he strongly felt were not the best options available.
SSG have found their footing in this competition and haven’t lost a game in regular time yet. Their only loss came in overtime to DarkZero on playday 2. SSG are strong favourites for the top spot halfway into stage 2. As for Oxygen Esports, there’s nothing much to say for them in this match. SSG has dropped only 16 rounds in 5 games, 8 of them coming in their match against DZ.
DarkZero Esports vs Soniqs: Another OT win for DZ.
The match between DarkZero and Soniqs took place on Consulate and was a back and forth tie between the two teams with DarkZero coming out on top at the end of 14 rounds, making this their 4th overtime win and their 4th win overall in stage 2. Panbazou and Ecl9pse put on a show for the viewers with their fragging prowess and took their team to victory. DarkZero needs to work on holding leads and advantages because the 1 point that is lost due to an OT point could be the one point that differentiates the top 4 from the bottom 4.
TSM vs Mirage: A huge upset.
Coastline played host to one of the biggest upsets of the NAL with Mirage overcoming TSM. TSM, who had only lost 3 rounds up until this point, was the favourites to win this tie but Mirage’s onslaught, led by Qrtz and Nyx proved too much to handle for the North American giants. Beualo was excellently held back and got a K-D of 8-11. This win will be a huge morale boost for the Mirage Esports squad and has come at a crucial point in the stage.
Hotancold grabs MVP.
R6 NAL Stage 2 Playday 5 had a lot of close games, SSG’s Hotancold was MVP of the day as he continued to perform consistently for SSG. He has the best entry record (16-5) in the NAL stage 2 so far.
R6 NAL Stage 2: As it Stands
TSM’s loss to Mirage caused them to slip into second place with SSG grabbing the top spot but TSM do have a game in hand. Halfway into stage 2, the NAL has started to heat up and will only get better in the upcoming weeks.