theScore esports Daily (Sept.10): The Immortals DreamHack forfeit controversy and NA and EU Regional Qualifier results

by Colin McNeil Sep 10 2017
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NA and EU Regional Qualifiers

Let’s get it started with League of Legends. The EU Regional Qualifiers are done and dusted and Fnatic will be going Worlds as the third seed from Europe. They swept H2K in a convincing 3-0.

As of deadline Cloud9 and CLG are still in the midst of their best-of-five series to decide who goes through for NA.

ELEAGUE results

Last night’s ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier saw G2 Esports get a little revenge on Natus Vincere, 2-0’ing them after first dropping their best-of-one against Na’Vi on Friday. G2 join FaZe Clan as the winners of Group A.

ESG Mykonos results

Over to Mykonos, your ESG Tour champions are mousesports.

After a grueling back and forth best-of-five that would make a seesaw jealous, mouz finally won it out on Nuke and are going home with € 100,000. ropz and company took Cobblestone with a clean 16-8 scoreline. Then it was Liquid dominating Inferno 16-5. mouz shot back on Train 16-9, and yes, you guessed it, Liquid won out on Mirage to force map five.

On the loser’s side, SK Gaming recovered a little of their pride, taking third place over, who they beat 2-1. Though it’ll like be a cold comfort for the favourites to win this tournament.

DreamHack Montreal controversy

On to DreamHack Montreal, North are your CS:GO champions. They took out Immortals in a best-of-three Grand Final that lasted a single map, Cobble, with North’s beastly T side carrying them to a 16-9 victory.

Yes, North got a win by default on the first map, without ever playing it. According to DreamHack’s CS:GO director Marc "NixOn" Winther, Immortals “did not show up in time for the start of the grand final and as a result have forfeited the first map.”

DreamHack later released a statement about the incident, saying "the team was informed that the grand final would be scheduled to start one hour after the second semi final had concluded, as a part of the accelerated scheduled [sic] which the entire tournament has been running on communicated to all attending teams ahead of time."

With a Grand Finals start time set for 3:30 pm, "Immortals were not ready by 3:45PM and as a result forfeited the first map against North."

theScore esports is looking into the story and will have more for you when further information becomes available.

Colin McNeil is a supervising editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.