The second match of the first game day of the regional qualification at The International 2022 in Western Europe has ended. The Nigma Galaxy team sensationally lost to the Goonsquad team with a score of 1:2.
KuroKy and the team lost the first map, after which they were able to level the position in the series. On the decisive map, the eminent team made a lot of mistakes, which led to the fact that s4 and their teammates made a comeback.
Nigma Galaxy spent the final part of the DPC season in the second division, where they outplayed all rivals, which allowed them to return to the big leagues. But the favorites don't always beat the underdogs.
Nigma Galaxy falls into the lower bracket and loses the right to make a mistake. The next opponent for the European club will be the Greek team Brame. The experienced goonsquad line-up advances to the upper bracket semi-finals. They will play against Team Liquid, who previously defeated DGG Esports.
Recall that The International 2022: Western Europe Qualifier takes place from September 13 to 17 of this year in an online format. The top 12 Western European teams that did not qualify for the World Championship based on DPC points are fighting for the only slot in the main stage of The International 2022. The 2nd and 3rd place finishers will travel to Singapore to compete in the Last Chance Qualifier.