To lose in the last BO1 match, SGB will have to beat MAD in a BO5 match to retain the opportunity to advance to the Group Stage of Worlds 2022.
After the first phase of the Play-In Round ended, with the top 1 position in Groups A and B, both Fnatic and DRX were able to advance directly to the Group Stage of Worlds 2022.
As for the top 2-4 teams in each group will continue to compete in the knockout round. The schedule and draw are as follows:
Schedule for the 2022 World Championships Kick-off Round on October 4
Date & Time Team 1 Match Team 2 Results 04/10 1h00 VKD SGB – MAD knockout round 10 4pm 6h00 VKD LLL – DFM knockout
Different from the 3h00 time frame like the past competition days, the knockout round of the Worlds Play-In Round will begin at 1:00 with the opening match of SGB vs MAD.
According to the competition format, the top 2 team in this group will face the winner of the top 3-4 head-to-head pair in the remaining group, all matches are BO5. Therefore, to be able to enter the Group Stage of Worlds 2022, the representative of VCS – Saigon Buffalo must defeat both MAD Lions and Evil Geniuses.
In the last confrontation at this year’s Worlds Play-In Round, SGB played fairly against MAD and had a moment to take the lead. But at important moments, the VCS representative had a lot of error handling, leading to an unfortunate defeat against the LEC representative. To be able to win tomorrow’s match, SGB will have to “correct mistakes” and play at a much higher level.
In the second match, LLL will have to face DFM to retain the chance to continue at Worlds 2022. In the last encounter, LLL defeated DFM with an overwhelming result, even many members of LLL Both have towering KDAs. However, when entering a BO5 match, DFM can still create surprises against LLL.
See also: The latest schedule of the 2022 World Championships Kick-off Round today