The NVIDIA GeForce Cup has been in full swing over the past few weeks, with multiple teams battling it out for a chance to compete for $20,000 in Malaysia on January 11th, 2020. Reported back on October 15th, we reported that BIG Esports and MC Esports are teaming up to produce an online qualifier to give teams outside of our top division a chance to compete in an international event, which seems to have been a great success thus far.
Tonight the qualifying team will be crowned, as four teams will be battling it out for a chance to be flown over to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, early next year. We will see two semifinal matches be played, with the grand final set to be kicked off around 9:00pm (AEDT).
Hot favourites to make it to the grand final are Ground Zero and Genuine Gaming, but all will be determined later tonight as they will all battle it out in a best of three; which will ultimately determine who will play who for a spot at the GeForce Cup in Malaysia.
MadLikeWizards had a monstrous quarter final match against VITAL, taking them down in some dominating scorelines; 16-4 on their first map and an even cleaner scoreline of 16-1 on the second map. Despite their strong scorelines in last weeks match, they will need to bring their a-game against Ground Zero tonight if they wish to make it to the grand final.
Ground Zero had some tight sets in their quarter final match, taking on a formidable Bizarre Gaming lineup. Bizarre put up a strong fight throughout both maps, although ultimately they weren’t able to close out either map. Ground Zero took the first map 16-11 and only just snuck away with the second, 16-14.
Genuine Gaming also had a tight set against their quarter final opponents, SpinachFarmers, but were also able to secure the series without dropping a map. With MC Esports securing their match last week against a much stronger opponent, PC419, in back to back 16-8 scorelines, Genuine Gaming will have to really bring it tonight if they want to progress further in the competition.
Both Genuine Gaming and Ground Zero have just returned from their time at the Zowie eXTREMESLAND Asia Finals held in Shanghai, China, and both will be hoping to qualify for another event to top their years off on a high note.
Tonight's broadcast of the matches is set to kick off at 6:00 (AEDT), with the grand final estimated to be live around 9:00pm (AEDT). If you wish to watch the matches, be sure to tune into the broadcast over on Twitch. (bracket)
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