After we saw the first team eliminated from ESL One Germany 2020 yesterday, another would exit the event today as HellRaisers and Tempo Esports opened the days play.
ESL One Germany’s first elimination occurred yesterday after EXTREMUM were the first team to lose three series during the modified Swiss-format round robin group stage. Today, another team would exit the tournament as HellRaisers and Tempo Esports went head-to-head, with both teams currently sitting on two losses and a third being the final seal in their tournament lives.
Having played with four different stand-ins so far, HR decided to change things up again for their series today, utilizing Rinat “KingR” Abdullin, the player who last played with the squad during OMEGA League: Europe Divine Division. However, thanks to an unkillable and unstoppable Phantom Assassin from Alexander “Nix” Levin – which went 18-0-6. HR managed to roll over their opponents in game one and take the series lead.
But, even after that defeat, Tempo were able to completely stomp their way through game two, only dropping six kills over the 23-minutes which it took for things to end and the series to be tied. With that, much like yesterdays series, it would be down to one final game to determine the next eliminated team. Even after the extremely demoralizing loss in game two and another stand-in, HR were more than equal to the task as they pummeled Tempo into the ground and out of the tournament.
With the 2-1 win, HR keep their tournament hopes alive for now, until their round four matchup, in which they will require a victory to remain in ESL One Germany 2020. For Tempo Esports, unfortunately they will be the second team eliminated after losing three series.