We will not be seeing Lupus and Banished Esports anymore this season as they were eliminated in today’s lower bracket matches.
Two matches were played simultaneously in the lower bracket of this season’s playoffs. As it ended after only two games, Fantastic Esports and Banished Esports concluded their match first. It was Fantastic that came out as the winners and eliminated Banished from the eighth season. A bit after them, the second lower bracket Round 1 match also came to an end. This time, the team that saved itself from elimination was Vinland Esports, while their opponents, Lupus, had to say their goodbyes to the A1 Adria League.
In the meantime, the upper bracket semifinals were also underway. The two teams that qualified for the league together in Qualifier #2, Harmony and 49% winrate, clashed spears in the first of two semifinal matches that took place today. Harmony managed to defeat 49% winrate in the third game of the BO3 match and became the first upper bracket finalist of this playoffs stage. The final match of the day saw Metamoon defeat Clouded Leopards and secure a match versus Harmony in the upper bracket finals.