The third A1 Adria League CS:GO round began and we finally saw the first team qualify for the playoffs. Shock Bomb qualified after a stunning win against the Kosovar team Blink.
After a surprising loss against Shock Bomb, lvlUP were paired against eSportsKosova. eSportsKosova had a dominant start on Dust2. They managed to win seven rounds before lvlUP started coming back in the game. The result was soon 9-9 and Aleksa “Impulse” Stankić led his team to a 16-11 victory with a 4k and a clutch in the final round.
The BO3 headed into Vertigo where the Kosovar team once again had a solid start. The half ended pretty evenly with an 8-7 lead for lvlUP and it was time for us to see eSportsKosova’s CT side. Unfortunately, the Kosovar team disappointed and managed to secure only two rounds in the second half. lvlUP closed out the game with a 16-9 result and secured their second victory in the League.
Shock Bomb once again matched against one of the favorites in the League. This time, their opponents were Blink who finished the last season in second place. Just like the first BO3 of the day, this match started out on Dust2. The game was pretty close, with both of the teams taking the lead at times. In the end, the game went to double overtime and Blink came out as the winners.
Ivan “pTKKK” Popov and his team were 0-1 down so it was time for another comeback. An 11-4 half for the Serbian squad promised a quick map, but Blink quickly came back to 11-11. However, the Season 5 runner-ups couldn’t win any more rounds and lost the map 11-16. Just like every BO3 ever, the decider map in this match was Inferno. Shock Bomb had a 7-0 lead before Blink responded. This time, the map ended quickly. A 12-3 half for Shock Bomb perfectly described Shock Bomb’s dominance with the team ending the map with a 16-11 victory.
Shock Bomb have become the first team to qualify for the A1 Adria League S6 playoffs. These are the current standings: