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Day 2 of PGL Major Antwerp 2022 concluded as the first teams were eliminated as others advanced to the Legends stage. Renegades and 9z Team have been knocked out of the major with 0-3 records. Meanwhile, Team Vitality and G2 Esports are heading to the Legends stage with flawless 3-0 records.
The result means Renegades and 9z become the first teams to be eliminated. Vitality and G2 get to sit pretty and wait for the start of the PGL Major Antwerp Legends stage on Thursday.
In the lower matches of the Swiss bracket, 9z went head-to-head with Team Liquid. The North American roster toppled the Argentinians in a dominant 2-0. Liquid will now have to play against fellow NA team, Complexity Gaming, to keep their major hopes alive.
Renegades lost to the other Asia-Pacific team at PGL Major Antwerp, IHC Esports. The Australian team were also unable to net themselves a map win in Antwerp.
The upper side of the Swiss bracket was much more competitive. Earlier in Day 2, Team Vitality scraped together a 2-1 win over a dangerous-looking forZe. Andrey “Jerry” Mekhryakov will have another chance to lead the Russian team to Legends qualification on Day 4.
Likewise, G2 Esports were able to notch a narrow victory over ENCE in 2-1 fashion. G2 have high expectations coming into PGL Major Antwerp, while ENCE are also riding a wave of momentum that has propelled them to the no. 3 spot in the HLTV world rankings. Most take it as a given that ENCE will find their way into the Legends stage sooner or later.
Coby Zucker is Upcomer's resident CS:GO writer. He's also played League of Legends at the collegiate level and is a frequent visitor in TFT Challenger Elo. He's a firm believer that Toronto should be the next big esports hub city.